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Cotswolds One Day Guided Walk - Private Groups

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Cotswolds One Day Guided Walk - Private Groups

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Cotswolds on this captivating one-day guided walk. Join our experienced tour guide as they take you on a journey through the picturesque countryside, sharing fascinating stories about the region's heritage and its connection to Oxford. Explore historical monuments such as a Roman villa and the medieval ruins of a manor house. Along the way, stop at charming villages with quaint cottages and roses, where you can enjoy lunch or a refreshing drink. The tour concludes in the famous village of Burford, where you can catch a bus back to Oxford or explore the postcard-perfect streets filled with shops and cafes. Don't miss this opportunity to discover the Cotswolds' hidden gems and create unforgettable memories.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 6 hours - 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the postcard picturesque Cotswolds region
  • Learn about the Cotswolds heritage and its connections to Oxford
  • Visit a Roman villa and farm with underground heating system
  • Walk through meadows, woods, and country lanes
  • Experience the charm of Burford village and its postcard pretty buildings
  • Personal local guide to tell you all about the Cotswolds heritage & sights on the tour route
  • Private transportation

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Introduction

Escape to the charming English countryside with the Cotswolds One Day Guided Walk - Private Groups tour. Nestled on the edge of the renowned Cotswolds region, this picturesque area offers a postcard-worthy backdrop for an unforgettable day of exploration. Led by an experienced tour guide, who also happens to be knowledgeable about Oxford, this tour offers a unique blend of cultural heritage and captivating landscapes. Delve into the rich history of the Cotswolds while discovering its fascinating connections to Oxford and renowned artists like William Morris. Immerse yourself in the magic of this region as you explore Roman villas, medieval ruins, and quaint villages.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a total duration of 360 to 480 minutes, immersing yourself in both natural beauty and historical marvels. The journey starts at the Long Hanborough train station, where you'll meet your guide. From there, embark on a scenic walk through meadows and woods, unveiling the secrets of North Leigh Roman villa. Marvel at the underground heating system and the remnants of walls that once witnessed the bustling activity of hundreds of people. As you continue your journey, make stops at charming villages, including the idyllic Minster Lovell. Admire its medieval ruins and enjoy a leisurely lunch or drinks at one of the local pubs.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for those seeking a break from the bustling city life and a chance to immerse themselves in the essence of rural England. Nature lovers will relish the opportunity to explore the beautiful landscapes and meandering country lanes, capturing breathtaking views along the way. History enthusiasts will appreciate the chance to uncover the hidden stories behind Roman villas and medieval ruins. With a gentle pace and a focus on enjoying the surroundings, this tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Whether you're a solo traveler looking for an enriching experience or a group of friends seeking a memorable day out, the Cotswolds One Day Guided Walk is sure to captivate your senses.

Why book this?

Allow yourself to be transported to a place where time seems to stand still, where picturesque villages adorned with roses and quintessential Cotswold stone cottages welcome you with open arms. This tour offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, guiding you through the hidden gems of the Cotswolds. With an experienced tour guide by your side, you'll gain deeper insights into the heritage of this region and its connections to Oxford. The flexible itinerary allows you to tailor the tour to your preferences, making stops for lunch or drinks at charming local pubs along the way. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the countryside, away from the crowds, and create lasting memories in the heart of England.

Good to know

As you embark on this adventure, remember to pack comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The tour starts at the Long Hanborough train station, where your guide will meet you. If you prefer, you can bring a picnic and enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the stops. Alternatively, there are options to purchase lunch or drinks at pubs or cafes along the way. The tour concludes in the famous village of Burford, where you can catch a bus back to Oxford or explore the town further. Taxi services are also available if you wish to extend your stay. Please note that transportation fares are not included in the tour.

Reviews

Previous participants have raved about the enchanting beauty of this tour and the insightful guidance provided by the knowledgeable tour guide. They were captivated by the stunning landscapes and the opportunity to delve into the region's rich history. Travelers commended the flexibility of the itinerary, allowing them to embrace the peacefulness of the Cotswolds at their own pace. The warm hospitality of the villages and the chance to unwind in cozy pubs were cherished highlights. Overall, reviews emphasize the Cotswolds One Day Guided Walk - Private Groups tour as a must-do experience for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in the tranquility of rural England.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

North Leigh Roman Villa

This is one of the largest sites for a Roman villa and farm in Britain and they estimate hundred of people worked here. You can see some of the underground heating system and some minor walls standing. This is our first scheduled stop and it is about 3.5 miles from start point so it should take about an hour to walk there. If you wish to pack a picnic, you could decide to stop here for lunch stop but otherwise we will continue to any of the following stops to buy lunch in a pub or cafe. If folks wish to stop here

Long Hanborough

We start the tour in Long Hanborough and we walk through the village to access a walking path through meadows and woods before then turning back onto a country lane to walk to North Leigh Roman villa. If you wish to, option to visit the local supermarket or pub to buy drinks or food to take with you on the walk.

Wilcote

(Pass by)

We pass through this pretty village on our route. This village has a pub so there is option to stop here for drink or lunch too.

Crawley

(Pass by)

We pass through this very scenic village which has lots of quaint cottages using Cotswolds stone.

Minster Lovell

Very scenic 'upmarket' village with quaint cottages and roses plus streams through village. We will also stop to visit Minster Lovell manor which are medieval ruins. Option to stop for lunch or drinks here too.

St Oswald's Church

A curious chapel and one of the oldest and most rustic churches in England, set slightly up from the hamlet in the meadows. It's normally always open for walkers to stop by and see its interior. Nice and cool on a hot day to stop here!

Swinbrook

This is possibly one of the most pretty local hamlet villages. Possible rest stop but no facilities here.

Burford

Burford is one of the most famous villages in the Cotswolds. Its main high street is actually quite high as it goes up a slope. The shops and buildings are nearly all postcard pretty and there are many shops and cafes here. Our tour finishes in Burford and from Burford, we can help you catch a bus back to where you need to go or book a taxi to collect you (taxi or bus fare is not included in the tour). If you wish to stay the night in Burford, then I can suggest places to stay too.

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