1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. Oxford
  4. Avebury

Cotswolds, Bath, and Oxford: 2-Day Tour from London

Product ID: 18478
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London is not the only way to experience England. This 2-day excursion to the scenic Cotswolds, with a stop at the ancient stones of Avebury and the majesty of Bath and Oxford, will show you an England that you may have only seen in your history books.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 14 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the ancient stone circle of Avebury, a World Heritage Site
  • Visit the pictorial village of Lacock and the Roman ruins of Bath
  • Explore the splendor of the Cotswolds, with its stunning villages and picturesque scenery
  • Spend the night at an authentic English guesthouse, with breakfast included
  • Enjoy a friendly, personal service with a maximum of 16 passengers per tour
Full description
Experience 2 days of remarkable England, taking you from the very recent to its very ancient past.

Day 1

Leave bustling London and head west to the village of Avebury, where you can marvel over the world's largest stone circle (not Stonehenge!) which is an official World Heritage Site – make sure to bring a camera.

Further along, you'll be escorted to Lacock Village in the rural area of Wiltshire, which might be recognizable to you as a TV and film location. Its quaint setting, historic architecture, and lovely streets make it ideal for a lovely stroll down to the heart of the village, where you can see The Abbey, a unique country house of various architectural styles.

After an afternoon in the Roman relics of Bath, continue to the heart of the Cotswolds: Cirencester, where you can grab a much-needed night's sleep in one of the small, locally-owned, charming guesthouses or B&B's. Rest well, for there is more to see tomorrow.

Day 2

After breakfast at your local accommodation, head to the picturesque village of Bibury, a town that presents you with 16th-century cottages and a tranquil river. The next stop is Broadway Tower, a unique Saxon tower with fascinating history. Proceed to Stow-on-the-Wold, a hilltop market town packed with history, antique shops, and tea rooms.

Once you have enjoyed the pastoral sights, make your way to the home of Britain's best minds: Oxford. This city is renowned for 900 years of academic excellence through its world-famous university. Keen Harry Potter fans will want to visit the Great Hall of Christ Church College, the inspiration for the Hogwarts dining hall where some scenes were filmed. As the evening draws in, return to London.
Includes
  • 1 night's accommodation in a B&B in Cirencester
  • Knowledgeable driver/guide
  • Transport in a 16-seater minibus
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to the various attractions
  • Meals
  • Refreshments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• All accommodation is en suite, but may be a fair walk from the town center
• Individual travelers: please select the “single accommodation option”, while 2 or more travelers should choose the “twin room shared” option
• Please bring suitable, comfortable clothing and footwear for the tour. England isn't known for its sunshine
• Minimum age to participate is 5 years
• You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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An interesting and adventurous tour

Great 2 days and a fantastic night at the B.B. at Cotswolds. The breakfast at the B.B. was out of this world. Pete the guide was knowledgeable of the places of visit and was friendly and helpful. Maybe cut down visit to one of the smaller village and have more time at Oxford which was interesting but short of time.

October 14, 2018

A great weekend trip!

Hugh did an awesome job guiding our group- especially providing all sorts of little tid bits about local lore and the origins of related popular English sayings. The format Rabbie’s uses is very conducive for getting some color commentary while on the bus but allowing lots of freedom for the individual traveler to explore while off the bus. The best of both worlds! The weather was exceptionally hot for the UK and unfortunately our bus air conditioning needed servicing (so we were quite warm when on the bus), but Hugh succeeded in making sure our little group (16 people seems like the perfect tour group size) had a wonderful time despite the uncontrollable factors.

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May 9, 2018

Excellent commentary and very interesting places to visit.

June 26, 2019

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Product ID: 18478