A tour to celebrate Christmas 2017 centred on the lovely Malvern Hills. The Malvern Hills, described as a mountain range in miniature, are a range of hills in the counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and a small area of northern Gloucestershire, dominating the surrounding countryside and the towns and villages of the district of Malvern. The highest summit of the hills affords a panorama of the Severn valley with the hills of Herefordshire and the Welsh mountains, parts of thirteen counties, the Bristol Channel, and the cathedrals of Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford. We are based in Malvern itself home of the famed pure spring water, an ideal place to see in the New Year.
Situated at the foot of the Malvern Hills, in the town of Malvern, the setting for The Abbey Hotel is one of the most perfect in the country. With sensational views of the scenic Vale of Evesham and the beautiful Malvern Hills, the hotel offers a tranquil haven in which to relax during this tour. The en-suite bedrooms feature satellite TV, ironing center, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant overlooks the adjoining Benedictine Priory and is complemented by the relaxing lounge bar and courtyard café. A lift serves all floors.
Saturday From your front door to the waiting coach then on through the heart of England via pretty Banbury and the scenic Vale of Evesham, where we make a stop for refreshments, then on through delightful Pershore to reach the Abbey Hotel late afternoon. Enjoy a cocktail reception before dinner and afterwards test your knowledge against the Quiz Master.
Sunday – Christmas Eve This morning we have a pleasant drive along the Malvern Hills to Hereford, with its magnificent Cathedral. We have time to meander around the city with its interesting alleyways and side streets to explore before returning to the hotel for buffet lunch. This afternoon we have a game of Bingo with our hosts. Tonight we have dinner accompanied with music from our Harpist. For those attending the Midnight Service in Malvern Priory, cheese and a warming port will await your return.
Monday – Christmas Day Merry Christmas to all! Enjoy your Champagne breakfast – with a visit from Santa – and have a relaxing morning and open your presents. Take a stroll and explore Malvern before Christmas Lunch is served. Listen to the Queen and enjoy tea and cake. Later you get another chance to outwit the Quiz Master. Dinner tonight is buffet style and afterwards watch a movie.
Tuesday – Boxing Day A circular drive this morning takes in Tewkesbury, Evesham, Pershore and Worcester before we arrive back at the hotel for carvery lunch. This afternoon we’re off to the pantomime for a performance of Cinderella at the theatre in Malvern. Dinner tonight is followed by an evening of live musical entertainment to round off the day.
Wednesday Homeward bound this morning travelling by way of Tewkesbury and Stratfordupon- Avon, where we make a stop for refreshments. Stratford, as well as being the home of William Shakespeare, is worthy of a visit in its own right with colourful gardens and pleasant riverside walks. Late afternoon we return to our home area and waiting taxis.
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