Thursford Spectacular – Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

A 2-night, 3-day tour – Sunday 26th to Tuesday 28th November 2023

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market • Historic Holt • Thursford Spectacular • City of Ely

This now traditional and annual visit to Norfolk includes visits to the award winning Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre, the City of Ely and of course Thursford - home to the famous Christmas Spectacular.

SUNDAY: A breakfast time departure with a comfort stop en-route, then an extended lunch stop at Bury St Edmunds. The award winning Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre is now in its twentieth year and gets bigger and better every time. With over 300 stalls situated all around the historic Georgian town centre it has the perfect mix of old and new. The Fayre has something for everyone and includes a cookery theatre and food area in the cathedral grounds, a fun fair on Angel Hill and in the Abbey Gardens and much, much more. Christmas is a magical time here! Surrounded by countryside with 1,000 years of history, Bury St Edmunds – the home of Saint Edmund, the original patron Saint of England – offers visitors award-winning restaurants and fantastic shopping. Visit the magnificent St Edmundsbury Cathedral and stand among the ruins of the Abbey of St Edmund in the stunning Abbey Gardens, once the most famous and wealthy pilgrimage location in England. On then to our hotel to relax before evening dinner is served.


MONDAY: After an enjoyable breakfast, we enjoy our traditional coffee stop at Holt with its fine 18th century Georgian buildings which make the town one of the most attractive in north Norfolk. The town is home to many art galleries, antique and book shops and places to eat located along the high street and tucked away in hidden, charming courtyards and alleyways. On to Thursford with time to enjoy lunch of your choice and the pre-show gift shops. Next, sit back and enjoy the Thursford Christmas Spectacular which is the biggest Christmas show of its kind in Europe! Set in the magical surroundings of a lavishly decorated auditorium with thousands of twinkling lights, festive decorations, mechanical organs and fairground carousels, this celebration of the festive

season delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, dazzling costumes, music, humour and variety from a cast of over 120 professional singers, dancers and musicians. Featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year – round favourites, with famous chart toppers being performed alongside traditional carols, this is a veritable treat for the senses! Back on the coach – enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate before evening dinner is served back at our hotel.

TUESDAY: After breakfast, our homeward journey includes a coffee stop at La Hogue Farm with its interesting Christmas Barn. Then we continue to the city of St Albans for a spot of Christmas shopping or just enjoy the sites including the cathedral. After our exciting show stopper weekend, we’ll arrive in the local area during late afternoon.

The Hotel: 

The 3-star Mercure Norwich Hotel is our ideal base and is superbly located near Norwich. All bedrooms offer supremely comfortable beds, HD TVs, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathrooms, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Relax in the comfort of the Bar and Brasserie whilst sampling mouth-watering dishes created with fresh produce in the restaurant offering such a choice of menu options.

What’s Included:

All coach travel and visits as listed, a free newspaper on day of departure, porterage, 2 nights 3 course evening dinner, tea/coffee, bed and full English breakfast, top price ticket for the Thursford Spectacular, visits to Holt and Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre, complimentary on-board hot drinks, a Travel & Information Pack and the services of a Tour Director throughout.

Tour Price: £384.00 – Single supplement £50.00

Holiday Insurance is not included but is recommended. Financial Security is guaranteed by the Travallen Travel E.C.D. Trust Account with Barclays Bank PLC RESERVATION HOTLINE – 01252 877103 or 07850 504914