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This Cotswolds private tour takes in the best of the North Cotswolds stopping at many of the places you would wish to see if you only have one day in the area. Using quiet country lanes and passing through stunning countryside and off-the-beaten track Cotswold villages.
If you only have one day in the Cotswolds then this is the tour for you! Starting at your location of choice in the North Cotswolds we cover all the main spots in the Cotswolds with a focus on the North Cotswolds as this is where many of the most famous and beautiful towns and villages are. All the major spots are easily covered in one day with plenty of time for stopping off and enjoying the scenery and atmosphere. You will be looked after by our knowledgeable driver-guide and travel in one of our luxury vehicles that can hold up to 7 guests.
Your guide will give you a background of the areas history as you drive and at each of the stops you are free to either explore the village with your guide or to have some free time to yourself, relax and maybe do a little spot of shopping. As this is a private tour, it is your tour, and the itinerary is totally flexible so you can easily spend longer in a place you like or get out of the car to take some photos.
We tend to stop for lunch in a traditional country pub and some guests like to enjoy afternoon tea in a traditional tearoom or a pint of ale out in the sunshine. We will drop you back at your hotel at the end of the tour- usually around 6pm.
This tour is available any day of the week subject to availability.
We charge £300-350 for a full day touring the North Cotswolds and this is suitable for groups of up to 7 people, fantastic value for your own custom Cotswolds experience. Extra hours are charged at £45 per hour.
Off-Season Price- 7 hour tour (10am to 5pm)-December to March- £300
On-Season Price- 8 hour tour (10am to 6pm)-April to November- £350
Please make sure your read all tabs of the tour page. If you have any questions about this tour please click the green ‘Enquire Now’ button above to send us your enquiry and we will get back to you ASAP with some answers.
Once you are ready to book the tour click the ‘Book This Tour’ button below and you will be taken through to our booking pages where you will be required to pay a deposit of £100 to confirm the tour, with the balance to be paid again via credit card prior to the tour or in cash on the day to your driver-guide.
Please note all tours are subject to confirmation. In the unlikely event your requested dates are not available we will contact you and your deposit will be refunded.
As this is a custom tour we will try and build a fun day out based on your preferences and wishes. As a guide, some of the villages/landmarks in the North Cotswolds we may visit include the following.
Snowshill– one of the hidden gems of the Cotswolds that never fails to leave an impression on those who visit. Enchanting village famous for the nearby lavender fields and with nice manor house and stunning church.
The Slaughters– both Lower and Upper Slaughter are set in the most amazing countryside and offer a quieter take on the Cotswolds with their beautiful honey-stone cottages and picture postcard views.
Bourton-on-the-Water– Arguably the most famous Cotswolds town on the River Windrush with nice village green and high street full of interesting shops and restaurants.
Chipping Campden–a picturesque Cotswolds town with many historical buildings and a wonderful church. The oldest buildings date back to the 14th century and it was once home to the Guild of Handicrafts.
Broadway Tower– built in 1798 and at over 1000 feet has become a landmark of the Cotswolds. Once the home of William Morris it has been featured in many historical TV programmes.
Stow-on-the-Wold– historical market town built by the Normans with a nice mixture of gardens, manor houses, quaint cottages, interesting shops and cosy tea rooms all surrounded by quintessential Cotswold countryside.
Stanton– one of the prettier villages in the Cotswolds and as it is not highly touristed it is often quiet and tranquil. Its 16th and 17th century cotswold stone cottages and comfortable pub make this an enjoyable stop.
Stanway– pretty cotswold village and Jacobean Manor House still owned by the Earl of Wemys- complete with water fountain that rises to over 300 feet making it the tallest gravity fed fountain in the world.
You may also choose to visit one of the following attractions located in the North Cotswolds (entrance fees apply).
Kiftgate Court Gardens or Hidcote Garden- Classic English gardens- (See blog post)
Snowshill Manor House-quirky manor house with interesting collection of curios- (See blog post)
Sudeley Castle- Classic manor house near Winchcombe where Catherine Parr is buried (See blog post)
Chastleton House- Jacobean mansion house that has changed little in 400 years (See blog post)
The tour starts at 10am and we can pick up anywhere in the North Cotswolds area for free. Pick ups and drops outside of the North Cotswolds available at an extra cost. See below for more details. For those coming in from London for the day the most cost/time effective option is to take a direct train from London Paddington to Kemble or Moreton-in-Marsh.
Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester area drop off- FREE
Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold area- FREE
Chipping Campden, Broadway area- FREE
Stratford-upon-Avon area- £25 each way
Oxford, Woodstock area- £50 each way
Bath, Castle Combe, Lacock area-£40 each way
London Heathrow- £140 each way
Central London- £160 each way
Please send us an enquiry if you have any questions about pickup spots and charges.
How much is the tour?
The tour costs between £300-£350 per group depending on the season
How many people can join?
Our MPV is an 8 seater so can fit up to 7 adults
Do you offer London pickups?
Yes, we do but there is an extra charge (see Access tab)- a more cost-effective option would be to take a train from London Paddington to Kemble or Moreton-in-Marsh
Can I stop for photos?
Yes, as this is a private tour we can stop whenever you want, as long as it is safe to do so!
How long is this tour?
This tour lasts up to 8 hours, usually from 10am to 6pm, but this is flexible. Please note our winter tours are shorter and tend to finish at 5pm due to daylight hours.
How do i get to the Cotswolds?
The easiest option would be to get a direct train from London Paddington to Kemble or Moreton-in-Marsh. Train times and prices can be seen at www.thetrainline.com.
Where does this tour start and finish?
The tour can start from anywhere in the North Cotswolds and we will meet you and drop you off at the location of your choice (hotel, train station etc). Pick up/drop off outside the North Cotswolds is available at an extra cost.
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