The Cotswolds

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The Cotswolds is a uniquely English walking destination with colourful farmland and winding country lanes lined with dry stone walls leading to sleepy medieval villages of honey-coloured stone and thatched cottages. Think of a typical image of England and it is likely to be found in the Cotswolds! Join our small group walking tour to admire bright yellow mustard fields surrounded by dry stone walls and explore scattered dreamy medieval villages like Stanton and Broadway.

Walk around the formal gardens and parklands of Blenheim Palace, visit a Benedictine Abbey and a Roman Villa and sit down in a local English pub restaurant for a wonderful meal and a glass of wine or a pint of beer and listen to the laughter of the locals catching up with friends at the end of each day.


N.B. Tours based in England are charged in local currency (GBP £). All other conversions are approximate.



SCHEDULED DATES

24 – 30 July 2021 > Contact us for details


15 – 22 July 2022 > click here to BOOK this tour


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  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
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  • Group Size Small Group
    10
All about the The Cotswolds.

The Cotswolds, Cottages & Castles


DURATION: 8 days

PICK UP: Hanborough station

DROP OFF: Stratford upon Avon station (Birmingham airport by prior arrangement)

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Discover Cotswolds with Caspin Journeys

We look forward to being your hosts, to walking up and along grassy escarpments through colourful mustard fields and across enchanting countryside dotted with ancient Oak and Beech trees. Among the highlights are visits to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill with a landscaped park by Capability Brown, formal gardens at Sudeley castle where the Catherine Parr, 6th wife King Henry VIII is buried, the ruins of Hailes Abbey, raided and destroyed by Henry’s soldiers. Roman influence also ran deep in England and after our pretty walk to Chedworth Roman Villa you can really step back in time and let your imagination run wild.

We walk along footpaths that were trodden by sheep drovers during the middle ages as they brought their flocks to be shorn and then sold in the lively market towns of Broadway and Chipping Campden. The word Cotswolds comes from “cots” meaning stone sheep shelters and “wold” meaning rolling hills. This tour is about gentle walking, good company, tasty food and wine in traditional pub restaurants, and cheery pints of beer served by a smiley barman and a warm welcome from the locals.


If you would like to speak with us to know more about our Cotswolds Walking Tour, please write us an email. We would be happy to hear from you and help you plan your next adventure!

NOTE: Tours based in England are charged in local currency (GBP £). All other conversions are approximate.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 2 experienced guides 24/7
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners as per itinerary
  • Wine, water & coffee with meals
  • All accommodations
  • All gratuities for hotel porters and waiters
  • Minibus transport from start to finish
  • Entrance fees to museums, events and parks as listed on itinerary
  • Local specialist guiding fees
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flights
  • Transfer to the meeting point
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Visa fees and entry clearing fees
  • Single room accommodations
  • 2 dinners
  • Minibar
  1. Day 1 Hanborough to Blenheim Palace

    We meet at 13.00 at Hanborough station. There are good connections from London Paddington station and Oxford. We drive to the pretty village of Woodstock and walk into the Blenheim estate, one of England’s largest houses, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1987) and the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace! We then enjoy a picnic lunch at Blenheim Palace in the magnificent park landscaped by Capability Brown. Afterward, we tour the Palace of the Dukes of Marlborough where Sir Winston Churchill was born and walk around its stunning formal gardens, rock gardens and grounds. Restored to magnificence in the late-19th and early-20th centuries it is a great afternoon out!

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner

  2. Day 2 The Cotswold villages walk

    We visit the delightful, bustling town of Stow-on-the-Wold with time to admire antiques and do a little shopping. Then we descend an escarpment to reach an old mill listed in the Domesday Book. With the sound of a rushing stream in our ears, we continue through Lower and Upper Slaughter and admire how exquisitely the many thatched cottages and gardens are kept. A picnic lunch with some rest and then our walk leads us to the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water with its eccentrically built miniature model of the village.

    Walk: 4hrs/8miles/12.5km

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  3. Day 3 Chedworth Roman Villa

    A beautiful long walk starts at the Wool Town of Northleach and winds through quaint hamlets and sleepy villages with beautiful gardens, crossing meadows and woodland with wildflowers in abundance. We picnic at Yanworth before continuing on foot to our destination which lies close to the Fosse Way. This Roman road was built during Caesar’s invasion of Britain. At Chedworth in the sleepy Coln valley, we find the ruins of  England’s finest Roman Villa. Time to enjoy the extensive excavations and pictorial mosaic floors.

