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The Cotswolds, Bath & Oxford

Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 205

This the perfect 2 day tour to discover the charm of some very typically “English” villages and discover the delights of the countryside together with stops in Regency Bath and the gleaming spires of Oxford. Stop overnight in the quaint village of Avebury in Wiltshire.


Head west out of London for a visit to some typical English countryside and cultural gems. You will arrive at the small village of Avebury where you will stay overnight. It is here that you will see the Neolithic Stonehenge like monument containing three stone circles and the largest stone circle in Europe. Nearby is the site of the Cherhill White Horse, cut out of the chalk hillside in 1780. Also nearby is Lacock Village famous for its attractive quaint streets and historic buildings. In the afternoon, you will spend time in Bath with its mineral spas and Roman remains. Also visit Cirencester in the heart of the Cotswolds, a very “English” town.

Returning to London, you will travel through more of the Cotswolds and the pretty villages. You will visit Bibury a picturesque traditional village, Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds with its charming traditional houses and Bampton, the village that was featured in many of the episodes of the TV series, Downton Abbey. Your final stop today is in Oxford, the 900 year old centre of academic excellence. You will have free time to stroll around the college courtyards and narrow alleys and also the historic town square.

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Duration
2 Days
Prices From:
US$ 205

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Day 1

Depart London and spend the night in Avebury

Leaving the great city of London behind you today you head west. You will arrive at the pretty village of Avebury. Here you will be able to wander amidst the largest stone circle in the world - part of a World Heritage Site. Nearby is also the site of the Cherhill White Horse, which was cut out of the chalk hillside in 1780. Not far from here, set in rural Wiltshire, is Lacock village, famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and its more recent role as a television and film location. The Abbey, located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles. You will spend some time in the afternoon in Bath, full of relics of its Roman past and of course its famous Bath. From here you will continue to Cirencester, set in the heart of the Cotswolds, which is so quintessentially English. Cirencester was the second largest town in Britain during Roman times.

Duration1 Night
Day 2

Depart Avebury before returning to London

You will discover some more of the Cotswold scenery and villages. You will see some outstanding countryside with river valleys, water meadows and beech woods, sleepy ancient limestone villages and historic market towns, famous for being 'typically English', where time has stood still for over 300 years. Your visits will include Bibury a picturesque village with many of the traditional features unique to this area. Next stop will be Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds and packed with charming traditional houses. On route to Oxford we make a stop in Bampton, the village that features in many episodes of the worldwide hit TV series Downton Abbey. Later in the afternoon we visit Oxford, renowned for over 900 year as a centre of academic excellence. Discover at your own pace the college courtyards, unspoilt narrow alleys and the historic town square. Harry Potter fans might want to see Christ Church, where many scenes from the films have been shot. The grandeur of the Great Hall has formed the basis of Hogwarts Hall.

Later that day we return to London arriving at approximately 7:00pm.

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

2017: Daily: Apr 1 - Oct 31. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31, 2018.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 1 night accommodation
  • Touring mentioned in the itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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7 Dec 2017
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