Cotswold Winter Adventurer

7 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


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 us take you on an unforgettable adventure through the stunning scenery, combining the best of the North and South Cotswolds.



This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St Mary's Church, Church Place, Bampton OX18 2LY England

Our first stop is in the charming market town of Bampton, famed for being the location for the village scenes in Downton Abbey. Time to visit pretty St Marys Church and see the cottages and houses which featured in this popular TV series:

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Kelmscott Manor, Off A417 Lechlade, Kelmscott GL7 3HJ England

We then continue our drive, passing through Kelmscott, the home of the Arts and Crafts founder, William Morris.

Stop At: Arlington Row, Awkward Hill, Bibury GL7 5NJ England

Our journey from Kelmscott takes us through the old market town of Lechlade and some pretty Cotswold stone villages to idyllic Bibury. Enjoy walking around the 17th century cottages, water meadow and trout farm.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Church of St Peter & St Paul, The Church of St. Peter & St. Paul Market Place, Northleach GL54 3HL England

Heading through the Coln Valley we travel through a succession of stone hamlets, hidden valleys and remarkable scenery, before arriving in the historic wool town of Northleach, with its impressive Perpendicular church.

Duration: 20 minutes

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

We then head into the North Cotswolds and visit Bourton-on-the-Water, the Venice of the Cotswolds. Enjoy a stroll along the beautiful River Windrush or visit the model village or vintage car museum.

Duration: 1 hour

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

A short drive take us to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Enjoy browsing around the quaint antiques shops, boutiques and charming cafes or visit the fine St Edwards Church.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England

We return to Oxford via the bustling market town of Chipping Norton, passing finally through Woodstock, the site of magnificent Blenheim Palace. We make a brief photo stop outside the gates of Blenheim Palace.

Duration: 10 minutes


  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport in comfortable Mercedes minibus
  • Pick-up and drop-off from hotels in North Oxford on request
  • Pick up from Oxford Railway Station on request


  • Lunch

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • 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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • 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

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March 2022

David and Irene absolutely fabulous in bringing us around to all these charming small towns and villages period we learned a lot of history from them. This is a better trip than from London due to shorter distances.

February 2022

This was the most charming trip to do. I didnt know where to look with all the beautiful surroundings. Isobel and David were the loveliest guides to have. Isobel was extremely knowledgeable with the history and David knew every area thoroughly. I particulalry loved this trip in Winter, Areas w...

October 2020

Beautiful trip to the Cotswolds, enhanced by the Autumn colours! The guiding couple were very nice and attentive and we were left impressed by the guide knowledge and the driving was safe. They were happy to pull over in "the middle of nowhere" just for us to get out to take pictures or experienc...

January 2020

This tour even takes place in January. Lovely views of the Cotswolds, interesting bits of the area, history, filmlocations, literature ect.. Nice alternation of our trip to Oxford. Highly recommended

November 2019

Isabelle was a fantastic guide. Being a small and more intimate tour allowed us to visit more Cotswold villages that a bigger coach wouldn't be able to access. My favourite thing was just how knowledgeable Isabelle was - you'd have to spend years researching to learn what you learn on a day with ...

Heidi D
November 2019

We had such a fabulous day touring the beautiful cotswolds and learned so much about the area. We would have never found the small roads and byways that we explored. I highly recommend this tour!

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