Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Oxford

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford
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  • 7 hours
  • Oxford
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Overview

Experience the beauty of the Cotswolds with its idyllic English villages on this seven-hour small group tour. This is perfect for anyone who wants to see the Cotswolds from either London Paddington or Oxford. Starting and finishing at the Visitor Information Centre in Broad Street, Oxford the tour covers many of the main spots in the Cotswolds, while combining them with hidden gems that only the locals usually get to enjoy. You’ll be looked after by our local knowledgeable driver-guide and travel in one of our comfortable vehicles that can hold up to eight guests. 

Itinerary
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Stop At: 17 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK

We meet outside the Oxfam store on Broad Street in Oxford at 10am

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Crimea office, New Rd, Great Tew, Chipping Norton OX7 4AH, UK

A fairy-tale village of thatched cottages and beautiful landscapes that is away from the tourists. The home of several famous characters and the future home of royalty.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The centre of the wool trade in the Cotswolds. Here you'll have time to browse among honey-coloured buildings, cosy pubs, narrow streets, interesting shops and tiny tea rooms.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lower Slaughter Museum, 14 Mill Ln, Lower Slaughter, Cheltenham GL54 2HX, UK

Our next stop is the picturesque village of Lower Slaughter, one of the most romantic villages in the Northern Cotswolds and set in the most amazing countryside. Larger vehicles are not allowed into this village.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bourton on the Water, Windrush river, Bourton-on-the-Water England

Our next stop is arguably the most famous Cotswolds town and regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England; Bourton-on-the-Water. Known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' there is plenty to see and do with a wealth of attractions, shops, restaurants and tea rooms. Here you have free time to explore and enjoy some lunch.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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

On route we go through some enchanting Cotswold villages to the town of Burford, often called the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'. A very iconic town and home to one of the most beautiful and ancient churches in the region. Stories aplenty!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St Mary's Church, Swinbrook, Burford England

Travelling along the stunning Windrush Valley visiting hidden villages including Swinbrook. One of the most secluded villages and home of the notorious Mitford Sisters.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

A real highlight of the tour which boasts plenty of Cotswold stone and thatched roofs, as well as holding the title of being the region's most haunted village. Minster Lovell is perhaps best known for the ruins of its 15th century hall, owned by generations of the Lovell family. A true hidden gem!

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Small-group tour of the Cotswolds
  • Knowledgeable, local driver-guide
  • Transport by modern, comfortable air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 8 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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

Oxfam, 17 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

7 hours

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

User's Reviews

AlbinaDinar

06 Jun, 2022

Lots of interesting stories. I enjoyed the every minute of the tour. The guide was very kind, friendly and professional.

shenroddie

30 May, 2022

A most enjoyable trip of idyllic Cotswolds. The seven towns and villages were well selected to reflect both the popular and the less well known. Our small group of seven feasted not only on chocolate-box prettiness - no shortage of thatched cottages alongside trout rivers and streams - but were entertained to surprising stories told by Ian, our excellent driver and knowledgeable guide. You will have enough time to wander off on your own and wearing comfy shoes help!

Kymber_H

28 May, 2022

The group is limited to 6 for a personalized experience. Ian is friendly and knowledgeable. We visited 7 villages, only 2 were large and busy. It was gorgeous weather for tramping through fields and small neighborhoods. Such a picturesque day. We highly recommend this tour.

Anne_T

20 May, 2022

Wonderful tour. Ian was a great guide, so professional and friendly. One small disappointment. As a fan of the writings of Nancy Mitford, I was looking forward to visiting the famous church in Swinbrook and seeing the churchyard where she is buried. Although this visit, lasting 15 minutes, is specified on the tour itinerary, it was dropped and didn't happen. It is important that all stops mentioned in the itinerary actually happen, as people may have their own reasons for wanting to visit the places listed. But all in all, a brilliant tour, small and personal. Ian has a real gift for this work. A really lovely day in the Cotswolds

Lariggin

20 May, 2022

My mom and I enjoyed this tour a lot. The van was comfortable and Ian was a skilled and safe driver. He took us to some stunning spots, some of which we wandered together as a group with interesting commentary from Ian, while in other places he pointed us in the direction of good sights and eats, and gave us time to explore on our own. He knows all the best photo angles for various attractions, and graciously took our picture for us a few times. Ian's good natured personality and knowledge of the area made the day a real treat.

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