With many families spending this Christmas season tucked away in their homes and shops shuttered up as celebrations get underway, you may think Boxing Day needs to be spent within the confines of your hotel. But that doesn’t need to be the case.
Be a part of these special Boxing Day tours, from an exciting day tour in UNESCO sites to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, and create memories you know you’ll be talking about for many years to come.
Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford
Discover over a thousand years of history at one of England’s most beautiful medieval castles before visiting the birthplace of William Shakespeare in the picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon. At Warwick Castle, you’ll see the lavishly decorated State Rooms and 17th-century Great Hall and you’ll finish with Oxford, the UK’s most famous university town where you’ll be taken through this charming city centre.
Stonehenge and Bath
What better way to beat off the post-Christmas blues than with Boxing Day spent at the UK’s most enigmatic landmark? On this trip to Stonehenge, you’ll gain an insight into the prehistoric site, and a tour of Bath will be included, along with a walking tour of Windsor to see the royal residence, Windsor Castle.
Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral & Dover
Leeds Castle sits on a tiny island in the River Len, making it the ideal subject for panoramic shots, before you venture inside. Take in the castle’s resplendent grandeur, before continuing on your journey to the equally impressive Canterbury Cathedral.
For lunch, indulge in the great British tradition of fish and chips. Then feeling revived, set out for the monumental White Cliffs of Dover.
Oxford and Cambridge Universities
What better time than Boxing Day to visit Oxbridge with Christmas lights still hanging there, in the narrow charming streets. Our guides will first take you to the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, where you’ll learn about its history and origins.
Then, you’ll be taken to the University of Oxford, and its most prestigious college Christ Church, founded by Henry VIII in 1532. For instance, the dining hall in all Harry Potter movies is modelled on the Christchurch dining hall!
If what you wish to visit isn’t on this list, we do offer other magical Christmas and Boxing Day Tours, in London and beyond. If you’d like to explore more incredible destinations in Great Britain next year, take a look at our tailored day tours from London.