Waddesdon Manor, built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 1870s to display his collections and entertain fashionable guests. Opened to the public in 1959, Waddesdon Manor is managed by the Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust, who took over ownership in 1957. It’s home to the Rothschild Collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
Discover Bicester Village, the quintessentially British destination for shopping, dining and unwinding. Located in historic Oxfordshire, travel by train from just 46 minutes from London Marylebone. The Village is home to more than 160 boutiques from leading British and international fashion and lifestyle brands, all offering savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price, all year round.
Take a guided tour today and let the characters reveal their fascinating stories entrenched in the building’s 1,000-year history. When William the Conqueror invaded England and won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Oxford Castle was marked by the Normans as the ideal place for a motte-and-bailey castle. Today, after almost one millennia, Oxford Castle & Prison is a visitor attraction with a past stretching far beyond your imagination.
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Date: Thursday 6 December
Time: 09:00 – 21:00
Please note, the content and timings are subject to change
09:10 Depart London Marylebone for Bicester Village Station
10:00 Arrival at ‘Bicester Village VIP Apartment’ for welcome reception and refreshments
11:00 Free time for shopping! – Food and Beverage vouchers provided for lunch
15:00 Depart by coach for Oxford Castle
15:45 Guided Tour of Oxford Castle followed by coffee and cake
17:00 Depart for Waddesdon Manor
17:45 Arrive at Waddesdon Manor for wine tasting in the cellars
19:30 Formal Group Dinner
20:30 Coach transfer back to Bicester Village train station
21:10 Depart Bicester Village station for London Marylebone
Complimentary return train travel has kindly been arranged from London Marylebone courtesy of Chiltern Railways.
To book your place*, please follow the link below and register with your full name, company and mobile number.
Please note, that places are very limited for this event, and therefore will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. Please note that places are restricted to ONE representative per tour operator member company. If more than one person registers from the same company, the additional booking will be added to a waiting list. If this is the case with your booking, we will let you know that you have been added to the waiting list and that we cannot confirm your place unless we receive some cancellations prior to the event.
*This trip is for TOUR OPERATOR members only.