Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Oxford-England by Tour Guide James B. (Guide #12917)


Kevin Koid

Malaysia
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 22/19

A day well spent at Cotswold. James was very accommodating & easy to approach. We were introduced to many hidden gems of Cotswold; from magnificent medieval villages to quaint fairytale towns that time stood still. James were able to deliver what we requested and more by giving us space to roam & take-in the spectacular views we encountered on each rolling hills, hence CotsWold. Thank you James & the team at ToursbyLocals.

Thomas Kvamme

United States
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Tour: #154622, Classic Cotswolds Tour from Oxford, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

The tour was very good, but the previous day we had an outstanding private tour in Liverpool that made me think that the fifth star should be more difficult to achieve. A wonderful day overall.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Thomas. Wasn’t feeling well and the group was very quiet, maybe a hangover from the Liverpool tour? I will make sure I make it a 5 star tour next time!

Joanne Boulton

United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Jamie was able to work around a rotten weather day and showed us much of the northern Cotswolds. He also gave us great pub recommendations and was a font of crazy trivia. He was very knowledgeable about the area including the derivation of many place names. We thoroughly enjoyed our day touring with him!

Jimmy Avery

United States
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Tour: #154622, Classic Cotswolds Tour from Oxford, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

We were very pleased with our tour with James. He completely tailored the day to our requests, including suggesting an alternate pickup location which allowed James to plan the timing and route of our tour to effectively avoid large crowds in high traffic tourist areas. During the day, James continued to ask us for our desires and was accommodating as possible in meeting our requests. The nice vehicle James utilized comfortably accommodated the 4 of us. I highly recommend James' private Cotswolds tour.

Vicki Hodges

United States
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Tour: #154622, Classic Cotswolds Tour from Oxford, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

Jamie was a wonderful guide. Very informative, personable and knowledgeable. His new van was very comfortable. He was very accommodating for time changes and location pick up/drop off. Our family of 4 enjoyed our day of sights, walks and ice cream

Stacey Kohn

United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

Jamie was a delightful tour guide. He was informative, pleasant, and went out of his way to provide a unique experience in the Cotswolds. We spent the day together and enjoyed the whole time. He was oriented to our needs and provided unique perspective to the area/region. He went above and beyond in his efforts to create a magical day for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Stacey for the kind words. All the best to you and Larry

John Spinetto

United States
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Tour: #154622, Classic Cotswolds Tour from Oxford, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

Jennifer W.

United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Our family really enjoyed our day in the Cotswolds. Jamie did an excellent job showing us around. Highly recommend.

Scott Hartman

United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 15/19

Great day with the family and James. We were able to experience the Cotswolds intimately - exactly what we were looking for. I can't recommend James and this tour highly enough.

Greg Golden

United States
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Tour: #154622, Classic Cotswolds Tour from Oxford, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 1/19

Jamie was a fantastic guide/partner for our trip through the Cotswolds today. He was incredibly knowledgeable, had great suggestions for stops along the way and customized our tour to fulfill my wife's request to find the sites of both Downton Abbey and Father Brown television shows. All hail Jamie i'd Recommend him to anyone looking for a great day out!

Philipp Schmitz-Morkramer

Germany
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 16/19

Great guide. Had a lot of fun. Very knowledgable!

Michael Proietti

United States
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Tour: #153172, Half Day Classic Cotswolds Tour, Broadway, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Feb 13/19

James was an amazing tour guide and he showed us some of the most amazing places! No giant busses and we felt like locals. He was so much fun and really made us feel like family! We leaned some proper English terms and a bit about James and his history in the Cockswolds! He let us ask questions and never cut us short or rushed us along. The car he used was clean and warm. Thank you for an unforgettable experience! We will be back soon and James will be our guide!!!!

Patricia Haws

Huntsville, ALABAMA, United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

Enthusiastic and pleasant guide with an excellent knowledge of the area. Most enjoyable all day tour with him. He did not overdo it and gave us a lovely introduction to the Cotswolds. A little weak on English history but made up for it in knowledge of the area currently. Spot on about where to visit.

Dan Cohen

United States
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Tour: #154626, Classic Cotswolds Tour from Bath, Bath, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Laura Pitchford

United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 27/17

James (Jamie) was timely picking me up from the train station. He has a very nice van and was a wonderful driver full of information of the area. He has a pleasant personality and it very fun to spend time with. I highly recommend him and look forward to hiring him again. Thank you Jamie for the lovely day!

Judy Wenig

United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 23/17

Mary Lougheed

Canada
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Tour: #154626, Classic Cotswolds Tour from Bath, Bath, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 26/17

This was a relaxing and very enjoyable trip to several beautiful golden stone villages, each with its own unique character. I thoroughly enjoyed my day with Jamie as he explained the history of the villages, not just as they related to the wool trade, but also other aspects of their history. For me the highlight was our time in Castle Combe, the setting for at least two well known movies. It is a village that appears frozen in time with only a passing car reminding one that it is indeed the 21st century.

Steven Riskey

United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 22/16

Carole Peterson

United States
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Tour: #154626, Classic Cotswolds Tour from Bath, Bath, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 12/16

James is terrific. We would definitely do this tour again.

Carole Peterson

United States
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Tour: #155052, Castle Combe, Lacock and the South Cotswolds from Bath, Bath, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 11/16

we had a great time with Jamie. He did a great job of showing us the Cotswolds from a locals perspective as he lives there. Always on time with great ideas.

Gail Rubinson

United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 1/16

We really enjoyed the tour. The back roads Jamie chose in the Cotswolds were beautiful and the villages chosen were charming.

Mary Quigley

United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 14/16

Fabulous tour from start to finish. We spent 8 hours with Jamie and saw a range of Cotswolds highlights. He knows all the back roads and little villages so we stayed away from the crowded bus tours venues. Great conversationalist too. We visited a half a dozen towns; he knows just when to tag along and then when to hang back and let us go off on our own. Next visit to London we plan to take a different tour with him. Pricey but worth every penny.

Lena Camperlengo

United States
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Tour: #155052, Castle Combe, Lacock and the South Cotswolds, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 11/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for coming Lena and hope you enjoy the wedding! All the best!

Lisa Miller

Canada
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Tour: #154622, Classic Cotswolds Tour from Oxford, Oxford, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 22/15

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.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lisa! Great showing you and Colin around for the day! All the best for the future! Jamie

Barb Williams

Miamisburg, OH, United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 12/15

Jamie was wonderful! When we had a travel snafu, he was flexible about rescheduling times and reworking stops to accommodate our time frame. We had just recently lost our camera on London public transportation and Jamie went above and beyond to help us find the numbers to contact for lost-and-found on the Tube and the train. This was certainly not in his job description and was very much appreciated! Jamie was knowledgeable and energetic and we appreciate the introduction to mushy peas! Thanks, Jamie!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Barbara, glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you enjoyed the cruise!

Shawn Falcon

United States
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Tour: #153172, Classic Cotswolds Tour, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 2/15

We learned that Jamie grew up in the Cotswolds and that was clear very quickly. His knowledge and passion for the area was quite apparent. He was personable, friendly, and patient with our group of seven, which included three kids. Without a doubt I would highly recommend Jamie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words Shawn! Great showing you and the family around the Cotswolds! Take care and all the best!


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