create your own private cotswolds tour

We understand that each guest is looking for something different when they are visiting the Cotswolds. Perhaps you want to spend time exploring tiny villages in off the beaten track locations. Maybe you want to soak up the atmosphere in all the 'must-see', famous Cotswold villages, or wander through fantastic market towns, filled with cute independent shops. Some guests want to meander through one of the many beautiful gardens or discover the unique history of a local manor house. Lucy & Richard have created a selection of 3 hour tours.  Wanting to provide you with the flexibility to create your own unique day out in the Cotswolds. Take the Cotswold tours individually for a morning or afternoon exploring or add two options together to create a full day tour. This way you can customise your day to suit your own interests, safe in the knowledge that Lucy or Richard will be on hand to make sure you don't miss a thing. The options below are for private tours for your group & can be booked for up to 5 guests travelling together.

how does it work

take a cotswold tour

Want to take a Cotswolds Tour?

Decide which tour(s) you want to take.

Check availability & Book your spot.

Pay £25 deposit to save your date.

Balance payable 14 days before tour.

Lots of free collection / return points

Additional fees apply for collection outside the 'free pick up zone'

Maximum of 5 guests per tour. Due to government guidance guests must all be from the same household group.

half day tour

3 hour Morning Tour runs from 9am to Midday.

or

3 hour Afternoon Tour runs from 2pm to 5pm

Select your option

Decide what date you want to visit

Fill out our contact form below

We will check availability, book you in & send an invoice.

£180 half day Tour up to

5 guests

morning & afternoon tour

Full Day Tour runs from 9am to 5pm

Select your two tour options.

Between Midday & 2pm you will be dropped off in Stow on the Wold, a historic market town where you will have time to explore & have some lunch. Decide what date you want to visit. Fill out our contact form below

We will check availability, book you in & send an invoice.

£360 Full day tour up to 5 guests

build your own famous cotswolds tour

The Cotswolds has a huge selection of beautiful hidden villages & bustling historic market towns. As locals, Lucy & Richard have chosen the very best locations in the options below, a collection of famous Cotswold locations along with some hidden gems. These villages & market towns have been clustered together geographically to maximise your time exploring.

Buy creating mini 3 hour tours, you can ensure that you have the maximum time out exploring in these wonderful locations.

TOUR  1

Where does this 3 hour tour visit?

Snowshill Village - Stanton - Broadway 

1. Explore the tranquil remote village of Snowshill, used in the opening scene of 'Bridget Jones' Diary'

2. Take a guided walking tour through the village of Stanton, said to be one of the best preserved villages in the Cotswolds

3. Have free time to explore the large village of Broadway, perhaps enjoy some retail therapy or have a cream tea in one of the wonderful tearooms.

(Snowshill village in photo above)

TOUR  5

Where does this 3 hour tour visit?

Snowshill Manor - Stanway - Stanton

1. Wander through the tiny hamlet of Stanway & discover its links to the children's classic Peter Pan.

2. Take a guided walking tour through the village of Stanton, said to be one of the best preserved villages in the Cotswolds

3. Have free time to visit Snowshill Manor (entrance not included in tour price) admire the collections of historical artefacts amassed by its previous resident prior to the house & grounds being gifted to the National Trust.

(Stanton village in photo above)

TOUR  2

Where does this 3 hour tour visit?

Chipping Campden - Dover's Hill - Broadway 

1. Enjoy a walking tour around the historic market town of Chipping Campden, learn about it's fascinating past with your local guide.

2. Discover the fantastic views & the quirky history of Dover's Hill.

3. Have free time to explore the large village of Broadway, perhaps enjoy some retail therapy or have a cream tea in one of the wonderful tearooms.

(Broadway village in photo above)

TOUR  6

Where does this 3 hour tour visit?

Lower Slaughter - Upper Slaughter - Bourton on the Water

1. Amble through the wonderful waterside village of Lower Slaughter with your guide who will share with you the villages unusual past.

2. Visit the quiet hidden village of Upper Slaughter, you may even spot 'Cotswolds Lions'.

3. Have free time to explore the most famous village in the Cotswolds, Bourton on the Water. Visit the model village, or enjoy a cream tea beside the little river Windrush.

 

(Lower Slaughter Old Mill in photo above)

TOUR 3

Where does this 3 hour tour visit?

Lower Slaughter - Upper Slaughter - Bibury

1. Amble through the wonderful waterside village of Lower Slaughter with your guide who will share with you the villages unusual past.

2. Visit the famous village of Bibury, with it's picture perfect row of cottages. Enjoy a short circular walk at this charming location.

3. Visit the quiet hidden village of Upper Slaughter, you may even spot some 'Cotswolds Lions'.

(Arlington Row, Bibury in photo above)

TOUR  7

Where does this 3 hour tour visit?

Dover's Hill - Blockley - Chipping Campden

1. Enjoy free time to explore this historic market town, pop into the 'Wool Church' admire the local architecture & even spend some time in the little independent shops.

2. Discover the fantastic views & the quirky history of Dover's Hill.

3. For Father Brown fans the village of Blockley is a must. Enjoy a guided walking tour, discovering the local history of this lively little village set in a gorgeous valley.

(Chipping Campden cottages in photo above)

TOUR  4

Where does this 3 hour tour visit?

Lower Slaughter - Upper Slaughter - Stow on the Wold

1. Visit the quiet hidden village of Upper Slaughter, you may even spot 'Cotswolds Lions'.

2. Take a walking tour of the historic market town of Stow on the Wold. Learn its links with the English Civil War & see the oldest inn in England which dates back to 947AD.

3. Amble through the wonderful waterside village of Lower Slaughter & have time for some retail therapy in the quirky giftshop located in the Old Water Mill.

(Stow on the Wold in photo above)

TOUR  8

Where does this 3 hour tour visit?

Adlestrop - Stow on the Wold - Bourton on the Water

1. Take a walking tour of the historic market town of Stow on the Wold. Learn its links with the English Civil War & see the oldest inn in England which dates back to 947AD

2. Visit the village of Adlestrop & discover it's links to Jane Austen & the much loved English poet Edward Thomas.

3. Have free time to explore the most famous village in the Cotswolds, Bourton on the Water. Visit the model village, or enjoy a cream tea beside the little river Windrush.

(Bourton on the Water in photo above)

what is included

Local, knowledgeable driver / guide - Lucy or Richard

Travel in our spacious minibus (maximum of 5 guests)

Select your own tour options

Free Collection & Return from within the North Cotswolds

Free luggage storage throughout your tour

The option of guided time or self exploration at each stop

what is excluded

Entrance Fees to attractions

Food or Refreshment costs

Collection or Return from outside the

North Cotswolds (Additional Fees apply)

Gratuities

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All you need to know, before you go

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