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 ... More info ›
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 the comfortable vehicles that can hold up to eight guests.
Departing the Visitor Information Centre in Broad Street, Oxford at 10am, you will start the day by visiting the fascinating village of Great Tew. From Great Tew continue on to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Here you will have time to browse among honey-coloured buildings, cosy pubs, narrow streets, interesting shops and tiny tea rooms. Your next stop is the picturesque village of Lower Slaughter, one of the prettiest villages in the Northern Cotswolds and set in the most amazing countryside.
The 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.
From Bourton-on-the-Water your route takes you through some enchanting Cotswold villages to Burford, known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds. In Burford, enjoy lunch (not included) at an awarding winning Cotswolds pub where you can sample a traditional ale out in the sunshine, if you’d like.
After lunch, spend the afternoon traveling along the stunning Windrush valley visiting hidden villages including Swinbrook, Asthall and the highlight of tour the beautiful village and ancient ruins of Minster Lovell. This pretty village on the River Windrush 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.
Departure will be late afternoon returning to the Visitor Information Centre in Broad Street, Oxford by 5pm.