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Basked in the tranquillity of four+ idyllic little Cotswolds locations

45 minutes ~ 1 hour at each location (longer for lunch) may sound a little brief, but for wandering around those beautiful little villages at our own pace, it felt just right. Even cafe time Our guide was very knowledgeable and amusing, and even added a surprise little drive through the grounds of Blenheim Palace, which was a nice sight. Lunch occurred as promised, although I did overhear an accusatory discussion between the restaurant manager and our guide - apparently the communication had been lacking and the cooks were getting cross. We were also somewhat left in the dark regarding as and when we could sit, but everything otherwise occurred without a hitch. I also feel I should make mention of the fish option, which comes highly recommended, fresh from the neighbouring trout farm. Trout, like salmon, has a distinct flavour, which, when poached, comes across quite strongly. I enjoyed it, but my Japanese partner found it inedible. But that said, this tour has left us entranced.

Cotswolds Tour with Lunch Reviewed by Alexander, 07/01/2019

Liked Oxford missed Stow-on-the-Wold webpage out of date.

Great weather that day which made the trip through the countryside very enjoyable. Entertaining guide, lots of interesting info, personal and factual. Could provide more background info on the bus to allow more time to explore at location. Charming driver, handled the bus well. Saw main features and had a bit of time to explore. There is only so much you can do in one day! Some disappointment as I chose the tour for the focus on the Cotswolds which I booked online. However, the "new tour" included Oxford and left out Stow-on-the-Wold. New bus, very comfortable. No WiFi. Lunch was a sandwich, water, chips and a cookie? Not enough time to have a proper lunch in a cafe. Can't go wrong seeing historical Oxford and Blenheim Palace, along with beautiful old villages. Good use of the time for one day.

Blenheim Palace & the Cotswolds with Lunch from London Reviewed by Hannelore, 05/24/2019

Excellent Guide, more traveling time than expected.

Our guide, Phil, was excellent - knowledgeable and pleasant. I would have preferred spending more time in the village of Bourton on the Water, or another village, perhaps purchasing lunch there after a stroll around the village, led by the tour guide. I would have loved it if we had been given an hour to eat lunch and wander around the shops after the tour. I understand that we may not have been able to have the picnic lunch in the park or see Broadway Tower, but Bourton on the Water was a delightful village and I wish we could have spent more time there. Our tour of Oxford was informative and fun, and we had the right amount of time to explore and shop. The bus driver, Greg, was also very personable.

Heart of UK Countryside with SuperStar Guide Marina

It was a very comfortable tour. The locales were excellent. Hotel Swan is one of the prominent Hotels in the region & the lunch was sumptuous & delicious. Our Guide Marina was a superstar. She is extremely knowledgeable & informed. She kept us engaged with stories and information throughout the trip. It was an experience to cherish and highly recommended to every tourist

Cotswolds Tour with Lunch Reviewed by VIVEK, 07/12/2019

A truly awesome tour transporting one to magical villages. Thanks Ian!

Cotswold is a hidden gem and one that should not be missed when visiting the UK. Ian our guide made it a fascinating tour with great stories of the history of the these villages and its people. I fell in love with the simplicity and tranquility of the Cotswold and I am sure anyone who visits will too!