Wishing you could experience Oxford and the pretty villages of the Cotswolds but your time is limited? This relaxed day tour is ideal; we visit the beautiful city of Oxford and the charming Cotswold villages of Bampton, Burford and Bibury.
2019 price* per person
Note: minimum age for tour is 6 years.
ADULT: R 1 075
CHILD (6 – 16 years): R 1 014
- 01 January 2019 – 14 April 2019
- 01 Nov 2019 – 17 December 2019 (EXCEPT 17 Dec ’18 – 03 Jan ’19)
- 04 January 2020 – 31 March 2020
ADULT: R 1 268
CHILD (6 – 16 years): R 1 210
- 15 April – 31 May 2019
- 01 October – 31 October 2019
- 18 December 2019 – 03 January 2020
ADULT: R 1 404
CHILD (6 – 16 years): R 1 365
- 01 June 2019 – 30 September 2019
* Prices are subject to continued availability and major currency fluctuation. Valid until 31 March 2020. Does not include meals/refreshments or hotel pick up/drop off.
(We can book your trains/coaches/private transfers in the UK too.)
- Oxford University Precincts We arrive in the Oxford ‘City of Dreaming Spires’, home to the oldest English-speaking university in the world and over 1500 listed buildings. It is here that JRR Tolkein wrote Lord of the Rings and CS Lewis wrote Alice in Wonderland; Alice was based on the daughter of one of Lewis’ friends, the Dean of Christ Church, and lived in Oxford.
- Great Hall of Christ Church College This will be familiar to many as the ‘Tom Tower’ has featured in the films ‘The Golden Compass’ and ‘Brideshead Revisited’, and the dining hall is where Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Great Hall was set.
- Traditional Cotswold Villages The afternoon is spent in the charming Cotswolds, exploring several beautiful stone villages of:
- Bampton, long associated with Morris Dancing and the setting of many scenes from the smash hit TV series, Downton Abbey.
- Burford, the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, with it’s charming ironstone cottages and narrow lanes; you’ll have time to take in some tea (not included in tour).
- Bibury, described by artist William Morris as ‘the prettiest village in England’. We’ll take a stroll through the village, including the famous Arlington Row, with its dollhouse-like weavers’ cottages dating back to 1380, before heading back to London.
Need to know
- Departs: 09h15 from London (Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH)
- Returns: 19h30 to the above
- Wear: Walking shoes, comfy clothes and a raincoat or umbrella – just in case
- Take cash: for meals/refreshments and entry to attractions
- Vehicle: 16-seater Mercedes mini-coach (air-conditioned)
- Operator: Rabbies