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Cotswolds Day Tours – tour details
What days do your Cotswolds Day Tours operate?
How long is the Cotswolds Day Tour?
Where does the Cotswolds Day Tour visit?
Do we get any free time on the Cotswolds Day Tour?
Is lunch included in the price of the Cotswolds Day Tour?
Can I bring a packed lunch or refreshments on the Cotswolds Day Tour?
A pub lunch IS included in the price of our Purity Brewery & Cotswolds Pub Tour, but you're also welcome to bring or purchase other snacks. We highly recommend visiting the Purity Brewery shop!
Is a Go Cotswolds Day Tour suitable for children?
Children under the age of 3 may travel for free on our Cotswolds Day Tours, provided that they are carried securely on an adult's lap. If you wish your child under 3 to have their own seat, you will need to purchase a ticket at the child price and you should either supply your own age-appropriate car seat, or your child should sit in the regular minibus seat without a restraint (our seatbelts are designed for adult use only). This is entirely your choice, and is legally permissible in a public service vehicle such as ours, but obviously we would not recommend that anyone, especially a child, travels without a suitable restraint. Please also our our FAQ, 'What are the rules about wearing seatbelts in the UK?'
Please note that our Purity Brewery & Cotswolds Pub Tours are strictly for adults over the age of 18 only. Children under the age of 18 will not be permitted to travel or take part in this tour, and ID may required if you look under the age of 25.
Do you visit Bibury on your Cotswolds Day Tour?
Cotswolds Day Tours – meeting points and pick-up/drop-off locations
Where will you pick me up, and at what time?
- Leamington Spa rail station: 8.35am weekdays, 9.00am Sundays
- Stratford-upon-Avon rail station and accommodation providers*: 9.00am weekdays, 9.15am Sundays
- Moreton-in-Marsh rail station: 9.45am weekdays, 10.00am Sundays
- Chipping Campden bus stop (outside The Noel Arms Hotel): 10.00am weekdays, 10.15am Sundays
If you would like to be picked up from somewhere that is not on this list, please contact us before making your booking. We will try to accommodate your requests, but it is not always possible, or may incur a surcharge.
If you are arriving from outside of the area to join the tour we do try and be flexible to meet train times but this is not always possible and pick-up times are always subject to change.
*Because we operate an accommodation pick-up service in Stratford-upon-Avon, pick-up times are approximate. Please be ready to depart 10 minutes before your assigned pick-up time.
How do I get to your pick-up point from...?
If you are arriving in your own car, we recommend you join the tour at Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh. Address and parking information can be found here: https://www.gocotswolds.co.uk/drivingdirections/.
For help getting to/from one of these pick-up points from further away, please see the following articles, How To Join A Go Cotswolds Day Tour From...
Can you pick me up from my hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh?
We provide a hotel pick-up service from Stratford-upon-Avon because it is a much bigger town and the accommodation providers are scattered over a much wider area, many not within easy walking distance of the town centre or a convenient central meeting point.
Where is the meeting point at Moreton-in-Marsh station?
Where is the meeting point at Leamington Spa station?
Where will you drop me off at the end of the Cotswolds Day Tour, and at what time?
If you would like to be dropped off somewhere outside of our normal radius, please contact us before making your booking. We will try to accommodate your requests, but it is not always possible, or may incur a surcharge.
We always aim to return to Moreton-in-Marsh station by 5pm, Stratford-upon-Avon by 5.30pm, and Leamington Spa by 6pm.
If you are booking onward rail travel, we would always recommend that you purchase a flexible ticket that allows you to take any return train as opposed to a specific booked train. We do our best to arrive back at the drop-off locations at the times mentioned above, but we can never 100% guarantee this.
Is it possible to join a tour from London, Oxford or Birmingham in a day?
If you have your own vehicle, we recommend that you join the tour in Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh. Please see our article here for address and parking details: https://www.gocotswolds.co.uk/drivingdirections/
If you are travelling by train from London or Oxford, the best place to meet the tour is at Moreton-in-Marsh station, while if you are travelling from Birmingham or Coventry, you should head for Leamington Spa station. Please see our articles for more information on joining a Cotswolds tour from:
Cotswolds Day Tours – during the tour
Do you provide a commentary on the Cotswolds Day Tour, as you drive along?
Can we bring our luggage with us?
Small hand bags, coats and other small personal items may be kept inside the minibus, either at your feet or on the overhead shelf. All luggage and personal items are your responsibility.
Please note that although we do have room to store foldable wheelchairs and walkers, the Go Cotswolds minibus is not wheelchair accessible, so regretfully we can only accommodate wheelchair-users if they are able to get out of their chair to get on and off the minibus. Similarly, while we do have space for buggies and strollers, we do not consider the Go Cotswolds Day Tour to be particularly suitable for small children. Please see our other FAQs for more information.
What should I wear for the Cotswolds Day Tour?
Are there toilet stops on the Cotswolds Day Tour?
On our Purity Brewery & Cotswolds Pub Tour, toilets are available at Purity Brewery, and public and pub toilets are available at each of the stops on the tour.
