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The Story of Oxford's Colleges
Join Alastair Lack, member of the Oxford Guild of Guides and former Secretary of the Oxford University Society to explore the 'city of dreaming spires'.
Please note: This tour involves a considerable amount of walking and is therefore not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
- Two nights' accommodation awith full breakfast at the 4-star Milton Hill House, Steventon, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
- Welcome reception
- First night private three-course dinner with wine at the hotel
- Gala dinner at Trinity College
- All talks, guided tours, admissions and coach transfers
- Tour manager throughout
- Single room supplement
- Extra nights on bed & breakfast basis
- Holiday insurance
- Meals other than those stated
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Porterage and gratuities
Day 2: Morning visit to the stunning Ashmolean Museum, recently restored, with its wide collection of outstanding paintings, porcelain, silver and archaeological finds. The morning will also include a visit to Oxford's Union building, home to the celebrated debating society. After lunch (not included) there is a tour of Oxford's buildings including entrance to an Oxford college, where your guide will explain college life and its customs. The tour will end at Exeter College and a visit to the Morris Room. Tonight a very special evening awaits you at Trinity College. On arrival you will have a private gala dinner with wine in the college hall. Trinity College is one of the most distinguished of Oxford colleges. Its buildings are on Broad Street, between Balliol College and Blackwell's, the famous Oxford bookshop. The chapel is of particular interest as it was the first in Oxford to be designed in the neo-classical style and the architect was Henry Aldrich, Dean of Christ Church, with help and advice from Sir Christopher Wren.
Day 3: Morning visit to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin and tour of nearby Christ Church and its cathedral. Christ Church is one of the grandest of all the Oxford Colleges - many Prime Ministers have beed educated here and it has been used many time as a location for films, including Harry Potter. After lunch (not included) there is a guided visit to New College, one of Oxford's oldest and most prestigious colleges, founded in 1379 and the first to be built around a main quadrangle, notable for its beautiful cloisters and chapel. Return to the hotel for approximately 17.00.
NB: Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.
Please note: Extra nights are available at a supplement, please click here or on the availability tab above to select your date of travel and extra night rates
Please note all visits in Oxford are undertaken on foot and there is a considerable amount of walking required from college to college and is therefore not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 100 passengers.
Located in the small village of Steventon near to the town of Abingdon the four-star Milton Hill House Hotel is an old Georgian manor house surrounded by 20 acres of tranquil parkland. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, sauna, mini gym and comfortable, stylish bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, TV, telephone, wifi, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Complimentary car parking for Travel Editions clients is available at the hotel.
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A thoroughly enjoyable and informative visit to Oxford. It is difficult to see how it would be possible to improve on Alistair as a guide. His local knowledge is exceptional. He was able to make adjustments to the itinerary as necessary, and made sure that everyone was looked after. The travel arrangements worked efficiently, including our personal changes to those advertised, and we had a good mixture of group activity and free time. Well done, and thank you.