North & South Cotswolds
PRIVATE COTSWOLD 2 day Tour
Want to spend two days seeing all the best villages in the North & South Cotswolds?
On this private Cotswold tour you will spend two days exploring 14 amazing Cotswold locations in the North & South Cotswolds.
Lucy & Richard, local tour guides have designed two fabulous days out. These fun, relaxed day trips visit a selection of famous villages like Bourton on the Water, The Slaughters, Bibury, Castle Combe & Lacock. Along with hidden gems & historic market towns. The tours have been designed geographically so you can maximise your free time exploring each location & the lively commentary is covered as we travel between stops by your friendly driver guide. You will uncover the Cotswolds quirky history & entertaining facts & when we stop there is plenty of time for self exploration. These two 8 hour Cotswold tours can be run on any date where we have availability.
This two day North & South Cotswolds private tour exclusively for your group (1-7 travellers) is priced at £1100. You will not be sharing the tour with anyone else. The total price for the two day tour, not a price per person.
Collection available from anywhere in the North Cotswolds. If you are staying in a location included in this tour we will swap in an alternative place to visit.
2 day Cotswold Tour Itinerary
9.30am to 5.30pm
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'
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.
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'
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
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 : )
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Day 1 North Cotswolds Tour
This tour visits 10 wonderful Cotswolds villages
you will have free time to explore at each stop:
1. Rollright Stone Circle - 25 minutes
2. Adlestrop - 25 minutes
3. Lower Slaughter - 25 minutes
4. Bourton on the Water - 50 minutes
5. Upper Slaughter - 15 minutes
6. Snowshill - 20 minutes
7. Broadway, this is the lunch stop location
where you will have 90 minutes
8. Stanton - 35 minutes
9. Dover's Hill - 15 minutes
10. Chipping Campden - 45 minutes
Times at each stop have been designed based on the size of the village
2 day Cotswold Tour Itinerary
9am to 5pm
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 which will be the perfect start to the day.
Malmesbury has a rich history & a beautiful 12th Century Abbey. Wander through the charming streets & pop into one of the many independent retailers. This is the perfect spot for morning coffee as we head down into the South Cotswolds
A picture-perfect village, wonderful for film fans & photographers. A visit to the Cotswolds wouldn't be complete without seeing 'the prettiest street in England'
Harry Potter & Downton Abbey fans will delight in visiting Lacock. This village has changed little in the last 200 years. Admire the architecture, have lunch in one of the inns, restaurants & cafes. Spend time visiting in the abbey, museum & soaking up the beauty of this wonderfully preserved village.
Day 2 South Cotswolds Tour
On your second day you will head down into the South Cotswolds
with free time to explore at each stop: 8-hour tour
1. Bibury - 40 minutes
2. Malmesbury - 50 minutes
3. Castle Combe - 40 minutes
4. Lacock* - 2 hours 30 minutes, this is the lunch stop location
Included in your
2 day tour
Collection & Return from your accommodation in the North Cotswolds*
This is a private tour, you will not be sharing with anyone you don't know : )
Live microphone commentary as you travel
Free time for self exploration at every stop
Maps of each location
not included in your
2 day tour
Lunch / Refreshments
Entrance fee to Lacock Abbey (Lacock village is free)
How to book your 2 day North & South Cotswolds tour
If you want to spend two days exploring the Cotswolds with us then all you need to do is complete the booking form below.
We will send over a confirmation email & invoice for your deposit. In order to secure your tour dates we require a £100 deposit The remainder of your tour balance will be payable 8 weeks before your tour date.