Oxford and Cotswolds Full-Day Small-Group Tour from London

Oxford and Cotswolds Full-Day Small-Group Tour from London
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$65.6
Duration: 10 hours
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The Cotswolds are like stepping into a landscape painting. Vivid green colours, lush waterways and the most delightful cottages. And Oxford needs no introduction. The city of students, spires and sumptuous cathedrals is as inspirational as it is fascinating. Join this 10-hour, guided small-group tour and experience two of England’s most deservedly-famous locations. Transportation between attractions is included. Food and drinks can be purchased along the way.

Departing at 9:15am from the Greenline Coach Terminal, your guided tour will head northwest out of London, passing close to Pinewood Film Studios and through the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The picturesque countryside here is stunning and has inspired the television shows, Midsummer Murder and Vicar of Dibley.

Your first stop is Oxford, where you have time to explore the beautiful listed buildings. Explore the legendary Oxford University; climb one of the vantage points to take in the skyline, or admire the art and antiquities on display in the Ashmolean Museum. The choice is yours.

After lunch (own expense), spend the afternoon touring the beautiful villages of the Cotswolds, with their tiny ironstone cottages that have remained unchanged for centuries.

Visit Bampton, a village with a long association with traditional Morris Dancing. You can explore the magnificent parish church of St Mary, where many iconic scenes from Downton Abbey were filmed. The next stop is in Burford, a small market town known as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’. While you're there, perhaps enjoy a traditional English ‘Afternoon Tea’ (optional, for purchase).

Finally, make the short journey to Bibury, described by William Morris as 'the prettiest village in England', and the place that Henry T Ford wished to dismantle and ship back to the USA. Here, have time to stroll down fairytale-like Arlington Row.

After a full day exploring the city of Oxford and the villages of the Cotswolds, set out on the return journey to London. The return time is estimated at approximately 7pm. You'll be dropped off at your original departure point. 

The Cotswolds are like stepping into a landscape painting. Vivid green colours, lush waterways and the most delightful cottages. And Oxford needs no introduction. The city of students, spires and sumptuous cathedrals is as inspirational as it is fascinating. Join this 10-hour, guided small-group tour and experience two of England’s most deservedly-famous locations. Transportation between attractions is included. Food and drinks can be purchased along the way.