This is the essential tour for Harry Potter fans. Spend a day discovering the sites of Oxford associated with the Harry Potter movies. See Christ Church College which inspired the Great Hall of Hogwarts, and learn behind-the-scenes secrets about the Harry Potter actors, and J. K. Rowling.
If you’re interested in Oxford’s rich history, look no further than this walking tour for a comprehensive overview of the historic city. In a small group limited to 15, visit Bodleian Library—home to 'Harry Potter' filming locations—and one other college, and learn about Oxford University alumni such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Plus, receive an ILoveOxford map showing all of the main sites.
Immerse yourself in the lives and loves of beloved ‘Downtown Abbey’ characters on a full-day tour of the popular period drama’s filming locations from Oxford. With a knowledgeable guide, visit quaint and quintessential villages like Cogges, Bampton, Blado and Swinbrook to see recognizable sites featured in ‘Downtown Abbey.’ In the afternoon, discover the imperial majesty of Blenheim Palace, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancestral home of Winston Churchill, and gain fascinating insight into the history of English aristocracy.
Visit filming locations from the British television series 'Inspector Morse,' as well as spin-offs 'Lewis' and 'Endeavour,' on this Oxford walking tour. With a guide, learn about the making of the detective show and visit Oxford University colleges to gain insight into what it might be like to be a student here. End with an invitation to solve a murder mystery at one of Morse's favorite pubs. Entrance fees to university locations are included; drinks are not.
Calling all fans of the world’s favorite wizard, this Oxford walking tour takes you to recognizable locations of the Harry Potter films. During this family-friendly tour, explore the grand buildings of Oxford University, including New College and Divinity School—both featured as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn of other literary legends that attended Oxford University and admire the Bodleian Library, home to more than 11 million books. This small-group tour is limited to 15 Harry Potter fans to maintain an intimate atmosphere. If you prefer, choose the private tour of New College with just your party and guide.
Admire the best-known and hidden villages of England’s Cotswolds on this full-day small-group tour from Oxford. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan with a driver-guide, stop to explore villages such as Great Tew and Stow-on-the-Wold, and the hamlets of the Windrush valley. On route, enjoy lunch (own expense) in Burford, stroll around Bourton-on-the-Water, and visit the village and 15th-century ruins of Minster Lovell. Includes transport and central Oxford pickup and drop-off, with entrance fees at your expense.
Get to know the Cotswolds on a day trip that's set up just for the winter months. Introducing you to the sights best seen during the colder weather, the tour puts the spotlight on the quaint stone villages for which the region is loved. Admire the thatched-roof cottages and rolling hills around Asthall, Swinbrook, and Bourton-on-the-Water -- the so-called Venice of the Cotswolds. On the way back to Oxford, you'll enjoy further stops at Moreton-in-Marsh and Woodstock with its links to Sir Winston Churchill.
Explore the Cotswolds without having to drive on this full-day private tour from your chosen north Cotswolds location, such as Oxford or Stratford-upon-Avon. With a private car and driver-guide, simply soak in the scenery as you follow an itinerary tailored to you. Visit manor houses, explore towns and villages such as Stow-in-the-Wold and Minster Lovell; and stop to shop and eat at your leisure—all without transport or parking issues.
The Cotswolds is an area known for its picturesque village and outstanding scenery. Save hours of research time and go on a guided tour of multiple villages in a day. Avoid crowded public transport and travel in a luxury vehicle instead. Highlights including Winchcombe, Stanton, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow on the Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, and much more.
THIS TOUR IS EXCLUSIVE TO YOUR GROUP ONLY
Having lived in the Cotswolds for over 50 years we know where the hidden gems are, we have also worked in the hospitality industry for many years.
This EXCLUSIVE tour is for your group ONLY from 2-11 passengers.
Why not come up from London Paddington or Oxford on the train and we can meet you at Moreton in Marsh train station.
We have pick up points in Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Broadway and Moreton in Marsh (if you can't reach those points please contact us to see if we can help)
Our beautiful Cotswold tour takes you on a stunning journey through many villages and towns, all in the comfort of our luxury vehicles. The tour does a loop from Winchcombe to Stanway - Stanton - Broadway (we stop here for 30 minutes) - Broadway Tower - Chipping Campden - Moreton in Marsh, Stow on the Wold - The Slaughters - Bourton on the Water (we stop here for 30 minutes) - Guiting Power - Winchcombe
We can stop at any of these villages for you take a photos
The COTSWOLD DISCOVERY TRAIL is a self guided private tour enabled by our beautifully designed maps and Trail Pack. There are 2 day long Trails to do. Avoid expensive tour guides, the map is your guide. Explore things on your own, at your own pace with the confidence you know where you are going.
The centrepiece of the Trail Pack is a fold out map. There is a Trail on each side, one for the North & South Cotswolds. The Trails are circular to complete in a car, structured around many stops where you explore on foot. There are many start points, so you finish where you start, which is the most convenient place for you.
