Our expertise doesn’t just lie within the Cotswolds… The Cotswolds is conveniently located within hours of some of the shores finest landscapes, attractions and major destinations on your travels to or from the Cotswolds let’s see a sight or two.
Designed specifically for guests staying in London, we will pick you up from your hotel and whisk you away from the hustle and bustle of city life to takes in the sights, sounds and smells of the English countryside. Focusing on the Cotswolds, you will take in sites such as Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Burford, Taynton, Stow on the Wold and the famous Slaughters. After a unique day out, we will drop you back at your hotel for a well-earned rest!
We can offer a range of tours to explore our coastal heritage and maritime history. Our resident Blue Badge guide can accompany you to the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, or maybe you’d prefer to go fossil hunting on the famous ‘Jurassic Coast’, in the south of England. A day trip to the Isle of Wight will allow you to take in ‘Osborne House’, Queen Victoria’s country retreat and see ‘The Needles’, graveyard of many ships from around the world.
The north of England is a jewel in the English crown. This tour of the North West and North East of the country takes in the fabulous ‘Lake District’, home of Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, and then on the ancient city of York, Viking capital and site of ‘York Minster’ which is possibly the most beautiful Gothic cathedral in the country. We’re sure you’ll love a place where the bars are gates and the gates are roads!
Us English tend to take our ancestry for granted as the details tend to be on our doorstep, but we know this is not the case for our visitors! We’d be delighted to guide you through a journey of discovery to find your ancestors, wherever they may be hiding. Ancestry is complicated, so let us help, using our local knowledge to make the very best of the precious time that you have available.
We can’t promise afternoon tea with the queen, or even drinks with Meghan and Harry, but we can provide you with a ‘Blue Badge Guide’ to take you to some magnificent historic royal residences. An ideal day might include Hampton Court, followed by Windsor Castle, accompanied by your personal tour guide, an expert in English history, to answer all your questions and make sure that you get the very best experience of these magnificent buildings.
Many of our guests plan tours which include cruises from the sea port of Southampton. If you are heading that way, we can ensure that you make the very best of your travel time. You’ll be met at your Cotswold hotel by your personal ‘driver guide’, who will drive you to the port. ‘En route’ you will visit ‘World Heritage Site’ Stonehenge, Old Sarum, an Iron Age fort and Salisbury Cathedral, one of England’s most spectacular places of worship. Then it’s on to Southampton to catch your ship and wav