Private tour

Cotswolds: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours
Private tour

Cotswolds: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Activity provider: Visit Oxford Tours

From US$ 245.77 per group up to 1

Starting in Burford, enjoy some of the prettiest villages of the famous Cotswolds, including Minster Lovell. Walk through historical villages with expert local guide and see the charming local sites.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
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  • Explore local spots off the beaten path
  • Walk along gorgeous rambling paths
  • See the atmospheric ruins of a medieval manor and 600-year old pub
  • Learn about the Norman villages that you'll see firsthand
  • Villages include Burford, Minster Lovell, Asthal, Swinbrook
Full description
Starting outside Cafe 15 opposite the Anglican church in Burford market town, step back through time with an engaging walking tour through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. View the famous grassland thatched medieval villages, churches — most notably, the historic Saxon church built on top of a Roman villa — Norman villages and the distinctive local yellow limestone homes. This tour is a rural walk. Enjoy a leisurely walk of about 9 miles, depending on whether you prefer a shorter or a longer route plan. Stop to see the sights, enjoy lunch in a beautiful setting and pick fruit along the way during berry picking season. After a day of learning all about the local area from your experienced local guide, enjoy tea or beer stop in Minster Lovel and/or lunch stop at Swinbrook pub.
  • Experienced local tour guide
  • Pickup can be arranged by taxi for you at extra cost to yourself, if you give us adequate advance notice to book a taxi for you to then pay the taxi driver on the day.
  • Collection and drop off is not included so you need to arrange to meet me in Burford at Cafe 15, where we start the tour, opposite the Anglican church in Burford. I can however assist you to pre book a taxi each way in advance- this might cost about £45 each direction from Oxford and take up to an hour. Alternatively, there is a Stagecoach 233 bus which runs every half hour and picks up in eg Minster Lovell or Buford or Witney or Hanborough.
  • Oxford is connected by train to Hanborough and bus to Witney too.
  • Food and drink are not included.
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with low level of fitness

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • The tour is weather dependant, in the event of extreme weather, the tour will be canceled or rescheduled for another day.
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The walking tour was amazing as we got to experience the natural part of cotsworld along with some history. My only regret is not bringing a plastic container to collect the delicious berries that we had along the way. Would love to have had more time for further exploration as there is soo much to look and discover. A definite MUST for adventure seekers

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August 30, 2022

Product ID: 392984