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Discover what makes this region so special
Small group or private tour
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Walk through fairy tale villages
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See buildings of yellow Cotswolds Stone
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Unlock some of Britain's ancient history
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SMALL GROUP AND PRIVATE COTSWOLDS DRIVING TOURS RUN BY A LOCAL

We live in the Cotswolds and our tours are born out of a desire to share one of the world’s most beautiful regions with you!

UNDISCOVERED COTSWOLDS TOURS

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Heart of the Cotswolds small group Tour

  • 7 HOUR
  • START OXFORD

Highlights

  •  Combining the main attractions with hidden gems
  •  Led by us locals – Graham and Ian
  • Seven hour tour of the Cotswolds
  •  Small group tour (8 people max)

Private Tailor-made Cotswolds Driving Tour

  •  6-12 HOUR
  • START ANYWHERE

Highlights

  •  Tour of anywhere in the Cotswolds
  • A modern comfortable air conditioned vehicle
  •  Led by us locals – Graham and Ian
  •  Complete control over the design of your day
  • Pick up/drop off from Oxford, London or the Cotswolds
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Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Private Tour

  •  6-12 HOUR
  •  START ANYWHERE

Highlights

  • A modern comfortable air conditioned vehicle
  • Led by us locals – Graham and Ian
  •  Complete control over the design of your tour
  • Pickup/drop off within the North Cotswolds, Oxford or London

WHY VISIT THE COTSWOLDS?

The Cotswolds is one of the most beautiful and iconic places to visit in the world. It has everything from charming Cotswold stone cottages to hidden villages and wonderful natural scenery. Sometimes you feel you are in another world. It also has the largest number of conservation areas of any English region.

The Cotswolds is home to a rolling countryside of 3000 miles of public footpaths which are steeped in history. The history goes all the way back to Neolithic times 6000 years ago, really peaking over the last few hundred years due to the wool trade.

The Cotswolds is also particularly famous for its yellow-coloured limestone, which was used to construct the villages and lively market towns. The honey coloured north to the golden centre and pearl coloured south. Each area is so unique, and blends perfectly with the surrounding rich green countryside. You can see what makes the Cotswolds unlike anywhere else.

J. B. Priestley once wrote of Cotswold stone:
“The truth is that it has no colour that can be described. Even when the sun is obscured and the light is cold, these walls are still faintly warm and luminous, as if they knew the trick of keeping the lost sunlight of centuries glimmering about them.”

WHY TOUR WITH US?

At Undiscovered Cotswolds we get off the beaten track so that you get to experience places that only the locals know about. We can also take you to a traditional Cotswolds farm so you can finish off your day getting to meet some of the friendly local animals. Or how about a glass of prosecco whilst raising a toast next to the bubbling brook at the ruins of an ancient manor house, just as the sun goes down?

Explore an eclectic mix of tourist hotpots alongside quaint hidden villages. We have put together a wonderful itinerary so that you get the best of both worlds.  We only tour with small groups so that we can give each person a more enjoyable and relaxing trip.

The private driving tour will allow you to work with us to design your ideal itinerary. You can book for 1-8 passengers at a set group price of around £350 from Oxford, or £550 from London depending on the length of your tour. You will not be combined with other customers. Today we are at your full disposal!

Send us a message about what makes a trip special to you, and we will work with you to build something to remember.

The history of the Cotswolds goes back thousands of years to neolithic times. You can still see ancient ruins from 6000 years ago. Then moving through the history to around 400 years ago when the area become extremely affluent through the wool industry. This wool was shipped all over the world. Even some native Amercian Indians would wear it back in the day.

The wool trade has since reduced enormously. However, the beautiful region that was formed because of this looks now more magestic than possibly ever before. With the yellow limestone buildings and small secret bubbling brooks and rivers. There is nowhere else quite like it in the world.

Both Graham and Ian have lived and worked in the Cotswolds for many years.  During that time we have discovered many fascinating places and stories which only a local would know about.  We would love to share these with you!

We have also been lucky to travel the world living in many countries abroad. We have met many different types of people and cultures. We have also worked as tour operators for one of the worlds most discerning travel agents Audley Travel.

We know that a tour is not just a case of tick off as many places as you can, so that you can update Facebook. This may be part of it but the difference comes in understanding the pace of a tour and the comfort. We won’t be rushing around stressed. We will be taking it at the right pace for you, giving time to enjoy each village and area we see. We also limit the size of the group to 8 people so that it is far more comfortable.

If that’s not enough then how about because you can get to spend time with us – Graham and Ian. We run the business and are very passionate individuals with many an interesting story to tell. You can ask Graham about what happened to him when he started on his first day of work in Hong Kong. Or ask Ian how he survived on his cycle from London to Cape Town? We genuinely want you to have a wonderful time so we work as hard for you as we can to make it a day to remember. We always do our best to go the extra mile 🙂

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