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Cotswolds Experience - full day small group day tour from Bath ( Max 14 persons)

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Ages 5-104, max of 14 per group
Duration: 9h
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  • Transport by minicoach with a maximum group of 14 persons as well as full guiding services.
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Abbey Hotel Bath, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, N Parade, Bath BA1 1LF, UK
    Please wait outside the Abbey hotel and look out for our white minicoaches
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 128969P2

    • Most travellers can participate
    • Only suitable for children of 5 years and older
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Abbey Hotel Bath, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
      N Parade, Bath BA1 1LF, UK
      Please wait outside the Abbey hotel and look out for our white minicoaches
      See address & details
    • 1
      Castle Combe Village
      Stop: 40 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Stow-on-the-Wold
      Stop: 2 hours
      See details
    • 3
      Bibury
      Stop: 50 minutes
      See details
    • 4
      Malmesbury Abbey
      Stop: 20 minutes
      See details
    • 5
      Bourton-on-the-Water
      Stop: 50 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Mad Max Tours
      1,898
      Bath, Somerset, England
    • c_kirkman22
      0 contributions
      Best way to see Stonehenge, countryside, and authentic village!
      We loved this tour! Our guide, Richard, was a delight and very knowledgeable about the area. He provided interesting commentary throughout the tour to help us understand more about the area. It was great to see Stonehenge without any crowds in the off season. We also enjoyed the stop in Lacock. It was fun to see where popular movies and tv shows were filmed and to get a pint. Would recommend this tour to see Stonehenge, a nice view of English countryside and to see an untouched authentic village. A lot packed in for a half day tour!
      Written 21 January 2024
    • Kathleen R
      0 contributions
      Lovely tour; well worth my time and money.
      Beautiful and interesting tour. I loved all the beautiful towns we saw and especially the stones. Guide lent me his umbrella while he got soaked; above and beyond the call. 😊
      Written 17 November 2023
    • 578renaej
      0 contributions
      Highly Recommend Mad Max Tours!
      Our guide Andy was fantastic! So genial and knowledgeable. We weren’t sure if we’d enjoy this type of tour, but we didn’t feel rushed at all and would definitely go again. Loved that we got to Stonehenge right when it opened so we missed the crowds. Andy also told us how to hop the buses to get to the site if we didn’t want to do a hike. Avebury, Lacock and Castle Combe were just wonderful to ramble around. Props to Maddie and Andy, we loved our tour!
      Written 11 November 2023
    • lynnmL4346MQ
      0 contributions
      Outstanding Tour and Great Guide
      We had an outstanding experience. The tour was well-organized and our guide Gerry was fantastic, very knowledgable about the history, and very warm and funny as well. We got closer to the Stonehenge temple than expected and we were able to walk among the stones of Avebury. It was an excellent tour including the drama of prehistoric monuments, the charm of two Cotswald villages, and the beauty of the rolling green countryside but Gerry made it especially memorable for us. We had such a great rapport--and were surprised and excited to run into him by chance two days later when we were on our own in another village and he was leading another tour. It was great to reconnect for a few moments. We would definitely recommend this tour to others and would consider Mad Max tours in the future.
      Written 25 October 2023
    • EnOhEx
      0 contributions
      Amazing sights and history!
      We had an amazing time! Richard was charming, funny, and full of knowledge. Don’t be discouraged by a 9-hour day; everything was timed out perfectly! We were so enthralled by everything we saw that the wonder made the time fly! We’d also recommend grabbing a quick lunch option in Lacock so you don’t miss the walking tour— sometimes the restaurants/pubs can be busy.
      Written 24 October 2023
    • audshog2022
      0 contributions
      Enjoyable day of Exploration and sightseeing
      We spent the day with Gerry on the full day tour to Stonehenge, Avebury, Cotswold Villages and we had an awesome experience. Seeing Stonehenge was breathtaking and traveling around in the Cotswolds was amazing. Gerry was a great tour director and added in his commentary to give us a more in-depth understanding of the rich heritage of the area. We also loved the stop off for lunch in Lacock National Trust Village. It was definitely a quaint village from centuries past.
