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Cotswolds and tour group question

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Cotswolds and tour group question

I am thinking about taking a day trip to the Cotswolds and would like to know if there is a reputable tour company that would have a good trip or is it a good driving trip? On that note, what's involved in renting a car? Is it really harder to drive in England than anywhere else?

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1. Re: Cotswolds and tour group question

Harder driving here - well, the whole driving on the left thing could be a challenge if you are not used to it and the Cotswolds are full of cute and twisty lanes, with all the joys of country living (herds of cows coming around the corner, getting stuck behind a tractor) Depends on your confidence level as a driver, but for just a day trip......

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2. Re: Cotswolds and tour group question

Two well-known companies are:



Both do tours to the Cotswolds.

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3. Re: Cotswolds and tour group question

Astral Travels also has a Cotswold Tour.


They're a very good tour company. We've used them several times.

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"Is it really harder to drive in England than anywhere else?"

It is if you are used to driving an automatic on straight 6 lane highways and suddenly you have a manual (aka stick shift) on a winding road wide enough for 2 or maybe just 1.5 cars with passing places every now and again ..and on the wrong side of the road! Oh, and just about every American I've met have been terrified of roundabouts, or 'circles' as you tend to call them.

From what I've been told, people from Boston seem to get on OK though :-)

For a 1 day trip, I think you'd get more out of a tour anyway, they will take you to the best places, tell you about what you're passing by, and let you see the Cotwolds rather than have to concentrate on the driving. If its just you, the price wont be that much different either.

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