Saxons, Royals & Hidden Cotswolds

9am-5pm - Door-to-Door Service - All Costs Included - Available All Year Round
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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...

Discover the Cotswolds in winter... Explore Castle Combe & enjoy a warming drink overlooking the picture-perfect square before venturing into the undiscovered...

Venture along back-roads & breath-taking countryside to find England's oldest town. Unearth its remarkable history, admire its ancient abbey & enjoy stunning local fare at the nearby 800-year-old hostelry built to accommodate visiting scribes, pilgrims & scholars...

Spend the afternoon, leisurely browsing the antique stores & Prince Charles own store, before ending the afternoon with warm drinks by the fire in a charming wool town's ancient inn...

Truly connect with England in the company of a passionate, inquisitive local, who'll reveal the best of the Cotswolds to you, untouched by tourism.

Escape the crowds, create timeless memories & explore authentic England...

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InnerItalian, San Diego, July 2018

"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."

Our Curated Experiences are much more than a 'tour'.

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.

We can't share the exact itinerary as the journey & the discoveries are part of the experience. However, we can tell you... 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..

Our guarantee:

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.
We aim to collect you from Bath accommodation.

If a pick-up is not possible, the pick-up and drop-off point is by the VisitBath Visitor Information Centre in central Bath.

If you are not staying in central Bath, please be at the pick-up point by 15 minutes before your tour start time. Please note that due to need to keep to schedule, we are unable to wait for late arrivals if we've not been given prior notice of the delay.
Please be ready for collection at the agreed time
Tours typically return to Bath between 4.45pm and 5.15pm.

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.

The Highlight of your Trip... Guaranteed.