A splendid four day break to enjoy the city delights of Oxford along with the beauty and charm of Stratford upon Avon.
Enjoy an excursion to Oxford. Go to the top of Carfax Tower for superb views over the city, explore the intricate network of lanes lined with noble buildings, recognize familiar sights from tv programmes and films from Harry Potter to Inspector Morse, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere of this most remarkable city.
Famous as the birthplace of Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon remains proud of its heritage with memories of the man himself emanating all around, from the romantic setting of Anne Hathaways Cottage to Mary Ardens Farm (childhood home of Shakespeare's Mother). This pretty market town with over 800 years of history has splendid shopping facilities, quaint cafes all with the gentle flow of the River Avon.
- Coach travel with reserved seating- Three nights dinner, bed and breakfast at our select hotel- “2 for 1” Bar for three hours each evening (with a choice of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks)- Excursion to historic Oxford - the City of Dreaming Spires- Excursion to popular Stratford with memories of Shakespeare emanating all round
Oxford, a beautiful city which dates back to Saxon times. It's packed full of fascinating attractions, attracting many visitors each year.
Take a wander down quaint cobbled streets, discover the stunning architecture, and marvel at the awe-inspiring landmarks within the city of dreaming spires. Steeped in history, Oxford has provided authors with creative inspiration over the years, including Chaucer, with his reference to the city in The Canterbury Tales. It's also a popular film location, appearing in TV dramas and films, including Inspector Morse, Harry Potter and Endeavour.
Oxford is one of the most famous university cities in the world. There are numerous impressive college buildings dotted throughout the city, including the well-known Bodleian Libraries which opened in 1602. This group of 28 libraries is now the largest academic library system in the UK.
Enjoy some retail therapy by visiting the city's high street stores, independent boutiques and some of the largest bookshops in the world.
Stratford upon Avon
The medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, surrounded by the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.
Stratford-upon-Avon is a charming town which is rich in history and attracts millions of visitors from all over the world.
On the banks of the River Avon, the town is perhaps best known as being the birthplace of the poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. Possibly the most famous writers in the English language, Shakespeare is known for his sonnets and plays such as 'Romeo and Juliet'. Step back into Olde England with a stroll around the town, admiring the black and white timbered buildings. Learn more about Shakespeare's life with a visit to his birthplace, a home that dates back to the 16th century and is now a museum.
Steeped in history and culture, there are many attractions to discover in this picturesque town, including interesting museums, inspiring art galleries and cruises along the River Avon. Enjoy some retail therapy with a trip to the Bell Court, a vibrant courtyard filled with shops, bars and restaurants.
Three nights dinner, bed and breakfast at our select hotel.