Nice things people have said…
Not wanting to rent a car, we engaged guide Rob Little to drive us in his comfortable VW van. We just spent the most marvelous nine hours on narrow back roads, through lovely rolling farms and quaint villages, stopping occasionally to explore churches or take photos. We even walked a public footpath 2.5 miles from Bibury to Coln St. Alwyns along a stream, mingling with sheep. Rob knows every inch of the region, is such good company, exactly the right person to provide the fulfilling Cotswold experience we’d hoped for. Highly recommended!
C******** M****, MA, USA
Thank you, Rob, for a wonderful day. Exactly how we had hoped to experience the Cotswolds. We’re glad we found you.
Catharine & John ****, Arlington, MA
Rob. Thanks so much for your wonderful tour of the Cotswolds and surrounding area. It was an educational experience for us which we will treasure
St******* & Gr*** S*********, Columbus OH
Rob – you are THE BEST tour guide ever !! In one wee, Sarah and I have seen and experienced more of the Cotswolds than many people could expect toes in a year. All the estates, villages, small gardens, back roads, views and on and on – so very perfect – your commentary adding so much to our appreciation of this beautiful place! Getting to meet your family and pets, and seeing your lovely home and garden was an added treat. Thank you so much for a truly fairy-tale vacation and for the lovely book of photos!! You are a special friend !
Vicki *********, New Jersey & Sarah **********, Virginia
As I look over the 2100 photos, they fondly remind me of the wonderful time that we had in your expert care and guidance! Rob, we had such a good time. We can’t thank you enough for helping us plan our week long trip, driving us all around to the best places to photograph and educating us about the history of the Cotswolds. Thankfully, you avoided all of the more crowded, touristy areas and instead showed us some of the most beautiful, serene countryside I’ve ever seen. You allowed us to explore the Cotswolds at our own pace (especially on that hike through the wilderness and sheep meadows). Your week long itinerary was perfect – we have been fortunate to travel to a lot of beautiful places but our vacation in the Cotswolds was the best. Thank you so much for making this trip so special. It was a pleasure getting to know you. I could write a book of appreciation to you for such a spectacular tour – we talk about our trip all of the time, my photos are gorgeous and I couldn’t be more pleased with all of the places you took us so that I’d get some good shots. Oh and, yes, a DRONE would definitely be a great asset for you to keep track of your slow moving, map challenged guests Ha Ha !
Jay & Nancy B******, Cleveland, OH
Thanks for the tour Rob we had a marvelous time. Really enjoyed your tour, knowledge, personable demeanor, hearing all about the area, history, your family, career, and politics.
Sue (Redwood City, CA) & Diann (Seattle, WA)
Rob we just loved our tour – especially our 3 days in the Cotswolds, but I think we’d all be just as happy if you just drove us around a parking lot for 10 days, chatting and making us laugh !
A******* M******, Oregon, USA
Thanks again for a perfect Cotswold holiday and tour. From hotel, to restaurants to sights to see to just being hosted by you, an absolutely perfect holiday. Will certainly return.
C****** M*******, New York, NY
Rob, all of us on the Cotswolds tour last Monday agreed that it completely exceeded our expectations. My wife and I took a bus tour a few years ago – along with hundreds of others. We were herded between a few cities, never obtaining a true sense of living in the English countryside. We expected a similar tour with a little more local knowledge provided by you. We ended up spending 7 hours in the country – avoiding the hundreds of other folks with cameras. We came away with a true understanding of the history, the local inhabitants, economy, the architecture and a true vision of the beautiful countryside. The first stop was Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury. We were not overly excited about touring a garden – if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Not true. This garden was a true highlight. All of our friends loved the place. The remainder of the day driving through the countryside, having a fantastic lunch at the Black Horse pub, and seeing the many small villages and towns was the perfect blend of activity. I think we saw 10 tourists the whole day. We were blessed with a dry day and the landscape in full bloom. As it turned out the overcast day provided me with the perfect photography opportunity. Everyone also concurred that your commentary and local knowledge capped off the perfect day. We cannot thank you enough.
T** G****** & Friends from St Louis, Chicago & Seattle !
Rob…..thank you for a wonderful tour of the Cotswolds!!! The effort and care you put into personalizing our itinerary which allowed me to share our family history with my children meant more than you can imagine. The sites you chose were brilliant and more than exceeded our expectations.
Your photography services were also greatly appreciated! I am definitely drawn to the area and wish I hadn’t waited so long to visit. I do believe we will be back and look forward to meeting up with you again.
S** & J** S******, Toronto, CN
Rob, our trip to England with you at the helm was about the most beautiful trip I have ever taken – what fun we had! I wish I could close my eyes and upon opening them be there among those fabulous gardens and landscapes once again. Thank you for your patience, your humor and being delightfully you. You built a memory for me that I will never let go of!
