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Institute of Tourists Guiding

MR 04676


Some of the best of England

What is it about the Cotswolds?

This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) always draws visitors from home and abroad, attracted to its mellow-stone villages and rolling landscapes.

There are many places to escape from the crowds though, and we can show you some of the best.

Customise your tour

Create your ideal day by selecting any of the options from the table below. Choose from distance, time or types of activity. At any point, feel free to get in touch and we will help you build the perfect tour for you and your group.

Type of activityApproximate lengthFeatures
Introduction to the Cotswolds
Half day, up to 4 hours
A drive and a town stop
Half day, up to 4 hours
Includes a town stop
Sit back and enjoy the scenery
Full day, up to 9 hours
A drive and a visit
Full day, up to 9 hours
Includes a town or venue visit

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Your Cotswold options

A half day tour in the Cotswolds might include a stop and an exploration of one of the towns.  Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, Chipping Campden, Winchcombe or Cirencester are some of the best.  Or we can pop in to a village or two.

In a full day we could do the same, or you might prefer to visit a garden such as Hidcote,  Kiftsgate, or Batsford Arboretum, a house such as Chastleton, Sezincote or Sudeley Castle, or Roman remains in Cirencester or Chedworth.

Alternatively, let us just do the quirky places, Snowshill Manor, Broadway Tower, or the Rollright Stones.

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Qualifications and accreditations

  • Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides
  • Blue Badge Guide for South and South East England 2011
  • Blue Badge Guide for South West England 2014
  • Ambassador for the Great West Way
  • Member of Cotswold and Gloucestershire Tourist Guides Association
  • Guiding endorsement for Windsor and Eton
  • Member of Association of West Country Tourist Guides

Sam Evans

Humphreys of Henley

Graham is one of our clients’ favourite guides! They tell us that he is not only informative, but fun and entertaining, bringing the stunning destinations across southern England to life. We love to introduce Graham to our clients because he finds out about them and makes the whole experience truly personal.

British visitor

Brit Movie Tours

The guide really knows his stuff.  Very entertaining, very knowledgeable.

Andrew Lannerd

Transcendent Travel

For the past few years, Graham and the team at Tours 2 order have offered my clients a friendly, behind-the-scenes look at a variety of locations. I cannot recommend them enough for their professionalism, knowledge and approach, which is always well-received by my guests.

HF Holidays guest

Graham is an excellent leader – knowledgeable, convivial, collaborative

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