Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Oxford | La Vacanza Travel

Cotswolds Villages Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Oxford

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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  • 7 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Experience the beauty of the Cotswolds with its idyllic English villages on this seven-hour small group tour. This is perfect for anyone who wants to see the Cotswolds from either London Paddington or Oxford. Starting and finishing at Oxford train station the tour covers many of the main spots in the Cotswolds, while combining them with hidden gems that only the locals usually get to enjoy. You’ll be looked after by our local knowledgeable driver-guide and travel in one of our comfortable vehicles that can hold up to eight guests. 

Departing the Visitor Information Centre in Broad Street, Oxford at 10am, you will start the day by visiting the fascinating village of Great Tew. From Great Tew continue on to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Here you will have time to browse among honey-coloured buildings, cosy pubs, narrow streets, interesting shops and tiny tea rooms.  Your next stop is the picturesque village of Lower Slaughter, one of the prettiest villages in the Northern Cotswolds and set in the most amazing countryside.

The next stop is arguably the most famous Cotswolds town and regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton-on-the-Water.  Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds there is plenty to see and do with a wealth of attractions, shops, restaurants and tea rooms.  Here you can enjoy lunch (not included) at an awarding winning Cotswolds pub where you can sample a traditional ale out in the sunshine, if you’d like. Or spend more time exploring.

After lunch your route takes you through some enchanting Cotswold villages to Burford, known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds.

Then spend the afternoon traveling along the stunning Windrush valley visiting hidden villages including Swinbrook, Asthall and the highlight of tour the beautiful village and ancient ruins of Minster Lovell. This pretty village on the River Windrush boasts plenty of Cotswold stone and thatched roofs, as well as holding the title of being the region’s most haunted village. Minster Lovell is perhaps best known for the ruins of its 15th century hall, owned by generations of the Lovell family.

Departure will be late afternoon returning to the Visitor Information Centre in Broad Street, Oxford by 5pm.

  • Small-group tour of the Cotswolds
  • Knowledgeable, local driver-guide
  • Transport by modern, comfortable air-conditioned minivan

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 7 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Oxford Railway Station, Oxford Station, Park End St, Oxford OX1 1HS, UK

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


7 hours

User's Reviews


18 May, 2024

Was nice to see so much countryside and a good number of villages in the cotswolds. Its lovely. I am used to a larger vehicle so felt a bit claustrophobic. The guide, Jo, was very nice and provided much information. Would definitely recommend.

Tracey H

18 May, 2024

Jo was so informative and enjoyable. Felt we were with a lifelong friend. Perfect timing, not rushed. Plenty of time to enjoy.


15 May, 2024

I really enjoyed our Cotswolds tour with Ian, and I think the small tour group was a great choice for us, well worth it. We got to see more little towns where the big coaches are not allowed to go anymore. My favourite was Minster Lovell ruins at the end, so serene and so much history.


14 May, 2024

Absolutely a daytour to remember. We saw the most charming villages in the Cotswolds. Our guide Ian was very knowledgeable and could tell us in great detail about the places we visited. The trip was perfectly long, the only thing was that the stop in Stow-on-the-Wold could have been a little longer (and Burford shorter). Highly recommend this day trip. We took the train from Paddington to Oxford, and it proved to be very convenient to start a tour of the Cotswolds from Oxford. After the tour we could check out Oxford before catching the train back to Paddington.


11 May, 2024

The day spent in the Cotswolds was superb. Our guide Jo was amazing. She knew so much about so many things. Our group of 7 bonded immediately due to Jo’s personality and concern that we all love our experiences. We never have figured out our way to navigate the roads or know what we were looking at once we got there. Don’t. Miss this experience.

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