Cotswolds Adventures
Cotswolds Adventures
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Cultural ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursBike ToursSightseeing ToursPrivate Tours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Cotswolds Adventures specialise in off-the-beaten track private tours of the Cotswolds with a local driver-guide. All our Cotswolds tours are private and bespoke. See the beautiful villages and countryside of the Cotswolds region. Why not get off-the-beaten track and have a Cotswolds Adventure? Tours available in English and Japanese
Stroud, England

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Rick
Aiken, SC1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Family
This trip to the Cotswolds was on my wife's bucket list for her 60th birthday! We arranged an 8-person tour for our family ranging in age from 7 through 65. We discovered Jamie, who had an outstanding way of communicating with us, and assured us our trip was perfect. We took the train from London's Paddington Station and arrived in Moreton-in-Marsh at about 10:00 am on what turned out to be a heavenly day. Jamie promptly escorted us to the local market where we could refresh and grab some snacks for the excursion. We ventured across Batsford, Broad Camden, and Chipping Camden where we saw a mixture of thatch-roofed houses and grand estates and toured the Tower at Broadway - the viewing tower is the highest point in the Cotswolds offering wonderful panoramic views! We stopped at a local lavender field where the blooms were just starting to open.

We made our way to Snowshill where there were stately homes, quaint cottages, a lovely country pub that dates back to 1865, and St. Barnabas Church - constructed about 1850. We stopped for lunch at the Swan Inn, a lovely spot in the village of Broadway which dates back to the 1500's as a stage coach stop. Jamie inspired our lunch and shared some insights about the village and we then spent some time leisurely strolling about High Street stopping in the many shops.

Off to Upper Slaughter where we happened upon some locals who were enjoying a cooling dip in the River Eye which travels through Lower Slaughter. Both the Upper and Lower Slaughter are quaint villages with beautiful touches of history. Jamie provided wonderful insight on the area and we were able to get to know him and a bit about his family a little better. On to Bourton-on-the-Water where we enjoyed some ice cream and shopping along a village that straddles the River Windrush with its five arched-stone bridges. The buildings and structures have an amazing honey-colored stone hue in their architecture. From there it was a short drive to Stow-on-the-Wold where we strolled through the small market town and spotted the oldest English inn - The Porch House from A.D. 946. We even visited St. Edward's Church where two ancient yew trees stand at attention at the church doors which is said to have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings!

Jamie was an empathic man who shared what he loved - the quintessential Cotswolds! We relished the seven hours of exploring the Cotswolds with him as our shepherd as he guided us through a thousand years of wonders. My family LOVED every moment of that day. Enjoy the private tour of Cotswolds Adventures!!!
Written 7 August 2023
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Holla
Punta Cana3 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We met our guide, Mike, at Morton-in-Marsh train station and he spent the day showing us the villages we requested and some that he thought we’d like. It rained pretty bad at Stow-on-the-Wold so we couldn’t get out and walk around but Mike took us to a nearby old church instead which was great!
Definitely worth it if you have a day free. Easy train ride from London. Would do it again for sure.
Written 25 May 2023
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Anu M
Campbell, CA2 contributions
Apr 2023
We had a wonderful time exploring Cotswolds with Mike .We drove through many of the villages and stopped over at a couple of them like Chipping Camden, Burton on the water, and Broadway tower and Broadway along with one of the smaller village near by. Mike was flexible and gave us more time at stopover when asked. Cotswolds was really beautiful and loved having an informative guide with us. It also avoided us from getting our own car and driving down and finding parking etc especially as we hit the area during an Easter weekend. My only feedback would be it would be nice to fix a few places and spend more time in those 2-3 villages. But I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking for a private experience of Cotswolds.
Written 18 April 2023
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Daniel W-R
Wolverhampton, UK3 contributions
I booked this tour my proposal and could not be happier with how it went!

The day started with Jamie picking us up from Cheltenham Spa train station and driving us to Broadway. It was a quaint town and Jamie shared lots of knowledge along the way as well as making us feel comfortable.

