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the epic cotswolds day tour

Private Cotswold Tour Guide at Arlngton Row Bibury. Fun, relaxed Cotswolds Guided Tours

8-hour Private Cotswolds Tour exploring

7 amazing locations!

Explore 7 amazing Cotswolds locations on this fantastic 8 hour Cotswold tour including: Bourton on the Water, Bibury, Burford, Lower Slaughter, Stow on the Wold, Snowshill & Chipping Campden.

The first stop on this Epic Cotswold tour is
 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. 

You will then travel through the beautiful Coln Valley to arrive at one of the most 'instagram-able' row of cottages in the Cotswolds, Arlington Row in Bibury. William Morris a pioneer of the Art's & Crafts movement described this as 'the most beautiful village in England'. Find out the history of this location along with it's links to one of the worst jobs in history.

Next you will head to one of the 'gateway's to the Cotswolds' the hillside market town of Burford. You can admire the quirky, old building lining the high street. You will then travel through quiet country lanes to visit Lower Slaughter. This tiny, idyllic, riverside village has a fabulous old water mill which you will see as you wander along the regularly voted  'most romantic street in England'.

Time for a spot of lunch, so you will head up to the highest market town in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, Stow on the Wold. Filled with little independent stores, lots of little cafe's, a bakery, pubs including  the 'oldest inn in England' & a baguette shop. Plus the added bonus for Tolkien fans you mustn't miss the town's Church to see the North Door! 

The tour is drawing to a close, but there are still two fantastic stops left. The first stop after lunch is the beautiful hillside village of Snowshill, with it's fantastic views over the Cotswold countryside. 

Guests will then head down into the valley to the historic market town of Chipping Campden. Amble along the masterfully created high street, filled with architectural delights. You can visit a Cotswolds ‘Wool’ church, see the ruins of a once outstanding manor, admire beautifully crafted buildings or stop in one of the award-winning tea rooms & reflect on all the amazing locations you have explored.

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The 7 Locations you will get out & explore on this tour!

Visit famous villages on your Private Cotswolds Tour, perfect day trip from Moreton in Marsh

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'

Visit Bibury Private Cotswold Tour


Arlington Row in Bibury is one of the most photographed collection of cottages in the whole of the Cotswolds. Uncover the villages quirky history with your local guide. There is a lovely circular walk past the nature reserve & the cottages.

Private Cotswold Tour visit beautiful market towns like Burford


One of the 'Gateways' to the Cotswolds. Burford is famed for its wonderful independent stores, antique shops & tearooms. Set along the hillside this is often travellers first glimpse of the Cotswolds. There are beautiful buildings lining the streets & an abundance of history to discover as you explore. A perfect stop for morning coffee.

Your Cotswold tour guide will show you around the best villages like Lower Slaughter

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

See Tolkien's Door in Stow on the Wold on your private Cotswold tour

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 

Discover hidden villages on your private Cotswold tour


 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!

See the best Cotswold towns like Chipping Campden with Cotswolds Guided Tours

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!

The best private Cotswolds Tour guides

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

Tour Price - £545 Per vehicle for up to 7 guests

This 8-hour Cotswolds tour is priced at £545 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

This tour visits 7 'Epic' Cotswolds villages

you will have free time to explore at each stop:

1. Bourton on the Water - 45 minutes

2. Bibury - 30 minutes

3. Burford - 45 minutes

4. Lower Slaughter - 30 minutes

5. Stow on the Wold - 80 minutes (Lunch Stop)

6. Snowshill - 20 minutes

7. Chipping Campden - 45 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.

Important: If you are staying in one of the locations covered on this tour we will swap it out for an alternative location.

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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