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Oxford & Shakespeare's Stratford

From £1,329
Duration 5 Days
Departures from: Sep 2022 - Sep 2022
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From £1,329
Duration 5 Days
Departures from: Sep 2022 - Sep 2022
Tour Overview

For lovers of history, literature and magnificent historical palaces – this trip has it all! Oxford known as The City of Dreaming Spires is famous the world over for its outstanding University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars. Explore the streets hundreds of scholars have tread over the years. Visits to Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon and the UNESCO World Heritage Blenheim Palace birthplace of Churchill are also included in this short break.

  • Short Break
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Excursions Included
  • Max Group Size 25

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 4 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 8 included meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners including a welcome drink
  • All highlights included
  • Travel in destination by coach; public bus and guided walks
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Guided walk through Oxford and see the famous sights including iconic University buildings
  • High Tea at the Grand Cafe in Oxford
  • Visit Shakespeares Stratford Upon Avon and Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage
  • Visit Shakespeares Birthplace and Visitor Centre
  • Excursion to Blenheim Palace to visit the Palace State Rooms and Gardens
  • Stop in Bladon at St. Martin's Church to see where Sir Winston Churchill is buried

Itinerary

Day 1 Oxford

Make your own way to the Voco Oxford Thames Hotel. In the evening enjoy a Welcome Drink with your travel companions and Tour Manager in the bar area of your hotel before a delicious dinner.  Meals included: D

Day 2 Oxford

After breakfast, we depart on a full day excursion to Oxford. Oxford University, founded in 1214, is the oldest and one of the most well-known universities in Britain. Over 30 individual colleges make up the university that spreads across the city, and each has become affiliated to the central university at different points in time from the 13th century up to the present day. Oxford has numerous tourist attractions including the iconic Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University and the historic Covered Market with its many tourist shops. See the sights on a walking tour with a Blue Badge Guide including familiar sights used as the backdrop to many TV programmes and films, from Inspector Morse to Harry Potter. In your free time consider visiting the first-ever public museum - the Ashmolean where you can discover ancient Greek and Roman statues, Egyptian mummies and Lawrence of Arabia's robes. In the early afternoon enjoy High Tea at the Folly. Return to your hotel in the evening and have a relaxed dinner.


Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon

This morning after a hearty breakfast, indulge your love of theatre and poetry this morning as we travel to romantic Stratford-upon-Avon, made famous by its favourite son, William Shakespeare, whose extraordinary works have been admired by audiences for over 500 years. View Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre for insights into the life of the 'Bard of Avon', before exploring the charming cobblestone streets of his hometown. This evening enjoy dinner with your travel companions at the hotel.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Blenheim Palace and Bladon

This morning after breakfast we will take you to Blenheim Palace for a visit including the Palace and the magnificent Gardens. Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history. Take a tour through the Palace State Rooms. Once you have toured the palace visit the formal gardens and then enjoy one of the many walks on offer. Later stop at St. Martin's Church in Bladon to see where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. Travel back to your hotel and meet with your fellow travel companions for dinner at the hotel.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Oxford

This morning, after a leisurely breakfast, say farewell to your travel companions and Tour Manager as you return home after your short break to Oxford.  Meals included: B

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Voco Oxford Thames hotel

Situated on the banks of the River Thames, enjoy a slice of the Oxfordshire countryside at this lovely hotel. Warm inviting rooms ensure a comfortable stay with tea and coffee making facilities available.

What our customers say

  1. Not a large group

    "This was my first time on a solos holiday and I really enjoyed it - everyone was very welcoming, the tour guide was excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate to book with Just You in the future. Well organised and not a large group" - Mary Copare

  2. Monet gardens was fabulous

    "The trip to Monet gardens was fabulous. The Monet house and gardens really beautiful we could have spent longer there and the sun made it more so. We had excellent lunch and would definitely go back there. The hotel where we stayed was also very good well presented and in a quiet, clean, nice area with local parks and shops in vicinity. Very welcoming.The groups are not too large and everyone is friendly and keen to enjoy the places visited" - Pamela Bulmer

  3. Guide was outstanding

    "Very enjoyable, well organised, comfortable hotel, pleasant coaches and courteous drivers. No delays or problem. Guide was outstanding, definitely enhanced the whole experience" - Sally Baron

  4. Beautiful gardens

    "A glorious tour of beautiful gardens with a great group of like-minded travellers and a wonderful guide" - Anna Evripidou.

  5. First time I travelled alone

    "This was the first time I travelled alone. I had a lovely weekend, good company & places to visit. Good way to travel & meet people" - Jennifer Jones

  6. Confidence building

    "As a first time lone traveller I was very apprehensive but found it a great and confidence building experience. I will do it again!" - Victoria Taylor

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