Cotswold Tours provided by Chauffeur Driven Car - the ultimate
way to tour the Cotswolds
One of the best ways to explore the Cotswolds is by Private Car Hire taking advantage of the intimate knowledge of the driver to give you the best touring experience available.
The Cotswold region is full of hidden charm and idiosyncrasy that only an experienced and knowledgeable driver will be able to deliver the best tour experience to give you those unforgettable memories of this truly remarkable region of the UK where time has stood still for 300 years.
You will be collected from your hotel and shown a wealth of beautiful sights in this very special part of England, in comfort and at your own pace. To see ancient villages, medieval churches, Manor houses, wonderful gardens and the enchanting Cotswold countryside. You will then return you to your Hotel at the end of the tour. You will not be part of a group with set times frames and routes.
You can also be collected from your airport/seaport/train station, have tour itineraries tailor made, your accommodation arranged and be returned at the end of your stay in the Cotswolds.
A Cotswolds Packaged Tour by coach or mini-bus is a wonderful way of having companionship and sharing your tour holiday with others.
The Cotswolds area is large, taking in parts of six English Counties, and stuffed full of glorious gardens, stately homes and castles, and 'chocolate box' villages around every corner. We recommend at least a minimum of a three day tour but you could easily spend two weeks and more savouring this unique region.
Below we recommend the Driver Guided Touring Companies that will offer you Chauffeur Driven Car Hire services to give you a relaxing and rewarding holiday vacation. Most of the companies listed also provide similar services for Cotswold weddings, events and business or just airport collections.
CJP COTSWOLD TOURS
CJP Cotswold Tours is a family owned business, and was established in 2003. The business is operated by Chris and his wife Ruth, who have two daughters, Charlotte and Hannah.
Chris and his team of three excellent Tour Guides are very experienced, fully licensed by The Cotswold District Council, and will ensure you enjoy the best possible experience of the region!
Having resided in the Cotswolds for over 45 years, we are very familiar with those 'off the beaten track' locations, which are often missed when visiting the area.
Every tour is 'individually designed' to ensure we visit the attractions that you would like to see. We are not restricted to The Cotswolds region, so just let us know where you would like to go, and we will endeavour to build an exciting itinerary for you.
We offer a choice of three vehicles, a 2015 (7 seats) Mercedes Viano MPV, 2015 VW Touareg R Line (4 seats) and a 2017 Audi A6 S Line (4 seats), all fully insured and licensed to provide Private Hire tours by The Cotswold District Council.
Every tour is very ‘relaxed' and ‘unrushed', with time to stop for those important 'photo opportunities', and perhaps take a stroll around some of the beautiful locations that we visit.
Some of the Villages we visit will include; Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, The Slaughters, Burford, Snowshill and Bibury to name but a few!
Please contact Chris and Ruth to discuss your touring itinerary.
For the discerning traveller, seeking a ‘premium product’, Absolute Touring offers tours from Oxford of the Cotswolds, Bath, Stonehenge and Stratford - indeed anywhere else you wish to see - in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, friendly chauffeur guides.
Join one of our small-group full-day tours which run on request taking in picturesque villages, historic sites and beautiful countryside.
Ask us about arranging a personal tour - tailor-made to your particular interest. Feel
free to stop where and when you wish. Change the route as you go, if you wish: just
like driving your own car, but with your own guide.
Visit our interactive map for a selection of possible tour destinations: the Cotswolds – and many other places too.
Travelling to Oxford?
We will be pleased to collect you from any airport, hotel or other venue in the
UK, to bring you to Oxford to join one of our tours – just ask us.
Local knowledge and a thoroughly personal service are the key to our success.
We pride ourselves on making sure clients have a memorable day with us.
"We deliberately pitch to the upper end of the market. We want to take people who are really
interested, and who will enjoy the interaction of having their own personal guide"
Tour the beautiful Cotswolds with a local Driver / Guide who can't wait to
enthuse you in his passion for the area!
