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

Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon

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Overview
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.
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  • 1
    Moreton in Marsh
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    High Street Chipping Campden
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Broadway Tower
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square
    Stop: 70 minutes -
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  • 5
    Arlington Row
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 6
    Bourton on the Water
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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  • 7
    Moreton in Marsh
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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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.
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Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Stratford-upon-Avon only)
  • Local driver/guide
  • Transport by minibus
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Entry fee to Broadway Tower (optional extra)
  • Entry/Admission - Broadway Tower
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Michael C wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a really great day seeing lots of beautiful parts of the Cotswolds in a short space of time. Despite the rain Mark was a great guide and gave us a nice balance of a guided tour (with interesting info) and time to explore for ourselves. Highly recommended - thank you!
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Response from GoCotswoldsLisa, Owner at Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review Michael! I'm sorry about the weather you had on Sunday, and our tour group size was smaller than usual given the current coronavirus situation, but we're so happy that you and Andrew could join Mark on the tour and I'm thrilled to hear that you had a great day! Thank you for recommending us to the Tripadvisor community!
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Susan W wrote a review Dec 2019
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This day was a highlight of our visit! Tom is an amazing tour guide and the sights are absolutely beautiful. Our whole family enjoyed every minute and we highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from GoCotswoldsLisa, Owner at Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Thank you for this lovely review - I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your day in the Cotswolds with Tom and that our tour was a highlight of your trip. That's high praise indeed! Thank you for recommending Go Cotswolds to the TripAdvisor/Viator community :-)
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defygravity56 wrote a review Oct 2019
Fullerton, California11 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a lovely day touring the Cotswolds with Colin as our guide. The bus was great, Colin was interesting, knowledgable and funny. Had a wonderful day and got to see some lovely things, including the secret town! Thank you to Colin and everyone at Go Cotswolds! We will
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from GoCotswoldsLisa, Owner at Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon
Responded 27 Oct 2019
Thank you for your lovely review! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a great day with our guide Colin, and that you enjoyed the places you visited - including our little gem, the "secret" village! We're thrilled to hear that you would recommend us to other! :-)
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Charles wrote a review Oct 2019
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Despite the rainy whether on the day. Tom ensured that the tour around the north Cotswolds was still enjoyable and marvellous.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from GoCotswoldsLisa, Owner at Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon
Responded 17 Oct 2019
Thank you for your very kind review and I'm so happy to hear that you had a great day in the Cotswolds with Tom! Unfortunately there's not a lot we can do about the weather, so I'm really pleased that you didn't let a few raindrops spoil your day - the Cotswolds is beautiful in any weather! :-)
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Estelle P wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
A thoroughly enjoyable day with a friendly, helpful, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide who injected a sense of humour and put everyone at their ease. Very interesting and memorable commentary with hints for further research. Perfectly organised and relaxing day, highly
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from GoCotswoldsLisa, Owner at Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon
Responded 08 Oct 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review Estelle! It was a pleasure having you on our tour last month, and we really appreciate your kind words!
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Extended vacation in the UK
We really enjoyed this trip and Tom of Go Cotswold was a lot of fun, knowledgeable and was very expressive of his p
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may_n_lwin
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Cotswold day tour
Such a great one! It was far far better than I expected. Been to a lot of beautiful picturesque places. And Mark is
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ldrapek
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A complete tour of the Cotswolds
Our guide, Tom, did a fantastic job of presenting us with a complete view of many of the Cotswolds villages. We le
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Perfect Tour!
This was truly one of the best tours I've been on! The communication and instructions from the Go Cotswold team wer
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HG1011
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Beautiful!! And tidbits galore!
The tour is carefully planned and organised. Booking, email communication, pick up and drop off points, guide, the
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fishersabroad
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Custom Tour
We had a family group of ten who booked a customized tour. They were great! Picked us up early from Stonesfield to
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MAN0007
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very friendly
such a lovely day out meeting new people and a very friendly driver and interesting stories, it was such a pleasure
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BossBabeCo
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Absolutely Fantastic!
We had a great time during our visit at the Cotswolds. Tom made sure we had a great time and learn something about
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camioriginal
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Amazing Tour!
I really enjoyed this tour! Having been to the Cotswolds once before, I decided to bring my parents this time aroun
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benpohl
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Absolutely Fantastic Tour
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough.Each place we visited was spectacular and authentic, and we had the perf
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daniellesmyname
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A great way to see the Cotswolds!
I'm so happy I did this tour! You really get to immerse yourself into Cotswolds life, seeing many different village
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JoeA000201
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Once You "Go Cotswolds," You Never Go Back
I'm usually not a tour guy. I don't like tours, they don't like me. At worse, they can be boring, overly long, and
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Highlight of our trip! Book it!
My husband and I have been long time fans of English shows, always admiring the small and charming towns. We were e
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Bingobunny911
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Excellent 7 stop tour with Go Cotswolds
Our tour guide, Colin, was awesome and courteous to everyone. He was very knowledgeable and could answer any quest
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lynkiai
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Cotswolds
We are a group of 7 from Kuala Lumpur. Beautiful & scenic. Wish we had more time at every stop. Great trip with Co
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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