Thank you so much for looking us up: we in turn look forward to seeing you here in Oxford.
We offer a thoroughly personal service. On your own tailor-made Personal Tour, our aim is to ensure your total enjoyment. We want you to feel as if you are in your own car, but with someone else doing the driving – whilst telling you what to look out for, and where to take the best pictures.
Martin Cowell, Director of Absolute Touring Limited, enjoyed a long career in book publishing, always in customer-facing roles. A keen traveller himself, he has lived in or near Oxford for forty years (having grown up in Cambridge....!). Martin has led the business for many years: he will answer your enquiry personally and see it right through to a successful conclusion. He drives many of the tours himself. See Martin's profile in the Oxford Times - March 2014
John Martin and Mark
John and Mark, who complete our team, are experienced chauffeur/guides, rightly proud of their excellent client feedback. They have a wonderful knowledge of the countryside we visit (as well as the towns and villages). Whilst our set tours follow the same routes, we all have a different slant on the journey – we encourage questions and do not stick to a company script!
John has spent his life in West Oxfordshire, on the edge of the Cotswolds. His career ranged from Telecoms Engineer to Producer/Presenter for BBC Local Radio in Oxford. For many years he hosted a wide variety of programmes, reflecting the Oxfordshire countryside and its many characters. In his spare time John and his wife ran a bed & breakfast for 25 years: he has a fund of stories to amuse and amaze you as a result.
Mark was born and brought up in Yorkshire but has now spent 20 years living in the Cotswolds and working in Oxfordshire. He travelled extensively throughout the world during his previous career in publishing : now he has turned his attention to introducing visitors to his adopted county with its rich history, idiosyncrasies and hidden treasures.
So come and tour with us - we really will go that extra mile!
Absolute Touring Limited
Company Reg No 6104125 - Registered Office: 29 Thorncliffe Road Oxford OX2 7BA UK
VAT Reg No 187842068
Even though I was born in Oxford, I learned a great deal from the tour!
John, California USA "