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  • Bath, Somerset - A couple walking past columns along the pool at Roman Baths with Bath Abbey in the background © VisitBritain, Simon Winnall

    Bath, Somerset - A couple walking past columns along the pool at Roman Baths with Bath Abbey in the background © VisitBritain, Simon Winnall EXPIRES 20.12.2019-VB34165054-SocialMediaOk
  • Windsor Castle © Royal Collection Trust - Her Majesty QueenElizabeth II 2018 Photographer Peter Packer

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  • River Thames at Henley

    River Thames at Henley
5 day tour
From £246 per person - minimum 25 passengers

Packed full of attractions, this classic tour combines the historical cities of Bath and Oxford with the royal town of Windsor. We travel through time – from the archaeological wonders of the Roman Baths, to Windsor Castle originally built by William the Conqueror after the Norman Conquest, and to the learned streets of Oxford, the famous University City whose record of education dates back to 1096.


Dates

2020 dates available


Suggested Itinerary by Coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Day 2

Bath and the Roman Baths

Today we travel to the Roman city of Bath where there’s free time to discover the city’s Georgian architecture. Our tour includes admission into the world famous Roman Baths, one of the city’s finest historic sites where you can walk on the ancient cobbled pathways much as the Romans did 2,000 years ago. Then walk to the Grade I listed Pulteney Bridge. Completed by 1774, the bridge was designed by Robert Adam in a Palladian style. It is exceptional in having shops built across its full span on both sides.

Day 3

Walking tour of Oxford and Cream Tea at ‘Malmaison’ formerly Oxford Jail

This morning we travel into the centre of Oxford for a 1½ hour guided walking tour of the historic city’s most famous sights and hidden treasures. After the tour we walk the short distance to Malmaison hotel, located in the former prison, we will enjoy a cream tea in the ‘Vistors Room’ during which our guide will tell us tales from the former gaol*.

Day 4

Henley on Thames and Windsor Castle

In the morning we call into Henley on Thames, founded in the 12th century, this pretty town is probably best known for its annual regatta. In the afternoon we visit Windsor and its famous castle. Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world, and the oldest in continuous occupation. Often regarded as the Queen’s favourite residence, she spends most of her private weekends at Windsor.

Day 5

Travel home


Featured hotel – Inspected by Greatdays staff in August 2019

Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel ****

Nestled in 16 acres of parkland and landscaped gardens, this country retreat is a wonderful location for groups exploring the surrounding areas. The four star 18th century hotel is conveniently located 5 miles from Newbury, Hungerford and the M4. There are 73 bedrooms and free on-site coach parking. There is no lift to the bedrooms with 17 ground floor rooms. Dinner is normally taken in the Percy Shelley suite overlooking the surrounding countryside. The hotel is four star self-certified.


5 day tour
11th May 2020 – SOLD OUT from £249.00 per person
22nd June 2020 – SOLD OUT from £249.00 per person
21st September 2020  from £249.00 per person
5th October 2020  from £249.00 per person

Single supplement available on request

*Cream tea at Malmaison subject to availability

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Picture is for illustrative purposes only.

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