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From Oxford: Cotswold Explorer Full-Day Tour

1. From Oxford: Cotswold Explorer Full-Day Tour

Start your unforgettable Cotswold journey by boarding the minibus in Oxford. Then, set off on a scenic drive to the charming village of Minster Lovell. Enjoy seeing the pretty thatched houses and exploring the ruined 15th century Hall. Continue the route through the idyllic villages of Asthall and Swinbrook to Burford, the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'. Make a stop here to give you time to stroll around the sloping High Street and browse in the quirky shops and cafes. Next, travel further on your panoramic drive through the old quarrying villages of Taynton and the Barringtons towards Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. Take a walk along the quaint River Windrush crossed with delightful stone bridges. From Bourton-on-the-Water, follow the route through some enchanting Cotswold villages to Broadway with its golden stone houses. Find a pub or cafe for lunch in this village which inspired artists and writers, such as Frank Millet, J M Barrie, and William Morris. After lunch, visit the beautiful market town of Chipping Campden, with its old market hall and wool church. Then, explore Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Here you can browse among the narrow footpaths and the antique shops and art galleries. Finally, return to Oxford via the bustling market town of Chipping Norton with a final brief photo stop in Woodstock, the site of Blenheim Palace (the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill).

From Oxford: Cotswolds Adventurer Tour

2. From Oxford: Cotswolds Adventurer Tour

Be introduced to some of the most enchanting villages in the Cotswolds on a full-day tour from Oxford. Head to the ancient town of Bampton, one of the oldest towns in England, known as the village in the TV series Downton Abbey. Stop to see the village church and library, where many scenes of this popular show were filmed. Continue to Kelmscott, once the summer home of the famous Arts and Crafts movement founder, William Morris. Afterwards you’ll visit Lechlade, an old market town on the River Thames. From there, your route takes you through pretty stone villages with a chance to stop and have a refreshment in a typical village shop. A short scenic drive takes you to Bibury to see its 17th-century cottages, beautiful river, and trout farm. Following the picturesque Coln Valley, drive through narrow country lanes and over rolling hills, before arriving in the quiet town of Winchcombe. Enjoy lunch in a rustic pub and browse the quirky shops. After lunch, a panoramic drive takes you past Sudeley Castle, the burial place of Catherine Parr, 6th wife of Henry VIII. Continue through pretty hamlets to Stow-on-the-Wold, to browse its quaint cafes and antiques shops. Return to Oxford via Woodstock, home to Blenheim Palace where Sir Winston Churchill was born.

From London: Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds & Warwick Castle

3. From London: Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds & Warwick Castle

Walking tour of Oxford Follow in the footsteps of Oxford’s famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. Take in the famous ‘city of dreaming spires’ and see the Bodleian Library – one of the oldest libraries in Europe – on your visit. You’ll be captivated by the unspoilt narrow alleys and ancient squares of this naturally beautiful town. Enjoy a walking tour and free time. Stratford-Upon-Avon A market town with a difference, Stratford-upon-Avon is the famous home of arguably the world's greatest writer, William Shakespeare. Delve into the charms of this bustling market town at your leisure. Cotswolds We will drive through the Cotswolds, a charming blend of breathtaking natural beauty, bustling market towns and sleepy villages. Warwick Castle Be part of Britain’s Greatest Medieval Experience! Deep in the heart of Warwick Castle, the Great Hall becomes a hive of activity! Immerse yourself in battle preparations and feel the weight of a medieval sword. Enjoy a walking tour and explore this lovely town with its host of attractive buildings.

From Oxford: Full-Day London Trip with Guided Walking Tour

4. From Oxford: Full-Day London Trip with Guided Walking Tour

Travel from Oxford on a full-day trip to London. Upon arrival, enjoy a 90-minute guided walking tour around Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the River Thames, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, the Horse Guards Parade, and Downing Street. Following the guided tour, you will have at least 4 hours of free time to take advantage and explore the city. Tower Bridge and the Tower of London are about a 40-minute walk from the center of London. There are also public transport options, riverboat tours, or you go shopping at the nearby Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street. Take time to visit London’s amazing art galleries for free including the Tate Modern, the National Gallery, and Tate Britain. There are also numerous world-class museums with free entry such as the British Museum, the Science Museum, and the Natural History Museum.    Following your free time exploring the British capital, the group will meet and return back to Oxford.

From Brighton: Full Day Oxford, Windsor & Eton Tour

5. From Brighton: Full Day Oxford, Windsor & Eton Tour

Join a student-friendly tour to Oxford, Windsor, and Eton. Visit Windsor and Eton in the morning before traveling to Oxford at lunchtime, where you'll spend the afternoon. Set off from Brighton, and make your first stop in the historic town of Windsor where you will go on a guided walking tour full of interesting facts and stories. Later, set off for Oxford, also known as the "City of Dreaming Spires." Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the center of the town to orientate yourself. Then, enjoy some free time to discover a wide range of shops in the Westgate and Clarendon shopping centers and the old Victorian covered market. Alternatively, visit some of the free museums, the Ashmolean Museum, or Oxford Castle. After this, head over to Oxford University, one of the most famous and oldest learning institutions in the world. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. Its beautiful architecture, museums, and young student population make the city a wonderful place to visit at any time of year. Even though Oxford is a very cosmopolitan city, it is dominated by its ancient university, with each college having its own sense of identity. With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for you to do and see.

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Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 13 reviews

The day trip was really great,

The trip was, as I already said, great. Our guide Dolly gave us a lot of background Information, I liked especially Stratford, Shakespear's birth house, you really got an idea how things were at that time, also the idea to have young actors playing some Scenes and reciting Shakespears sonetts was very appealing. All in all it was a wonderful, very interesting day out of London in a beautiful English landscape. Thanks again to Dolly! Just one more remark, I booked the trip via internet from Vienna Austria and I was only able to book the basic arrangements, no tickets included. We were a small group, so it did not bother too much to buy the tickets on location

Isobel was our guide and David was our Tour driver. Isobel was very knowledgeable and helped us get around the beautiful Cotswold villages. The tour was well planned and we had ample time at every village to explore with Isobel highlighting the history and significance of each place. David and Isobel were both kind and even helped us to choose the best place to have our lunch and shopping. The tour even included stops at the eccentric lavender, poppy and wild flower fields. The tour along with Isobel and David made our day special.

Very informative, entertaining, and personalized. The guide was absolutely lovely and the driver was so nice. It was an easy and fun-filled day. The guide had thought through it all!!!

Excellent trip. Well organised and informative tour. Fantastic experience.

Driver Sayed and tour guide Pablo were both excellent.