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The Radcliffe Camera and surrounding college buildings in central Oxford
13 July, 20203 minute read

24 hours in Oxford

There are beautiful cities in the UK which make ideal destinations for short holidays. Titan offers a range of short tours providing the perfect introductions to some of the loveliest spots in Britain and our ‘Oxford Short Break’ is one of the most popular. This fascinating tour enables Titan travellers to immerse themselves in the history and cultural heritage of this famous university city, which is filled with magnificent examples of architecture, stimulating museums and absorbing art galleries.

Included in the holiday is a tour with an expert local guide, who will take you to see the arresting architecture of Oxford University, such as the wonderful Christ Church College, Christopher Wren’s Tom Tower and Oxford’s Cathedral Spire. You will also enjoy an excursion to Waddesdon Manor and Gardens, a French Renaissance-style chateau famous for its beautiful manicured gardens, Victorian fountains and aviary.

The itinerary also includes a whole day free for you to discover the unique charm of Oxford at your own pace. Wandering the quaint streets and taking a punt on the tranquil River Cherwell is an enchanting experience. To help you get the most out of your free 24 hours in Oxford, Titan has created a sample day plan to guide you to some of the highlights that make Oxford such a delightful destination.

Morning in Oxford

A great way to start your day is to pay a visit to the famous Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Established in 1683, the Ashmolean is the oldest public museum In Britain and itself is a beautiful example of neoclassical architecture. Inside you will discover fascinating collections of historical artefacts and art from eastern and western civilisations, spanning from the ancient to the modern. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in one of the excellent cafes, pubs or restaurants in the centre of Oxford before making your way to the River Cherwell.

Afternoon in Oxford

A great way to see the attractive Oxfordshire countryside is to hire a traditional punt on the River Cherwell, which can be chauffeured if you prefer to sit back and unwind. Surrounded by romantic scenery of hanging blossom-laden trees and lush green meadows, a trip on the Cherwell is an enchanting experience and you can even take a picnic for the journey. If you wish to go a little further, there are also boat cruises that will take you along the Thames.

Evening in Oxford

Oxford has a wealth of activities to enjoy in the evening. There are excellent restaurants, cafes, pubs and jazz clubs in the centre of Oxford which are perfect for a quiet night relaxing. There is also the Oxford Playhouse if you would prefer an evening of theatrical entertainment. If you are a fan of music, you may also wish to check who is performing at the two main music venues in Oxford located on Crowley Road, the Regal and the O2 Academy.

See Oxford at its very prettiest and join us on our Oxford Christmas break.

Image of blog author Nicola James

Nicola considers herself very lucky to have had the opportunity to visit a number of places around the world and these experiences usually involve searching for as many kinds of wildlife as possible. Recent highlights include penguins in Antarctica, bears and whales in Canada and Alaska and sea otters in California - but there are always more animals to search for.

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