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THE MOST POPULAR TOURS IN 2019


To help you decide which tour to choose, we have collated the "Highlights of 2019" - the most popular tours of the year, with outstanding feedback from our walkers.


SELF-GUIDED TOURS


#1 - THE COTSWOLD LINE

Chipping Campden in the Summer

Chipping Campden in the summer © Anthony Paul Ltd. / Courtesy of Cotswolds Tourism


Why is it popular?
  • The best walking in the shortest time.
  • You will see the most iconic landmarks of the Northern Cotswolds, such as Sudeley Castle, Broadway Tower, and the Market Hall of Chipping Campden.
  • You will stay in at least three of the most authentic chocolate-box villages.
  • You will see the finest wool churches.
  • You will have the chance to visit spectacular gardens.
What our clients said:

Jodie P.: “It was a really great holiday. Everyone we met was very friendly, every pub, cafe and restaurant we went to had great food and atmosphere. Each village was picturesque. The walks themselves had amazing views, weren't too strenuous, and were a good length for a day's walk. Excellent to not have to carry luggage from one place to another as well. I will 100% book one with you again in the future.”


Crisse H.: “Just wanted to thank all of you for a wonderful walking tour of the Cotswolds! Everything was top notch - the accommodations, the breakfasts, the luggage transfers, and the trail guides. What a lovely way to spend time in the Cotswolds. Thank you.”


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#2 - THE BEST OF THE COTSWOLDS

Stanton village

Stanton village © Nick Turner / Courtesy of Cotswolds Tourism


Why is it popular?

  • Encapsulates the best walking in the Cotswolds, at a leisurely pace.
  • Compared to the Cotswold Line tour, the walking days are shorter, therefore...
  • ...You will have more time to explore the scenery, immerse yourself in the history, the culture, the cuisine - the Cotswold way of life!
  • You will see even more of the highlights of the Northern Cotswolds.

What our clients said:

Ian W.: “We had the most enjoyable time on our walk, it was truly one of the best holidays my wife and I have had in years. The scenery, the history and the people we met on our travels were all wonderful.”


Donna D.: “I can honestly say that it was the best vacation of my life! We loved every minute of it and with your planning it went without a hitch! We did manage to get turned around twice during the walk, which we put down to our own error by misreading the map instructions, but were easily able to get back on track. All of the accommodations provided friendly owners, great breakfasts and locations.”


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GUIDED TOURS


#1 - SCENIC COTSWOLDS TOUR

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower in the summer © Anthony Paul Ltd. / Courtesy of Cotswolds Tourism


Why is it popular?

  • It takes you on a journey to discover the real essence of the Cotswolds, at a leisurely pace.
  • Your expert local guides will bring the fascinating history of the Cotswolds to life.
  • It showcases the iconic architecture and the exquisite country gardens of the Cotswolds.
  • The tour offers flexibility - all walks are optional, you have the freedom to choose your own accommodations and dining experiences.

What our clients said:

Anne L.: “The 6-day guided walking tour was a most enjoyable experience. There were six of us in our group including my two adult children. Our guide Robert was most knowledgeable, interacted easily, was humorous, organized and a pleasure to listen to. The walks and destinations were all well chosen, and I particularly liked the little extra details such as including observation of a stone wall in construction, a brief visit to a silversmith doing all handwork, visits to weavers and to mills, and the addition of a few excellent of local guides. We had excellent lunches every day - one most memorable was a buffet table set up just for us under trees outside a beautiful historic house. As fine a job as the operators did, nothing surpasses the beauty of the Cotswolds -- the rolling green land, the stone fences and houses, the long history, and amazing gardens. And I don't want to leave out the delicious scones and clotted cream!”


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#2 - COTSWOLD GARDENS TOUR

Kiftsgate Court Gardens

Kiftsgate Court Gardens © Margaret Cowell


Why is it popular?

  • Our expert guides will show you an abundance of celebrated gardens, such as Hidcote, Highgrove, Kiftsgate Court, Rockcliffe, and more.
  • You will get a chance to visit gardens that are not normally open to the public. It is a sneak peek into traditional private English gardens, with a chance to talk to the owners about their passion for gardening.
  • The tour is the perfect blend of magical and magnificent gardens, history, culture, and fabulous local food.
  • The tour offers flexibility, as you have the freedom to choose your own accommodations.
  • Walking distances are kept to a minimum where possible and mainly include walking around individual gardens.

What our clients said:

Nancy L.: “I just can’t thank you enough for organizing our fabulous garden tour. I am having a great time showing off my pictures and telling the great stories of the tour. I am encouraging others to sign up to experience it for themselves.”


Anna C.: “Thank you once more for a glorious experience touring the gardens. The small group experience, the tailored adventures, and personalness of yourself and the guides, and property owners have left a sense of pleasure and delight in my heart, and a lovely imprint on my memory.”


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TAILOR MADE TOURS

Cotswold countryside


Why are they popular?

  • We can arrange private guided days for you so you can enjoy the guidance of a local, knowledgeable expert and have flexibility to explore the Cotswolds at your own pace.
  • We will personalise your tour to suit your interests and budget. It is not a problem if you only give us a rough idea of what you would like to see and do - with our vast local knowledge, we will take care of the details.
  • The duration, distance and grade of your walk is entirely up to you.

What our clients said:

Gabriel L.: “My father and I had an absolutely stellar experience with Cotswold Walks! The communication was terrific throughout our booking process, and logistically, our experience getting from inn to inn and finding our luggage and rooms waiting for us was flawless. The maps and route notes were crystal clear and we didn't get lost once during our three days of walking. The routes chosen for us were delightful, jaw-droppingly picturesque, and had the perfect amount of adventure. We are already looking forward to booking with Cotswold Walks again in the near future and bringing more of the family with us! Thank you Cotswold Walks!”


Rosemarie S.: “The hiking was wonderful. The views were worthy of a National Geo photo shoot. The guide provided lots of local historical context and was good company. An important part of these outings is a pub stop for socializing with locals. Our version of this were two lunches, at a tea shop and the Castle Combe hotel. Guide owns the company with his wife. she unexpectedly joined for day two and was good company. It was perfect sunny cool weather for day one and light rain on day two. The sound of the rain added a wonderful atmosphere as we walked through the woods. I thank you for suggesting this adventure. I will be reflecting on it for some time, especially the hike.”


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