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2 Day Bath, Oxford and the Cotswolds

Wander around the beautiful Cotswolds on this tour of picturesque villages, the Georgian architecture of Bath and the Neolithic ancient stone circles of Avebury. Whether it’s the mystical Avebury Stone Circle, the many rural villages of the Cotswolds or the historical and stunning architecture of Bath and Oxford you’ll truly experience the wonderful heritage that England has to offer.




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Tour Highlights

  • Visit Bath with its beautiful Georgian architecture with its famous Roman Spa Baths
  • Visit Cirencester, a roman market town set in the heart of the glorious Cotswolds.
  • See Avebury Stone Circle and wander amongst the Neolithic henge monument, containing three stone circles, the largest example in the world.
  • View the Cherhill White Horse within Cherhill Down which dates back from the 18th century.
  • Visit Stow-on-the-Wold, a small market town set high on a hill, known to be the location of one of the last battles of the English Civil War
  • Bampton Village History fans and lovers of Downton Abbey will love the picturesque honey-coloured cottages.
  • Oxford is home to the world-renowned Oxford University. It boasts the largest academic library in the world and stunning architecture.
  • See Lacock, a beautiful village, with its own Abbey set amongst woodland and owned by the National Trust.
  • Bibury Quoted by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’. Bilbury is a picturesque village with 16th century cottages.
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Avebury, Lacock, Bath and Cotswolds

Day 2

Bilbury, Stow-on-the-Wold and Oxford

Day 1

Your tour begins by travelling to the village of Avebury, where you’ll be able to wander amongst the largest stone circle in the world.

Our next stop will be Cherhill White Horse, a huge white chalk horse cut within the hillside during the 18th century. The third oldest of several examples in Great Britain.

Following on from Cherhill White Horse, we travel to the beautiful National Trust village of Lacock. Lacock encompasses Lacock Abbey set within woodland. A setting for many period films and television locations, including Harry Potter.

You’ll then take a journey onto Bath to sample its historical and magnificent architecture. You may like to take the opportunity to visit the Roman Spa Baths and the majestic Bath Cathedral.

Heading next into the delightful Cotswolds, your next stop will be the Roman market town of Cirencester. The largest market town in the Cotswolds. It’s home to the Corinium Museum and exhibits an extensive Roman collection.

Day 2

Your first destination of the day will be the picturesque village of Bilbury, home to the famous Arlington Row and quoted by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’. A picture postcard setting and quintessentially rural England.

Following on from Bilbury, you’ll travel onto Stow-on-the-Wold, a hill top market town, with plenty of history, tea rooms and antique shops to keep you occupied.

Heading next onto Oxford, you’ll stop at Bampton, known to Downton Abbey fans as ‘Downton’ with its attractive parish church of St. Mary’s.

Your final destination will be to Oxford, home to world renowned Oxford University. Oxford boasts some wonderful architecture and you’ll surely wish to visit the Great Hall of Christ Church College, where some scenes from Harry Potter were filmed.

After your second day of soaking up the history, beauty and charm that you’ve discovered, you’ll take a comfortable return journey to London.

Important Information

  • Discounts for students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don’t carry children under 5 years old)
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes.
  • One 15 kilogram bag per person.
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach.
  • Air conditioning as standard.
  • The stories and services of an expert guide.
  • There are a wide range of Hostels, Hotels and Bed and Breakfast available.

Departure details

Departs 09.15am – Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
(Tours on and after April 1st depart at 09.15)
Returns 19.00pm approx.



FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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