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

Lunch in the Cotswolds from London

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.


  • 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

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.

Huiyu Y

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.

Chris R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent day, fantastic scenery and a wionderful group of people

Lacey P

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.

Jeff W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

Diana M P

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.

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