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Private Cotswold Tour visiting the best places to enjoy the English countryside

 2 day Private Cotswolds Tour exploring

12 amazing locations!

Explore 12 amazing Cotswolds locations spread over two days exploring with fun & friendly local Cotswolds tour guides. Each day you will spend time exploring 6 stunning locations, chosen for their beauty, quirky history & ability to showcase the region's best kept secrets & well-known villages.

On the first day you will visit, the tiny riverside village of Lower Slaughter. Marvel at the beautiful cottages & stunning old water mill. Next you will visit the most famous village in the Cotswolds, Bourton on the Water. Wander along the river, crossing little stone bridges. This is the perfect stop for morning coffee where you can spend time watching the world go by or exploring the little stores. Travel down narrow country lanes to Upper Slaughter, discover why this is known as a doubly thankful village & if you are lucky, you may spot a Cotswolds lion or two. Heading through the hills you will visit the gorgeous village of Snowshill, before stopping for lunch in Broadway. Broadway with its beautiful treelined street & lots of independent eateries & shops is the ideal venue for a snack or more extensive meal. The last stop of the day is the quintessential village of Stanton. Here you will see thatched cottages, visit a wonderful church & often hear the clip clop of horse’s hooves along the main street. 

After a restful night you have another fun filled day, start off at one of the oldest sites in the Cotswolds, Rollright Stones. These neolithic standing stones predate Stonehenge. You will discover the folklore surrounding this site & try your hand at the ancient art of dowsing. Next you will head into the Oxfordshire Cotswolds & stop at the stunning village of Great Tew, filled with fairy-tale thatched cottages. After meandering through this unspoilt village, you will head on to Adlestrop, linked to two famous writers. Edward Thomas’s poem about the village epitomises the Cotswolds. Even a hundred years on, his description of this sleepy village is apt. You will wander down the village lanes & marvel at the peace & tranquillity. This village is also connected to one of our most celebrated novelists, here you will uncover the association between this beautiful village & Jane Austen.  Having built up an appetite, your next destination is the highest market town in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, Stow on the Wold. Have time for lunch & some sightseeing, do not miss Tolkien's Door, the oldest inn in England, along with the little independent stores in the market square. In the afternoon we will head to Dover's Hill, for some stunning views & on to see one of the prettiest high streets in the Cotswolds, Chipping Campden. You will have time to explore Chipping Campden; whether you choose to visit the local 'Wool' Church, visit little stores were skilled craftsmen & women still carrying on producing beautiful pieces, using skills passed down through the generations. Visit one of the renowned tearooms or just wander & admire the stunning architecture. 

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The Locations you will get out & explore on this Cotswold tour!

Cotswolds Guided Tours sharing their favourite villages with guests from around the world

Lower Slaughter

A small but perfectly formed village, filled with tiny cottages huddled next to the river. See a beautiful manor house, visit the fabulous old water mill, discover for yourself why this has been voted one of the most romantic streets in England

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 One of our favourite little villages! Snowshill is as pretty as a postcard, with the church in the village centre & cottages huddled against the hillside, make sure you have your camera ready!

Visit Bourton on the Water, most famous village in the Cotswolds with your private Cotswolds tour guide

Bourton on the Water

Often referred to as 'The Venice of the Cotswolds'. This lively village has lots of little stone bridges crossing over the River Windrush. Explore the independent stores, local perfumery, have a morning coffee or visit the 'model village'

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Upper Slaughter 

A doubly thankful village, one of only 13 in the UK. Discover why this village is so special. You may even get to spot a flock of Cotswolds lions! Don't worry they don't bite : )

Cotswolds Guided Tour from Oxford


Time for lunch & a little retail therapy. We stop in the beautiful village of Broadway where there is a huge selection of places to eat. Or if the weather is nice, why not grab a sandwich & relax on the wide village green soaking up the sunshine.

Cotswolds Tour from London, see thatched cottages and pretty Cotswold villages


We will head to the gorgeous village of Stanton! Here you will have time to wander through the streets admiring the Cotswolds architecture & even see some rare, thatched cottages. Learn the villages usual history with your guide on hand to share a story or two! 

The Locations you will get out & explore on this tour!

