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Oxford, Waterperry Gardens & the Chilterns

Oxford, Waterperry Gardens & the Chilterns

Short break with a lot of variety packed in

2 day holiday 


Saturday 9 May £139

Single supplement £22.50


Insurance £14.50 inc IPT




1 night dinner, bed & breakfast

Itinerary as described

Walking tour with guide in Oxford

Admission to Waterperry Gardens



Day 1 Saturday

Spend several hours in historic Oxford. Meet the guide for a 2 hour walking tour, during which you will visit Christchurch College, Balliol College, Trinity College, the Bridge of Sighs and Harry Potter filming sites and more. Afterwards stroll along the banks of the Thames (here called the Isis), particularly the lovely walks through Christchurch Meadows, and find many of the places recognisable from the Inspector Morse series including quite a few pubs. Continue to the Mercure Lambert Hotel for overnight stay


Day 2 Sunday

Short ride to Waterperry Gardens for an included visit. The gardens date back to 1932 when Miss Beatrix Havergal opened a School of Horticulture for Ladies. The 8 acre ornamental gardens include a rose and formal knot garden, water-lily canal, riverside walk, and one of the finest purely herbaceous borders in the country and there's also an alpine garden, and the National Collection of Kabschia Saxifrages. From there a homeward route that meanders round attractive Chiltern villages.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

A guide in Oxford – that’s the first good news about this new weekend - as the hidden gems will be revealed, local history explained and charming alleys

and back lanes will be visited. Following the 2 hour walking tour on the Saturday, sightsee a while longer before transferring to the overnight hotel, in

the country and beside the Chilterns. Waterperry Gardens is close by for a leisurely Sunday morning, then the views from the chalk ridge and the villages of the Chilterns, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


MERCURE LAMBERT HOTEL In the countryside (on the old A40), the refurbished and extended building was a pub. Now it has over 40 stylish

bedrooms, contemporary in decor with solid wood furniture and calming muted colour schemes. All offer home away from home comforts such as comfy thick duvets, thick and fluffy towels, luxurious toiletries, plasma TVs with Freeview channels and free Wi-Fi access. There is a restaurant, bar and lounge.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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