Oxford – Follow in the footsteps of Oxford’s famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. The elegant…More
Oxford – Follow in the footsteps of Oxford’s famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. The elegant city of Cambridge, well known as the home of the University of Cambridge, which includes the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library.Less
Rosslare, Fishguard & Oxford
We travel by ferry to Fishguard through Rosslare. We then make our way through South Wales before crossing the Bristol Channel for our destination in Oxfordshire. To help you get your bearings, it is situated between the River Thames to the south, the Cotswolds to the west, the Chilterns to the east and the Midlands to the north.
Today, we discover Oxford with a local guide. We will stroll around the 36 colleges that make up Oxford University. Pride of place is given to Christ Church, the largest of the colleges, which dates from 1525 and is famous for memorable scenes in the Harry Potter films. In the afternoon, explore the city at your own pace.
Churchill & Shakespeare
After breakfast, we head north to Blenheim Palace, which was the birthplace of the wartime British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Today, the Palace is home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough, John George. We will then continue to Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford upon Avon. You can visit Holy Trinity Church, where the playwright is buried, and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.
Cambridge has been an important town since Roman times and is now famous as the scholastic rival of Oxford. In the morning, we will discover the city with a local guide. In the afternoon, there will be free time in the city for last-minute shopping and exploring. Do not miss St John’s College and its famous Bridge of Sighs.
Fishguard to Dublin
Saying goodbye to England, we travel back along the Bristol Channel and into Wales towards Fishguard, where we connect with the ferry. We will stop en route for short breaks.