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The City of Dreaming Spires

The City of Dreaming Spires

This perfect holiday featuring the impressive French Renaissance château-inspired Waddesdon Manor and a guided tour of magnificent Bodleian Library in the historic university city of Oxford. Includes Door to Door pick-ups.

The City of Dreaming Spires

5 days away from £369


This perfect holiday featuring the impressive French Renaissance château-inspired Waddesdon Manor and a guided tour of magnificent Bodleian Library in the historic university city of Oxford.


Price includes:

- Four nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast.

- Guided tour of Bodleian Library.

- Admission to Waddesdon Manor.

- Excursions as detailed.


Door to door pick-ups:

This tour includes door to door pick-ups free of charge for those living in areas including Hull, Driffield, Bridlington, Scarborough, Market Weighton, Goole, Scunthorpe and Grimsby.  Click ‘Home Pick-ups’ to check your address.

Day One

With an extended comfort stop on the journey, we travel down to our hotel in High Wycombe where we are based for our holiday.


Day Two

This morning we visit the unique, historic university city of Oxford with its honey-gold buildings, dreaming spires and riverside setting. We enjoy a 1 hour guided tour of breathtaking Bodleian Library, where we will see the Divinity School, Convocation House, Chancellor's Court and Duke Humphrey's Library. In the afternoon, we spend time at leisure exploring Oxford's history, famous people and old traditions. Attractions include beautiful Christ Church College (entrance to colleges is subject to availability) where many distinguished people have studied. More recently it has become famous for its connection to Harry Potter, where many scenes were shot.

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Day Three

Today we visit Waddesdon Manor, built by Baron de Rothschild in 1874 to house his remarkable collection of fine art and provide a (very) hospitable environment for his many friends! The stunning manor house is built in the style of a French Renaissance château, inspired by those in the Loire valley. Waddesdon was created to impress and it certainly does! We have free time for lunch before exploring the extensive grounds including the Rococo style Aviary, formal gardens and flamboyant array of statues and fountains.

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Day Four

We spend today at leisure in Windsor, where there is lots to explore. Take a visit the Queen's favourite weekend home, Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world (admission charges apply) and spend time exploring the impressive castle and St George's Chapel, where many royal couples have been married, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018. Alternatively, take a scenic river cruise or explore the town's history and culture.

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Day Five

On our final day we enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading to Aylesbury where we enjoy some free time for heading home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Your Hotel:


Holiday Inn, High Wycombe ***


The modern Holiday Inn is located on the outskirts of High Wycombe. The hotel’s rooms are well decorated and based over two floors, all equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a bright modern restaurant and open plan spacious bar, the perfect place for enjoying a drink prior to dinner.




Deposits for holidays are as follows:

Value £70-£100pp - £25pp deposit

Value £100-£500pp - £50pp deposit

Value over £500pp - £75pp deposit


The full balance of holidays is due at least 6 weeks before the trip.  Bookings made within 6 weeks must be paid in full at the time of booking.

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