Private Cotswold tour from Moreton in Marsh

Rollright Stone Circle

Visit the Cotswolds very own version of Stonehenge! This site is set up high on the Cotswolds ridge line, affording amazing views across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire & Warwickshire. You will discover the fascinating folklore linked to these stones, along with trying the ancient art of dowsing to find 'ley-lines'

Private Costswold Tour Guide, visiting the best market towns like Stow on the Wold

Stow on the Wold

The highest market town in Gloucestershire, Stow on the Wold is filled with an array of small independent stores selling a range of locally sourced items. There is a great selection of eateries & sites to explore, so whether you want a sit-down meal or lunch on the go...this market town has plenty to offer 

Cotswold Thatched Cottage Tour

Great Tew

Tucked away in the glorious Oxfordshire Cotswolds is the beautiful village of Great Tew. Filled with fairy-tale thatched cottages, you feel as though you have stepped back in time & if you spotted someone in period costume they wouldn't seem out of place. A fabulous village to explore!

Dovers Hill, enjoy a day out exploring the English countryside on a private Cotswolds tour from Moreton in Marsh

Dover's Hill

Take some time to soak up the atmosphere at Dover's Hill. Learn the area's quirky history & admire the far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

Visit hidden villages on your Cotswolds Guided Tour


This hidden gem of a village is off the main tourist trail but hides two fabulous literary links. The first is to one of the UK's most celebrated poets, Edward Thomas. The second link is to the wonderful Jane Austen. Walk in her footsteps through a village unchanged by the passage of time. 

Cotswold day tour, visit Chipping Campden with your private tour guide

Chipping Campden

For lovers of architecture, you can't miss a stroll along Chipping Campden's main street. Pop into the famous 'Wool Church' & if you haven't seen enough thatched cottages then you can enjoy finding some more on the outskirts of this little town!

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Our Story

Lucy & Richard Lambert, run an award-winning guided tour company specialising in creating memorable day trips around the Cotswolds.

Cotswolds Guided Tours is designed by local husband & wife team, who love where they live & have a passion for the region, they call home. Sharing the famous villages, the hidden gems, travelling down quiet country lanes & revealing the quirky history that makes this part of England so special.

Having achieved over 800, 5* reviews in 5 years they have met thousands of guests from around the world. Their unrivalled customer service & thoughtfully curated tours have ensured guests finish their day, happy, fulfilled & full of wonderful memories.

Tours can accommodate up to 7 guests, luggage storage available, hotel collection from the North Cotswolds or rail station is included in the tour price. Child safety seats available on request. Lots of free time for self-exploration. Maps of locations provided. Live & entertaining microphone commentary as guests travel. Carefully curated routes to ensure guests spend the minimum amount of time in transit & the maximum amount of time out exploring the villages.

Extra Information

Total 2 day tour price = £800 
Per vehicle for up to 7 guests

Two day 6 hour Cotswolds tour is priced at £800 for up to 7 guests.  Tour includes collection & return from your North Cotswolds accommodation or if you are arriving by train from London, Oxford or Reading we can collect you from

Moreton in Marsh railway station. Tour price does not include lunch / refreshments

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: This Cotswolds tour visits 6 wonderful Cotswolds villages

you will have free time to explore at each stop:

1. Lower Slaughter - 25 minutes

2. Bourton on the Water - 50 minutes

3. Upper Slaughter - 15 minutes

4. Snowshill - 20 minutes

5. Broadway, this is the lunch stop location

where you will have 90 minutes

6. Stanton - 35 minutes

Day 2: This Cotswolds tour visits 6 stunning Cotswold locations

you will have free time to explore at each stop:

1. Rollright Stones - 25 minutes

2. Great Tew - 25 minutes

3. Adlestrop - 25 minutes

4. Stow on the Wold - this is the lunch stop location

where you will have 90 minutes

5. Dover's Hill - 15 minutes

6. Chipping Campden - 50 minutes

Times at each stop have been designed based on the size of the villages. Tiny villages have less time & larger stops

you have more time to explore. You will enjoy live commentary on route to each location from your driver guide, along with maps at each stop highlighting points of interest.

Tour Collection Points


Moreton in Marsh 

Moreton in Marsh Railway Station for guests arriving by train

Stow on the Wold

Bourton on the Water


Chipping Campden

Chipping Norton


Burford - £30 each way

Cheltenham - £40 each way

Winchcombe - £35 each way

Stratford Upon Avon - extra £40 each way

Cirencester - £40 each way

Banbury - £40 each way

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