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Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.

Typical prices per person per night:
Hostel £15-£20, Guest House B&B £30-£45, Hotels - more.
Based on 2 people sharing (except hostel). Single occupancy will be higher.

The accommodation prices above are for guidance only and we cannot be held responsible for any variation in the cost of accommodation, but we always do our very best to satisfy your personal requirements and have an amazing track record of providing our customers the best value and quality accommodation available. We do advise that single supplements usually apply and at times in peak season double room rates are charged for single occupancy.

Accommodation is dispersed around various towns and villages, rarely more than a 10-15 minute walk from the centre, although on occasions this can be 20-30 minutes. Taxis are available for a small fee if necessary. If you have access needs or specific requirements please let us know when booking. Late bookings and/or peak season may limit the choice and location of available accommodation.

When you go on tour your driver/guide will drop you off at your booked* accommodation and pick you up in the morning so you have no need to worry about shifting luggage or getting lost on tour. It’s a small group tour so we won’t let you get lost in the crowd.

After you’ve stayed at your accommodation you pay for it directly to your host. Cash is preferred amongst smaller B&Bs but don’t worry if you run out. There are plenty of Automatic Cash machines in the places you stay overnight.

We’ve found that this way of touring means you can really get in touch with the locals and your choices can be looked after far more effectively and you can stay in the best and most affordable places.

*Please note that if your accommodation has already been booked by Rabbie’s, as per your initial request, and you change your booking, there will be a charge for amendments. Changes to booked accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability.

For more information on accommodation and prices click here...

The Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford 2 Day Tour

~ Avebury
~ Cherhill White Horse
~ Lacock
~ Bath
~ Cirencester
~ Cotswolds villages
~ Stow-on-the-Wold
~ Oxford

2 days to take in the highlights of the charming Cotswolds with its beautiful villages, the ancient stone circle of Avebury and the grandeur of Bath and Oxford.
Stay 1 night in the historic Roman town of Cirencester. (**On some dates accommodation may be in other locations eg, Bath or Cheltenham).

Please phone us if the date you want to travel is unavailable to book online.

Departs: 09.00       Returns: approx. 19.00
Adult prices:  £89 - £109
Discount prices:  £83 - £99
Departing: Mon & Sat (until 31/03/2016)
Tues, Thur, Sun (Apr-Oct) and Saturday (Nov-Mar) (from 01/04/16)

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Accommodation Info Accommodation Options
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller photos Full Itinerary (English)
Day 1 takes you west to the standing stone circles at Avebury and the historic village of Lacock in the heart of rural Wiltshire, maintained by the National Trust and largely unchanged since the 13th century. Your afternoon leaves you free to explore Bath, its Abbey and Roman Baths, before staying in the capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester for the night.
(**On some dates accommodation may be in other locations eg, Bath or Cheltenham)
Day 2 is a fantastic day exploring the beautiful villages and scenery of the Cotswolds, including Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Woodstock. Your afternoon leaves you free to explore the ancient University town of Oxford before returning to London

Departure Point
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.

as above

Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Air Conditioning as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide

Meals and refreshments.
All Visitor Attractions.

Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel or B&B and we will book it for you.
For more information on accommodation and prices click here

*NB On some dates when Cirencester is very busy this tour may stay overnight in Cheltenham or Bath.

Discount Price
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 15 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)

Important Information
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Accommodation on this tour is dispersed around Cirencester. If you have mobility problems or special requirements please let us know when booking. Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller photos Full Itinerary (English)
My friend and I enjoyed the tour with Jamie thoroughly. He took good care of all of us and was essential in providing a personal touch to the tour by taking time to speak to each of us and making sure we were comfortable. His funny commentaries gave a touch of humour to the informative talk about the different regions as well.
Posted by Jasmine F on 19/10/2015

both Bath and Oxford were tremendous
Posted by Suzanne on 26/07/2015

The destinations on route. Jamie, the guide, very relaxed and friendly, and confident. Right amount of free time at every destination. Very comfortable bus.
Posted by Caroline on 11/07/2015

Great first trip with Rabbies, I was excited to continue to use them when I arrived in Scotland. Glen did a great job despite a few minor hiccups that were out of his control. I had a great time while exploring this area with my best friend.
Posted by Leah on 06/06/2015

Of course we loved seeing the wonderful countryside, but the accommodations and most especially our tour guide, Barney, made the entire experience one that will remember forever.
Posted by Paul on 31/05/2015

Really enjoyed Kevin's commentary including many interesting and off-beat details.
Posted by Mary on 18/04/2015

The tour guide made the trip enjoyable.
Posted by Phakkanun on 17/04/2015

Kevin was a delight. Very friendly and most helpful.
Posted by Janet on 10/09/2014

The driver and the tour guide, Kevin Jee, provided very good information about all the historic locations. He was extremely friendly and very helpful throughout the tour making it a great pleasure.
Posted by Abhay on 26/08/2014

Bath was delightful. I also very much enjoyed the Cotswolds countryside.
Posted by helene on 24/08/2014

Kevin was a great guide. He was very friendly and helpful throughout. I felt very comfortable as a single female. I most enjoyed getting to sightsee in Bath, which was the primary reason I booked with Rabbies (location of the tour - and the reasonable cost)
Posted by Laura on 04/08/2014

