Christmas in Canterbury - Sun 23rd Dec 2018

From GBP £549.00
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Product code: PKXBC8

Surely one of the most special destinations in England at this time of year. Made famous by Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the city has some of the finest medieval architecture in England including the magnificent Cathedral. Towering above the city, Canterbury Cathedral is a World Heritage Site and has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries made famous by Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales featuring pilgrims on their way here in the 14th century. See the spectacular fan vaulting of the Bell Harry Tower and the spot where Thomas Becket was martyred. Many of the historic timber framed buildings have been retained with a web of narrow streets lined with interesting shops, pubs and a host of cafes, restaurants and coffee shops.

We stayed in the 3* Abbots Barton Hotel last Christmas and are looking forward to our return visit. It is superbly located only a 10 minute walk from the centre. Come along and enjoy a full programme of festive food and entertainment this Christmas. No washing up guarantee!


After being collected from your local pick up point (approx 7.30/8.30am) we have comfort stops on route before arriving at the hotel mid-afternoon. Settle in to the hotel with tea and biscuits and  entertainment from the pianist. Before dinner, head for the Westfield Bar for a Mulled Wine.

DAYS 2 to 4
The hotel host a full programme of events including live entertainment, quizzes and competitions during your stay. Your Full Board Christmas includes all meals from dinner on day one plus much more besides including a Champagne Cocktail Reception, Tea & Christmas cake, Mulled wine and mince pies. Christmas Day includes a Bucks Fizz breakfast, a full Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings, The Queens Speech in the Fountain Restaurant Bar with a light finger buffet in the evening. The full itinerary will be available before departure but will allow for free time for you to explore the town.  Your driver will also arrange for an excursion out during your stay – included. 

Please bring a small wrapped present for the Christmas Tree, the presents will be raffled during the holiday. Dress code – Dress to impress for dinner on Christmas Eve and lunch on Christmas Day.

After breakfast we leave the hotel and head home. Comfort stops taken on route before returning to the local area around 3.30/4.30pm.


Meal Plan - Full Board

3* Abbots Barton Hotel

With an excellent location only a 15 minute walk to the Cathedral this 3* hotel is an impressive building built in 1830 with a Victorian Gothic style and lawned gardens. Inside the hotel is decorated in a traditional style with wood features and quality furnishings. With comfortable public areas you can relax in the Westfield Bar and enjoy the view from the adjoining Garden Room and Library. The hotel will be beautifully dressed for Christmas and has a full programme of events to enjoy. The stylish Fountain Restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette for culinary excellence and will serve a range of festive dinners and buffets during our stay. 

All the hotel bedrooms are comfortably furnished with ensuite bathroom and large televisions, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, phone and free WiFi. Lift to all floors. Room upgrades available.