4* Oxford Belfry Christmas
Set in 17 acres of stunning gardens and grounds, The Oxford Belfry is a four star hotel in Oxfordshire – with a spa, pool and health club. A perfect setting for your Christmas break!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast and dinner
- Christmas day lunch
- 2 lunches & one Gala dinner.
- Use of hotels leisure facilities
- entertainment plus much more
- Visit to Oxford
- Optional visit & guided tour of Blenheim Palace
Day 1. After joining your holiday coach, a lunch time break in Oxford for sightseeing and refreshments. Arrive at the Oxford Belfry late afternoon, in good time to freshen up before your pre-dinner reception hosted by the management team at 5.30. Following this enjoy the St. Mary's church choir as they sing some traditional Christmas carols in the bar before dinner in the Orangery, with entertainment after.
Days 2 - 4. At leisure in the hotel with an optional excursion.
Blenheim Palace -Boxing Day - Cinderella - A Festive Fairy-Tale Experience
Entry to the Palace, Park & Gardens and coach transfer.
Blenheim Palace -Boxing Day
A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace provides an awe-inspiring experience for visitors. Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a long and diverse history. Enter the Palace and explore the gilded State Rooms and priceless collections set against striking stonework, and experience the beauty and magnificence of this Grade I listed building. Blenheim Palace was built as a gift to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, from Queen Anne and a grateful nation in thanks for his victory at the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704.
Today, the Palace is home to one of the most important and extensive collections in Europe, which includes portraits, furniture, sculpture and tapestries. Amongst the many treasures to be found in the State Rooms are the famous Marlborough Tapestries ( the 'Victories Series') in the Green Writing Room and the First, Second and Third State Rooms. Be sure not to miss the magnificent Long Library with its walls lined by more than 10,000 books, many of them hundreds of years old and of great historic significance. The picture-perfect British stately home of Blenheim Palace sits among more than 2000 acres of extraordinary landscaped Parkland and Formal Gardens. The inspired work of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown has created a lasting legacy in the Park at Blenheim Palace. The visionary master landscaper constructed the Great Lake and planted thousands of trees in his ten-year tenure here, engineering a landscape that appears natural but is actually 'contrived to pleasing effect'.
Entry to the Palace, Park & Gardens. .Cinderella - A Festive Fairy-Tale Experience is the theme this year.
Concessions £26 Adults £28 price includes a times entrance ticket and return coach travel. Pleaase note - there are no guided tours in ths festive period.
PLEASE ADVISE IF YOU WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THIS EXCURSION.
Returning to the hotel for lunch in the Orangery. Cream tea included this afternoon. Dinner and entertainment later.
Day 3. Christmas Day: Breakfast, morning coffee and mince pies and win a bottle of wine by guessing the correct weight of the Christmas cake! There will be a sherry reception at 12.00
Before your traditional Christmas lunch.
A selection of board games, table tennis or pool table will help burn some calories off before relaxing to hear the Queen's speech. Tea/coffee and cake will be served in the afternoon.
Your evening is a relaxed affair in the form of a light buffet followed by entertainment.
Day 4. Join the group for the optional excursion to Blenheim Palace return for a buffet lunch at 1pm. Tea/coffee and mince pies in the afternoon before the three course Gala dinner and entertainment.
Day 5. Happy memories of an excellent Christmas break as you head to interchange and onward to your home towns.Back to top