What Does it Cost

It is important to recognise the difference between a drive about in a taxi and real Cotswolds Touring with an historically knowledgeable local professional Driver-Guide. The costs are similar but a taxi will not know where to take you to the hidden treasures villages, and social skills are not always found in taxis. Cotswolds Touring is not a business taxi drivers are experienced in or know very much about. To do it properly you should have a dedicated Cotswolds Tour Guide.

As a rule full days comprise a minimum of 8 hours with no extra charge for overuns & can start from Moreton in Marsh railway station ( timetables from London www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/traintimes ) or at your London hotel or any other location.

In the latter case, for a party of 4 to 6 guests, this can be, not only cost effective to start there by avoiding train fares, 'though it costs some extra with Michael, but also it allows visits en-route to, for example, Runnymede-on-Thames (Magna Carta 1215), Windsor Castle & onwards to the dreaming spires of Oxford where the 38 beautiful University Colleges which make up Oxford University amount to a textbook of English architecture from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer Select Long barouche which can carry up to 7 guests and Michael, your tourguide, is £485 per touring day. This rate is for starting the tour in the Cotswolds. Starting & finishing from elsewhere e.g. London will incur additional cost but you do save on train fares & taxis. Occasionally we can offer shorter tours, Five hours is really the minimum time you should allow to achieve an enjoyable, if somewhat brief, tour in the Cotswolds. It is the minimum allowing you time for lunch at a beautiful country pub. This 5 hrs rate is £375

As stated briefly above if tours run over the 8 hours, as they can depending on where we have been, there's no extra charge.

The magnificent Bentley Turbo R is £575 per full day £455 for the shorter 5 hours day.

Payment options are by Visa or MasterCard credit or debit cards, cash or travellers cheques. Send your initial enquiry to michael.neilan1@btopenworld.com or telephone 01386 584468, from abroad 0044 1386584468. Cellphone 07976 208787 from abroad 0044 7976 208787

The prices are per party not per person & include all DriverGuide expenses. They do not include meals, entry fees or parking charges, gratuities or DriverGuide overnights, if any, which are £155 per night if required at London or anywhere farther afield in the UK. Overnight costs, of course, are not applicable to the North Cotswolds Area. Possibly applicable in the south around Bath for example.

All charges are for Tour Guiding services only & those in connection with or for the promotion of such by way of demonstration. There is no charge, or part of any charge, made for driving as private hire taxi or chauffeur services. Those are services not offered, advertised or provided by this tour guiding service. All persons touring with us are non farepaying passengers travelling as our touring guests.

Cancellation policy: If cancelled less than 30 days before commencement of service 25% of the fee will be charged. If cancelled less than 21 days before commencement of the service 75% of the fee will be charged. If cancelled less than 14 days before commencement of the service 100% of the fee will be charged.

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Michael Also Covers Areas Of England Farther Afield

Sunday 23rd February 2020

If your visit to England is to cover areas other than The Glorious Cotswolds I'm your man. Recently I have been touring in North & South Devon & the beautiful coast & coves of Cornwall. I have also, last summer, covered North Wales & Chester, The Peak District, The Yorkshire Dales & The Lakes District & on into Scotland at Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness & The Isle of Skye. I am frequently at London & from there we have toured out into the county of Kent, rich in stately homes and gardens and where you can, for example, visit Chartwell the family home of Winston Churchill & lived in by Winston & family between 1922 & his death in 1965. Longer tours of Great Britain are also a speciality.