Hidden Cotswolds & Kings
Experience the beauty & tranquillity of the Cotswolds on a journey that ventures deep into its forgotten places, past & countryside.
Bypass the crowded tourist hot-spots for an intimate, in-depth journey of discovery to encounter stunning countryside, ancient towns & intriguing settlements, churches & stories that tell of a glorious past, but today are forgotten.
Enjoy coffee by the fireplace of England's oldest hotel as you hear stories of past Kings, Saints & monks & of the great Abbey library that pilgrims & scholars flocked to from afar for a millenia.
Journey deep into nature, stopping for a delightful lunch at a tucked away Cotswolds Inn. Explore quintessential Cotswolds villages, countryside & architectural gems, left behind by the modern world, before spending the afternoon leisurely exploring a town famed for antiques, a garden, or another hidden jewel... Escape the crowds, create timeless memories & explore authentic England...
"Jules & Phoenix picked us up & spent a full day with us showing & telling us so much about English history & places we had no idea even existed. We'd been to the Cotswolds three times before but this gave us a much deeper sense of the area and its long English history.
Jules and Phoenix were so much fun to be with, we felt like we had known them forever. Everything was included in the tour: food, drink, tickets etc... Just sit back & relax, enjoy the beauty & the history of the Cotswolds... So glad we spent this day with Around and About Bath."
Each one is a personalised, intimate, in-depth journey of discovery into our local region that shares the very best of our landscapes, places, stories, food, drink, culture & crafts, away from the crowds.
We deliberately don't share all the details... The discoveries & reveals are part of the magic.
Our guides are also pretty special. They are passionate, intelligent, engaging locals who'll get to know you & tailor the experience to you so that you can relax & 'immerse' yourself in authentic England.
This will be the Highlight of your Trip. Guaranteed. - You'll be one of 2-8 guests.
- We'll collect & return you to your Bath accommodation or central Bath.
- All costs are included - including the best local cuisine for lunch!
- Your guide will be a
friendly, inquisitive, knowledgeable local.
- Our tours are like chocolate boxes - a mix of everything. This tour includes nature, history, ancient buildings, tiny settlements, towns & maybe a garden...
- We go way beyond the usual experience. Expect much more meaningful discussions & insights into our region..
We promise you one of the best travel experiences you'll ever have or we'll refund you half your tour cost.
- Pick up and return to your Bath accommodation.
- Lunch at a beautiful country inn with beverage included.
- Morning coffee or tea in a unique and charming location
- A guided tour around several of the prettiest villages and towns in England
- A journey into the local countryside, past countryside, villages and vistas that other tourists just won't see.
- Led by a warm, talented local guide
- 9-seat vehicle with wide, comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large, tinted windows.
Things to consider
This tour is conducted in English, but we also speak Spanish, German, Indian & Romanian. Contact us for details. Due to the in-depth nature of this experience, we do not encourage children under 12, but can accommodate them with prior agreement. Some limited walking is required (no more than 500m at a time) & unfortunately, we cannot accommodate wheelchair users. This tour requires a minimum of two guests in order to run.
Our Other Full Day Experiences
Curated (Cost-Inclusive) Experiences...
Retrace the footsteps of Harry Potter & Elizabeth Bennet through quintessential England. Explore Castle Combe & Lacock, two beautiful film locations, before venturing into untouched England to explore a grand estate & a forgotten Cotswolds town…
Experience the majesty of the world's most iconic prehistoric monument before escaping the crowds to venture into authentic England to discover ruined castles, countryside, churches, stories & fabulous food...
Our Evening & Half-Day Experiences
Curated (Cost-Inclusive) Experiences...
Historic Pubs & Fine Dining
Escape Bath to enjoy the very best of local country dining. Discover the best & breadth of local English inns & untold stories. Taste the finest local brews & uncover government secrets before enjoying the most amazing three-course meal you'll find anywhere in the Bath region.
Behind The Façade
Side step the madding crowds to encounter a different, & more intriguing Bath. Look beyond the surface & delve deeper to uncover a wealth of stories, people & places that most visitors, and many locals never encounter.