FAQ, Tour Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Tour Information

All you need to know in our FAQs section about what's included in our cultural and historical guided tours.

Pre-Tour Preparation

What you need to enjoy your adventurous day exploring the Heart of the Cotswolds.

Booking Policies

What are the policies for payment and cancellations?

Tour Information

What’s included with the tour?

  • Free Car Transportation. No charge is made for driving or the use of the vehicle.
  • Personal Pick-up & Drop-off Points by arrangement.
  • Trusted Tour Guide / Driver with Jim means you are getting excellent local knowledge and an exceptional ex-private hire taxi driver.
  • Park your vehicle free of charge at our home location.
  • Great Photo Locations and some amazing places to take photos and capture your trip.

Can I drink in the car?

It should be noted that it’s not advisable as the lanes and roads around the Cotswolds are notoriously bumpy and particularly narrow. The car will be stopping frequently, so won’t be too long between drinking opportunities.

Can I make purchases on the tour?

Many of the places visited have shops that sell food, tourist items or, in some cases, antiques. However, always contact and provide us with how we can help you enjoy your day even more.

Where are the Tour Departure Points?

It’s easy to contact us and book a place and a time of departure either from your accommodation in the Cotswolds or from Moreton-in-Marsh train station, totally flexible.

We can of course return you to a relevant location such as your accommodation or another location. Please specify in advance to times can be arranged.

Duration of Your Tours?

Our tours are usually between 4 and 8 hours and the duration of the tour is for you to decide, of course, we can advise once an itinerary has been chosen. Additionally, tours can be extended by the hour if required, therefore adding further flexibility to your tour.

Prices of Your Tours?

Tour prices start from £150, 1 to 4 persons for the ‘North Cotswold Half-Day Tour’, but please contact us for a quote for your own personal selected tour.

Your Own Tailored Private Tour?

A one-off unique tour can be tailored to your requirements, with our expert knowledge and your specific interests, or let us surprise you to create your own memorable personalised Cotswold tour.

What Size of Group Can You Accommodate?

The car can easily carry 1 to 4 people in comfort, at one inclusive price. You will not be sharing any tour we provide as the tour is exclusive for you and your guests.

Pre-Tour Preparation

Do I have to reserve ahead of time?

Generally speaking, it would always be advisable to book in advance, if you can, for your specific date and confirm your tour. As once the date is booked by another guest, that day becomes unavailable.

Is there anything I should bring?

Beverages and meals are not supplied but by all means bring your own, especially if you have dietary requirements. We can always stop for cream teas and other old English Inns for any extra meal experiences.

Can I Bring My Baby / Young Child?

Being out in the 'wilds of the Cotswolds' can be wonderful, but not when something goes wrong. In this situation, we would advise against taking a baby on a tour. However, we’re sure a young child would be enthralled by the opportunity of exploring the Cotswolds.

What Are My Tour Payment Options?

At the present time, we only accept online secure payment via PayPal.

Tour Booking Policies

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel your booking, please contact ‘Cotswold Tours’ as soon as possible. Cancellations made more than [24 hours] prior to the date of travel will result in a refund. Cancellations made less than [24 hours] prior to the date of travel will not be refunded.

Bookings and cancellations made on the same day will incur a minimum charge of [£5.00]. If the hire is cancelled within seven calendar days prior to the date of hire, the Company may apply cancellation charges according to the following scale:

  • 8 days or more – No charge
  • 5 to 7 days – 40% of the hire charge
  • 4 to 2 days – 60% of the hire charge
  • Within 24 hours – 100% of the hire charge

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