      Written 21 October 2023
    • Elka129
      0 contributions
      A Perfect Tour
      The itinerary was fantastic, and Nick was a delightful guide, knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed all four stops thoroughly.
      Written 20 October 2023
    • SuziWong1920
      0 contributions
      Stonehenge Mad Max Tour a must see
      The Stonehenge Mad Max tour was an extremely interesting and enjoyable experience. Gerry, the tour operator and guide was a delight! Very welcoming, informative, funny and courteous - nothing was too much trouble. Seeing Stonehenge from a distance was amazing but up close it was breathtaking! The Avebury stones were very interesting - you can walk up and touch them and follow the huge circle of stones. The Cotswalds are just beautiful - a step back into another time. I highly recomend this tour - a lovely day out with everything taken care of for you.
      Written 18 October 2023
    • georgiep875
      0 contributions
      This was a fabulous day, I highly recommend ❤️
      We had a beautiful day with Kevin as our guide. Being at Stonehenge was awesome, and the additional stops were both varied and enjoyable. The timing in each place was spot on. Kevin was a great driver and guide, thank you!!!!!
      Written 17 October 2023
    • Q7223GMmichellem
      0 contributions
      Absolutely worth it!
      What an amazing trip! Andy our guide was very knowledgeable and truly made our tour delightful. This tour highlights the spectacular beauty of Stonehenge and the charming English historic villages that are near by. I would highly recommend this trip!
      Written 16 October 2023
    • Kooksbee
      0 contributions
      Mystic Stonehenge
      We did the Stonehenge, Avebury, Lacock village tour with Mad Max. We had Tim for our guide. He kept us informed throughout the tour about the places we'd visit and kept our interest. He is extremely knowledgeable and could talk on a variety of subjects when questioned by us! I have to commend him on his driving skills - he so skillfully navigated the narrow road we had to take due to road closure! Wow! And of course Maddie's commentaries added to the whole experience. I have done two tours with Mad Max on two consecutive days and have enjoyed them both thoroughly. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family!
      Written 13 October 2023
    • shockingblue7979
      0 contributions
      Best way to see Stonehenge and other destinations in the English countryside!!
      Our driver and tour guide Jerry met us promptly and early as promised and whisked us off to Stonehenge, our first destination. He knew all the tricks to get us there early before the crowds. We had a relaxed and moving experience there, but weren’t even close to being done. Our additional three destinations were each remarkable to see and experience. Also, along the way, Jerry had much to tell us about sites we would see as we passed along the narrow country roads that a regular sized tour bus cannot take. (I feel like I now possess world class knowledge about thatched roofs!) If you’re in Bath, don’t miss going to see Stonehenge and don’t miss the Mad Max experience.
      Written 9 October 2023
    • Wander19862671646
      0 contributions
      City chic on the move
      Small group size (no more than 14) was appealing! Colin, I mean Andy, our retired police detective turned your guide/driver was great, respectful and a sense of humor! Excellent tour of Stonehenge; Avebury and other quaint villages in the Cotswold region!
      Written 8 October 2023
    • angelhair111162
      0 contributions
      Worth every pence
      Great guided tour with small group in small box. The tour guide Gerry did an awesome job showing us the sites but also providing added tidbits and facts on the drives over to attractions. Worth every pence.
      Written 6 October 2023
    • jann458
      0 contributions
      Cotswolds Visit Tour 2
      Fabulous day out on our small group Tour of the Cotswolds today. Tim was an excellent driver, historian, story teller and guide on our trip from Bath, through & at the villages. Money very well spent! I can’t recommend this tour highly enough.
      Written 6 October 2023
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    Darin L
    Seattle, WA1 contribution
    Apr 2023 • Couples
    Our tour of the Cotswolds with Mad Max Tours was delightful! Comfortable seating, knowledgable and friendly guide, and the extra audio commentary by Maddie was excellent! The smaller bus size and driver's knowledge of the area made for a very positive experience, a great way to see the Cotswolds. Thank you to Kevin, our guide. I would recommend this to anyone staying in Bath, don't miss this!
