The pretty landscapes of the Essex-Sussex border and the historic city of Colchester provide the perfect haven for a relaxing and scenic holiday over the festive period. Sit back, relax and enjoy our festive programme as we discover the countryside that inspired great artists and its unique North Sea coastline.

The four star Best Western Marks Tey Hotel stands on the outskirts of Colchester and offers an excellent standard of accommodation. Hotel facilities include leisure club with indoor pool.


Sunday We leave home and travel to Colchester enjoying a lunch break on the way. Dinner is followed by musical entertainment.

Monday – Christmas Eve: We begin with a drive to Constable Country and the villages of Dedham and East Bergholt, before meandering along the smugglers coast to Clacton-on-Sea. Here we take a break and have time for lunch. We enjoy a glass of mulled wine before getting ready for dinner. Later there are carols by candlelight. For those wishing to attend Midnight Mass details of local church services will be available in the hotel. 

Tuesday – Christmas Day: Merry Christmas! Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and open your presents. Take a swim or a stroll to work up an appetite for a traditional Christmas lunch then later we gather round for the Queens speech. Dinner tonight is buffet style followed by in-house entertainment.

Wednesday – Boxing Day: This morning we make the short journey to Colchester, Britains oldest recorded town. An ideal way to take in the historic delights is to follow the self-guided walking tour of the central key historical buildings and monuments. We return to the hotel for a light lunch, with a live solo singer to entertain us, and then have a relaxing afternoon before dinner and a final night of entertainment.

Thursday After breakfast we leave the Marks Tey Hotel and make the journey back to Cornwall.


Single rooms available at a supplement of £50 per person

Home pick up £12 per person

£75 non-refundable deposit

Hotel programme subject to change by hotel

Balance due 7 weeks prior to travel

Tour subject to loading

Total Price Includes:

Executive coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

4 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Nightly entertainment

Christmas gift

Lunch on 2 days

Pre dinner glass of mulled wine

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Sunday 23rd to

Thursday 27th December 2018

5 Day Tour


For more details

please phone

01209 717152