Cotswolds in a Day

From: £50.00

First-time visitor to the Cotswolds, or only have one day to explore? Then this is the tour of the Cotswolds for you! On our award-winning Cotswolds in a Day tour, you’ll visit some of the most popular and beautiful Cotswold towns and villages. There’s incredible scenery and some hidden gems too.

Highlights include:

  • Stunning panoramic views at Dover’s Hill.
  • Free time, so you can explore our recommendations in the historic town of Chipping Campden.
  • Our ‘secret’ Cotswolds village, which many people agree is the highlight of the tour!
  • The bustling market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Here, you can shop, eat and explore at your leisure.
  • Bibury and its iconic Arlington Row of cottages.
  • The picture-perfect riverside village of Bourton-on-the-Water.

Between stops, we’ll drive you along lesser-travelled narrow country lanes. Being locals, we’ll bring the Cotswolds region to life with a fun, fact-filled live commentary.

Travelling in a larger group? Make this a private tour from £550.

For full details about our Cotswolds in a Day Tour click here.



Departure points for this tour of the Cotswolds:

  • Stratford-upon-Avon – your address (e.g. hotel, B&B, home) or Stratford-upon-Avon train station. If you’re visiting from Birmingham, then take the train to meet us here!
  • Moreton-in-Marsh train station. If you’re visiting from LondonReading or Oxford, then take the train to meet us here!
  • Chipping Campden High Street bus stop

Tour starts at approx:

  • 09.00 – Stratford-upon-Avon
  • 09.45 – Moreton-in-Marsh train station
  • 10.00 – Chipping Campden High Street bus stop

Tour finishes at approx:

  • 17.00 – Moreton-in-Marsh train station
  • 17.15 – Chipping Campden town centre bus stop
  • 17.30 – Stratford-upon-Avon


  • £50 – Adults (16+)
  • £40 – Children (0-15). Not recommended for small children. All children must be accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

Please note: Our minibuses are licensed to carry a maximum of 16 passengers – this includes any children or babies in your group. Please see our Terms & Conditions for special conditions relating to children under 3 years old.

Itinerary (timings approximate):

  • Dover’s Hill (20 minutes). A wonderful viewpoint at the northernmost end of the Cotswolds Hills. Take in panoramic countryside views, while enjoying your introduction to the Cotswolds.
  • Chipping Campden (1 hour). Use our unique maps, so you can explore our recommended things to see and do.
  • Our ‘secret’ Cotswolds village (20 minutes). It’s off the main tourist trail, but many people agree this village is the highlight of the tour!
  • Stow-on-the-Wold (1 hour 10 minutes). A bustling Cotswolds market town, steeped in history – and your designated lunch stop. Lunch is not included, but there are many food options to choose from!
  • Bibury (40 minutes). Home to the iconic ‘Arlington Row’ of chocolate-box cottages. Bibury has been described as “the prettiest village in England”, so will you agree?
  • Bourton-on-the-Water (45 minutes). A beautiful village where pretty Cotswold stone bridges cross the crystal waters of the River Windrush.

Tour of the Cotswolds includes:

  • Transport in a luxury, air-conditioned 16-passenger seat minibus.
  • Plenty of free time, so you can explore several places in the Cotswolds in one day.
  • Souvenir booklets containing maps, photographs and information. We’ve highlighted our recommended things to see and do at each stop, so you can make the most of your free time.
  • Expert insights from one of our friendly driver-guides. All of our guides are locals, so we’ll bring the story of the Cotswolds to life.

Not included in this tour of the Cotswolds:

  • Lunch and refreshments, but bring your own picnic, or purchase food and drinks at the stops on the tour.

Terms and conditions:

Click here for our Terms and Conditions