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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:2 days (approx.)

2-Day Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford Small-Group Tour from London

Visit the beautiful Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford on this 2-day small-group tour from London. In two days, discover the handsome Georgian city of Bath, see the ancient stone circles of Avebury, drink in the quaint villages of the idyllic Cotswolds, and visit the medieval university city of Oxford, famous for its golden-stone architecture. An overnight stay in a 3-star hotel or bed and breakfast in the Cotswolds town of Cirencester, and round-trip travel by luxury Mercedes minivan are included. Numbers are limited to 16 people, ensuring an intimate, small-group experience.

Highlights

  • 2-day tour from London to the Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford
  • Be fascinated by the history of the region's villages
  • See the little sister of Stonehenge and the small, beautiful village of Lacock
  • Visit the Roman Baths in the city of Bath
  • Explore England's famous university town, Oxford
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention from your English-speaking guide
  • One night accommodation in a 3-star B&B or 3-star hotel (your choice)
  • Breakfast included

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford Small-Group Tour from London

Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford Small Group Tour from London

Fall in love with some of southern England’s prettiest countryside and elegant cities on this 2-day tour. Leaving London’s crowds behind, venture into the scenic county of Wiltshire to see the Avebury Ring stone circles and old-world village of Lacock. Then, visit the glorious spa city of Bath before staying overnight in the Cotswolds, visiting Bampton (aka Downton village in Downton Abbey), and then finishing with a visit the historical university town of Oxford, famous for its 'dreaming spires.'

Your tour includes a night’s stay in 3-star accommodation in Cirencester, breakfast on Day 2, and round-trip transport in a comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan.

Itinerary

Day 1: London - Avebury - Lacock - Bath - Cotswolds
Your first destination is Wiltshire, a rural county of small villages and scenic landscapes, perfect for a relaxing day in the country. Visit the three stone circles of Avebury, the lesser-known sister of Stonehenge. Stop by the Marlborough White Horse, which is a hill figure, cut in the ground in 1804 by school pupils and the Abbey house, which was once home to the Talbot family. Then head to the village of Lacock, the setting for many TV and film productions, including Pride and Prejudice and the Harry Potter films.

Your guide will then take you to the city of Bath, famous for its Georgian architecture, where you will see the city’s renowned Roman Baths. You'll have enough free time there to explore the town and grab lunch. (at owns expense) Take a deep breath of the hot steam and feel a bit like the Romans felt 2000 years ago.

Your first day ends in Cirencester, a small market town in the heart of the Cotswolds, where you’ll stay the night in your choice of either a 3-star bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel. Your guide will recommend you some local restaurants, where you can enjoy your dinner (at own expense).

Day 2: Cotswolds - Oxford - London (B)
After breakfast (included), explore more of the Cotswolds. Visit the scenic town of Bibury’; Stow-on-the Wold, a small market town; and Bampton (Downton village)

Last but not least, make your way to Oxford and discover the charming college courtyards and winding alleys. Harry Potter fans may recognize a few places used in the films!

Head back to London with a new appreciation for the English countryside.

Customer Reviews

Tegan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A great tour! I had the same guide as a previous tour which made the experience extremely easy. A very relaxed tour with plenty of time to look at my own pace but still packed a lot in.

Sheila P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was the highlight of our trip to England in October. Our tour guide, Barney, was incredible! He was friendly, informative but gave us time to explore on our own. My Mom and I enjoyed Christchurch in Oxford and the Roman Baths in Bath. We had several hours in Oxford and several hours in Bath. The bed and breakfast was great!

Adelene G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I booked this tour for my 70 year old dad and his friends, who wanted a little road trip round the heart of England in between Rugby World Cup games. They had a fabulous time! Many thanks to the chatty and informative tour guide. Small numbers, so it felt like a very personal service. Really excellent!

Colleen B D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tour was really accommodating for what we wanted to see. Weather turned really rainy so on the last day we went to Windsor for the afternoon and it was a perfect addition to the tour. Barney was very knowledge and entertaining. We had a small group, only 4, but everyone was really great. Great value for money, lots of freedom what I wanted to do once we arrived to the town. Good taster tour of the English country side.

Thomas B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good tour. Driver and Guide were very good and informative and kept us all happy.

NL

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour, visited some beautiful places and had enough time in each place to get a taste, comfortable and clean mini-van and Barney our guide was great. I would definitely recommend.

Eileen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a wonderful time. Our tour guide, Ambrose, was very well informed and gave us plenty of time to explore on our own. There was only one other person on the tour with my husband and I, so we all stuck together. It was a great way to see the countryside and learn about its history.

Brian I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I loved the small villages and scenery. In each place you are left to explore for yourself which is nice if you don't want every bit of the tour planned and scheduled. And the tour guide was very nice and informative.

Mrs J K E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was a great tour, that we all really enjoyed it. Kevin our driver and guide was terrific!

Yifan Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

I was the only one on the tour so I basically had a 2 day private bus. I got to go wherever I wanted and the driver was fully accommodating. Had a great time. The overnight stay in the Cotswolds was brilliant.

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