Guided Minibus and Walking Tours

in the

Heart of England

and beyond

Oxford Cotswolds • Bath 

Stonehenge Stratford-upon-Avon

Windsor  Shropshire  Wye Valley

and many more destinations

 

GULLIVER’S GUIDES

A tour-guiding business based in Oxford.

Owner Tony Gulliver is a Blue Badge Guide who gives walking tours and has his own private-hire minibus. He is also a descendant of the Banbury Gullivers, whose graves in St Mary’s churchyard, Banbury, inspired Jonathan Swift to a name for his famous protagonist.

 

So why not embark on your own journey of discovery? Whether its for Windsor or the Wye Valley, the Cotswolds or Stonehenge, for high quality tours with family or friends, book with GULLIVERS GUIDES.  

 

Minibus Tours

travel in style in our private-hire vehicle

A luxury Ford Tourneo

up to 7 passengers

excellent visibility

fully air conditioned

Blue Badge driver-guide 

live commentary via PA system

Walking Tours

enjoy a city or town walk in

Oxford, Stratford, Bath…

…and many other places

with

Blue Badge or Green Badge Guides

in combination with minibus tours

or stand-alone

 
 

Selected Destinations

With GULLIVER’S GUIDES you can drop in on Shakespeare’s birthplace; visit ancient sites like Stonehenge, Avebury and Viroconium (Wroxeter); and see landscapes that inspired authors and composers such as Tolkien and Elgar. You can explore great gardens and stately homes; enjoy pretty Cotswold villages like Broadway and Bibury; and discover world-famous cities such as Oxford and Bath. Admire great cathedrals like Gloucester and Salisbury, and castles like Windsor and Warwick. You can even journey to the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.

 

OXFORD

Its world-famous University is the oldest in England, founded in the 12th century. Explore the citys lanes and visit one of the colleges, and perhaps the Divinity School with its amazing ceiling. Nearby Blenheim Palace can also be visited.

 
 

THE COTSWOLDS

With hidden valleys, honey- coloured villages and miles of dry-stone walls, the Cotswolds are the epitome of the English countryside. Steeped in history, these hills are punctuated by gardens, manor houses and the spires of medieval ‘wool’ churches.

 
 

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

The home of William Shakespeare and a pleasant market town in the heart of rural Warwickshire. Visit his Birthplace and his wife Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, plus other attractions. Nearby Warwick has England’s finest medieval castle.

 
 

IRONBRIDGE GORGE

A World Heritage Site situated on the River Severn in Shropshire. Home to the world’s first Iron Bridge, it is the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. The towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury, as well as the lovely Shropshire Hills, are all nearby.

 
 

STONEHENGE

Another World Heritage Site and one of the wonders of the world, just a 90-minute drive from Oxford. It is possible to combine a visit with a trip to nearby Salisbury and its spectacular cathedral, as well as the prehistoric landscape of Avebury.

 
 

BATH

Yet another World Heritage Site, not just for its ancient thermal springs, which first became a local attraction back in Celtic times, but also for its perfectly preserved Georgian architecture, with steep terraces and imposing streets and crescents.

 
 

WYE VALLEY

Straddling the border between England and Wales, the riverine landscapes of this dramatic valley are matched by impressive man-made creations such as the ruins of Tintern Abbey, as well as towns like Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye.

 
 

Ride a cockhorse to Banbury Cross

To see a fine lady upon a white horse

Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes

She shall have music wherever she goes

BANBURY

Famous for its nursery rhyme, you’ll also find Gulliver’s grave here, and Banbury cakes. Broughton Castle is home to a real lord, and Sulgrave Manor was home to George Washington’s forebears. Stratford and the Cotswolds are both nearby.

 

Bespoke approach…

We are keen to take you where you want to go, so help us create your own personalised tour which can last from a few hours to several days. Combine a trip to Oxford with seeing the Cotswolds; Stonehenge with Bath or Salisbury; Ironbridge with the Shropshire Hills; Stratford with the Warwick Castle and Banbury. We can mould a tour to your interests, whether they be in music, literature, science, industrial heritage, archaeology, arts & crafts, country houses, gardens, ancient churches, film locations, gastronomy and even tracing your ancestors.

Sample minibus tours

 
 

The following are samples only, taken from the vast area we cover,

intended to show what is possible with Gulliver's Guides.

Cotswolds full-day

Stonehenge full-day

Shropshire 1- or 2-day

4--day Grand Tour

Airport pickup

We can collect you from Heathrow, Gatwick or Birmingham airport and take you to Oxford or anywhere in the region. From Heathrow the journey can take in the Thames meadow at Runnymede, where King John signed the Magna Carta, and Windsor Castle. The route back to Oxford could continue either direct via the motorway or through the Chiltern Hills to Henley and Wallingford, heart of Midsomer Murders country.

 

Further Afield

 

GULLIVER’S GUIDES also covers other areas of the Heart of England, including Birmingham and Coventry, the Malvern Hills, the Staffordshire Potteries and the Peak District. But we venture further afield as well, to areas very familiar to Tony Gulliver, including Yorkshire where he grew up, Northumbria, the Lake District, the mountains of North Wales and the Southwest.

 

Contact Gullivers Guides

13 Stratfield Road, Summertown

Oxford OX2 7BG

tony@gulliversguides.com

Tel: + 44 7855 141907

LOGO DESIGN Klaus Geisler

PHOTOGRAPHY © Tony Gulliver

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