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Get in that festive mood by visiting a glorious historic house dressed for Christmas or festive market. Why choose Johnsons

A Kentish Christmas

Start the day with morning refreshments next door to Charles Dickens’ old house in Higham, before a coach tour, accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, around the area of the little known Hoo Peninsula. See the typical Kentish sweeping chalk downs, vast marshes and estuaries before we head back to Higham for an included roast lunch.

Duration 1 Days

Abbey-cwm-Hir Dressed for Christmas

Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall will be dressed for Christmas and what a spectacular sight to see as it bursts with thousands of collectable items and is brimming with Christmas decorations galore!

Duration 1 Days

Bath Christmas Market

Join us for a magical christmas market experience Bath where you'll find over 200 stalls, the perfect place to find a unique christmas gift.

Duration 1 Days

Blenheim Palace & Light Trail, Oxfordshire

Enjoy Blenheim Palace at Christmas time with the Light Trail included where the parkland will be lit with thousands of festive lights and magical installations.

Duration 1 Days

Bletchley Park - Code Breakers' Station & Lunch

Visit Bletchley Park 'The Enigma Code Breakers Station' with a 1940's Festive Lunch

Duration 1 Days

Blists Hill 'Victorian Christmas,' Shropshire

Join the Christmas celebrations in this recreated Victorian town. A memorable day out with brass bands and carol singers. See Victorian characters as they prepare seasonal decorations and traditional gifts.

Duration 1 Days

Chatsworth House dressed for Christmas

Chatsworth House will be magically transformed during the Christmas season with the lower floors of the house decorated to the theme of “A Land Far Far Away”. The glimmer of candles, the fragrance of decorated trees and the sound of music playing, combine to make a unique experience.

Duration 1 Days

Cheshire Oaks Christmas Shopping

Join from 34 local boarding points across the West Midlands to Cheshire Oaks with Johnsons Coaches

Duration 1 Days

Chester Christmas Market

Located within the heart of the city, by the Town Hall and the cathedral, and all wrapped around the central Christmas tree, this “Old England” themed winter market has over 70 traditional chalets featuring a range of gifts and winter refreshments.

Duration 1 Days

Christmas Music Hall at Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park combines excitement and quality entertainment as you step into the historic Edwardian Pavilion. We include a 2 course festive lunch before enjoying the afternoon show, the Christmas Variety Spectacular a cavalcade of Christmas music, dance and laughter from singers and dancers from the West End.

Duration 1 Days

Downton Abbey 'On location' with Festive Lunch

A day that’s full of festive cheer and will leave you ready to open those advent calendars on the 1st of December. After morning coffee and biscuits in Witney, accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide, we’ll work up an appetite with a gentle walking/coach tour of nearby Downton Abbey locations before heading to a hotel in Burford where you’ll be greeted with a glass of Prosecco before sitting down to a festive Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings.

Duration 1 Days

East Lancashire Railway with Christmas Lunch

The perfect way to celebrate Christmas! Experience a festive meal with all the trimmings as the beautiful winter Lancashire countryside passes you by. Arriving at Bury, there will be time to visit the Bury Transport Museum if you wish, before boarding the train to Rawtenstall.

Duration 1 Days

Gloucester Quays Christmas Market

Gloucester Quays promises all the hustle and bustle of a Dickensian festive feast when the Victorian Christmas Market returns this November. There will be around 250 decorated stalls, nestled around the ice rink, selling everything from fine food and drink, to children’s toys, artisan jewellery, homewares, clothes and accessories, not to mention a host of handmade trinkets perfect for Christmas gift ideas.

Duration 1 Days

Hampton Court Palace Tudor Christmas, Surrey

Enjoy a festive luch at Hampton Court Palace that celebrates the festivities in Tudor style!

Duration 1 Days

Harewood House 'Dressed for Christmas', Leeds

A festive visit to a country house as it opens its doors to invite you into its “Dreams of the 1920’s”. With decorations extending throughout the house and into the surrounding grounds as well as festive themed music, you’ll be able to enjoy a Guided Tour of the house which will include the State Rooms, Below Stairs as well as the Terrace Gallery.

Duration 1 Days

Harrods Christmas Shopping with Afternoon Tea

If you only visit one store in London, make it Harrods. Established in 1834, it is now world famous with its magnificent architecture making it an iconic part of London. It has a reputation for excellence and offers the finest quality merchandise – from specialised tea to designer fashions, spread over 5 floors with over 300 departments including the famous food halls.

