Day trip

From Oxford: Cotswolds Towns and Villages Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Undiscovered Cotswolds
Day trip

From Oxford: Cotswolds Towns and Villages Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Undiscovered Cotswolds
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Venture off the beaten path on a 7-hour tour of the Cotswolds and discover some of the hidden gems and charming villages far from the tourist crowds.

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Duration 7 hours
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Limited to 7 participants


  • Tour the scenic towns and villages of the Cotswolds
  • Explore the 15th-century ruins of Minster Lovell Hall
  • Visit Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England
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Discover quaint villages, tiny tea rooms, and 15th-century ruins on a day trip to the Cotswolds from Oxford. Explore Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, and more unusually named places. Admire the scenery as you drive through the pretty countryside to picturesque villages.

Departing from outside Oxford Railway Station in the morning at 10:00 AM, head to the village of Great Tew. Continue to Stow-on-the-Wold to reach the highest town in the region and browse the honey-colored buildings and tiny tea rooms. Visit the pretty village of Lower Slaughter before going to Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the "Venice of the Cotswolds", where you will have time for lunch. After lunch, discover the gateway to the Cotswolds in the village of Burford. Journey through the valley of the River Windrush and discover amazing villages such as Swinbrook along with the ruins of 15th-century Minster Lovell Hall. Departure will be late afternoon, returning to Oxford Railway Station by 5:00 PM

  • Transportation by modern, comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local driver/guide
  • 7-hour tour of the Cotswolds
  • Entrance fees to other attractions
  • Food or refreshments
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Your guide will meet you outside the front of Oxford Railway Station at the top of the stairs. He will be holding a green sign saying Undiscovered Cotswolds.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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4.9 /5

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We had an absolutely marvellous day in the Cotswolds. Our tour guide Ian was great and told us lots of interesting facts and anecdotes along the way. Our fellow travellers from the US and France also made the trip enjoyable. We highly recommend this tour. Best regards from two Norwegians from Bergen

April 1, 2023

A most enjoyable trip! The seven towns visited were well selected and captured, not just the charming chocolate-box idyll of the Cotswolds (no shortage of thatched cottages!) but it's unique history, linked to the wool trade and interestingly, to the English Civil War. Our excellent driver and guide, Ian, was a font of local knowledge, entertaining us with surprising stories not heard before. The trip involves a fair amount of walking so comfy shoes are a good idea.

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April 1, 2023

Ian was the perfect guide and his itinerary was well-timed and interesting. We saw a lot of what I had been hoping to see (villages, waterways, lovely gardens). There were 5 people on this tour. The van had a lot of windows so everyone could see well as we journeyed from town to town, plus it was really comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend Ian and this excursion!

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April 1, 2023

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