Six hour Cotswolds guided tour of hidden villages


Hello, I’m Polly from Cotswolds Mystery Tour.

My experienced, friendly team and I run exclusive Cotswolds tours of picture-perfect hidden Cotswold villages. If you’re looking for a fantastic day trip to the Cotswolds from London, you’re here on holiday or you just want to explore more of the beautiful region, our Cotswolds Mystery Tour will give you a breath-taking experience that is unforgettable.

I have lived in the Cotswolds all my life and my children have grown up here, so I am passionate about showing guests around this incredible area of outstanding natural beauty. I know that visitors to the Cotswolds love to experience true Cotswold life from a local’s perspective and many are intrigued about how the English live in this stunning area, which is why I have personally created this special and unique Cotswolds Mystery Tour.


We run daily tours throughout the year. Experience our six hour Cotswolds guided tours around the North Cotswolds villages to get a wonderful glimpse of the Cotswolds in just one day.


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The Cotswolds Mystery Tour guarantees an experience that shows our guests a true vision of this idyllic, unspoilt part of England. Book your seat on this unique day tour where you can relax in our luxury minibus while you are taken through charming Cotswold villages that are hidden away from most tourists, down winding lanes and off the beaten track.

The Cotswolds is one of England’s favourite tourist destinations because it is so close to London and is such a quintessential vision of history and charm. Beautiful Cotswolds rolling hills, wildflower meadows and unspoilt, peaceful views combine elegantly with dreamy thatched cottages, quaint village greens and panoramic countryside views. We will show you hidden gems of historical buildings, pristine picturesque villages and tiny, Cotswold stone cottages with no other tourists around. We promise to show you a world within the Cotswolds that you never knew existed.

Our Cotswolds guided tours are unique and vary between the different seasons. We love that our tours are always a surprise, who knows what you will experience? We may drive through private estates where you will spot glorious parkland and the most magnificent houses. We may take a private detour that is inaccessible to the public or give you the key to a very special 13th century building. It’s all part of the mystery you’ll never forget.

During the tour, you can admire the beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold limestone houses and cottages, see the most incredibly views, discover historic and famous manor houses and visit ancient, medieval churches. There are many beautiful properties that now belong to the National Trust, farms that have been passed down through many generations, secret gardens behind high stone walls, rivers and streams, stone built barns, pretty dovecotes, farm animals, fascinating wildlife and perfect village greens. Most tourists don’t get to see the charming little villages we take you to and depending on the time of year or season, you will be pleasantly surprised at some of the secretive Cotswold places we explore.

During your tour of the Cotswolds, there’s no need to bring lunch with you and we’ll make sure that you don’t go hungry! We take you to two special places in the North Cotswolds for you to eat and drink. You’ll enjoy morning tea or coffee and pastries at a friendly, village cafe. At 1:30pm we’ll stop at an historical charming 16th century pub for a lunch costing £7. In the afternoon you’ll have time for some souvenir shopping in a local famous Cotswold market town.

Please note: Unlike our sister company Secret Cottage Tour the price of the Cotswolds Mystery Tour does NOT INCLUDE food and drink; neither do we visit Secret Cottage during the day. The tour route is completely different.

You can relax in the comfort of our luxury seven seater Mercedes minibus while we take you on a journey through the Cotswolds. Experience the unspoiled, historic area without feeling rushed, perhaps an ideal day out for solo travellers, couples or small groups. We know all the best places to stop so you can catch the beauty of this picturesque place with photographs to take home. We are passionate about our tours, so even if just one seat is booked we still run the tour on that day.
We pick our guests up from the ticket office of Moreton-in-Marsh railway station. Please note that this is our only pick up point. Many guests arrive by train from Oxford or London-Paddington in perfect time for the tour which starts at 10.00 and ends at 16.20. The cost is just £75 for the day, which does not include food and drink.

Some of you may have taken our Secret Cottage Tour which is an entirely different experience with no similarities or overlap. The Cotswolds Mystery Tour is a unique experience for our guests and routes can change daily. So if you enjoyed the Secret Cottage Tour, we encourage you to book the Cotswolds Mystery Tour to get the full benefit and experience of both. On both tours, you’ll spend six hours being our very special guest. You’ll be taken back to Moreton-In-Marsh train station at the end of the day with many happy memories and wonderful photographs to treasure from your day in the Cotswolds. You can try to imagine what it will be like before signing up to the tour if you like; go ahead and dream about the most idyllic place you’ve ever been – but I guarantee the experience will go way beyond your expectations or anything you are capable of imagining!

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