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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Lunch in the Cotswolds from London

Escape London's crowds for a day trip to the picture-perfect Cotswolds for lunch. You'll visit a region that is forever England, seemingly unchanged by the modern world and famous for its beautiful villages and rolling hills. There will be time to visit quaint villages such as Burford before enjoying a fabulous two-course lunch in a traditional English hotel restaurant.


  • Full-day trip from London to the Cotswolds
  • Walk along Burford's shop-lined high street
  • Enjoy a 2-course lunch at a hotel restaurant in the heart of the Cotswolds
  • Visit pretty Cotswold villages including Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Pickup from selected central London hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A peaceful escape to a quaint and picturesque region of England. Have a traditional lunch in an old English restaurant, visit teahouses and soak up the charm of the Cotswolds.

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What You Can Expect

Lunch in the Cotswolds from London

Enjoy lunch in the heart of the Cotswolds

Start your day trip from central London and travel to Burford in the Cotswolds, where the town’s magnificent high street features every variety of Cotswold stone. You'll have time to visit the town's small tea houses before continuing to Bibury for a short walking tour around the village.

Lunch beckons and what better way to satisfy your hunger than with a fabulous 2-course lunch in the heart of the Cotswolds? The hotel restaurant boasts a spectacular oak-beamed ceiling and a huge stone fireplace bearing supposed witches' marks, and serves a fabulous range of traditional food, including classic bread and butter pudding for dessert.

Continue to Bourton-on-the-Water in the afternoon, and stretch your legs during a brief 1-hour break. Then, journey onward to your final stop at lovely Stow-on-the-Wold. Use your free time in the village to explore at leisure and scout out the charming cafes, souvenir shops and photo-worthy limestone houses that line the streets.

Leave Stow-on-the-Wold in the late afternoon, and travel back to Victoria in central London where your tour finishes.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide David was just fantastic. He was full of knowledge and happy to answer any questions we had. What a pleasant day, we had perfect weather and the villages we visited are just gorgeous - postcard material. Lunch at the Swan hotel was lovely - the fresh trout is highly recommended!
What a great day, would do it again if I get the chance.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our Tour through the Cotswold during our trip to London. I have wanted to visit the Cotswolds since I was a little girl and found this region as beautiful as I expected. We stopped at several pretty little Villages, and had plenty of time to explore each. The Bus Driver was professional, knowledgeable, and ensured we had a lovely day. We are very happy to recommend this Tour.
Lyn and Neil Clayton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A nice gentle relaxing day touring the English countryside.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A lovely day out from the hussle and bussle of London. A visit to 4 different places each with their own unique charm.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide is very knowledgeable and full of sense of humor, so does our driver. Lunch was at Swan House - the trout was very fresh and tasty. The four towns are very beautiful. Highly recommend the tour for everyone! Perfect getaway from the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent day, fantastic scenery and a wionderful group of people

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a beautiful part of the world, and there's so much more to explore! I would reccommend a weekend in the Cotswolds but we had limited time and I am so happy we did this tour. I cannot remember the tour guides name as she only said it once and spoke softly on the microphone. She was nice enough but we felt she did not know too much of the areas and she was reading off pieces of paper. The towns visited were beautiful, Bibury and Bourton on the water were just amazing and we were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day. Stow on the wold was quite average I would have preffered another village or more time in Bourton. The lunch at the pub was very yummy, the apple crumble was to die for.

All in all a lovely day and I enjoyed having free time in each village.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Mark was an interesting and very knowledgeable guide. Pickup and drop off worked well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful tour - highly recommend. We visited 4 of the most charming villages in the area with free time for exploring in all. Our tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, helpful and fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely my favorite excursion. Loved it! Lunch was great, stops were charming, David our tour guide was FABULOUS and so knowledgeable and interesting. Highly, Highly recommend.

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