Oxford, Windsor & Downton Abbey
Wednesday August 24th – Monday August 29th 2022
A 6-day tour to visit the stately homes, castles and cities of historic England. We will be based in Berkshire for the tour and will be visiting the royal residence of Windsor Castle with a boat trip on the Thames. A wonderful tour that also includes the ancient Roman baths in Somerset as well as Oxford – the city of dreaming spires. Another visit on the tour will be the superbly impressive Highclere Castle, more familiarly known as the filming location for the Downton Abbey TV series.
Your Holiday Itinerary
We have an early start this morning for our sailing from Rosslare to the UK. Arrive in the afternoon at our hotel in Bristol.
Start the day with a visit in the city of Bath, including the historic Roman Baths, a museum and preserved bathhouse, where a temple was constructed on the site between 60-70AD in the first few decades of Roman Britain. Later, we continue west to Berkshire where we will be staying for the next four nights.
This morning we will visit the royal residence of Windsor Castle. Built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror, Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. The Castle is used regularly for ceremonial and state occasions, and St George’s Chapel has hosted Royal weddings for centuries. It is also the final resting place on monarchs such as Henry VIII. In the afternoon enjoy a relaxing cruise on the River Thames with Afternoon Tea.
After breakfast board the coach and we will be taking a tour of Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires. The city is renowned for its magnificent cathedrals, churches and, of course, Oxford University.
Today the group will visit Highclere Castle, made famous as the film location for the Downton Abbey TV series. This stately home offers visitors the opportunity to explore the beautiful castle, gardens and the renowned Egyptian exhibition.
Today we have an early start as we return to the ferry terminal to travel back home to Ireland.
Your 6-Day Holiday includes
- Return Luxury Coach Transport
- 5 Nights Hotel Accommodation
- Evening meal on 5 evenings
- Full breakfast on 5 mornings
- Oxford City Tour
- Highclere Castle, Gardens & Exhibition
- Roman Baths
- Windsor Castle
- Boat Cruise on the River Thames
- Afternoon Tea
€120 Single Supplement (**SINGLE ROOMS SOLD OUT)
Please note: Valid Passport will be Required to Travel