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From Oxford: Cotswold Explorer Full-Day Tour

From Oxford: Cotswold Explorer Full-Day Tour

From US$ 116.94 per person

Take an unforgettable drive through the glorious Cotswolds, visiting sleepy stone villages, hidden valleys and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy hearing the history and stories of the old wool and market towns and browsing in the quirky shops and cafes.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 - 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Delight in small stone villages and hidden valleys
  • Explore old wool and market towns with quaint cafes and quirky shops
  • Enjoy panoramic views of breathtaking scenery with rolling hills and sparkling rivers
Full description
Start your unforgettable Cotswold journey by boarding the minibus in Oxford. Then, set off on a scenic drive to the charming village of Minster Lovell. Enjoy seeing the pretty thatched houses and exploring the ruined 15th century Hall. Continue the route through the idyllic villages of Asthall and Swinbrook to Burford, the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'. Make a stop here to give you time to stroll around the sloping High Street and browse in the quirky shops and cafes. Next, travel further on your panoramic drive through the old quarrying villages of Taynton and the Barringtons towards Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. Take a walk along the quaint River Windrush crossed with delightful stone bridges. From Bourton-on-the-Water, follow the route through some enchanting Cotswold villages to Broadway with its golden stone houses. Find a pub or cafe for lunch in this village which inspired artists and writers, such as Frank Millet, J M Barrie, and William Morris. After lunch, visit the beautiful market town of Chipping Campden, with its old market hall and wool church. Then, explore Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Here you can browse among the narrow footpaths and the antique shops and art galleries. Finally, return to Oxford via the bustling market town of Chipping Norton with a final brief photo stop in Woodstock, the site of Blenheim Palace (the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill).
Includes
  • Guide and dedicated driver
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The tour departs from the coach bays next to Taylorian Institution Library in St Giles. Please look for a dark blue minibus.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place in all weather conditions (except heavy snow)
  • A minimum of 2 guests is required to operate the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Isobel was our guide and David was our Tour driver. Isobel was very knowledgeable and helped us get around the beautiful Cotswold villages. The tour was well planned and we had ample time at every village to explore with Isobel highlighting the history and significance of each place. David and Isobel were both kind and even helped us to choose the best place to have our lunch and shopping. The tour even included stops at the eccentric lavender, poppy and wild flower fields. The tour along with Isobel and David made our day special.

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July 14, 2021

September 28, 2021

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