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Address: Tourist Information Centre on Broad Street, Oxford, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1865 311255
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2 Wonderful Days in the Cotswolds

We spent two days touring the Cotswolds with Martin Cowell. This was the most amazing experience of our trip to the UK. Martin is so knowledgable about the area and gave us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
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Lantana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We spent two days touring the Cotswolds with Martin Cowell. This was the most amazing experience of our trip to the UK. Martin is so knowledgable about the area and gave us plenty of time to get out and explore many of the villages we visited. Our second day we were the only two on the trip and he willing... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

It was a great pleasure to take you both out for two days, S & C: thank you very much again for travelling with us. It is always good to vary our itineraries, when we can, to fit our clients' wishes - so pleased it left you with happy memories. Martin More 

Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We spent Sunday 19th October with John and Monday 20th October with Mark from Absolute Touring and what enjoyable days they were. John took us to the Cotswolds and Mark to Stratford and Warwick Castle. On both occasions we were collected from our hotel in Oxford at 9.30am and returned at 5.30pm having experienced two very satisfying days. Both gentlemen... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing us, Caroline: we all greatly enjoyed having you both with us, and are so pleased you enjoyed your two days. Martin More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have taken many tours in many countries but Martin Cowell's Cotswold Tour tops them all by a longshot. We were in a mini van for six guests and it was equipped with a sound system so that we did not miss a word of Martin's fascinating presentation. Martin is able to talk on almost any imaginable subject - ranging... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much G: naturally we are delighted that you enjoyed your day with us, and your very positive feedback is greatly appreciated. Do look us up again when you are back our way! Thank you again meanwhile. Martin More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My sister and I took a Midsomer Murders tour (along with two other Australians) with Martin in late August. We were happy to sit in the back together although he asked if either of us would like to sit in the front. We are hearing impaired and we both managed to hear his commentary when he had the microphone on... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you for touring with us and for your feedback, which is always appreciated. It is always our aim to treat all clients equally and naturally we are very sorry if you felt others were given preference - we can only think this must have been in one of the two instances in te day when we showed photographs of... More 

WITNEY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great area to visit & spend some time,the main town is Witney,lots of shops,restaurants,pubs etc all serving good food/drink.The parking is free in the whole of west oxon so that's a bonus.Just up the road from here is Burford,lots of antique shops to browse through with historical interest too.A few miles away lies the Cotswold wildlfe park... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review - though you may have intended to add it to a more general West Oxon site? Agree with all you say about the delights of our lovely area. Martin More 

Pine Brook, NJ
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The only negative aspect of our time with Martin was that we should have used him for a longer time period. He is a gentleman, but not in the least stuffy, and he is extremely knowledgeable. We used him to take us from Bath to Windsor Castle and then on to Heathrow Airport, but he managed to spend time showing... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much, M - so glad it all worked out well. Greatly appreciated talking to you both about so many things as we travelled, too. Martin More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Our second tour. Martin provided just what we wanted. Our tour was well arranged and executed. Martin was well informed on history and the area; he threw in humorous anecdotes and stories about the filming, etc of DA. The 6 of us and Martin spent the day together, and we all had a great time. The tour was a highlight... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much V and friends. You were a delightful group and made it very easy to drive you and show you around. We will look forward to seeing you back in Oxford again! Martin More 

Gatineau, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

While in Oxford, my wife and I wanted to visit Stonehenge and Salisbury. Unfortunately the days that we were available couldn't be accommodated. Martin was able to recommend another guide and everything worked out. This is great service as he took his personal time to recommend a competitor. I'm 100% sure, had we had Martin for a guided tour it... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this, J - much appreciated. We believe it is only fair to suggest alternatives when we are fully-booked ourselves: we want you to enjoy your time in our lovely city and around, even if it is not with us! Thank you again - Martin More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our day tour across the Cotswolds was guided by Mark, a very enthusiastic individual whom made our short visit in Oxfordshire a memorable one! The day began with a warm greeting in Oxford before we set off on our adventure. The day was very informative with a relaxed setting; we did not feel pressured by Mark with time constraints and... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this, J and R, and for choosing to tour with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your day. Martin and Mark More 

Bellevue, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We arranged for a private tour because I wanted a slightly shorter tour (booked for 5 hours) because of my 9 and 6 year-old boys. I also didn't want to worry about holding up anyone else on a group tour. Martin was my contact person and our tour guide. He was warm and most helpful from the time of booking... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive review. It always helps when the clients are as easy to work with you and you were, and we are so glad you enjoyed your day. We like having the chance to re-visit the places we go to less often, as we could with you and your family. Thank you again- Martin More 

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