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Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon provided by Go Cotswolds

Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon

Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon
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About
Unless you rent a car, exploring the Cotswolds can mean juggling numerous bus and train timetables. Aimed specifically at first-time visitors with limited time, this small-group tour from Stratford-upon-Avon covers must-sees in a day and with a guide for background. Visit Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Camden, Bibury, and more; enjoy free time at most stops; and just soak in the scenery in between. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for convenience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See the best of the Cotswolds in a day by minivan from Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Easily travel between stone towns and villages with a guide
  • Visit Stow-in-the-Wold, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, and more
  • Ideal for first-time visitors and limited tour size for a personalized feel
What to expect
  • Depart your Stratford hotel, or Stratford or Leamington Spa railway station by minivan bound for the Cotswolds. Stop first at Chipping Campden where you'll have free time to explore the historic market village. Then, on to Dover’s Hill to admire gorgeous panoramas. Stop to admire views from the castle-like Broadway Tower en route to Stow-on-the-Wold. Explore or have lunch (own expense) at this delightful town, as you wish, before heading to Bibury, once dubbed England’s “most beautiful village” by poet William Morris. See Bibury’s Arlington Row, arguably Cotswold’s prettiest row of cottages, and then trace country lanes to Bourton-on-the-Water. Learn about this exquisite riverside village, famous for its low bridges, before enjoying free time to stroll and shop for mementos of your day. Your tour then concludes at your original starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See the best of the Cotswolds in a day by minivan from Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Easily travel between stone towns and villages with a guide
  • Visit Stow-in-the-Wold, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, and more
  • Ideal for first-time visitors and limited tour size for a personalized feel
What to expect
  • Depart your Stratford hotel, or Stratford or Leamington Spa railway station by minivan bound for the Cotswolds. Stop first at Chipping Campden where you'll have free time to explore the historic market village. Then, on to Dover’s Hill to admire gorgeous panoramas. Stop to admire views from the castle-like Broadway Tower en route to Stow-on-the-Wold. Explore or have lunch (own expense) at this delightful town, as you wish, before heading to Bibury, once dubbed England’s “most beautiful village” by poet William Morris. See Bibury’s Arlington Row, arguably Cotswold’s prettiest row of cottages, and then trace country lanes to Bourton-on-the-Water. Learn about this exquisite riverside village, famous for its low bridges, before enjoying free time to stroll and shop for mementos of your day. Your tour then concludes at your original starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17949P1
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Stratford-upon-Avon only)
  • Local driver/guide
  • Transport by minibus
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For passengers joining our tour from Stratford-upon-Avon, we provide an accommodation pick-up service. We can pick you up directly from all accommodation providers in Stratford-upon-Avon, including hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, AirBnbs, holiday lets and private homes. We also pick up from Stratford-upon-Avon rail station. Please let us know where you would like to be picked up from when you request to book. We also provide a pick-up/drop off from Moreton-in-Marsh rail station, so if you would like to be picked up at one point and dropped off at another, no problem! Just let us know.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions – please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • Plenty of luggage space
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under 3 are permitted provided a child seat is booked and their parent/guardian brings (and fits) their own age-appropriate car seat
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Stratford-upon-Avon only)
  • Local driver/guide
  • Transport by minibus
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For passengers joining our tour from Stratford-upon-Avon, we provide an accommodation pick-up service. We can pick you up directly from all accommodation providers in Stratford-upon-Avon, including hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, AirBnbs, holiday lets and private homes. We also pick up from Stratford-upon-Avon rail station. Please let us know where you would like to be picked up from when you request to book. We also provide a pick-up/drop off from Moreton-in-Marsh rail station, so if you would like to be picked up at one point and dropped off at another, no problem! Just let us know.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions – please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • Plenty of luggage space
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under 3 are permitted provided a child seat is booked and their parent/guardian brings (and fits) their own age-appropriate car seat
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
A note from Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon
UK Government COVID-19 Test & Trace Scheme: we will pass the contact details you provide at booking to NHS Test & Trace, if requested to do so within 21 days of your tour. From 19th July 2021 we are operating at our full capacity of 16 passengers per tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Moreton in Marsh
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Dover's Hill
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    High Street Chipping Campden
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Broadway Tower
  • 4
    Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square
    Stop: 75 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Arlington Row
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Bourton on the Water
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Moreton in Marsh
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Nadya
1 contribution
Amazing experience!
Oct 2021
It was an amazing day in the Cotswolds!

Colin, our guide on the tour, was very knowledgeable, friendly and great fun to spend 8 hours with! He showed us both the "must haves" and the hidden gems of the northern Cotsworlds, where we would have never come if had been on our own.

We were collected from our hotel and brought back punctually to our train.

Definitely worth the money and highly recommended!

