Classic Cotswolds Tour from Oxford


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Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for al children

Friendly: No.
Passengers must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent)

Driving tour of the North Cotswolds from Oxford

If you only have one day then this is the tour for you! Starting at your hotel in Oxford we cover all the main spots with a focus on the North Cotswolds as this is where many of the most famous and beautiful towns and villages are. All the major spots are easily covered in one day with plenty of time for stopping off and enjoying the scenery and atmosphere. The days itinerary is flexible so places can be added to the tour or certain spots missed depending on time and your preferences.

As this is a custom tour we will try and build a fun day out based on your preferences and wishes. As a guide, some of the villages/landmarks in the North Cotswolds we may visit include the following.

Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Snowshill, The Slaughters, Broadway Tower, Stanway, Winchcombe

You may also choose to visit one of the following attractions located in the North Cotswolds (entrance fees apply).

Kiftgate Court Gardens

Snowshill Manor House

Sudeley Castle

Please note I do not offer Oxford city tours


Our driver-guide will pick up your group (up to 7 people) at 10am from your hotel in Oxford. We use a luxury Japanese MPV which is very comfortable and its height gives great views over the surrounding countryside. We then drive leisurely through stunning countryside and secret Cotswold villages using traffic free country lanes.

Your guide will give you a background of the areas history as you drive and at each of the stops you are free to either explore the village with your guide or to have some free time to explore, relax and maybe do a little spot of shopping. As this is your tour you are free to spend your time as you please! If you want more free time in a certain place, no problem! If you want to skip somewhere or enjoy a spontaneous pint somewhere, no problem! Jump out to take a photo? You are the boss!

We tend to stop for lunch in a traditional country pub and some guests like to enjoy afternoon tea in a traditional tearoom or a pint of ale out in the sunshine.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The tour price includes pick up from anywhere in Oxford

End location: The tour price includes pick up from anywhere in Oxford

Duration: 8 hours


I use a luxury Japanese Imported Toyota Alphard MPV- It is an 8 seater with space for 7 guests.

What’s Included

My services as your driver-guide
Transport in my Luxury Japanese 8 seater MPV
Full control over itinerary and route
Pickup/dropoff in Oxford
Fully Licenced Private Hire Insurance
Public Liability Insurance

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 GBP - Food and refreshments

What’s Extra

Entrance fees to attractions
Food or refreshments costs

Pick up in Oxford is included but If you would like the tour to start from a different location, please get in touch and we can create a custom itinerary for you.


I only do tours of the Cotswolds area. I don't do London, Oxford and Bath city tours but can offer pick ups from those cities.

A Recent Review of this tour

5 out of 5 rating for our tour of the Cotswolds with James. The tour provided us just what we had expected with opportunities to walk around the towns we visited. Grand vistas and James had good knowledge of the region. A most enjoyable day.
Lisa Miller

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