Private bespoke Discovery Tours from £250 per eight hour day starting and finishing from Oxford.

All tours are for you and your party only you do not share with anyone else allowing you more input into the schedule.

Tour A:-         Simply Cotswold's  
Tour B:-     Stonehenge, Avebury and Salisbury 

Tour C:-     Regency Bath and the Southern Cotswolds      

Tour D:-     Stratford upon Avon and the northern Cotswolds

All Tours are scheduled to start and finish at either the visitor information centre 15/16 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3AS or you can be collected from your accomodation but this may be subject to a surcharge if outside the Oxford area.

Prices for these tours start at £250 for two people for an eight hour day. Extra passengers £50p.p. plus individual entrances where applicable. If you would like to make changes to the programme this is possible if feasible and within a reasonable distance. If not a completley bespoke tour can be designed just for you.

 

(Normal group size is four people, maximum group size is six people, for that personal touch)

This video was sent to me by one of my customers last year, these were the locations we visited in one day's Cotswold touring, we do not always visit as many locations, the choice is yours all days are tailored to your individual needs.( the business card on the video has my old website address)

Discovery Tours  (Eight hour day 09.30 -17.30)

Don’t feel at a loss when exploring new places on your travels. I will be your personal guide and driver to help you discover the local area with ease. I carry out discovery tours throughout the South of England that both start and end at our base in Oxford. Private tours can take place from your destination of choice

Appreciate a comfortable mode of transport in my luxury, air-conditioned Land/Range Rover Discovery. I can take a maximum of six people, on each tour.All prices include all travel and transport plus my services as your guide and complimentary cold drinks.

Avebury Stone Circle - Discovery Tours
Our standard tours are as follows:

Tour A - Simply Cotswold's

Visit the beautiful stone towns and villages of the Cotswold's region, explore the joys of Burford and Bibury, Broadway and Bourton on the Water. Then get off the beaten track and search out little hidden gems where other tourists do not get to go. We can visit churches or ruins, gardens and big country houses. Each tour is modified to suit your own personal preferences. Experience the architecture of the area from idyllic stone roofed manor houses to pretty thatched cottage and wide open market squares and winding streets.


Tour B - Stonehenge, Avebury, and Salisbury Cathedral

Leaving Oxford we travel through the Thames valley and the southern  Cotswold's then climbing over the Berkshire downs and into the valley of the river Kennet we first visit the largest stone circle in England at Avebury where we can walk among the stones and view one of the oldest agricultural settlements in the country. Next we cross the rolling hills driving through the remains of an iron age hill fort and past one of the famous white horse hill markings, before dropping into Salisbury plain on our way to Stonehenge. The route takes us through a different style of housing again, hundreds of tiny thatched cottages constructed of brick and flint, with roses round the door and lining crystal clear rivers and streams in the pretty secluded valleys.

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Tour C - Regency Bath, Castle Combe and the southern Cotswold's

Leaving Oxford we drive via the beautiful Cotswold gateway town of Burford, cross country to the delightful village of Bibury alongside the river Coln. Taking a short stroll here for a picture and rest stop we then continue on past Cirencester an ancient Roman township and on to Tetbury home to Prince Charles, and his nearby neighbour, his sister Princess Anne. We drive along the Cotswold edge with views on a clear day to the mountains of South Wales before beginning our descent to Bath. Here we will drive around the town for a detailed description of the formation and architecture of the town before parking and walking into the city with the opportunity to visit the site of the Roman Baths and the fabulous Bath Abbey. Our return journey in the late afternoon takes us through the southern Cotswolds and on to the village of Castle Combe, sometimes claimed to be the most beautiful village in England, then, onward, and back to your hotel accommodation.


Tour D - Stratford-upon-Avon (or Warwick) and the northern Cotswolds

 

We take a leisurely drive north from Oxford through the gorgeous Banbury Iron stone countryside, to reach the historic medieval town of Stratford upon Avon, birthplace to William Shakespeare. Here you will have the opportunity to visit some or all of the Shakespeare house including the Birthplace and Anne Hathaway's Cottage, before commencing our run back to Oxford via the picturesque scenery of the Northern Cotswolds. A superb day taking in the wonderful atmosphere of the region as a whole.

 

 

Full-Day Private Tours (Ten hour day 08.30-18.30) Inc London collection.

We can plan your perfect day together wherever you want to go.

Embark upon your sightseeing journey in our luxury vehicles. We offer spacious travel for up to six people, with air conditioning and a cool box stocked with complimentary drinks. A variety of pricing options are available for private tours please ask for any further details.

 

Full-day Private tours - from £500 per day for up to six people • Travel costs are inclusive, but not entrance to individual attractions • Pick-up 08:30 and return 18:30 Including pick up from outside of the Oxford region. Prices for smaller groups are negotiable.

Short-day Private tours - from £300 per day for up to six people, including pick up from outside the Oxford region. • Pick-up 10:00 and return to hotel by 16:00

Hourly rate -If you would just like a driver for the day.  If you need transport to take you between locations and do not know how long you are likely to be the cost is £60 per hour with a minimum four hour hire.     

The price for smaller groups is negotiable. All bookings can be confirmed and reserved with a 25% non refundable deposit, the balance to be paid at the time of the tour.                                                                                   

Personalized Tours

Start your personalized tour from the location of your choice. We collect from London hotels, airports, or rail stations so please get in touch to arrange your trip today. Take a look through our exceptional tours on offer, including:

 

Regency Bath & Castle Combe

Take a drive through the southern Cotswolds via Bibury, Cirencester, and Tetbury, and explore the stunning architecture of Regency Bath. We also offer a visit to the ancient Roman Baths from where the city got its name. Experience Castle Combe on the journey home, a village often quoted as the most beautiful in Britain and the setting for several films including Dr Doolittle and Warhorse

 

Naval History

Count on Sho4 Travel to take you on an exquisite scenic journey through the historic ports of Gloucester, Portsmouth, and Bristol. We enable you to see an exceptional portrayal of English naval history, and an embarkation point for thousands of early settlers on their way to the New World.

 

The Cotswolds - includes Warwick Castle and Stratford on Avon or both and an extensive Cotswold Village tour

The New Forest - the largest uncultivated area of Britain with stunning scenery and fantastic walks in the forest and villages



Thames Valley - Windsor Castle and town, as well as the beautiful towns and villages alongside the River Thames. A boat trip can also be included on this tour.

Salisbury and Stonehenge - visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles; drive over the beautiful Berkshire Downs and into the valley of the River Test; visit Salisbury Cathedral and Bronze and Iron Age settlements.

 

Contact Sho4 Travel for insightful discovery tours that will leave you with an experience you’ll never forget.