Small group day tour Oxford, Cotswolds & country pub lunch from London

Wander among the dreaming spires of Oxford & discover idyllic Cotswolds villages

Follow your guide in the footsteps of J. R. R. Tolkien
and Oscar Wilde

Burford, Bibury and Stow-on-the-Wold plus the historic colleges & the Divinity School, Oxford

A day trip from London surely not to be missed, visiting Oxford, the stunning Cotswolds' countryside and a delicious country pub lunch too.

Stroll among the secluded cloisters, dreaming spires, and historic colleges of Oxford, and admire the Divinity School’s impressive medieval architecture.

Travel along narrow country lanes seeing exquisite famous Cotswolds places such as Burford, Bibury and the stunning market town of Stow-on-the-Wold.

This special small group tour ensures you have the most personalized experience, reaching parts of the pretty countryside the larger coaches can’t pass.

BOOK TOUR   Tour highlights, days + times   About Oxford  About the Cotswolds   Why choose a small group tour?  

Oxford, the Cotswolds and country pub lunch highlights and tour details

cotswolds village
Explore villages of Burford, Bibury and Stow on the Wold
  • Wander among the dreaming spires of Oxford with your expert guide
  • Admission included to the Divinity School, Oxford
  • Visit the villages of Burford, Bibury and Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with a drink included 
  • Reach corners of the English countryside the larger coaches can’t pass
  • Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people


Tour details

Runs at least 4 days every week (see website for details)


Pick ups from 7.15 am with departure at 7.45 am (3 departure points) in Central London


6.30pm - London Victoria

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Oxford & Cotswolds day tour from London

Oxford, Cotswolds & country pub lunch day tour from London

Flexi adult from £174 Best rate adult from £156.60 Flexi child (3-15 years) from £154 Best rate child from £138.60

• Explore Oxford with expert guide • Admission Divinity School Oxford • Visit the villages of Burford, Bibury and Stow-on-the-Wold • Enjoy lunch in Cotswolds village (included) • Small group max 16 ppl • Professional guide

The spires of Oxford

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford skyline
Radcliffe Camera, Oxford skyline

Your first stop of the day is Oxford.

Your visit begins with a guided walking tour amongst the cloisters and quadrangles of Britain's oldest University, founded in 1167 when King Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. This guided walking tour will take you into the heart of this land of hallowed academia, to the Bodleian Library, to the Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre, Harry Potter film locations and University buildings.

Entry is included to the Divinity School, built in 1488 for the teaching of theology. This splendid room is the University's earliest purpose built teaching room, and its first examination hall.

After the guided tour there will be some free time to enjoy the city, before you depart Oxford and head for your next stop, the beautiful Cotswolds.

Oxford - more about

The Cotswolds: Burford, Bibury, Coln Valley and country pub lunch

The Cotswolds country pub
Relax in a beautiful country pub for lunch

Following Oxford, you will drive to the gentle rolling limestone hills of the Cotswolds, driving down single track narrow country lanes in our minibus, exploring the back roads and little winding valleys.

With your expert guide on board, you will learn of the rise and fall of the wool trade in this region and how it left behind a landscape untouched by the modern world, featuring small honey coloured stone villages and hidden green valleys with babbling streams. 

Your first stop is delightful Burford with stone houses cascading down to the River Windrush, see Woolsack tombs in the historic churchyard before you stop for a delicious lunch in a traditional Cotswolds country pub

Sit back and relax in an ancient stone hostelry and experience centuries-old tavern life in a world where a gentle, slower pace is the norm.

You will then visit Bibury with its photogenic collection of houses known as Arlington Row, before driving through stunning centuries old villages with photo stops along the beautiful Coln Valley. 

The smaller vehicles are able to travel up the narrow Coln Valley on single track roads, passing fields of sheep, historic churches and sleepy hamlets.

Your last stop is bustling Stow-on-the-Wold with its vibrant market square, before driving back to London passing through Chipping Norton and Woodstock.  

The Cotswolds - more about

Why choose a small group tour?

International Friends small group tour bus
Small group tour bus

On this small group tour you travel in a small touring bus with a passenger capacity of 16 people. Other “standard” coach tours from London use full size touring coaches with around 50 passengers, and on a few tours over 70.

On a small group tour you will receive a personalised guiding service. The driver/guide is able to gauge where the interests of the passengers line, tailoring commentary, sometimes itinerary to those interests And of course you have much better access to the guide to ask questions and be more informed.

Where possible, the tour will venture off the main roads down the country lanes into the countryside where the large tour groups cannot venture.

Prices & tour reservations

Prices displayed on the banner link are the current prices for this tour. Sometimes on special occasions there may be slight changes to the tour, dates or price so do check on the booking page linked below.

Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation. The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour, there are no paper tickets.

On the tour detail page from the link below, there is a date drop-down at the top right of the page, which depicts which dates still have availability. By selecting your required date you start the reservation process. Once we list a date for operation it is guaranteed to run, there are no minimum numbers.



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