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Undiscovered Cotswolds Private Driving Tour

Product ID: 120548
Experience the beauty of the Cotswolds with its idyllic English villages on this seven-hour private driving tour. Choose the sights which interest you the most, to personalize your tour of this historic and beautiful area.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

The starting time for the tour is flexible. Collection is from anywhere in the Northern Cotswolds area including Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. The tour is ideal for a day trip from London and the most cost/time effective option is to take a direct train from London Paddington to Charlbury station. If you have any questions about transfers from outside of the Northern Cotswolds then please send us an message.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit idyllic villages and famous Cotswolds towns
  • Tailor-make your tour to your interests
  • Enjoy lunch at an awarding-winning traditional pub
Full description
Departing from your hotel in the Northern Cotswold or Oxford at 10:00AM, you’ll start the day by visiting the fascinating village of Great Tew. From Great Tew continue on to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Here you’ll have time to browse among honey-coloured buildings, cozy pubs, narrow streets, interesting shops and tiny tea rooms. Our next stop is the picturesque village of Lower Slaughter, one of the prettiest villages in the Northern Cotswolds and set in the most amazing countryside.

Our next stop is arguably the most famous Cotswolds town and regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England; Bourton-on-the-Water. Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ there is plenty to see and do with a wealth of attractions, shops, restaurants and tea rooms.

From Bourton-on-the-Water your route takes you through some enchanting Cotswold villages to Burford, often called the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’. In Burford we will enjoy lunch at an awarding winning Cotswolds pub where you can sample traditional ale out in the sunshine if you’d like.

After lunch spend the afternoon traveling along the stunning Windrush Valley visiting hidden villages including Swinbrook, Asthall and the highlight of tour, the beautiful village and ancient ruins of Minster Lovell. This pretty village on the River Windrush boasts plenty of Cotswold stone and thatched roofs, as well as holding the title of being the region’s most haunted village. Minster Lovell is perhaps best known for the ruins of its 15th century hall, owned by generations of the Lovell family.

Departure will be late afternoon returning to your hotel by 5:00PM.
  • 7-hour tour of the North Cotswolds
  • Transport in a modern ,comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Knowledgeable local driver-guide
  • Full control over the itinerary and route
  • Entrance to a local farm should you choose
  • Pick-up and drop-off within the North Cotswolds
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Food or refreshments
  • Pick-up outside the North Cotswolds
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The private tour lasts seven hours and can start and finish at the location of your choice
• The starting time for the tour is flexible and you can be collected from anywhere in the Northern Cotswolds area including Oxford
• The tour is ideal for a day trip from London and the most cost/time effective option is to take the direct train from London Paddington to Oxford
• Please enquire for transfers from outside of the Northern Cotswolds
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Amazing tour

We had a wanderful day with Graham and Ian. We loved everything about the tour (apart from the rain!), it was perfectly organised and taylored for us. We were amazed by the beauty of Cotswolds and we really enjoyed Minster Lovell ruins and cemetery by night with Ian! I will definitely go to Cotswolds again and I obviously will book another tour with Ian and Graham!

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November 29, 2017

It was great experience with Graham as our driver as well as a guide. He’s very informative and very kind.

February 18, 2019

Graham was friendly and knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

January 1, 2019

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Undiscovered Cotswolds

Product ID: 120548