About Cotswold Exploring

Award Winning Tours Since 2016

Come and see the English countryside at its very best on one of our award-winning small-group minibus tours of the Cotswolds. You can be assured of a warm welcome and a day spent among friends.

The Cotswolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has inspired artists, writers and philosophers for many centuries. Take a step back in time with us and discover idyllic English villages nestling in quiet valleys with picture-perfect stone cottages, majestic castles and manors and stunning landscapes. Explore charming high streets peppered with quaint tearooms, quirky boutiques and antiques shops.

Take a relaxing and magical tour through the beautiful Cotswolds

Let our guides entertain you with stories and anecdotes of the people and places that make the Cotswolds one of Britain’s most enchanting and memorable regions to visit.

Cotswold Exploring was established in 2016 by Isobel and David Lewis. Isobel has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years and David used to fly helicopters. He now flies our minibus instead! We have lived in the Cotswolds for 25 years and enjoy sharing our wonderful region with our guests.

We offer a regular schedule of sightseeing tours throughout the year, introducing small groups of visitors to the delights of the Cotswolds. These depart from the bus bays outside the Taylorian Institution in St Giles in central Oxford.

Oxford + the Cotswolds Tour

With careful planning it should be possible to combine a walking tour of Oxford with one of our half-day Taster or Rover mini-bus tours of the Cotswolds. If the idea appeals to you, please Contact us, and we’ll see what we can arrange!

All our guides are fully accredited Blue and Green Badge holders

All the guides who work for Cotswold Exploring are professional Blue and Green Badge guides, accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding in London. They specialise in a variety of areas of interest and can deliver tours in many different languages (on request), including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Portuguese.

If you would also like to explore the fascinating medieval city of Oxford during your stay, our sister company Explore Oxford Tours offers private walking tours of Oxford and the University and our partner Walking Tours of Oxford offers a schedule of daily walking tours of the city and university.

Read reviews of Cotswold Exploring on TripAdvisor

Costwold Exploring and Explore Oxford Tours are proud to be listed on TripAdvisor, and we welcome reviews from those who have joined us on one of our tours. You can view our pages here: Cotswold Exploring & Explore Oxford Tours

Reliable team you can rely on for a great tour of the Cotswolds

Please note that our prices do not cover admission charges. Itineraries and routes are also subject to change, and may be dependent upon weather, traffic conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. 

We regret we cannot operate a scheduled tour with fewer than two passengers. If you are proposing to join us as a single guest, please check with us first before making a booking, to ensure so that we already have others booked for that day’s tour. 

Please check out our Terms & Conditions page for further details, and some useful answers to typical questions.

Enjoy an Unforgettable Experience in the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire

A variety of award-winning tours, including private bespoke tours

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