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Christmas in South West Wales

Christmas in South West Wales

Our base for this NEW Christmas holiday is the pleasant market town of Carmarthen. Enjoy a delightful combination of traditional entertainment and spectacular scenery.


Holiday highlights


• Hotel with Seasonal Entertainment • Traditional Christmas Lunch • The Gower, Mumbles and Tenby


We depart and make our to Wales arriving late afternoon at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel where a welcoming cream tea awaits. Enjoy fizzy cocktails and canapés with your fellow guests followed by dinner. Entertainment is provided each evening during your stay.

Christmas Eve

After breakfast we enjoy a ride out to the Gower Peninsular - the scenery is beautiful whatever time of year. We then visit Mumbles on Swansea Bay before we have time in Swansea itself for last
minute shopping. This evening after dinner we have Christmas carols by the piano. For those wishing to attend Midnight Mass St Peter’s Church is just a short walk away and well worth a visit.

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! Join Father Christmas for coffee and unwrap your presents around the tree. Lunch on this day is always special, with traditional roast turkey and all the seasonal trimmings. Afterwards spend a relaxing afternoon around the hotel, with board games available and tea and cake after the King’s speech. Tonight, we have an informal buffet dinner followed by a film.

Boxing Day

We visit Saundersfoot and the ancient walled town of Tenby, one of South Wales’ best-known resorts. Explore the town, with its many little side streets or take a stroll to the harbour. We return to the hotel for lunch. After dinner we have our final night of entertainment.


After breakfast we depart for home.



The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel is within walking distance of Carmarthen town centre and was once a favourite retreat for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. Sympathetically modernised, the hotel retains its old-world charm blended with modern day facilities, and all bedrooms en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.


The hotel has a lift.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Bath Bath
Odd Down Park and Ride Coach Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road East Anchor Road Opposite @Bristol- We The Curious
Eastbound Bus Stop
Bristol Bedminster ASDA Bedminster Bus Shelter - East Street
In front of ASDA Store
Bristol Downend Bristol Downend
Lloyds Bank
Bristol Filton Bristol Filton
The Air balloon Pub
Bristol Fishponds Fishponds - Fishponds Road,
Bus Stop Outside Lodge House, BS16 3HZ
Bristol Kingswood Kingswood - High Street Bus Stop
Opposite the Civic Centre, BS15 9TR
Bristol Knowle Knowle
Broadwalk Shopping Centre
Bristol Redfield Redfield - Bus Stop outside Aldi
Church Road
Bristol Westbury-on-Trym Westbury-on-Trym Library
Bottom Falcondale Rd.
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
Outside Rivo Lounge or Megabet.
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Miles Morgan Travel Agency, Triangle Bus Stop
Exeter Exeter - Paris St Bus Station
Lower Part of Station
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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