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Touring the Cotswolds

8th September 2017

Categories: Media News

Whether you like to use two feet, four wheels or a bike, you’ll be spoilt for choice for Cotswolds based experts who’ll help you take the strain out of getting around.  What better way to make the most of your precious free time and experience the Cotswolds in a truly memorable way?


The Original Cotswold Travel Company
Escape the crowds and get off the beaten track with a private tour with The Original Cotswold Travel Company.  Whether you’re looking for a standard tour taking in some of the Cotswolds most beautiful countryside and villages, or a bespoke, special interest tour, the team will be happy to meet your needs.  Whatever your interest – whether it’s antiques, arts and crafts or gardens – or simply the stunning countryside, The Original Cotswold Travel Company cover the whole Cotswolds area.


Best Cotswold Tours - Bourton on the Water
Best Cotswold Tours
offers the chance to visit some of the Cotswolds most beautiful and best kept secrets with tours meandering through ancient and unspoilt picturesque villages and sensational scenery en route.  Enjoy overnight stays at beautiful hotels or B&Bs and sample the gastronomy of local pubs and traditional tearooms.  With collection and returns included, these private guided tours for up to seven people are tailored to your own requirements giving you the chance to enjoy everything the Cotswolds has to offer.


Bainton Bikes - the ford at the Slaughters
Let Bainton Bikes’ local, friendly and experienced guides escort you through the best of what this wonderful part of England has to offer.  From stunning views to historic buildings, you’ll cycle your way through enchanting sights and rural countryside with plenty of time to stop and enjoy the splendour of the unspoilt landscape.  Each day has carefully selected lunch, dinner and refreshment stops to ensure a wonderful time is had both in and out of the saddle.  Choose from Touring, Electric or Tandem bikes, each tour is available as guided or self-guided and includes accommodation and luggage transfers.


Cotswold Electric Bike Tours - breezing up another hill!
Get up close and personal with the Cotswolds' stunning landscapes on a magical guided e-bike tour where you’ll engage all your senses and enjoy the freedom of a tour out in the open air.  Breeze up the hills on your powerful electric bike and explore the area’s unique history and wildlife with a local expert. With tours starting from eight different locations, a Cotswold Electric Bike Tour is the perfect way to discover the real Cotswolds on quiet medieval lanes too small for tour buses and create memories you’ll treasure for ever.


Go Cotswolds
Voted ‘Best Tour Company in the Cotswolds’ and ‘Cotswolds Business of the Year’, Go Cotswolds provides guided, small-group day tours of the Cotswolds on Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays.  In a maximum group of 16, your friendly, local driver-guide will show you picturesque villages and beauty spots including Chipping Campden, Broadway Tower, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury.  They can also arrange private tours and minibus transport.  There’s a free pick up for those staying in Stratford Upon Avon while visitors arriving in Birmingham, Oxford or London can also be collected from Leamington Spa or Moreton-in-Marsh railway stations.


Cotswold Walks - Chipping Campden
Cotswold Walks
offer the ultimate way to experience hiking in the Cotswolds, with guided and self-guided, customised tours, tailored to suit your pace and timeframe. Easy-to-read, detailed route notes and maps trail through pastures and ancient woodland, encompassing the very best of the area; offering amazing views, welcoming country pubs, great local delicacies and thatched honeyed-stone cottages dating back to Shakespeare’s time.  A family-run firm in their 25th year, the company are locally based specialists in the area, with a wealth of local knowledge – and great support whenever you need it.


Tour & Explore - Sezincote
Whatever your passion, Blue Badge guide Anne Bartlett from Tour and Explore has the perfect tour for you.  Explore the many varied film locations in the Cotswolds – including those featured in the BBC TV series Poldark, Wolf Hall, or Tess of the D’Urbervilles or enjoy world class gardens such as Hidcote and Highgrove and others open by appointment only.  If the Arts and Crafts Movement interests you, there’s Kelmscott Manor – the summer home of William Morris, Broadway Tower, Owlpen Manor and many more areas inspired by this historic period of history. 


Cotswolds Guided Tours
Cotswolds Guided Tours
provide fabulous six hour tours of the Cotswolds.  ‘The Famous Cotswolds Tour’ features all the ‘must-see’ destinations such as Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water and the Slaughters while anyone looking to discover remote Cotswolds villages can opt for the ‘Cotswolds Hidden Villages’ or ‘Magical Cotswolds’ Tour to discover off the beaten track locations.  Collections are available from Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water and Broadway.


Vintage Classics - 'Millie' in Castle Combe
‘The Cotswolds Meander’ is the latest tour from Vintage Classics, designed to keep drivers and the classic cars they’re driving off the beaten track, exploring the lesser-known country lanes and villages of honey coloured stone synonymous with the Cotswolds landscape.  Starting from company headquarters in Melksham on the southern edge of the Cotswolds, you can travel through timeless scenery and rolling countryside, guided all the way to local attractions and events.  The route covers almost the entire Cotswolds, providing the history of each area with suggested eateries and places to stay en route.


Cotswold Tours Ltd at Hidcote
Celebrating 30 years in business, Cotswolds Tours Ltd offer bespoke tours for groups of all sizes and ages in the Cotswolds.  Based in the ancient Saxon town of Winchcombe, they specialise in running private tours for a maximum of 6 guests, staying in the heart of the Cotswolds, from hotels to home stay.  Book early for 2017 rates for next year’s garden, day and private customised tours.   Tour, relax and stay in the Cotswolds.