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James B.

Stroud, Glos, United Kingdom

Hi everyone my name is Jamie and I am a native Englishman offering private driver-guide tours of the beautiful Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Beauty in England.

The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful areas to visit in England and you can expect to see honey tinted Cotswold stone cottages, wonderful rolling hills and countryside, quaint villages and towns, grand manor houses, english gardens and lots of sheep! The area is steeped in history and some areas remain relatively unchanged for the past 500 years!

I am a keen traveller and have now settled back in the UK after many years living and working overseas including time in India, Nepal, Australia and most recently 9 years in Japan. I have a passion for travel and getting off-the-beaten track and enjoying real, cultural experiences.

I try to reflect this in my tours by offering small group, custom tours that avoid the larger tourists traps and instead focus on the fantastic countryside and secret villages of the Cotswolds that the large tours cannot access.

I offer driving tours in my luxury MPV- that are good for up to 7 guests. This allows me to take all the traffic-free country lanes, get off-the-beaten-tracks and get a really good feel of what the cotswolds is all about. During the warmer months I also offer cycling tours- which are a really great way to see the area.

For those not sure on where they would like to visit in the Cotswolds I have a couple of suggested itineraries we can follow or if you tell me the kind of places you would like to visit I can create your own custom tour for you.

It is important to remember that as the tours are private they are fully customisable- any aspect can be changed and you are free to do whatever you want!

I look forward to being your guide and showing you around this amazing area!

Regards

Jamie

A Recent Review of this guide

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!
Laura Pitchford

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Credentials

Private Hire Vehicle Insurance
Private Hire Operators Licence (with Stroud council)
Public Liability Insurance

Restrictions

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.

Guide Requirements for United Kingdom

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Classic Cotswolds Tour

The best of the Cotswolds in one day with a private driver-guide

645 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Classic Cotswolds Tour from Oxford

Driving tour of the North Cotswolds from Oxford

717 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Classic Cotswolds Tour from Bath

Driving Tour of the North Cotswolds from Bath

717 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Castle Combe, Lacock and the South Cotswolds,...

The best of the South Cotswolds in one day with a private driver-guide

645 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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