The maps offer comprehensive directions, are packed full of interesting information and loaded with questions and clues to answer which illuminate further on your surroundings.
If you have a limited time in the Cotswolds this is the best way to see a lot of it.
Discover the quintessential charm of the English countryside on a full-day excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds from Oxford. With a knowledgeable guide, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, to discover the rich historical heritage of the area. Stop at Anne Hathaway’s quaint cottage and then discover a selection of charming villages in the Cotswold’s region. Conclude your day with a comprehensive walking tour of Oxford and marvel at the architectural grandeur of the historical university city.
Fans of fantasy books won’t want to miss this 1.5-hour tour of Christ Church College, the setting and inspiration behind novels such as Alice and Wonderland and Harry Potter. By booking your ticket in advance, you’ll avoid the long lines outside of the prestigious Oxford University building, home to the Bodleian Library and adjoining Divinity School. Visit recognizable filming sites and learn about Lewis Carroll’s time at England’s oldest university.
Spend a day in the Cotswolds with this guided day trip from the city of Oxford. A region of postcard-perfect English villages, green hills, and manor houses, the Cotswolds has been designated as an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. See its highlights with a guide, and discover villages such as Asthall, Swinbrook, and Bourton-on-the-Water -- places that inspired writers and artists with their idyllic appeal. Through the day, you'll enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time to explore at your own pace.
If you're short on time but want to experience the Cotswolds, book this half-day tour from Oxford. The region is known as an English countryside idyll with its gentle hills and thatched-roof villages, and you'll discover its highlights with the help of a guide. The experience includes sights of all the must-see villages including Bourton-on-the-Water, Asthall, Stow-on-the-Weld, and Woodstock where Sir Winston Churchill was born.
Delve deeper into the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon than you could independently in a day on this small-group tour from Oxford. With a driver-guide and minivan transport to free you from travel hassles, you can simply enjoy the scenery on route to Stratford. After a guided walk and optional visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace, criss-cross through the Cotswolds, dipping into stone villages along the way.
The Cotswolds are the epitome of classic English countryside: from thatched-roof cottages and riverside hamlets to rolling green hills, the scenery has earned the region an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation. This full-day, small-group tour from Oxford makes it easy to see the sights. Traveling by luxury minibus, you’ll venture to some of the Cotswolds’ prettiest villages. As you go, your guide will share facts and stories about the region’s key landmarks and wealth of history.
Explore the world of ‘The Inklings’—the mid-20th-century writers’ group that included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien—on this private Oxford walk. Rather than researching locations yourself, let a guide show you where the writers worked and relaxed. Visit Exeter College where Tolkien studied; and see Lewis’ Magdalen College and other sights while learning history and literary tales you’d otherwise miss. A choice of departure times gives you flexibility.
Head into the English countryside to visit Highclere Castle, the site of Downton Abbey, on this day trip from Oxford. You'll have the chance to see where filming took place at the real-life home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and explore the grounds of the castle. Then check out the village of Bampton, which stood as Downton village, where Lady Mary, the rest of the Crawley family, and other characters spent much of their time. Lastly, take a drive through the villages of the northern Cotswolds. A stop for lunch is made at the Swan Inn in Swinbrook (not included).
Explore more of Oxford’s University buildings, riverside parks, and picturesque countryside on this small-group half-day bike tour. Admire city landmarks such as the Bodleian Library and Christchurch; cycle along the scenic River Thames Path; and visit local villages such as Iffley, Binsey, and Old Marston.
See a different side to popular Oxford during this comprehensive walking tour which provides a great introduction to the city itself, while also emphasizing the city’s Christian legacy and history, something few travelers get to explore in depth. Listen to stories from your guide about the Oxford Martyrs, Queen Mary Tudor, and even Harry Potter, as you pass by significant buildings.
This fantastic combination tour allows you to see the highlights of Oxford from the land and the water on the same day. You’ll save hours shortlisting the city’s top sites by having a guide to show you around instead. The guided walking tour takes you past top city sites including Oxford University, Harry Potter filming locations, and Christ Church Meadow. A highlight of the tour is a boat trip, where you can choose to row yourself or have a chauffeur to punt for you.
Calling all fans of the iconic British TV programme, Inspector Morse, this 2-hour tour visit famous filming locations around Oxford. With a private guide, you’ll visit recognizable settings inside the Bodleian Library, Exeter College, and the Divinity School, all within the prestigious Oxford University campus. The tour concludes at a historic pub regularly featured in the Inspector Morse shows.
Immerse yourself in the charming English countryside on a 2-hour cycling tour from Oxford. In a small group limited to 15, you’ll cycle along the Thames River and pass narrow boats, ducks and swans, and traditional country pubs. Stop to learn about the area’s rich history and take photos in Christchurch and Binsey, home to medieval thatched cottages and a Norman chapel.