Christmas in Oxford
- Beautiful Blenheim
Look forward to visiting the breathtaking ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.
- Mercure Oxford Eastgate
Spend Christmas in this 17th-century former coaching inn.
- Oxford, a poet's delight
It was Matthew Arnold who described Oxford as "that sweet city with her dreaming spires".
- ’Tis the season
Enjoy a festive feast with all the trimmings on Christmas Day.
- New holiday
- No fly
- Full board
Enjoy a festive break in the stately city of Oxford
Situated in the heart of the historic university city of Oxford, the locally rated 3-star Mercure Oxford Eastgate is a beautiful 17th-century coaching inn overlooking the historic Examination Halls and Magdalen Tower. The convenient central location allows guests to easily discover Oxford's most iconic landmarks during time at leisure.
Enjoy a welcome drink when you arrive and get to know your fellow guests before sitting down to dinner. The highlight of Christmas Eve is sure to be your included visit to Blenheim Palace, the UNESCO-listed stately home where Sir Winston Churchill was born and raised and which is a treat for all the senses at this very special time of year. Tonight, back at the hotel, enjoy dinner and some seasonal festivities, after which you might like to attend Midnight Mass. A fulsome festive lunch served with all the trimmings will be the highlight of Christmas Day, then on Boxing Day you'll have the day free to explore Oxford, famous for its 'dreaming spires' and historic buildings. You’ll depart the next day after breakfast.
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- Traditional Christmas lunch and a glass of wine
- Welcome drinks reception
- Dedicated Saga Host
- Porterage at your hotel
- Cancellation rights
- Blenheim Palace
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel, 73 High St, Oxford OX1 4BE
This beautiful 17th-century coaching inn boasts an enviable location in the heart of the historic university city of Oxford.
This 17th-century townhouse blends historic charm with a contemporary feel in comfortable air-conditioned rooms.
Tea coffee making facilities
Food and Drink
You can look forward to tasty breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the hotel’s Keepers kitchen and bar. On Christmas Day, you'll be served a traditional Christmas lunch with a glass of wine and all the trimmings.
Other Hotel Information
Car parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a public car park nearby (extra charge).
Situated in the heart of the historic university city of Oxford, this beautiful 17th-century coaching-inn looks over the Examination Halls and Magdalen Tower. The convenient central location allows guests to discover Oxford's most iconic landmarks on their doorstep.
Oxford is renowned for its history and heritage and ‘The City of Dreaming Spire’s is famous for its university, the oldest in the English-speaking world.
The city has other attractions too, including Christ Church Cathedral containing the shrine and tomb of Oxford's patron saint, St Frideswide. There's a Norman castle and many superb museums, including the Ashmolean. The surrounding area also has many sites of interest. Kelmscott Manor was the summer home of poet, craftsman and socialist William Morris, and commemorates his life and work.
Do be aware though that some of the museums, venues and other attractions may be closed during winter or over the Christmas holiday period. If you are particularly interested in visiting one of them, we recommend that you contact the venue concerned, or the local tourist office, prior to travelling.
Blenheim Palace is one of Britain’s great stately homes and was a gift from Queen Anne to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. Sir Winston Churchill was born here in 1874 and today the house is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an exhibition dedicated to the former Prime Minister. With its glittering rooms, charming formal gardens and more, explore one of England’s most famous country houses.
Included on 4 nights itinerary