A Cotswolds Small Group Tour – Meander the patchwork landscapes and charming villages of the Cotswolds on this leisurely journey through the heart of England. Beyond the grandeur of the city of Bath, the Cotswolds provide a treasure trove of rustic countryside and historic sites to explore; we’ll journey over rolling hills, wander amongst ancient stone circles and stroll the cobbled market squares of honey-coloured villages. Highlights will include a visit to a working Cotswold Farm and passing time in the grounds of a private Cotswold Manor. The Cotswolds offer a showcase of quintessential England and its finest.

Touring Highlights

  • Stroll the Royal Crescent in Bath which featured in Netflix series “Bridgerton”.
  • Walk amongst the standing monoliths of Avebury stone circle.
  • Discover some of the most beautiful villages in England.
  • Visit a real working Cotswold farm and meet the family.
  • Visit Blenheim Palace, childhood home of Winston Churchill.
  • Maximum group-size of 16 passengers for that intimate touring experience.

Attractions:

  • Attraction
Map - Quintessential Cotswolds 2022
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Bath and Roman Baths.

    This morning, arrive in England and make your way to the Regency city of Bath using your complimentary rail tickets. The direct journey from London takes just 1hr 30mins approx. Upon arrival in Bath, you can check in to your hotel and the afternoon is free to explore the city at your own pace. Experience Bath’s magnificent Georgian architecture at the Circus, Pulteney Bridge and the Royal Crescent which featured in the Netflix hit ”Bridgerton”. Using your included tickets, visit the magnificent Roman Baths which date back to Roman times. By evening, meet with your tour leader and the rest of the group to dine together at a local restaurant.

    Overnight – The Bird Hotel (or similar), Bath (DBB).

  2. Day 2 Avebury stone circle and Lacock Abbey

    Today we enjoy an excursion from Bath to take in the Southern Cotswolds. First stop will be the honey-coloured village of Castle Combe, widely regarded as the prettiest village in England. Then we’ll head for Avebury to see the intriguing standing stones – lesser known than Stonehenge but equally enigmatic, here you get to walk freely amongst the stones themselves. Final stop will be the historic town of Lacock – seemingly frozen in time this charming village and Lacock Abbey have been used in TV and film productions such as ”Pride and Prejudice”, ”Downton Abbey” and ”Harry Potter”. Then it’s back to Bath to explore further at your leisure and to dine independently.

    Overnight – The Bird Bath Hotel (or similar), Bath.

  3. Day 3 The Villages of the Cotswolds

    Leaving Bath behind, today we dedicate to exploring the heart of the Cotswolds. As we journey North we’ll pass through rolling patchwork fields and a wealth of quintessential Cotswold villages with eccentric names such as Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold. Each village is unique but characterised by honey-coloured buildings, thatch cottages, cobbled market squares and historic parish churches; we’ll pause in various spots of particular beauty or interest to soak up the atmosphere. By afternoon we’ll make our way to our base for the next two nights in the heart of a Cotswold market town.

    Overnight – Noel Arms Inn (or similar), Chipping Campden, Cotswolds (BB).

  4. Day 4 Shakespeare’s Stratford and Cotswold Farm Visit

    Our journey this morning takes us to the nearby bustling medieval town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare. We’ll learn about the life and times of the great bard at Shakespeare’s Birthplace before taking time to stroll around this pretty town nestling on the banks of the River Avon. By afternoon we’ll immerse ourselves in rural life with a visit to a working Cotswold farm; here we’ll get to meet the farmer, see some of the animals and even see his sheepdogs at work; a truly unique experience. Later we return to our base in the heart of the Cotswolds where we’ll dine together.

    Overnight – Noel Arms Inn (or similar), Chipping Campden, Cotswolds (DB).

  5. Day 5 Blenheim Palace and Historic Oxford

    On our final day we enjoy a relaxing start. After breakfast we’ll head East and visit the elegant country manor at Blenheim Palace, former childhood home of Winston Churchill where we’ll gain an insight in to his life and achievements. Our final stop will be in the beautiful medieval university city of Oxford where we’ll enjoy a brief orientation before free time to explore – perhaps take a “punt” on the river, climb Fairfax Tower for views of the town’s renowned “dreaming spires” or wander the historic college quads of one of the world’s most famous educational institutions. After a perfect end to our Cotswolds tour we’ll return to London where our journey ends.

What's included
  • Rail tickets for travel from London to tour start in Bath.
  • 4 nights in charming boutique accommodation.
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach.
  • The services of your professional driver / tour leader.
  • Full English breakfast daily.
  • 2 x evening meals.
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Bath’s Roman Baths
    • Lacock Abbey
    • Cotswold Farm visit
    • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
    • Blenheim Palace
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
  • Postage of your travel documents pack.
Exclusions

Our tours are fully land inclusive but there are some things we do not include as standard:

  • Trip Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. More information on the benefits of trip insurance can be found here.
  • Flights – adeo Travel do not book air travel but are happy to offer advice on where to seek competitive airfare.
  • Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above.
Optional Extras
  • Additional pre-tour accommodation in London or Bath.
  • Post-tour accommodation in London.
  • Private transfers in London.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other tours “Treasures of Cornwall” or “Secrets of Scotland”.
Start Date End Date Availability Price (Per Person)*  
Mon Apr 25, 2022
Fri Apr 29, 2022
Guaranteed departure
From £1,450
Mon Jul 11, 2022
Fri Jul 15, 2022
Available
From £1,475
Mon Aug 15, 2022
Fri Aug 19, 2022
Available
From £1,550
Mon Oct 10, 2022
Fri Oct 14, 2022
Guaranteed Departure
From £1,450

*A single supplement applies