Cotswolds Summer Adventurer Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford
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  • 8 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

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 us take you on an unforgettable adventure through the stunning scenery, combining the best of the North and South Cotswolds.

 

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bampton Library Old Grammar School Church View, Bampton OX18 2NE England

We start the tour with a drive to ancient Bampton, one of the oldest towns in England and now well-known as the village of "Downton" in the TV series Downton Abbey. You will see the town and its pretty market square and the area of Bampton used for the filming of Downton Abbey.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Kelmscott Manor, Off A417 Lechlade, Kelmscott GL7 3HJ England

Drive through the village of Kelmscott, the summer home of William Morris (one of the founders of the Arts and Crafts Movement) from 1871 - 1896.

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

Journey through pretty Cotswold Stone villages to idyllic Bibury, with its 16th century cottages, river and trout farm.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Winchcombe Museum, High Street, Winchcombe GL54 5LJ England

Following the Coln Valley we pass through a succession of hamlets, hidden valleys and remarkable scenery before arriving in Winchcombe.  Enjoy lunch in a rustic pub or take time to visit nearby Sudeley Castle, home to Catherine Parr, the 6th wife of Henry VIII

Duration: 1 hour

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

We continue our tour to the charming town Stow-on-the-Wold with its pretty square, delightful cafes and antiques shops.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

We return to Oxford via the bustling market town of Chipping Norton and Woodstock, the location of Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. We make a short stop by the gates of Blenheim Palace for photos.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Pick up from hotels in North Oxford on request
  • Pick up from Oxford Railway Station on request

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Bampton Library
  • Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • 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


Departure Time

09:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 hours

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

User's Reviews

Charlotte_R

17 Oct, 2022

Lovely countryside and villages. 6 visitors who spoke another language chatted loudly with each other all the time that I couldn't hear or understand the guide's narration. Good driver.

Claire B

25 Aug, 2022

A friendly welcome from Isobel and David was a pleasant start to the day. The tour took us to the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, some quite out of the touristic paths, and some being the flagship of the Cotswolds. Isobel’s knowledge is immense, wether it be on local history, geology, or personalities living the area. David drove us safely through narrow country roads (which would have been impracticable for a larger véhicule). Thanks to you both. Claire and Jean-Claude.

vicki c

13 Aug, 2022

The couple who own and lead this experience were outstanding. She was informative. He was an excellent driver. Both kind and answered questions. Group size just right, too. I learned much and definitely got a thorough overview of The Cotswolds. Recommend!

705lisah705

24 Jul, 2022

Best tour I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommend for an enjoyable day that was perfect in every way. Entire tour filled with interesting facts, guides extremely attentive and took care of every need; couldn’t have been better - absolute perfection. Air conditioned comfort, skilled driver, and soothing voice of tour narration made for a relaxed, luxurious feeling. The Cotswolds are gorgeous and impossible to describe the beauty, a feast for your eyes. This your should be part of every trip to the UK. It’s been my absolute favorite experience while on holiday. Don’t miss this joyous opportunity. Save yourself the disappointment of a large tour with lots of sitting and riding and very little information. This tour was a nice balance-as much time off the bus exploring as on the bus driving to next destination. Book this tour!

Lars_A

24 Jul, 2022

We had a wonderful whole-day tour in beautiful Cotswolds. Our guide, Isabel, was great, giving us a full day of discovering much of Cotswolds and giving great information about everything we saw and every site visited. Highly recommended!

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