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English to the Bone: 2 Day Tour of Cotswolds Villages, Avebury, Oxford and Roman Baths with Accommodation Options

  • When does it run?

    Apr - Oct: Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays
    Nov - Mar: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays


  • Start time

    9:15am

  • Duration

    2 days

Inclusions
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach (Your ride’s on us!)
  • English speaking guide (Language barrier? What’s that?)
  • Accommodation (We got it all covered!)
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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a fantastic package bringing together the best of England, from villages to colleges
  • Marvel at the neolithic Avebury henge monument and the unique Cherhill White Horse
  • Stroll along the streets of Lacock Village, favourite with Harry Potter and Downton Abbey fans
  • Explore the incredible complex of the Roman Baths as well as the stunning Abbey in Bath
  • Feast your eyes on a gorgeous blend of Georgian, Roman and Gothic architectures
  • Head to the second largest town in Roman Britain, Cirencester
  • Wander around the beautiful 16th century cottages and riverbank of Bibury
  • Check out antique shops and traditional tea rooms at Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Savour the 7th century town of Brampton with its Old Parish Church
  • Lose yourself to the magnificence of Oxford and its marvellous college precincts
  • Treat your eyes to a stunning skyline, the oldest university museum and much more

Overview


Serving you with the best of England on an unforgettable platter of travel, this tour treats you to a heady brew of traditional English culture and heritage, along with a magnificent dose of history. Gorgeous countrysides, stalwarts of global academics, prehistoric monuments, Roman architecture, medieval cottages - this 2 Day tour of the Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford is sure to keep you on your toes. Offering an economical package that lets you save on individual tour prices, it also comes with accommodation (included in the tour price) to make sure that you not just enjoy this fantastic journey, but do it with utmost comfort and convenience.

 

About The Supplier: Rabbie’s is your dream travel partner, providing you with incredible experiences all while travelling ethically. They are known to support local communities and donate to environmental programmes, besides having some of the best storytellers in the world. Small groups, comfortable rides, unforgettable travel experiences - it really just couldn’t get better!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Apr - Oct: Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays
    Nov - Mar: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays


  • Duration

    2 days

  • Start time

    9:15am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London

  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Avebury, Lacock Village, City of Bath and Cirencester

    The first day of the tour is as historic as it can get. Our journey begins at the neolithic henge monument of Avebury, the three fascinating stone circles making up the largest megalithic one in the world is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in the United Kingdom. We will continue on to visit the intriguing Cherhill White Horse, dating back to the late 18th century - a hill figure believed to have been carved on the Cherhill down by the “mad doctor” Dr Christopher Alsop.

    The second excursion of our day will dive into the rickety yet picturesque roads of Lacock Village, used as a backdrop for filming popular movies and television series including Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. A beautifully preserved medieval village, its contemporary claim to fame is surely the stunning Abbey which has used to portray our beloved Hogwarts!

    Taking a short break from the rural grandeur of England, we will explore the historic Roman Spa city of Bath, home to a sensational blend of Georgian and Romanesque architecture styles. We will explore the legendary Roman Baths, a former public bathing complex comprising the Sacred Spring, the Roman Bath House, the Roman Temple and the new Museum. Prepared to be mesmerised by its towering magnificence before we move on to the Bath Abbey, which is equally marvellous and a remarkable specimen of the Perpendicular Gothic style.

    Our last stop for the day is an introduction to the charms of the Cotswolds as we head to Cirencester, a charming market town in east Gloucestershire whose economy was founded in the wool trade during medieval times.

  • Day 2: Oxford and the Cotswolds Villages of Bibury, Brampton and Stow-on-the-Wold

    Our second day begins with the charming village of Bibury, a quintessential old English hamlet with rows of quaint 16th century cottages lining a tranquil river dotted with trouts and ducks paddling around. Believe us, Bibury literally looks like it has jumped right out of a postcard! Stow-on-the-Wold, a market town in Gloucestershire is up next. Sitting atop the 800 ft Stow Hill, the town is brimming with a brilliant mix of Norman and Roman histories as well as some fine tea rooms and exquisite antique shops.

    We will then visit Brampton, a dreamy 7th century town that is a favourite with Downton Abbey fans. From the Old Parish Church to parts of the Hadrian Wall to the Lanercost Priory, the town makes for a surreal experience, almost making one feel like they have stopped and moved back in time to the High Middle Ages. Our final pitstop and highlight for the day is the iconic Oxford, the royalty of global academic standards. The city is distinguished for the illustrious University of Oxford - the oldest university of the English speaking world, known for almost a millennium of academic excellence, incredible historical and political influence as well as the haunt of Britain’s best minds besides being home to the world’s oldest university museum and the largest university press. And if you are a Harry Potter fan, we know that you’ll probably make a beeline for the Great Hall of Christ Church College which has been featured as the enormous dining hall of Hogwarts.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach (Your ride’s on us!)
  • English speaking guide (Language barrier? What’s that?)
  • Accommodation (We got it all covered!)
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions (For once, we’ll go by the surface!)

Please note

Voucher Information: Sorry, but you will need to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we promise we are working on changing this). Unfortunately, at this time, we will not be able to give anyone a refund without a printed copy of his/her voucher/

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 48 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

Please make sure you reach the meeting point at least 10 mins before the departure time to avoid getting caught up in any last minute rush.

Please make sure that all children are accompanied by their respective guardians.

We’re afraid little ones under the age of 5 will have to sit this one out.

Please remember that child rates are based on the arrangement that one child shares a room with a parent or two children share a twin room.

The tour can accommodate up to six passengers. But in case your group is comprises 7 people, you can contact the local operator to make arrangements.

Don’t forget to pack in waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

A maximum of two single rooms are allowed per booking on this tour. Besides, hotel availability, as you all know is a tricky thing so when it is short, B&B rooms will be booked instead of hotels with the respective price reductions. In case you have any specification about your accommodation, you can always list it out in our Special Requests section.

Additional info

Please remember that each person can only carry up to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage, comprising an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small hand bag to keep items you might use on the way.

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