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From Oxford: Half-Day Tour to Cotswold Taster

From Oxford: Half-Day Tour to Cotswold Taster

From US$ 89.86 per person

Go on a half-day tour and see the highlights of the North Cotswolds. Drive through quiet country lanes and over rolling hills, visit sleepy stone villages, and old market towns. Enjoy meeting the locals and browsing in the quirky shops and cafes.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the sleepy stone villages and hidden valleys in the Cotswolds
  • Explore old wool and market towns with quaint cafes and quirky shops
  • Enjoy panoramic views of breathtaking scenery
Full description
Leave the medieval city of Oxford and head first to the pretty village of Minster Lovell. Walk through the village and see the pretty thatched cottages and River Windrush. Relax on a scenic drive that takes you through the idyllic hamlets of Asthall and Swinbrook to the old market town of Burford, the 'gateway to the Cotswolds'.  Enjoy time to browse in the sloping High Street of Burford, with its quirky shops and cafes. Continue through the old quarrying villages of Taynton and the Barringtons, where a panoramic drive takes you to Bourton-on-the-Water, often called the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'.  Wander along the banks of the quaint River Windrush with its old stone bridges or stop for a refreshment in one of the many cafes. Leaving Bourton-on-the-Water, you climb up to Stow Hill to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds and a market town since the 12th century. Stow is known for its many antique shops and art galleries, as well as many other shops and cafes.  Don't forget to visit St Edward's Church with its old door which inspired the writer Tolkien. On your way back to Oxford pass by the market town of Chipping Norton and Woodstock, the site of Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Stop for a brief photo stop of the palace before your return to Oxford.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Driver
  • 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 must bring your own headphones
  • 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 with 'Explore Oxford and the Cotswolds' written on the sides.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Note that this tour will take place in all weathers except heavy snow
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Fabulous trip. Highly recommended. Isabelle and Dave were very knowledgeable guides.

September 13, 2021

October 4, 2021

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