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Oxford & Cambridge Christmas Markets & Waddesdon Manor Lights Trail

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8779

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

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4* Festive Magic!

Join us on this delightful festive weekend break to three magical destinations. Oxford & Cambridge are two of our most beautiful and historic cities and they truly come alive at Christmas time. Adding in the magical Lights Trail at Waddesdon Manor will truly make this a weekend to remember! In addition, you will be staying at the wonderful 4* Comet Hotel, a comfortable and perfectly located base for this festive break. Enjoy!

An ideal choice for:

* Christmas market lovers
* Couples, friends and families looking for an action packed weekend
* Anyone who loves our historic heritage

PRICE FROM ? £209 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach this morning and sit back and relax as we head for beautiful Waddesdon Manor and its fantastic Lights Trail (house entrance not included). Later rejoin your coach for the short journey to your fantastic 4-star hotel with time to settle in and relax before your included evening meal.

Day 2

After a comfortable night's sleep and tasty breakfast it is time to head for the univerisity city of Cambridge to enjoy its lovely Christmas Market. After time to explore further at your leisure, your coach will head back to your hotel before enjoying the included dinner tonight.

Day 3

After a final hearty breakfast, we will check out of the hotel and head for gorgeous Oxford and time at its Christmas Market. There will also be ample time to explore the rest of this great city and - of course - its shops. Rejoin your coach later for the relaxing onward journey home full of lovely memories from an amazing weekend.

Waddeson at Christmas

The hidden hill-top secret of stunning Waddesdon Manor offers views of Oxfordshire, the Chilterns Hills and the Vale of Aylesbury and is sure to take your breath away with its beauty and charm. The French Renaissance-style château was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and to house his collection of fine art. Christmas at Waddesdon is a visual delight of quintessential seasonal charm.

The 2023 season sees a charming Christmas Fair, with wooden chalets offering gifts and tasty treats, whilst the beautiful house is illuminated with stunning light displays. From dusk, the grounds will come to life with a light trail around the gardens that playfully combines colour, sound and movement. Make sure you wrap up warmly for this seasonal spectacular.

NB. Entrance to the house is not included in your holiday price

Cambridge & Christmas Markets

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationVisit this iconic city during the festive period and you get the added benefit of its pretty Christmas Market to enjoy.

Cambridge is the country’s most beautiful historic city. Its elegant centre is framed by architectural triumphs, surrounded by green spaces and home to the University of Cambridge’s world-famous colleges. There’s something for everyone in Cambridge and your included walking tour will bring the city to life. You can also go punting on the River Cam, enjoy a picnic in the park, visit the free-to-enter University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, which houses world-class collections of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations, and Kettle’s Yard, one of the country’s finest galleries and a major centre for 20th century and contemporary art. Cambridge is a compact city with a wonderful choice of shops. 

Oxford Christmas Market

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationOxford, 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. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. This world famous city will be filled with festive joy; the sound of choirs, market traders offering unusual and handmade gifts, colourful decorations, bright wooden stalls and the aroma of mulled wine drifting in the air. A visit to the Oxford Christmas Market is a truly magical Christmas experience. 

Tour Includes

  • 2 nights 4-star hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
  • Visit to Cambridge Christmas Market
  • Visit to Oxford Christmas Market
  • Admission to Waddesdon Manor Grounds & Gardens for the Magical Lights Trail
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Accommodation

The Comet Hotel Hatfield

A stylish new hotel housed in a Grade II-listed building, with a chic restaurant and thoughtful design touches

The Comet Hotel in Hatfield is a 4 star hotel which has seen a multi-million pound refit, and has been refurbished for the modern age, bringing a fabulous hotel destination. First opening its doors in 1936, the original Comet Hotel was named for the locally built de Havilland Comet DH.88 racing aeroplane. The eponymous hotel was actually designed around the footprint of the aircraft, which gives the building its unusual and iconic shape. The refurbishment and extension is based on the rich heritage and period glamour of the original Comet Hotel, hearkening back to this golden age of air travel, glamour and sleek design. Beautiful period architecture, classic design and future-facing technology combine to create a welcoming and exciting environment, a rebirth for Hatfield’s most iconic building.

It now boasts a total of 65 guest rooms which combine comfort and considered design to give you the best possible stay. It is home to the warm and welcoming Element Bar & Kitchen with excellent food and drinks, all locally sourced where possible. The hotel also has lift access.

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