The Cotswolds are a scenic area with gorgeous villages, picturesque market towns. Wonderful vistas, quiet woodland, bird song, open meadows, babbling brooks, stone houses, thatched cottages.....the list is endless. Smell it, hear it, see it and feel it…..this is the real England outside of London!
I’ll tailor the tour to your particular interests be they antiques shopping, formal gardens, manor houses, photography, countryside walks or just leave it to me and I’ll show what I consider to be the best sights to see. And we can punctuate the day with coffee stops, a pub lunch and / or cream tea, if you wish!
We can offer both day tours and extended tours of the Cotswolds and the wider area in a comfortable Van with eight seats. Check my website or call / email for more information.
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Cotswold Tour Guide.com
20 Springfields, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8EN
My name is Ken Fowler and I was born and educated in the Cotswolds in the heart of England. I am passionate about my heritage and love to share it with visitors and friends. My family go back hundreds of years in this part of the world.
I am offering personal tours of the Cotswolds throughout the year in my air conditioned
VW Sharan for small groups of up to six adults.
I also offer longer tours of the United Kingdom. All my personal tours allow you to create an itinerary to meet your individual wishes. You can therefore stop whenever and wherever you wish, move on when you are ready, and dwell a little longer perhaps if something particularly interests you. I am completely flexible and will be there to act as your guide and friend. I offer an exclusive and personal service for discerning customers who are looking for a special experience.
FULL DAY TOURS
My tours are designed around your particular interests and I will of course advise you how to ensure you get a real flavour of the Cotswolds. Tours are therefore entirely personal to you and no two tours are ever the same. Tours can be for single days or for longer periods.
HALF DAY TOURS
Half day tours of the Cotswolds last approximately 6 hours. The exact start and finish times will be agreed to suit your needs. Short notice enquiries are always welcome. Half day tours operate during winter months only.
LONGER TOURS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
I also offer longer tours of the UK. As an example recent longer tours have included the Cotswolds, Oxford, the Lake District, York, the Yorkshire Dales, Devon and Cornwall. However, all parts of the UK can be included. Tours are specifically designed around your particular interests and I will of course work with you to create an itinerary which meets your needs.
Read what others think about my tours on
the testimonials tab of my website.
Tour the Cotswolds with Michael and live for a while in the
timeless land of stream & stone!
The Cotswolds hills are quintessentially English. There is nowhere else in England where landscape and architecture harmonise so perfectly. Cottages, Farms, Manor Houses & Churches all built from the local oolitic limestone seem to have literally grown up out of the ground. They seem to glimmer golden with the lost sunlight of centuries and the overall effect is that of a magical domain lost in its own timescale. Indeed the wonderful illusion is that time really has forgotten the Glorious Cotswolds and left the area preserved as in a dream of a bygone age. It is an Artist's and Photographer's paradise. There is a magical "Brigadoon" effect!
*Tour the Cotswolds
*With your own Cotswolds Driver-Guide
Touring the Cotswolds is one of life's rare and unique pleasures. To do so at your own pace and at a time that suits you escorted by an historically knowledgeable Cotswolds Touring Driver Guide will enhance dramatically your enjoyment of this famous domain.
Chrysler Grand Voyager
Touring the Cotswolds is best experienced in our Chrysler Grand Voyager which has comfortable leather seating for up to 6 guests not including your driver-guide Michael. The vehicle is spacious, luxurious air conditioned barouche that is somewhat higher riding than an ordinary car and has large and clear windows that afford greater enjoyment of the spectacular scenes we shall savour.
On certain occasions there is available a BMW 530 Station Wagon sedan. Both cars have extensive luggage carrying capabilities.
Shenberrow Hill, Stanton,
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At Kooky Cotswold Tours we make sure you see the best of what´s on offer – plus a little bit of what you never knew existed. The Cotswolds are all about honey coloured villages, cream teas and grandiose manors, but what about the underbelly? The people behind the scenery? What is off the beaten track?
