Christmas Day Oxford, Windsor and Avebury with 3 Course Christmas Lunch

This is a beautiful tour spending Christmas Day touring some of England iconic locations, through stunning rural countryside and a stop at a classic British pub for a traditional 3 course Christmas Lunch.

Visit Windsor with photo opportunities of the castle and walking tour of this historic town.

Next we head to Oxford for your Traditional Christmas lunch at a classic pub, followed by a walking tour of this iconic university city.

Our last stop is Avebury, closely linked and dated to Stonehenge a little further South is Wiltshire. Avebury is the largest stone circle.

And as its Christmas day, we are delighted to offer hotel pick-ups that are not normally allowed during the rest of the year.

from £129.00

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Tour Highlights

  • Traditional 3 Course Christmas Lunch
  • Classic British Pub
  • Windsor
  • Oxford
  • Avebury
  • Expert Guide
  • Luxury Coach
  • Hotel pick-ups
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Tour Schedule

Your coach will be leaving at 8:30am sharp – make sure you are there at least 30 minutes early to check in. The first stop of the day will be the beautiful town of Windsor. This historic market town has become a hugely popular site thanks to its gorgeous appearance and being the location of Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite weekend residence, the 1,000 year old Windsor Castle. On this occasion you won’t get to attempt to spot the Queen as Windsor Castle is closed to the public on Christmas Day – but you will still fall in love with this delightful, quintessentially British place!

The next stop after Windsor will be Oxford, where it’ll be time to sit down, relax and have a classic Christmas lunch at a traditional British pub. This delicious Christmassy three-course meal, which includes a vegetarian option for the main, will be just the break you need before the next part of your trip.

You’ll then get to experience the iconic city that is Oxford, home to one of the world’s most famous and prestigious universities. This vibrant, honey-coloured place boasts buildings in every style of English architecture and has a wonderfully historical feel. Wander through the city’s cobbled streets, take in all the beautiful sights and hear about the many notable alumni that have graced the university’s building as the guide tells you about Oxford’s fascinating history.

You will then take an even further step back in time on your last stop of the day, the stone circles of Avebury. This Neolithic monument, which consists of three stone circles, is one of the best known prehistoric sites in the UK and a designated World Heritage Site. The true purpose of this fascinating site remains unknown – hear about the peculiar theories surrounding the stone circle and decide for yourself what the meaning of Avebury is!

Once you’ve discovered Avebury, you’ll be taken back to London, where you will be dropped back in either Victoria or Kensington (subject to traffic conditions) at around 6:30pm.



What You Get

Walking tour of Windsor
Three-course Christmas day lunch
Walking tour of Oxford
Visit to Avebury Stones
Comfortable, luxury coach
Professional guide
Complimentary hotel pick-up service available

What You Don’t Get

Entry to Windsor Castle
Gratuities
Hotel returns

Please Note

You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour
This tour will only be available with an English-speaking guide
Parts of the itinerary may change
Windsor Castle is closed on Christmas Day



FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.







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