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Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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
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.

Reviews

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g
, Oct 2018

An overhyped drive on narrow English roads with brief stops in a couple of Cotswolds villages. First day stopped at Avebury to see Henges, large stones on the ground that only a Druid could love. Got to Cirencester on eastern edge of Cotswolds for overnight, but after shops, places of interest were closed. Accommodations were fine, but not what originally selected. Second day much better with two stops then Oxford, but just dropped off with little guidance as to where we were. Driver had an excellent knowledge of the area, but his accent made it difficult for this American to understand. If you really want to visit Cotswolds go by train/car stay a few days and take local tours.

R
, Sep 2018

We had a wonderful time on the uncrowded small bus tour with John. I can't imagine a tour being any better. Showed us things I didn't expect to see. He was entertaining and shared his time with us throughout the journey. Would recommend this type of trip to people that want to see things they probably would not find on their own. Thank you!!!!!

t
, Sep 2018

Our guide with Rabbies (John) was excellent. The tour itself was fun and informative. We saw many little villages in the Cotswold region.Only negatives: poor accommodation for overnight; not enough time in Bath and especially in Oxford; "luxury" coach is an overstatement - it's a basic minibus fyi.

e
, Aug 2018

A great way to see the English countryside. Jeff was great. So was the Victoria guesthouse in Circencester - better than most of the hotels I've stayed in. Very happy to have done this.

B
, Aug 2018

Great tour and fantastic guide!

K
, Jun 2018

This is a great tour and is an amazing taster for the cotswolds, oxford and bath! James is a brilliant driver/guide and told us many interesting stories about the places of interest we drove by. Being a 2 day tour only, it doesn't give us a lot of time in each place but is just right to explore the major sights of an area, enjoy the great food there, and soak in the beautiful scenery. I want to suggest Rabbie's tours that they have a 5 day cotswolds, bath and Oxford tour with the same itinerary so that there is more time to spend in certain places at leisure and spend a night in Oxford and Bath as well. The B and B accommodation with no extra cost, included with the tour is exceptional. Surely go for that option as the rooms are large and full English breakfast is super. Being a small group the tour is private and exclusive with not a lot of hustle and noise. The villages of Cotswolds- Bilbury, Stow on Wold etc are gorgeous just like a painting, Oxford is magical and there's a lot to explore in Bath as well.There are great eating options throughout the tour, quaint tea places for cream tea and scones in the cotswolds, old pubs with a brilliant Sunday roast, pie or fish and chips if you fancy. Highly recommend this tour if you have only two days and are keen on exploring these places. It is a great experience,

h
, Jan 2018

This tour is suitable for those who want to get a flavor of the English countryside as it covers multiple locations that's well spaced out in terms of itinerary. Hence, for each location, you get anything as short as 15minutes for one stop views, up to 3.5hours for large towns like Oxford and Bath. I'm sure you can discuss the options with the driver/guide in advance. The guide/driver we had was quite knowledgeable and gave insightful commentaries on the go. However, it would have been better if he was more engaging with the group as interaction was mostly one way on the intercom. Offline chats with the guide was mostly lacklustre and non reciprocal for me.
The B and B place was basic but charming and breakfast was more than adequate with good spread of traditional English fair. Very friendly lady. Overall, an enjoyable and well paced itinerary.

S
, Nov 2017

This was a fabulous tour overall! The one thing I would change would be for the on-ground portion to have some guidance in Bath and the other areas.... I found a store that sold a map of Bath, and with limited time I still saw pretty much everything I wanted to see. But there was anxiety about how far to go and be able to make it back to the bus. I would recommend that you download a map in advance so you can plot your walking tour in advance. The bus dropped off and the guide on the bus left until we were picked up later. I had been to Bath before and had visited the Roman baths, so I didn't include it this time. If you definitely want to see the baths, book a tour that already has tickets for you... otherwise, you won't know if you have time to stand in the line and visit other areas like I went to the Jane Austen museum and wanted to see some of the Georgian architectural areas... but I missed the bridge. I would have preferred a walking tour that made sure to include the highlights and then have some free time. Same thing for Oxford. Or at least tell people in advance that they will be completely on their own.... and give them a map when they get off the bus so you don't spend time looking for the tourist office.

C
, Nov 2017

Steven is an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable. He definitely has a storyteller talent. I highly recommend this tour.

g
, Oct 2017

Jeff was very informative. I loved his jokes and literary references. When my friend lost her phone he went out of his way to help. The personal touch is what makes the tours with Rabbies so special.


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