Beyond the Spires: Untold Oxford & the Cotswolds

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1 Day
Availability : Year Round
Start: Bristol, England
End: Bristol, England

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

When you think of the Cotswolds, cobbled streets probably come to mind. Honey-soaked stone cottages. Pubs with more wrinkles and stories than your grandpa. We’re not going to deny it.

But did you know the Cotswolds were the battlegrounds where two English civil wars were fought? Don’t let the ivy-covered walls fool you. Sometimes the most beautiful things are the most dangerous…

And then there’s Oxford. The city of students, spires, and sumptuous cathedrals needs no introduction. It’s as inspirational as it is fascinating. We look up to the spire-studded skyline and find centuries of stories below.

Join this tour and experience two of England’s most deservedly famous locations.

Tour Details
Highlights:

Oxford University – Cradle of knowledge, world-famous film locations, and a camel used to ward off evil.

Traditional Cotswold Villages –Everything you want from an idyllic English destination. These picturesque villages will fill up your camera’s memory in seconds.

Bibury –Like something out of a fantasy movie, this dreamy hamlet is arguably the most charming village view in all of England… what do you think?

Burford – Run, don’t walk, to the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’ and experience real beauty. 

Pick Up Location & TIme

Bristol  (Google Map)

Check-in closes at 08:45 (tour departs at 09:00) – Bristol Pick-Up, DoubleTree by Hilton, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS16NJ

Drop off Location & Time

Bristol: same as departure
Approx. 6:00pm

Price Includes

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an English speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 0 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

This day tour comes with a driver-guide who knows the stories, sights, and secrets of the areas you travel through; every itinerary is tested by travel-loving locals; and you get the chance to support the communities you visit.

  • Travel in a small group
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Time off the bus to explore
Itinerary

Bristol

Your journey begins as you head out of Bristol and enter a dream. North Wessex Downs is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a treasure to its country. As you drive through a landscape of grasslands and valleys, all you need to do is enjoy and take it all in.

 

Oxford

Your first stop is Oxford, where you have time to explore the precincts of the many colleges, climb to the vantage points to admire the skyline, or see the art and antiquities collections in the Ashmolean Museum. Spires rocket towards the sky as you wander elegant halls straight out of Harry Potter.

 

Burford

Next you stop in Burford, the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’… some argue it’s better than stepping into Narnia through some wardrobe. Trust us. This small market town overflows with character and depth. The main street is lined with all those quaint properties that you’ve dreamt of owning. You have time here to take in the local charm and hospitality; and if you’re hungry, you can try a traditional English ‘Afternoon Tea’.

Bibury

Then, you make the short journey to Bibury. You might need a moment to take it all in. This place was described by William Morris as the prettiest village in England, and Henry Ford wanted to dismantle it and ship it back to the USA. You have time here to stroll to the famous and fairytale-like Arlington Row. If you wander the length of the Coln River, make sure and wave to the trout swimming alongside you. 

Bristol

After a full day exploring the city of Oxford and the villages of the Cotswolds, you embark on the comfortable return journey to Bristol.

This route may be reversed on some occasions.

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult (pp)
2024: April to May – Monday, Wednesday & Saturday $110
2024: June to September – Monday, Wednesday & Saturday $115
2024: October  – Monday, Wednesday & Saturday $110
2024: November to December  – Monday, Wednesday & Saturday (Except December 25) $100
2025: January to March  -Monday, Wednesday & Saturday (Except January 1) $100

Ask us about family rates (2 adults and 2 children minimum).

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp).
Rates are in $ CAD.


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

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