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Oxford, Bath & Cruise To Windsor - Bank Holiday Special

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8789

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

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Join us on this great Bank Holiday weekend getaway and experience three of England's most beautiful places at an absolute bargain price!

We will drop you off in the heart of Oxford for free time to meander through its ancient streets and soak up the atmosphere. Maybe stop in somewhere for a bite to eat, a pint or a tea in one of Oxford's famous tea rooms? Then, after a good night's rest we'll whisk you away for a fabulous cruise on the Thames followed by time in wonderful Windsor with its rich mix of history, culture and heritage. We finish off with a delightful visit to the beautiful Roman city of Bath again with plenty of time to discover this stunning city.

Our centrally located hotel in Reading offers a comfortable Bed & Breakfast stay and allows you to easily explore the town centre and its many bars and restaurants.

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 Bank Holiday weekend away to three iconic British locations
* Culture vultures that like to do their own thing but don't want the hassle of driving or organising things themselves
PRICE FROM ? £179 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach this morning and head for 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 browse the great shopping and eating opportunities this world famous city has to offer. Late this afternoon rejoin your coach as you head for your comfortable hotel in Reading, which is ideally located in the town centre. Either simply relax at the hotel or your central location allows you to stay out as late as you like making the most of all the town has to offer including great food and drink.

Day 2

After a hearty breakfast, we travel to Maidenhead to join our boat for a 90 minute cruise on the Thames to the royal town of Windsor. On arrival, enjoy time to shop, sightsee and have something to eat before rejoining your coach late afternoon to head back to our hotel in Reading.

Day 3

After a filling breakfast, leave your comfortable 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!

Oxford

INCLUDED 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.
 

Thames River Cruise from Maidenhead to Windsor

Cruising from Maidenhead, you will pass along "millionaires row" and see the houses of the stars. Pass through Bray and Boveney Locks, Oakley Court and Monkey Island then continue past Windsor Racecourse with spectacular views of Windsor Castle. Hot and cold drinks are available from the bar on board for you to enjoy on your 90 minute cruise.

Windsor

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationThe beautiful, ancient royal town of Windsor, is situated on the River Thames with a rich history, dominated by Windsor Castle, one of the most iconic residences of the British Royal Family. Built by William The Conqueror in the 11th century, the castle was extensively remodelled by subsequent monarchs and remains one of the most impressive historic buildings in the country. The castle itself is surrounded by a warren of small streets offering a wonderful range of boutiques, shops, bars, cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy along with the impressive 5,000 acres of gardens that make up Windsor Great Park, and offers some lovely walking routes or maybe even a relaxing boat ride along the River Thames.

Bath

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationBuilt 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!  

Tour includes

  • 2 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • Free time exploring the university city of Oxford
  • Thames river cruise from Maidenhead to Windsor
  • Free time to discover the beauty of Roman Bath
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Accommodation

Ibis Reading Centre Reading

The Ibis Reading Centre Hotel is located in the bustling centre of Reading close to the shops and amenities. There are a number of restaurants, cafes and bars nearby. The bedrooms are compact but are bright, modern and quiet and have all you need for your stay including a comfortable bed and en-suite shower room with walk-in shower. All rooms come equipped with individual air cooling system, LCD TV, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryer. The stylish on-site bar is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Breakfast is buffet style hot and cold breakfast choices to set you up for the day. 

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