If you want the best Cotswold tour, then Lucy & Richard from Cotswolds Guided tours are the perfect choice. They have lived at worked in the Cotswolds for many years. Have a true passion for the region & know all the best places to visit. By choosing to go local for your Cotswolds tour, you know you will be in safe hands. Not only have our Cotswold tours been designed to maximise your time, with minimum drive time in between locations. Cotswolds Guided Tours have chosen the most well-known locations, along with some hidden gems. If you choose to go local for your Cotswold tour, we know all the best routes, so you are not stuck in traffic. Our motto is 'bye-ways not high-ways' so you get to see the true Cotswolds, that only locals know about. There are lots of big bus tours leaving from the big cities, but guests end up stuck in traffic, meaning you loose out on your time exploring. By catching a train from London or Oxford to reach the Cotswolds you miss all the traffic & arrive at Moreton in Marsh railway station relaxed & ready to start your adventure.
Cotswolds Guided Tours are always over-subscribed for their tour dates, with more & more savvy travellers deciding to go local for their Cotswolds tour. The great news is that Cotswolds Guided Tours have kept their group size to a maximum of 7 guests, as some villages in the Cotswolds have 'banned' larger buses. By keeping the group size small it means we are able to take you to all the best locations. We pride ourselves on offering the BEST tour for our guests, find out what makes us stand out from the crowd, by checking out our Cotswolds, Go Local If you are still hungry for more info, then check out our Visitor Information pages for lots of extra advice & useful tips.
Famous Cotswolds Tour
On the Famous Cotswolds Tour you will spend time exploring the fabulous waterside village of Lower Slaughter. This is a fantastic location as the large tour buses & coaches are not allowed access to this very special village. You will have time to spend in the most famous village in the Cotswolds, Bourton on the Water. You can visit the little shops, wander over the bridges, head to the miniature village or just sit back & soak up the atmosphere. Another great stop on this tour is the village of Upper Slaughter, One of our favourite villages, find out why this was one of the luckiest places to live in the Cotswolds. During your visit you may even spot some Cotswolds Lions, but don't worry they won't bite! On the Famous Cotswolds Tour you will also visit the highest market town in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, Stow on the Wold. Uncover the towns history, visit Tolkien's Door, try out the Old Stocks on the village green and even see the 'Oldest Inn in England' or for those who love to shop, why not visit the Cotswolds Chocolate shop and see the chocolate being made, or visit the Cotswolds Cheese shop. That just leaves two more fantastic stops, Great Tew where you can see these traditional thatched cottages & our 'secret' village, connected to two famous writers.
Cotswold Highlights Tour
On the Cotswold Highlights Tour you will spend time exploring beautiful hillside villages, iconic landmarks & two famous market towns. This Cotswolds tour uncovers secret villages in remote locations, inaccessible by public transport. If you are looking for an escape to the country then this is the perfect choice for you. The first stop on the tour is the iconic landmark of Broadway Tower. You can choose to have morning coffee at the café, visit the gift shop or you can climb to the top of the smallest castle in the Cotswolds. (entrance to the Tower is not included in the tour price) Whatever you choose to do during this stop, there are fabulous views over the countryside we will be exploring. Our next three stops include the breath-taking villages of Snowshill, with it's royal connections. This village is often used as a film set. You will then head on to Stanway, a tiny hamlet with tonnes of quirky history. On to one of the best preserved villages in the Cotswolds, Stanton, here you will see beautiful thatched cottages & often hear the clip-clop of horses hooves along the main street. Over lunch you will have time to explore the wonderfully historic market town of Broadway lots of options for lunch & plenty of little independent shops. Then the last stop of the day is the much loved town of Chipping Campden, its impressive buildings & array of tearooms this is a great spot for a traditional Cotswolds cream tea. The Cotswold Highlights tour is a fabulous balance of tiny cute villages & bustling market towns.
Cotswold Small Group Tour
If you are planning to visit the Cotswolds, then book a Cotswolds day trip with us. Cotswolds Guided Tours is run by locals, Richard & Lucy, who have designed two award-winning day tours for their guests. Lucy & Richard pride themselves on offering visitors a true insight into the North Cotswolds, sharing their local knowledge, quirky history & fun facts throughout the day. They will show you all the well-known & much loved locations, along with hidden gems. You will have plenty of time to explore each stop, and can enjoy the scenery as you are driven through little narrow roads between each beautiful location. It is easy to take a Cotswold Tour from London, simply catch the train from London Paddington to Moreton in Marsh railway station where Lucy & Richard will meet you. Equally if you are staying (or studying) in Oxford then the Cotswolds is a short 35 mins making our Cotswold small group tours ideal from Oxford. The added bonus of taking a Cotswolds Guided Tour is that we are the only company offering local collections to those staying in Moreton in Marsh, Stow on the Wold or Chipping Campden (collection service from Chipping Campden & Stow on the Wold is not available for the new Evening Tours). We also keep our group size small to ensure each guest receives the attention they deserve! Only 7 seats available each day. Our Cotswold tours are super affordable & superb value for money. We are the only local company that provides live microphone commentary, free time to explore with maps of every location, local collections & more. So don't delay, book your Cotswold tour with us today! So if you are planning to visit the Cotswolds as a day trip, or if you want to stay a little longer, then look no further, leave it to this award winning Cotswold tour company & book your Cotswold tour with Cotswolds Guided Tours.
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