I would like to say thank you for nice tours that has been arranged by Rabbies I have been in 2 tour (Devon & Cornwall and costwolds, Bath & Oxford) Interestingly, the driver & guider Kavein was in both of my tours. I would like to commend Kavein is an excellent tour guider for his experience, knowledge, communication with tourists . Made the tours even more enjoyable Wish to rabbies all the very best & more success Regards, Hend
Posted by Hind Hind on 03/08/2014

Steve was a great leader good knowledge but also allowed lots of quiet time for just soaking in the scenery. He kept the group on time and generally made the whole thing go very smoothly
Posted by susan on 08/07/2014

Avebury and Bibury fabulous stops. We enjoyed the quieter out of the way stops in the Cotswolds. Bath though very enjoyable. B&B in Shrewsbury very comfortable, Peter was a great guide. Peter made our trip very special with wonderful commentary about the history and the country and he was very knowledgeable about each area we visited. We appreciate the way he took care of us on the tour.
Posted by Jonh C on 27/06/2014

Kevin is Friendly person and fun. It make us relax and be sure we are safety during the trip
Posted by sunisa on 30/05/2014

We had booked this tour on 30th Nov 2013. We were pleasantly surprised to find only another couple joining us on the trip. It was like a personalised tour with our very knowledgeable and cordial tour guide, Pete. We loved his anecdotes and the history he shared along the way. The weather was perfect for a day trip and we couldn't ask for more! This was our second tour with Rabbie's - the first one being from Edinburgh to the Scotland Highlands. Both were wonderful and we are hoping we can visit North and South Wales from London sometime soon!
Posted by Shrubabati on 10/12/2013

Only 4 people had booked the tour, so it was more of a personalised experience. Pete was an excellent guide...he kept us engaged with the history of the places we visited and with personal anecdotes. We had taken another Rabbie's trip to Scotland Highlanda from Edinburgh earlier. Both the trips were perfect and we will definitely take more tours with Rabbie's if we get a chance!
Posted by SHRUBABATI on 10/12/2013

This is the third Rabbie's tour for me, and it's the second time that Kevin was my guide! How lucky I am! The tour itself is well scheduled, which makes you less tired while visiting many places at the same time. What you cannot miss in such a fabulous tour is a good guide , and that's why you should let Kevin be the one for you! Obviously, after the second tour, we are already good friends right now. He is a charming gentleman and we all love him so much! If you had any trouble with your trip or even your own life, just ask, he would always be there for you~Trust me, you are gonna miss him when you finish your tour~ If you are reading my review, do pick Rabbie's be your choice and do let Kevin be your guide because that is the way you could get an extremely fantastic tour of a lifetime! Love you, Rabbie's! Love you, Kevin!
Posted by Shan on 09/09/2013

Seeing the countryside as well as the towns, being a bit off the beaten track at times, not always on the motorway
Posted by Patricia Long on 20/03/2013

How surprised was I when I turned up for my Rabbies tour (recommended to me by my duaghter) to find out I was the only person booked to go. My driver Ambrose told me that it was Rabbies policy to still run the tour even if there was only one participant so off we went!! I had the whole bus, could ask tons of questions, sit up the front and Ambrose and I hit it off immediately. To land in another country on your own is often daunting but not with Ambrose who immediately made me feel at home and was so courteous and knowledgeable. We had a great time touring about and the scenery was breathtaking. The whole time I had my own personal commentary about whatever I needed to know. My B & B experience was also excellent and so much better than I expected. I would definitely book another Rabbies tour and would look for one with Ambrose as he was brilliant!
Posted by Beckyrobz on 22/02/2013

I was the only participant on my tour but Rabbies as their brochure states still ran the tour! I had a lovely driver called Ambrose who had a wealth of knowledge about everything and was happy to take me wherever I wanted to go. We had our own little holiday really, hit it off well and went along for the ride, literally.
Posted by Rebecca Roberts on 22/02/2013

Kevin was very enjoyable and was honest with us about what stops were worth our limited time. His mention of Winston Churchill's birthplace allowed the group to make a great decision to see the palace.
Posted by Scott Anderton on 01/11/2012

I did the Cotswolds, Bath & Oxford two day tour on 10 October 2012 and just wanted to say what a wonderful tour guide Kevin was - and a safe driver! He catered to every need, very knowledgeable and a great communicator. He is a an asset to Rabbies company. It made for a wonderful trip. Will recommend to all my friends back in Australia.
Posted by Lynda Harwood on 12/10/2012

This is our third Rabbies tour, with one more booked. We have always been pleased with the comfort and fun and knowledgable drivers.
Posted by Mary Thomsen on 10/10/2012

Thank-you Ambrose for a wonderful tour. I appreciated your knowledge of all the areas we visited. I had enough time in each town to really look around. Oxford was magnificent!
Posted by allison mitchell on 22/09/2012

Thanks again Owen for a terrific tour. This was our second tour with your company in the 2 weeks we had in London, and we can't speak highly enough about them both! We will definitely recommend your company to anyone we know visiting the UK. What a great time we had!
Posted by Heather Wilson on 12/06/2012

Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller photos Full Itinerary (English)
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller photos Full Itinerary (English)
Day 1
Leaving the great city of London behind us today we head west. We arrive at the pretty village of Avebury. Here we 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. We spend some time in the afternoon in Bath, full of relics of its Roman past and of course its famous Bath. From here we 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!
Day 2
We 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 villagesm and historic market towns, famous for being ‘typically English’, where time has stood still for over 300 years.
Our visits will include Bourton-on-the-Water, also known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds. It is 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 pass through the quaint village of Woodstock. 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 approx.7pm.

Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts

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