The Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford

002334Q-20

Roam the picturesque Cotswolds on this tour of beautiful villages, ancient stone circles, and stunning cathedrals.

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Highlights
  • Gaze in wonder at the largest stone circle in the world at Avebury
  • Explore the village of Lacock and its charming streets
  • Marvel at the immense scale of Bath’s Georgian terraces, its majestic Abbey cathedral, and the Roman temple and baths
  • Wander amongst the tranquil Medieval setting of Bibury’s cottages
  • Discover Downton Abbey life as you visit one of its most frequently used village filming locations, Bampton
  • Explore Oxford’s iconic educational institutions
Details

Group Size: Max. 16

2018-2019 Dates:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays
April 01-October 31, 2018
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays
November 01, 2018 – March 31, 2019
No tours operate on July 15; 24, 25 & 26 December; 31 December; 01 January, 2019

2018 Prices:
Low season: April 04-30; November 01, 2018-March 31, 2019 (except December 17, 2018 & January 03, 2019

Bed & Breakfast
US$229 – twin
US$269 – single
Hotel

US$245 – twin
US$335 – single

Shoulder season: April 01-03 (Easter); May 01-15; October 01-31; December 17, 2018 – January 03, 2019 (Christmas and New Year)
Bed & Breakfast
US$245 – twin
US$285 – single
Hotel
US$259 – twin
US$349 – single

High season: June 01 – September 30
Bed & Breakfast

US$275 – twin
US$315 – single
Hotel
US$295 – twin
US$385 – single

Rates are shown in US$, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room and one person in a single room. Reduced rates are available for children ages 5-15, based on one child sharing a room with an adult or two children in a twin room.

Canadian $ rates are also available – please inquire.

Tour Code:
002334Q-20

Itinerary
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Day 1 – Depart London - Avebury - Cherhill White Horse - Lacock - Bath - Cotswolds

Your tour heads west to the village of Avebury. Here you have the chance to wander amongst the majesty of the largest stone circle in the world.

A short journey from here is a hillside where you find the Cherhill White Horse, a huge white horse cut into the chalk by the ‘Mad Doctor’ in the 18th century.

Further along the road lies Lacock, a preserved medieval village famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings, and role as a period film and television location.

You then head to Bath to enjoy its rich cultural history and magnificent architecture. You can also take the opportunity to visit the Roman Baths complex and Abbey cathedral.

Heading into the Cotswolds, you travel to the Cirencester, a market town whose wealth was founded in the medieval wool trade. It was the second largest town in Roman Britain.

Day 2 – Bibury - Stow-on-the-Wold - Bampton - Oxford - London

You visit the picturesque village of Bibury with its tiny 16th century cottages and tranquil river where trout filter the flow and swans and ducks paddle and feeds Quintessentially Cotswold and rural England.

You proceed to Stow-on-the-Wold, a hill top market town, packed with history, antique shops and tea rooms.

On the way to Oxford, you visit Bampton, where you can find the sights that have featured prominently in the TV series Downton Abbey.

After enjoying the sights, it’s on 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 and where some scenes were filmed.

As the evening draws in, you return to London.

Included
  • Transport in an air-conditioned, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • One night of accommmodation
  • Breakfast at Bed & Breakfast accommodation
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
Not Included
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Gratuities to driver-guide
  • Meals not indicated
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

Travel is the best education. You use all five of your senses, you learn about cultural quirks, and you experience historical wonders and this tour is your perfect lesson in the best of England.

You examine the standing stones of Avebury, where you unearth the mysteries of Neolithic civilisation. You study the rural villages of the Cotswolds, where you discover a more relaxing pace of life. And you learn about Bath and Oxford, two places that boast England’s rich and extravagant heritage.

So, make the world your classroom and join this tour of the Cotswolds, Bath, and Oxford.

Important information: 

  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • Allowance of one 15 kilogram bag per person

Places you’ll Explore:
Avebury – Discover one of the best now prehistoric sites in Britain, containing the largest megalithic stone circle in the world
Cherhill White Horse – Gaze upon the hillside art of the third oldest white horse figure in Great Britain, dating back to the late 18th century
Lacock – Wander the streets of this pristine 18th century, and earlier, village. Check out the barn dating back to the 14th century and an in from the 15th century
Bath – Soak in the sites of this Roman city with its Iron Age, Roman and Medieval architecture
Cirencester – Enjoy the largest town in the Cotswold District as you peruse the various market
Bibury – Meander through the lanes of this traditional rural village and see some quaint stone cottage
Stow-on-the-Wold – Explore this small market town on top of an 800ft hill
Bampton Village – Feel like you are visiting the Crawley family in Downton Abbey as you wander the streets of this picturesque village
Oxford – Have a history lesson in the city that is home to the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world

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