Christmas lunch in the Cotswolds

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Spend Christmas Day in the English countryside! Take advantage of this special Christmas tour of London, and admire the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds, Oxford and Stratford. After you are picked up in the morning, your Christmas tour will begin with a panoramic tour of London, passing all the main highlights – Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and more.

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Next, head to Oxford for a festive stroll through this former university town. You'll pass ivy-covered universities and quaint honey-colored buildings, as well as Christ Church, where Lewis Caroll wrote his enchanting tales of Alice in Wonderland, and where Harry Potter was filmed. Your guide will explain the traditions of university life as you walk through such famous buildings as Radcliffe's mighty Romanesque camera and the Ashmolean, the UK's oldest museum.



After Oxford, you'll travel through the limestone hills of the Cotswolds, an area of ​​storybook villages made famous by wool merchants in the XNUMXth century. These merchants helped build some of the magnificent mansions and perpendicular churches prevalent in the region. There will be time to stop for photos outside Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, before heading to the charming village of Newbold-on-Stour for your Christmas lunch.

Then it's time to sit down and enjoy a delicious English roast turkey with all the trimmings, followed by a traditional Christmas pudding in a charming Elizabethan pub. Nearby, the village Christmas festivities are starting to take place, if you've brought presents, it's a wonderful setting to open them. The inn offers a superb collection of beers and fine wines for those in the mood – why not celebrate the holiday with a brandy or two in front of the fireplace?



In the afternoon you will travel to Stratford-on-Avon, passing Anne Hathaway's Cottage before arriving in this picturesque market town. Stratford-on-Avon became famous in particular thanks to William Shakespeare, the most famous writer of Great Britain who was born and buried there. You can stop for photos or take a short stroll through both his home town, and the charming Holy Trinity Church where the great man ended his days. You will then head to London.



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