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Thursford Christmas Spectacular
2 days - by Coach

Price from £159.95 per person*
Departures from 26th Nov 2017 to 10th Dec 2017

Single person supplement : £30.00 per person

Thursford review

"Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the Thursford trip. Both the show and surroundings were spectacular, the hotel was excellent and the city trip allowed us time to do some Christmas shopping. Our thanks also goes to our driver who really looked after us."

P Handford, Oldham

"Just returned from trip to Thursford, excellent 2 days, very well organised, good hotel in a lovely position well-appointed good food and attentive staff. "

R Pratt, Yeadon

It's a tiny rural village surrounded by open fields, miles from any major town, motorway or even a railway station. Its nearest neighbours, a mile along the single carriageway road, are the villages of Great and Little Snoring. Its chief claim to fame is a fine collection of traction engines and antique Wurlitzers. Aside from that, you would imagine, nothing ever happens in Thursford, Norfolk.

But you'd be wrong.

Once a year, for 40 days, people pour in from all corners of the country at the rate of 50 coaches a day, and all because Thursford is putting on its local Christmas show.

This isn't one of those knock–kneed am–dram panto productions with colliding dancers and bad singing. To call it a 'phenomenon' would be an understatement. Tickets sell out months in advance. TV celebrities turn up in secret. Prince William's been four times.

From just an organist and eight dancers in an old farm shed, it has grown since 1977 to become the biggest Christmas show in the UK, possibly in Europe, with a cast of over a hundred, an audience of over a hundred thousand, and a budget of millions.

This year, they have the biggest show ever, and you can be there with this Omega break departing on selected dates through November and December, with included travel, accommodation, breakfast... and traction engines.

This tour is organised and operated by Omega Holidays plc ABTA V4782 ATOL 6081

  • Return coach travel from your chosen local departure point
  • Overnight stay at the 3 star Dragonfly Hotel, King's Lynn with full English breakfast
  • Ticket for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2017 in the evening
  • Free time in King's Lynn
  • Visit to Cambridge
  • Services of an Omega coach driver / tour representative
  • VAT at 20%

* Based on two people sharing a room. A room for single person occupancy is offered, subject to availability, at a supplement of £30pp for the break.

Day 1 From a morning pick–up in your local area we travel by coach to King's Lynn for some free time to explore before continuing on to the hotel where there will be time to check in and freshen up. We set off again at around 5pm for Thursford and a chance to find a nice spot for dinner before the commencement of the evening Spectacular. After the show we'll return by coach to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 After a full English breakfast we'll take the coach to Cambridge, famous for its colleges, and especially King's College Chapel with the world's largest fan vault and a priceless Rubens over the altar. You'll have around 4 hours to spend exploring the city, so you might find time for the Fitzwilliam Museum, which holds collections of art and antiquities, and Kettle's Yard, a major centre for 20th century and contemporary art, with sculpture trail walks and galleries. Then again you could just take a walk and enjoy the scenery from one of the riverside pubs and restaurants along The Backs, otherwise known as the Cam, otherwise known as the Granta. We'll rejoin the coach for home in the mid–afternoon.

Here are some example hotels or similar ones that we use for this break, actual availability may change with the travel date you choose.

Some hotels have an additional supplement per person, as shown below. Supplements are stated for the break (not per night)

Dragonfly Hotel, King's Lynn
Close to the coast and the city centre, with lovely rooms and free Wi-Fi...


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