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Cotswolds Tour from Oxford

Updated: May 30, 2023

Decided on a city break in Oxford & wanting to explore all the area has to offer?

Well why not include a trip out exploring the local countryside. The Cotswolds is easily accessible from Oxford, all you need to do is hop on a train. The train service is run by Great Western Railways & in just over 30 minutes you will be transported to Moreton in Marsh, one of the famous Cotswold market towns.



Catch the train to Moreton in Marsh

It is super easy & inexpensive to catch the train from Oxford to the Cotswolds. A return ticket is around £12. Moreton in Marsh is famous for its local weekly market, it's been hosting one for over 1000 years! The main street is filled with local supplies selling their wares, along with commodities like bakery goods & fruit & veg. Over the years the market has grown in popularity & you can easily spend an hour wanting to see everything that's on offer. The market takes place every Tuesday & the little town is a hive of activity.


Go Cotswolds exploring from Moreton in Marsh.

'Cotswolds Guided Tours' was created by locals Lucy & Richard Lambert in 2017. Their aim was simple, to provide fun & affordable tours exploring the best the Cotswolds has to offer. The company has grown from strength to strength, with over 800+ excellent reviews. If you book with Cotswolds Guided Tours you will receive unrivalled quality at an affordable price


Lucy & Richard specialise in tours throughout the North Cotswolds, bringing the region to life with local stories & quirky history. They focus on guests enjoying free time for self exploration at each stop & provide live guided commentary between each location. Cotswold tours are designed to ensure you have the maximum amount of time outside & the minimum amount of time in transit. So if you want a fun filled day out enjoying the Cotswolds countryside, towns & villages our tours are the perfect addition to your vacation. Book a Cotswolds Guided Tour with Lucy & Richard today!


Cotswolds Tour from Oxford - Cotswolds Small Group North & South Cotswold Tour

Lucy & Richard Lambert have created fun & affordable tours, showcasing the best the Cotswolds has to offer.


‘’We want you to feel like you’re visiting old friends; we will share with you the wonders of the Cotswolds. This is a friendly and relaxed Cotswolds tour where we will treat you as our special guests. We have both lived and worked in the Cotswolds for many years and we look forward to sharing the area's famous locations & hidden gems with you.’’ Lucy & Richard


If you want a fun & affordable day out then we have the right tour for you! New for 2024, Lucy & Richard have opened up a selection of small group tours from Moreton in Marsh on selected dates throughout 2024.


Day 1: You will start your tour from Moreton in Marsh Railway Station & visit all the locations in the image below, including the gorgeous market towns like Chipping Campden, stunning waterside villages like The Slaughters & Bourton on the Water, hidden villages with thatched cottages & much more.


On your second day you will take a tour visiting the best locations in the South Cotswolds, including the world famous Bibury & Castle Combe!



Spend two days visiting 14 of the best Cotswolds villages & towns in a tiny small group tour....only 7 travellers in each group. These small group tours will run on the following dates in 2024:




Our two day North & South Cotswolds Tour will run on the following dates in 2024:


Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th April - 7 spaces left


Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th May - 5 spaces left


Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th June - 7 spaces left


Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd July - 7 spaces left


Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th August - 4 spaces left


Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th September - 7 spaces left


Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd October - 7 spaces left


Private Cotswold Tours

Cotswolds Guided Tours runs a selection of pre-designed private tours visiting the very best locations in the North & South Cotswolds. Taking a Cotswolds tour with Lucy & Richard, means you get to travel down quiet country lanes, learn the quirky local history & have free time for self-exploration at each stop. You will visit stunning villages, see all the well-known & much-loved towns, along with some equally beautiful but lesser-known hidden gems, off the normal tourist trail. Travel with locals Lucy & Richard who have a passion for the region, they are lucky enough to call home. Whether you are visiting for the day or want to stay a little longer, Lucy & Richard have designed a selection of tours for you to choose from. We have a selection of 6, 7 & 8-hour day tours & multi-day tours available



What is a Private Cotswolds Tour?


As wording in different countries can mean different things, we wanted to clarify what a 'Private Tour' is. We have a vehicle that can accommodate up to 7 guests, but you will not be sharing your tour with anyone else. When booking a private tour with us, you will only be travelling with people you know + the driver/ guide (Lucy or Richard). So, if you are travelling solo, on holiday with your friends or family, when you book a tour with us, you have exclusive use of the vehicle. The price shown is for the tour, not a price per person.


