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Royal Oxfordshire and Blenheim Palace Royal Oxfordshire and Blenheim Palace

Royal Oxfordshire and Blenheim Palace

Monday 17th to friday 21st April 2023 - Visit the stunning City of Oxford, explore Blenheim Palace and the beautiful grounds. You will also enjoy a river cruise and free time in picturesque Henley-on-Thames. From £575pp.

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A ‘must see’ in Oxfordshire is Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage site, 18th century architectural masterpiece and birthplace of Winston Churchhill. During your visit you can explore the ‘Capability’ Brown landscape parkland, the formal gardens and the ornate staterooms inside the palace which are adorned with stunning artworks. Also included in this five day holiday is a one hour guided walking tour of the historic city of Oxford with its dreamy spires and a one hour boat cruise and free time in Henley-on-Thames.

 

Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel****

Set in three acres of private gardens, this hotel occupies three buildings, two of which are characterful 19th century manor houses. There is a colourful and contemporary restaurant, stylish bar and pleasant terrace area overlooking the gardens. The stylish bedrooms feature vintage-inspired décor and are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

 

Your holiday includes:

  •  4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Full English Breakfast

  •  One-hour guided walking tour of Oxford

  •  Free time in Oxford to shop or sightsee

  •  Visit to Blenheim Palace

  •  Visit to Cliveden Gardens with tour of Cliveden House

  •  River Thames Cruise in Henley-on-Thames

  •  Free time in Henley-on-Thames

  •  Travel by Tally Ho Coach with on-board facilities, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning

  •  Accompanied by our Tour Manager

 

£575pp based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single supplement £120pp.

 

Monday 17 April

We leave Devon, making stops on route and head to our hotel in Oxford with time to relax and unpack before dinner is served in the hotel restaurant.

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Tuesday 18 April

After breakfast we have a one-hour guided walking tour of the historic city of Oxford
with its dreamy spires, riverside setting to learn more about the famous buildings and landmarks of this beautiful city. You have the rest of the day free to explore or shop. Why not visit the Ashmolean museum, or take a punt on the river?

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Wednesday 19 April

After breakfast we head to Blenheim Palace, the seat of the Duke of Marlborough, to explore the palace and grounds at leisure. One of England's largest houses and was the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill and is a family home, a mausoleum and a national monument.

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Thursday 20 April

After breakfast, we visit the spectacular gardens of Cliveden, the former home of the Astor family. With views over the Thames, we have time to explore the impressive gardens and woodlands. The Grand Estate was the centre of a major scandal in 1963 when John Profumo, of Harold Macmillan's government had an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler having met at Cliveden. The 'Profumo Affair' ended John Profumo's political career. We also have an opportunity to peek inside Cliveden House, which operates as a five-star hotel and is not usually open to the public. In the afternoon, we head to the famous waterside market town of Henley-on-Thames where we enjoy a one-hour cruise following the route of the popular regatta. You then have time to explore the town at your leisure. Henley's riverside location, surrounded by a Chiltern landscape of wooded hills and green fields, lends itself to relaxation, long lunches and quirky shopping.

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Friday 21 April

After breakfast, we make our way home to South Devon with stops on route.

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D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Exeter Exeter Motorway Services
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Bus Stop by Library
Plymouth 1 Plymouth Derry's Cross
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Totnes KEVICC Totnes KEVICC

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Tally Ho Coaches Ltd

Station Yard Industrial Estate
Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1ES

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