Thank you again :-)
Written 18 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoCotswoldsLisa
What a lovely review Nayda, thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We really appreciate it! Our tour is designed to do exactly as you say: to show you the must-sees and some of the hidden gems of the Cotswolds, which you might miss, or not do justice, if you visited on your own. It certainly helps to have one of our friendly local guides to show you around and make the most of your time. I hope you enjoyed your stay at the Stratford Manor Hotel, where we picked you up. Thank you for recommending us to the Tripadvisor community!
Written 19 October 2021
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Emilie
11 contributions
100% recommended
Excellent day tour: the villages we visited were stunning and the guide was great and funny 😊
We really appreciated the map and tips the guide gave us ! It really helped us make the most of our time !
Written 15 October 2021
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GoCotswoldsLisa
Thank you for your lovely review Emilie! It was a pleasure to have you and Aurelien on our tour last week, and I'm so pleased to hear that you had an excellent day with Tom! When you only have one day to explore the Cotswolds, it really helps to have a local show you around! We hope to see you again.
Written 19 October 2021
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_davidtinley
Cullompton, UK2 contributions
A Great Day Out!
Oct 2021
Eight of us hired the mini-bus for the day. Our driver and guide, Tom, was excellent, providing an interesting and very knowledgeable commentary, throughout the day.
Despite the very inclement weather, thoroughly enjoyed the journey and the stops, all planned with good times at each location. Highly recommended. Covid precautions were taken at each stop.
Written 13 October 2021
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GoCotswoldsLisa
Thank you for your lovely review David, and I'm delighted to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your private tour with us last week. There's not much we can do about the Great British weather unfortunately, but despite the rain I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the stops throughout the day - and the journey between them too! COVID-19 hasn't gone away yet, and probably never will, so although we no longer require our passengers to wear masks or to socially distance, we are still paying close attention to cleanliness, health and hygiene. Thank you for recommending us to the Tripadvisor community - we really appreciate it!
Written 14 October 2021
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Isabel S
Warwickshire, UK1 contribution
Cotswolds Day Tour
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our guide, Colin, was friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel at home right away. We've rarely seen such beautiful places, all the stops were so carefully picked and thought out. We loved seeing all the autumnal colours too! Would definitely like to do another tour next year.
Written 10 October 2021
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GoCotswoldsLisa
Thank you for your lovely review Isabel! It was a pleasure to have you and Pascal on our tour last weekend, and I'm delighted to hear that you had a great day in the Cotswolds with your guide Colin. We really hope to see you again soon!
Written 12 October 2021
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Gill and Bob
1 contribution
'Go Cotswolds' day tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
Such a brilliant day trip to the Cotswolds, saw some lovely places ,very well organised .Tom has such knowledge of the area that we would nt have known about if we had gone on our own.The day tour is such good value for money.Would highly recommend 'Go Cotswolds ' tour company !
Written 4 October 2021
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GoCotswoldsLisa
Thank you for your wonderful review Gill and Bob It was such a pleasure to have you on our tour last week, and I'm so pleased to hear that you had a brilliant day with Tom! It's wonderful to hear that our local knowledge and insight allowed you to have a better experience in the Cotswolds than you would've had on your own - that's exactly what we aim to achieve, so it's great to hear we're doing a good job! Thank you for recommending Go Cotswolds to the Tripadvisor community - we really appreciate it!
Written 6 October 2021
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Paul9344
East Cowes, UK9 contributions
Most enjoyable time
Sep 2021
There was nothing not to like about this tour, other than it had to end. Mark was a fantastic tour guide, and a really nice friendly person, nothing was to much trouble for him, he knew his stuff about the area so well, and held your interest. Great value for money
Written 26 September 2021
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GoCotswoldsLisa
Thank you for your wonderful review Paul! It was such a pleasure to have you and Qi on our tour recently, and I am delighted with your feedback, especially for our lovely guide Mark. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community - future travellers will find it really reassuring and helpful!
Written 29 September 2021
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babish b
London, UK4 contributions
Fabulous experience!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We went on this tour with Mark and we had the best time. He seemed to be very knowledgeable about the area and kept us entertained throughout the tour. He took us to some fabulous view points and some unexplored areas within the Cotswolds which we wouldn't have found out on our own. Definitely recommend going on this tour!
Written 22 September 2021
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GoCotswoldsLisa
Thank you so much for your lovely review Babish! It was a pleasure to have you and Shilpa on our tour and I'm so pleased to hear that you had the best time with Mark! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and recommend our tour company to the Tripadvisor community :-)
Written 24 September 2021
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Jackie Cooney
1 contribution
Brilliant go cotswolds
