Day trip

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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From US$ 90.73 per person

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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
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratitudes
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Wheelchair users

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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 411 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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In all, this tour is very recommended! We spent about 2.5h in Oxford, 40m in Bibury (it's really small), and 1h in Burford. Oxford had so many things to see and do though (shops, museums, colleges, cafes, etc.), so time should be planned wisely. Bibury was great for photos, and Burford had plenty of gift shops and places to eat. Our guide Graham, was awesome. He had interesting stories and facts to share about the locations during our drives between them. Before we arrived at a stop, he pointed out gift shops, restaurants, and great photo locations so we could save time. Thanks Graham! Notes: 16 Passengers, USB charging ports on the bus, and overhead bag storage. We also didn't hit heavy traffic during our trip.

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August 3, 2022

Our van driver, Jennifer, did a great job telling us about a variety of British historical facts along the way. You then see two Cotswolds towns and Oxford on your own. They provided us with a nice walking tour handout for Oxford. Would have been nice to see insider of one of the colleges, but we knew that wasn't included. I would highly recommend including this in a London vacation - it felt great to see the countryside and get out of the city.

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July 23, 2022

It was an amazing experience. Our guide (I think his name is Dan) was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He has great humor throughout our trip. I wish we had longer hours in Oxford (about 2h 15m), hoping we could spend more time in every tourist spot. In the meantime, we had an appropriate time in the Cotswold (1 hr) & Bibury (45 min). I definitely recommend this with Rabbi's tour.

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June 14, 2022

Product ID: 173892