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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 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.

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CJP COTSWOLD TOURS - BROADWAY

CJP Tours is a family owned business located in Broadway, and is operated by Chris and his wife Ruth, who have two daughters, Charlotte and Hannah. Chris is an advanced driver, and has covered over 'one million miles' during his driving career, so you will be in very safe hands.

CJP Cotswold Tours

Having resided in the Cotswolds for over 40 years, Chris has become very familiar with those 'off the beaton track' locations, which are often missed if not familiar with the area.

Every Tour is 'tailor-made' to ensure we visit the attractions that you would like to see. We are not just restricted to The Cotswolds region, just let Chris know where you would like to visit, and he will endeavour to build each destination into the itinerary for you.

Chris offers a choice of two vehicles, a 2013 Seven seater Mercedes Viano MPV, or 2013 four seater Mercedes E Class Sport. Both vehicles are fully insured for to provide Private Hire tours, and licensed by The Cotswold District Council.

Every tour is extremely relaxed and unrushed, this way we get to stop for strolls around the beautiful Villages and Hamlets, and also have chance to visit the many interesting attractions as we go.

Some of the Villages we can visit are; Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, The Slaughters, Burford, Snowshill and Bibury to name but a few!

Broadway Village - The Jewel of the Cotswolds Hidcote Gardens in the Northern Cotswolds Broughton Castle near Banbury Beautiful Elizabethan Stanway House and Gardens

Please contact Chris and Ruth to discuss your touring itinerary.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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Address Tel Mobile E-mail Web Site
CJP Cotswold Tours
Cleeve, Springfield Lane, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7BT
+44 (0)1386 859444 +44 (0)7787 193334 chrispeake@
cotswold-tours.com
www.cotswold-tours.com 
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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.

DailyTours

Join one of our regular small-groups (maximum eight passengers) daily tours [every day April to October - on request at other times] which take in picturesque villages, historic sites and beautiful countryside.

Personal Tours

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.

Absolute Touring



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"

Cotswolds Scenery A typical enchanting Cotswold house Cotswold Gardens
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Absolute Touring Ltd.
29 Thorncliffe Road,
Oxford OX2 7BA
01865 311255 07771 701285 info@absolutetouring.co.uk www.absolutetouring.co.uk
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Lets Tour England

Rob 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.

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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!

Cotswold Scenery Upper Slaughter

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
+44 (0)1666 505056 800 774 3968 info@
letstourengland.com
www.letstourengland.com
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Fowler Tours

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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.

Ken FowlerI am offering personal tours of the Cotswolds throughout the year in my air conditioned Nissan X Trail 4 x 4 for small groups of up to four adults. For larger groups of family or friends a comfortable minibus can be arranged. 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.

Nissan Tour CarHALF DAY TOURS
Half day tours of the Cotswolds last approximately 5 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. 

LARGER GROUP TOURS
I also offer full day tours for larger family groups or groups of friends. For these tours a suitable minibus can be arranged. Tours can be for single days or for longer periods and can cover the Cotswolds and further afield in the UK should you wish. Prices are on request.

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.

Address Tel Mobile E-mail Web Site
58 Beech Drive, Brackley, NN13 6JH +44 (0)1280 704012 07969 665983 Kenfowler@fowler-tours.co.uk www.fowler-tours.co.uk
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Michael Neilan Cotswold Tours

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!

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Touring the Cotswolds is one of lifes 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.

THE CARS

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.

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Michael Neilan
Shenberrow Hill, Stanton,
Broadway, Worcsestershire
WR12 7NE
01386 584468 michael.neilan1@
btopenworld.com
www.
cotswoldstouringdriverguide
.com
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kook-y –adjective, kook-i-er, kook-i-est. Slang . of, like, or pertaining to a kook; eccentric, strange, or foolish.

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?

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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 chauffer 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.

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Kooky Cotswold Tours 01295 788054 07779 400421 info@kookycotswoldtours.com www.kookycotswoldtours.com
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Cotswold Tour 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, birdsong, 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!

