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Cotswold driver guide tours, personalised  by Tim Harrison

 
 

 

My tours are individually tailored to suit your interests. Many of my clients leave the itinerary of the Cotswold tours totally up to me, some prefer to suggest a couple of "must see’s" and I then arrange their tours around this. Others particularly, if we are touring for several days, suggest several places of interest. For example, Blenheim Palace, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Hidcote Manor Gardens, etc. and I will then "jigsaw" the best scenic routes around these attractions incorporating Cotswold Villages and other interesting places into each days tour.

The Cotswold Villages, both well known and many little known, but nevertheless just as attractive with their honey coloured Cotswold stone cottages, and interesting Churches are plentiful, therefore the combinations are huge.

On a full days tour, usually 8 hours or more, we stop for lunch and or a "Cotswold- Tea", at one of the many pubs, hotels, and tea rooms which I know have high standards, I usually join my clients for lunch etc. (unless they prefer me not to).

 
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ON A TYPICAL DAY

 

 Tim now drives a Luxury Lexus RX 450 h Premier this is the top of the range Lexus hybrid 4 wheel drive.. Lexus's “Range Rover” and it is very comfortable, and has great all round visibility.!

 

A typical day’s 9 hour Cotswold tour would incorporate at least one “attraction”... To name a few...One or more of the numerous National Trust Properties that abound in the Cotswolds. Downton Abbey..(Highclere Castle) Sudely Castle, Blenheim Palace, Broadway Tower, Buscot Park, Highgrove House Gardens (Prince Charles's Home)** Kelmscote Manor (William Morris's home) and many many more as well as a multitude of beautiful Cotswold Gardens that can be found in this area. If gardens are your forte, we may be able to fit 2 or even 3 gardens into a day.....I am very flexible...Virtually everything is possible !!...(see my "links" page for webs to some of the places of interest in the North Cotswolds)** See special information on "links" page

 

Your typical days tour would start with a 09-30am pick-up from your accommodation. We would tour numerous villages, discussing their history, stopping in some, whatever you preference. We would visit “an attraction”, have a pub lunch, visit more Cotswold villages, perhaps take afternoon tea, and visit a Cotswold garden.

 

Always remember...this is your day,... you set the pace not me...nothing is set....some people prefer "slow travel" others enjoy a stronger pace I am very flexable and adaptable. 

 

A Bespoke (Personalised) printed itinerary of your guided tour with all the important facts and images will be given to you as a keepsake to remind you of your Cotswold visit.

 

If you are travelling with children, I have many ideas for keeping theminterested, The Cotswold Farm Park, playing “Pooh sticks” at Lower Slaughter (an absolute must and great fun), climbing Broadway Tower (The Cotswolds highest little Castle), finding "The Mouseman's" hidden mice in Ilmington Church, and many other ideas for both adults and children to enjoy.

Some of the Cotswold Villages that we may visit on our Tours, ......there are a good deal more...!Snowshill, Broadway, Stanton, Stanway, Didbrook, Buckland, Wood Stanway, Guiting Power, Temple Guiting Naunton, Naunton, Kineton, Upper Slaughter, Lower Slaughter, Upper Swell, Lower Swell, Stow on the Wold, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Batsford, Blockley, Ebrington, Charingworth, Ilmington, Shipston, Stretton on the Fosse, Chipping Campden, Hidcote Bartrim, Hidcote Boyce, Mickleton, Bourton-on-the-Water, Sherbourne, Clapton-on-the-Hill, Windrush, Burford, Swinbrook, Turkdean, Notgrove, Salperton, Halling, Compton Abdale, Yanworth, Fosse Bridge, Northleach, Chedworth, Winson, Great Barrington, Coln Rogers, Bibury, Barnsley, Farmington, Filkins, Kencot, Painswick, Slad, Sheepscombe. To name but a few.

Other Towns and attractions further a field, but all doable in a day.

Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle),Stratford on Avon, Warwick, Woodstock, Blenheim Castle, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Tetbury, Stroud, Castle Combe, Bath, Oxford, Windsor Castle, Avebury, Malmesbury, Malborough, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey, Ross-on-Wye, Symmonds Yat, Ledbury, The Royal Forest of Dean, East Wales, Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Castle, Hay on Wye, Goodrich Castle, Hereford, Worcester, Stonehenge, Winchester and Salisbury Cathedrals Laycock Abbey and Village, Stonehenge, Chatsworth House and many more.

Longer tours of The Lake District, North Yorkshire Dales, Scotland, Wales, Devon & Cornwall, Sussex and the South East and even Ireland are also offered.

 

NB All charges are for Tour Guiding services only & those in connection with or for the promotion of such by way of demonstration. There is no charge or part of any charge made for driving as private hire taxi or chauffeur services. Those are services not offered, advertised or provided by me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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