Tours, Group Travel & Itineraries

Using a tour operator is a great way to get around the Cotswolds if you are not familiar with the area. Tour guides will often know about those fantastic places that you would not find without local knowledge.

Tours can be tailored to your individual itineraries, ensure your accommodation is arranged and drop you back at your base, airport or train station when you require.

Walking tours in the Cotswolds ensure that you see the best of the local countryside, with an expert guide who can explain the area's attractions and history. With over 100 miles of walking trails, you can choose from just a few hours walking to a trip that takes you along the entire length of the Cotswold Way. Exploring the Cotswolds on foot is also an excellent way to work up an appetite for one of our delicious cream teas!

Cotswold Tours & Walking Tours Operators

 Anne Bartlett - The Gloucestershire Tour Guide
Anne Bartlett is a specialist Blue Badge Tourist Guide for Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Royal Windsor, Malvern and Stratford-upon-Avon, or Shakespeare's Country as it is often known. There is so much to see in the Heart of England - medieval villages, magnificent cathedrals, towering castles, breathtaking monuments, refreshing gardens and much, much more - all waiting for you to discover. Guided tours can be either walking tours around towns and villages or as coach tours around the Cotswold region. Telephone 01242 584691 quoting


Secret Cottage Guided Tour

A six hour day tour of Cotswold villages in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire that includes an invitation into our private home for morning coffee and pastries, a buffet lunch and a traditional cream tea served inside Secret Cottage. Becky the tour guide drives a 7-seater 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. Most visitors arrive by train at Moreton-in-Marsh railway station from Oxford or London-Paddington in time for the tour which starts at 10.15 and ends at 16.30. The cost is £85, including all food and drink served at Secret Cottage. For further details, please see or call Robin on +44 (0) 1608 674700, or email, quoting

British Tours Ltd
British Tours Ltd offers personal day tours from London to the Cotswolds by car and minibus with expert guides. Britain’s longest-established personal tour operator since 1958. British Tours Ltd offers personal day tours from London to the Cotswolds and extended private tours of England, Scotland and Wales by car or private minibus. Tours are available in foreign languages too. Pick up and drop off from any central London hotel. Telephone: 0207 038 0688 quoting


Cotswolds Adventures 

Cotswolds Adventures offer two types of Cotswolds tours. We run deluxe private chauffeur driven tours for groups of up to 6 customers to enjoy places of interest in the Cotswolds, at their own pace, in the luxury of a chauffeur-driven vehicle with a 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 tour.

Cotswold Classic Car Hire
These Classic Hire Cars are just waiting for you to experience the thrill of motoring in a real ‘drivers’ car. Relax into the leather seats, admire the nostalgic interior, feel the handling through the steering wheel and listen to the music made by these beautifully crafted engines. Turn heads as you glide by, this is what classic motoring is all about. Telephone 01225 703377 quoting

Cotswold & Gloucestershire Tourist Guides
The Cotswold and Gloucestershire Tourist Guides Association are all Blue or Green Badge-holding Guides, providing a guiding service for groups looking for walking and coach tours of the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire region. Choose from a variety of scheduled walking tours of the area which are guided by our members or create your own tailor-made tour, by choosing one of the suggested coach or walking tour routes, or find a guide to create a bespoke tour.

Mary Badger - Blue Badge Tour Guide
Mary Badger is a guide for Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, giving visitors an opportunity to enjoy much of this beautiful area, introducing them to its history, flora, and fauna and local folklore, leading walking and coach tours in both towns and villages. Gardens, agriculture and our rich involvement with the Arts & Crafts Movement are some of Mary's specialities. Telephone 01386 584256.

Rosehill Travel
Visit England’s largest area of outstanding natural beauty with Rosehill Travel. We provide one day and multi-day private driver-guide tours, short breaks and holidays to the Cotswolds. See quintessentially English landscapes and beautiful historic villages. Our Cotswolds based team can create the best tailor-made holidays and private tours to suit everyone. We can arrange the very best from bed and breakfast accommodation to five star Manor house hotels. Telephone 01452 595490 quoting

Cotswold Tours
A complete service. Private day tours of the Cotswolds with an experienced driver guide. We will also arrange your complete tour, if required, including accommodation, transport and entertainment. You may wish to join one of our small group tours, to see this area of outstanding beauty. See our website or telephone 01242 603846 quoting 


Cycling & Walking Tours in the Cotswolds


Capital Sport - Gentle Cycling Tours
Capital Sport Ltd offer a diverse range of gentle and not so gentle cycling and walking holidays. All these tours are led by experienced local guides who have lived in these areas for many years and will share their local knowledge and banter with you. All cycling holidays also include a driver and van support. Telephone 01296 631671 quoting

Cotswold Country Cycles
Enjoy a biking vacation in the heart of England with these splendid bike tours – take a short break or a longer tour. Visit the Cotswolds with self-led biking tours. We provide “Dawes” cycles along with all the essentials and a choice of quality hotels, inns and B&Bs in the Cotswold region. Telephone 01386 438706 quoting

Cotswold Journeys
Cotswold Journeys specialises in holidays and vacations in the Cotswolds, an area of gentle hills and extraordinarily beautiful villages. They offer self-guided walking holidays, meticulously researched routes featuring the best walking in the Cotswolds, excellent accommodation, self-guided cycling holidays and tailor-made tours and holidays to suit all individuals and private groups. Telephone 01242 237775 quoting

Cotswold Walking Holidays

Cotswold Walking Holidays is now celebrating more than 20 years of organising walking holidays - being the first to specialise in the area and our routes are much imitated. Our experience is second to none and we are located in the heart of the Cotswolds, meaning that we are perfectly placed to organise your holiday. We pride ourselves on our friendly, personalised service. Telephone 01386 833799 quoting

Go-By-Cycle, which has been operating in the Cotswold Water Park (West) for over a decade, is a husband and wife owned and run, Cotswolds based, cycle hire, sales & repairs centre providing cycling opportunities in the Cotswolds for individuals or the whole family, as well as school groups, youth clubs, stag & hen parties and corporate entertainment. Telephone 07970 419208 quoting

Treasure Trails Gloucestershire

Treasure Trails are an exciting way to explore all that the region has to offer. Whether you are local or visiting for the first time Treasure Trails will take you to the most beautiful and historic locations in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds and get you outside in the fresh air, having fun. Telephone 01872 263692 quoting

Cotswold Travel Package For Groups

The Cotswolds Attractions Group has designed a series of itineraries giving ideas for neighbouring attractions that can easily be visited together in one day. The itineraries are available to download below. You can also pick up ideas for group visits from Tourist Information Centres or by emailing

Cotswolds Attractions Group Itineraries (click to download)

Cotswolds Gardens and Parks

Owlpen Manor and Woodchester Mansion

Regency Splendour & Nostalgic Steam

Severn Vale conservation and history

South Cotswolds Gardens and a Royal Market Town

The Gardens of the Cotswolds

The Romans in the Cotswolds

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