Cotswolds: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Cotswolds: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Private Tour
Cotswolds

About this tour

Walking meadow paths & country lanes from Minster Lovell to Burford through picturesque Cotswolds hamlets. Walk through historical villages with expert local guide and see the charming local sites.

Starting outside a 700 year old pub called the Old Swan in Minster Lovell village and finishing outside the Anglican church in Burford market town, step back through time with an engaging walking tour through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. View the famous grassland thatched medieval villages, churches — most notably, the historic Saxon church built on top of a Roman villa — Norman villages and the distinctive local yellow limestone homes.

This tour is a rural walk. Enjoy a leisurely walk of 11 miles, depending on whether you prefer a shorter or a longer route plan. Stop to see the sights, enjoy lunch in a beautiful setting and pick fruit along the way during berry picking season.

Lunch table is booked at the award winning Swan Inn pub in Swinbrook village. Note that the cost of the meal is not included in the tour activity.

Private group tours only duration approximately 6 hours flexible schedule but default 11am to 5pm. Minimum two persons at £150 per person. Does not include transport to or from the meet point or end point. Starts in Minster Lovell and ends in Burford.

Taxi transfer at cost to client can be arranged.

MINIMUM 24 HOURS NOTICE OR MORE TO BOOK THIS TOUR.

From

£398.00

Duration

6 hours 30 minutes

Max People

15

Min Age

14+

Tour Type

Reserve now & pay later

Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.

Free cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Highlights

  • Explore local spots off the beaten path
  • Walk along gorgeous rambling paths
  • See the atmospheric ruins of a medieval manor and 700-year old pub
  • Learn about the Norman villages that you'll see first-hand
  • Villages include Burford, Minster Lovell, Asthal, Swinbrook

What’s Included

  • Experienced local tour guide will describe the local history and botany including visit to Minster Lovell medieval manor house ruins and a Saxon church plus see the Royalist tombs at Swinbrook church. If Burford church is open, we visit inside there at the end of the tour, time permitting, where you can see tomb of one of England's first young female novelist and the first image of Native Americans on a statue in England.
  • Pickup can be arranged by taxi for you at extra cost to yourself, if you give us adequate advance notice to book a taxi for you to then pay the taxi driver on the day.

What’s Not Included

  • This tour is a 12 miles walk through fields and on quiet country lanes starting in Minster Lovell village outside the 700 years old Old Swan Inn and walking to Burford medieval market town. Option exists to reduce walk to 8 miles, if taxi booked in advance to drive the first 4 miles after visiting Minster Lovell.
  • Getting to the start point without use of a hire car will require either the cost of my booking and your paying for a taxi to collect you or there is the following very slow option to use public transport:
  • Oxford connected by train to Hanborough station in 9 minutes once per hour train. Hanborough connects to Minster Lovell & Burford by bus every half hour to hour and takes about one hour.
  • As the tour ends in Burford but starts in Minster Lovell, if you are driving a car here, you will need to catch the bus back from Burford to Minster Lovell or I can help book you a taxi at your own cost.
  • Food and drink are not included but I'll book a table for lunch at a garden pub.

Tour Plan

Not suitable for...

Children under 13 years
Children under 14 years
People with low level of fitness

Important information

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

Umbrella

Rain gear

Know before you go

The tour is weather dependant, in the event of extreme weather, the tour will be cancelled or rescheduled for another day.

Meeting point

The tour meets outside the Swan Inn in Minster Lovell. How to get there by taxi, details can be sent and assistance to book a taxi, when you book. A taxi from Oxford to the start point might cost about £45 and take around 45 minutes.

The tour ends in Burford and again assistance can be given to arrange a taxi for you at your cost and this may cost from £45 to £60 and take up to one hour to return you by taxi to Oxford.

Meeting Place

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Cotswolds: Full-Day Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Walking meadow paths & country lanes from Minster Lovell to Burford through picturesque Cotswolds hamlets. Walk through historical villages with expert local guide and see the charming local sites.

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