Cotswold DriverGuide tours, personalised by Tim Harrison
 
 

Driver-Guide tours with Tim Harrison

 
 
 
 
 
 
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QUALITY CHAUFFEUR GUIDED COTSWOLD TOURS PERSONALISED SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU BY TIM HARRISON. Take the stress out of driving and be driven in luxury and comfort around the Cotswolds or any part of Great Britain with a friendly and personal tour guide. Your tour will be tailored and personalised to suit your specific needs. Tim has lived and farmed sheep in the North Cotswold Village of Snowshill all of his 60 + years and has a fount of local and National knowledge and tour guide experience.

Tim will organise your "stress free" tailor-made tour around your  preferred places of interest and he will arrange your itinerary specifically for you around your choices. If you prefer you can leave Tim to organise the entire itinerary....You won’t be disappointed....The choice is yours!

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

Tim will pick you up from your accommodation. He can also meet you from your flight, train, or port and transfer you to and from where you are staying safely and on time. Whether your Cotswold Tour is for a day or for a week or more he will help make your Cotswold holiday experience in this beautiful countryside even more special for you. Tour the Cotswolds is a fully insured business. See the prices page where all booking details are explained.

HONEY COLOURED LIMESTONE COTSWOLD VILLAGES

HONEY COLOURED LIMESTONE COTSWOLD VILLAGES

  • Discover the Cotswolds in style with a knowledgeable tour guide.

  • Honey coloured limestone villages, beautiful gardens, Historic Manor Houses, Castles, & stunning Churches.

  • Let Tim transport & guide you to places that you have heard of & many you have not!

  • An itinerary & images, relevant dates, and other information will be yours to keep.

  • Unique opportunity to discover The Cotswolds past & recent history.

  • Tim’s tours are created & personalised especially for you.

  • Tim also tour guides all over Great Britain & Ireland...Please inquire.

Tim’s tours are individually tailored to suit your interests. Many of his clients leave the itinerary of the Cotswold tours totally up to him, some prefer to suggest a couple of "must see’s" and he then arranges their tours around this. Others particularly, if they are touring for several days, suggest several places of interest. For example, Blenheim Palace, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Hidcote Manor Gardens, etc. and Tim 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.

If you are also looking for somewhere nice to stay.... Look no further than Tim’s wife Jacki's excellent 2 bedroom 4 person beautifully appointed Holiday Cottage, known as Sheepscombe Byre www.sheepscombebyre.com.

THE VIEW FROM SHEEPSCOMBE BYRE

THE VIEW FROM SHEEPSCOMBE BYRE

If you wish to stay in their Holiday Cottage, Tim would be delighted to organise and quote you for your whole "package", from meeting you from your start point to taking you to your next destination.

ONE OF MANY BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE GARDENS IN THE COTSWOLDS

ONE OF MANY BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE GARDENS IN THE COTSWOLDS

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 9.30am 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 lunch, visit more Cotswold villages, perhaps take afternoon tea, and visit a Cotswold garden.

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).

Always remember....this is your day....you set the pace not me....nothing is set....some people prefer “slow travel” others enjoy a faster pace I am very flexible 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 them interested, 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, 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 afield, but all doable in a day.

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.
— TIM HARRISON
CRICKET NAUNTON VILLAGE

CRICKET NAUNTON VILLAGE

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