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“Wonderful Cotswolds Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kooky Cotswold Day Tours

Kooky Cotswold Day Tours
Langley Cottage | Upper Lea Farm, Swalcliffe OX15 6ET, England
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Owner description: kook·y –adjective, kook·i·er, kook·i·est. Slang . of, like, or pertaining to a kook; eccentric, strange, or foolish. At Kooky Cotswold Tours we make sure you see the best of what's on offer – plus a little bit of what you never knew existed. What you'll get with Kooky Cotswold Tours are all the well known best bits plus everything else in between that most people visiting the Cotswolds never get to see;  we venture down hidden lanes in smaller groups, which allows us to get a little deeper into the countryside to see the real charm of this part of England. We create bespoke Cotswolds Tours to suit any taste.
Columbia, CT
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“Wonderful Cotswolds Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Sept 2013. My husband and I highly recommend Kooky Cotswolds Tours! Planning and communication with Lee was so easy. We were able to make our vacation dreams a reality because Lee was very flexible and willing to accomodate our schedule. Meeting us at the Dover Ferry terminal, and transporting us to our London Hotel at the end of our stay made travel easy and pleasant. Lee also arranged reservations for us at the Seymour House Bed and Breakfast which was perfect . We spent the day exploring this beautiful area. Lee is very knowlegable about the Cotswold region and shared many fun and interesting facts and out of the way gems. He even helped me find the Eccles Cake I was dreaming of! and patiently answered our many questions about many things!

Visited September 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Amazing custom tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Lee McCallum organized our full-day tour of Stonehenge and the Cotswolds. He listened to our concerns and desires and took us on an amazing day, a real wow. He took us to all these small charming villages that had never seen a tour bus and he was a wealth of knowledge about all things Cotswolds and the region. Spending all day with a stranger can be disconcerting but Lee was awesome and great to spend the day with. We were in the middle of a trip to England and France and this was our favorite day. I only wish Lee could have been our guide for the rest of our trip through Europe! Hiring Kooky tours was the best decision we made on the whole trip. Worth every penny.

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Outstanding Cotswolds Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Lee McCallum, owner of Kooky Cotswolds, arranged our entire, personalized tour of the Cotswolds on very short notice. We are two senior Yanks, and we had a wonderful experience seeing everything from a local's perspective. Lee made all of the reservations for us at the last minute and planned a wonderful trip. He picked us up at Heathrow and took us to our hotel in Moreton in Marsh, so we avoided buses and trains whilst jet-lagged. The next day, he took us on our own personalized tour of the highlights of the Cotswolds. We saw all the small town charm and beautiful architecture of many Cotswolds towns on small back roads and lanes whilst avoiding the crowds and touristy destinations. The next day, Lee arranged a day-long cross-country hike for the two of us along the Cotswold Way. He provided a map, drove us to our start and picked us up at a pub at the end of the walk. I'd left some clothing at our hotel, and Lee went well out of his way to pick my clothes up and deliver them to me. He then drove us to our hotel in Bath. Lee provided a wonderful start to our vacation in the English countryside, and I can't recommend him more highly. He is knowledgable, friendly, flexible and very responsive. I'm sure you'll enjoy whatever adventure you ask Lee to arrange for you in the Cotswolds.

Visited September 2013
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Coquitlam, Canada
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“Outstanding tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Our family spent a wonderful day touring the Cotswold area with Lee. Since this was our first trip to the UK, we opted to pay extra to be picked up at our London hotel, which alleviated the stress of having to figure out how to get to a train station. Some private tour operators only pick up their guests at a train station. Lee showed up promptly with his van and away we went. The tour was awesome. Our itinerary was modified in advance to suit our interests. Lee is very entertaining and knowledgeable about the area. We had a great time quizzing him about all things “English”. We also had the pleasure of being driven back to our hotel by Allistair. He was a “hoot”. We enjoyed our short time with him. It was a 12 hour day….. and what a day it was! I highly recommend a tour by Lee if you are looking for a unique way to see the Cotswolds without the big buses and crowds. We would use his services again.

Visited August 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
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“Doing it right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Rather than take a large commercial group tour or stagger around on our own and potentially miss the fine points and ambiance of this wonderful area, we searched several private guides and selected Lee at Kooky - that was the best decision of the trip. As Lee advertises, we got the small details as well as the overall flavor of the Cotswolds. We trusted him to select our lodging and could not have been more pleased. Lee was flexible and totally accommodating - attentive to our every detail. Things we could never have found or likely would not have learned were daily affair. Plus, he drove through the back roads on occasion to give the full flavor of the area.

Visited August 2013
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