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SYLOG goes to the UK! The Oxford Experience

4th-7th of May 2024

 

"Oxford is a city of historical eminence and intellectual vitality. Home to the revered University of Oxford, its ancient structures harmonize with modern academia. The cobbled streets lead to iconic sites like the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera, while the River Thames gracefully winds through, enhancing the city's allure. A beacon of culture and learning, Oxford's timeless beauty and academic prestige continue to captivate visitors worldwide. - I look forward to delivering this experience to you" - Joe Beaton

 

MALMAISON Oxford **** Your "get out of jail free" card to luxury in the heart of historic Oxford. This hotel is a captivating conversion of a former prison, is merely a whisper away from the city's most cherished attractions including the majestic Oxford University colleges, the ethereal Christ Church Cathedral, and the treasure trove that is the Ashmolean Museum. (LINK)

Flights (direct with SAS)

4th MAY ARN 07.50 - LHR 09.35

7th MAY LHR 13.55 - ARN 17.25

(preliminary times)

Program (to be elaborated on)

4th of May (Day-1 "welcome to Oxford")

07.50 - Flight departure.

09.35 - Arrival to London.

10.15 - Airport transfer.

11.15 - Arrival to Hotel.

12.30 - Lunch at the hotel.

15.00-17.00 - Conference pass at the hotel.

17.30 - Christ Church Cathedral: 6 minutes walk to Christ Church, interesting to know the Great Hall inspired Hogwarts dining hall in Harry Potter. 

19.00 - Dinner at The Bear (the oldest pub in Oxford):

A hidden gem, The Bear is the oldest pub in Oxford and situated just off the hustle and bustle of the busy High Street. Popular with students, locals and tourists alike, The Bear is a beacon for anyone who enjoys a fantastic pint of real ale and good, home-cooked, traditional pub food. Aside from its stunning longevity, the pub is probably most famous for its quirky collection of ties - dating back to the early 1900s and representing clubs in the Oxford area and, more recently, around the globe. A great place to unwind, take off your own tie, and enjoy looking at everyone else's! (LINK)

5th of May (Day-2 "activity day")

08.00-09.30 - Breakfast.

10.00 - Walk to the river.

10.15 - Bike or Bowls!

Choose between a casual bike ride around Oxford, a chance to see the university from up close, parts of the city most do not see and then slip away to visit the quiet waterways and meadows with wildlife and views of the city that will remain with you long after leaving. Or... is it time to test your skills at  Lawn Bowls? Let us see who can get closest to the "jack" in that case. 

12.00 - Lunch: Pub lunch next to the river. 

14.45 -Transfer to the Blenheim Palace (30 minutes).

15.15-17.00 - Home of Churchill, Blenheim Palace:

Just north of Oxford, this world heritage site is a must-see (LINK).

17.00-17.30 - Transfer back to the hotel.

19.00 - River cruise:

Board an elegant Edwardian River boats and enjoy the highlights of river life in Oxford accompanied by a glass of Prosecco. Passing landmarks such as Folly Bridge, Christ Church meadows and the university boathouses. 

20.00 - Dinner at The Folly: 

The Folly restaurant occupies a unique riverside position in the heart of Oxford, a stones throw from the Westgate centre but beside the beauty of the River Thames. Our restaurant provides simply served, excellently cooked dishes crafted from the freshest seasonal ingredients.The restaurant's terrace floats on the waters of the River Thames as she runs gently under Folly Bridge (LINK)

22.30 - The Varsity Club:

For those that still have energy! Unique and spectacular, this independent Oxford roof terrace puts you amongst the Dreaming Spires with unparalleled 360 degree views (LINK)

6th of May (Day-3 "some culture")

08.00-09.30 - Breakfast.

10.00 - Walk to the Ashmolean.

10.15 - The Ashmolean Museum (LINK)

Oxford University's Museum of Art and Archaeology. Opened in 1683, it is the oldest public museum in the UK. The museum has incredibly rich and diverse collections from around the globe, ranging from Egyptian mummies and classical sculpture to the Pre-Raphaelites and modern art. This museum was named after its founder Elias Ashmole (1617–1692) and opened in 1683. It is widely recognised as being the first modern museum. Elias Ashmole was a royalist, lawyer, antiquarian, scholar, and collector who gave his collections to the University of Oxford in 1677.

12.00 - Lunch

14.00-16.00 - Free time or river "pub crawl".

18.00 - Dinner at the hotel. 

7th of May (Day-4)

08.00-10.00 - Breakfast.

10.00-11.00 - Checkout and free time.

11.00 - Transfer to airport.

13.55 - Flight departure.

17.25 - Arrival to Stockholm.

 

Please read these terms carefully:

 

CST (Beaton International AB) is a registered Swedish Tour Operator. As a customer, you are protected by the Package Travel Directive. This means that if a travel package purchased is not executed, within reason, as stated in the travel information, the customer is entitled to refunds. As a customer, it is good to know that Beaton International AB has a “Resegaranti” required by Kammarkollegiet to guarantee client funds in the case of bankruptcy.

Force Majeure: You agree that we have no liability to you and will not pay any compensation where the performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by circumstances amounting to “force majeure”. In these terms, ‘force majeure’ means any event that has an impact on booked travel arrangements which we could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, pilferage, epidemics, pandemics, forced quarantine, medical or customs regulations, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control. We reserve the right to cancel, amend or reschedule the itinerary during or following any force majeure and if we do so you agree that we will have no liability to you for any direct or indirect consequences of the cancellation, amendment or rescheduling.

 

Insurance: We strongly suggest that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of this trip including loss of funds through cancellations (due to injury or sickness for example), loss of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death, inclement weather clause, pre-existing medical condition waiver. Payment with a credit card often includes comprehensive cover. 

Payments and invoices: Once you have signed up for a CST trip, you will be sent a non-refundable 6.000kr/pp deposit (plus any extras); the agreement is binding from the moment you confirm participation, invoices are due to be paid within 10 days, there is a 50kr fee for every reminder sent for late payment. 

 

Cancelling your trip: Payments made to CST are not refundable. Cancellations less than 60 days before travel are not accepted and full payment is required. 

 

Program rescheduling: Due to this being a group activity the program is set, if you decide to skip or not participate in a training session, this session is lost, and there is no possibility to reschedule. CST reserves the right to amend the itinerary due to the result of circumstances outside of the company’s control e.g. weather or road conditions/closures, strikes or airline disruptions etc. If additional costs are incurred these will be the responsibility of the client.

 

CST is not liable for injuries of any kind caused by any sport activity during this trip. By signing up for this trip, you understand that there is a certain level of fitness and health required to execute the program safely.

 

CST is not responsible for personal property damage nor personal property theft at any time before, during, or after this trip.

 

CST is not responsible for changes to the program due to third parties such as SAS or Norwegian; however, flexibility will be provided wherever possible. 

 

CST is not directly responsible for flight rescheduling nor cancellations. You must follow the recommendations and procedures of the airline. CST will be helping you with this procedure. 

Travelling representatives might be substituted if something unexpected happens, someone else will take their place. 

 

Some photos may be taken during this trip by Joe Beaton, travel coaches or partners; by participating on this trip you accept that some of these photos may be used on the CST website and/or on some social media platforms.

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