Immerse yourself in the lives and loves of beloved ‘Downtown Abbey’ characters on a full-day tour of the popular period drama’s filming locations from Oxford. With a knowledgeable guide, visit quaint and quintessential villages like Cogges, Bampton, Blado and Swinbrook to see recognizable sites featured in ‘Downtown Abbey.’ In the afternoon, discover the imperial majesty of Blenheim Palace, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancestral home of Winston Churchill, and gain fascinating insight into the history of English aristocracy.
Admire the best-known and hidden villages of England’s Cotswolds on this full-day small-group tour from Oxford. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with a driver-guide, stop to explore villages such as Great Tew and Stow-on-the-Wold, and the hamlets of the Windrush valley. On route, enjoy lunch (own expense) in Burford, stroll around Bourton-on-the-Water, and visit the village and 15th-century ruins of Minster Lovell. Includes transport and central Oxford pickup and drop-off, with entrance fees at your expense.
Explore the Cotswolds without having to drive on this full-day private tour from your chosen north Cotswolds location, such as Oxford or Stratford-upon-Avon. With a private car and driver-guide, simply soak in the scenery as you follow an itinerary tailored to you. Visit manor houses, explore towns and villages such as Stow-in-the-Wold and Minster Lovell; and stop to shop and eat at your leisure—all without transport or parking issues.
Get to know the Cotswolds on a day trip that's set up just for the winter months. Introducing you to the sights best seen during the colder weather, the tour puts the spotlight on the quaint stone villages for which the region is loved. Admire the thatched-roof cottages and rolling hills around Asthall, Swinbrook, and Bourton-on-the-Water -- the so-called Venice of the Cotswolds. On the way back to Oxford, you'll enjoy further stops at Moreton-in-Marsh and Woodstock with its links to Sir Winston Churchill.
See more of the picturesque Cotswolds on a trip that leaves from Moreton-in-Marsh. Showcasing the must-see villages that can be tricky to find on your own, the excursion visits Bourton-on-the-Water and Chipping Camden along with some lesser-known hamlets that many Cotswolds tourists miss. You have ample free time to explore, along with commentary and tips for places to eat or see through the day.
Visit two of England’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites on this day trip from Oxford. Unravel thousands of years of history on an audio-guided tour of Stonehenge—arguably Britain’s most important archaeological site—and then continue to the spa city of Bath, to see the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent and other attractions on a walking tour.
See two of England’s most in-demand destinations—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites—on this full-day, small-group tour from Oxford. Following pickup at the meeting point, head first to Bath: famous for its Roman–era origins as well as its Georgian architecture. See highlights like the Royal Crescent and Bath Abbey before continuing to Stonehenge. Once there, see the sights, learn the theories about its creation from your guide, and discover more in the visitor center.
Visit Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon on a day-long tour from Oxford. With medieval history and tales of the playwright William Shakespeare through the day, you'll enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time to explore at your own pace. Discover places linked to Shakespeare's life in Stratford-upon-Avon such as his birthplace and school, and enjoy comfortable and convenient travel to and from Oxford.
Take the stress away from planning rides from London to Bicester Village with this Shopping Express round-trip transfer. Ride comfortably in an air-conditioned coach, and arrive before noon at the shopping center for a full day of shopping. Along with stores that offer savings of up to 60% off, you’ll also get a VIP discount card that gives you an additional 10% savings at select stores.
Experience England’s Cotswolds on a private tour that whisks you around its highlights so you don’t have to worry about itineraries or transport. Avoid the inconveniences of a DIY or large-group trip, and relax on a chauffeur-driven tour of the must-see towns and villages. See the riverbank houses of Bourton-on-the-Water, and admire honey-stoned Broadway and other gems; all with a driver-guide for personalized service plus flexible pickup and drop-off options.
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Bath and Stonehenge are two of England’s most visited UNESCO World Heritage sites and this full-day tour from Oxford takes in both in one day. Marvel at the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge; see Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, and the Jane Austen Centre on a walking tour of historic Bath; then enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs or indulge in afternoon tea.