L**** L*** , TX, USA
It has been a week of unforgettable moments witnessing a bouquet of English Gardens ! Thank you for your precision – our experiences will be a precious keepsake. We will remember our amazing week because of you, who took such measures to make it unforgettable. Thank you !
L**** L***, Bellville TX & W****** L***, Dallas, TX
The bad news for us is we’re leaving you! The good news for you is we’re leaving you! Seriously, you made our stay so much more enjoyable. Thank you for all you did. We are madly in love with your beautiful country and hope to return and ask you to show us more sights !
V**** P********, Milford, NJ & S**** S********, Kilmarnock, VA
“Rob, you have chosen a very important role in life and in other people’s lives, as you assist them in enjoying new places, things and, especially, people. Thank you so much!”
J**** R***, Kingsport, TN
We had such a good and easy time in the Cotswolds with Rob, starting with his dependably meeting us at the right time and place at Heathrow for the trip to the wonderful hotel in Malmsbury that he had arranged for us. No worries! Our trip should have been doomed to failure by the worst weather imaginable – constant rain for our three day tour, but Rob rose to the occasion and made great fun of the adversity. Time went too quickly – sights and Pubs, sights and Pubs and more sights – then way too soon we were delivered to our cruise ship in Southampton. We’ve got many great memories and photos though, and will look forward to getting together in the future with our congenial guide and new friend Rob to roam farther afield. Maybe with a little sunshine thrown in. Thanks again Rob for all you did to make our trip fun and memorable.
S**** & M***** G*******, Scottsdale, AZ
“You have taken such good care of us which made our trip so special. The views of the Cotswold countryside were a highlight of the trip. You will be part of my memories of my special English vacation – thanks so much”
E****** W****, SC, USA
We want to thank you again for being so patient with us; for being so kind and caring with our “stresses”…..for trying hard to please us; and for sharing your love of the Cotswolds with us, back roads and all. They were the highlight of our trip and everyone’s favorite part. Loved it!
All in all we had a “bloody, bloomin, happy, good time”…and thank you for your part in that !!
S**** R****** , CT, USA
Rob I just wanted to more formally thank you for such a splendid day in the Cotswolds. It turned out to be our favorite day of the trip, and it certainly wouldn’t have been so without your genuine love for the area. It was such a “personal” tour, and I will never forget it! 🙂
A** F********, UT, USA
Thank you for a fabulous tour of the Cotswolds and beyond ! You are a brilliant guide – we love you !
B & N *********, Natives of Tennessee now living in England !
Rob Little is a brilliant guide of the Cotswolds – he conducts the most authentic and best tours of the Cotswolds and any other UK location you’re interested in booking. The trip really was the best in recent memory because he made it just like a trip with a very good friend.
P**** K*****, Houston, TX
Rob, Our tour of the Cotswolds was terrific. What a wonderful way to see more than just London. We both appreciated this excursion through English countryside. The villages and the vistas were spectacular. The pub lunch was delicious and the atmosphere one of a kind. So glad that you, being a local, know the interesting information. You made the tour delightful, one of the highlights of our entire three week vacation. Thanks and best wishes,
N & B A******** (Californians)
We just returned from 5 days of touring the Cotswolds with Rob Little and there is no question that our enjoyment and experience of the beauty, history and uniqueness of the area was a direct result of Rob. He is knowledgeable, witty and very flexible. we presented him with the kinds of experiences we wanted to have and he made them happen! He knew the area like the palm of his hand – if we wanted fish and chips, he took us to the best place in the whole area! We marveled at his skill in maneuvering back roads and showing us the REAL Cotswolds, not just the one you see from the main roadways. His van is very comfortable with lots of large glass windows to see in all directions. Each day was a sheer delight, filled with amazing sights. I am also very grateful for the way he catered to my 88 year old mother who had broken her wrist the week before we arrived. He was so caring and attentive to her needs. i highly recommend rob for whatever your European touring plans may be!
K** F******, Boulder, CO
Leading 7 business customers from Mainland China to travel Cotswolds this summer, I found it hard to find suitable local Chinese Agent due to the familiarity of the local area. Through the local travel organization, I finally found Rob Little’s interesting and friendly www.cotswoldtourguide.com among several local agents.
Rob has been very efficient and professional during the communications. After paid off the service charge, he still has been flexible and friendly responding all my questions and requests as well as changes. After meeting him, his strong sense of humor brought us lots of laugh and good memories, which changed our expression on the traditional English people. All my customers asked him to take pictures with him and all regarded him as our best driver and guide during the whole UK trip.
