Cotswold Summer Explorer Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Cotswold Summer Explorer Tour

Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

Check Availability

  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


The Cotswolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has inspired artists, writers and philosophers for many centuries.  Come and discover idyllic English villages, nestling in quiet valleys, small stone thatched cottages, majestic castles and manors, and charming high streets peppered with quaint tea shops and antiques shops. Let your knowledgeable guides show you the English countryside at its best.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote, Minster Road, Minster Lovell, Witney England

You start your unforgettable Cotswold journey from central Oxford, driving to Burford (the Gateway to the Cotswolds) through Minster Lovell, with its its attractive thatched houses and ruined Hall.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Burford, Burford, Cotswolds, England

Enjoy a walk around Burford with its quaint cafes and antiques shops or visit the impressive wool church of St John the Baptist.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bourton on the Water, High St, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AP England

Our drive then takes us through some beautiful countryside and some of the old quarrying villages of the North Cotswolds to Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. Bourton has many cafes and small souvenir shops to explore and there is also the picturesque River Windrush.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Broadway, Broadway, Cotswolds, England

Another picturesque route brings us to the charming and unspoilt Worcestershire town of Broadway. We stop here for lunch, where you can enjoy the fine shops and quaint cafes.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: High Street Chipping Campden, Chipping Campden GL55 6AT England

Passing the quirky Broadway Tower we head to the delightful market town of Chipping Campden, the centre of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds. Here, you can browse in the quaint shops or visit the impressive ‘wool church’.

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold England

Our return route to Oxford takes us to the charming town of Stow-on-the-Wold. See the quaint antiques shops and boutiques and visit St Edwards Church with its quirky wooden door (said to have inspired the writer Tolkien).

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

Our route back to Oxford passes through the delightful market town of Chipping Norton and Woodstock, the home of Blenheim Palace.

  • Professional Blue Badge guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Bottled water and select beverages
  • Pick up from hotels in North Oxford on request
  • Pick up from Oxford Railway Station on request

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Departure Point

    Taylor Institution Library, St Giles', Oxford OX1 3NA, UK

    Departure Time

    09:30 AM

    Return Details

    Returns to original departure point

    Voucher info

    You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


    8 to 9 hours

    User's Reviews


    23 Apr, 2024

    A nice little day tour. Traveling solo but so were several others. Isobel is a very knowledgeable, entertaining guide. Nice range of places visited with a good amount of time at each.


    13 Apr, 2024

    This tour is fantastic. It is such a great way to see the Cotswolds- being introduced to it by local guides- Isobel and David. They guided us through villages in the Cotswolds- not only showing us the sites- but also giving us information about the history of the area- and insights into the communities that we are visiting. Their tours are designed in such a way that we are in quieter (if possible) villages so that we avoid some of the tourist rush- and also have a better way to experience the sights. In each village you get ample time to explore it- and Isobel gives great guidance of what highlights there are to see- and what spots are good to grab a bite at. I would highly recommend going on their tours. I have enjoyed it so much I have been a repeat customer- going on a few of their offerings, during my extended stay in Oxford.


    09 Apr, 2024

    Beautiful towns and villages in the scenic English countryside. Wonderfully narrated tour - highly recommend this one.


    09 Oct, 2023

    We booked this trip well in advance of arriving in Oxford and we were glad we did. It is quite popular. Taking a Cotswold tour out of Oxford rather than London allows you to see way more when doing a day trip. Dave was an excellent driver and Isabelle was an excellent guide - telling us many good stories. We had frequent rest stops, bathroom stops (maybe being a few 20 pence pieces to access some of the bathrooms), and wander around and eat stops. We were picked up close to our accommodations at 9:15 and returned very close to 6PM so it was a full day. But, a great day. We saw enough to make us want to come back and spend more time in this beautiful area of England.


    27 Sep, 2023

    Excellent trip. Very informative and entertaining guide. Couteous and helpful driver. Amazing sights. Best of England.

    User's Picture Gallery


    Great Tour of The Cotswolds


    A Day of Beauty and Charm


    Lovely day!


    Excellent tour of the Cotswold


    Delightful Day


    Wonderful day in The Cotswolds


    Most excellent & Impressive Cotswolds Tour


    Amazing Cotswolds Tour


    Great Cotswold Experience


    Perfect introduction to the Cotswolds!


    Great tour!


    Great tour!


    Fun, interesting, and relaxed!


    Excellent tour with amazingly knowledgeable tour guide


    Best Guides and Beautiful places


    Review Cotswolds Summer Explorer


    It would have taken me days on my...


    Magnifique !


    Amazing experience in cotswold


    Similar Packages