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Classic Cotswolds Private Tour

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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  • 7 hours
  • Oxford
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This private tour of the Cotswolds takes in the best of the North Cotswolds stopping at many of the places you would wish to see if you only have one day in the area. Leave all the planning to us and tour the area with a local driver-guide in and executive vehicle.

We use quiet country lanes and pass through stunning countryside and off-the-beaten track Cotswold villages. On a typical tour you will visit towns such as Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water as well as less touristed spots such as Snowshill and Upper and Lower Slaughter.

There is the option to visit one of the many gardens or manor houses in the area and to take a lunch in a traditional pub or afternoon tea in a tearoom. All tours are private and full bespoke so we are happy to tailor the day to suit your individual needs or preferences.

Beat the crowds and enjoy the beauty of the Cotswolds on a private tour.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Moreton-in-Marsh, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds, England

We can collect you from Moreton-in-Marsh train station or from your hotel anywhere in the north Cotswolds area (between Cirencester and Chipping Campden)

Pass By: Blockley, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds, England

Drive through the beautiful villages of Blockley (where Farther Brown is filmed) and Broad Campden, famous for its array of thatched cottages.

Stop At: Chipping Campden, Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, England

Visit the medieval market town of Chipping Campden and explore the wool church and ancient market hall

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Snowshill, Snowshill, Cotswolds, England

Visit the quiet and untrusted village of Snowshill. Famous for its Manor House and the nearby lavender farm

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Broadway, Broadway, Cotswolds, England

Beautiful old coaching town with long sweeping high street, stunning architecture and fine array of shops and eateries. Lunch is usually taken here.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Broadway Tower, Middle Hill, Broadway WR12 7LB England

The highest point in the Cotswolds offering stunning views of the Cotswold hills. Option to climb to top of the tower.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lower Slaughter, Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds, England

Stunning pair of villages collectively known as the 'Slaughters'- usually quiet as larger tour busses are not allowed access

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

The 'Venice of the Cotswolds'- picturesque riverside village

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, England

Ancient wool market town and also site of the last battle in the English civil war

Duration: 30 minutes

  • 7 hour private tour of the North Cotswolds
  • Full control over itinerary and route
  • Knowledgeable local driver-guide
  • Luxury executive style vehicle
  • Pickup/drop-off within the North Cotswolds

  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Food or refreshments costs
  • Gratuities
  • Pick up outside the North Cotswolds
  • Please advise the local provider of the preferred pick up and drop off points.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

1: Moreton-in-Marsh GL56, UK
2: Cotswolds, UK
3: Chipping Campden, UK
4: Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham GL54, UK
5: Cirencester GL7, UK
6: Broadway, UK
7: Stow-on-the-Wold GL54, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up anywhere in the North Cotswolds (between Cirencester and Chipping Campden) or at a local train station such as Moreton-in-Marsh or Kemble for those coming in by train from London or outside the area

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


7 hours

User's Reviews


07 Aug, 2023

This trip to the Cotswolds was on my wife's bucket list for her 60th birthday! We arranged an 8-person tour for our family ranging in age from 7 through 65. We discovered Jamie, who had an outstanding way of communicating with us, and assured us our trip was perfect. We took the train from London's Paddington Station and arrived in Moreton-in-Marsh at about 10:00 am on what turned out to be a heavenly day. Jamie promptly escorted us to the local market where we could refresh and grab some snacks for the excursion. We ventured across Batsford, Broad Camden, and Chipping Camden where we saw a mixture of thatch-roofed houses and grand estates and toured the Tower at Broadway - the viewing tower is the highest point in the Cotswolds offering wonderful panoramic views! We stopped at a local lavender field where the blooms were just starting to open. We made our way to Snowshill where there were stately homes, quaint cottages, a lovely country pub that dates back to 1865, and St. Barnabas Church - constructed about 1850. We stopped for lunch at the Swan Inn, a lovely spot in the village of Broadway which dates back to the 1500's as a stage coach stop. Jamie inspired our lunch and shared some insights about the village and we then spent some time leisurely strolling about High Street stopping in the many shops. Off to Upper Slaughter where we happened upon some locals who were enjoying a cooling dip in the River Eye which travels through Lower Slaughter. Both the Upper and Lower Slaughter are quaint villages with beautiful touches of history. Jamie provided wonderful insight on the area and we were able to get to know him and a bit about his family a little better. On to Bourton-on-the-Water where we enjoyed some ice cream and shopping along a village that straddles the River Windrush with its five arched-stone bridges. The buildings and structures have an amazing honey-colored stone hue in their architecture. From there it was a short drive to Stow-on-the-Wold where we strolled through the small market town and spotted the oldest English inn - The Porch House from A.D. 946. We even visited St. Edward's Church where two ancient yew trees stand at attention at the church doors which is said to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings! Jamie was an empathic man who shared what he loved - the quintessential Cotswolds! We relished the seven hours of exploring the Cotswolds with him as our shepherd as he guided us through a thousand years of wonders. My family LOVED every moment of that day. Enjoy the private tour of Cotswolds Adventures!!!


25 May, 2023

We met our guide, Mike, at Morton-in-Marsh train station and he spent the day showing us the villages we requested and some that he thought we’d like. It rained pretty bad at Stow-on-the-Wold so we couldn’t get out and walk around but Mike took us to a nearby old church instead which was great! Definitely worth it if you have a day free. Easy train ride from London. Would do it again for sure.


11 May, 2023

Fantastic service, well kept car. Was very knowledgeable of the area and accommodating to requests to make a very memorable experience! Would definitely recommend.


18 Apr, 2023

We had a wonderful time exploring Cotswolds with Mike .We drove through many of the villages and stopped over at a couple of them like Chipping Camden, Burton on the water, and Broadway tower and Broadway along with one of the smaller village near by. Mike was flexible and gave us more time at stopover when asked. Cotswolds was really beautiful and loved having an informative guide with us. It also avoided us from getting our own car and driving down and finding parking etc especially as we hit the area during an Easter weekend. My only feedback would be it would be nice to fix a few places and spend more time in those 2-3 villages. But I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a private experience of Cotswolds.

Daniel W

25 Mar, 2023

I booked this tour my proposal and could not be happier with how it went! The day started with Jamie picking us up from Cheltenham Spa train station and driving us to Broadway. It was a quaint town and Jamie shared lots of knowledge along the way as well as making us feel comfortable. We then went through Snowshill and then to Broadway Tower where Jamie was more than happy to take photos for us on such a special occasion. He gave us lots of suggestions for picturesque places to have photos taken and we were spoilt for choice in this area. We finished the day in The Slaughters and Bourton-on-the-Water and it was nice to have a look around the towns and take in the sights and fresh air. Jamie was an amazing tour guide with a high level of knowledge about the areas. The day had a nice balance of being driven as well as us walking around which Jamie was able to tailor to depending on what we wanted to get from the day. I highly recommend this tour (which can be made bespoke as I had it) and I would love to visit the other side of Cotswolds at some point.

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Our Wonderful Day in the Cotswolds


Great private tour!


A great day out in a beautiful area of England with an expert driver.


Charming Day in the Cotswolds


Best tour of our two week vacation


Best city escape


Wonderful start to our Cotswold trip.


A great private tour


Eine wunderbare Entdeckungsfahrt




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