    Written 24 April 2023
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    I'm am really elated to hear you shout from the rooftops " Don't miss this". I'd love it if everyone who visited Bath could stay that bit longer and explore the beauty that surrounds this historic city - lets spread the word! Many Thanks & All Good Wishes Maddy
    Written 27 April 2023
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    Stephanie S
    1 contribution
    Oct 2022 • Couples
    We considered driving through the Cotswolds ourselves but are so glad we booked this tour instead. The coach was comfortable, the driver (Tim) was exceptionally knowledgeable about the area, and the stops were well planned and enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you for making our holiday so special!
    Written 18 October 2022
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    Your closing comment means such a lot. When I started the business 31 years ago , that was at the heart of my vision - to make people's holidays special. THank you so much! All Good Wishes. Maddy
    Written 19 October 2022
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    Sundararaman V
    7 contributions
    May 2023
    We took this tour on May 5. Our guide/driver was Richard, who had a great sense of humor (typical British dry humor), was very knowledgeable and gave lot of information. I really liked that he took time to get to know each of our name and address us rest of the day by our name. Overall, the trip through the villages were wonderful. During our visit, it was typical English weather (a little rainy/cloudy) and I think that gave an unique charm to the villages we visited. Each village had it uniqueness and loves the commentary by Maddie before we want to each of them. With small group, we had a feel of intimacy during the trip. I would highly recommend this day trip to anyone wanting to get a feel for a typical English village.
    Written 14 May 2023
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    THank you for being so positive about our ever changing weather - you are so right, it changes the light and keeps the visitor numbers low . Richard is an excellent guide and I feel very lucky to work with such a talented team. Wishing you well as your travels continue. All the Best Maddy
    Written 17 May 2023
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    Robin H
    4 contributions
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    underwhelming. the places were nice but the trip wasn't very informative. when you're visiting new places, I'd like to learn about their history, significance for the UK, etc. however, the guide said that he is sitting in for someone and didn't offer much information about the areas we're visiting. He merely played the recording of the owner's voice!! I really feel that the trip was not worth the money. Had I known how disappointing it would be, I would have looked for some other company for this trip.
    Written 26 December 2023
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    Hi there. Thanks for sending in this feedback. I am confused by this review as we don't have any stand in guides as the team has been with us for many years and sharing their knowledge and understanding of these areas is absolutely key to our tours. The audio recording that give a little extra background to the tours offer a different voice during the day and allow guests to explore independently when we get to each location if they prefer to do this. As it is over 5 months since you took this tour, I'd be really grateful if you could e mail me the particular date so I can find out more about this particular tour and guide. Your day in the Cotswolds does not reflect the high standard that we consistently provide and I offer you my sincere apologies. All Good Wishes Maddy
    Written 27 December 2023
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    AussieGlennB
    Victoria, Australia425 contributions
    Aug 2023
    This tour is an awesome way to see the Cotswold's on a small modern comfortable coach, The tour Driver Kevin was great, he was knowledgeable, and very friendly. It stopped at the main tourist hot spots of Castle Combe, Bibury, Stow on the Wold, and Bourton on the Water. It would have been 5 star but the itinerary wasn't quite as good as could have been IMO. By this I mean we had limited time at the popular Cotswolds hot spots while stopping at Tetbury for half an hour, that town really was of no tourist interest and wasn't listed on the itinerary. We arrived back at Bath at 5.20pm 25mins before the 5.45pm on the schedule. I would have preferred that time to be allocated to Bourton on the Water, I felt the time there was a bit rushed in this popular and beautiful location.
    Written 22 August 2023
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    Many thanks for sending in this review. During the summer months when the schools are on holiday it is quite difficult to anticipate how long the journeys between each village will be. There are often road works and hold ups and we try hard to plan accordingly. Tetbury historical market town is not on our schedule but we visit their as a comfort stop to break up the drive from the North of the Cotswolds. If the traffic has been lighter than expected then it is a picturesque place where we can allow extra time to view the independent shops and market hall. We do aim to be back between 5.30 and 5.45 and put the later time on the itinerary so that our guests don't plan their onward travel from Bath too early. We have to ensure we are not late back as we do have guests travelling from Bath after the tour. I absolutely agree that a few extra minutes sitting by the stream in Bourton would have been lovely and relaxing and please be reassured that we try hard to make the most of each day. I am sorry that we didn't get the timing quite right on this occasion. All Good Wishes Maddy
    Written 23 August 2023
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    Bruce B
    Montreal, Canada24 contributions
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    Absolutely wonderful day exploring the Cotswolds. From the start of our journey, the driver Kevin made us feel welcome actually care about who we were and where we were from. He is very knowledgeable and ful. And the Cotswolds are gorgeous! Highly reconmmended!

