Christmas in the West Country 2018

Christmas in the West Country 2018

Hotel on the historic Hoe in Plymouth: excursions in both Devon and Cornwall

Sunday 23 December £585

Single Supplement £70


INSURANCE £27.50  inc IPT



4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast. 3 lunches.


Additional snacks and refreshments as provided by the hotel.

Hotel's entertainment programme.



Day 1 Sunday

Travel to Plymouth, arriving late afternoon at the Crowne Plaza. 4 nights stay - dinner, bed and breakfast plus 3 lunches. Before dinner tonight we meet the hotel team for a drinks reception, and afterwards we enjoy entertainment from the resident DJ and music during dinner.


Day 2 Christmas Eve

This morning we cross into Cornwall for a visit to Looe, returning to the hotel in time for lunch. Later, during a leisurely afternoon, tea & mince pies are available. Dinner and entertainment by ‘The Man of Mystery’ this evening. For those wishing to attend Midnight Mass details of church services will be available at hotel reception, with mulled wine on your return.

B, L, D

Day 3 Christmas Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, enter the Chef’s Christmas Cake Competition, and then perhaps a stroll in the city or along the Hoe to work up an appetite for Traditional Christmas Lunch. Listen to the Queen’s Speech and have a relaxing afternoon with a slice of Christmas cake and maybe a few board games. Evening buffet. The evening ends with a table quiz, carols, and a tribute act.

B, L, D

Day 4 Boxing Day

We have a morning excursion along the Tamar Valley to Tavistock and the edge of Dartmoor before returning for lunch. This afternoon is free and pastries and tea are served. Tonight sees our Farewell Gala Dinner and a final night of entertainment from the resident DJ, along with a cabaret artist.

B, L, D

Day 5 Thursday

After breakfast we head for home.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

The City of Plymouth has a great naval history, stretching back to the time of Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada to today’s ultra modern navy dockyards. We feature a 4 star hotel with excellent festive entertainment. In addition there are two half day excursions, one taking us into Cornwall and the other to rugged Dartmoor.



The 4 Star Crowne Plaza Hotel overlooks the famous Hoe and out towards Plymouth Sound. It is a modern, high-rise hotel offering extensive facilities, including leisure club with indoor swimming pool. All bedrooms are en suite, and have satellite television, telephone and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
South Benfleet Tarpots Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch - Swintons Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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