‘Past Glories & Forgotten Stories’
Carefully designed to allow world-curious, discerning travellers the opportunity to really experience the landscapes, history, people and places that make the Cotswolds unique, our ‘Hidden Cotswolds: Past Glories & Forgotten Stories’ experience is a Cotswolds Private Tour unlike any other. We take small groups of eight or fewer guests and travel deep into the hidden Cotswolds, away from over-run tourist honey-pots to places which really do evoke the Cotswolds you imagine.
Connect with the incredible story of England’s birth and explore a quiet, ancient town which was once at the heart of England’s history for over a 1000 years. Uncover the lives of kings, saints, writers and pioneers. Immerse yourself in the best of English hospitality as we enjoy coffee at The Old Bell Hotel, the oldest hotel in England (dating back to the 1200s), and lunch at a postcard-picture country pub, frequented by locals (and a few Royals!). Venture down tiny country roads to find yourself surrounded by stunning countryside and watched by wary sheep as we pass through sleepy villages, over hills and past ancient cottages. Enjoy tea in the romantic gardens of a grand country house. Explore forgotten villages and enjoy a short walk alongside a tinkling brook in the Cotswolds countryside, surrounded by the sounds of chirping birds, the gallop of horses and the bleating of sheep.
Everything is included in the tour price so our guests can spend their time immersed in the experience. Enjoy morning coffee or tea in England’s oldest hotel, a guided tour of several unique and special locations, told by a master storyteller and guide. A fabulous pre-booked lunch with a drink of your choice included, a visit to several charming, Cotswolds villages and we finish with a visit to the gardens of a grand country house surrounded by flowers in a 100-year-old greenhouse.
Join us on a journey into authentic, hidden England and experience much more than you could have imagined.
Book now though our Reception Team
£175 per person or £165 if booked through The Old Bell Hotel.
AROUND & ABOUT BATH
Unique tours – some guests have described them as ‘magical’
Around & About Bath began its journey in August 2016, when Jules Mittra, an avid traveller himself decided he wanted visitors to the region to see the England that he knows and loves. Jules is a former History and Politics lecturer with a passion for travel, history and people, and has travelled all over the world. Having returned from setting up schools in Zambia, he decided to leave teaching and combine his love of history, meeting people and travel. He is passionate about offering tour guests something different and special and providing one of the best travel experiences ever! Jules and his team’s tours are personalised, immersive experiences for world-curious, discerning travellers looking to connect with authentic, hidden England.
Each tour is a little like a work of art. Every aspect is carefully researched and designed to allow guests to connect with the history, stories, experiences, places and people which make England special. A collection of experiences which most visitors hope to find, but few actually encounter. Every part of every tour is designed to thrill and enthral, we deliberately don’t tell you everything about where go, what we do and what you’ll experience. The mystery and the discovery is part of the magic.Find out More
We refer to our services that are regular, scheduled services and can be booked per person/per seat as ‘Inclusive’ Tours/Services. Our custom, personalised services organized by our Concierge team are referred to as ‘Custom’ Tours/Services.
All ‘Inclusive’ tour bookings require at a minimum of a 20% deposit to confirm a booking (bookings made within six weeks of a tour departure usually require settlement in full at the time of booking).
Bookings cancelled up to seven days before a tour’s departure are eligible for a 100% refund. Cancellations made within seven days and 48 hours of the tour are entitled to a refund of 50%. Cancellations made within the last 48 hours before a tour’s departure are non-refundable. We do however take exceptional circumstances into consideration.
For ‘Custom’ bookings, any bookings made in advance of six weeks before the tour’s departure, a 50% deposit is required, with the balance due one calendar month before the tour. Any bookings made within six weeks of a ‘Custom’ tour/service require settlement of the full balance to secure the booking.
Cancellations of ‘Custom’ services/tours made up to one calendar month before the tour’s start date are eligible for a refund of up to 80% (although we reserve the right to offer a smaller refund should our costs be greater than 20% of the tour/service cost at the time of cancellation). Cancellations made within one calendar month of a tour/service’s departure are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the starting time are non-refundable at our discretion.
Cancellations by us, Around and About Bath
Please note, we reserve the right to cancel and refund any booking for any reason, and at any time and accept no liability for any inconvenience or consequences that may arise as a result of a cancellation. We also reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time. We do accept the right for customers to request a full refund in the event of a modification or discontinuation of a Service. We do not accept liability for any consequences to you or any third-party that arises as the result of a modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.