Est. 1985
Request Brochures Brochures

Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Southport and Merseyside

Turkey and Tinsel in Southport

  • Merseyside Maritime Museum ©National Museums Liverpool

    Culture Tall Ships 2018 Merseyside Maritime Museum ©National Museums Liverpool
  • Samlesbury Hall

    Samlesbury Hall
5 day tour
From £125 per person - minimum 20 passengers

On this bargain Turkey and Tinsel break the fires will be roaring in the lounge as Christmas comes early to the Prince of Wales hotel in Southport. Each night there is dinner followed by nightly in-house entertainment* and a ‘2-4-1’ Bar between 6pm and 9pm each evening on selected drinks. Also included is time in Southport, trips to Liverpool, Crosby beach, and The Courtyard at Tarleton, and a guided tour of Samlesbury Hall.


December 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to hotel – Christmas Eve

Travel to Southport. A warm cosy fire and welcoming tea, coffee and mince pies await you on arrival to this traditional hotel. The Prince of Wales is positioned pride of place on Lord Street. In the evening enjoy a 3 course dinner with tea and coffee, followed by in-house entertainment.

Day 2

Liverpool – Christmas Day

After a leisurely breakfast we head into Liverpool for a full day to explore this remarkable city. Albert Dock is part of Liverpool’s UNESCO designated World Heritage Site and home to attractions including Merseyside Maritime Museum and Tate Liverpool. Tonight we put on our Christmas hats and enjoy a Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings. Followed by in-house entertainment.

Day 3

Samlesbury Hall and Tarleton  – Boxing Day

After breakfast travel to Samlesbury Hall near Preston which was built in 1325. Janey, the resident ‘witch’, will tell us of the halls fascinating history including Tudor priest holes, a Victorian Kitchen, and spooky tales of the Pendle Witches. In the afternoon we call in to The Courtyard, a fantastic and deceptively large factory retail outlet and cafe situated in the beautiful West Lancashire village of Tarleton. Back at the hotel enjoy the cosy fire before Chef’s buffet dinner, followed by entertainment.

Day 4

‘Iron Men’ and Southport – New Year’s Eve Party

After breakfast we travel to Crosby beach to see Anthony Gormley’s world famous ‘Another Place’, 100 iron men sculptures that face towards the sea. We then return to Southport to explore Lord Street, a Victorian canopied boulevard with a charming, unique style all of its own. Call into The Atkinson Gallery and Museum to view the exhibitions.  If it is not too cold take a stroll along the UK’s second longest pier with a traditional penny arcade at the end. Return to the hotel for a Hogmany buffet dinner with tea and coffee, followed by light evening entertainment.

Day 5

Return home

After a leisurely English breakfast start your journey home.

Suggested Hotel – Inspected by Greatdays staff 

Prince of Wales Hotel, Britannia

This centrally located, traditional Victorian hotel has 154 en-suite bedrooms. There is a small lift to all floors. Coaches can drop off outside the hotel and coach parking is available locally (charges apply). This Britannia hotel is popular with groups, with basic decor, good value drink offers, and entertainment each evening.

Dates  5 days /4 nights
December 2022 From £125.00 per person
December 2023  Prices on request

Other Dates in November & December 2021 are available on a request basis.

*Entertainment program is to be confirmed closer to arrival and may be subject to change.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

Send an Enquiry

Greatdays Wholesale

Greatdays offer a trade only booking service for coach and tour operators or professional group travel organisers and we can provide single or multiple elements of a holiday.

Read more


Greatdays Holidays

Greatdays are able to offer a complete tailor-made booking service for group travel organisers with the help of one of our friendly consultants to assist you through the booking process.

Read more