Oxford to the Cotswolds villages full day trip with transport provided by car or minibus

Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (fluent), German (fluent), Japanese (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

See some of England's most picturesque villages on a full day excursion. This price is for 1-3 persons.

The Cotswolds is considered one of most outstanding well preserved & scenic regions in the Heart of England. Destinations we will visit are flexible. Schedule approximately 10am to 5. 30pm . We usually visit Stowe-on-the-Wold, followed by a walk through the fields past the sheep from Broadway Tower scenic viewpoint into Broadway village. After lunch at a deli cafe or a 500 years old pub, visit Bourton on the Water or a choice of other destination such as Kelmscott Manor, where the Arts and Crafts Movement flourised under the 19th century pre-Raphaelite artists like William Morris & Ed Burne Jones.

Before you go ahead and book Cotswolds tour with me, please note that I usually will need at least 1 day's advance notice or ideally more, as I will need to arrange a vehicle of a coach company to drive for us. Groups of 4 persons or more, will require additional cost to book a people carrier, so please assume additional costs of c £100 per extra person, if 4 persons or more.


The route plan itinerary is flexible but depending on your interests made known to us, we will visit different destinations accordingly. We usually start at 10am and finish at 5pm or 6pm but start time is flexible.

Our usual route plan from Oxford is to drive over Farmoor toll bridge and past Burford village, which is known as the gateway to the Cotswolds and its high street has been used in several historic tv shows. We stop for coffee and a walk or shopping at either Stowe on the Wold, a pretty market town. Then we drive on to Broadway Tower for one of the best views in the region. Option to walk from there into Broadway village through the fields and have lunch stop there. Then in afternoon, we stop at Bourton on the Water ('the Venice of the Cotswolds') or upon request at another destination such as Kelmscott Manor. Then we return to Oxford for arrival time of approximately 5. 30pm.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet at your Oxford city hotel or meet OUTSIDE Oxford visitor info centre, 15 Broad street, OX1 3AS.

End location: We will return you to either Oxford city centre or your hotel or guest house, as suits your request.

Duration: 7 hours 30 min.

By default, day trips start at 10am & finish by 5pm or 6pm but the scheduled start & finish time can be flexible and confirmed with you, when booking.


Transport by car or minibus or coach

What’s Included

Guided tour and transport in minibus with licensed coach company.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 £ - For your personal expenses and admission fees.

What’s Extra

Any food or drink or option of any entry fees to museums or attractions which you may choose to visit during your free time on the tour.

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