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Took the Lunch in the Cotswold Tour in July.
On time pickup from the Hotel for transfer to the main coach station. The Tour Guide for the transfer was witty and good natured. The Coach Station waiting area is small and very crowded with a number of coach tours leaving from this location for different destinations. We had no difficulty at the Coach Station and were directed by staff to our specific Coach. Toilets available at this location.
Tour Guide was very knowledgeable with an excellent commentary on places and events throughout the day. The Guides comments were at appropriate times giving ample time for resting or observing the countryside. The Coach Driver was very professional and safe giving a smooth ride with the conditions on the day being intermittent rain and drizzle.
The Tour proceeds through London then out into the countryside. There is ample opportunity to view the city and the countryside from the coach during the trip. The villages are very unique and well worth visiting. There is ample time at each of the village locations to walk around, or have a snack at one of shops. The Tour proceeded at a leisurely pace, and was not rushed.
Lunch was a set menu at a Hotel in one of the villages with choices or either Trout or Ham and vegetables with a dessert. The Trout was apparently very good. The Ham and vegetables could have been a little bigger serving. The dessert was an Apple Crumble which while nice was not as sweet as we are used to. Would have preferred a larger menu selection.
The Tour does not include drop offs at individual Hotels. Various drop off points close to transport are offered. We were dropped off at a Tube Station which was actually within walking distance of our Hotel.
We have gone on other Viator tours in the USA and Europe and find them to be of a very good standard.
Would recommend the Tour.
Wonderful tour. Great guide. The start of this tour was a bit chaotic as it leaves from London's Victoria bus station. The information said it left from gate 16 and so the people on were all comming to gate 16 and questioning the bus station attendant there. He was becoming more and more irritated as he had nothing to do with the tour and had other work to do. He made several announcements, the last one sounding quite angry. The tour company attendants were at the next gate over for another tour and so he was spending most of his time redirecting people to them. It would be helpful if they could set up a tours desk to handle all the questions for the tour company and send people to the gate their tour leaves from. The tour was about 15 minutes late leaving as the buses ahead of it using the same gate were late leaving which held everyone behind them up. Once on the road the tour was wonderful. We saw lots of beautiful countryside and quaint villages. The tour guide, Derek, was extremely knowledgeable and kept up the most informative, interesting commentary that we had on any of the tours we took while in Europe. He also answered any questions that were presented to him. The lunch was good. We had the ham, which was good, but wished we had tried the trout. Everyone at our table who had trout enjoyed it. Some of the people were late returning to the bus after lunch and we had wait for them. I think there was a bit of a language barrier for them.
Terrific guide: Carol and the best driver we had in England, Malcolm: a 10
Fabulous day trip. Guide was terrific. Tour was well organised and managed and lunch was beautiful
This was a lovely way to see qaunt English villages.some truly lovely pics to capture, my advice though, they take you to a pub for the included lunch...give the lunch they provide a miss, just walk to the bar area in this pub, grab a table and order there. The lunches looked really good, as the provided lunch was tasteless,,I could not eat it and I'm not fussy, believe me. All the villages you will be taken to you will enjoy, lots of little shops to explore and buy gifts etc. a really nice day, do it, you'll enjoy it.
Really enjoyed the trip. our guide was great telling us lots of interesting information. the driver was very good too. both very friendly. I was nervous about the trip because it is my first time away on my own. I enjoyed the company and had a lovely lunch with some very nice people. Thankyou for a great trip
Tour guide was excellent. Really enjoyed his commentary and wealth of details. He was knowledgeable about the history, the flora, trivia of the region. The young driver, Leon, drove extremely well. The lunch at The Swan was very good. Would highly recommend this tour.
It was a great tour and our guide, Frank, was absolutely wonderful!
An absolutely beautiful tour and scenery of the Cotswolds. The lunch was very nice and in a beautiful location. Our tour guide was very informative and it made a nice outing after rushing around sightseeing in London.
A perfect, relaxing day in the country side of England. The day trip was well organized, with a great variety of towns in the Cotswolds! This trip was my favourite part of England.
Was a brillant day and was well worth it, beautiful country side and guide was great. Lunch at bibrary was really nice. All in all a great day and would recommend to do.
A fantastic tour if you want to see the English countryside! The guide and driver were both knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of sights to see and plenty of time to shop
Wonderful trip. I highly recommend this trip. Beautiful area. Our tour guide, David! Was a fountain of information and was an added treat to this tour.
Wonderful relaxed trip in beautiful cotswald villages. We had Malcolm as a driver, who was funny and very proffesional and Danny was the very gifted and informative guide. The lunch in cotswald arms was very delicious. And we tasted the peacefulness and serenity in the cotswald. Very reccomended
Magnificent, if you miss this tour your doing yourself an injustice. Beauty is an English countryside and the Cottage Pie was unbelievable. I do thoroughly recommend that you do this tour
Great day. Beautiful villages and countryside. Guide was very knowledgable.
The experience was pretty much what I had hoped for--Cotswalds villages, interesting walks and views. The meal was quite good. The guide was friendly, funny, helpful--in a word, excellent.
Such a beautiful part of the country! We were very lucky to have a sun for most of the day as well! Our tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable about the area and kept up a running commentary throughout the trip which was very informative! The coach was very comfortable and lunch was delicious, though very filling! Well worth the trip.