Oxford & Traditional Cotswolds Villages Day Tour
~Oxford University Precincts
~Great Hall of Christ Church College
~Traditional Cotswolds Villages
A wonderful day exploring the beautiful city of Oxford and the quintessential Cotswolds villages of Bampton, Burford and Bibury.
We recommend this tour for anyone with limited time who wants to experience the city of Oxford and the Cotswolds villages on a relaxed day out from the city.
If the date you’d like to travel isn’t available, please call us to discuss alternative options.
Concession Prices: £46.00 - £56.00
Departing: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun (All Year)
Our tour takes us North West out of London and through the Chiltern Hills. After passing through Midsummer Murder and Vicar of Dibley country, you will arrive in Oxford, home to the oldest English-speaking University in the world. Here you have time to explore the precincts of the many colleges and climb the vantage points to take in the skyline view of the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’.
The afternoon will be spent touring the beautiful villages of the Cotswolds with their tiny ironstone cottages that have remained unchanged for centuries. We’ll visit Bampton, with its magnificent parish church of St Mary, the small market town of Burford and Bibury, which is so pretty that Henry T Ford wanted to dismantle it and take it home to the US. In the late afternoon we’ll embark on the comfortable return journey to London, arriving back at Victoria around 7.00pm.
All our London departures leave from Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, SW1W 9SH.
If coming on foot access is through the building at 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH. See Map.
~Transportation by a top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach.
~Air Conditioning as standard.
~Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide
~Lunch and refreshments.
~Entrance fees to any Visitor Atttractions
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 15 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)
We like to give you plenty of opportunities to go on nature walks, so we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!! Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.
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We head north west out of London for the day, passing close to Pinewood Film Studios – the home of James Bond – and through the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We travel through the picturesque countryside that inspired the television shows, Midsummer Murder and Vicar of Dibley, before arriving in Oxford, home to the oldest English-speaking university in the world. Oxford is a great literary centre where JRR Tolkein wrote Lord of the Rings and CS Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia. With over 1,500 listed buildings and a history dating back more than 1000 years, you have time to explore the precincts of the many colleges, climb one of the vantage points to take in the skyline view of the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ or view the rich art and antiquities collections in the Ashmolean Museum. We spend the afternoon touring the beautiful villages of the Cotswolds with their tiny ironstone cottages that have remained unchanged for centuries. We’ll visit Bampton, a village with a long association with traditional Morris Dancing.You can explore its magnificent parish church of St Mary in which many iconic scenes from Downton Abbey were filmed. Our next stop is in Burford, the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, a small market town with enormous character and a huge history. Its main street is lined with quintessential ironstone cottages and properties, the essence of the Cotswolds. You will have plenty of time to take in the local charm and hospitality, perhaps taking afternoon tea. Finally, we will 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 we will have time to stroll past the famous Arlington Row, almost of doll’s house proportions, and the old woollen mill. After a full day exploring the city of Oxford and the villages of the Cotswolds we’ll embark on the comfortable return journey to London, arriving back at Victoria around 7.00pm.