The world-famous Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines will end the year with a military music spectacular featuring festive music, military marches, big band hits and popular showstoppers. We travel to Bournemouth to witness this remarkable event and also have some free time to explore Bournemouth and the gorgeous Christmas Tree Wonderland.
Day 1 Making our way through Hampshire and the New Forest, we have a stop in Lyndhurst where you will be able to get lunch. We continue to our hotel in Bournemouth.
Day 2 Spend your day exploring Bournemouth, visiting the Christmas Market stalls or the beautiful Christmas Tree Wonderland. This free festive trail has a multitude of delightful illuminations through the Lower Gardens. We return to the Suncliff Hotel for an early dinner at 5pm, before travelling the short distance to the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre for our evening of musical military entertainment. The Royal Marines will be showcasing their talents with festive music, military marches and big band hits. In addition, their world-renowned Corps of Drums will demonstrate the precision, accuracy and skill for which they have become famous across the globe. Our seats are in the stalls.
Day 3 After a leisurely breakfast, we depart Bournemouth and travel up to Salisbury, where the historic town centre is crammed with interesting shops and pleasant cafés, excellent for Christmas shopping. We then make our way back to the local area and our taxis.
Our three-star hotel has an enviable position on East Cliff, overlooking Bournemouth Bay with a pleasant restaurant, bar and lounge. Leisure facilities include indoor pool, sauna and gym. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift, but as an historic building, there are some steps throughout.