Private Day Tour from Bath to the Captivating Cotswolds with Pickup

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, Bath
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Bath
  • E-Voucher
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  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

Travel back in time to the unspoiled English corner of the Cotswolds on this private day trip from Bath. Be captivated by the stunning scenery of rolling hills and villages of honey-colored stone.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Castle Combe, Castle Combe, Cotswolds, England

The day begins in Castle Combe, which is surely one of the most photographed villages in all of England. Little has changed here since the 15th century - no street lights or TV aerials. This mediaeval gem is famous for its picturesque cottages and babbling brook. Nestled in a wooded Cotswold valley, Castle Combe has been a favourite Hollywood filming location over the years for movies including War Horse, Stardust and Doctor Dolittle.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

The tour continues through the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty towards Bourton-on-the-Water. This idyllic village is famous for its honey-coloured stone houses and is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. Enjoy some free time as you wander along the River Windrush with its beautiful low footbridges. Explore the quaint local shops and maybe sample a local beverage.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lower Slaughter, Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds, England

Nearby, Lower Slaughter was named the prettiest village in England in 2021 and it’s easy to see why. A location trapped in time, where wonderful photo opportunities await you amongst flower-draped cottages, romantic footbridges, and an idyllic water mill nestling on the banks of the River Eye.

Maybe wander between Lower and Upper Slaughter (weather dependent). This tranquil corner of the Cotswolds countryside is like walking through a painting.

Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely lunch in the charming country inn, where you can sample local dishes and maybe treat yourself to a decadent cream tea.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Tetbury, Tetbury, Cotswolds, England

Thereafter, your journey continues on towards Tetbury, which is the home town of HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall. Discover more about its fascinating history as a market town, famous in the past for the local wool and yarn industry. Pop into some of the fabulous upmarket shops and maybe buy a souvenir from the famous Highgrove Shop.

Walk down the Chipping Steps, an old entrance to the town and admire the picturesque weaver’s cottages. The centre of Tetbury is a conservation area and many buildings are hundreds of years old. Admire the architecture and enjoy the rarified feel of this pretty town.

Journey back to the delightful Georgian City of Bath, where you will either be dropped off at your accommodation or in the centre of town. This will definitely be a day to remember.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Parking Fees
  • Hotel pickup & drop off
  • Private tour for up to 6 people

Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Only children over 12 years are permitted on this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • UK law requires that seatbelts are to be worn by all occupants of a moving vehicle.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide will pickup from Bath Spa Train Station if travelling from London - please specify.
Your guide will meet you at your selected pickup point 10 minutes before the tour departs.
The guide will hold up a digital sign with your name on it.
Please notify the guide by WhatsApp if you are likely to be delayed.
The guide will wait no longer than 15 minutes beyond the scheduled departure time.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
Surrounding pickup locations will be considered but may incur a surcharge.
This is a private tour and only your group will participate.


Departure Time

08:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours 30 minutes

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

aanniea

05 Dec, 2022

Matthias was an excellent host—knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He listened to what we wanted and customized his comments based on what we talked about. He kept in touch prior to our trip so we knew what to expect. So happy with the entire tour—four charming towns, each with its own feel and history. Would book again!

Melissa H

03 Dec, 2022

So glad we did this tour!! Matt was incredibly knowledgeable and created a fabulous day for us. He was able to provide so much information, not just about the sites we were seeing, but also about UK history in general. If you're looking for a way to explore the Cotswolds, I would highly recommend booking with Matt!

mdragone

16 Oct, 2022

Booking Galahad Tours was the best decision we made on our trip- in fact, if we had more time, I would have booked Matt for a few more excursions! He was polite, friendly, and sooooo knowledgeable. The pace was perfect for our group (which included an 11-year-old boy) and we had a beautiful, leisurely day while fitting in everything we wanted to see. Highly recommend, and hope to come back and do it all over again. Thank you Matt!

Eddie_B

13 Oct, 2022

First of all, spending a day with Matt is like spending a day with a friend. His knowledge of the Costwolds is amazing including many stories at each location. His professionalism is impeccable. I Highly recommend this private discovery tour with Matt. It was the highlight of my stay in Bath. BRAVO Matt.

Titeaux

10 Oct, 2022

Spent the day touring the Cotswolds with Matt (Galahad Tours) today. We had such a great day!!! Matt has a fantastic Mercedes Van that was the best, splendid seating and access, with a glass roof to enjoy the sunshine and watch the birds of prey soar through the air. We started in Bibury (which was the village we stayed at, taking in the famous Arlington Row. Then off to Lower and Upper Slaughter, where he showed us the church used in Downtown Abbey. It is such a beautiful village. Matt chatted with locals, which got us included in the conversation, making us feel welcome. He then sent us down a wonderful walking path, allowing us to experience the village lifestyle. Then a wonderful 'Sunday' lunch at a pub Matt knew of (and had made reservations for us), known as "The Trout" on Tadpole Bridge (OMG the food was fantastic)!! Then off to Lacock and a stroll around the Village, stopping at some shops and visiting a fabulous Tithe Barn (had to send photos to our daughters). Bought some tasty homemade Damson Plum jam at an 'honesty shop'. A stop a Castle Combes and another stroll with Matt around the village.. Matt knew his history, his way around and was just a great guy to hang out with. If you are wonder if a custom tour (or one of Matt's standard tours) are worth it, we can say we got our money's worth and then some!! Now we want to have Matt show us fantastic Bath!! Thanks Matt for a perfect October day!!!!!

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Thanks Matt for a perfect October day in the Cotswolds!!!

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A perfect Cotswold tour that's worth every penny.

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