Make your own way to Southampton today and spend the afternoon settling in at your comfortable hotel. This evening you can get to know your travelling companions over dinner.
Day 2 CHRISTMAS EVE New Forest
Today we'll journey into the heart of the beautiful New Forest to visit Beaulieu and its famous National Motor Museum. The former gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House, set in glorious grounds, has been owned by the Montagu family since 1538. You can still see the monastic origins of the building while exploring the treasures inside the house. The motor museum houses a wonderful collection of vehicles, from vintage models to legendary world record-breakers such as Bluebird and the Golden Arrow, and fascinating motoring memorabilia. Later we'll head back to the hotel to enjoy a special dinner with entertainment.
Day 3 CHRISTMAS DAY Southampton
We've left the morning free for you to spend as you wish. A walk around the hotel's grounds will help you to work up an appetite for what is sure to be the highlight of the day, a traditional festive lunch with all the trimmings. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before we get together this evening for dinner.
Day 4 BOXING DAY Midhants Railway
We'll spend today discovering the Mid Hants Railway as we travel back in time and experience the Watercress Line as it would have been during the Second World War. During this event with a 'Christmas Leave' theme, we'll join civilian and military re-enactors as we ride on steam trains, hopping on and off at four different stations to explore. As we go, entertainment will be provided in the form of live music from the 1940s, an ARP display and a number of other treats with a festive theme. Back at the hotel, we'll gather for a final dinner.
Day 5 Southampton
After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel and make your way home.
Just You Tour Manager as your host
4 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners and traditional Christmas Day lunch
Visit Beaulieu House & the National Motor Museum
Experience a Second World War Christmas on the Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line
Mecure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
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