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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!

Turkdean Cotswold Poppies Cotswold village

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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E-mail Web Site
Cotswold Tour Guide.com
20 Springfields, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8EN
01666 505056 800 774 3968 info@
cotswoldtourguide.com
www.
cotswoldtourguide.com
History Tours - Family History - Genealogy : Welcome to Historical Quests

History Tours : Family History : Genealogy : Welcome to Historical Quests

Historical Quest ToursCotswold 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.

Address Tel E-mail Web Site
Historical Quest Tours
90 Armorial Road
Coventry, CV3 6GJ
+44 (0)2476 413300 john@histquest.com www.histquest.com
International Friends Tours

Welcome to International Friends, part of the GTI Travel Group Limited

Guided short breaks to the Cotswolds for overseas and UK visitors.

Oxford, Cotswolds, Bath, Lacock and Stonehenge - 2 days

Guided tour of Oxford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury – described as the most beautiful village in England, Gloucester with its impressive Cathedral which was used in the making of 2 Harry Potter Films, Bath – Guided tour of Bath, visit to beautiful village of Lacock and entrance to Stonehenge included

Small Group Promise - No more than 16 clients per driver/guide.

This tour includes:

  • Guided tour of Oxford
  • Visit to Stow-on-the-Wold - pretty Cotswolds market village
  • Visit Bourton-on-the-Water - with lovely river and village green
  • Visit to Bibury – described as the most beautiful village in England!!!
  • Gloucester Cathedral - used in filming of Harry Potter movies (entry outside control of International Friends)
  • Bath – fully guided tour with a local guide
  • Visit to Lacock
  • Entrance to Stonehenge with audio guided tour
  • Optional evening visit to nearby pub (food/drink extra)
  • Hotel accommodation in twin bedded room with private shower, toilet and TV
    Breakfast at hotel
  • Return travel from your chosen departure location by luxury minibus
  • 100% Financial protection insurance for your payment to us - click here for details

Price for this tour: £159 per person, £30 supplement for single room if required (we can arrange a room share if you want).

Bibury
The Cotswold Village of Bibury
Oxford
The City of Dreaming Spires - Oxford

This is without question the best value tour available to this region, combining the Cotswolds, Bath and Stonehenge over a leisurely 2 days. This tour is driven and guided by a friendly driver  who is very familiar with the area its many back-roads. This means that you will venture off the beaten track to see and enjoy some of the area's most beautiful places. Your transport for this tour is in a spacious luxury 16 seat minibus with large windows and the ability to travel down some the narrow lanes which are not normally used by large coaches. We promise you a first-class experience and memories that you will treasure for many years!

Address Tel E-mail Web Site

International Friends LtdHead Office
Unit C Ronald Rolph Court, Wadloes Road
Cambridge CB5 8PX

+44 (0)2476 413300 info@internationalfriends.co.uk www.internationalfriends.co.uk
Tour Gems Cotswold Tours

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!

See our Facebook Page at - www.facebook.com/tourgems.

See reviews of our service on - tripadvisor.

The day is yours to enjoy - after all, it's your holiday. So why not give me a try?
I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Address Mobile E-mail Web Site
Tour Gems
40 Melville, Bourton-on-the-Water,
Gloucestershire, England, GL54 2EU
07939 529414 genny@tourgems.com www.tourgems.com
Pegasus Cotswold Tours

Bill FergusonHello, I am Bill and I operate Pegasus Chauffeur Services which offers a stress free service in a top of the range 2012 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.

Mercedes CarFully 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.

Address Tel Mob E-mail Web Site
31 Church Street,
Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8JG
01666 500446 07919
873941
pegasuschauffeurs
@btinternet.com
www.pegasuschauffeurs.co.uk
Honeypot Cottages ...Honeypot Cottages offer a delightful selection of holiday cottages in and around the North Cotswolds market town of Chipping Campden, Broadway and surrounding villages....

www.honeypotcottages.co.uk | 01386 841714
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