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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.

Customer Reviews

Kerry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

An excellent day with a very knowledgeable guide.

AJ United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The Cotswolds are beautiful. It was a wonderful, leisurely day. The lunch provided was quite good. You will have plenty of beautiful photo opportunities. Our tour guide was lovely and provided us with a wealth of information throughout our journey.

denisecott

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was just a beautiful place and the luncheon was wonderful as well as delicious. It was a beautiful day and the Cotswolds are so quaint and like a storybook. This was a delightful experience, and the bonus was that we met some great people sitting around us at our large luncheon table!

Christina L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour met my expectations of a visit to the Cotswolds. Whilst the pick-up and getting onto the tour bus at Victoria Coach Station can be a bit of a mess and hassle gird your loins when you get there during high tourist season ..., it went smoothly once we got out of the station. Our guide was super-informative, including information about London, idiom history, and legends along the drive to the Cotswolds about 2 hours from London. She told us when to look out for photo opportunities, and before each town four total, she told us where to go and what to see there. I learned a good deal of literary and local history from visiting the churches and pubs along the way. There is plenty of local shopping spots as well, if that's your thing. Take time to explore the towns about an hour to 1 1/2 hours in each town, visit the churches, pubs, and natural sites, and take a nice walk. I had plenty of time in each town and enjoyed my day out. Convenient pick-up at a nearby hotel and drop-off at Marble Arch, Edgwater Tube, or Victoria Station. Great day in the countryside!

rodnbabs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was outstanding. Great experience. Thank you very much.

Linda T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great overview of the Cotwolds, just enough time in each place. Great guide and driver! Lovely, clean coaches. It was definitely a highlight of our week in London.

pfstubbs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide, Ken, was wonderful as was Dave, our driver. Both were kind, caring and very positive people. I would take any tour with them as our hosts.

sixtiessally Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was absolutely fantastic. Our tour guide was excellent and looked after us all very well. We had a full bus of people and managed to do everything she asked of us so made it pleasant for everyone. The Cotswold villages are breathtaking - so pretty and quaint.

Daria United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What a fun and informative day it was touring the fairy tale-like Cotswold villages. Our tour guide, Julie, did a fantastic job. We recommend the tour highly!

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great day! Nice escape from the city. We enjoyed the drive to the area and the free time in each village. Lunch was delicious. Beautiful!

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