Winchester Christmas Market Break
- Winchester Christmas Market
- A ride on the Watercress Line Steam Train
- Time to spend in Alton
- 4 Days from £350pp
Available from Saturday 1 December to Thursday 20 December 2018
Visiting Winchester in the run-up to Christmas will certainly get you in the festive mood. Hampshire’s county town is a wonderful place to visit at this time of year and its crowning glory is the colourful Christmas Markets that surround its majestic Cathedral. A wonderful opportunity to buy some interesting gifts and enjoy festive food and drink. An added bonus is the chance to ride the nearby Watercress Line and see the scenic local countryside.
Day 1 – Arrive Winchester
Arrive by train to Winchester for a 3 night stay at the Winchester Royal Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2 – Explore Wonderful Winchester
Explore and enjoy the Christmas Markets of Winchester, known as England’s ‘Christmas Capital’. The market stalls are inspired by the traditional German Christmas Markets and you will find wooden chalets and a purpose built ice rink situated within the unique location of the Cathedral’s historic Close.
Day 3 – Watercress Line
Catch an early morning train from Winchester, changing trains at Woking, before arriving at Alton to board the Watercress Line steam train. Sit back and enjoy a one hour journey through the Hampshire countryside whilst being served some festive white wine and mince pies. There will be time to explore the market town of Alton and visit the ‘Curtis Museum’ to learn about the local history, or the nearby village of Chawton, the home of Jane Austen and the ‘Jane Austen’s House Museum’. Return to Winchester via rail from Alton, changing trains at Woking.
Day 4 – Homeward Bound
Check out of your hotel before making your way home.
Winchester Royal Hotel, Winchester
Please note - hotels can be subject to change
- 3 nights’ accommodation in a 4 star hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
- All rail travel to and from Winchester in standard class
- Ticket for the Watercress Line Steam Train, ‘Santa Special’
Price per person
From £350 per person sharing
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