This unique tour for 2018, includes a guided tour of Layer Marney, a 3-course festive lunch and live musical entertainment.
Sunday We depart and travel to the university city of Cambridge. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings and explore the quaint passages set around the historic market place. We depart later this afternoon for the journey to Colchester and the Holiday Inn. This evening enjoy a three course evening meal.
Monday We depart after breakfast and travel to Layer Marney Tower, England’s Tallest Tudor Gate House. Our visit will begin with a guided tour of the Palace and Tower, where you will learn all about the fantastic house, which is rich in history. After your tour, you will sit down and enjoy a festive, three-course lunch in the beautiful Long Gallery with views over the gardens and beyond to the Blackwater estuary. After lunch, make your way to the church where you can relax and watch an abridged version of Charles Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol’, narrated live and accompanied by professional singers. After the concert, you will be able to walk through the house to the Corsellis Room in a different part of the tower where mulled wine and mince pies will be served. We depart Layer Marney at 5pm and make our journey home.
The Holiday Inn Colchester is located in a quiet village setting 3 miles from Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities at the Spirit Health Club include an indoor swimming pool. NO LIFT.
Limited ground floor bedrooms.