Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 2-Day Best of Southern England from London: Oxford, Stonehenge, Windsor and Bath Including 'Downton Abbey' Filming Sites. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Great tour. Mike was a wonderful guide, very knowledgable and went the extra mile to make the trip easy and convenient for us.
Tony was a great guide. Super knowledgable. He's extremely easy going and a great driver too. I'm very happy we decided to take this tour. It was worth every dime. I highly recommend it.
Fantastic Guide and Friend - MIKE
Fantastic group - Peter and Jane and 2 Beautiful Ladies
Fantastic Tour and Sight excursion
Fantastic Trip... Sums it all.
This was such an excellent tour! I would recommend it to everyone who has a short time in England. It is a lot to see in 2 days, but was extremely fun. There were 11 people on our mini van and our guide Tony Lawless was funny, fun and just all around great. I would do this trip again.
Only three of us on this tour so we were so lucky to have Andrew as our almost Private guide and his knowledge of all our stops was astounding.Our driver Jose was very friendly and made our tour very comfortable.Hotel excellent and all in all a very enjoyable interesting,informative tour .
I highly recommend this tour for those with limited time in UK. By starting and finishing in London it gives a taste of big city, and during the tour you get to taste rural and village life too. Andrew was a tremendous guide. Very knowledgeable on the local sites, geography and history. His presentation was professional, while being relaxed and friendly. The small coach meant a close intimate experience for all, and everyone had a window seat.
We had an amazing trip due to our guide Andrew. He had so much information
about all our stops and was a pleasure to interact with. Thankyou
Our guide Andrew was fabulous - incredibly knowledgeable.Tour proceeded like clockwork. Very well organized.
This trip was everything that was advertised and more. The tour guide (Andrew) was knowledgeable and ensured we all had a great trip. The group size was perfect (only 8) and the transportation was comfortable.
What a great couple of days!! My daughter and I only had a week in the UK and we wanted to fit in as much as we could in the time available. The Southern England tour, with our awesome tour guide Tony, was without a doubt the highlight of our week. There is not a lot of time to stop at each site, but it was enough for us to take in the highlights of the place and the significance of it. Tony really made this whole experience come to life. If I had rented a car and driven to these destinations myself I would have marveled at the architecture and country side, but not have been able to understand the history and relevance of each place. I have so many wonderful memories of this trip, however for me St. Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle was the most profound. I still get goosebumps when I think of being inside there. We were shown around Oxford by a current student and this was also fantastic as he was able to share with the group his experience of applying to such a prestigious university and what it is like to attend. Bath and Stonehenge are also truly wonderful and the Downton sites are fun. I especially enjoyed the quaint countryside of the Cotswolds. Well worth the time and money.
Being on a minivan tour rather than a big bus tour is also worth mentioning as a much more personal experience. We were a small group and it was like taking a holiday with friends rather than being with a big group of strangers. Thank you Tony and International Friends for a great couple of days in Southern England.
Our guide Andrew was very knowledgeable. He was fantastic actually. The accommodation, although comfortable was in Swinton where there is nothing to do. I would have much rather stayed in Bath. We did not spend enough time in Bath as some of our fellow travellers insisted on being late at every stop this shortened our time even more. Too long in Oxford. The tour gives you a small taste of the towns we visited, but not enough time in some. The Downtown Abbey part of the tour was fun and again Andrew knew his stuff.
A complete disaster of a trip. Despite the fact that I phoned the company international friends the day before the tour as requested in order to get the pick up venue the driver did not arrive to pick up myself or 7 other customers who had all phoned the day before and been told the same venue.. Numerous attempts to contact were unsuccessful. When we finally contacted the company they arrived 1 1/2 hours late to pick us up with no apology. This meant that we did not have enough time to go into Windsor castle. The trip also advertised a stay in a traditional hotel when in fact it was a Mercure hotel. Despite not being advised I was given a twin room with a stranger as I was travelling as a sole customer. Complaints to international friends, the hotel and Viator did not rectify the situation. I have written a formal complaint over 2 weeks ago initially I had no response from Viator however when I sent a reminder email received a response that the complaint had been forwarded to international friends I have had no response whatsoever from them. I was extrembly disappointed that the trip was not as advertised and of the poor service from all concerned. I would not recommend this trip