A Cotswold Christmas Tour

Tour Overview

6 hours – Now booking for November 2024 – January 2025

A tour of the Cotswold villages and towns during Christmas time is a magical experience not to be missed. The region is awash with twinkling lights, beautifully decorated trees and adorned cottages at this time of year, with the gingerbread-esque cottages looking like something out of a fairy-tale. A visit to the Cotswolds at Christmas is sure to get you into the merry and festive mood.

During your tour you’ll stop off at a cosy pub, complete with a roaring log fire, serving mulled wine or cider, or for a sample of locally-brewed beers and ales – the choice is yours! Enjoy a hearty and warming lunch, with a mince pie to finish, before continuing to explore the region for the rest of the afternoon.

Your itinerary for the day will be tailored just for you, so whether you want to indulge in a spot of shopping at one of the famous Cotswold Christmas markets and independent boutiques, hear some Christmas carol performances, take a spin on a Christmas ice-rink, or explore the best Cotswold food and drink the region has to offer, just let us know and we’ll help to make your visit one to remember.

What others are saying about this tour…

I brought my family to the Cotswolds just before Christmas to have a little holiday before the holidays. It was quite a varied group to keep entertained but the tour package provided by CJP was absolutely fantastic. Chris knew just where to take us and how to entertain everyone. He is very funny and pleasant and knows many very interesting facts and places throughout the Cotswolds. My parents were visiting from the US and i would say this was one of the highlights of their visit. We had a blast, cannot recommend them enough to anyone looking to get a uniquely tailored tour of these lovely villages and more!

K Higgin, USA

Areas Covered

North OR South Cotswolds
Locations visited could include;

• Chipping Campden
• Broadway Village & Tower
• Bourton-on-the-Water
• The Slaughters
• Winchcombe
• Stow-on-the-Wold
• Bibury & Arlington Row
• Burford
• Cirencester
• Bath
• Cheltenham
• Gloucester


You might also wish to add an extra special visit to one of the many events and attractions which take place later in the day over the festive period. Go late-night shopping or visit one of several stunning illuminated light trails as night falls. We’ll end your tour there and arrange return transport to take you back to your accommodation in the evening.

If you’d like to do something not listed here, just let us know.


End your tour in a Cotswold town or village for late night shopping on select dates, or visit one of the many Christmas markets across the region during your day.


If a Cotswold pub lunch doesn’t take your fancy during your tour, perhaps enjoy a Christmas-themed afternoon tea at one of the many luxury Cotswold hotels and inns across the region.


Join us in December and visit Gloucester Cathedral for Carols on the Hour; a beautiful choral performance in the cathedral, every hour on the hour.


Tickets are available for a range of light trails across the Cotswolds, so you’ll be sure to be able to attend wherever you choose to stay. This year’s displays are at Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace, Westonbirt Arboretum and Cotswold Farm Park (with Santa visits, available for little ones!).

Tour Info

A Cotswold Christmas Tour

Duration – 6 hours

Please enquire for vehicle and private guide prices, leaving details of collection and drop-off points and your preferred tour duration, to help us provide a quote. Click HERE to complete our enquiry form.

Transfers to/from airport, seaport, central London, UK airports and other locations available – please enquire.

What’s Included?
  • Full-day tour (6 hours)
  • Collection and drop-off
  • Dedicated local tour driver guide
  • Your executive vehicle (up to 4 or 7 passengers)
  • Bottle of mineral water for each passenger
What’s Not Included?
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Entry fees
  • Gratuities (Gratuities for your driver guide are at your discretion)

How to Book your Tour of the Northern Cotswolds

Step 1:

Send us an enquiry for the dates you’d like your tour, with any additional information you can provide, such as your interests or any extras you’d like included. Visit our ‘Contact Us’ page to fill out our tour enquiry form.

Step 2:

We’ll let you know our availability and get a quote to you. We aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.

Step 3:

If you’d like to go ahead, we’ll send a booking form for you to complete along with a secure payment link for you to reserve your tour with a deposit

Step 4:

We’ll then work with you on your chosen tour to determine some of the finer details. This includes us creating a personalised itinerary for the day tailored to your interests (we’ll also discuss whether you’d like to book any experiences or tickets for entry to any of the many Cotswold attractions)

Step 5:

Wait with excitement… we look forward to meeting you!

For full booking Terms & Conditions please see HERE.


For the ultimate Christmas Cotswold-break, why not check out our recommended accommodation and book yourself a bolt-hole to hide away just like The Holiday (except with much more luxurious interiors!), or look at some of the fabulous Christmas packages on offer from some of the high-end and luxury Cotswold hotels.
More information here: https://www.cotswold-tours.com/the-cotswolds/cotswold-accommodation/

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Recommended Accommodation

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