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From London: Oxford and Cotswolds Villages Day Trip

From London: Oxford and Cotswolds Villages Day Trip

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Escape the hustle and bustle of London and spend the day exploring the historic city of Oxford and the traditional stone villages of the Cotswolds. Travel in comfort through the countryside on a small group tour with knowledgeable guide.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the English-speaking world’s oldest university at Oxford
  • Look inside the Great Hall at Christ Church College
  • Explore the traditional villages of the Cotswolds
  • Visit the charming town of Bibury and get stunning views of the English countryside
Full description

Embark on a full-day guided trip to Oxford and Cotswolds from London. See the historic Oxford University, explore the Cotswolds villages, and admire the lush English countryside.

Depart London and travel by a luxury Mercedes minibus and spend the morning exploring the beautiful university city of Oxford. Wander amongst the listed buildings and colleges, and climb one of the vantage points for breathtaking views of the spires.

Marvel at the Ashmolean Museum's collection before making your way to the quaint Cotswolds villages to see traditional tiny cottages built from stone. Arrive at the village of Burford, the Gateway to the Cotswolds, and lose yourself in this bustling market town.

Make the short journey to Bibury and stroll to the famous and fairytale-like Arlington Row. Admire these 14th-century cottages and gain an insight into the history from your guide. After, enjoy the scenic ride back to London.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Arlington Row visit

    • Ashmolean Museum visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by van

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

Meeting point

Please note that this tour does not depart from Victoria Coach Station. Meet at Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH. This is located directly behind Victoria Train Station and diagonally across from Victoria Coach Station. Arriving by train or underground: Victoria Train and Underground Station is the closest station to the departure point. You can access the Greenline Coach Station by going through the upstairs food court in Victoria Station next to platform 14 and out the rear exit, or by going outside the station and walking down Buckingham Palace Road which runs alongside Victoria Train Station. Arriving by taxi: request to be dropped off at the corner of Buckingham Palace Road and Elizabeth Bridge. Once you arrive at the Greenline Coach Station, look for the Colonnade Walk sign and take the ramp up to the Subway restaurant and turn left.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour does not depart from Victoria Coach Station
  • Waterproof clothing is recommended to bring
  • 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

4.6 /5

based on 532 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Beautiful tour of the Cotswolds and Oxford! We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable with a great personality. There was quite a bit of driving but it didn’t feel like it as we had a great time, and he definitely didn’t make the drive feel longer than it was! Definitely recommend for those who want to see a bit of the English countryside and are unsure of where to start.

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January 5, 2023

Trying to fit both Oxford and the Cotswolds into a single tour means less time than one might like at each destination but this being said, it’s a good introduction to all three destinations and the van was very comfortable with nice travel commentary by our guide during the ride.

December 31, 2022

We had an amazing time on this tour. Our guide, Graham, was absolutely great, sharing his expansive knowledge and keeping us entertained with his good humour along the way. It was nice that we were allowed to explore the Cotswolds and Oxford on our own depending on our interests. For example, we chose to have tea at Burford and tried the lardy cake recommended by Graham, while others in our tour set out to check the shops and church. Overall, it was a perfect way to explore the two places!

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December 29, 2022

Product ID: 173892