Testimonials

Cotswold Exploring Testimonials - Cotswold Tours from OxfordOne of the best ways to gain an independent view of the service we offer at Cotswold Exploring is to visit our page on TripAdvisor. We invite and encourage all our visitors to log-in to the TripAdvisor website and post their comments and opinions, so please click this link to go directly to our entry there.

Here are some recent testimonials from those who’ve been on one of our Cotswolds sightseeing tours …

After a lot of hectic traveling around the UK, it was a pleasant relief to be able to take the all day tour given by Isobel and David. They were both charming and informative and even stopped the minibus to let us take photos whenever we asked. The coach wasn’t full, but even if it had been, I’m sure it would have been just as enjoyable and better than other tours using larger coaches. There was plenty to see, time for a lunch, and tea/coffee stops. I especially liked all the trivia and history that Isobel passed on to us. I could not recommend Cotswold Exploring more highly!

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The scenery of the Cotswolds was so beautiful and attractive to me; a tourist from Tokyo. Isobel, the guide, kindly explained to me about the history of the Cotswolds and of England. She and David, the driver, kindly stopped the minibus several places for my photography. It’s a wonderful trip that I’ll never forget. (ParkZero, Tokyo, Japan)

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I recently took a tour with Isobel and David Lewis to the Cotswolds, and it was a fantastic experience! They were incredibly knowledgeable and provided a great deal of useful information about the history, culture and lifestyle of the Cotswolds throughout the bus tour. We made several stops to beautiful, quaint villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, and spent plenty of time at each space so that I was able to eat and buy items at various places. Despite being a rainy day, the tour was absolutely beautiful and I would definitely recommend them to anyone venturing out to Oxford!

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One of our groups so enjoyed their Cotswold tour that they created a video montage of photographs and short video sequences and posted this onto YouTube …

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When I booked my tour I only expected to see some famous Cotswold villages. As soon as the tour started I was immersed in the exciting history of these places and their famous residents. We visited not only well-known places but also very charming small villages where I could not stop myself taking pictures. I was also impressed by the personal attention that I received. Altogether, this was a special experience and I would highly recommend this tour for everybody who loves the picturesque English villages, the interesting stories and pleasant conversation with the knowledgeable guide, Isobel Lewis. (Natalja, the Netherlands )

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Taking a tour with Isobel and David through different parts of the Cotswolds or a tour including a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon is an enriching and marvellous experience. You relax in David’s comfortable mini-bus and realise how the exceptionally beautiful scenery comes to life, thanks to Isobel’s vast and comprehensive knowledge about everything worthwhile connected with this part of England. Trust Isobel and David to pick the most picturesque spots for a photo-stop and charming and typical villages or historically interesting sites for coffee and lunch. I am impressed how everything possible is arranged to make a tour with ‘Cotswolds Exploring’ enjoyable and memorable, like getting tickets for Shakespeare’s birthplace before the visit and avoiding queuing. I look forward to my next tour with ‘Cotswold Exploring’. (Patricia Penserot, Germany)

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What a uniquely enjoyable experience! Isobel and David provided an amazing value-added day trip for us that included Downton filming sites, charming Cotswold villages, and Stratford upon Avon. Isobel has a towering fund of knowledge, weaving together both historic and current cultural events in such a pleasant and informative fashion. You will be totally at ease with David at the wheel. Their vehicle, a custom Mercedes touring van, provides the ultimate in luxury comfort and superb visibility for up to 12 people. They went the extra mile in so many ways in this perfectly sized vehicle to allow exploration of charming venues that motor coaches cannot access. Highest recommendation without reservation!!

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My wife, a family friend, and myself took a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon from Oxford with Cotsworth Exploring. It was a wonderful experience. Our guide and driver were so pleasant, accommodating, and informative. Our family friend has problems with walking distances so they graciously adjusted the stops to accommodate her needs and still provided a wonderful trip for us and the other participants. For anyone looking for a wonderful getaway exploring the back ways outside Oxford, book with Cotsworth Exploring and you will not be disappointed! I would try any of their other tours without reservation as well! (Chuck, San Diego, California, USA)

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We took the all-day Cotswold Explorer tour from Oxford. Our guide Isobel and driver David were great. Isobel provided interesting and informative commentary throughout the tour. They had a comfortable mini bus and were very accommodating and helpful. The tour was nicely varied. We were able to see different areas of the Cotswolds (including a few filming locations from movies and period TV shows) and had plenty of time for lunch, shopping and sightseeing at the various stops. Because they use a mini bus, this tour was able to travel on smaller roads and to areas the larger buses can’t access. We found that to be a plus. We definitely recommend Cotswold Exploring for anyone wishing to visit this beautiful area. (PhillyFans, Georgia, USA)

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The tour with Isobel and David was amazing! Well worth the time and money. Throughout the entire tour, Isobel shared information about the history and culture of the area. There was ample opportunity to take photos, ask questions and grab a bite to eat and a tea in the towns where the tour stopped. A definite recommend!

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I have travelled extensively, and was part of a full-day tour to the Cotswolds in July, and I have no hesitating in saying that this tour was the very best I have ever enjoyed. It was comfortable, safe, well organised. The driver took me to the station at the end, thus saving me an extra journey. The guide was superb. Not only did she explain the places we visited with clarity, humour and extensive knowledge but her “extra information” in answer to questions was extraordinary.I learned so much and have already recommended the tour to friends. (Pamela Davenport, Australia)

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Trip Advisor Reviews for Cotswold Exploring