Christmas in Oxford

From £889
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
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From £889
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Tour Overview

​Celebrate Christmas in Oxford 'the city of dreaming spires'. Discover its beautiful buildings and historic landmarks, enjoy a traditional Christmas Day lunch and spend Boxing Day exploring Burford and Blenheim Palace, a spectacular stately home set in acres of landscaped grounds.

  • Festive
  • Short Break
  • Half Board
  • All Highlights Included

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 9 included meals: 4 breakfasts, traditional Christmas Day lunch with half a bottle of wine per person, 4 dinners with a glass of wine, welcome Afternoon Tea & pre-dinner cocktail
  • Other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Discover Oxford's many treasures with a guide
  • Sip a glass of prosecco as you enjoy a riverboat cruise along the Thames on Christmas Eve
  • Explore the village of Burford & Blenheim Palace​

Itinerary

Day 1 Oxford

Head to the historic city of Oxford and check into your hotel. Meet your holiday companions over afternoon tea and perhaps head out and explore your surroundings if you wish. This evening we'll get together for a pre-dinner cocktail and after our meal there will be a Christmas-themed quiz.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Christmas Eve, Oxford

Today we will get to know Oxford a little better when a Guide takes us on a tour of the 'city of dreaming spires'. We'll explore on foot, admiring historic landmarks and the beautiful university buildings and grounds. Later this afternoon you'll hop aboard a riverboat for a prosecco reception upon the Thames. Back at the hotel, we'll have some time to relax and later we'll get together for a glass of mulled wine, carol singing and dinner.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Christmas Day, Oxford

It's Christmas Day, so enjoy some time to relax before we sit down to a traditional festive lunch with all the trimmings. Afterwards you might want to enjoy a drink in the bar or head out for a stroll with your holiday companions. If you've room for a sweet treat, tea and Christmas cake will be served mid-afternoon whilst you enjoy the Queen's speech. We'll continue our celebrations this evening when we gather for a light buffet supper.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 4 Boxing Day, Burford & Blenheim Palace

After breakfast, we head to the picturesque village of Burford, often described as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'. You'll have free time to admire its medieval bridge and handsome Tudor and Georgian frontages, and can enjoy a spot of lunch here if you wish.
Next we're going to Blenheim Palace, an impressive country house situated on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Woodstock. A fine example of Baroque architecture, it is the home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. You are free to go inside the palace and explore the state rooms at leisure, and outside there are more than 2,000 acres of landscaped parkland and formal gardens to discover.
At Christmas, Blenheim Palace is transformed into an even more magical place where fairy-tale meets fantasy.  Each year a story is exquisitely brought to life, with each room decorated to depict a different scene.
This evening we'll gather at the hotel and enjoy dinner together.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Oxford

After breakfast this morning, it's time to bid farewell to your companions and make your own way home. Perhaps take time to explore more of Oxford before you head off.​​

Meals included: B

Additional Information

​Superior​ Rooms are available at a supplment for the duration of your stay.  Please speak to a Holiday Advisor for details.​

Accommodation

Jurys Inn Oxford Hotel

A contemporary hotel situated just two miles from the city centre. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge and health and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, air conditioning and tea and coffee-making facilities.

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