Cotswold Rover

Enchanting half-day tour for those wanting to explore some of the highlights of the hidden Cotswolds

A charming half-day tour introducing some of the hidden corners of the Cotswolds.  If you haven’t got time to do one of our full-day tours, the Cotswold Rover will provide you with a memorable overview of the Cotswolds, visiting some of the small stone villages and winding country roads …


Our tour starts with a visit to the pretty village of Minster Lovell with its quaint thatched cottages and ruined manor house. See the site of the old mill by the river and the charming 17th century pub.

From Minster Lovell we head to Bibury, one of the most beautiful and idyllic villages of the Cotswolds, with its 17th century cottages, river and trout farm. Time to walk around the village and see the iconic Arlington Row Cottages.

Following the Coln Valley, we pass through pretty stone hamlets, hidden valleys and remarkable scenery, before arriving in the historic wool town of Northleach, with its imposing 15th century Perpendicular church tower. Time to visit the church and market place.

We then cross over to the delightful Sherborne Valley tracing the course of the River Windrush through more enchanting hamlets and big country estates. Our return journey to Oxford takes us through the bustling town of Burford, where you can stop and browse in the quirky shops and cafes and visit the splendid St John the Baptist Church, with its wool-bale tombs. 

We return to Oxford via the charming villages of Asthall and Swinbrook and Minster Lovell with its delightful thatched cottages and ruined hall.

Saturdays at 13:00 – June to August
Cost: £65.00 per person

Pick-up Point

Just outside the Taylorian Institute in Oxford City Centre

Please Note

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Not recommended for children under 8 years

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:

£65 Per person

Private tailor-made tours
for up to 12 guests:

From £400

Experience type:

Day tour / activity

Booking in advance:

Cut off: 4 hours


5 hours



Supported accessibilty:

Stroller or pram


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

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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