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Oxford and Picturesque Cotswolds Villages – Day Tour

Join us on a relaxing day out exploring Oxford and the beautiful villages of the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds with its truly picturesque landscapes of rolling fields and charming villages and Oxford with its historical buildings and World-Famous University, this is an experience that will delight your senses and capture the true essence of England.

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the world-famous Oxford University with its museum and the largest academic library in the world.
  • Christ Church College with it impressive Cathedral is not to be missed.
  • Bampton History fans and lovers of Downton Abbey will love the picturesque honey-coloured cottages.
  • The beautiful Cotswold villages will be sure to delight and give you a real sense of English rural life.
  • Bibury Quoted by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, Bilbury is a village of immense beauty.
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Tour Schedule

Heading north west out of London, you’ll travel through the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty taking in the glorious English countryside.

Stopping first in Oxford, you’ll explore the many colleges, climbing high to view the skyline with its beautiful listed buildings or alternatively visit the Ashmolean Museum and view all the art and antiquities collections that it has to offer.

Following on from Oxford we travel on to the beautiful Cotswold villages where you’ll spend the afternoon wandering through the traditional English buildings with magnificent surroundings.

You’ll visit Bampton, alternatively known as ‘Downton’ to Downton Abbey fans where many scenes have been filmed both in the village and at its attractive parish church of St. Mary’s.

On from Bampton you’ll head to Burford, known as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’. It’s a small market town with the main street lined with quintessential English cottages and buildings. Here you’ll have time to wander and maybe sample a traditional English ‘Afternoon Tea’

Lastly, you’ll travel a short distance to Bibury, a village described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’. Truly a village of outstanding beauty with its 17th Century honey-coloured cottages. Here you’ll be able to stroll along the famous Arlington Row street whilst taking picture postcard photographs before you’ll embark on a restful return journey back 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.
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach.
  • Air conditioning as standard.
  • The stories and services of an expert guide.

Departure details

Departs 09.15am – Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
Returns 19:00pm.



FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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