1. United Kingdom
  2. Oxfordshire
  3. Oxford
  4. Blenheim Palace

From Oxford: Cotswold Explorer Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 384685
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Take an unforgettable drive through the glorious Cotswolds, visiting sleepy stone villages, hidden valleys and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy hearing the history and stories of the old wool and market towns and browsing in the quirky shops and cafes.
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Duration: 7 - 8.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Delight in small stone villages and hidden valleys
  • Explore old wool and market towns with quaint cafes and quirky shops
  • Enjoy panoramic views of breathtaking scenery with rolling hills and sparkling rivers
Full description
Start your unforgettable Cotswold journey by boarding the minibus in Oxford. Then, set off on a scenic drive to the charming village of Minster Lovell. Enjoy seeing the pretty thatched houses and exploring the ruined 15th century Hall. Continue the route through the idyllic villages of Asthall and Swinbrook to Burford, the 'Gateway to the Cotswolds'. Make a stop here to give you time to stroll around the sloping High Street and browse in the quirky shops and cafes.

Next, travel further on your panoramic drive through the old quarrying villages of Taynton and the Barringtons towards Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. Take a walk along the quaint River Windrush crossed with delightful stone bridges. From Bourton-on-the-Water, follow the route through some enchanting Cotswold villages to Broadway with its golden stone houses. Find a pub or cafe for lunch in this village which inspired artists and writers, such as Frank Millet, J M Barrie, and William Morris.

After lunch, visit the beautiful market town of Chipping Campden, with its old market hall and wool church. Then, explore Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Here you can browse among the narrow footpaths and the antique shops and art galleries. Finally, return to Oxford via the bustling market town of Chipping Norton with a final brief photo stop in Woodstock, the site of Blenheim Palace (the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill).
Includes
  • Guide and dedicated driver
  • Bottled water and soft drinks
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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Meeting point

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour will take place in all weather conditions (except heavy snow)
• A minimum of 2 guests is required to operate the tour

From US$ 109.30 per person

Organized by

Cotswold Exploring Ltd

Product ID: 384685