Duration 1 Days

John Rutters Christmas Celebrations

Join Johnsons Coaches for a festive treat at the Royal Albert Hall in London with John Rutter Christmas Celebrations

Duration 1 Days

Littlecote House - Festive Lunch at Warners

Join us for a festive lunch on a visit to Littlecote House. Built in the mid-1500’s the Grade I listed Tudor manor is set in 113 acres of landscaped gardens and rolling parklands. Today, under the ownership of Warner’s, it has a story that spans centuries, including playing host to occupying Romans, a Civil War army and was the location of a tryst between King Henry VIII and his third queen to be, Jane Seymour.

Duration 1 Days

London Christmas Lights & Sights Tour

Enjoy the festive lights and iconic sights of our capital from the warmth and comfort of the coach. On arrival, enjoy some free time close to Covent Garden and, of course, the beautiful Somerset House, a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London where you’ll see the ice-skaters and the beautiful tree.

Duration 1 Days

Longleat Festival of Light

Longleat House is set within 900 acres of stunning Capability Brown landscaped parkland, and is one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain. The festival of light is held every year, and features giant Chinese Lanterns hand made out of steel frames which are covered in beautiful silks.

Duration 1 Days

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre, Shropshire

The stunning medieval Ludlow Castle is the location of the Christmas Fayre. With stalls spread throughout the Castle grounds, you’ll find all the exhibitors, dressed in all their finery, ready to help you find the perfect Christmas gift.

Duration 1 Days

National Memorial Arboretum with Festive Lunch

Enjoy beautiful surroundings and Christmas lunch along with musical accompaniment at The National Memorial Arboretum. The UK's year-round Centre of Remembrance is a spiritually uplifting place which honors the fallen, recognizes service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. It is a living and lasting memorial honoring those who have served, and continue to serve, our nation in many different ways.

Duration 1 Days

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Christmas Festival

Be magically transported back in time at the Festival of Christmas and into a bygone era of beautiful snowy streets, colourful characters and toe-tapping entertainment. Now in its 20th year, you’ll find the traditional Christmas market, where you can unearth unique gifts, nestled amongst the Dockyard’s world-class attractions.

Duration 1 Days

Shugborough Hall dressed for Christmas (NT)

Join us for magical day out at Shugborough Hall which will be dressed for Christmas, once described as 'a perfect paradise'.

Duration 1 Days

Spectacular Classics at the Symphony Hall (Coach 1

With indoor fireworks and a spectacular laser show, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is not to be missed at their Classical Spectacular show

Duration 1 Days

Spectacular Classics at the Symphony Hall (Coach 2

With indoor fireworks and a spectacular laser show, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is not to be missed at their Classical Spectacular show

Duration 1 Days

Stonor House 'Dressed for Christmas'

Home to the Stonor family for over 850 years, Stonor Park House is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today – but it’s no museum. As the oldest member of the Stonor family, the house has a thousand stories to tell.

Duration 1 Days

Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Back by popular demand – Get into the Christmas Spirit with the Thursford Christmas Spectacular! This is a fabulous extravaganza of seasonal entertainment. The largest and most popular Christmas show in England with dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, Christmas songs, carols and singing and dancing from the cast of over 100, set in the magical surroundings of the mechanical Organs and fairground Carousels of the Thursford Collection

Duration 1 Days

Tissington Hall - 'Star of Wonder', Derbyshire

'Christmas in Neverland' is set to be one festive day out at Tissington Hall and you'll have a guided tour and a 2 course lunch inlcuded as well!

Duration 1 Days

Waddesdon Manor (NT) Festive Lunch

Enjoy National Trust property, Waddesdon Manor, at the most festive time of year where you'll have time to explore the house and the Christmas Fair outside plus enjoy a 2 course lunch with a glass of wine.

Duration 1 Days

Weston Park Christmas Food & Craft Fayre

Set amongst breath-taking Capability Brown parkland, Weston Park is the former home of the Earl of Bradford. After included tea and biscuits on arrival, you’ll be able to tour the house, on a self-guided basis, to see its significant collections of furniture and many famous paintings as well as over 3,000 books in the Library. From the very unique Gobelin tapestries, specially commissioned for the house, to the stunning Dining Room decorated for Christmas, there’s a lot to see.

Duration 1 Days

Windsor Castle Dressed For Christmas

Enjoy Windsor Castle in all its glory as we visit at the most festive time of year when it will be transformed into a festive splendour!

Duration 1 Days

Wisley Garden RHS Illuminations & Afternoon Tea

Wonder through the Winter Wonderlands of RHS Wisley Gardens with an afternoon tea including mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cake plus time to explore the magical 'Christmas Glow' illluminations

Duration 1 Days

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

With over 200 stalls, the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre is the perfect place to find that unique christmas gift and absorb a the festive atmosphere with stallholders in tradictional costumes.

Duration 1 Days
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