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Our Oxford tour features a guided walking tour around its famous historic streets and a visit to the impressive French Renaissance château-inspired Waddesdon Manor, where we enjoy a guided tour and lunch, and a Thames River cruise - join us to learn more!
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Oxford
This morning we visit the unique, historic university city of Oxford with its honey-gold buildings, dreaming spires and riverside setting. We enjoy a 2 hour guided walking tour of the city to learn more about its history and most famous landmarks. In the afternoon, we spend time exploring the city at leisure. Attractions include beautiful 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 remarkable collection of fine art and provide a (very) hospitable environment for his many friends! The stunning manor house is built in the style of a French Renaissance château, inspired by those in the Loire valley, and has extensive grounds featuring a Rococo style aviary, formal gardens and a flamboyant array of statues and fountains. Waddesdon was created to impress and it certainly does! We take a 45 minute guided tour taking in the highlights of the garden and also enjoy a lovely 2 course lunch. There is also the option to have a guided cellar tour which explores the Rothchilds' extensive 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, home to delightful independent shops, great pubs and cafés. 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 back to our hotel from where we take a short stroll to Caversham pier, situated just outside, where we embark on a 30 minute circular cruise of the River Thames.

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

Crowne Plaza Reading

Reading, Berkshire
AAA+ New to Albatross River Views
Positioned on the outskirts of Reading next to the River Thames, the Crowne Plaza Reading enjoys a lovely riverside location. All 122 bedrooms are modern and comfortable with all equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is an open plan restaurant and bar which are both modern, bright and airy and an outside terrace which overlooks the Thames. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath and gym.

Crowne Plaza Reading

Reading, Berkshire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £299pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £70
Selected Dates Only
Based on Thursday arrivals

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• 2 hour guided walking tour of Oxford
• Guided garden tour of Waddesdon Manor
• 2 course lunch Waddesdon Manor
• River Thames 30 minute circular cruise
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£299 for 5 days

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