The best of the Cotswolds in one day with a private driver-guide
This one day Private tour of the North Cotswolds is ideal for first time visitors to the area. Starting and finishing at your hotel in the Cotswolds we cover all the main spots in the Cotswolds as well as some of the quieter villages all of which are easily covered in one day, with plenty of time for stopping off and enjoying the scenery and atmosphere.
The days itinerary is flexible so places can be added to the tour or certain spots missed depending on time and your preferences. 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.
Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Snowshill, The Slaughters, Broadway Tower, Stanway, Winchcombe, Burford.
You may also choose to visit one of the following attractions located in the Cotswolds (entrance fees apply).
Kiftgate Court Gardens
Snowshill Manor House
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 North Cotswolds. This includes the Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Cheltenham area. Pick ups outside this area incur an extra charge (see What's Extra).
End location: The tour price includes drop off anywhere in the North Cotswolds. This includes Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Cheltenham. 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.
My services as your driver-guide
Transport in my Luxury Japanese 8 seater MPV
Full control over itinerary and route
Pickup/dropoff within the Cotswolds
Fully Licenced Private Hire Insurance
Public Liability Insurance
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 GBP - Money needed for lunch and refreshments
Entrance fees to attractions
Food or refreshments costs
Pick up in the Cotswolds is included but If you would like the tour to start from a different location, please get in touch and we can create a custom itinerary for you.
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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James (Jamie) was timely picking me up from the train station. He has a very nice van and was a wonderful driver full of information of the area. He has a pleasant personality and it very fun to spend time with. I highly recommend him and look forward to hiring him again. Thank you Jamie for the lovely day!