Cotswold Taster Tour from Oxford

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

Check Availability

  • 5 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • 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 an extended half-day tour from Oxford, ideal for those who would love to see some of the Cotswold villages, but cannot spare a whole day.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

Our tour starts with a drive though the quaint Oxfordshire town of Woodstock. See a view of Blenheim Palace (birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill) as we pass through.

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

Enjoy window-shopping in some of the quaint antiques shops and boutiques in the pretty town square or visit St Edwards Church with its quirky wooden door, said to have inspired the writer Tolkien.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

Our drive then takes us through some beautiful countryside and picturesque villages 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 pretty River Windrush with its small stone bridges.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Burford, Burford, Cotswolds, England

We then continue to Burford, the Gateway to the Cotswolds via the quaint stone villages of the Windrush Valley. Enjoy browsing around the small shops and cafes in Burford.

Duration: 40 minutes

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

You end your unforgettable Cotswold journey driving through the quaint villages of Swinbrook and Asthall (home to the Mitford sisters) and stop in the beautiful village of Minster Lovell, with its its attractive thatched houses and ruined Hall.

Duration: 20 minutes

  • Blue Badge guide
  • 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
  • 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 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 4 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
Departure Point

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

Departure Time

01:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


17 Oct, 2022

It was a lovely tour. Our guide provided useful information about the Cotswold area. Would have liked more photo stops along the way and staying a bit longer in the villages .

Saikiran A

05 Oct, 2022

The name of the tour is super-apt as it does give you the best taste of Cotswold in all its quaint & rustic glory. Isobel is the best guide you can get and she elevated the tour with her narration and backstories. I highly recommend this tour for any lover of the English country side.


05 Oct, 2022

Wonderful tour, very knowledgeable tour guide. Very informative. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. Thank you!


20 Sep, 2022

Wonderful experience, totally recommended for the vast knowledge, the care for every detail, the company and everything included.


12 Sep, 2022

Very efficient taster tour of some of the prettier villages and towns in the Cotswolds. Our guide was knowledgeable and professional, and so was the driver

User's Picture Gallery


1/2 day journey to Cotswold


Fabulous Tour


Better than I could’ve imagined!


Great small group tour of the Cotswolds


Great taste of the Cotswolds


Beautiful day


Excellent in every way!


Cotswolds Eye Candy!


Experiencing Cotswold




Great initial experience in the Cotswolds!


Similar Packages