Cotswolds Private Tour from LondonOur Cotswolds private tours from London are the perfect way to explore one of the most beautiful regions of England. Our fully customizable trips include transportation and an experienced guide. Explore some of
Our Cotswolds private tours from London are the perfect way to explore one of the most beautiful regions of England. Our fully customizable trips include transportation and an experienced guide. Explore some of the best places in the region and see the spectacular countryside. Spend the whole day visiting typical Cotswolds villages such as Burford, Boughton-on-the-water and Stow-on-the-Wold. Another popular option is to combine a few of the Cotswolds villages with a visit to other nearby places such as Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon or Blenheim Palace. We can pick up from any hotel in Central London and have a range of small, medium and large vehicles to accommodate your group size.
Cotswolds Private Tour Itinerary – 1 Day
This is our suggested itinerary for a Cotswolds private tour from London. We begin with a visit to Burford, known as the “Gateway to the Cotswolds”. This pretty medieval town features a medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages. We will walk along the sweeping high street with lots of antique shops and tea rooms.
We continue our drive into the English countryside, along twisty roads and passing farmland and rolling green hills. We arrive in Bibury, described by William Morris as “the most beautiful village in England”, with picture-postcard houses dotting the landscape. We can stop for lunch in one of the many traditional pubs in the area.
We’ll begin the afternoon with a visit to Bourton-on-the-Water, nicknamed “Venice of the Cotswolds”. See the bridges that cross the stream that runs through the centre of the town. On either side, you’ll find antique shops, cafes and restaurants. And just a short drive away lies Stow-on-the-Wold, a market town that was once a centre for the wool industry. As you walk around, you’ll notice lots of honey-coloured stone buildings and interesting independent shops. From here, we return to London.
Private Tour of Cotswolds & other places:
We can combine a visit to the Cotswolds with other locations. Spend the morning visiting a few villages in the Cotswolds and in the afternoon visit one of the following places:
- Blenheim Palace, one of the finest country houses in England and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is where Sir Winston Churchill was born and is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough. Explore the State Rooms, gardens and Winston Churchill exhibits.
- Oxford, a city famous for its world-class university and inspiring architecture. Stroll around the beautiful Oxford colleges and admire the city’s impressive dreaming spires. Oxford was also used as a filming location in many of the early Harry Potter movies.
- Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. This pretty town is perched on the River Avon. Visit the houses associated with the life of this literary giant.
We can also offer a private version of our Cotswolds group tours that depart regularly from London.
Downton Abbey Private Tour
The Cotswolds is an area of unspoilt countryside and picture-postcard villages that feels like a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern-day living. This made it a perfect filming location for the making of the Downton Abbey TV series. Our Downton Abbey private tour will take you several locations in the Cotswolds that have become must-see places for Dowton Abbey Fans.
We’ll start the day with a visit to Cogges Farm which was used as Yew Tree Farm, home of Mr Drewe. We’ll continue to Bampton which is the real-life location of the fictional Downton Village. Here you can see St Mary’s Church, ‘Downton’ Hospital and the exterior of Churchgate house. Finally, explore Highclere Castle with is the main location of Downton Abbey. Located just outside of the Cotswolds, this country house is set in a 5,000-acre estate with beautiful State Rooms and Gardens. Please note that Highclere Castle is only open to the public on selected dates during the year.
2-day private tour of Cotswolds
Stay overnight in the Cotswolds on a 2-day private tour of the area. You’ll have plenty of time to explore some of the tucked-away villages of the Cotswolds and take in the beautiful countryside. We can also visit nearby locations such as Stonehenge or the city of Bath depending on your interests. There are many ways to enjoy a 2-day private tour of the Cotswolds. Please contact us for more information.
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All our Cotswolds private tours from London are fully customizable according to your interests. We recommend a private tour with a driver/guide and this is our most popular choice for a Cotswolds tour. For more information and prices please contact us using this form below:
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