Stay and Explore
A warren of cobbled streets bursting with medieval charm, Oxford is one of Britain’s most famous Heritage Cities. Beneath its dreaming spires, we’ll explore all this ancient - yet cosmopolitan - city has to offer. Indulge in champagne and canapé Christmas treats, discover the 11th century university (the oldest in the English speaking world), and explore the stunning Blenheim Palace with a story all of its own.
Your holiday includes:
2 excursions and visits
- Visit to Blenheim Palace
- Walking tour of Oxford
- 4 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
- 9 meals: 4 breakfasts (days 2-5) 1 lunch (day 3) 4 dinners (days 1-4)
- Tea/coffee and mince pies on arrival
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
- Travel in destination by coach
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Oxford. We aim for you to arrive between 4pm and 5pm, when you’ll enjoy tea, coffee and mince pies.
Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel (4-star)
Christmas Eve - Blenheim Palace
We spend our Christmas Eve visiting one of England’s cultural World Heritage Sites, Blenheim Palace. A gift from Queen Anne to celebrate the success of John Churchill in the Battle of Blenheim, this fascinating site has witnessed over 300 years of history - perhaps most notably as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. During WWI, the Palace became a convalescence hospital for wounded soldiers and home to over 400 Malvern College boys during WWII. We’ll spend time soaking up the impressive State Rooms, portraits and tapestries. We’ll enjoy Christmas carols with dinner this evening. There’s also the opportunity to join a local church service, if you wish.
Christmas Day - Oxford
Merry Christmas! Relax and enjoy a leisurely morning or local church service. Late morning there will be champagne and canapé reception, before a Christmas lunch in the hotel’s restaurant - there will even be a visit from Father Christmas. Then, you might like to watch the Queen’s Christmas speech, or take an afternoon stroll.
Boxing Day - Oxford
This morning we take a walking tour of the beautiful, spire-topped city of Oxford. The city is world renowned for the oldest university in the English-speaking world, in existence since the 11th century with alumni that includes two British kings, 13 prime ministers, and a host of great authors and philosophers. Christ Church College and Cathedral are equally admired, with significant buildings like Sir Christopher Wren’s Tom Tower and the Great Dining Hall. As such, the buildings have become the setting for many great films and TV shows including Harry Potter and Inspector Morse. Learn about the legends that stretch back to the Saxons and beyond as we explore this fascinating area.
Day 5 Oxford
You’ll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.