Discover the quintessential charm of the English countryside on a full-day excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds from Oxford. With a knowledgeable guide, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, to discover the rich historical heritage of the area. Stop at Anne Hathaway’s quaint cottage and then discover a selection of charming villages in the Cotswold’s region. Conclude your day with a comprehensive walking tour of Oxford and marvel at the architectural grandeur of the historical university city.
Discover some of the most picturesque highlights of the Cotswolds—and visit UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace—on this full-day, private tour. Meet your guide at your area accommodation, and set off via air-conditioned vehicle. Head first to the Cotswolds (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) to visit charming English villages like Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold. Next, transfer to Blenheim Palace: famed for its opulent design, the palace was also Winston Churchill’s birthplace. As this is a private tour, the itinerary can also be customized to suit your interests.
The Cotswolds, a picturesque region in England, epitomizes idyllic village life. Visit a trove of thatched cottages, trout farms and tea shops, and centuries-old estates during this small-group guided tour. Highlights include Bibury’s Arlington Row—known as the prettiest street in England—and the real-life backdrop to hit series “Downtown Abbey.”
Delve deeper into the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon than you could independently in a day on this small-group tour from Oxford. With a driver-guide and minivan transport to free you from travel hassles, you can simply enjoy the scenery on route to Stratford. After a guided walk and optional visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace, criss-cross through the Cotswolds, dipping into stone villages along the way.
The Cotswolds are the epitome of classic English countryside: from thatched-roof cottages and riverside hamlets to rolling green hills, the scenery has earned the region an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation. This full-day, small-group tour from Oxford makes it easy to see the sights. Traveling by luxury minibus, you’ll venture to some of the Cotswolds’ prettiest villages. As you go, your guide will share facts and stories about the region’s key landmarks and wealth of history.
Visit Blenheim Palace and the villages of the Cotswolds on a day-long tour from Oxford. Just a short drive away from the city, the UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and has found recent fame as a filming location in productions such as Downton Abbey. Explore the palace, park, and gardens, and then continue to the Cotswolds, a region loved for its limestone villages and green hills. You'll stop to explore the village of Bourton-on-the-Water before your return to Oxford.
Head into the English countryside to visit Highclere Castle, the site of Downton Abbey, on this day trip from Oxford. You'll have the chance to see where filming took place at the real-life home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and explore the grounds of the castle. Then check out the village of Bampton, which stood as Downton village, where Lady Mary, the rest of the Crawley family, and other characters spent much of their time. Lastly, take a drive through the villages of the northern Cotswolds. A stop for lunch is made at the Swan Inn in Swinbrook (not included).
With a small and personal group, visit three of England’s most famous locations in a single day. Join us on a journey through the heart of the English countryside, to the unblemished rolling green hills of the famous Cotswolds. Piercing the morning fog, to exploring the traditional farmland; our small vehicle is able to visit locations others simple are not. Be transported back to a simpler time, of quaint villages, thatched cottages and medieval churches. Our guide will expertly uncover the history and beauty of this area that has attracted global attention.
Of course, we incorporate some time to visit rural shops to sample their natural and rare products, along with a traditional historic pub for lunch. You can either eat the locally sourced produce at this pub, or take in the idyllic views with your own pack lunch (not included).
Cross the border into Wales and discover the Welsh capital of Cardiff on this full-day tour from Oxford. See Bute Park, the Millennium Stadium, and Cardiff Bay on a guided city tour; choose to visit Cardiff Castle or the National Museum (own expense); and enjoy free time to shop at the St David’s shopping center.
Discover England’s other famous university city on this full-day tour of Cambridge from Oxford. Admire the historic Cambridge university colleges; see landmarks such as the Corpus Clock, the Senate House, and Cambridge Market; and enjoy views along the along the River Cam.
With a small and personal group, visit three of England’s most famous locations in a single day, led by one of our expert Oxford University educated guides.
After exploring the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the group will depart for Oxford, the world’s top-ranked University and one of the most interesting historical city centers that you could hope to see. You tour will be provided in a way that only Oxford alumni could provide.
Discover one of England’s most famous seaside resorts on this full-day tour of Brighton from Oxford. Walk along Brighton Pier and admire attractions such as the Royal Pavilion on a guided walking tour, then enjoy free time to visit Brighton Museum, browse the shops of The Lanes, or stroll along the beach.