    Walk: 5hrs/10miles/16km

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

  4. Day 4 Broad Campden - Blockley - Moreton in Marsh

    From the immaculate little village of Broad Campden we cross fields and go over Hangman’s hill to reach the village of Blockley for a picnic lunch and then, climbing the Cotswold escarpment, we pass through open fields to Moreton-in-Marsh stopping on the way at the Cotswold Falconry Centre to watch a world-class flying display.

    Walk: 6hrs/12miles/19km

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

  5. Day 5 Broadway – Stanton – Hailes Abbey - Sudeley Castle

    Walk from Broadway to the honey-coloured stone cottages of Stanton village, along the famous ‘Cotswold Way’ path past Jacobean Stanway Manor to the majestic ruins of Hailes Abbey for a picnic lunch. After learning about the dissolution of the monasteries, cast your minds back to Tudor England life as we visit Sudeley Castle and its formal gardens where Katherine Parr, last wife of Henry VIII lived.

    Walk: 5hrs/9miles/15km

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  6. Day 6 Broadway Tower - Chipping Campden

    After a sharp uphill climb to Broadway tower for spectacular views, we walk across open farmland to descend into the market town of Chipping Campden where there is free time to explore and have lunch.

    In the afternoon we go to Hidcote Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds, a stone’s throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston its colourful and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ are separated by walls or hedges with outstanding herbaceous borders that are always full of surprises.

    Walk: 2.5hrs/7miles/11km

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  7. Day 7 Shakespearean England, Stratford canal walk

    In search of poetic inspiration, our first stop in Stratford-upon-Avon is at the 500-year-old half-timbered house that was the birthplace of William Shakespeare! Maybe we will be reciting lines now as we enjoy a delightful stroll through town to reach Anne Hathaway’s Cottage (Shakespeare’s wife) which is also steeped in history. From here we can walk along the quiet Stratford canal to the farmstead home of Mary Arden (Shakespeare’s mother) and maybe watch them bringing in the geese.

    Walk: 3-4hrs/6-10miles/10-16km

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

  8. Day 8 Departure day

    Departure from our hotel at 9.30 to drop off at Warwick Parkway station where trains go to London Marylebone station. Afterwards and by prior arrangement, we can also drop off at Birmingham airport.

    Meals: Breakfast

    If you wish, we can help you make other independent departure arrangements such as a bus/taxi to a London airport.

Discover the beautiful Cotswolds gardens and historical buildings

Get lost in the endless green fields

Accommodation Standard

A nice hotel and a good night’s sleep are an important part of your overall travel experience!

When considering a hotel, we look at more than just the rooms. We look for hotels or bed and breakfasts which are committed to ensuring their guests are well looked after and pay attention to detail, for example offering locally sourced breakfast produce, or a special selection of toiletries, or tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Wherever possible your hotel* will be perfectly positioned for exploring and will have a historical charm or maybe a new and innovative design. We choose the best possible places to stay ensuring that each night you are comfortably settled in a place that is welcoming and full of authentic local charm. We are on a mission to find the ingredients you need to wake up feeling rested and looking forward to each day of your Caspin Journeys tour!

Take a closer look at some of the places we have chosen for you…

  • Woodstock 1 night
  • Broadway 4 nights
  • Stratford-upon-Avon 2 nights

*Hotels may vary.

The CotswoldsSome of the dream hotels you will find on this tour
Honey colored stone Coaching Inn
Antique four-poster bed
Classic Country Inn

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Feel free to decide the best payment method for your needs! We accept credit/debit cards and bank transfer.

When it will be time to pay the rest, we will send you another email with the other payment request. We will assist you through all the steps and we will available to answer to all your questions.  our booking system allows you to choice if pay the full amount or only a deposit .

Yes, absolutely!
Here are our bank details:

GBP payments:

  • Account: Caspin Journeys Ltd, 65 Randall Rd, Kenilworth, CV8 1JX, United Kingdom
  • Account no. 91437267, Sort code 40-26-04
  • IBAN: GB54HBUK40260491437267
  • BIC / SWIFT: HBUKGB4104W
  • Bank Address: HSBC Bank Plc, 46 the Square Kenilworth, CV8 1EA

We recommend you fly to one of the London International Airports.

Pick up for this tour is from Hanborough station.

Drop off is from Moreton-in-Marsh station.

Both stations have direct lines to London Paddington & Oxford.

Tours based in England are charged in local currency (GBP £). All the other conversions are approximate.

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