The Heart of England - Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds

The Heart of England - Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds

7 Days



The Heart of England - Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds

7 Days Starting and ending in Longford TW6, UK

Visiting: Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Burford, Blenheim Palace, Bristol, The Roman Baths

Tour operator:

Global Dream Travel

Tour code:


Recommended For:

50 plus, Couples

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 30

Physical rating:


Age range:


Special diets catered:


Tour operated in:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

This is the perfect tour to immerse yourself into quintessential British culture, as we base oursleves in the world famous university city of Oxford. Once we familiarise ourselves with the dreaming spires and incredible history, we then explore the surrounding areas, such as Stratford-upon-Avon (birthplace of William Shakespeare), the Cotswold region, as well as the west country where we visit Bath and Bristol. What we love most about this tour is that you will be staying in the local area to Global Dream Travel, allowing you to benefit from our great local partnerships and expertise!


  • Tour of an Oxford University College

  • Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare and a tour of the RSC

  • Enjoy the beauty of the Cotswolds region including an Afternoon Tea

  • Visit the West Country - Roman Baths, SS Great Britain, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Gloucester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey

Places You'll See

The Heart Of England - Oxfordshire And The Cotswolds

The Heart Of England - Oxfordshire And The Cotswolds

The Heart Of England - Oxfordshire And The Cotswolds

The Heart Of England - Oxfordshire And The Cotswolds

The Heart Of England - Oxfordshire And The Cotswolds


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Day 1 : Arrive Lhr

Heathrow Airport



Meals Included:

No Meals

After the meet and greet service we transfer you to your hotel where you can check in. You will have some downtime to familiarise yourself with your surroundings - there are nice gardens and a path along the river by the hotelto explore. Recommendations for places to eat and drink will be provided.

Day 2 : Historic Oxford




Meals Included:


We start the day with a walking tour of Oxford. Here you will get to admire the beauty and tradition of the numerous colleges and their gardens, and check out the Bodleian Library - the oldest in Europe dating back to 1602. After a break for lunch we then re-convene to visit the Ashmolean Museum, followed shortly afterwards by the Pitt Rivers Museum which displays the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University. We finish with a dinner locally in Oxford.

Day 3 : Shakespeare And Warwick

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle



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Today we head north to Stratford-Upon-Avon (approximately one hour drive) to explore the birthplace of William Shakespeare and theatres associated with his fine work. Enjoy the delights of this charming town with its traditional stores, charming river and cosy pubs and restaurants. In the afternoon we head to Warwick castle to fully explore this world famous sight before returning back to Oxford in time for dinner.

Day 4 : Cotswolds Exploration

Burford, Blenheim Palace



Meals Included:


Today is about exploring the Cotswolds! We start the day on the edge of the region by visiting Blenheim Palace, where Sir Winstone Churchill was born. This stunning setting is truly memorable so it worth savouring every moment! We then continue on to Burford, a beautiful town in the heart of the Cotswolds for lunch. We then head to Bourton-on-the-Water, famous for its honey-coloured stone architecture and model village, and also check out Bibury. The charm of these Cotswold villages will really stand out, with thatched roof cottages, cobbled streets and of course many red telephone boxes! We return to Oxford for dinner.

Day 5 : West Country Adventure

Bristol, The Roman Baths



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After breakfast we head to the West country. Our first stop is the city of Bath, where we dive into Roman history and culture here with a tour of the Roman Baths. After Bath we go on to Bristol to admire the SS Great Britain and Brunel's world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, offering spectacular views of the city and home to fascinating plant life. After lunch in Bristol (don't miss the opportunity to have local cider if you get the chance!) we then move on to Gloucester to visit the stunning cathedral as well as Tewkesbury Abbey - absolute must-sees in this area, before we return to Oxford for dinner.

Day 6 : Sustainability And Free Time




Meals Included:


Today is our last full day, with a focus on sustainability. You can choose between either visiting and engaging in our local sustainability project, which involves the restoration of a meadow in the local area. Alternatively, you can walk the Thames path, which is a beautiful route along the river down to Abingdon. This is one of the oldest towns in Britain and is home to some brilliant pubs and restaurants. After lunch here we will take you back to Oxford where you can enjoy your final afternoon of your trip at leisure and reflect on your adventure in the heart of England!

Day 7 : Tour Ends

Heathrow Airport



Meals Included:


After breakfast we will transport you back to Heathrow airport for your flight home, unless you choose to connect to one of our post-trip itineraries or other adventures within the UK!

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    4* on a bed and breakfast basis

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Entrance Fees

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Fully Guided

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

What's Not Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Game Drives on Safari

  • International Travel

  • Meals – Full Board

  • Meals – Half Board

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Train Tickets

Mode of Transport

Luxury coach

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?


  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?


  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes - just advise where you are looking for and we can provide recommendations or a booking service

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes - on the first afternoon as well as the last day for purchasing souvenirs or downtime

  • Company Instant Book


  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    No but we recommend no more than one suitcase and one carry on item

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?


  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Pretty low - if you opt for the Thames Path walk that is around 7 miles but the rest is very straightforward

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?


  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?


  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?


  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?


  • Are flights included in this tour?


  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Check UK government guidelines depending on where you are from

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    Full refunds provided, however this is highly unlikely due to demand

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?


  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes, all excursions will include a guide plus a company representative will be there at all times

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?


  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    Full refunds provided

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes - once we have your flight details we will organise a meet and greet service accordingly

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?


  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?


  • What is the tipping policy?

    We leave that to the discretion of travellers but we recommend approximately $10 per person per day

  • What currencies are required for this tour?


  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?


  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    The co-founders joined forces in early 2023, so we have been trading for over 3 years. With our combined experience, we have been operating tours for over 25 years which has enabled us to deliver the trip of a lifetime for so many of our travellers.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes you can, and whilst we may be able to provide assistance in transportation to meet the group this may come at an additional cost to you.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the start of your trip for free, however after this time it is down to suppliers as to whether or not you get a full refund. We will always endeavor to get as much back to you as possible but we cannot guarantee a full refund after this point

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Absolutely - we select accommodations that are a minimum of 4* standard so ensure the comfort and safety for our travellers. In some remote areas (e.g the Scottish Highlands, safaris etc.) where this isn't always available, we carefully select local lodges or bed and breakfasts which adhere to our high standards.

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Monday

Mar 12, 2024 - Mar 18, 2024
$3302 $3194 (USD)

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  • Free Date Changes

    Global Dream Travel allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Global Dream Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform global dream travel, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Global Dream Travel requires a minimum deposit of 100% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 180 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of global dream travel charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • Flexible Booking Available

    Change your dates for free up until 60 days prior to departure

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