Cotswold Explorer

The full-day Explorer is our best-selling tour, taking you on a scenic drive through some of the most breath-taking scenery of the glorious North Cotswolds.

Winding country lanes take you to idyllic villages like Minster Lovell with its delightful thatched cottages, through hidden valleys to the “Venice of the Cotswolds” Bourton-on-the-Water and to stylish Chipping Campden with its beautiful honey-stone houses and many more towns and villages.


Pick-up Point

Just outside the Taylorian Institute in Oxford City Centre

Please Note

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cancellation Policy

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before the event

We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before the event

What Our Guests Say

Highly recommended!
"It was such a lovely day out! Thank you Isobel for your wonderful and informative guide, and thank you David for the safe and comfortable ride. The Cotswolds is really difficult to travel with public transport, so joining the tour was the best way to enjoy the quaint villages and hidden gems in the area. Also, it is rather impossible to get a ticket for the immensely popular Highclere Castle on your own; I am so glad to have found a perfect tour that saved my day."
Arisa N.
Best tour and great people
"We had an excellent tour with the most knowledgeable and friendly driver and guide. I would seek them out again if we are ever back in the area! Thank you so much for being accommodating. You went beyond expectations! All seven of us commented on how much we enjoyed our day."

Small group tours with
maximum 12 guests:

£95 Per person

Private tailor-made tours
for up to 12 guests:

From £700

Experience type:

Day tour / activity

Booking in advance:

Cut off: 2 hours


Summer – 8 hours and 30 minutes / Winter – 7 hours



Supported accessibilty:

Stroller or pram

Know before you go:

Minimum age of passengers is: 12


Cultural and theme tours, Day trips and excursions, Luxury and special occasions, Culinary, Bus / minivan tour, Family friendly

Live tour guide:


Need help booking?


Call us on any of the numbers below and we will be happy to help you with booking a tour with us.

Landline: +44 (0)1869 340090

Mobile: +44 (0) 7976 246967

Mobile: +44 (0) 7860 222408

To make a booking, visit our Tours page

Explore the beautiful Cotswolds

Discover idyllic English villages, nestling in quiet valleys with picture-perfect thatched cottages, majestic castles and manors, fields and hedgerows.

Call:  +44 (0)1869 340090


Cotswold Exploring are supporting the environment through our partnership with One Tree. £1.00 from each tour you book will help to plant more trees worldwide.

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