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We include interesting visits to the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, magnificent Highclere Castle, better known as ‘Downton Abbey’, and the Rural Life Centre, where you can explore an array of remarkable exhibits. Combined with accommodation at the Norton Park Hotel, this will be a holiday to remember!

Your Holiday Package Includes:                              

4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast                            

Luxury coach travel                             

Services of experienced tour driver

EXCURSIONS – entry to Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, Highclere Castle and Rural Life Centre

Your Holiday Accommodation:

The **** NORTON PARK HOTEL is a former 16th century manor house, set in 54 acres of countryside near Winchester, that has been sympathetically restored to provide luxury accommodation.   All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, complimentary toiletries, safe and Wi-Fi. There is a bar & lounge and the stylish restaurant offers a varied menu. There is a health club and spa with pool, steam room, sauna, gym and beauty treatments.  There is a lift.

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Itineraries

Thursday

Date : August 11, 2022

Travel to Sutton Scotney

We travel south to Sutton Scotney near Winchester for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Norton Park Hotel.

Friday

Date : August 12, 2022

Newbury & Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery

A visit to the historic market town of Newbury with its attractive square and pretty canal-side walks. Later we continue to the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery. Situated within the heritage site of Laverstoke Mill, we discover the process of transforming botanicals into this popular drink and will enjoy a tasting. Please note this is a working distillery and high heels or open toed shoes/sandals are not permitted.

Saturday

Date : August 13, 2022

Highclere Castle

The magnificent Highclere Castle is our destination today. Better known as ‘Downton Abbey’ from the TV series and film, you will have the opportunity to explore the breath-taking state rooms and attractive gardens, including the secret and white gardens. Also explore the Egyptian Exhibition which celebrates the fascinating archaeological discoveries of Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter.

Sunday

Date : August 14, 2022

Rural Life Centre & Winchester

We head to the Rural Life Centre, an open-air museum featuring exhibits and buildings from farming and village life dating back 250 years. Later we travel to Winchester, the final resting place of Jane Austen, before returning to the hotel.

Monday

Date : August 15, 2022

Return home

We travel home arriving early evening.

Supplements

Single supplement – £120.00

Deposit

£30.00 per person

Coach Seating Plan