Hidden Cotswolds & Dark Age England

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9am-5pm - Door-to-door - All costs included - Available all year round

Bypass the crowded tourist hot-spots for an intimate, in-depth journey of discovery to encounter stunning countryside, ancient towns & intriguing settlements, churches & stories that tell of a glorious past, but today are forgotten.

Enjoy coffee outside England's oldest hotel as you hear stories of past Kings, Saints & monks & of the great Abbey library that pilgrims & scholars flocked to from afar for a millennia.

Journey deep into nature, stopping for a delightful lunch at a tucked away Cotswolds Inn. Explore quintessential Cotswolds villages, countryside & architectural gems, left behind by the modern world, before spending the afternoon leisurely exploring a town famed for antiques, a garden, or another hidden jewel...

Escape the crowds, create timeless memories & explore authentic England...

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9am-5pm - Door-to-door - All costs included - Available all year round

Discover the Cotswolds in winter... Explore Castle Combe & enjoy a warming drink overlooking the picture-perfect square before venturing into the undiscovered...

Venture along back-roads & breath-taking countryside to find England's oldest town. Unearth its remarkable history, admire its ancient abbey & enjoy stunning local fare at the nearby 800-year-old hostelry built to accommodate visiting scribes, pilgrims & scholars...

Spend the afternoon, leisurely browsing the antique stores & Prince Charles own store, before ending the afternoon with warm drinks by the fire in a charming wool town's ancient inn...

Truly connect with England in the company of a passionate, inquisitive local, who'll reveal the best of the Cotswolds to you, untouched by tourism.

Escape the crowds, create timeless memories & explore authentic England...

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What we do is much more than a tour. What we do is unique.

We create personalised, immersive journeys for world-curious, discerning travellers looking to connect with the past and discover authentic England.

Each tour is carefully researched and designed to allow you to go beyond the ordinary and connect with the history, stories, experiences, places and people that make our country so special.

We get you off the beaten track, away from the well-worn tourist experience, to drive through ancient woods, across stunning landscapes, and deep into the countryside. We deliberately don't tell you everything about where we go, what we'll do and what you'll see - it's part of the magic!

We take care of you from the moment we collect you from your door to the point we drop you back again. Relax, enjoy, engage and immerse yourself in the experience. As our guest, we’ll share with you the best of our cuisine, artisans, pubs, hidden gems and elusive delights we locals treasure but few outsiders discover.

Our guides are different too. We are a 'people-first' company that puts the values of integrity, honesty, kindness and the desire to serve at the heart of everything we do.

We choose our guides not only on their experience and credentials, but on the basis of the kind of people they are. They are warm, intelligent, compassionate and communicative people who share our ideals and vision. They are critical thinkers, curious about the world and enthusiastic about sharing their passion for England with you, our guests. Seeing your delight is what makes it magical for us too!

Join us for a journey of discovery into authentic England...

We aim to collect you from your Bath accommodation. Please be ready to depart up to 20 minutes before your tour begins.

If collection is not possible (we collect guests from the front of the Visit Bath Visitor Centre, Bridgwater House, 2 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN. Please be there 15 minutes before your tour begins.

Please be aware that our commitment to our guest's care means we are unable to wait for guests who are not ready on time.

This tour typically last around eight hours.

  • Pick up and return to your Bath accommodation.
  • Lunch at a beautiful country inn with beverage included.
  • Entrance tickets.
  • Coffee or tea in a unique and charming location.
  • A guided tour around several of the prettiest villages and towns in England.
  • A journey into the local countryside, past countryside, villages and vistas that other tourists just won't see.
  • Led by a warm, talented local guide
  • 9-seat vehicle with wide, comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large, tinted windows.

Things to consider

Whether you have a definite plan, or a vague idea of what you'd like to see and do, drop us a line and we'll make it happen.

Experiences are mostly conducted in English, but we also speak German. Contact us for details.

We are Solo Traveller Friendly but Private Bookings require a minimum of two guests...

Email us at: hello@inandbeyondbath.com

Or call us on: +44 8000 747949 or +1 800 563 1960