Guided tour

From Oxford: Day Trip to The Cotswolds

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Activity provider: Cotswold Exploring

From Oxford: Day Trip to The Cotswolds

Activity provider: Cotswold Exploring

From US$ 78.31 per person

Experience an enchanting half-day tour to the less-discovered side of the Cotswolds. Delight in a panoramic drive down quiet country lanes with breathtaking scenery. Enjoy exploring small villages, old markets and wool towns with quirky shops and cafes.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Visit the undiscovered side of the Cotswolds that most visitors don't get to see
  • 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
This enchanting half-day tour begins with a drive to the pretty village of Minster Lovell. Enjoy walking through the village and seeing the charming thatched cottages. The route continues to the idyllic village of Bibury, once described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England.  Delight in a walk along the River Coln and see the trout farm and the famous 17th-century weavers' cottages on Arlington Row. A panoramic drive takes you through the stunning Coln Valley, passing through enchanting stone hamlets, hidden valleys and breathtaking scenery, before arriving in the historic wool town of Northleach.  Visit the famous wool church with its imposing Perpendicular church tower, cross to the North Cotswolds and follow the course of the River Windrush through the beautiful villages of the Windrush Valley. The next stop is in the bustling town of Burford, known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds.
  • Tour guide and dedicated driver
  • Small group tour
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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Meeting point

Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour is due to depart. Please look for a dark blue minibus with 'Explore Oxford and the Cotswolds' written on the sides. Tour departs from coach bays in front of Taylorian Institution Library in St Giles.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

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  •  The tour will operate in all weather conditions, except heavy snow
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Nice walk

July 24, 2022

July 17, 2022

Isobel was great! Being a local she had so many interesting stories to tell and details to point out.

June 14, 2021

Product ID: 384835