Cotswolds Guided Tours is an award winning local company run by husband & wife team Richard & Lucy Lambert. They specialise in private Cotswold tours visiting all the best places in the North & South Cotswolds. In 2024 they are launching an extra tour to their portfolio, a two day small group tour visiting 14 famous villages on set dates throughout the year. Space is limited with only 7 guests per tour so booking in advance is essential.
Visiting the Cotswolds in 2024 & want to spend two days seeing all the best villages?
Take a small group Cotswolds tour from Moreton in Marsh & explore 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 day trips 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 are run on selected dates throughout the year between April & October. With only 7 travellers per group these micro tours are the perfect way to explore the Cotswolds.
Can you visit the South Cotswolds, Castle Combe & Lacock from Moreton in Marsh?
Yes! This has been a regular question since Cotswolds Guided Tours opened in 2017, we do of course visit these very well-known locations on our private Cotswold tours but now, new for 2024 we have created a two day tour that covers both the North & South Cotswolds locations on a mixed group, escorted micro tour. Previously the only way to reach Castle Combe & Lacock would have been paying an expensive taxi fare from Moreton in Marsh or by staying overnight in Bath & taking a taxi from there. Lucy & Richard are excited to be offering a new small group tour in 2024 that can enable guests to travel across the whole Cotswolds region, see all the best locations & due to the size of their minibus they can visit villages where larger minibuses & coaches are exempt. This means not only will you see all the famous locations but also a sprinkling of hidden gems.
North Cotswolds tour from Moreton in Marsh
On the first day of your two day small group tour you will visit 10 stunning locations in 8 hours with your local Cotswold tour guide Richard. He will bring the region alive with fun & entertaining facts.
Your first day tour starts at 9.30am where your Cotswold tour guide will meet you at Moreton in Marsh Railway Station. Then you will spend your day exploring the following locations:
Rollright Stone Circle (25 minutes)
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'
Adlestrop (25 minutes)
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 (50 minutes)
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'
Lower Slaughter (25 minutes)
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
Upper Slaughter (15 minutes)
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 : )
Snowshill (20 minutes)
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!
Broadway (90 minutes)
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.
Stanton (35 minutes)
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!
Dover's Hill (15 minutes)
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.
Chipping Campden (45 minutes)
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!
At the end of a great day exploring on your Cotswold day tour you will be returned to Moreton in Marsh Railway Station around 5.30-5.45pm. As you can see there are lots of opportunities to get out & explore. (On average guests walk 15k steps on this 8 hour tour)
On your second day we will meet at Moreton in Marsh Railway Station at 9am & we will head down into the South Cotswolds for a tour exploring four amazing locations. You will visit one of the prettiest villages in England and see Arlington Row in Bibury. Then you will head on to Malmesbury a hilltop town & learn the history of the flying monk, naked gardeners & the Malmesbury tiger. This is the perfect spot for morning coffee. Once you have had time to explore the next stop on the tour is Castle Combe before heading to Lacock a medieval village loved by film makers. At Lacock you will have an extended amount of time 2 hour 30mins so you can enjoy a wander through the village, have lunch & look around Lacock Abbey a must for Harry Potter fans. After a fun day exploring we will head back up to Moreton in Marsh to finish the tour between 5-5.30pm. (Guests average 12k steps on this 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 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.
This two day North & South Cotswolds tour visit all the picture perfect villages & towns throughout the region. You have lots of free time for self exploration & your guide will bring the region alive with fun & quirky facts. Cotswolds Guided Tours has an outstanding reputation for offering wonderful day trips, plus they are the only company offering mixed group tours that visit Bourton on the Water, Lower & Upper Slaughter, Bibury, Castle Combe & Lacock from Moreton in Marsh.
As mentioned before this small group North & South Cotswolds tour leaves from Moreton in Marsh railway station. The tour is priced at a total £300 per person for two days & requires a £50 deposit to secure your spot.
The North & South two day Cotswolds tour is available on the following dates:
Tuesday & Wednesday 23rd & 24th April 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday 7th & 8th May 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday 4th & 5th June 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday 2nd & 3rd July 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday 6th & 7th August 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday 3rd & 4th September 2024
Tuesday & Wednesday 1st & 2nd October 2024
If you would like to learn more, have any questions or would like to reserve your spot on one of our small group, North & South two day Cotswolds tour then head over to our website: Small Group Cotswold Tour 2024 | Moreton in Marsh (cotswoldsguidedtours.co.uk)
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