Itinerary

Sat 14 Aug

Independent arrival at the voco Oxford Spires Hotel, a contemporary 4.5-star property within easy walking distance of Oxford's colleges, museums and theatres. A welcome dinner will be served in the hotel.

Sun 15 Aug

The morning is is at leisure for you to make your own choice of activity in the historic city of Oxford. After an independent lunch we transfer to Waterperry House & Gardens (approx. 30 mins) to spend some time soaking up the festival atmosphere in the gardens. You may also choose to make your way to the House earlier on an independent basis to attend the two 30-minute optional performances this afternoon; Jonathan Dove’s Ariel, which offers an insight into Ariel’s world following the spirit’s release from Prospero’s command, and Vaughan Williams’ On Wenlock Edge, staged in the woodland area (tickets subject to availability). In the early evening the included opera performance of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love will be performed in front of the House and a festival picnic supper is included.

Mon 16 Aug

Independent departure.

 

Programme

Programme at Waterperry House and Gardens

15 Aug 15.00

ARIEL Dove£20

D: Rebecca Meltzer

Cast: Daniella Sicari

Venue: Mary Rose Garden

15 Aug 16.00

ON WENLOCK EDGE Vaughan Williams£20

Cast: Ted Black

Venue: The Woodland

15 Aug 18.00

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE DonizettiInc

D: Dan Ayling

C: Bertie Baigent

Cast: Alison Langer, Thando Mjandana, Oskar McCarthy, Darwin Prakash, Daniella Sicari

Venue: In front of Waterperry House

Performed in an English translation

Tickets for the optional performances subject to availability and payable at the time of booking. Waterperry Gardens are pebbled, slightly uneven and there are slight slopes in some places. However, all shows are on one level. Please bring suitable footwear if you would like to walk around the gardens.

Independent Travel

Oxford Station is served by regular trains from London Paddington and Birmingham and the Northwest. The Oxford Spires Hotel is a 6-minute taxi journey from the station. Parking is available at the hotel but this needs to be pre-booked and is charged at £10 per night per vehicle.

Prices per person

Tour price £895
Deposit required £300
Tour code WOF1

Tour price includes: Group transfers for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one dinner, one picnic dinner, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.