The best of the South Cotswolds in one day with a private driver-guide
This private driver-guide tour covers the best of the South Cotswolds and offers a quieter alternative to our Classic Cotswolds Tour and is great for those looking to get off-the-beaten track. Starting at your location of choice in the South Cotswolds we cover Lacock, Castle Combe, Malmesbury and Tetbury as well some of the less touristed towns and villages, which also happen to be some of the regions most beautiful. All the major spots are easily covered in one day with plenty of time for stopping off and enjoying the scenery and atmosphere.
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 South Cotswolds we may visit include the following
Lacock, Castle Combe, Tetbury, Malmesbury, Stroud, Nailsworth, Bibury.
You may also choose to visit one of the following attractions located in the South Cotswolds (entrance fees apply).
Our driver-guide will pick up your group (up to 7 people) at 10am from your location of choice in the Cotswolds. We use a luxury Japanese MPV which is very comfortable and its height gives great views over the surrounding countryside. We then drive leisurely through stunning countryside and secret Cotswold villages using traffic free country lanes.
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 explore, relax and maybe do a little spot of shopping. As this is your tour you are free to spend your time as you please! If you want more free time in a certain place, no problem! If you want to skip somewhere or enjoy a spontaneous pint somewhere, no problem! Jump out to take a photo? You are the boss!
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.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The tour price includes pick up from anywhere in the South Cotswolds. This includes the Bath, Lacock and Castle Combe. Pick ups outside this area incur an extra charge (see What's Extra).
End location: The tour price includes drop off anywhere in the South Cotswolds. This includes Bath, Lacock and Castle Combe. Drop offs outside this area incur an extra charge (see Whats's Extra)
Duration: 8 hours
Tour length is 8 hours or less. Extra time can be paid for by the hour
I use a luxury Japanese Imported Toyota Alphard MPV- It is an 8 seater with space for 7 guests.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 GBP - Money needed for lunch and refreshments
I only do tours of the Cotswolds area. I don't do London, Oxford and Bath city tours but can offer pick ups from those cities.
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we had a great time with Jamie. He did a great job of showing us the Cotswolds from a locals perspective as he lives there. Always on time with great ideas.