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Canterbury Festive Market & Taste of the Continent

Canterbury Festive Market & Taste of the Continent

‘Step into Christmas’ on this getaway to the south of England with visits to Canterbury and enchanting Bruges!

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‘Step into Christmas’ on this getaway to the south of England with visits to Canterbury and enchanting Bruges! As the days become shorter, these iconic city’s glow and twinkle through the darkness, brining with them magical markets and delicious treats to warm up both hands and hearts. With all of your travel and hotel arrangements taken care of, this great value break has everything you need to make your trip truly unforgettable. 



Return coach travel

1 night bed & breakfast

2 nights half board

Visit to St Albans, McArthurGlen's Ashford Designer Outlet & Canterbury

Full day excursion to Bruges with return Channel crossing


Please note: Itinerary days are subject to change.


Please note: This price does not include our door-to-door, to add this service please tick the option at checkout.


This morning we take you to St Albans for a little bit of free time. This unique English Cathedral city has an interesting history that can be seen by just looking at the Roman remains and beautiful medieval architecture. Later, we continue to our hotel in Kent.


After breakfast we visit McArthurGlen's Ashford Designer Outlet, home to over 90 retailers including Jack Wills, Kurt Geiger, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Ted Baker with up to 60% off the recommended retail price - the perfect place to pick up a stocking filler, or two! Later, we travel to Canterbury for free time, perhaps visit the magnificent Cathedral - Seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the centre point of any visit to Canterbury. The Cathedral dates-back to 597AD and is one of the most visited places in the country. There may also be the opportunity to wander amongst Canterbury's beautiful Christmas Market, selling festive food, drinks, arts, crafts, and gifts in the heart of the history city.


We begin our journey across the Channel to Bruges, the 'Venice of the North' famous for chocolate and lace. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its fairy?tale medieval centre is a harmony of cobbled lanes and dreamy canals, that link market squares lined with soaring towers and historic churches.

Please note: There will be no dinner this evening at the hotel due to a late arrival back from Bruges.


After an enchanting stay we retrace our footsteps home.

Holiday Inn Ashford Central ***, Ashford, Kent



In a 17th-century building, the charming Holiday Inn Ashford Central offers comfortable, colourful, en suite guestrooms that feature satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.


Set in a converted barn, Bybrook Tavern offers light snacks and beverages. The Junction Restaurant features rustic wooden beams, and serves hot breakfast buffets and traditional British meals.


Hotel Facilities

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Wi-Fi

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Name Address Contact Details
Arnold High St Bus Stop Arnold High Street Bus stop,
Outside leisure centre car park, NG5 7EE
Beeston, Lace Road Beeston Lace Road, behind the Cricketers pub
Bulwell Aldi Bus Stop Bulwell, Aldi Bus stop SW12
Sellers Wood drive, NG6 8GE
Chesterfield Bus Station Chesterfield Coach Station,, Beckingham Way
S40 1TH
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AY
Heanor Market Place Heanor Market Place, Wilmott Street Surcharge £10p
(Market Square side) DE75 7EG
Ilkeston, Wharncliffe Rd Ilkeston, Wharncliffe Rd, Surcharge £10pp
Market Place, DE7 5GF
Leicester, St Margarets St Margarets Bus Station, Bus Bay SV, Leicester
Gravel Street, Leicester LE1 3AG
Long Eaton, The Green Long Eaton, The Green
Outside Wilkinsons, NG10 1HQ
Loughborough Amber rooms Loughborough Amber rooms, The Rushes
LE11 5BE
Lutterworth, George St Lutterworth George Street, outside Wycliffe rooms
LE17 4EG
Mansfield Bus Station Mansfield Bus station , Bay A
Quaker Way, Mansfield, NG18 1JJ
Meadowhall Interchange Meadow Hall Interchange, Bay C3
Meadowhall Road, Sheffield, S9 1EP
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE
Ripley, Market Place Ripley, Market Place, Surcharge £10pp
Express Stand DE5 3FJ
Rotherham,Interchange Bay Rotherham £15pp Surcharge , Interchange Bay C1/ C2
Frederick Street, S60 1QB
Sheffield Pond Hill Pond Hill, Opposite Penny Black Public House
S1 2BG
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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