Day trip

From London: Cotswolds and Oxford Guided Day-Trip

Activity provider:Day Tours London
Day trip

From London: Cotswolds and Oxford Guided Day-Trip

Activity provider:Day Tours London
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Discover the English countryside on a day tour of the Cotswolds and Oxford, from London. Visit the beautiful villages of the Cotswolds and tour the top sites of the world’s oldest university city.

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Duration 10 hours
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    The Cotswolds

    Scenic views on the way

  • Bourton-on-the-Water

  • Bibury, England

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    (3 hours)

  • Lunch

  • Transfer

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  • Enjoy one of England's most spectacular landscapes in the Cotswolds
  • Wander among the dreamy spires of Oxford
  • Learn about Oxford’s connection with Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter
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Embark on a full-day guided tour of the English countryside from London. Admire the fairytale houses of the Cotswolds, the historic Oxford University, and the beauty of the English Countryside.

Depart London on a full-day tour that takes you west to experience the beauty of the Cotswolds countryside, and the university city of Oxford. Drive through the Cotswolds, as you enjoy views of the lovely landscape and stone villages. A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, this is the English countryside at its finest. We will stop at Bourton-on-the-water and Bibury, the two most loved villages of the Cotswolds. Continue to Oxford to explore the most famous university city in the world. Free-time for lunch in the heart of the city. Take a walk among the college buildings and admire their dreamy spires. Your guide will recommend a walking route that covers the most famous sites, including the Bridge of Sighs and Christchurch Cathedral. Learn about Oxford’s connection with Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. Find a great place for a meal (you guide will provide recommendations), or join local scholars and academics over a pint in the city’s most haunted pub. You'll be back in London by 6 in the evening and you can use the London Underground to travel quickly to all areas of London.

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  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
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  • Children under 3 years

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Meeting point

Meet your guide opposite Gloucester Road Underground station. Please wait outside Stanhope Arms bar, facing the exit of the station, near Tesco Express. The tour departs at 7:30 AM.

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  • Please note, this group tour will have a maximum of 28 passengers.
Customer reviews

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based on 1059 reviews

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The trip was well-organised and James, the guide, very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. The stops were all a bit rushed, but that happens when you are trying to squeeze a lot into a short time. The only complaint was trying to find the bus after our time in Burton-on-Water. James said to look for landmarks, which I did, but on return wasn't sure which way to turn after we went through the passageway. It would be helpful to have him standing at the end of the passageway to direct us. We weren't the only ones who were confused.

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May 26, 2023

It was a lovely trip! Very informative and fun!…of the 3 stops though, the first one was ok…just an opportunity for pictures, the second location is during lunch so if you eat (and eat FAST!) you have enough time to stop in 1 store for 5 minutes before you have to run back to the bus. There just wasn’t enough time in the water stop (can’t recall the name of that town but it was something “on the water.” Then we hit Oxford and they give you a walking tour which includes some fun Harry Potter spots! The walking around was nice but maybe a little too long. It’s bigger but that doesn’t mean you have to cover the whole area in that time. My opinion is up the time in the smaller town and lower the amount of time for Oxford. Otherwise it was perfect!

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May 21, 2023

Transportation (vehicle and driver) and guide were excellent. Lots of traffic for the sites visited showcased the ability of our driver to get us where and when needed. That also proved a challenge trying to get pics not always filled with people. Was expecting both slate and thatched roofs but only saw the former. Beware having less than 2hrs for lunch… we found we had to forego much exploration as we waited for our meal. Quaint and wonderful describe the Cotswalds. The Oxford portion was significantly bolstered by our guide James’ descriptions and knowledge of the various buildings, colleges and history of the area. We had time to explore on our own as well which was made better by the excellent introduction to the area that James provided. Be aware of the time… this tour is needfully highly schedule driven and more than once we found ourselves jogging to get back to the bus on time.

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May 19, 2023

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