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Absolute Touring

#13 of 51 Tours in Oxford
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Address: Oxford OX2 7BA, England
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Superior company for touring the Cotswolds

Knowledgeable, friendly tour guide-driver. Less expensive than the "too bad, we're doing only a private tour today" company listed at the in-town "i" desk, and could not have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
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taylor lake village, tx

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taylor lake village, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Knowledgeable, friendly tour guide-driver. Less expensive than the "too bad, we're doing only a private tour today" company listed at the in-town "i" desk, and could not have been a better tour. Lovely stops along the way, explanations of the who, how, and why of the beautiful countryside.

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your day - thank you for taking the time to post your review, and for touring with us. Martin More 

Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

What a fun day! All we missed was seeing DCI Barnaby; however, Martin Cowell, our guide, filled in more than adequately. The day was well-spent by us and a well-planned by Martin, even providing us with a syllabus of the locations for various episodes that we were visiting. Kudos to Martin and his delightful tour!

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you very much, J: so glad you enjoyed the day. You were fun clients and It was a pleasure to have you with us, and to drive you around. Martin More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our family group of 5 took the Cotswolds tour with Mr. Martin Cowell as our tour guide in mid-August, and it was the best day trip we have ever taken while visiting in London. My husband and I have done bus tours in this area (Bath, Stonehenge, etc.) but decided that we would try a bit more leisurely and personalized... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much, L, for posting this and your kind words. We do try to make things fun for the whole spectrum of ages and are so pleased we hit the mark this time! We look forward to seeing you again when you are next here. Martin More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must for all fans of this wonderful T.V. Series and if you are not, then go anyway. The day was spent not as I thought revisiting villages that I had known in my past .... But by so many wonderful villages I had never seen or heard off. My childhood revisited . Or how I like think... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you S and I - much appreciated. You helped a lot by getting on so well with the other clients. So pleased you found the Notes useful - hope they continue to be so as you re-live your Midsomer memories when watching the shows back home. Thank you again - Martin More 

Waikanae Beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Martin prepared an amazing day-long tour for us, including Blenheim Palace, a number of villages within the Cotswolds (many of which were nice and quiet), and a lovely pub lunch. He also dropped us at Stratford-upon-Avon at the end of the day. The day was really excellent - the car very comfortable and Martin's knowledge was great. Highly recommended!!

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you very much, J. You were great clients and we much enjoyed the day - so pleased you did too. Trust the rest of your trip went well, and Shakespeare was up to scratch?! Martin More 

Calgary
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Te scenery was lovely, the driver informed but the 7 passenger van was not a great experience. The two oldest passengers were in the back seat and by the end of the 8 hr trip had sore backs and felt nauseous from the bumps of English country roads. While we understand that one passenger was obese with mobility challenges and... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you S. We have already addressed your concerns about seating arrangements in our earlier e-mail exchanges, and explained further why we were not able on this occasion to follow our regular practice of sharing the space during the tour. We did of course stop several times during the day as we showed you the locations - including for lunch... More 

Raymond, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Martin is a wonderful tour guide, we only had two days and they were filled with highlights of beautiful Oxford and historic Strafford upon Avon. He knew just where the beautiful gardens and photogenic spots were! We loved visiting the pub from Inspector Morse, and of course Warwick Castle! I highly recommend this company, and especially Martin, he has a... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much E and A for your wonderful and most welcome review. We are delighted you enjoyed our two days with us - and especially that you liked the jokes........ We do hope the rest of your vacation went smoothly also. Martin More 

Holbaek, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

My friend and I enjoyed the Midsumer Murders Trip with Martin the 26. of August on af very sunny and lovely day. The trip was a part of a package booked through an other travelcompany. We really really enjoyed the trip, and Martin had a very large and informative knowledge about the TV-series and the filming on the locations that... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much L and D for your great review - and for being such appreciative and interested clients. So glad you enjoyed the day with us. Martin More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We booked a Cotswolds tour with Absolute Touring and were so pleased that we booked the Stongehenge/Salisbury Cathredal tour a few weeks later. Martin and his staff our warm, informative and professional. It is the absolute best way to see places that are close to each other but not easily accessible by train and bus. The tours are intimate and... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you very much V for choosing us and for reviewing us so quickly and positively! We greatly enjoyed taking you both around, as well as all our interesting discussions. So pleased that we could play a small part in helping you explore during your time in Oxford. Martin More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

My wife and I wanted to see some of the beautiful countryside around Oxford during our recent stay in England and came across Absolute Touring. We are so glad we did! We took two tours - The Midsomer Murders Tour (our Tour Guide was John) and the Cotswold Tour (with Martin). On both days we were picked up from and... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed, I and J, for coming with us and for your very welcome feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your two days with us, and that the good memories continue. Martin More 

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