Luxury tours of the Cotswolds, England
Luxury Cotswolds Tours
Cotswolds tours from London
Your Cotswolds Chauffeur, luxury chauffeur-driven road trips in the finest private cars. Discover the delights of the English countryside, take a luxury Cotswolds tour. Experienced, professional chauffeur guides to drive you safely and serenely. From your hotel in London or Oxford we can whisk you into the heart of the Cotswolds. Let us guide you on a private luxury tour.
“There was something about the light in the Cotswolds, a smooth opalescence that covered the hills and farmland in a soft binding. The morning usually began with sun, the sky gradually thickening to clouds in the afternoon. Later in the day, rain fell on the brilliant autumn leaves and gave them a boiled-sugar glaze, and drew out a dark, fresh scent from the loam and clay.”
Your Cotswolds Tour
An example itinerary
We will start the tour from Burford, near Oxford. Known as “The Gateway to the Cotswolds”. The medieval town of honey-coloured stone cottages, with many houses built 600 years ago. The Burford Garden Company is well known, and makes the town a must for gardening aficionados – including locals Kate Moss, Liz Hurley and Kate Winslet.
After exploring Burford, we will visit the “Prettiest village in England”, Bibury. A great photo opportunity, and a snapshot of traditional English country life. Walk along the river to Arlington Row, a set of weavers cottages and one of the iconic symbols of the Cotswolds.
Next stop is the “Venice of the Cotswolds”, the delightful settlement of Bourton-on-the-Water.
Onwards to the highest town in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold. Antique shops, ancient inns centred around the historic market square. An inspiration for J.R.R Tolkien, St Edwards Church entrance, flanked by two ancient yew trees, is said to have inspired the Door of Durin in the Lord of the Rings. The town is the location for the last battle of the English Civil War in 1646.
Explore quintessentially English villages of honey-coloured stone. Discover delightful market towns and visit some of the country’s greatest palaces, castles and country houses. The Cotswolds covers an area of almost 800 square miles, and runs through five counties: Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.
Attractions in and around the Cotswolds include:
- Blenheim Palace – the birthplace of Winston Churchill
- The Roman City of Bath.
- Westonbirt Arboretum
- Rousham House and Garden
- Bicester Village
- Berkeley Castle
- Broadway Tower, is a 65 foot folly found at the second highest point in the Cotswolds, and is rumoured to be the inspiration for Amon Hen in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.