8 Of The Best Cotswold Tours

Many people love to come to the Cotswolds and explore the areas many beautiful sights. If however, you're short of time, prefer a little guidance, or you simply want to fit in as much as possible during your stay then a Cotswold tour might be the best option for you. There are some excellent tours available in the Cotswolds, covering various interests from walking and nature through to food and drinks tours. With something for everyone, these Cotswold tours can add something extra special to your Jigsaw Holiday.

Best Cotswold tours

There are a number of Cotswold tours available to suit a range of tastes and interests, as well as both indoor and outdoor tours to suit the unpredictable country weather! Some of our best tours to enjoy at any time of year include:

Family-friendly tours

The Bloody Bourton Walking TourDiscover Bourton-on-the-Waters bloody past with this ghoulish ghost tour, taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings. Suitable for children and adults, this walking tour offers a historical journey through the village at night, offering a new and slightly unexpected insight into this popular Cotswolds destination. Pick up your tickets from the Bourton-on-the-Water Visitor Centre and enjoy one of the most animated, and entertaining Cotswold tours for children.Where to stay: When youve had enough of being scared, retire to cheerful Chapel Cottage which sleeps 4 and is full of character to make for a delightful stay. A great cottage in a central village location for exploring the glorious Cotswolds.Cotswolds Electric Bike Tours (Children must be 14 or over)Biking through the Cotswolds is a wonderful way to spend the day, working up a big appetite to enjoy a pub lunch or dinner when youre done. The six-hour tour takes you along quiet Cotswold roads through various villages and landscapes, all led by a tour guide who will add plenty of colour and interesting facts to your tour. Using motor-powered bicycles, you wont have to use too much energy to pedal your way up those hills. All of the equipment is provided and there are options for private tours too.Where to stay: The tours begin from a number of locations, including beautiful Broadway. Holly Cottage is ideal for couples looking to enjoy a romantic weekend together. After this tour you can enjoy relaxing with your partner and enjoy the contemporary, cosy features of this gorgeous hideaway.

Food and drink tours

Cotswold Foodie ToursVisitors are spoilt for choice with Cotswold Foodie Tours, with two of the best available in Cheltenham and Stow-on-the-Wold. Featuring six food tastings as well as expert guidance and wonderful stories, these tours take you to some of the best food spots in the Cotswolds for a taste youll never forget. The Foodie tours can also be bought as gifts, so if youre looking to treat someone special, this could make an excellent gift, and something a bit different.Where to stay: If you go for the Stow-on-the-Wold option, then The Old Brewery is a top choice for accommodation during your stay. It has beautiful open gardens, with enough features to make for a luxurious stay for up to 8.Brennen and Brown Gin Lab ExperienceLove gin? Then youll love this fantastic gin tour which not only offers a tour of the facilities but also the opportunity to create your own gin to take away with you. An ideal activity for couples or groups, these sessions are a fun way to spend your time in the Cotswolds and are ideal for rainy afternoons. Take your gin back to your Cotswolds property and enjoy in front of the fire or out in the garden (depending on the time of year!).Where to stay: Slatters Cottage in Bourton-on-the-Hill is within easy driving distance of Cheltenham, with many other must-visit Cotswold locations nearby. It sleeps 3 and is tucked away in the country to ensure you have a relaxing getaway.

Adventure Tours

Heli AdventuresDid you know the Cotswolds has its own airport? Well it does, and thats where you can enjoy Heli Adventures amazing helicopter tours where you can experience the wonders of the Cotswolds scenery from the sky. The perfect experience for enjoying a special occasion or to tick it off your bucket list, youll be able to sit back and enjoy your own private heli tour and feel like a true A-lister.Where to stay: Elkstones has its own private helicopter landing pad, so you may be able to make arrangements to be dropped off at your very own holiday location if you opt to stay here ! If not, you can still enjoy the luxury amenities this striking property has to offer, including a cinema room, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Its a wonderful property for up to 10 people which offers a luxury self-catering stay like no other!Artic Quest Sled Dog AdventuresThis is another unique Cotswold tour, bringing you an experience like no other! This tour brings the sledding adventures youd normally associate with more wintery territory to the Cotswold countryside instead. Based in Tewkesbury, youll get to see some fantastic sights and experience authentic dog sledding which will be sure to thrill. With excellent reviews and different packages available, this is one way to tour the Cotswolds you wont forget.Where to stay: Oat Hill Coach House in Snowshill is the ideal size for a family or a group of up to six people. Set within a stunning location, it has spacious bedrooms and living areas which are ideal for relaxing in after your sled dog experience.

Walking tours

Walk The LandcapeThe most popular way to explore the Cotswolds is on foot, and if you want some extra guidance during your visit, then a walking tour is a must. Walk The Landscape offer numerous tours that do what they say on the tin, taking you along some of the areas most beautiful routes, with walks available for different interests and abilities. A top choice for those looking to meet others or enjoy a group walking tour, you can learn more about the Cotswolds and its many hidden treasures.Where to stay: Singer House in Chipping Campden makes an excellent base for those looking to enjoy the scenery of the Cotswolds on foot. Sleeping 6, it offers plenty of space to relax after a long day of walking, as well as a chic garden to enjoy when the sun comes out.Cotswold WalksTo truly get to know the Cotswolds, Cotswold Walks is a great tour provider. Offering tours since 1993, they specialise in longer duration tours which are great for visitors who have come to the Cotswolds for a longer duration and are keen to see its best bits There are several different types of Cotswold tours available to cover different interests, including Arts and Crafts, as well as a fabulous gardens tour which are particularly spectacular in the spring and summer.Where to stay: Grooms Cottage in Kingham is the ideal central location for couples to base themselves ahead of a walking tour. This cosy Cotswold cottage will be just what you need to recharge, providing a warm and welcome sanctuary to return to after a day on your feet.Cotswold tours are a simple way to make the most of your holiday and offer many options for families and people of all interests. A Jigsaw property will make the ideal base from which to explore and return to at the end of a long day's touring. Take a look at our wide collection of Jigsaw Holiday properties which offer options for various group sizes and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Jigsaw team.

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