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Our favourite Cotswold tours and some frequently asked questions

If you’re visiting London from The United States, Australia or anywhere else in the world, the Cotswolds is a perfect excursion destination. Discover stunning countryside right alongside traditionally quaint English villages in just a day (or maybe two!) It’s like stepping back in time…

We currently have a fabulous offer on selected one-day and two-day tours; up to £100 off tours taking place between July 15 and August 31 this year. Here are the tours we’ve selected:

North Cotswolds tour

It’s as if the sun itself pours out of the golden stone of the North Cotswolds, from the curved terraces of Chipping Campden’s High Street – the most perfect in England – to the sweetest of rose-clad cottages clustered around age-old village greens. This is the countryside of picture books brought to breath-taking life.

The North Cotswolds Tour is an eight-hour trip, taking in spectacular views, medieval buildings and babbling rivers.

South Cotswolds tour

Explore the region’s lesser-known gems. We take you to the Cotswolds’ hidden corners which visitors often miss; the places the locals love. Nestled amongst these lesser-trodden southerly valleys are towns such as Tetbury, home to King Charles; Cirencester, once Princess Diana’s favourite shopping destination and Castle Combe, a village so heart-stoppingly beautiful, it’s almost impossible to believe it’s not a film set.

Visit the South Cotswolds in one day and discover the off beat Cotswolds.

North & South Cotswolds tour

Imagine an idyllic country scene: golden cottages with pink roses round the door, cascading streams, mossy grass grazed by lazy cattle, undulating hills, and views that disappear into the unthinkable distance… You’ve already pictured the Cotswolds! There’s the famous North, full of honey-coloured buildings, wide valleys and elegant market towns. But don’t miss out on the lesser-known South, the quieter, shyer cousin, with its hidden valleys and quirky character. Both offer the quintessential countryside that characterises the Cotswolds, England’s largest National Landscape (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

Immerse yourself in the Cotswolds with impeccable 5-star accommodation and Michelin star restaurants.

Cotswold tour FAQs

How long does it take to get the Cotswolds from London?

If you’re travelling to the Cotswolds from London, expect the train journey to be around 2 hours to the north, or if you’re going to the south, it takes around an hour.

However, if you ask our chauffeur to collect you from London, the drive between central London and the Cotswolds is around two, to two and half hours, depending on where you are visiting first. For example, Blenheim Palace is on the edge of the Cotswolds and is a must-see attraction just an hour and a half from Paddington by chauffeur-driven car.

How much spending money do I need?

Factoring in train tickets, entry to attractions such as gardens, steam railways or historic buildings, overnight accommodation and meals, as well as souvenir shopping you may consider a budget of £100-£150 ($190) per person.

Do the shops accept Amex?

Most shops accept cash, MasterCard and Visa. Only a few accept American Express.

What can we see in the museums in the Cotswolds?

There are 30 plus museums in the Cotswolds, from grand houses such as Blenheim Palace to art galleries and local trade museums showcasing the history of blanket making for example. You can learn about the wars, the families and the architecture. Let us know your interests and we can create the perfect tour.

How long does it take to plan a Cotswold tour?

If your holiday is already booked to England and you’d like to include a tour of the Cotswolds, we will need at least one week’s notice so we can ensure your driver guide is available, and curation of attractions is seamless.

Are there any airports in the Cotswolds?

There are small airports dotted across the Cotswolds, but most are not used for public civilian transport. The closest airport is Bristol Airport. The majority of our US visitors fly into London.

If you have a private aircraft, you can request landing at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire.

Are you ready to make a saving on your idyllic Cotswold tour? If like us, you like to speak to real people with real-life experiences of the Cotswolds, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone.

If you’d prefer to communicate in writing, send us an email and we’ll get right back to you.

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