We then went through Snowshill and then to Broadway Tower where Jamie was more than happy to take photos for us on such a special occasion. He gave us lots of suggestions for picturesque places to have photos taken and we were spoilt for choice in this area.

We finished the day in The Slaughters and Bourton-on-the-Water and it was nice to have a look around the towns and take in the sights and fresh air.

Jamie was an amazing tour guide with a high level of knowledge about the areas. The day had a nice balance of being driven as well as us walking around which Jamie was able to tailor to depending on what we wanted to get from the day.

I highly recommend this tour (which can be made bespoke as I had it) and I would love to visit the other side of Cotswolds at some point.
Written 25 March 2023
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CaliforniaKrissy
california29 contributions
Mar 2023
My friends and I took the private Cotswolds tour with Mohaa as our driver. He picked 7 of us up at our hotel at 0830 for our 2 hour drive to the beautiful rural area outside of London. The first half of the day we visited Burford on the water and The Slaughters. In the afternoon we saw Broadway,Bilbury and Stow on the Wold. In each village Mohaa made suggestions where we should walk and where we could go for a pint. He also pointed out some of the beautiful Inns that we could look at. He was great at taking our photos and was always there to pick us us at the designated time. We saw a lot and I can't wait to go back and spend more time in some or all of the villages. This time we wanted an overview of the whole area. It was so nice to have our own driver and be able to spend more or less time in each village with just our group.
Written 17 March 2023
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FarAway297572
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My two teen daughters (12 & 14), my mother and I spent an entire day with Jamie on the private Classic Cotswolds tour of the Northern Cotswolds. It was a delight from beginning to end. The car was roomy, clean and comfortable, with enough room and good viewing opportunities. He asked us for input on the itinerary, was flexible, and had great input on where to stop and visit. He was courteous, friendly, kept my daughters entertained, and gave us lots of wonderful information and tidbits about the Cotswolds. It was the perfect day getaway from London - relaxing yet we felt we were able to see so much of the English countryside! Highly recommend!
Written 8 March 2023
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Jessica V
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Mar 2023 • Family
After lots of research on local tour groups, we decided to book with Jamie - he just gave us a good feeling and was friendly and helpful in our communication. I’m so glad we chose him because we had the best day on our private Cotswolds tour! He was informative and made sure to make things interesting for our tween daughter, who really enjoyed the day. He gave us plenty of free time to explore, stopped when we wanted photos (even screeching to the side of the road when we saw some baby lambs!), and was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the place he calls home. And because we were in a private hire car v. a coach-led tour, he was able to take us to some of the smaller/quainter villages and sites. He was alap accommodating when we asked if he could pick us up at a more economical train stop. This day spent with Jamie in the Cotswolds was the perfect way to break up our trip to London - we highly recommend to anyone who wants a day trip to one of the most beautiful and charming places in the UK!
Written 8 March 2023
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Holly H
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Fantastic and worth every penny! We thought about renting a car and so glad we didn’t! Picked us up out of his way. And the narrow and curvy roads needed a pro! Went to many villages off the beaten track and Jamie had insider info on them all. Places where famous movies where made. Historical landmarks. Very accommodating and knowledgeable! BEST day of our two week vacation!
Written 28 June 2022
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Traci
1 contribution
May 2022
I wish I could give this place more than 5 stars. The tour was truly spectacular. What a great experience!

I booked the Cotswolds Classic Private Tour for the five of us, with Cotswolds Adventures and our guide Jamie was amazing. He was very flexible and cheerful and picked us up from the train station which we changed last minute as we couldn't get the train tickets at a reasonable price (ten times the price, make sure buy your ticket in advance) and we even asked Jamie to modify our itinerary to fit our needs. During the trip, we heard a lot of information regarding the beautiful Cotswolds. After the tour he took us to a nice English pub which was lovely and we had a great time before boarding the train back to London. The Cotswolds tour was the highlight of our trip to the UK, thank you Jamie! Can't wait to go back!
Written 3 June 2022
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LSM244133
3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Excellent overview of the Cotswold. Jamie was very knowledgeable snd his suggestions helped us with what to see for our three remaining days there.
Written 2 June 2022
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