One Day Private Cotswold tour options:


Lucy & Richard have created an amazing selection of one day Cotswold tours. All tours visit a selection of famous village & hidden gems, being local we know the very best places to visit. We travel along quiet country lanes & bring the region alive with fun facts & quirky history. The stops on our Cotswold tours are designed geographically so you can maximise your time exploring. We also visit the most well-known locations in the morning so you can see them before the crowds!


6 Hour Famous Cotswolds Tour visits: The perfect introduction to the Cotswolds.


Spend time exploring: Lower Slaughter, Bourton on the Water, Upper Slaughter, Snowshill, Broadway & Stanton


A fabulous mixture of the famous villages & beautiful lesser-known locations.


7 Hour Cotswold Bucket List Tour visits: Rollright Stones, Adlestrop, Lower Slaughter, Bourton on the Water, Upper Slaughter, Snowshill, Broadway & Stanton


8 Hour Ultimate Cotswold Tour visits: Rollright Stones, Adlestrop, Lower Slaughter, Bourton on the Water, Upper Slaughter, Snowshill, Broadway, Stanton, Dover's Hill & Chipping Campden


8 Hour Epic Cotswolds Tour; Visit 7 Epic Cotswolds locations, known for their history, beauty & classic Cotswold vibe. There is a great mixture of famous locations along with some hidden gems. Perfect if you only have one day to explore. Spend time discovering the following: Bourton on the Water, Bibury, Burford, Lower Slaughter, Stow on the Wold, Snowshill & Chipping Campden


Two Day Private Cotswold tour options:

Cotswold Highlights Tour: 2 x 6 hour tours exploring the North Cotswolds, For guests with a little more time, why not spend two fabulous days out exploring the Cotswolds you will time to explore the following locations:


DAY 1: Lower Slaughter, Bourton on the Water, Upper Slaughter, Snowshill, Broadway & Stanton

DAY 2: Rollright Stones, Adlestrop, Great Tew, Stow-on-the-Wold, Dover's Hill & Chipping Campden

North & South Two Day Tour: Want to spend two days visiting all the best places in the North & South Cotswolds? Then this is the tour for you!


Day 1: Rollright Stones, Adlestrop, Lower Slaughter, Bourton on the Water, Upper Slaughter, Snowshill, Broadway, Stanton, Dover's Hill & Chipping Campden


Day 2: Travel to the South Cotswolds & explore Bibury, Malmesbury, Castle Combe & Lacock


Three Day Private Cotswold tour, this is known as our 'Conquer the Cotswolds Tour' spend three wonderful days visiting all the best places in the North & South Cotswolds.


Making a once in a lifetime trip to England & don't want to miss a thing during your time in the Cotswolds...Then let's conquer this region together over three wonderful days exploring:


DAY 1: Lower Slaughter, Bourton on the Water, Upper Slaughter, Snowshill, Broadway & Stanton (6 hour tour)


DAY 2: Spend the day exploring the South Cotswolds, visiting Bibury, Malmesbury, Castle Combe & Lacock* (8 hour tour)


DAY 3: Rollright Stones, Adlestrop, Great Tew, Stow-on-the-Wold, Dover's Hill & Chipping Campden (6 hour tour)

Cotswold Tours from Moreton in Marsh an easy train ride from Oxford


Looking to explore a region that seems untouched by the passage of time? The Cotswolds is the perfect escape. Imagine wandering through villages with gorgeous cottages, steeped in history & surrounded by glorious countryside. As you will be travelling with Lucy or Richard, your local guides for the day; they will share with you fun & quirky history throughout the drive. When you stop, you will have free time to explore. Lucy & Richard are the leading private Cotswold tour providers in the region, with the highest number of reviews. If you are taking a private tour then you will be collected from your accommodation for a fabulous day out exploring. To make their tours more accessible in 2024 they are launching a two day small group tour that will start from Moreton in Marsh Railway Station. This Cotswold tour will be perfect for guests staying locally in Moreton in Marsh or those travelling to the Cotswolds by train from Oxford or London Paddington. Moreton in Marsh is the perfect as a base for exploring the Cotswolds with fun & friendly local guides, Lucy & Richard Lambert. Learn more about their tours by visiting their website Cotswolds Guided Tours


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