Kooky Cotswold Tours is owned and operated by Lee & Emma, two travel nuts who after many years travelling the globe returned to the Cotswolds, which is where they call home. We combined our love of travel with the beauty of the Cotswolds, threw in our way of touring based on our own experiences and the result is Kooky Cotswold Tours!
At Kooky Cotswold Tours we ensure you see everything the Cotswolds is renowned for – plus a little bit of what you never knew existed. Most visitors expect to see honey coloured villages and grandiose manors surrounded by beautiful countryside, and these are plenty. But there is so much more to be seen if you venture a little deeper. You’ll be charmed by what we’ll find.
Let us take you down hidden lanes and back roads in your own chauffeur driven luxury transport to places where large buses and tour groups can’t go! We use a brand new Volkswagen Transporter – a luxury eight seater with plenty of luggage space. The vehicle is air conditioned and the elevated seating position means you get better viewing above those hedgerows!
We create relaxed and unhurried tours for up to eight people to suit any taste and are not restricted to the Cotswolds. We can pick you up and drop you off from any location at the beginning and end of your time with us.
Little has three competing passions; photography, motorcycling and the Cotswolds! Coming
in a close fourth is to be able to share his love and knowledge of the area where
he indulges those passions, with visitors.
A tour with Rob will give you a taste for the beautiful Cotswold hills - rolling
green countryside broken only by lines of “dry stone” stone walls, quaint
villages, stone houses, thatched cottages, country homes, formal gardens and narrow
winding roads - the "real" England outside of London.
Although Rob’s private tours extend across the United Kingdom and Western
Europe, his home is in Tetbury, “Gateway to the Southern Cotswolds”. Tetbury
is renowned for being the town close to Prince Charles’ home at Highgrove and
is famous for its High Street full of antiques stores.
Travel is supremely comfortable in a large luxury fully air-conditioned Van with
leather seats and privacy glass - elevated so you can see over the hedges and walls!
Tours are designed for each Customer based on their individual wishes and dreams – ancient churches, gentle countryside walks, photography, castles, Shakespeare’s country, formal gardens, country pubs – even Harry Potter film sets! You can be assured your tour will be delightfully memorable and filled with historical insight and lots of local colour.
Your group can be collected and dropped off at the airport, your hotel, a seaport or at a railway station.
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Lets Tour England
20 Springfields, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8EN
Cotswolds Adventures offer two types of Cotswolds tours. We run deluxe private chauffeur driven tours whereby a group of up to 7 customers can enjoy their places of interest in the Cotswolds, at their own pace, in the luxury of a chauffeur-driven vehicle with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. You are free to follow one of our suggested routes or we can create your own tailor-made Cotswolds Adventure. We also run small group guided cycling tours which get you off the beaten track and follow a circular route through some of the best Cotswolds villages and countryside. With all our tours you can take a private tour with your own group of family or friends or join a scheduled group tour.
Our tours can cover all the major attractions in the Cotswolds: Bibury, Castle Combe, Lacock, Chipping Campden, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway Tower, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford. As we offer smaller tours we can also visit some of the smaller, prettier, off-the-beaten track villages and areas that are inaccessible to the larger coach tours: The Slaughters, The Barringtons, The Rissington's, Stanton, Stanway, Blockley, Snowshill, Guiting Power. These Cotswolds Tours can be taken individually as a single day trip or combined into multi-day packages with or without accommodation. Cotswolds Adventures can also arrange pickups from airports, train stations and hotels both in and out of the Cotswolds region with our tours making perfect day trips from London
A memorable day tour of Cotswold villages that uniquely includes an invitation into this private home for morning coffee, buffet lunch and a traditional cream tea served inside Secret Cottage.
Every day throughout the Year. A six hour guided day tour of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire north Cotswold villages, combined with intervals at our 500 year old private thatched cottage.
A great day train trip from London - Paddington.
We collect you from Moreton-in-Marsh Railway Station
Traditional English Cream Tea
Totally One-Off Experience in the Cotswolds
Becky the tour guide drives a minibus to outstanding hidden villages that are inaccessible by public transport. The unspoilt villages that she has carefully selected are made up of thatched cottages, clipped lawns and dusty lanes, which perfectly illustrate what life was like in the 16th century. Having lived in the area for twenty five years, her local knowledge is invaluable to visitors.