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had the best time ever mark our guide was a lovely man who gave us a lot of knowledge so interesting and such lovely places to see would definitely recommend to everybody worth every penny my highlight was stopping at a little village called snowshill were Bridget joans was filmed her mum and dads house an the little church beautiful you should definitely advertise this stop as everyone loves this chick flick thanks again mark for such a memorable day x
Written 17 September 2021
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GoCotswoldsLisa
Thank you for your lovely review Jackie! It was a pleasure to have you and Dwayne on our tour last week and I'm so pleased to hear that you had the best time ever with Mark! But shhhh... don't tell everyone about our 'secret' village otherwise everyone will want to go there! ;-)
Written 21 September 2021
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Britt B
1 contribution
An unforgettable experience!
Sep 2021
Great value for money. Everything was superb. Our guide, Tom, ensured it was an excellent day trip. He was funny, entertaining, friendly, chatty and gave loads of insightful information. Because of his knowledge of the Cotswolds, I learned so much and gained a much better understanding of the Cotswolds. The day went by so quickly and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Every place we visited was amazing and I would gladly go on another tour with Go Cotswolds. It was worth every penny and it was time well spent.
Written 13 September 2021
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GoCotswoldsLisa
Thank you so much for your lovely review Britt! It was a pleasure to have you on our tour - at long last! - after you-know-what forced your tours in April 2020, October 2020, and April 2021 to be cancelled! I'm delighted to hear that, after such a long wait, you had an "amazing", "unforgettable experience"! We hope you will visit us again and perhaps take one of our other tours.
Written 17 September 2021
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Betty Thompson
Auburn, CA16 contributions
Wonderful Cotswold Day Trip
Aug 2021
We very much enjoyed our Cotswold day trip on our recent vacation to England. Our guide, Colin, picked us up from our hotel in Stratford and later dropped us at our Moreton in Marsh hotel after the tour which made it very easy to explore the area without a car. While I have visited some Cotswold villages previously, I really enjoyed the thorough trip throughout the area and Colin was a wealth of information. The "secret village" was a highlight for me, but I really loved each village we visited and it was nice to revisit a few I had been to previously. My friend and I had a great time and came away with many souvenirs and wonderful memories. Well done!
Written 11 September 2021
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GoCotswoldsLisa
Thank you for your lovely review Betty, it was a pleasure to have you and Edna on our tour recently, and I'm delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time with Colin! It's so lovely for us to be able to show a few American visitors around the Cotswolds at last, we've missed our international visitors!
Written 17 September 2021
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noelia1278
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GREAT DAY OUT
Thanks to Tom for all the great information and insight into each place we stopped. We liked that we had loads of t
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Highly recommended
Amazing places and very professional service. They mail you with information after booking. Tom, our guide, was lov
crnha
crnha
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Enjoyable Tour
Our tour guide Colin was very friendly, knowledgeable and a joy. He gave us information that you do not find in the
carolynwC2429LJ
carolynwC2429LJ
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Great overview tour
Really enjoyed the secret village part of the day! Stowe on the Wold was quite crowded as a lunch stop, but we walk
Kashish9896
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Great experience
Great experience. Travelling to Cotswolds without a car can be tricky. Because of this tour we were able to explore
Ronjacki
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Explore with a local to get insight to this hidden realm Go Cotswold!
This was the best way for getting you feet wet in the Cotswolds. Mark & his van of 7 cruised comfortably through
Planet1960-FA
Planet1960-FA
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Go Cotswold - A Perfect Tour of a Delightful Place
Perfect trip from beginning to end! The Cotswold villages are a must day trip and have to be seen to be believed!
B3378NGsusanh
B3378NGsusanh
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Beautiful Cotswolds tour
Went on the brewery,lunch and Cotswolds tour with our very informative tour guide Tom, we were the only ones on the
mecrn6
mecrn6
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A fun day !
Tom took us to villages and also gave us local history . We had time to walk around the surrounding villages and dr
nerishas0905
nerishas0905
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Great experience!
Great tour! Tom had extensive knowledge of the Cotswolds, and took us to the most beautiful locations. Was very fri
slaeng2018
slaeng2018
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Great experience.
Absolutely fabulous day from the start. Tom texted and kept us updated on his arrival. Advised us on where to park
Brook C
Brook C
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Country Tour that Can't be Beat
This tour was the way to go. Tom was very knowledgeable about the area as he's from the cotswolds. The van was prom
1MotherHen
1MotherHen
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Perfect private tour of The Cotswolds
Booked a private tour of The Cotswolds for family ranging in age from 14 to late 50’s to celebrate an important occ
696c_ciliat
696c_ciliat
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Amazing day tour
I really appreciate this day tour and the proposed walks. Everything (the maps, the explanations of Tom, our guide,
Caroline D
Caroline D
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Cotswold tour
A wonderful day out touring beautiful villages. Mark the guide was great fun and very knowledgeable.
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