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From Oxford: Cotswolds Towns and Villages Small Group Tour

1. From Oxford: Cotswolds Towns and Villages Small Group Tour

Discover quaint villages, tiny tea rooms, and 15th-century ruins on a day trip to the Cotswolds from Oxford. Explore Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, and more unusually named places. Admire the scenery as you drive through the pretty countryside to picturesque villages. Departing from outside Oxford Railway Station in the morning at 10:00 AM, head to the village of Great Tew. Continue to Stow-on-the-Wold to reach the highest town in the region and browse the honey-colored buildings and tiny tea rooms. Visit the pretty village of Lower Slaughter before going to Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the "Venice of the Cotswolds", where you will have time for lunch. After lunch, discover the gateway to the Cotswolds in the village of Burford. Journey through the valley of the River Windrush and discover amazing villages such as Swinbrook along with the ruins of 15th-century Minster Lovell Hall. Departure will be late afternoon, returning to Oxford Railway Station by 5:00 PM

From Oxford: Half-Day Cotswold Taster Tour

2. From Oxford: Half-Day Cotswold Taster Tour

Leave the medieval city of Oxford and head first to the pretty village of Minster Lovell. Walk through the village and see the pretty thatched cottages and River Windrush. Relax on a scenic drive that takes you through the idyllic hamlets of Asthall and Swinbrook to the old market town of Burford, the 'gateway to the Cotswolds'.  Enjoy time to browse in the sloping High Street of Burford, with its quirky shops and cafes. Continue through the old quarrying villages of Taynton and the Barringtons, where a panoramic drive takes you to Bourton-on-the-Water, often called the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'.  Wander along the banks of the quaint River Windrush with its old stone bridges or stop for a refreshment in one of the many cafes. Leaving Bourton-on-the-Water, you climb up to Stow Hill to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds and a market town since the 12th century. Stow is known for its many antique shops and art galleries, as well as many other shops and cafes.  Don't forget to visit St Edward's Church with its old door which inspired the writer Tolkien. On your way back to Oxford pass by the market town of Chipping Norton and Woodstock, the site of Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Stop for a brief photo stop of the palace before your return to Oxford.

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4.9 / 5

based on 127 reviews

Absolutely a wonderful experience, from smoothness of reservation to transportation ….and the guide across the journey. The live commentary throughout the trip was very informative but warm and cozy at the same time. We made a few stops at landmarks for pictures, walks, and to grab a bite/coffee. The tour included 3 of the most famous Cotswold villages including Minster Lovell (1st stop). It was a very delightful way to spend the first half of the day (from 9:30am to about 2:30pm). Isobel and David were magnificent!!! We booked thru “get your guide” but the actual company is “Cotswold Exploring”. I think you can also book directly through them (cotswoldexploring.co.uk)….will definitely do it next time.

We had an absolutely marvellous day in the Cotswolds. Our tour guide Ian was great and told us lots of interesting facts and anecdotes along the way. Our fellow travellers from the US and France also made the trip enjoyable. We highly recommend this tour. Best regards from two Norwegians from Bergen

The group is small so you get to know others. Ian, the tour guide is fantastic! His historical knowledge is great & the colorful tidbits he shares make the villages so interesting. I highly recommend the tour with Ian as your guide.

Enjoyed the tour very much, excellent guide who was very knowledgeable and engaging, and showed us many beautiful locations. Many thanks!

The guide was very informative and enthusiastic about the Cotswolds.