    Bruce from Montreal
    Written 6 March 2023
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    A big thank you Bruce! I am so incredibly fortunate to work with a team of guides that genuinely care about their guests and want to share this beautiful part of the world. So glad you had a special day. All Good Wishes. Maddy
    Written 13 March 2023
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    kgullott
    11 contributions
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    We did the Cotswolds Tour as a private group and also the Stonehenge Tour with a full group over a weekend in Bath. Andy was our guide for both and was fantastic! In addition to being very knowledegable about the many sites we visited, he kept us entertained with great stories and charming conversations along the way. He also went above and beyond in helping us sort out our train logistics which made our trip much easier. The entire team at Mad Max was wonderful to work with from our first interaction - very accommodating and had great recommendations. Highly recommend!
    Written 27 September 2023
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    Thank you so much for your kind words, it's wonderful to hear that you had such a great experience through the whole process with us. Happy to hear that your found your guide charming, helpful and entertaining!
    Written 30 September 2023
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    Courtney W
    3 contributions
    Apr 2022
    Really nice tour experience through the Cotswolds! Nick was our guide and driver- he gives great little tidbits of info about Bath, the villages, and English life while also serving as a master driver. The car journeys between villages are a great length, usually about 30 minutes and Nick took a couple of detours through interesting places to keep our interest with scenery. April was a perfect time to travel as the grape seed flowers and blue bells were in bloom. You get a good amount of time in each village, not too long but the right amount to see the character of each. My favorite was Castle Combe - it is something out of a storybook and really worth the visit. I like that this tour felt like it was going at your own pace - there's a lot of walking, but it's spread out so it doesn't feel tiring. Great option if you are looking for a day tour out of Bath!
    Written 30 April 2022
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    Thank you so much for your lovely review. I agree it is a beautiful time of year to travel. I'm just going out on my bike to see the bluebells! And I was pleased that you felt the timing was right. We work hard to ensure we see a good cross section of gorgeous Cotswold towns, villages and hamlets without feeling rushed. Hoping that your travels stay beautiful. All the Best Maddy
    Written 2 May 2022
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    Barney C
    Downpatrick, UK97 contributions
    This is an all day tour of the Cotswolds starting at 8:20 and finishing at 17:30. Andy our driver was very knowledgeable and delivered his commentary in a lighthearted and jovial way. The tour is limited to 14 people which made it more personalised in our opinion. A lovely way to experience a tour of the Cotswolds.
    Written 15 August 2023
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    Thank you so much for highlighting that our groups are limited to 14 people, we want you to have a personal, comfortable and relaxing day. We hope you enjoyed being driven around, enjoying the view whilst your guide shared his knowledge.
    Written 17 August 2023
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    Poleinahole
    Switzerland2,118 contributions
    We were a family with a young teen and did both the Stonehenge and the Cotswold Villages tours on two consecutive days. We were lucky to have the genial ex detective inspector Andy as our guide on both days.

    The tours left on time and had the perfect mix of history and interesting information about English country life. The driver narrated snd also guided certain portions of the village walks. Maddy, the owner, was also with us as she has pre recorded some historical information about each attraction that you listen to right before arriving at each site. This not only let the driver concentrate on the road at critical junctures but also provides a nice welcoming touch by the owner. I haven’t seen this done before but it’s s great idea.

    While it’s s full day (you get back to Bath at 5:30pm), the journey is broken up with lots of stops so it’s not a long boring ride.

    We loved our two days out with Mad Max and can highly recommend them.
    Written 31 August 2022
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