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Oxford and Cotswolds Full-Day Small-Group Tour from London

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$72.75

The Cotswolds are like stepping into a landscape painting. Vivid green colours, lush waterways and the most delightful cottages. And Oxford needs no introduction. The city of students, spires and sumptuous cathedrals is as inspirational as it is fascinating. Join this 10-hour, guided small-group tour and experience two of England’s most deservedly-famous locations. Transportation between attractions is included. Food and drinks can be purchased along the way.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum age is 5 years
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

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Itinerary
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Stop At: University of Oxford

Your first stop is Oxford, where you have time to 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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre, Bampton, Devon, England

Downton Abbey fans and history lovers will enjoy this traditional village’s honey coloured cottages.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Burford, Burford, Cotswolds, England

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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Arlington Row

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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

Greenline Coach Terminal

Departure time:

9:15 AM

Duration:

10 hours

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Megan M

Our guide, Nick, did a wonderful job of telling stories of British history and what to expect at each location we stopped at. We went to Oxford first, and had around 2-2.5 hours free time to explore. Nick recommended that we eat lunch in Oxford, which we did. We walked all around the town, climbed the Carfax tower (for 5 pounds) and got to look inside one of the university colleges. Next, we went to Bampton and saw the church from filming in Downton Abbey, for around 20 minutes. We don't watch the series, so we didn't particularly care about this, but it was still cool to see. My favorite town in the Cotswolds was Bibury. I wish we could've stayed there longer! We had around 30 minutes to explore, during which we had cream tea at the Trout farm cafe (so much cheaper than tea options in downtown London) and took lots of pictures of the beautiful town. Finally, we went to Burford, and had around an hour to explore there. Burford was full of shops and cafes lining a hill. It was about a 2 hour drive back to London from there. We had an overall great experience!

Be aware, that the guide does not take you around the towns that you stop in. We had an assigned meeting time and place, and were set off to explore on our own. We hadn't planned what we wanted to do/see in any of the stops, and it worked out fine. But know that you have to find your way around Oxford on your own.

Thanks for a lovely tour!

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Anonymous

This was a fun day out of London. This tour was run by Rabbits and our driver Dean was very knowledgeable, helpful and amusing. It was great to get out of the city for the day. Loved the small group tour. We did the Cotswolds first and then to Oxford.

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Glenda M

We had a great day with Nick, he was full of information but knew when to shut up. The weather was perfect and the setting idyll.

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siteacquisition

Our tour guide Pete was by far very knowledgeable. He guided and helped us become comfortable. Often he was funnn and made our tour enjoyable.

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christine d

Mu husband and I took some day trips from London. This was a great trip to see some areas outside of the busy city center. It was a great introduction to the Cotswold and Oxford. We plan to go back to see more. John, our guide and driver, was fantastic. He was knowledgeable and was hilarious. What a great tour guide! We also liked the small group aspect. Next time we go to England or Scotland, we will definitely use Rabbies tours again.

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Curt V

Our driver and tour guide Pete was amazing! He spoke the entire time during the drive with a microphone, answered questions, and walked with us through the Coswalds and other locations.

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angelab77

Jeff was a very knowledgeable driver/guide. He shared very detailed information about each place we visited. We wish we could have stayed longer at each location, but other than that the trip was perfect!

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D

Great day spent out of London in picturesque Cotswolds and Oxford. Tour group was small and cosy. Lovely tour guide, Nigel, made us feel welcome and was knowledgeable and helpful. Tour gave great value. Highly recommended.

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Karl

This was a good tour. Not very crowded like some of the other tours I have taken in London. Self-guided yes but we had a lovely guide who was very helpful and informative.

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Hans v

Small bus was rather crowded. Stops at Cotswold villages were 30-60 minutes only. Time in Oxford did not allow for more than just a walk around town. Better to just visit one village to allow more time for a walkaround.Excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable.


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Oxford and Cotswolds Full-Day Small-Group Tour from London
Overview:

The Cotswolds are like stepping into a landscape painting. Vivid green colours, lush waterways and the most delightful cottages. And Oxford needs no introduction. The city of students, spires and sumptuous cathedrals is as inspirational as it is fascinating. Join this 10-hour, guided small-group tour and experience two of England’s most deservedly-famous locations. Transportation between attractions is included. Food and drinks can be purchased along the way.

From USD

$72.75

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