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the ultimate cotswolds day tour

8-hour Private Cotswolds Tour exploring

10 amazing locations!

Private Cotswolds Tour from Moreton in Marsh, visit pretty villages, thatched cottages and famous towns

Explore 10 amazing Cotswolds locations. You will visit all the 8 locations covered in the 7-hour Cotswolds Bucket List Tour, Lower Slaughter, Bourton on the Water, Upper Slaughter, Snowshill, Broadway & Stanton along with two more!

The Ultimate Cotswolds Tour visits one of the oldest sites in the Cotswolds, Rollright Stones. These neolithic standing stones predate Stonehenge. You will discover the folklore surrounding this site & try your hand at the ancient art of dowsing. Travel on to the nearby hidden village of Adlestrop, linked to two famous writers. Edward Thomas’s poem about the village epitomises the Cotswolds. Even a hundred years on, his description of this sleepy village is apt. You will wander down the village lanes & marvel at the peace & tranquillity. This village is also connected to one of our most celebrated novelists, here you will uncover the association between this beautiful village & Jane Austen. 

 Next you will visit 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. Travel down narrow country lanes to find the picture-perfect villages of Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter. Heading through the hills you will visit the gorgeous village of Snowshill, before stopping for lunch in Broadway. Broadway with its beautiful treelined street & lots of independent eateries & shops is the ideal venue for a snack or more extensive meal. Explore the quintessential village of Stanton. Here you will see thatched cottages, visit a wonderful church & often hear the clip clop of horse’s hooves along the main street. 

Enjoy the fabulous views over the surround countryside at Dover’s Hill. This site hosts the Cotswolds Olimpick* games. The Cotswolds very own version of the Olympics, with a twist! As you wander along the plateau you are surrounded by grazing sheep. The hillside drops away to afford wonderful views towards Stratford Upon Avon & even as far as Wales. 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 Locations you will get out & explore on this Cotswold tour!

Cotswold Tour with local guides visit all the best places including Rollright Stones

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'

Private Cotswold Tour, visit pretty 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

Private Cotswolds Guided Jane Austen Tour


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. 

Visit hidden villages with Cotswolds Guided Tours

Upper Slaughter 

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 : )

Best Private Cotswold Tour perfect day trip from London or Oxford visit Bourton on the Water

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'

Go Cotswolds exploring with local guides and see beautiful villages like Snowshill


 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!

Private Cotswolds Tour visiting pretty Cotswold towns like Broadway


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.

Thatched Cottage Cotswolds Tour


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! 

Enjoy far reaching views and the English countryside at Dovers Hill with Cotswolds Guided Tours

Dover's Hill

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.

Visit stunning market towns like Chipping Campden on your private Cotswolds  tour

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!

Best Private Cotswolds Tour Guides Lucy & Richard Lambert from Cotswolds Guided Tours

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 10 wonderful Cotswolds villages

you will have free time to explore at each stop:

1. Rollright Stone Circle - 20 minutes

2. Adlestrop - 20 minutes

3. Bourton on the Water - 50 minutes

4. Lower Slaughter - 25 minutes

5. Upper Slaughter - 10 minutes

6. Stanton - 30 minutes 

7. Broadway, this is the lunch stop location

where you will have 80 minutes

8. Snowshill - 20 minutes

9. Dover's Hill - 10 minutes

10. 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 Broadway & still want to take this tour

we can swap the lunch stop in Broadway for Stow on the Wold

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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