What gave Becky the idea for starting the tour was that every tourist yearns to see inside these cottages and to see how the English conduct their daily lives. . Suddenly she thought....“I live in a pretty thatched cottage and I’d love to show people what I experience every day”.
Becky’s home is called ‘Secret Cottage’ and is quintessentially perfect for guests to explore and experience how the English live in the Cotswolds. Inside everything is old and quaint, there are three inglenook fireplaces which are open log fires used to heat the cottage, the winding stairs and floors are made from original elm planks and the heavily beamed listed cottage is nearly 500 years old!
During the tour of villages, Becky periodically returns to Secret Cottage to serve morning coffee and pastries, a buffet lunch and in the afternoon you can see the scones being baked in the Aga, which are essential for the traditional English Cotswold cream tea.
The 6 hour tour costs £95 per person and includes food & drink served inside our 16th century cottage
Hello, I am Bill and I operate Pegasus Chauffeur Services which offers a stress free service in a top of the range 2015 MERCEDES saloon with leather seats and air conditioning.
Come with me on a Cotswold Tour and take in the splendour of the rolling landscape and the quaint villages and towns. I now live in Tetbury which is in the south of the region but I have also lived in the north near Stratford- on- Avon,and so I know the Cotswold area intimately and can take you off the "beaten track". Our location is well placed to be able to take you to any part of this beautiful region on a days' tour or longer. If you prefer it can be for only part of a day. Whatever you choose the tour can include pick up from your hotel and a free paid visit to any one of the many attractions to be found in the area.
Fully licensed by Cotswold District Council you can be confident that we are fully insured and meet all criteria for a safe and reliable service.
We offer Guided Cotswold Tours at competitive rates which include PAID entrance fees to most National Trust properties and some other tourist sites in the area.
Major Cotswold attractions include Abbeys and Monasteries, Castles, Cathedrals, Historic houses and gardens. There are also prehistoric parts of the Cotswolds that are worth visiting as well as nearby Stonehenge.
Please visit our website to see some examples of our Cotswold Tours. Or make out your own itinerary to tour the Cotswolds and we will be pleased to drive you based on £40 per hour or £315 for a full days' tour lasting 8/9 hours.
31 Church Street,
Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8JG
History Tours : Family History : Genealogy : Welcome to Historical Quests
Cotswold Tours by Rolls-Royce!
Do something different on your trip to England - tour with me and my very special car. I'm a former history teacher and High School Principal.
History is my passion, and I specialise in tours with a historical slant. My car is a piece of history in its own right - a 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit.
Join me and my 'Roller' on a tour lasting for as short a time as half a day, or as long as a week, seeing the best-known (or sometimes best-hidden!) parts of the Cotswolds. Every trip is individual and tailor-made to your interests and preferences - or you can simply sit back and let me show you my favourite parts of this beautiful area.
Rolls-Royce is an international byword for quality and excellence. I can offer a quality experience for up to four people, in the Cotswolds or anywhere in the UK. Every tour I do is different because every guest is different, and every tour I do is a voyage of discovery for me as well as for them.
Check out my website or or contact me direct to find out if a historical quest is the adventure you are looking for.
Welcome to Tour Gems operated by Genny Stallabrass
Come with me on a journey of discovery through the area I grew up in and know so well. Travel in the comfort of my air-conditioned 'people-carrier' and get good views over the hedges and walls, not to mention the other cars on the road! I carry a maximum of six people, so you can be assured of plenty of personal attention.
Choose a fixed tour at a fixed price, or let me work one out for you to include all the places you would like to see (within reason), where I charge an hourly rate - contact me for a quote. Or maybe you haven't got a whole day but would still like to see something. No problem - I can work out a shorter tour.
