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Winchester & Gin: Chin Chin

Winchester & Gin: Chin Chin

Pair historic Winchester with a cocktail mixology masterclass for a real win-win.

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The beautiful city of Winchester is a fabulous base for this exciting new tour, with plenty of history to soak up combined with quirky shops and trendy food and drink shops to explore. The real Highlight of this tour is an interactive gin cocktail masterclass at the brilliant Bombay Sapphire Distillery – home of the famous gin and its distinctive blue bottles. Learn hot to rustle up tempting gin cocktails while sipping the good stuff along the way – it’s the perfect weekend tonic!


At a Glance

Weekend city break.

Free time in Winchester and Windsor

Cocktail mixology masterclass

Sample gin cocktails at Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Day 1

Join the coach at your designated pick-up location and we travel to Hampshire stopping in Windsor for a few hours to stretch your legs and explore the royal town. Perhaps take a short cruise on the Thames or get a bite to eat in one of the many cafes and restaurants. We then continue to our hotel for dinner.


Day 2

We start our day in the historic city of Winchester with some free time to explore our fabulous base for this holiday. Perhaps visit the striking Winchester Cathedral - one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Other highlights of the city include Winchester Castle's Great Hall which houses a museum of Winchester's history. Or visit the ruins of Wolvesey Castle, also known as the Old Bishop's Palace; Winchester College, the oldest public school in the UK still using its original buildings; and the restored Winchester City Water Mill on the River Itchen. With a good dose of Winchester's history under our belts, it's time to let our hair down with an interactive session on cocktail culture at the fabulous Bombay Sapphire Distillery, located on the site of an historic paper mill in the glorious Hampshire countryside. Home to the world-famous Bombay Sapphire gin, we discover the history and production process of this distinctive tipple. Our Gin Cocktail Masterclass begins with a guided Discovery Experience where we explore the distillery and discover the ten exotic botanicals infused into every drop of Bombay Sapphire Gin. Senses awakened; we then enjoy a complimentary cocktail in the Mill Bar before slipping into our mixologist roles. Hosted by Bombay Sapphire's Gin Experts, we learn the tricks of the bar trade on a 1-hour interactive cocktail mixology session, learning how to craft two cocktails and sampling a Leggero Martini for good measure (no doubt with a good measure!). We leave with our newfound skills, ready to whip up delicious cocktails on demand.

B, D

Day 3

After a leisurely breakfast at our hotel we depart for home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Norton Park Hotel – 3*

Norton Park is one of the finest hotels in Hampshire, set withing its own 54 acres of parkland. All 166 bedrooms are elegant and contemporary in style with some rooms being accessed by a covered walkway. The warm and welcoming restaurant is located on the first floor and these is a stylish bar and lounge. The hotel also features an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, along with treatment rooms (bookable at an extra charge in advance).

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 Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Crown Street Layby Ipswich Crown Street Layby
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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