Sightseeing tour of Oxford and Cotswold villages on June 25, 2024

The second complementary excursion tour in Dubai city is as follows:

The participants will be offered a unique complementary excursion tour to Oxford and some villages/ towns of Cotswold.

The Cotswolds is a rural area of south central England covering parts of 6 counties, notably Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Its rolling hills and grassland harbour thatched medieval villages, churches and stately homes built of distinctive local yellow limestone

Burford is a town on the River Windrush, in the Cotswold hills. It is often referred to as the "Gateway to the Cotswolds."

Burford is popular with visitors, both for its beauty and history but also for its shopping, especially antiques, and for the wide variety of places to eat, with restaurants, pubs and teashops. Here you can stay in a hotel frequented by King Charles and Nell Gwynn, dine where Nelson dined or visit England's oldest pharmacy, a chemists since 1734.

Between the 14th and 17th centuries Burford was important for its wool trade. The Tolsey, midway along Burford's High Street, which was once the focal point for trade, is now a museum.

There are wonderful alleyways and side streets just waiting to be explored and next to a set of medieval almshouses stands St John's church, a permanent memorial to Burford's medieval wealth.



Bourton-on-the-Water is located in the Cotswolds, within the heart of England, famous for its honey-coloured stone architecture and idyllic village scenes. It is a vibrant village, home to some 4,000 residents, buzzing with many community groups, local events and fantastic small businesses. Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, this one village offers a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants, cafes and tea rooms or simply the space for you to enjoy some pleasurable time engrossed by the movement of the sparkling waters of the River Windrush, spanned by its five arched bridges. Depending on the seasons, and the day of the week, Bourton-on-the-Water presents many different faces.

The visitors may cherish lunch in Bourdon-on-the-water. Lunch/refreshment is not included in the complementary tour.



Stow-on-the-Wold is a delightful market town and along with Moreton in Marsh, perhaps the best known of the small Cotswolds towns. The vast market square testifies to the towns former importance.

At one end stands the ancient cross, and at the other the town stocks, shaded between an old elm tree. Around the square, the visitor is faced with an elegant array of Cotswold town houses and shops. Stow is an important shopping centre and has many fine antique shops, art galleries, gifts and crafts and is a centre for walking the Cotswolds countryside.


Whichford Pottery

No visit to the North Cotswolds is complete without taking in the manmade marvels at Whichford Pottery, Warkwickshire. Handmade British Frostproof Flowerpots Whichford Pottery was established in 1976 by Jim & Dominique Keeling.

It is a family-run business with a world-renowned reputation for the highest quality frostproof flowerpots, made entirely by hand. Whichford Pottery make the full range of flowerpots from tiny longtoms to giant urns.


Oxford: The participants will embark on a walking tour through the history city centre. This area is home to many prestigious university colleges. We will stop in front of Christ Church College. Some scenes of the famous film Harry Potter were filmed in the Christ Church College.

While contemplating the impressive architecture, we will hear about the distinguished people who have had the privilege of studying in these renowned centres.

In oxford campus, Radcliffe Camera which houses a precious library catches attention due to its colossal dimensions. This drum shaped tower also has a curious link to the famous book "The Lord of the Rings".

Since Cotswold has several worth watch places, there is a possibility of missing few of the above mentioned sites in one-day tour.