My fixed tours have been worked out to include a bit of everything, so you will see the loveliest villages and plenty of gorgeous scenery; green fields crisscrossed with dry stone walls, clear trout streams, wooded valleys and so much more. And then there are the superb views from the Cotswold Edge, among the best in England. Because I know the area so well I can take you along all the little back roads that lead to the less well known and often more beautiful small villages. It is in these peaceful places that the true essence of the Cotswolds lies.
My tours are relaxed, with plenty of time to see everything. I will stop at your request whenever possible so that you can take photographs; believe me, I know how frustrating it can be to see that perfect picture flashing by the car window! Also, I will not herd you around like cattle and give you no time to enjoy yourselves, and if the weather is bad, I can vary the tours - there's no point going to a great view point if the hills are covered in mist!
Cotswold Touring and Chauffeur Private Hire Services
Discover the very best of the Cotswolds...
My name is Ian Henry and I have lived in the beautiful Cotswolds for over 20 years.
My tours can be altered according to your interests, however wherever possible I will take you to places off the beaten track. My personal tours allow you to stop wherever you want and you are then able to linger a while longer if something is of particular interest.
Cotswold Tours offer a personal private executive travel service including Airport Transfers.
Full Day Tours of 7 hours available April to September
Short Day Tours of 5 hours available October to March
A minimun of two people for a tour is required. The maximum is six people and for larger tours a people carrier is used.
Tours can be taylored to suite your individual requirements and can take familes with chidren.
Cotswold Tours is fully insured for tour guiding and licenced for Private Hire. The vehicles are officially checked annually. The normal touring vehicle for smaller groups is an executive BMW car.
Prices exclude any refreshments, train fares or any entrance charges.
Should you require collection / return to a location outside the Cotswolds area then a small charge for transportation will apply.
See our website for full touring information and suggested Touring Itineraries
Hello my name is Polly. My fantastic team and I run a day tour of picturesque hidden Cotswold villages. Whether you’re looking for a great day trip from London, are staying here on holiday or are a local who wants to explore more of the area, our Cotswolds Mystery Tour will exceed your expectations.
Having lived in the Cotswolds all my life I’m passionate about showing people around this area of outstanding natural beauty. I know that tourists love to be treated like a local and are curious about how the English conduct their daily lives which is why I created this incredibly special Cotswolds Mystery Tour.
We collect you from Moreton-in-Marsh Railway Station
A typical Cotswold ancient village
Operating every day throughout the year
You won’t miss anything in this unspoilt part of England because we’re here to take you on a unique and memorable day through charming little villages that are unknown to most tourists, because they are completely off the beaten track.
Each tour is unique because of the different seasons and is guaranteed to please you. Who knows what you will experience? We drive through private estates, where you’ll see glorious parkland and the most magnificent houses. So on the day of your tour, you may take a private detour that is inaccessible to the public or hold the key to a very special 13th century building. It’s all part of the mystery you’ll never forget.
During your tour of the Cotswolds, we’ll make sure that you don’t go hungry! We’ve selected two places in the North Cotswolds for you to eat and drink at. You’ll enjoy morning tea or coffee and pastries at a village cafe. At 1:30pm we’ll stop at an historical 16th century pub for a lunch costing £7. In the afternoon you’ll have time for some souvenir shopping in a famous town.
Please note: Unlike our sister company Secret Cottage Tour the price of the Cotswolds Mystery Tour does NOT INCLUDE food and drink; neither do we visit Secret Cottage during the day. The tour route is completely different.
We operate with a seven seater Mercedes minibus. This means you’ll see so much of this unspoiled historic area without feeling rushed and it makes the ideal day out for solo travellers, couples or small groups. We know the best places to stop so you can take those all-important memorable photographs – without tourists in the background! Even if just one seat is booked we still run the tour on that day.
The pickup point is the ticket office of Moreton-in-Marsh railway station – we do not pick up or drop off anywhere else. Many arrive by train from Oxford or London-Paddington in time for the tour which starts at 10.00 and ends at 16.20.
The cost is £75 for the day, which does not include food and drink