- 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
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 either a 3-star bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel (your choice). Your guide will recommend you some local restaurants, where you can enjoy your dinner (at own expense).
After breakfast (included), explore more of the Cotswolds. Visit Bourton-on-the-Water, the so-called ‘Venice of Cotswolds’; Stow-on-the Wold, a small market town; and Woodstock, home to the magnificent Blenheim Palace, which you’ll admire from the outside. (only exterior visit)
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.
Reviewed by George G, USA, March 2013
We had a wonderful tour guide, Peter. He made the tour very enjoyable and gave us many tips on what to look for as we ventured out at each stop. His knowledge of the area was extensive and he had some interesting unusual information also. The bed and breakfast, The Brew House, was very comfortable, clean and the breakfast was excellent. It was a wonderful experience.
Reviewed by Buncey, January 2013
Great 2 day tour. Fabulous guide - Peter. He was extremely informative and made us feel relaxed and comfortable. Excellent itinerary with enough time at each place. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting a taste of the Cotswolds.