Cotswolds Private Day Tour from Southampton | La Vacanza Travel

Cotswolds Private Day Tour from Southampton

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Southampton

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  • 8 hours
  • Southampton
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


The beauty of a Cotswolds private driving tour is the freedom and flexibility that it gives you on the day. This tour has a set itinerary where we have a recommended route. Here we have combined idyllic villages with the more famous Cotswold towns. This gives you a wonderful overview and experience of what the Cotswolds is all about. As it is a private tour we are totally flexible as to how long you would like in each place. We are also very flexible and are more than happy to modify the itinerary on the day if you would like.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Pick up from Southampton

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Bibury, Bibury, Cotswolds, England

We will depart from Southampton and will drive for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
It’s easy to see why William Morris called Bibury ‘The most beautiful village in England’ – wonderful stone buildings strung out along the banks of the River Coln.

Bibury is most famous for Arlington Row which even appears on the inside cover of UK passports!

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Otherwise known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ Bourton-on-the-Water is one of the most famous Cotswolds towns, and is regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England. There is plenty to see and do with a wealth of attractions, shops, restaurants and tea rooms.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, England

Stow-on-the-Wold is one of the prettiest towns in Gloucestershire steeped in history and built by the Normans, it combines honey-coloured buildings, cosy pubs, narrow streets, interesting shops and tiny tea rooms.

We will have time for lunch here in a local pub or tea room.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Burford, Burford, Cotswolds, England

Burford’s famous High Street sweeps downhill towards the River Windrush, with an unbroken line of ancient houses and shops, as well as a medieval bridge and an impressive church. Burford is known for its shopping – particularly antiques – and for the wide variety of restaurants, pubs and teashops.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The word Slaughter comes from the old English word for ‘miry place’. However, don’t let the name deceive you as this village is considered to be one of the prettiest villages in the Northern Cotswolds and is set in the most amazing countryside. Lower Slaughter has also been voted as the most romantic village in the country.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Minster Lovell, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxfordshire, England

This pretty village on the River Windrush boasts plenty of Cotswold stone and thatched roofs, as well as holding the title of being the region’s most haunted village. Minster Lovell is perhaps best known the ruins of its 15th century hall, owned by generations of the Lovell family.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, England

Drop off at Southampton

Duration: 5 minutes

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

City Cruise Terminal, 101, Berth, Western Docks, Herbert Walker Ave, Southampton SO15 1HJ, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
If you are arriving by cruise then please specify which cruise ship you are arriving on

Departure Time

09:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


8 hours

User's Reviews


25 Nov, 2023

Hi Ian, I wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks for the incredible service and expertise you provided during our recent trip. Your wealth of knowledge and engaging storytelling truly made our journey unforgettable. Your passion and warmth added immensely to our experience. Thank you for making our trip so remarkable. Regards Jing


11 Nov, 2023

Ian was such a great guide! Very friendly and informative. We will definitely be getting in touch with him when we come back.


25 Aug, 2023

We had a very wonderful day in the cotswolds in July 2023. Our guide was Ian. He was very informative and we explored the cotswolds at a leisurely pace and enjoyed a fish and chip lunch at one of the local restaurants. We recommend this tour- great value and absolutely worth seeing. everything was A1. Chony family from Canada

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