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From Oxford: Cotswolds Adventurer Tour

Activity provider: Cotswold Exploring

From Oxford: Cotswolds Adventurer Tour

Activity provider: Cotswold Exploring

From US$ 102.46 per person

Take an unforgettable drive through the undiscovered South Cotswolds, visiting sleepy stone villages, hidden valleys, and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy hearing the history and stories of the old market towns and browsing in the quirky shops and cafes.

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Duration 7 - 8.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Visit the undiscovered side of the Cotswolds that many visitors don’t see
  • Explore old wool and market towns with quaint cafes and quirky shops
  • Enjoy panoramic views of breathtaking scenery with rolling hills and sparkling rivers
  • Meet and mix with the locals in the Cotswolds
Full description
Be introduced to some of the most enchanting villages in the Cotswolds on a full-day tour from Oxford. Head to the ancient town of Bampton, one of the oldest towns in England, known as the village in the TV series Downton Abbey. Stop to see the village church and library, where many scenes of this popular show were filmed. Continue to Kelmscott, once the summer home of the famous Arts and Crafts movement founder, William Morris. Afterwards you’ll visit Lechlade, an old market town on the River Thames. From there, your route takes you through pretty stone villages with a chance to stop and have a refreshment in a typical village shop. A short scenic drive takes you to Bibury to see its 17th-century cottages, beautiful river, and trout farm. Following the picturesque Coln Valley, drive through narrow country lanes and over rolling hills, before arriving in the quiet town of Winchcombe. Enjoy lunch in a rustic pub and browse the quirky shops. After lunch, a panoramic drive takes you past Sudeley Castle, the burial place of Catherine Parr, 6th wife of Henry VIII. Continue through pretty hamlets to Stow-on-the-Wold, to browse its quaint cafes and antiques shops. Return to Oxford via Woodstock, home to Blenheim Palace where Sir Winston Churchill was born.
  • Cotswolds tour
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Driver
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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Meeting point

Tour departs from coach bays outside the Taylor Institution Library in St Giles. Please look for a dark blue minibus with "Explore Oxford and the Cotswolds" written on the side. Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour departs.

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Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

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  • Tours take place in all weather conditions, except heavy snow.
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Nice Bustour

October 16, 2022

Great tour of the Cotswolds, highly recommend it!

October 8, 2022

August 14, 2022

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