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From Bath: Cotswolds Private Day Tour with Pickup

Activity provider: Galahad Tours

From Bath: Cotswolds Private Day Tour with Pickup

Activity provider: Galahad Tours
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From US$ 543.59 per group up to 1

Likely to sell out

Travel back in time to the unspoiled English corner of the Cotswolds on this private day trip from Bath. Be captivated by the stunning scenery of rolling hills and villages of honey-colored stone.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please notify the guide of your preferred pickup location. Your guide will meet you at your selected pickup point 15 minutes before the tour departs. The guide will hold up a digital sign with your name on it. Please notify the guide by WhatsApp if you are likely to be delayed. The guide will wait no longer than 15 minutes beyond the scheduled departure time.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander through the 'chocolate box' village of Castle Combe
  • Admire views of the stunning Cotswolds countryside with its dry-stone walls and tumbling streams
  • Explore the delightful village of Bourton-on-the-Water famous for its low bridges and traditional stone houses
  • Visit Lower Slaughter, recently voted ‘the prettiest village in England’
  • Stroll through Tetbury, famous for its Royal Connections, great food and boutique shops
Full description
The day begins in Castle Combe, which is surely one of the most photographed villages in all of England. Little has changed here since the 15th century - no street lights or TV aerials. This mediaeval gem is famous for its picturesque cottages and babbling brook. Nestled in a wooded Cotswold valley, Castle Combe has been a favourite Hollywood filming location over the years for movies including War Horse, Stardust and Doctor Dolittle. The tour continues through the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty towards Bourton-on-the-Water. This idyllic village is famous for its honey-coloured stone houses and is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. Enjoy some free time as you wander along the River Windrush with its beautiful low footbridges. Explore the quaint local shops and maybe sample a local beverage. Nearby, Lower Slaughter was named the prettiest village in England in 2021 and it’s easy to see why. A location trapped in time, where wonderful photo opportunities await you amongst flower-draped cottages, romantic footbridges, and an idyllic water mill nestling on the banks of the River Eye. Maybe wander between Lower and Upper Slaughter (weather dependent). This tranquil corner of the Cotswolds countryside is like walking through a painting. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely lunch in the charming country inn, where you can sample local dishes and maybe treat yourself to a decadent cream tea. Thereafter, your journey continues on towards Tetbury, which is the home town of HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall. Discover more about its fascinating history as a market town, famous in the past for the local wool and yarn industry. Pop into some of the fabulous upmarket shops and maybe buy a souvenir from the famous Highgrove Shop. Walk down the Chipping Steps, an old entrance to the town and admire the picturesque weaver’s cottages. The centre of Tetbury is a conservation area and many buildings are hundreds of years old. Admire the architecture and enjoy the rarified feel of this pretty town. Journey back to the delightful Georgian City of Bath, where you will either be dropped off at your accommodation or in the centre of town. This will definitely be a day to remember.
Includes
  • Private tour for up to 6 people in a luxury Mercedes V Class vehicle
  • Fully qualified, insured, and licensed local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • The tour departs at 8:30 from your accommodation in Bath or Bath Spa Train Station
  • Surrounding pickup locations will be considered but may incur a surcharge
  • This is a private tour and only your group will participate
  • UK law requires children aged between 4 and 12 to use a booster seat. Please notify your guide in advance
  • This tour runs at a leisurely pace with ample stops for photos
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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May 1, 2022

Our guide Matt was great fun and very knowledgeable about the Coswalds. Would recommend this tour.

July 28, 2022

Very informative. Had wonderful conversations with Matt. Tailored our experiences to suit our interests. I would give it 10 stars if I could.

August 7, 2022

Product ID: 415973