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    The Famous North Cotswolds Full Day Driver Guided Tour

    • Free cancellation
    • Driver-guide and luxury MPV
    • Cotswolds start and finish

    Enter code 50OFF for £50 off this tour
    from 15th July to 31st Aug 2024

    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 – known as 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.

    Departure & Return Location

    • Tour starts and finishes anywhere in the North Cotswolds (the region between Chipping Campden and Bibury)
    • If you require pick up or drop off outside of North Cotswolds, (eg London or Oxford) you can request when booking
    • Central London to the Cotswolds is about 2 hours by car or 95 minutes by train
    • Hotel pick up: Meet the guide at the front/lobby of your hotel accommodation five minutes before tour start-time

    Price Includes

    • Driver-guide and executive-type vehicle

    Price Excludes

    • Entry fee to any attractions you choose to visit
    • Lunch

    Important Information

    • Our full-day tours last approximately 8 hours in the Cotswolds
    • Our tour covers the North Cotswolds i.e. Chipping Campden to Bibury
    • Mileage fees are incurred for journeys outside of the North Cotswolds
    • Start and finish point - not sure or need advice? Call or e-mail us

    Cancellation & Payment Terms

    • Full payment is due at the time of booking
    • Full refund up to two weeks before
    • 50% refund when cancelled 7-14 days before the tour
    • No refund if cancelled less than a week before the tour
    Tell Me More...

    Gaze from a hill in the North Cotswolds and you’ll find a spectacular view that’s little changed with the passing centuries. Over those rolling slopes, you’ll spy cattle grazing on grasslands dotted with wild orchids, the spires of quaint village churches, sloping lichen-covered cottage roofs, and clear, cool streams where ducks dabble and trout splash. Underneath that earth lies rich Cotswold limestone, so beautiful it was used in the building of St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament.

    Our tour, led by a knowledgeable local driver-guide, meanders through some of the Cotswolds’ most iconic spots. Chipping Campden was once the home of medieval sheep barons, who used their wealth to build marvels such as 14th century Grevel’s House and St James’ Church, considered by many to be the finest wool church in the region. Teetering Snowshill atop the Cotswold escarpment, unspoilt Winchcombe, historic Stow-on-the-Wold, and Bourton-on-the-Water – the Venice of the Cotswolds – are some of the prettiest settlements you’ll see; but none are more prized than glorious Upper and Lower Slaughter, which attract visitors from all over the world to wander along secluded pathways by the side of the babbling River Eye.

    Unsophisticated as these villages are, they’re known for attracting celebrities past and present. Rock stars, supermodels and fashion designers are among those who’ve bought manors in the area in recent years. But that’s not a new phenomenon. Broadway is still full of galleries, a throwback to the 19th century when painters such as the American Francis Davis Millet fell in love with its wide main street and quaint tranquillity. While Broadway Tower was once lived in by Pre-Raphaelite William Morris; you can see 13 counties from this, the “highest little castle in the Cotswolds”.

    This area is also prized for its outstanding gardens. Hidcote Manor, an Arts and Crafts masterpiece, is one of the finest of its kind in the world; while Kiftsgate boasts England’s largest rose.

    Additional Experiences Just for You

    We also have a curated selection of experiences you might enjoy during the tour:
    • Batsford Arboretum visit
    • Cotswold Distillery tour
    • Brewery tour
    • Falconry experience
    • Sudeley Castle
    • Afternoon tea
    • Foraging tour

    Please read our North Cotswolds’ itinerary, ideal for first-time visitors.

    Note: route can be arranged to fit with any start and finish point eg a Cheltenham hotel, or Moreton-in-Marsh train station etc.

    • Start: Your hotel, train station etc
    • Chipping Campden
    • Hidcote Manor Garden/Kiftsgate (optional)
    • Broadway Tower
    • Snowshill
    • Broadway
    • Winchcombe
    • Sudeley Castle (optional)
    • Upper and Lower Slaughter
    • Bibury
    • Bourton-on-the-Water
    • Stow-on-the-Wold
    • Finish: You hotel, train station etc

    During this tour, we’ll also be venturing off the beaten track to view some of the lesser-known gems – tiny hamlets and secluded manors – at the heart of this rural idyll.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are your payment terms?

    Full payment is due at the time of booking.

    What if I need to cancel the tour?

    These are the cancelation fees. For more information, please read the booking terms and Conditions.

    Period before arrival date within which notification is received Cancellation Charge
    2 weeks or more Full refund
    7 to 14 days 50% of tour price
    7 days or less  100% of tour price

    What Time Will The Tour Start?

    Our Tours usually start at 9:30 am, but whatever time suits you.

    How Long Is A Tour?

    A full day tour is 7 to 8 hours. A half day tour is four hours.

    What Type Of Vehicle Will We Be Travelling In?

    You’ll be touring in an executive-type vehicle, ensuring comfort and luxury throughout your journey.

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