Darren our driver and James our guide were perfect hosts for an incredible day of sight-seeing. I'm stealing James' description (which I believe he credited to a friend) of these types of tours- they give you a taste of what could be a very large meal. England is overflowing with incredible must-see quality sites, and these tours are the perfect way to get a flavor of those sites you just can't afford a large meal's worth of time to. James was great at giving us an overview of the towns, giving tips of what to see and skip, and allowing just the right amount of time to sample the flavor of these incredible sites. Stratford-Upon-Avon and Oxford are both majestic towns that could each gobble up 2-3 days of your time. If you can't afford that much time, hop on with James and Darren for a perfect English day!
Enjoyed the tour. Wish we could have had a little more time in Stratford Upon Avon and a little less time in Oxford, just for balance. Please note that the return dropoff location outer London Overground stop is not the same as the starting location Central London underground stop, so you'll need to leave yourself more time on the return to make your way back.
Highly recommend. Guide Helena and Driver Darren provided a delightful mini- motor coach excursion out through the Cotswolds, to Stratford Upon Avon and Oxford. Helena had great history knowledge which was infused with humorous anecdotes. Her instructions were clear and concise. Darren was an excellent driver, on the return playing old school Motown on the radio. Very cool.
This tour is a great sampler for the areas visited. I intend to visit them for a longer holiday in the future, particularly Oxford. Thanks for a great day out in the Cotswolds!
I really liked that the group was small. Rosie is a knowledgable tour guide. But it was also nice that we had time to explore on our own. Unfortunately, we did not stop in Bourton-on-the-Water as I had expected as this was in the tour highlights. To be honest that was the selling point of this tour.