Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in North Devon

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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. 
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Oxford Visitor Information Centre, Oxford, Oxfordshire, EnglandMeet just outside at 10amDuration: 5 minutesStop At: The Great Tew EstateA 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 minutesStop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, EnglandThe 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 hourStop At: Lower Slaughter MuseumOur 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 minutesStop At: Bourton on the Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, EnglandOur 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 minutesStop At: Burford, Burford, Cotswolds, EnglandOn 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: 30 minutesStop At: St Mary's Church, Swinbrook, Burford, Cotswolds, EnglandTravelling along the stunning Windrush Valley visiting hidden villages including Swinbrook. One of the most secluded villages and home of the notorious Mitford Sisters.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxfordshire, EnglandA 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

What’s included

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

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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