Cotswolds Private Tours
The Cotswolds are a glimpse of old England at its most picturesque and its golden villages and dry stone walls are so pretty that it’s easy to forget that the escarpment is over 1,000ft in places. This is sheep country, full of wool churches, gorgeous views and fine pubs.
Chipping Campden – Broadway – Winchcombe and Sudeley Castle – Burford – Bourton-on-the-water – Stow-on-the-Wold – The Slaughters.
There is no standard route through the Cotswolds and every Driver-Guide for our private tours of the Cotswolds has their own secrets they will want to share, from wonderful views to village inns and from formal gardens to historic houses.
Our customised private tours of the Cotswolds might include pretty Broadway with its steep high street lined with shops, or Chipping Campden, which has a 400-year-old stone market hall, barrel-vaulted wood merchants’ graves in the churchyard and fine sundials carved on its walls.
The Saxon market town of Winchcombe has its own ‘grand house’, Sudeley Castle, where fashionable, pious Katherine Parr – last and surviving wife of Henry VIII – was married to Thomas Seymour. Bourton-on-the-Water, with its waterways and bridges, is often called the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ and villages such as Burford and Broadway are famed for their grand high streets lined with houses.
The Driver-Guides for our guided tours of the Cotswolds will show you magnificent houses and gardens cultivated by talented individuals, from Kiftsgate to Hidcote, with its famous outdoor ‘rooms.’ There are also wonderful shops and very good pubs making a point of serving local food.
Why Choose Us?
The Driver Guides Association are the official Blue Badge driver guides of the UK
We have been taking visitors on top-class tours for 30 years
We are the official tourist guides of the UK – recognised by Visit Britain
All our guides have proper insurance for their vehicles and for our clients – we guarantee that
DGA tours have guides throughout the UK, from Scotland to Canterbury.
Travelling by private car gives you complete freedom to devise itineraries that suit your pace and interests
All our members have the Blue Badge – the highest guiding qualification in the UK
Only Blue Badge guides take you inside tourist attractions such as Westminster Abbey or Windsor castle
Most importantly, we provide interesting, personal and entertaining tours
Our tours can be conducted in French, Russian, Japanese, Italian and most major languages