Cream Of The Cotswolds
5 Day Coach Holiday
Take in the breathtaking beauty of the captivating Cotswolds along with the history and grace of Oxford. The Cotswolds is a rural area of south central England covering parts of six counties, most notably Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Its rolling hills conceal thatched roofed villages, quaint sandstone cottages, striking churches and stately homes built of distinctive yellow limestone and all combining to make the Cotswolds an area of outstanding beauty. Burford in the Northern Cotswolds features a medieval bridge and old stone houses alongside handsome Tudor and Georgian frontages whilst storybook Stow-on-the-Wold has a charming promenade of shops. We also explore the Southern Cotswolds, feasting our eyes on the incomparable landscape of sleepy settlements and sparkling rivers. A highlight is Cirencester, the second largest town in Britain during Roman times and home to architecture spanning the centuries. Look forward to a guided tour of Oxford, Britain’s oldest university city and world famous for its history, heritage and culture.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We visit Burford, a village that slopes down to the River Windrush with its three arched medieval bridge. It has changed little over the centuries and is one of England’s most photogenic villages with an unbroken procession of ancient dwellings, splendid church and unusual shops. Burford has enticing alleyways waiting to be explored and its sixteenth century Tolsey building houses an interesting museum. We move on to the old town of Stow-on-the-Wold where you’ll find an impressive market square, England’s oldest inn and ancient stocks alongside antique shops. Our final stop is in Broadway, a handsome little settlement resting at the foot of a steep escarpment with a wide main street lined with independent shops.
We experience the picture postcard scenery and villages of the Southern Cotswolds. Highlights include Cirencester, often referred to as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, it lies on the River Churn and is home to the splendid twelfth century Church of St John the Baptist. Bourton-on-the-water is nicknamed “Little Venice” and straddles the River Windrush with a procession of ornate bridges and stone embankments.
Guided Tour of Oxford
Look forward to a guided tour of Oxford followed by free time. Perhaps visitone of the university colleges, Oxford Castle, the landmark Bridge of Sighs or the museum which tells the story of Oxford and its people. Take a cruise on the tranquil Thames, trace the steps of Inspector Morse and Harry Potter or explore the city’s Botanic Gardens. Maybe pop into the Old Parsonage Hotel where Oscar Wilde is reported to have stayed.
Collect 250 Coach Miles
COACH MILES is our brand new reward scheme, allowing you to save money the more you travel with us. On this holiday you can collect 250 coach miles.
Coach Holidays (UK Mainlands)
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Coach travel throughout
- Excursions as stated
Shillingford Bridge Hotel - Wallingford
Located overlooking the banks of the River Thames in the old market town of Wallingford, the Shillingford Bridge Hotel enjoys lovely waterfront views and has comfortable guest areas. Outside you’ll find a furnished terrace as well as a landscaped garden leading down to the riverside.Back to top