Swap the bustle of London for the rural beauty of the Cotswolds on this full-day trip, including a 2-course lunch. Traveling to the Cotswolds from London by comfortable, air-conditioned coach, drink in the rolling countryside and slow pace of this enchanting region, famous for its stone-built villages, lush pastures and old-world atmosphere. Enjoy free time to stroll around gorgeous towns and villages such as Burford, Bibury and Stow-in-the-Wold; and break midway to enjoy a traditional English lunch at an old Cotswolds hotel restaurant, complete with stone fireplace and oak beams.

Highlights

  • 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

Depart central London by comfortable, air-conditioned coach and venture into the countryside on your journey to England’s oh-so-pretty region of the Cotswolds.

As you travel, listen to your guide share interesting information about the region’s history and attractions, from its stone-built towns to its idyllic villages and lush, rolling fields.

Have your camera at the ready as your coach enters the undulating Cotswold hills, and stop first in the lovely town of Burford, famous for its wide main street and houses built from differently hued local stone. Enjoy a short stop to visit the tea houses and shops ranged along the street, and then continue to the picture-postcard village of Bibury. 

Stroll around the almost impossibly quaint 17th-century weavers’ cottages at the heart of the village, and then travel to an old Cotswolds hotel to enjoy a 2-course lunch from a menu that includes classic English dishes such as bread-and-butter pudding for dessert. As you eat, soak up the medieval atmosphere of the oak-beamed restaurant, and admire the stone fireplace that bears what are thought to be witches’ marks.



Duly refreshed, journey onward to the village of Bourton-on-the-Water and enjoy around an hour of free time here to explore. Then, make your last stop at Stow-on-the-Wold, a small market town that’s one of the Cotswolds’ most charming spots. Get another spell of free time to delve into this picturesque place, perhaps discovering its charming tea and gift shops, and snapping photos of its limestone townhouses.

Finally, take your leave of the Cotswolds and return to Victoria in central London where your tour finishes in the early evening.

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Customer Reviews

wcsern

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

EXCELLENT! Highly engaging tour guide and he gives a clear picture of the entire day's plan!
Zero issue!

Stilljustme5

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful tour

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The tour was well-designed and well executed and both our guide and driver did an excellent job. The four villages we visited were what we'd hoped and we had enough time to explore, but without excessive time in any one place. It was a good day.

Thomas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Natalia was a great guide. The beautiful country side mixed with quaint villages and very nice lunch made the trip a pleasure.

Cindy Chin Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

David who is the guide for the tour was very knowledgeable and filled us in with a lot of historical facts which really enhanced the tour experience. From the history of London to the current political events and even some of the juicy gossips going on right now, David really made this tour very enjoyable. Lunch at The Swan Hotel was excellent and the itinerary for the whole tour was well planned with visits to 2 market towns and 2 villages. We had just enough time to explore each place on our own while David also pointed out the main points of interests to us before we start wandering off. We had a perfect weather and every corner you turn, you are bound to get a postcard-worthy photo of the wonderful cottages. Cotswolds is an extremely beautiful area and I would highly recommend everyone to consider taking a day out from the busy London to visit Cotswolds. This tour is the perfect way to see several villages in Cotswolds, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the tour and would love to be back again.

Patricia V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This all day tour was a real pleasure. You got to see a part of England you normally would not see. The lunch was superb. All in all this was a well balanced tour allowed you time for shopping if you desired and fine guide that kept you informed of what you were seeing.

Catherine H

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.

Neil C

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

Ron T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A nice gentle relaxing day touring the English countryside.

Ray Q

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.

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