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Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

If you're short on time but want to experience the Cotswolds, book this half-day tour from Oxford. The region is known as an English countryside idyll with its gentle hills and thatched-roof villages, and you'll discover its highlights with the help of a guide. The experience includes sights of all the must-see villages including Bourton-on-the-Water, Asthall, Stow-on-the-Weld, and Woodstock where Sir Winston Churchill was born.
  • Guided half-day trip from Oxford to the Cotswolds
  • Relax on the scenic journey and listen to history from a guide
  • Travel to Burford and admire the ruined hall of Minister Lovell
  • Admire the bridges over the River Windrush in Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Stop in Woodstock, where Blenheim Palace can be seen
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Hotel drop-off (select hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Bottled water and select beverages
Pick up and drop off on request from hotels in North Oxford
Pick up and drop off from Oxford Railway Station on request.
Meals not included
Taylor Institution Library , St Giles', Oxford OX1 3NA, UK

Tour departs from coach bays next to Taylorian Institution Library in St Giles. Please arrive at the departure point 10 minutes before the tour is due to depart. Please look for a dark blue minibus with ‘Explore Oxford and the Cotswolds’ written on the sides.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cotswold Exploring
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford.
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What is the social distancing policy during Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford.

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star-5
Perfect “taster” tour
Delaney_E
, Aug 2022
The couple that led the tour was so friendly and super well informed about the area. I absolutely loved the tour, it was the perfect “taster” for anyone that wants to experience the Cotswolds but doesn’t have a ton of time.
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Alan_K
, Jun 2022
Good overall coverage given it is a taster for half a day. This is especially important for 1st tkme visitors like us.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
I am sorry that you only felt we deserved an average rating for this tour. I would be interested in knowing what you felt could have been improved in your opinion to give us a higher rating. The tour covers a significant area of the Cotswolds in 5.5 hours with 4 stops and drives through some beautiful scenery. We couldn’t really cover any more in this time. This is a ‘taster’ tour and an introduction to the Cotswolds. We have full-day tours which go to more villages. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback.
star-5
It was a lovely drive...
Stefane_D
, May 2022
It was a lovely drive with stops in the Cotswold. The guide was super knowledgeable and knew the best spots for photo ops. Enough time at each stop to explore, and the drive itself is very pretty. They went above and beyond when we asked for tips on where to eat a Sunday roast back in Oxford by calling a bunch of places.
star-5
Wouldn't hesitate to take the same tour again!
Dag_K
, May 2022
The guide and the chauffuer, Isabelle and David were marvellous. Very interesting tour which gave new experiences and insights in the most compelling way. We really recommend the tour. (You will miss out!) Best regards, couple from Sweden in April 2022.
star-5
Beautiful day
MARK_P
, Mar 2022
We did not have a lot of time during our short visit to Oxford, but I desperately wanted my wife and daughter to get a taste of what lies outside the town. What better than this offering that is literally called a 'taster tour'! Isobel was a wonderful guide, immensely knowledgeable and personable about all aspects of the area, from the history of limestone to which musicians did their recording in the area. We had two planned stops, which afforded us the opportunity to explore on our own a bit. And we were blessed with almost perfect weather. It was a great day by all measures. A special shout-out to the driver David, who affirmed my decision never to drive these routes on my own. How he reversed the van on that little Minster Lovell lane I will never know! Highly recommended.
star-5
Great experience
Alex_P
, Aug 2021
Ed and David were friendly, knowledgeable, and so accommodating. Our train was running late so they adapted quickly to pick us up from the train station. We really enjoyed the beautiful little towns and all of the information we learned about them. Ed and David are a great pair who have the ability to play off of each other making the trip very interesting. They were great at adapting their information to include more about the things we asked about. We would highly recommend!
star-5
Beautiful half-day trip to the Cotswolds
Erica_L
, Jun 2021
The tour was absolutely lovely. Both Isobel and David were extremely nice and knowledgeable, we had a wonderful experience with them. Isobel's commentary was excellent - full of interesting facts and David was very careful throughout the trip, driving through some of the narrow lanes of the countryside while we were enjoying the scenic views. We got to visit some of the most beautiful little villages in the area and got the chance to wander around and explore. This is the best half-day tour of the Cotswolds in my opinion. I would definitely recommend it!
star-5
A perfect half-day tour. We saw many...
David_S
, Sep 2017
A perfect half-day tour. We saw many small villages and towns, drove down narrow country lanes, and appreciated great scenery. The guides made it a great experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Tour was wonderful! Guide and...
Elizabeth C
, Aug 2017
Tour was wonderful! Guide and driver were courteous and very knowledgeable. Might want to start a little earlier as village shops at the last stop which was quite beautiful were closing. Definitely recommend this small group tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
A little bit boring to us. I should...
Yanyun W
, Jul 2017
A little bit boring to us. I should have spent more time in Oxford, such as attending Hip On and Hip Off bus.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
My friend and I enjoyed a great day...
Sandra T
, Feb 2017
My friend and I enjoyed a great day in the Cotswolds. Tabby and David, our guides, were so nice and extremely knowledgable. They drove us through many of the most adorable, quaint streets. We stopped for shopping in a couple of spots and then made a stop for lunch in a secluded enclave in the Cotswolds. Tabby told us lots of local stories as well as the history of the region. A very enjoyable day! Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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