The City Of Dreaming Spires

This perfect packaged tour features the impressive French Renaissance château-inspired Waddesdon Manor and a guided tour of magnificent Bodleian Library in the historic university city of Oxford - 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 1 hour guided tour of breathtaking Bodleian Library, where we will see the Divinity School, Convocation House, Chancellor’s Court and Duke Humphrey’s Library. In the afternoon, we spend time at leisure exploring Oxford’s history, famous people and old traditions. Attractions include
beautiful Christ Church College (entrance to colleges is subject to availability) where many distinguished people have studied. More recently it has become famous for its connection to Harry Potter, where many scenes were shot.

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. Waddesdon was created to impress and it certainly does! We have free time for lunch before exploring the extensive grounds including the
Rococo style Aviary, formal gardens and flamboyant array of statues and fountains.

Day 4 Departure
We make our way home today.

Holiday Inn High Wycombe

High Wycombe
The modern Holiday Inn is located on the outskirts of High Wycomb, just off the M40, and has easy links to the M25 and M4 motorways, making it an ideal base for touring. Refurbished in 2017, there are 112 well decorated bedrooms spread over two floors and whilst the hotel does not have a lift, there are 58 ground floor rooms. There is a bright, modern restaurant and open plan spacious bar area. • Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Holiday Inn High Wycombe

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
3 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £160pp
May & Sept 2019 Twin from £167pp
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £174pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £50
Selected Dates Only. Excludes Chelsea Flower Show weekend.

• Porterage
• Small glass of wine or half pint with dinner on 1st night
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• 1 hour guided tour of Bodleian Library
• Entrance to Waddesdon Manor
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Prices starting from...

£160 for 4 days

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