Royalty, Romans and Scholars – NEW TOUR
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.
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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.
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*.
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.
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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