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Cotswolds & Blenheim Palace Private Driving Tour

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    What to Expect
    Departing at around 10am we would start the day off visiting the beautiful village and ancient ruins of Minster Lovell. This pretty village on the River Windrush boasts plenty of Cotswold stone and thatched roofs, as well as holding the title of being the region’s most haunted village. Minster Lovell is perhaps best known for the ruins of its 15th century hall, owned by generations of the Lovell family.

    From Minster Lovell your route takes you through some enchanting Cotswold villages to Bourton-on-the-Water, which is known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ and is arguably the most famous Cotswolds town. It’s regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England.

    Our next stop is the picturesque village of Lower Slaughter, one of the most romantic villages in the Northern Cotswolds and set in the most amazing countryside. From Lower Slaughter we then continue on to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds. Here you will have time to browse among honey-coloured buildings, cosy pubs, narrow streets, interesting shops and tiny tea rooms.

    On our way then to Blenheim Palace we stop off at the enchanting hidden village of Great Tew. There is a wonderful story surrounding the recent history of this magical place.

    We then spend 2-3 hours exploring the history and natural beauty of Blenheim Palace, before we drive you back to your starting point.

    This is a private tour so we can pick up/drop off anywhere in the Cotswolds or Oxford.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Oxford, UK
    2: Cotswold District, UK

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: We can collect you from anywhere in the Northern Cotswolds area including Oxford. The tour is also ideal for a day trip from London and the extra fee is £250 for London collection and drop off. Or a cheaper way would be to take the direct train from London Paddington to Oxford station. This takes just under 1 hour. Then we can collect you from Oxford for free.
    Departure Time
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.

    1/1/2018 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • An eight hour tour
    • A modern comfortable air conditioned vehicle
    • Knowledgeable local driver-guide
    • Full control over the itinerary and route
    • Pick up/drop off within the North Cotswolds including Oxford & Stratford-upon-Avon
    • Food or refreshments
    • Pick up outside the North Cotswolds
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a private tour through the Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace with Ian. Our family enjoyed Ian's firsthand knowledge and fun stories as we toured the villages. Everything about the trip is coordinated by Ian and he makes the experience so enjoyable. He knew exactly how to
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    Graham gave a spectacular tour. He was prompt, polite, professional, funny and had plenty of stories to tell. He was absolutely perfect. It felt like a tour led by family.
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    My wife, daughter, and I really enjoyed our private tour of the Cotswolds and Blenheim with Graham as our guide. I felt like we were just a group of friends on holiday for the day; it was very casual. Graham did a nice job of getting to know us and what we liked to see, and
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    My friend and I did this tour at the suggestion of our travel agent, and she really found us a gem. The guide was helpful, friendly, and funny, and was in excellent communication with us ahead of time to make sure that we did exactly the tour we wanted. I have friends who live
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    Ian was amazing as our tour guide. He was able to share a lot about the rich history of the Cotswolds and really seemed to care about the area. He picked us up right at the scheduled time and even went a bit overtime to make sure we could really soak in the sites and history.
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    About the operator
    By: Undiscovered Cotswolds
    141 reviews
    Dallas, Texas
    Perfect Cotswolds private tour
    Fantastic private tour with Ian from Oxford through the Cotswolds. Just cannot comment enough on what a great
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    Waddell, Arizona
    Outstanding Day with Graham
    Graham is a great guide, wonderful attitude, relaxed, friendly. He is very knowledge of Cotswold and the
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    A great tour
    A fantastic day out in the Cotswolds! Ian was most informative, and we visited villages that were off the tourist
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    Extraordinary private trip!
    Words cannot express what a delight and wonderful experience it was to be chauffeured around the Cotswolds by
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    From Ren: Treat yourself to a day with Graham or Ian - you won't be sorry!
    I "discovered" Undiscovered Cotswold Tours online while looking for a surprise birthday gift for my daughter
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    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Excellent from start to finish
    I started planning our tour with Ian several months in advance (which I recommend since they’re so busy). We
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    A Good Day Trip
    A small group of 6 makes it easy to move around and to hear our guide clearly. Graham, our guide, took us on short
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    Boston, Massachusetts
    Fantastic Day Trip to the Cotswolds
    My husband and I were spending a week in London and decided to take a day trip to The Cotswolds -the epitome of
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    Laura T
    Great tour
    Graham did a great job showing us around. We had about seven stops, and had time in each place. A few places we
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    Waconia, Minnesota
    Don't miss the Cotswolds with Ian!!
    We had a private tour through the Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace with Ian. Our family enjoyed Ian's firsthand
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    Newcastle, Australia
    Fantastic day in the Cotswolds
    Graham picked us up from our accommodation right on time and then took us on a fabulous journey around some of the
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    Hales Corners, Wisconsin
    Fantastic Tour Days in the Cotswolds
    We were picked up in our London hotel, stopped at Blenheim Palace and proceeded to multiple villages in the
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    Simply wonderful tour and guide
    We took the Cotswolds full day tour. It was wonderful to be able to see some of the places away from the typical
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    Vestal, New York
    Best part of our trip
    we wanted to have more time in the Cotswolds. Found a fabulous tour with Ian who guided us on an absolutely
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    Shelley d
    Wonderful Tour
    We took the Cotswold day tour and it was wonderful. Professionally run, good itinerary, knowledgable and local
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