Dons, Barons & Kings


Our tour features a guided walking tour around the famous historic streets of Oxford* and a visit to the impressive French Renaissance château-inspired Waddesdon Manor*, where we enjoy a guided tour and lunch, and time in the Royal town of Windsor - join us to learn more!

*Our itinerary takes a short detour off the route for our day trips to Oxford and Waddesdon

Click Here to watch the History of Waddesdon Manor

This holiday journeys through the Great West Way® a touring route between London and Bristol, where you'll find a mesmerising mix of picture postcard villages, rolling hills and historic sites. Why not consider joining it up with other attractions on and off the route nearby - call your Account Manager to see what we can tailor make for you.

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Oxford
This morning we visit Oxford with its dreaming spires. We enjoy a 2 hour guided walking tour of the city and learn more about its history and most famous landmarks. In the afternoon, we explore the city at leisure. Attractions include Christ Church College (entrance to colleges is subject to availability) where many distinguished people have studied. More recently the colleges have become famous for their connection to the Harry Potter films.

Day 3 Waddesdon Manor
Today we visit Waddesdon Manor, built by Baron de Rothschild in 1874 to house his
collection of fine art and provide a hospitable environment for his many friends! The manor house is built in the style of a French Renaissance château and has extensive grounds featuring a Rococo style aviary and formal gardens. We take a 45 minute guided garden tour taking in the highlights of Waddesdon Manor Garden and also enjoy a 2 course lunch. There is also the option to have a guided cellar tour exploring the Rothchilds’ wine vaults.

Day 4 Henley-on-Thames & River Cruise
This morning, we head for Henley-on-Thames where we have free time at leisure to explore this famous waterside market town. Attractions include the award-winning River & Rowing Museum which explores the River Thames, the sport of rowing and the town of Henley. In the afternoon, we make our way to the Royal town of Windsor, where we have free time to explore. Why not visit Windsor Castle or enjoy a short river cruise?

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Holiday Inn Maidenhead

Windsor, Berkshire
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The Holiday Inn Maidenhead-Windsor is situated in a quiet location on the outskirts of Maidenhead with excellent motorway access for touring and visiting Windsor. The hotel has 197 bedrooms located over three floors. Each of the comfortable bedrooms is equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a modern restaurant and large open-plan bar with plenty of seating for groups. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, steam room and spa bath.

Holiday Inn Maidenhead

Windsor, Berkshire
4 Nights Half Board

Single from £320pp
Selected Dates Only
Based on Thursday arrivals

• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• 2 hour guided walking tour of Oxford
• Waddesdon Manor with guided garden tour & 2 course lunch
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Prices starting from...

£320 for 5 days

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Features of this tour

This holidays features part of the Great West Way®
Click Here to watch the History of Waddesdon Manor