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“Amazing tour of the Cotswolds! Highly recommend!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Absolute Touring

Absolute Touring
Ranked #15 of 47 Tours in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing tour of the Cotswolds! Highly recommend!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

We arranged a tour of the Cotswolds in a hurry the day before we were scheduled to visit the area. Martin was so pleasant and very accommodating. He picked us up at the Oxford train station when our train got in and we headed out from there! Throughout the tour Martin was very knowledgable and tailored the day to the amount of time we had and what the best things were to do/see. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking about touring the Cotswolds, really could not think of a better way to tour the area!
Thanks again Martin!

Visited April 2014
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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review, 20 April 2014
Thanks so much Danielle. You and your family were excellent clients and we much enjoyed taking you around. Do hope the hotel was good and that you all made it to Bath OK. Thank you very much again for choosing us and for your kind words
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Part of My Trip to England”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

I took a tour on Feb 20th, 2014, with Martin as our guide. We visited Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Avebury, and surrounding areas (we stopped for a beautiful photo on a hilltop which I've attached.) It was a fantastic route and Martin was very knowledgeable about all of the locations and England in general. I learned a lot, saw some gorgeous sights (the weather did cooperate very well, in fairness) and learned a lot. Logistics: There are toilets and lunch spots at the attractions. We chose to eat at Salisbury Cathedral - it wasn't bad, but pubs are close by too. A+ tour.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Brennan H
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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
So glad you enjoyed it all B. You did manage to bring the best weather in weeks if not months but am sure you earned it! Thank you for all your great questions - just part of what makes a tour go well. The picture is at the White Horse at Uffington, by the way. Thank you both again for coming with us. Martin
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Singapore, Singapore
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“What a lovely experience to see English countryside..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

I travelled to London alone on 3rd November for work and had only one free day to explore the English countryside. Glad I chose Absolute Touring for a half day tour at Cotswolds as Martin was the perfect host and English gentleman with wealth of knowledge on Cotswolds towns. He took me to see all of the beautiful villages and explained patiently some history so is a perfect way for individuals to really experience the English countryside. I can't wait to come back with my family one day and do their other tours.

I especially enjoyed having lunch at the lovely little village pub. What a Lovely memory to stay..
Thank you Martin for such a wonderful day and experience!

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Jessie C
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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank you so much, Jessie - for your kind words, for finding us, and for making your way to Oxford straight off the plane - even minus your bags, which we hope the airline found very quickly! Hope the rest of your trip went as well as your time in the Cotswolds - Martin
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Geelong, Australia
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70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

We arranged the trip on the internet and from the start Martin was most helpful, even advising which train to catch and how to purchase the cheapest tickets. John was at Oxford to meet us as planned. The van was very comfortable and john was very knowledgeable. Part of the road had been closed for roadworks but john was able to find an alternate route. It did mean we had to divert from the planned trip however we didn't miss out on seeing anything and we went to a lovely village pub for lunch. All in all in was a wonderful day. Thank you for making it a special day for us.

Visited November 2013
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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your positive comments, Sharon. It is always interesting when we have to adapt our journey to local circumstances, and we do our best to rise to the challenge! So glad everything worked out well for you - Martin
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Wisconsin
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125 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Overview of the Cotswolds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

My husband and I enjoyed our trip to the Cotswolds with Noel on October 2, 2013. The tour was well organized. We liked having a printed itinerary and the driver using a microphone. Without the itinerary, we could not have remembered the many places we stopped in or passed through. The itinerary has been helpful in typing up my notes and making a scrapbook of our travels. The group was small (six) enough to allow for questions and to easily visit the various places. Martin responded timely and thoroughly to my inquiries before I booked the tour.

However, we saw so many places that they became a blur after awhile. We offer the suggestion that stopping at fewer places would allow more time to walk the pavements and streets of each village and to go in more shops; sometimes we had to choose between walking and having lunch or tea.

Visited October 2013
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martico, Owner at Absolute Touring, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Thank you Vicki - so glad you enjoyed your day with us, and thank you for your great review. It is good to hear that you appreciated some of the organisational aspects that we include to try to ensure you have a memorable day. Your thoughts on number of stops are helpful, and we will certainly take them into account as we plan for 2014. Thank you once more for choosing us - Martin
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