COACH HOLIDAY ITINERARY
DAY 1 Start the outward journey and travel to Oxford, a bustling cosmopolitan town, for lunch to be purchased. Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous all over the world for its University and place in history. There is a huge number of food and drink options throughout the city and there is something for every budget and taste. We arrive at the hotel with time to freshen up before our evening meal.
DAY 2 After breakfast we check out of the hotel and travel to Bourton on the Water for lunch to be purchased. This afternoon visit Blenheim Palace, entrance is booked for 3pm. The State Rooms are seasonally decorated and lavishly themed into the magical fairy tale fantasy world of Cinderella. Explore the Palace & grounds with time to purchase a light meal. Afterwards head to The Formal Gardens with entrance booked for 4:45pm. This picture-perfect Estate will be illuminated for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail along winding paths, beside tranquil waters and through extraordinary Parkland landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. Explore the scented Fire Garden; a circular carpet of dancing flames, adorned with lanterns, set against the backdrop of glittering ancient woodland outlined in Christmas colour. The lake will be aglow with brightly-lit boats filled with snowflakes and presents while, in the distance, fountain jets dance and the woodland across the Great Lake Vista springs to life in time to much-loved Christmas music. The Cascades will be bathed in light and the Temple of Diana, where Winston Churchill proposed, will become the perfect romantic setting for special mistletoe moments. Sip a spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts fills the air. Soak up the atmosphere at the Christmas Market in the Great Court. Within wooden chalets, the market will be filled with a variety of hand-picked irresistible gifts, unique works by a range of designers and tempting treats. After this magical Christmas event, return to home area arriving approx. 9.30pm.
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MERCURE WARWICKSHIRE WALTON HALL HOTEL & SPA ****
This stunning hotel sits in 65 acres of stunning English countryside. The hotel has a bar, lounge area and restaurant. There is a roof terrace overlooking the Victorian garden. The hotel has a splendid leisure complex including an indoor swimming pool.
AT A GLANCE
√ Exclusive coach travel with Kirbys
√ 1 night dinner, bed & breakfast
√ Entrance to Blenheim Palace
√ Entrance to the Light Trail
If you book 20 places all together on a day excursion, short break or holiday ONE GOES FREE