Being reliable, responsible, professional, kind and funny is the words we sum up for Rob Little. And I will definitely like to cooperate with him in future and recommend him to my friends. To be kindly noted, “Little” is Rob’s family name, yet he is not little at all. Besides, he struggled to use chopsticks while sweating a lot eating spicy food with us at the Chinese restaurants.
B***** E******, Chinese Tour Operator, LA USA & Beijing China
Karen and I had a truly enjoyable time experiencing this piece of “heaven on earth” with you. We agree that seeing it with you undoubtably gave us a view and insight to the area we would not have been able to acheive any other way. Along with the Scottish Highlands, our tour of the Cotswolds were the highlights of our trip to the UK. Thanks again for helping to make our trip memorable.
D*** S*****, Wilmington, DE, USA
Rob……thanks for the wonderful trip. We had a spectacular time. I wish we had spent another day or two in the country with you rather than back in London. Three days in the Cotswolds was not enough! As I said on the trip, the Cotswolds are an area filled with nooks and crannies and you know each nook and each cranny. We are especially grateful for your ability to take us off the beaten path and show us Cotswolds that we would have never found on our own.
T&K W***, VA, USA
“Rob Little helped craft a wonderful itinerary for our recent tour of the Cotswolds – we had just the right amount planned for each day. We were able to enjoy many interesting sights while learning about those with Rob’s guidance. Having a driver who was knowledgeable about the many rural areas, villages, and roads truly enhanced our tour. I would, without hesitation, recommend Rob’s “Lets Tour England” service.”
M*** H****** – Chillicothe, Missouri, USA
“My Italian friends and I really enjoyed our 3-day tour of the Cotswolds with Rob: he knows every hidden spot, he told us lots of interesting little stories about the places we visited and he is really good fun. Actually I would say he is the perfect guide to the Cotswolds!”
J**** L*** – Milan, Italy
“Abbiamo fatto un tour dei Cotswolds di 3 giorni con Rob Little e devo dire che Rob conosce gli angoli piÃ¹ nascosti ed interessanti della zona. Ci ha raccontato tante storie interessanti ed anche divertenti…raccomando indubbiamente di fare un tour con lui…ne vale sicuramente la pena! “
J**** L*** – Milano-Italia
“We have been home from England for a week now and are still reveling in our trip. The Cotswolds were all we had hoped they would be with the old, quaint villages and country manor houses; beautiful rolling hills; and lovely flora and fauna. It is obvious that you love the Cotswolds and are eager to guide visitors to locales they never would find on their own! We appreciate how well you created a tour based on our interests and desires. Your recommendations for accommodations were great and our stay at The Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury was lovely. Any visit to England that does not include the Cotswolds is not complete. If you have not seen the Cotswolds, you have not seen true England! We hope to visit again in May when all the gardens will be in full bloom. Thank you for enhancing our tour and making us feel at home.”
J & L-A G**** –Atlanta, GA
“We got in about midnight Friday night. Did enjoy the day with you so much. Thanks for the pictures. I had forgotten how pretty the Cotswolds are and how different from the rest of the country. Hope I can send you some business.”
P A**** –Travel Agent, Dallas, TX
“Thank you so much for everything! We both agree that the Cotswolds was our favorite part of the vacation. The itinerary you put together for us was wonderful. It suited our needs perfectly!”
S M******* –Alpena, MI
“My family joins me in thanking you and your wife for making our vacation through the Cotswolds and beyond a most memorable and comfortable trip. Anyone able to keep my rambunctious 4 and 7-year-old grandchildren interested and content deserves a medal and you have certainly earned it. Next year in Devonshire.
Charles G. M**** –New York City
“You were one of the key people in the arrangements for our special day – my partner and I were travelling to Tetbury from Florida to get married in England!”
“Initially we just wanted you to shuttle us to the Church, but as the date got nearer we asked you for help more and more – to shuttle from central London to Tetbury, some sightseeing tours and returns to the airport after the wedding. I was so disappointed when, in the end, you felt you could not accept our invitation to attend our reception as a guest. You did a fantastic job in coordinating the transport for 30+ people with four vans, and your meticulous organization ensured the day ran smoothly. Our guests found all the transportation services so reliable and friendly. Rob is a great ambassador for The Cotswolds and England!”
Charlotte and Len **** –Miami, Fl
“We had a wonderful day out, touring The Cotswolds. Rob Little was very knowledgeable, and we had an elevated view from the van so we were able to see over the hedges to the rolling green fields and beautiful stone walls beyond. Rob knew just the right places to take us for the “wow” factor and that included a wonderful lunch at the Black Horse Pub in Naunton Village. I can still taste the wonderful fish and chips in beer batter washed down with a pint of English ale!”