Cotswold Rover

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford
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  • 5 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This is a perfect half-day tour for those wanting to experience the delights of the Cotswolds but who cannot spare a whole day. You will see idyllic stone hamlets, hidden valleys and rivers and be entertained with stories about the history and culture of the region and local traditions. An unforgettable introduction to one of Britain's finest regions delivered by local experts in a small group tour.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Minster Lovell, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxfordshire, England

Our tour starts with a visit to the pretty village of Minster Lovell with its quaint thatched cottages and ruined manor house. See the site of the old mill by the river and the charming 17th century pub.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Arlington Row, Awkward Hill, Bibury GL7 5NJ England

From Minster Lovell we head to Bibury, one of the most beautiful and idyllic villages of the Cotswolds, with its 17th century cottages, river and trout farm. Time to walk around the village and see the iconic Arlington Row Cottages.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Church of St Peter & St Paul, The Church of St. Peter & St. Paul Market Place, Northleach GL54 3HL England

Following the Coln Valley, we pass through pretty stone hamlets, hidden valleys and remarkable scenery, before arriving in the historic wool town of Northleach with its imposing Perpendicular church tower. Time to visit the church and market place.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Burford Library 86A High Street, Burford OX18 4QF England

We then cross over to the delightful Sherborne Valley tracing the course of the River Windrush through more enchanting hamlets and big country estates. Our return journey to Oxford takes us through the bustling town of Burford, where you can stop and browse around the quirky shops and cafes and the splendid St John the Baptist Church.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: St Mary's Church, Swinbrook, Burford England

We return to Oxford via the charming villages of Asthall and Swinbrook.


Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Pick up on request from hotels in North Oxford
  • Pick up from Oxford Station on request

Exclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for children under 8 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

Taylor Institution Library, St Giles', Oxford OX1 3NA, UK


Departure Time

1:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

EAL1965

04 Sep, 2021

We took the Cotwold Rover half-day tour leaving from Oxford on a Saturday afternoon, which was ideal for our itinerary. The wife-and-husband team of Isobel (guide) and Gary (driver) were expert and entertaining, as accessible to us as visiting Americans as the other couple from Sussex on holiday. Isobel provided very interesting commentary on the places we saw, ranging from the history, notable residents past and present, and even current real estate prices! The villages, towns and estates we visited were varied and gave a good taste of the different kinds of settlements in the region, including ancient ruins, picturesque cottages, "wool churches", and lively resorts. On our return to Oxford, Isobel recommended a fantastic French restaurant (Pierre Victoire) and they dropped us off nearby. The mini-bus was comfortable, and there was a good balance of stops and territory covered on the road. David is a retired helicopter pilot and had some interesting stories as well!

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