Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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  • 5 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


The Cotswolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has inspired artists, writers and philosophers for many centuries.  Come and discover idyllic English villages, nestling in quiet valleys, small stone thatched cottages, majestic castles and manors, and charming high streets peppered with quaint tea shops and antiques shops. Let your knowledgeable guides show you the English countryside at its best. This is an extended half-day tour from Oxford, ideal for those who would love to see some of the Cotswold villages, but cannot spare a whole day.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote, Minster Road, Minster Lovell, Witney England

You start your unforgettable Cotswold journey from central Oxford, driving to Burford (the Gateway to the Cotswolds) through Minster Lovell, with its its attractive thatched houses and ruined Hall.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

We then continue to Burford, the Gateway to the Cotswolds via the beautiful villages of Asthall and Swinbrook (home to the Mitford sisters). Enjoy browsing around the small shops and cafes.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre, Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water England

Our drive then takes us through some beautiful countryside and some of the old quarrying villages of the North Cotswolds to Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. Bourton has many cafes and small souvenir shops to explore and there is also the picturesque River Windrush.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold England

Enjoy window-shopping in some of the quaint antiques shops and boutiques in the pretty town square or visit St Edwards Church with its quirky wooden door, said to have inspired the writer Tolkien.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

Our tour heads back to Oxford via the bustling market town of Chipping Norton, making a final brief photo stop at Blenheim Palace (the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill).

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Blue Badge guide
  • Hotel drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water and select beverages
  • Pick up and drop off on request from hotels in North Oxford
  • Pick up and drop off from Oxford Railway Station on request.

  • Meals not included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


5 hours

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

User's Reviews


03 Jun, 2022

Good overall coverage given it is a taster for half a day. This is especially important for 1st tkme visitors like us.


02 Jun, 2022

Loved this tour. Informative, well organised, nice small group and relaxed breaks in picturesque villages. Would highly recommend.


31 May, 2022

This was a great trip, that picked up from an easy location to get to in Oxford. The guide, was wonderful and knowledgeable. It was 5.5 hours but it didn’t feel too long at all. The drive to and through the Cotswolds was adorable. They picked great stops for us to walk around and shop at. They brought to the best places to take pictures, as well for a memorable trip. The driver and guide went above and beyond when my mum asked where she could get a Sunday dinner back in Oxford. They called a bunch of restaurants to check. Would definitely recommend! It is such a charming area!


30 May, 2022

It was a lovely drive with stops in the Cotswold. The guide was super knowledgeable and knew the best spots for photo ops. Enough time at each stop to explore, and the drive itself is very pretty. They went above and beyond when we asked for tips on where to eat a Sunday roast back in Oxford by calling a bunch of places.


19 May, 2022

The guide and the chauffuer, Isabelle and David were marvellous. Very interesting tour which gave new experiences and insights in the most compelling way. We really recommend the tour. (You will miss out!) Best regards, couple from Sweden in April 2022.

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