Absolute Touring

Absolute Touring van AT van at Swinbrook in the Cotswolds

Personal Tours

£60.00 per hour (cost per vehicle*)

*Excludes site admissions

We offer only Personal tailor-made tours from Oxford to the Cotswolds, Bath, Stonehenge, Stratford - or anywhere else you wish to see.

We will show you picturesque villages, historic sites and beautiful countryside, throughout the Cotswolds and beyond. All our tours include multiple stops for strolling, photographs, and refreshment - plus shopping if desired.

More information on our suggested journeys below. Download our tours brochure [pdf]

Take your own Personal Tour - any day, anywhere: the Cotswolds, Bath, Stonehenge, Stratford, and - when open - Downton Abbey - or wherever you wish.    We will be very happy to help you plan an unforgettable journey, taking you to the places you want to see - and perhaps to some you may not have thought of....


Tour pick-up from Oxford hotel or local address, whenever possible; otherwise from outside Visitor Information Centre in Broad Street, Oxford (see map [pdf])

We will also be pleased to meet trains from London Marylebone at Oxford Parkway station

Tour A: The Cotswolds - suggested route

Full-Day Tour - 09.30 - 17.30

Our journey across the Cotswolds, the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
in England, takes us through the delightful villages of Asthall and Swinbrook to the
Gateway to the C Upper Slaughter Upper Slaughter otswolds, Burford. We then meander through the lanes to Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper and Lower Slaughter, and Stow-on-the-Wold. After a stop for lunch, our picturesque route takes us to Broadway and Chipping Campden. The return to Oxford is via Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton and Woodstock, passing close by Blenheim Palace.

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Tour B: Stonehenge, Salisbury, & Avebury Stone Circle

Full-Day Tour - early start ideal!
Please note: Entrance to Stonehenge is by timed-ticket, purchased online in advance*
Stonehenge Stonehenge

South-west of Oxford to Stonehenge, the great and ancient stone circle that is one of the Wonders of the World. After the visit to Stonehenge, head on to  Salisbury, amongst the finest medieval cathedrals in Britain, and home to Magna Carta. Then Avebury, the world's largest stone circle, at the heart of a pre-historic landscape. En route back to Oxford we may also take in the White Horse at Uffington, a chalk figure created 3000 years ago.

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Tour C: Bath & Castle Combe, via Bibury, Cirencester & Tetbury

Full-Day Tour - 09.30 - 17.30 Bibury Bibury

Through the southern Cotswolds, via Bibury, Cirencester and Tetbury, to Georgian Bath, famous World Heritage city. See Bath Abbey, and take time to tour the Roman Baths. Then drive around the city to take in 'skyline drive' and magnificent architecture of The Circus, Royal Crescent and Lansdown Crescent. On our return journey we visit Castle Combe, considered one of the loveliest Cotswold villages.

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Tour D: Stratford-upon-Avon & Warwick

Full-Day Tour - 09.30 - 17.30

Shakespeare's Birthplace Shakespeare's Birthplace Travel across the North Cotswolds to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare: we visit the Birthplace and other sites with close connections to England's greatest dramatist and poet, including Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Then the short trip to Warwick, with its magnificent medieval castle, and splendid mix of timber-framed and Georgian buildings - plus a beautiful hidden garden. We return to Oxford via Banbury, made famous by a nursery rhyme.

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