Purity Brewery & Cotswolds Pub Tours
Is there a minimum age for the Purity Brewery & Cotswolds Pub Tour?
Do I need to bring ID on the Purity Brewery & Cotswolds Pub Tour?
Please note that vendors may also refuse to serve or sell alcohol to anyone over the age of 18 if they suspect you are purchasing it for someone under 18, or for someone who has been unable to provide valid ID.
Is lunch included on the Purity Brewery & Cotswolds Pub Tour?
Is it possible to join the Purity Brewery & Cotswolds Pub tour from London or Birmingham in a day?
Terms and Conditions and Cancellations
What are your Terms and Conditions?
Do you cancel your tours if there is bad weather?
The Go Cotswolds Minibus
Is the Go Cotswolds minibus accessible for disabled people?
Our Cotswolds Day Tours include 7 different stops throughout the day, so you will be getting on and off the bus quite a lot, and walking around at each stop (though how far you walk is up to you). Therefore, please consider whether this tour will be suitable for you, according to your disability.
The Go Cotswolds minibus has a large boot (trunk) space, so we have plenty of room to store luggage, including suitcases, foldable wheelchairs and walkers, strollers and buggies - please just let us know at the time of booking if you wish to bring these larger items.
Guide/assistance dogs are welcome at any time - please just let us know in advance if you intend to bring a guide/assistance dog.
Please see our Access Statement for more details.
Do I have to wear a seatbelt on the Go Cotswolds minibus? What about children?
In terms of fastening and wearing seatbelts, UK law says that:
- Children under the age of 14 are the responsibility of their accompanying adult, parent or guardian.
- Children under the age of 3 should use an appropriate child restraint, or travel on a parent/guardian's lap where restraints are not available. (However, we do not recommend that our tour is suitable for under 3's)
- Children aged 3–11 and who are less than 1.35 metres (4 ft 5 in) should use an appropriate child restraint, or use the seatbelt provided where restraints are not available.
- Children aged 12 and 13, or younger children who are taller than 1.35 metres should use the seatbelt provided.
- Children and adults aged 14 and over are responsible for themselves and should wear the seatbelt provided.
Please note that Go Cotswolds does not provide child restraints or booster seats and is not required by law to do so. If you wish to bring your own booster seat or child restraints, then you may use them if you have purchased a child ticket for the tour, but it's up to you to know how to use them properly.
Is smoking permitted?
What are the Cotswolds?
What languages do you speak?
How and where do I book?
For private hire and speciality tours please contact us and we will be able to provide you with a quote and details of how to pay. A non-refundable deposit is required for all group and private hire bookings. Use the contact form on our website, telephone us on (+44) (0)7786 920166 or email email@example.com.
Why should I book directly on your website?
We do also sell our tickets through Viator (also known as TripAdvisor Experiences in some countries), and the cost of a ticket is the same to you regardless of which site you use to book. However, not only does booking directly with us cut out the middle-man, the ticket reseller operates a 'request to book' system. This means that once you have submitted your booking request, they notify us by email and we must then review our availability and approve or reject your request. If there are not enough seats left for the number of tickets you wish to book, you won't know until we reject your request. Also, there is often a delay between submission of your booking request and us being notified about your request. Therefore it is possible that tickets will sell out on our website in the meantime.
Book directly with us to avoid disappointment and immediately guarantee your booking. We accept all major credit and debit cards via our secure payment processing partners Stripe and PayPal.
Why didn't I receive a confirmation email?
Within 2 working days of the automated email, we will send you a second, personal email to provide further details about your tour.
What is my booking number?
If you have booked through Viator (TripAdvisor Experiences), you will receive a 9-digit booking reference prefixed by the letters BR. This is the number you should cite to Viator if you need to contact them. When we confirm your Viator booking, you will also receive a 5-digit Booking Number from us. This is the Booking Number you should quote if asked on the morning of the tour.
Why do you need my email address and phone number?
For ticket bookings, immediately after your payment has been processed, you will receive an automated order receipt via email. Within 2 working days of your booking, we will follow up with a personalised confirmation email from a member of our team, which contains further details of your pick-up location, pick-up time and other useful details. After your tour, we will send you a copy of the group photo taken by your tour guide.
We collect your telephone number so that we can contact you before or during your tour; for example, to tell you if we are running early or late, or if we have arrived at your pick-up point and we cannot find you. The telephone number you provide at the time of booking should ideally be a mobile telephone number that you will have with you during the tour (it doesn't have to be a UK mobile, but it should be able to accept calls or SMS/WhatsApp messages from UK numbers). If you plan to purchase a UK SIM card, but don't have this number at the time of booking, please just let us know the number at a later date.
In line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) we never sell or give your contact details to any third parties and we do not subscribe you to any mailing lists or use your contact information for any reason other than to communicate with you about your tour.
Is there a minimum number of people you will take on a tour?
Because of the collaboration we have with Purity Brewery, our Purity Brewery & Cotswolds Pub Tours do require a minimum of 6 passengers to operate. In the event that this minimum number is not reached, we will always let you know well in advance.