Oxford & Cambridge 5 Days - Aubrey Park
Stevenage is a bustling New Town, constructed after WW2 to house those Londoners whose neighbourhoods had been damaged by German bombing. Indeed, it was the first such town to be given the go-ahead in 1946.
Stevenage’s history during the Second World war is even more intriguing. The Special Operations Executive was headquartered at Aston House, where they developed spying and sabotage techniques to be used in Occupied Europe.
As a New Town, Stevenage was planned with a traffic-free town centre where, to this day, all of the major facilities and amenities are located. There are several theatres and a leisure centre as well as all the usual High Street shopping brands.
In the heart of Stevenage you will also find the Fairlands: 120 acres of parkland with a sailing lake and a variety of leisure facilities.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - Oxford Guided Tour
Our guide (included in tour cost) shows us Oxford's pedestianised centre, pointing out places of interest and their history. /nFollowing the tour we have some free time to visit points of interst such as the Ashmolean Museum, Bridge of Sighs, or Bodleian Library. /nOxford's youthful population has given rise to a preponderance of independent boutique shops. The 7-day covered market is also worth a visit./n
Day 3 - Full Day - Cambridge
Cambridge sits on the River Cam and is famous for it's University, which was founded in 1209./nToday we take a guided tour of the city (included in the cost)./nSince its opening in 1846, Cambridge University Botanic Garden has been an inspiration for gardeners and refreshing oasis for visitors (entry fees apply)./n
Day 4 - St Albans Half Day
The city’s colourful history can be seen in the Roman remains and the beautiful medieval architecture./nSt. Alban’s has many delightful buildings and is often used for filming (including Inspector Morse and Foyle’s War)./nThe Cathedral dominates the city's skyline from every approach. It is best known for the shrine of St Alban, Britain’s first Christian Saint./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
AUBREY PARK HOTEL