Oxford & les Villages Traditionnels des Cotswolds
circuit 1 jour

  • Bibury
  • Oxford
  • Oxford Church
  • Cotswold Villages
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Une journée tranquille passée à explorer Oxford et les villages typiques des Costwolds .

Carte du circuit

Highlights

Universities
Film Locations

Endroits à découvrir


- Oxford University Precincts

- Great Hall of Christ Church College

- Traditional Cotswold Villages

- Bampton

- Bibury


Votre voyage


Aller dans les Cotswolds, c’est entrer dans un paysage. Des verts vifs, des ruisseaux abondants et des cottages tous plus charmants les uns que les autres. Et nul besoin de présenter Oxford. Cette ville d’étudiants, de flèches d’églises et de somptueuses cathédrales fascine autant qu’elle inspire. Joignez-vous à cette excursion et faites l’expérience de deux des sites d’Angleterre qui méritent le plus leur réputation.


Les Détails

Départ
09:15 - Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
Retour
19:00
Bagage
Vous ne pouvez transporter que 14kg maximum de bagages par personne lors de nos circuits, sous la forme d'un bagage similaire à un bagage cabine pour avion (environ 55 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm) . Vous pouvez également garder avec vous un petit sac léger pour vos effets personnels.
Discounts

Étudiants, personnes plus de l'âge de 60, et enfants (entre 5 et 15 ans)

Important information
  • Emportez des vêtements imperméables et des chaussures de marche
Tour inclusions
  • Transport par un minibus Mercedes de luxe à 16 places
  • Climatisation standard
  • Anecdotes et services d’un chauffeur-guide de Rabbie’s
Tour exclusions
  • Entrées dans tous les sites touristiques

Itinéraire

Vous sortez de Londres en direction du nord-ouest, passant près des Pinewood Film Studios (studios de films) et vous traversez les Chiltern Hills (Collines de Chiltern), nommées « Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty » (région d’une exceptionnelle beauté naturelle). Le paysage pittoresque est impressionnant et a inspiré des programmes de télévision comme Midsomer Murder et Vicar of Dibley.

Votre première étape est Oxford, où vous aurez le temps d’explorer des bâtiments classés dont la beauté vous envoûtera. Explorez les alentours des nombreux collèges, grimpez vers un des points de vue pour admirer la ligne des toits de la ville ou bien allez voir les collections d’art et d’antiquités de l’Ashmolean Museum. C’est à vous de choisir.

Nous passons ensuite l’après-midi à visiter les beaux villages des Costwolds, avec leurs minuscules cottages en pierre calcaire qui n’ont pas changé depuis des siècles.

Nous visiterons Bampton, un village lié depuis longtemps au Morris Dancing traditionnel. Vous pourrez explorer la magnifique église paroissiale de St Mary, où furent filmées de nombreuses scènes emblématiques de Downtown Abbey.

L’étape suivante est Burford, la “Porte des Cotswolds ». C’est un petit bourg qui a beaucoup de caractère et une longue histoire. La rue principale est bordée d’adorable cottages et de maisons pittoresques.

Vous avez le temps d’absorber l’hospitalité et le charme locaux. Si vous avez soif, pourquoi ne pas prendre un thé anglais traditionnel. Finalement vous faites le court trajet jusqu’à Bibury, que William Morris a décrit comme le plus joli village d’Angleterre et qui est aussi l’endroit que Henry T Ford voulait démonter avant de le faire transporter aux Etats-Unis.

Nous avons le temps de nous promener vers Arlington Row, un endroit célèbre et féerique, et si merveilleux qu’il est même représenté sur le passeport britannique ! Après une journée bien remplie à explorer la cité d’Oxford et les villages des Cotswolds, nous commençons le retour sur Londres en toute tranquillité.

Cette route est inversée le dimanche.

Itinéraire (English)

You head north west out of London, passing close to Pinewood Film Studios and through the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The picturesque countryside here is stunning and has inspired the television shows, Midsummer Murder and Vicar of Dibley.

Your first stop is Oxford, where you have time to explore the beautiful listed buildings. Explore the precincts of the many colleges, climb one of the vantage points to take in the skyline, or see the art and antiquities collections in the Ashmolean Museum. The choice is yours.

We then 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 the magnificent parish church of St Mary, where many iconic scenes from Downton Abbey were filmed.

Our next stop is in Burford, the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’. It’s a small market town with enormous character and a huge history. The main street is lined with gorgeously quaint cottages and properties.

You have time to take in the local charm and hospitality; and if you’re thirsty you could have a traditional English ‘Afternoon Tea’ . Finally, you 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 have time to stroll past the famous and fairytale-like Arlington Row. 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.

Les Opinions

I had a lovely time on my tour!

Riley Posted on 17/04/2018

I had a lovely time on my tour and wanted to thank Rabbies and James, my driver. I loved seeing Oxford and the Cotswolds! The personal touches from James made the trip much more enjoyable. I wrote all about it on my blog as well if anyone wants to hear more, google Rileys Roves.

Oxford and Cotwolds

Nataliya Posted on 19/05/2017

May17

Oxford and Cotwolds

Nataliya Posted on 19/05/2017

May17

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