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Oxford in the Best Manor

Oxford in the Best Manor

Door to Door Service. Discover beautiful Waddesdon Manor and Gardens, Baron de Rothschild's extravagant Renaissance style Manor, home to a collection of fine art and of the finest Victorian Gardens in Britain. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the lovely historic city of Oxford, city of dreaming spires, medieval university buildings and the famous Ashmolean Museum.

Oxford in the Best Manor

Monday 17 October 2022

Single room supplement (limited availability) £Nil

 

Discover beautiful Waddesdon Manor and Gardens, Baron de Rothschild’s extravagant Renaissance style Manor, home to a collection of fine art and of the finest Victorian Gardens in Britain. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the lovely historic city of Oxford, city of dreaming spires, medieval university buildings and the famous Ashmolean Museum. We visit   Broughton Castle; an ironstone manor house standing on an island surrounded by a three-acre moat and complete your tour with a relaxing river cruise from Caversham.

 

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading****

A stylish riverside hotel, 15 minutes’ walk from Reading town centre, the spacious bedrooms have tea/coffee facilities and TV.  Guests have the use of the Revive Health Club and pool. Modern British cuisine is served in the Acqua Restaurant and there is a lobby bar. The hotel has a lift.

 

Price includes

Door to door pick up service

Elite coach travel

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Entrance to Waddesdon Manor House and Gardens, 2 course light lunch

2 Hour walking tour of Oxford

Entrance to Broughton Castle

60-minute round river trip from Caversham

Visit to Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

5 days/4 nights

Day 1

The holiday starts with a pickup from home by one of the vehicles from our Door-to-Door service and this will bring you through to our coach. We make our way to Stratford-upon-Avon where we'll stop for a break before continuing to the hotel, aiming to arrive late afternoon.

Day 2

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 chateau, inspired by those in the Loire Valley, and has extensive grounds featuring a Rococo style Aviary, formal gardens and flamboyant array of statues and fountains. Waddesdon was created to impress, and it certainly does! After visiting the house, a light 2 course lunch is included.

Day 3

This morning we visit the historic city of Oxford with its honey-gold buildings, dreaming spires and riverside setting. We enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of the city and learn more about its history and famous landmarks. The afternoon is free for you to explore at your leisure.

Day 4

Today we head to Broughton Castle, a moated and fortified manor house near Banbury in North Oxfordshire. Set in parkland, the house was built in 1306 and the gatehouse in the early 15th century but most of what you see today dates from the 1550s. After our visit we head south to Caversham on the River Thanes from where we take a relaxing 60-minute river cruise.

Day 5

Time to head home today and we'll make a stop at the popular Dobbies Garden Centre at Atherstone before continuing our journey to meet the Door-to-Door vehicles who will be waiting to take you home.

 

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading****

A stylish riverside hotel, 15 minutes’ walk from Reading town centre, the spacious bedrooms have tea/coffee facilities and TV.  Guests have the use of the Revive Health Club and pool. Modern British cuisine is served in the Acqua Restaurant and there is a lobby bar. The hotel has a lift.

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