When people think of the Cotswolds they think of quintessentially English villages - and Bourton-on-the-Water is about as quintessentially English as it gets! The shallow River Windrush wends its way through the heart of the village, crossed by a series of open stone bridges and lined by historic golden buildings. On our stroll, we will have some great postcard opportunities along the idyllic riverbank, as well as seeing the craft shops and tea rooms the village is famous for and learning about one of the most bizarre sporting spectacles in England - and that is saying something! Always one of the most popular destinations in the Cotswolds, join me on this tour to find out why!
Hello and thanks for visiting. I’m Ian, a professionally qualified guide. I hold the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and have many years’ experience guiding in both English and German. My passion is sharing places and stories with people from around the world, and helping them discover more about this country and particularly the Midlands, where I have lived for almost all my life. I have a friendly and informal style and always aim to bring history to life with anecdotes about people and events rather than just dry facts. I love the sense of community with Heygo and enjoy seeing the same people joining multiple tours. On all of my tours you can expect information, humour and friendly conversation. I want you to sit back, relax and enjoy the experience as you take a walk with your new friend in England. Wherever in the world you are from, I look forward to giving you the warmest of British welcomes.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Cotswolds with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Cotswolds. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
08 July 2021
Thank you Ian for showing us the Cotswolds. Love all of your tours as you provide so many little details.
06 July 2021
This was one of my favorite tours of all the ones I've taken. Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds was beautiful and charming. So much so, it is now on my bucket list to visit in person. Ian was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable. I would take this tour again if Ian decides to add it to his list. Highly recommend.
Anna - Warwickshire, U K.
05 July 2021
Knowing Bourton-on-the-Water quite well it was great to see it through Ian's eyes.
Wendy 🇨🇦 B.
05 July 2021
05 July 2021
very beautiful tour and very nice guide!