Bath, Oxford & Cheltenham Weekend Explorer
BU3CAHJoin us on this great weekend getaway that takes you on a journey through some of England's most captivating destinations at a fabulous price!
Our adventure commences in the elegant town of Cheltenham on Friday, a place renowned for its regal architecture and serene green spaces. Here, you'll have the opportunity to stroll through the beautifully landscaped parks, take in the stunning Regency-era buildings, and perhaps indulge in some retail therapy at its charming boutiques.
On Saturday, our exploration continues as we arrive in the historic city of Oxford, home to the world-famous University of Oxford. The city's rich academic heritage is intertwined with its picturesque streets, where you can discover hidden courtyards, visit iconic colleges, and explore the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest and most magnificent in Europe. Maybe stop in somewhere for a bite to eat, a pint or a tea in one of Oxford's famous tea rooms.
Finally, we'll conclude our journey in the captivating historic city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in history and culture, known for its Roman heritage, natural hot springs and iconic Georgian architecture, exemplified by the iconic Royal Crescent.
Our comfortable 4* hotel in Swindon offers a relaxing base with included dinner each evening.
Join us for a fun weekend getaway filled with unique atmospheres, historical significance, and timeless beauty.
An ideal choice for:
* Couples, family and friends looking for a great bargain trip that that won't break the bank
* Anyone who fancies a quick weekend away to three iconic locations
* Culture vultures that like to do their own thing but don't want the hassle of driving or organising things themselves
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 1Join your comfortable coach this morning and head for Cheltenham, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds, offering a compact yet enchanting slice of quintessential England, from its elegant Regency architecture to its renowned spas, lush parks, and bustling high street.
Later this afternoon rejoin your coach as you head for your comfortable hotel in Swindon to relax and enjoy the included dinner.
Day 2After a hearty breakfast, we travel to the 'city of dreaming spires' named for the beautiful university buildings that dominate the Oxford skyline. This stunning city is yours to explore at leisure. Whether you are a history buff and disappear into the amazing Ashmolean Museum (England's oldest and a day out in itself), follow in the footsteps of Alice in Wonderland or Harry Potter at Christchurch College, take a gentle punt along the river, explore the Castle or have lunch in the jail, an amazing experience awaits. You may just want to sample the great shopping and eating opportunities this world famous city has to offer, before rejoining your coach later to head back to our hotel for dinner.
Day 3After a filling breakfast, leave your hotel this morning and head for another inspirational city in beautiful Bath. Whether you choose to get lost in Austen, sample a Sally Lunn Bunn (the recipe hasn't changed since 1680), take afternoon tea and the waters in the elegant Pump Room, see the Roman Baths or take your own modern day rooftop bath in the modern thermal waters (bring your costume - we so recommend it) the city has this and so much more in the most lovely mellow stone walled streets that are a delight to wander. Time really does stand still here. Rejoin your coach this afternoon and relax as you head homewards with amazing memories and no doubt a little shopping!
CheltenhamINCLUDED Visitor DestinationA wonderful mix of the traditional and the new, Cheltenham nestles against The Cotswolds as the perfect place to unwind and refresh your mind, body and soul. With an abundance of independent and much loved High Street shops and incredible dining experiences from street food to Michelin starred fine dining this is a town for browsing - and sampling! As you would expect from the UK’s most complete Regency town, Cheltenham is brimming with history. As you stroll along the promenade, it’s easy to see why it became the hip 18th century hang out for holidaying Brits, after the enterprising Henry Skillicorne unearthed its health-giving spa waters – even gaining the Royal Seal Of Approval after the visit of the then-reigning monarch, George III. A visit here will make it clear why the town was voted Best Place to Live in the South West in 2020 by The Sunday Times.
For more information on what to see and do in Cheltenham, please click here (opens in a new window)
OxfordINCLUDED Visitor Destination
Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th Century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. Take time to discover the history and heritage of Oxford, home to 1,500 listed buildings from every major period of British architectural history from the 11th Century onwards. The centre looks like an enchanted fairy-tale city – making Oxford is a firm favourite of filmmakers from all over the world, from Harry Potter to Inspector Morse along with having inspired countless famous writers over the centuries. Oxford is flat and compact, with many of its major attractions, including the University of Oxford and its 38 colleges, Bodleian Library, the museums, and Oxford Castle Unlocked right in the centre – perfect to explore on foot.
For more information on what to see and do in Oxford, please click here (opens in a new window)
BathINCLUDED Visitor Destination
Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in. The compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain. Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries, while admiring Bath's stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture that is straight from a Jane Austen novel. For a special treat enjoy the grandeur of the world-famous Pump Room for afternoon tea, and a sample of the healing Bath waters taken by the city's famous residents for hundreds of years. For something simpler but just as historic try a delicious Sally Lunn Bunn served in the famous eating house or to take away, made to the same recipe since 1680!
For further information on what to see and do in Bath, please click here (opens in a new window)
- 2 nights hotel with English breakfast and evening meal
- Visit to regency spa town of Cheltenham
- Free time exploring the university city of Oxford
- Free time to discover the beauty of Roman Bath
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Leonardo Hotel Swindon Swindon, WiltshireLeonardo Hotel Swindon is a 4* hotel located 5-10 walk to the city's many bars and restaurants. The moment you walk through the door you will feel at home and relaxed with the hotel offering stylish and spacious bedrooms, in-house bar and restaurant. Bedrooms come with Flat screen TV with Freeview, air-con, hair dryer and Tea and coffee refreshment dock. There is a lift to all floors and free WiFi throughout the hotel.
For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window). Hotel formerly known as Jurys Inn, rebranded November 2022
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