Christmas in Stratford and the Severn Valley Railway

Join us this Christmas on a short break to Stratford-upon-Avon, staying at the lovely Crowne Plaza. This hotel is ideally located just a short distance from the train station, and with stylish rooms, excellent leisure facilities, and a riverside restaurant with beautiful views, you’re in the perfect place for festive celebrations. From here, we take in the unique sights, rich history and fascinating culture of this medieval Shakespearean town on a walking tour with a Blue Badge Guide. We also visit Warwick Castle and its stunning grounds and gardens, enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, and round our break off with a memorable journey along the Severn Valley Railway.

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 3 evening meals, a traditional Christmas lunch and a light supper
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager


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Make your own way to our hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, where you’ll meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

This morning, we include a walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon in the company of a local Blue Badge Guide. We will explore this medieval market town steeped in culture and history, with the influence of William Shakespeare all around. Born here in 1564 in a half-timbered house on Henley Street, the town is the birthplace of the playwright.

After the tour, there is time to explore further before we board the coach and head to Warwick Castle for an afternoon visit. The castle was developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068, which went on to be transformed from a fortress to a stately home. It now has over 1,000 years of history to immerse yourself in. Inside, you can explore the Great Hall and state rooms, and outside there is 64 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, including the Peacock Garden with its sculptured topiary and manicured hedges. Why not also take the time to visit one of the cafés on site?

Our coach returns us back to the hotel where we enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Warwick Castle

Merry Christmas! Today is yours to soak up the atmosphere and festivities in the hotel. At lunchtime, you’ll be served a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.

The afternoon is at your leisure; you can relax in the hotel or walk off your Christmas Lunch along the River Avon. This evening, a light meal is served in the hotel’s restaurant.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Light Supper

Today, we travel by coach to Bridgnorth, where we board the Severn Valley railway and enjoy a return journey by steam. The 16-mile route follows the winding path of the River Severn, so sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning river views as the train travels across the 200-metre Victoria Bridge. Alighting at Kidderminster station, we will enjoy an included light lunch and refreshments. We board the train for the return journey to Bridgnorth, where our coach meets us and takes us back to the hotel for our evening meal.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Severn Valley Railway

After breakfast, say goodbye to our Shakespearean setting and make your own way home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast


Please note: We cannot guarantee that all rail journeys will be steam hauled. The running order of the itinerary will be confirmed in your final travel documents. 


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Crowne Plaza Stratford-upon-Avon

Crowne Plaza Stratford-upon-Avon


You will stay for 4 nights on an half-board basis at the 4-star Crowne Plaza in Stratford-Upon-Avon. 

Crowne Plaza Stratford-upon-Avon

Crowne Plaza Stratford-upon-Avon

The 4-star Crowne Plaza hotel is located in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, near the birthplace of William Shakespeare and close to the train station. The tastefully decorated, modern rooms feature all the facilities you would expect, including a TV, telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, safe, fridge, iron and air conditioning. The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi and boasts a stylish Riverside Restaurant and Terrace Bar & Lounge with lovely views – perfect for relaxing and enjoying a drink after a busy day of exploring. You can also take advantage of the hotel’s indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna, returning return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated (extra charges may apply, please pay locally).

Location: Bridgefoot, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6YR

Hotel Facilities

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  • 4 Star
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • Sauna or Steam Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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Single Room Supplement from £280.00


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