Day trip

From Oxford: Cotswolds Towns and Villages Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Undiscovered Cotswolds

From Oxford: Cotswolds Towns and Villages Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Undiscovered Cotswolds
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From US$ 86.35 per person

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Venture off the beaten path on a 7-hour tour of the Cotswolds and discover some of the hidden gems and charming villages far from the tourist crowds.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the scenic towns and villages of the Cotswolds
  • Explore the 15th-century ruins of Minster Lovell Hall
  • Visit Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England
Full description

Discover quaint villages, tiny tea rooms, and 15th-century ruins on a day trip to the Cotswolds from Oxford. Explore Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, and more unusually named places. Admire the scenery as you drive through the pretty countryside to picturesque villages.

Departing from outside the Oxfam Store on Broad Street, Oxford in the morning at 10:00 AM, head to the village of Great Tew. Continue to Stow-on-the-Wold to reach the highest town in the region and browse the honey-colored buildings and tiny tea rooms. Visit the pretty village of Lower Slaughter before going to Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the "Venice of the Cotswolds", where you will have time for lunch. After lunch, discover the gateway to the Cotswolds in the village of Burford. Journey through the valley of the River Windrush and discover amazing villages such as Swinbrook along with the ruins of 15th-century Minster Lovell Hall. Departure will be late afternoon, returning to the Oxfam shop in Oxford by 5:00 PM

Includes
  • Transportation by modern, comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local driver/guide
  • 7-hour tour of the Cotswolds
  • Entrance fees to other attractions
  • Food or refreshments
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Oxfam store.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 108 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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A most enjoyable trip! The seven towns visited were well selected and captured, not just the charming chocolate-box idyll of the Cotswolds (no shortage of thatched cottages!) but it's unique history, linked to the wool trade and interestingly, to the English Civil War. Our excellent driver and guide, Ian, was a font of local knowledge, entertaining us with surprising stories not heard before. The trip involves a fair amount of walking so comfy shoes are a good idea.

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May 29, 2022

Ian was the perfect guide and his itinerary was well-timed and interesting. We saw a lot of what I had been hoping to see (villages, waterways, lovely gardens). There were 5 people on this tour. The van had a lot of windows so everyone could see well as we journeyed from town to town, plus it was really comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend Ian and this excursion!

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May 20, 2022

Ian was very accommodating fair and friendly. The reason we chose this tour was to actual spend time in the Cotswolds and not just drive through. He walked around with us giving us information but then he also gave us free time to enjoy at our leisure. It was the bank holiday so some of the villages were more crowded. The best was Minster Lovell it's the best way to end the tour before heading back to Oxford. So tranquil, and so many fun stories!

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May 3, 2022

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