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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

reed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour! Even better than I had expected. Tour guide was very knowledgable, nice and accommodating. Highly recommend this tour, it's a great mix of villages, history and beautiful cities!

Mouktika A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was the highlight of our trip, we had such an amazing time! Lots to see and do, but the pace was manageable and our tour guide, Sarah, was so lovely and informative. The B and B we stayed at was also great. I cannot recommend this enough!

Serena E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was great and the sights were beautiful! The B and B we stayed in was very cute and cozy. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was one of the highlights of my trip! I definitely plan on taking another tour the next time we come back!

Anne N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great trip! Loved the itinerary! Our guide Sarah was terrific. Very bright and definitely a great guide which really makes the trip so memorable. Michelle our driver also delightful. Thanks for a great memory!

MICHELE J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was an excellent introduction to the Cotswolds - very well organized. Our guide, Dan, was fantastic - full of interesting anecdotes, very attentive and personable. Would have liked an extra day to see a little more of the area.

Michelle L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic tour. Our tour guide Andy was the best. Well prepared, friendly, and helpful Andy was a delight, he certainly Made a diffrence.

hocking_julie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a fantastic tour and our guide. Dan, was a great guide. He made the trip a great success with his full on knowledge of the places we went and went overboard with the extras he knew of different areas we visited .A genuinely friendly fellow,full of knowledge .Our accomodation at the Old Bungalow was 11out of 10 .I would definitely book this tour again and hope I had Dan as tour guide again and stayed at the Old Bungalow.

hocking_julie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a wonderful guide on our small bus of 14 ,his name was Dan,a charming fellow full of knowledge on the areas we visited.
Our overnight Guest House stay was pristine and very comfortable ,the Host and Hostess were delightful people and very helpful in settling us in for a comfortable stay after our long day out .The guest house was called The Old Bungalow. Our Breakfast was included and huge amount of food .
The places we stopped at were absolutely beautiful and overall it was a fantastic trip.Im not sure what I loved the most. Bath or Cotswolds or the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds. Dan was a great driver and we covered a lot of country in this 2day trip.
My only down part was the airconditioning in the bus. But that wouldn't put me off going on this trip again .

billy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The country side was just so beautiful. My whole family enjoyed the scenery very much. We wish we could spend more time in Bibury as the place was just enchanting. Our night stay at the Corinium Hotel was memorable, as it was our first time staying in a 16th building. Special praise to our excellent guide who took extra effort to take care of us, making this tour a very friendly trip. We had a nice couple from San Francisco and two wonderful ladies from Auckland in our group, and we got along very well. I must say this is by far the best trip I have taken. Kudos.

Roberta S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Springtime, sunshine and the magic of the Cotswolds and cities visited made for a wonderful trip. Our guide, Jamie, was a font of knowledge and fun trivia as well. Once we were off the bus, we were free to wander on our own after given top tips by Jamie.

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