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Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon

9 Ratings
  • E-Ticket
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • 8 hr

Award-winning guided small-group minibus tours of the Cotswolds on Wednesdays, Thursdays*, Fridays, Saturdays* and Sundays from Stratford-upon-Avon. Experience the Cotswolds with a local guide in a small and friendly group size of up to 16 people. We'll explore picture-postcard Cotswold towns and villages including Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water, as well as the enigmatic Broadway Tower, and the beauty spot at Dover's Hill, where you'll learn what the Cotswolds is all about, and some of its interesting quirks! Don't miss our "secret" off-the-beaten-track village, which many customers agree is a highlight of the tour. The ticket price includes a pick-up from all accommodation providers in Stratford-upon-Avon, or from Stratford-upon-Avon rail station. *For the rest of 2020 we will be operating on our Winter schedule (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays). Thursday and Saturday tours will be available May to September in 2021.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Moreton in Marsh, High St, Moreton-in-Marsh England

Heading out of Stratford-upon-Avon and into the Cotswolds National Landscape, we make a brief stop at the rail station in the Cotswolds town of Moreton-in-Marsh to pick up our final passengers. From here, it's a 15 minute drive to our first official stop, so sit back, get to know your fellow passengers and enjoy the beautiful scenery!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dover's Hill, Cotswold Way, Chipping Campden GL55 6UW England

Starting the tour at Moreton-in-Marsh it's just a short drive to our first stop, the viewpoint at Dover's Hill and long the way your driver-guide will begin his entertaining commentary telling you the story of the Cotswolds. At the viewpoint you'll enjoy stunning views and learn about some of the Cotswolds' more quirky traditions!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: High Street Chipping Campden, Campden Mews High Street, Chipping Campden GL55 6AT England

Chipping Campden is a charming and typically Cotswolds market town, full of history and heritage but also home to great independent shopping and superb coffee and cake! Using the maps we provide, you'll have around an hour here to explore and discover Chipping Campden for yourself.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Broadway Tower, Middle Hill, Broadway WR12 7LB England

After a short drive from Chipping Campden, we arrive at Broadway Tower, where we have approximately 30 minutes. This striking folly sits on top of Beacon Hill - the second highest point in the Cotswolds - and has plenty of stories to tell as well as stunning views of the English countryside. Climb to the top of the tower (entry fee not included) to get an even higher perspective.

After Broadway Tower, we visit our "secret" Cotswolds village for around 30 minutes. This is an off-the-beaten-track location that many of our customers agree is the most beautiful village on the tour!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold England

The highest town in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is a bustling, historic market town with plenty of good shopping, and a variety of excellent places to eat lunch (lunch not included). We stop here for around 1 hour and 10 minutes, and with the maps we provide, you can explore Stow's highlights at your leisure.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Arlington Row, Bibury GL7 5NJ England

Using the narrow back lanes it's approximately a 30-40 minute drive from Stow-on-the-Wold to Bibury. Bibury is a small but perfectly formed Cotswolds village, once described by William Morris as "the prettiest in England". Join us on a tour to see if you agree!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bourton on the Water, Windrush river, Bourton-on-the-Water England

After Bibury, it's a stunning 30 minute drive to Bourton-on-the-Water, our last stop before returning our customers back to where they started. Described as the "Venice of the Cotswolds", Bourton-on-the-Water is a picture-postcard village with Cotswolds stone bridges crossing the River Windrush that runs right through the centre of the village. It's very popular with visitors, especially on a warm day when paddling in the river is the past-time of choice, but a tour of the Cotswolds wouldn't be complete without a stop here.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Moreton in Marsh, High St, Moreton-in-Marsh England

Leaving Bourton-on-the-Water behind, now it's 5pm and time to say farewell to some of our passengers at Moreton-in-Marsh station. We hope you made friends and good memories!

You don't have to end your tour where you started - if you joined us in Stratford-upon-Avon, why not spend a night or two in the pretty Cotswolds market town of Moreton-in-Marsh? We have plenty of space for your luggage, and Moreton has several accommodation options, as well as a rail station for your onward travel.

Duration: 10 minutes