Christmas in Oxford

Christmas in Oxford

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Christmas in Oxford

5 Days Starting and ending in Oxford, UK

Visiting: Oxford

Tour operator:

Just You

Specialist Group:

Singles Solo

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

11 - 35

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Please make us aware of any specific dietary requests

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Cultural

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Tour Overview

Celebrate Christmas in Oxford 'the city of dreaming spires'. Discover its beautiful buildings and historic landmarks, enjoy a traditional Christmas Day lunch and spend Boxing Day exploring Burford and Blenheim Palace, a spectacular stately home set in acres of landscaped grounds.

Highlights

  • Discover Oxford's many treasures with a Specialist Local Guide

  • Explore the village of Burford & Blenheim Palace

  • Your own room guaranteed & no single supplement

  • Dedicated Just You holiday director with you on the trip

Itinerary

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Day 1 Oxford

Location: Oxford

Accommodation Name: Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford

Meals Included: D

Head to the historic city of Oxford and check into your hotel. Meet your companions over afternoon tea and perhaps head out and explore your surroundings if you wish. This evening we'll get together for a welcome mulled wine and dinner, afterwards there will be a Christmas-themed quiz.

Day 2 Christmas Eve, Oxford

Location: Oxford

Accommodation Name: Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford

Meals Included: B, D

Today, enjoy a full-English breakfast before being transferred to central Oxford for a guided walking tour with a local guide. We will see the historic landmarks and beautiful universities and grounds, afterwards, enjoy some free time to get lunch before transferring back to the hotel. Now it is competition time, guess the weight of the chef’s Christmas cake to win a prize. Next, enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine as you partake in a Christmas carol singalong. This evening, enjoy a three-course dinner.

Day 3 Christmas Day, Oxford

Location: Oxford

Accommodation Name: Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford

Meals Included: B, L, D

It's Christmas Day, so enjoy some time to relax before we sit down to a traditional festive lunch with all the trimmings. Afterwards you might want to enjoy a drink in the bar or head out for a stroll with your holiday companions. If you've room for a sweet treat, tea and Christmas cake will be served mid-afternoon. We'll continue our celebrations this evening when we gather for a light buffet supper.

Day 4 Boxing Day, Burford & Blenheim Palace

Location: Oxford

Accommodation Name: Leonardo Royal Hotel Oxford

Meals Included: B, D

After breakfast, we head to the picturesque village of Burford, often described as the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'. You'll have free time to admire its medieval bridge and handsome Tudor and Georgian frontages.
Next we're going to Blenheim Palace, an impressive country house situated on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Woodstock. A fine example of Baroque architecture, it is the home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. You are free to go inside the palace and explore the state rooms at leisure, and outside there are more than 2,000 acres of landscaped parkland and formal gardens to discover, and a choice of cafés to get spot of lunch here if you wish.
At Christmas, Blenheim Palace is transformed into an even more magical place where fairy-tale meets fantasy. Each year a story is exquisitely brought to life, with each room decorated to depict a different scene.
This evening we'll gather at the hotel and enjoy dinner together.

Day 5 Oxford

Meals Included: B

After breakfast this morning, it's time to bid farewell to your companions and make your own way home. Perhaps take time to explore more of Oxford before you head off.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    4-star hotel

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide

  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel

  • 9 included meals: 4 breakfasts, traditional Christmas Day lunch with half a bottle of wine per person, 4 dinners, welcome Afternoon Tea & pre-dinner cocktail

  • All highlights included

  • Porterage

What's Not Included

Accommodation

    • Jurys Inn Oxford Hotel and Conference Venue
    • A contemporary hotel situated just two miles from the city centre.
      Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge and health and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, air conditioning and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Excursions Included


  • Discover Oxford's many treasures with a Blue Badge Guide

  • Explore Blenheim Palace

Check out our Q&As

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No,

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    All the people in your group will be solo travellers and will share your sense of adventure and passion for travel. There’s usually a good mix of ages too, so you’ll meet a variety of solo travellers who have more, or in some cases less, life experience. We find the overall mix of people really adds to the whole experience and there are certainly plenty of l

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    A few years ago we set up Just You Cares, a programme that gives back to some of the places we love. We have always believed in taking care of the communities we visit, and have taken the time to really get to know the local people and understand the challenges they face. Some of our holidays give our Customers the chance to see how the money from their trips has been spent.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Just You, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accommodate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - just make sure you have your booking number to hand.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, and all of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

  • Will I eat alone?

    We find there’s always a social element to dining, so you’ll never eat alone, unless you want to! Every holiday includes a welcome get-together, all breakfasts and many other meals. When a meal is not included we find travellers meet and dine together.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, given the nature of our holidays, it is not possible to join the tour once it has departed.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Just You has been operating solo holidays for more than 15 years.

  • Am I guaranteed a room of my own?

    Of course, you’ll always have a twin or double room all to yourself. It’s great to have that space to relax and reflect at the end of the day. In some hotels you can also pay a little extra to upgrade for more space or a lovely sea view.

  • What is the typical age range on a Just You holiday?

    Typically, our customers are solo travellers in their 40s, 50s and 60s, but it’s quite possible you could meet 20-year-olds or 70-year-olds (or anyone in between)... After all, age is just a number!

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have received the World Travel and Tourism Councils (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world. The 'Safe Travels' stamp provides you, with assurance and peace of mind that we have implemented enhanced health and hygiene prprotocols on all holidays.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Once you book, you will receive a confirmation invoice within 7 days, prior to departure, we will send you further information to help prepare for your trip.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Just You is exclusively for solo travellers, every tour includes a twin or double room of your own, with no single supplement.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

John Thompson  

Christmas in Oxford

‘Holiday of a lifetime’ would be an overstatement

‘Holiday of a lifetime’ would be an overstatement but nevertheless, the few days together proved, as had my previous experiences, to offer a relaxed and friendly time, so helpful to a solo traveller. I would plan on repeating this type of holiday next year.

Janet Beeson  

Christmas in Oxford

The rep Christina, was very good as was the organi

The rep Christina, was very good as was the organisation of activities

Lily Cruickshank  

Christmas in Oxford

well organised and nice people

well organised and nice people

Caroline Knights  

Christmas in Oxford

Lovely Trip

Lovely Trip

Dereck Matson  

Christmas in Oxford

4 happy days making new friends and not having a c

4 happy days making new friends and not having a care in the world.Thanks.

Phillip Smith  

Christmas in Oxford

The holiday provided what it was supposed to provi

The holiday provided what it was supposed to provide and was value for money. You find yourself with people who are in the same boat as you are, and the service is usually very good.

Barbara Morton  

Christmas in Oxford

The group was agreeable, generally well organised

The group was agreeable, generally well organised

Michele Phipps  

Christmas in Oxford

Overall a lovely holiday. Excellent tour manager.

Overall a lovely holiday. Excellent tour manager. Right amount of guests in order to meet and talk to most people. Christmas Day was super starting with a nice breakfast, a brisk walk and enjoyable Christmas dinner. Boxing Day at Blenheim palace was a nice end to the festive break.

Jane Hems  

Christmas in Oxford

Good festive break, thoroughly enjoyed the weekend

Good festive break, thoroughly enjoyed the weekend; especially the visit to Blenheim palace.

Alison Legge  

Christmas in Oxford

Overall I enjoyed this break a very different type

Overall I enjoyed this break a very different type of holiday for me so just took me a while to settle.

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