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Absolute Touring

#14 of 51 Tours in Oxford
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Address: Oxford OX2 7BA, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 311255
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Wonderful, fun day with Martin in the Cotswolds

We have just returned to Australia and looking at our photos of the Cotswolds. What a fabulous day. Thank you Martin for taking such good care of us. Our morning tea stop was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ddg38
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just returned to Australia and looking at our photos of the Cotswolds. What a fabulous day. Thank you Martin for taking such good care of us. Our morning tea stop was also memorable at the bakery - a must for everyone! Your knowledge and service was amazing.

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Florida
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

ABSOLUTE TOURING IS * ABSOLUTELY* THE BEST TOURING COMPANY I HAVE USED! First of all, let me say that we were two couples who booked this tour months in advance. Our travel companions are UK ex-pats, so they made all the arrangements for our 18 days in Europe. Ken, our friend, emailed Martin, the owner of Absolute Touring, to get... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much, A, for this wonderful detailed review. You were great people to drive around and I am so glad we found each other - thanks to Ken. Thank you too for your most welcome hospitality. We hope to see you again! Martin More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Martin was a wonderful host; friendly, congenial and professional throughout. We were picked up directly from our B&B and dropped off there afterwards. The itinerary was well-planned and went like clockwork. We were very fortunate to have the minibus to ourselves, and were treated to a chauffeur-driven trip through the most beautiful, verdant countryside of rolling hills and thatched cottages.... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much A for your nice review. I really enjoyed taking you all, and am so glad that daughter K appreciated it also. You were appreciative and easy clients - thank you for that too! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We took a one day tour of the Cotswolds in April with Absolute Touring. From London, we took at train to Oxford and were picked up by our tour guide, Martin. I had booked our tour in January, and Martin had been extremely helpful and responsive in dealing with my many questions. He also helped me figure out the train... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you very much Paula for your nice review and for choosing us originally. We like early bookings as it helps us plan our time! You were lovely clients and we much enjoyed looking after you. Thank you once more - Martin More 

Castle Rock, CO
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We used this touring company for 2 days of back-to-back sightseeing and it was a fantastic experience. The first day we went all around the north part of the Cotswolds and the second day we went south to Stonehenge, Avebury, the White Horse of Uffington, etc. Seriously amazing stuff on both trips. The drivers were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, flexible and... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much, H and T, for your very welcome review and for asking us to help you plan your time here. We greatly enjoyed driving you around and showing you what our lovely country has to offer. Thank you once again - Martin More 

Benicia, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Martin was a wonderful congenial host for an excursion to Stonehenge and Salisbury. My daughter and I joined two other groups for a total of six in a van. Martin provided information and history during the drive and allowed plenty of time at each stop. On the way back to Oxford, he took a different route to accommodate the request... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much Ruth for your kind words and for being such easy-going and accommodating clients. It is always good to take a slightly different route especially if we can also comply with a special request at the same time. Thank you very much for choosing us - so glad you enjoyed your day. Martin More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Four of us were staying in London for 5 days and wanted a one day overview tour of the Cotswolds. The owner and tour guide Martin Cowell was VERY knowledgeable and professional. He told us which train to take from London and met us with his spotless car at the Oxford station. He had prepared for each of us a... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you very much T for this review - much appreciated - and for choosing us. You were a great bunch to take around and I really enjoyed our time together and all the friendly banter. Hope that golf game materialises soon....! Martin More 

Kingaroy
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Such a pleasant and informative day! My daughter and I were treated to a tour of the most beautiful English countryside that we'd already seen in episodes of our favourite TV shows. We learnt so much about the show, Oxford history, the people and the countryside. John, our guide, was so obliging and a true gentle man. If we could... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! So glad you enjoyed your day in Midsomer with John, who reported back very positively too. Do please come and see us again next time you are back in the UK - we would love to take you touring once more. Martin More 

Morris County, NJ
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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Excellent full-day tour of the Cotswolds. Driving through some villages, walking around others. Nice detailed itinerary distributed at the beginning described each stop and each village, for us to read at our leisure. Driver thoughtfully bought a bread roll at one village so that the two young children on our tour would be able to feed the ducks at the... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We like to try and adapt our tours, when possible, to enable everyone to enjoy the journey fully - and feeding the ducks is always very popular. We hope clients will continue to have happy memories of their time with us long afterwards, and that is one reason we provide the back-up... More 

Vienna, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We were in town for our niece's graduation from Oxford. Sightseeing time being somewhat limited, we chose Absolute Touring's Tour B of Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Avebury Stone Circle. What a great day! John picked up our group of 8 adult family members right where we were staying in Oxford on Bradmore Rd. We had some trepidation that the van... More 

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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review

Thank you so much, J, for your great review. We were very pleased to take you all and are delighted that the day went so well - and especially that you had enough room! Congratulations again to your daughter on her graduation! Martin More 

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