Easygoing Walking Tour England
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Easygoing Walking Tour England
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England's Cotswolds Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey among Castles, Gardens & the Cotswold Way

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,799 - $6,099 pp dbl occ

($1,750 for sgl occ)

Thousand-year-old villages. Honey-colored limestone homes. Cozy pubs and peaceful tea rooms. Placid rivers and lush hillsides dotted with sheep. Things move slowly in the Cotswolds. After all, why change what’s worked for centuries? There’s a pleasing arithmetic to life here. Ramble the countryside in the morning. Stop by the pub for lunch. Like 1+1=2, it just works. We promise—it can really be that simple.

England Cotswolds Easygoing Walking Tour map
England Cotswolds Easygoing Walking Tour map


Start Bath / End Oxford

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Enjoy classic English footpaths that wind through forgotten forests and deserted hillsides, along cobbled streets and past crumbling castles.

Immersive Travel
Amble leisurely, with plenty of opportunities to say hello to the locals and admire beautiful gardens and villages along the route. It’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in English country life.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Discover British hospitality at our unforgettable premiere hotels, where modern service and cuisine meets tradition and style—from a palatial 15th-century country manor to a renovated estate nestled in the heart of a quintessential English village.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3

Get acquainted with the Cotswolds in classic British style with morning tea and scones on the grounds of Hidcote Manor | Explore the intricate gardens of this historic estate | Stroll along peaceful footpaths to Chipping Campden | Browse the local shops and enjoy lunch in a 500-year-old building | From Snowshill to Broadway, walk through some of England’s most beautiful villages | Visit Broadway Tower to admire stunning views of the surrounding countryside | Relax with a dip in the pool or a visit to the hotel spa.

Exterior Dormy House
Dormy House
| Premiere Hotel

A warm welcome awaits at this beautifully restored 17th-century farmhouse, part of a stunning 400-acre estate. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Take your time exploring the ruins of a 13th-century Cistercian abbey | See the medieval wall paintings at the church in Hailes | Stroll the iconic Cotswold Way, passing villages and castles | Explore the award-winning gardens of Sudeley Castle | Experience English pub culture with a hearty lunch at the Black Horse | Visit the Slaughters, a pair of beautiful and historic villages that straddle the River Eye | Take some time to wander quaint Guiting Power, savor a pint or do some shopping | Savor magnificent views of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains from Crickley Hill | Stroll onwards to picturesque Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds” | Spend some time exploring the town’s lively main street | Enjoy a final walk with views of the Severn Vale and the Forest of Dean, or indulge in a spa treatment at our hotel.

Exterior view of the Barnsley House
Barnsley House
| Premiere Hotel

An idyllic Cotswolds country house retreat with a tranquil spa tucked in the middle of the property's sprawling gardens. (pool, spa)

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo walking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-3 hours of walking per day. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip is generally level with rolling hills and a few steeper climbs and includes a mix of sheep trails and rocky paths, well-maintained dirt paths and paved country lanes. Our routes can be wet and muddy.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles | 600 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 200 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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