Departs: 12th October 2018 | 3 Days
Swindon & Steam
Tour Price: £211.00 per person
Your Holiday Centre
Swindon is a small market town, used mainly for barter trade until the mid 1800s. The original settlement is now known as Old Town. Take time to wander through its quiet courtyards and alleyways or enjoy a vibrant mix of traditional shops and pubs alongside modern outlets and stylish cafes and bars.
With the arrival of the Great Western Railway in 1840 a whole new town was created. Today this is the town centre. The centre is fully pedestrianised and offers both indoor and outdoor shopping experience. Whether you prefer to hit the Old Town or the modern town - there are plenty of restaurants to choose from with a large array of cuisines.
There are lots of things to see and do in Swindon including Lydiard House and Park or shopping at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet. You can also discover the history of the Great Western Railway at Steam Museum, learn about the history of various gadgets at the museum of Computing or visit nearby farm park Roves Farm or the butterfly world and craft village at Studley Grange.
- All coach travel
- 2 nights half board
- Entrance to Steam Museum
- Glass of wine with dinner 1st night
- 10% off voucher at McArthur Glen
- Services of driver/guide
- Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
- Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
- Itinerary could be subject to change.
- Price Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £40.00
Pipers Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 1SH.
Tel: 01793 512121
The Swindon Marriott Hotel gives a modern style and a welcoming ambiance. They offer a spacious retreat on the outskirts of the city centre's historic Old Town, with award-winning service.
The rooms include sophisticated decor, plush bedding and flat-screen TVs and high-speed internet, including free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, shower/bath combination, hair dryer, safe, iron/ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities, bottle of water (free).
The on-site leisure club is one of the largest in Swindon, with an indoor pool, a gym, a tennis court and more. The Cast Iron Bar & Grill Restaurant serves fresh global fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
You will love the hotels location, which offers a quiet sanctuary, yet is just moments away from the city centre.
Day 1: Depart Local Area
After boarding your luxury coach, your holiday has now started. We start our journey by travelling South West with a stop at Evesham Country Park for lunch. Continuing your journey through beautiful countryside, to the town of Swindon and the Marriott Hotel, where you shall spend the next 2 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast. On arrival you will have porterage, and whilst they take your luggage to your rooms, you can enjoy that welcome tea or coffee.
Day 2: Steam Museum & Tour of the Marlborough Downs
This morning after breakfast you will have a visit to the Steam museum. Explore the rich history of the Great Western Railway and hear about the extraordinary things achieved by ordinary men and women during the Railway Revolution. There will also be time if you wish to shop at McArthur Glen to use your voucher. This afternoon you will be taken on a ride around Marlborough Downs with a stop at Avebury, before returning to your hotel.
Day 5: Depart for Home
After a hearty breakfast and cases have been loaded onto the coach. It is time to say farewell to your hosts at the Marriott Hotel. Returning home via Stratford on Avon, the home and birth place of William Shakespeare. You will arrive in your local area, late afternoon.
Your driver/guide will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.