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From London: Full-Day Tour of the Cotswolds

From London: Full-Day Tour of the Cotswolds

Activity provider: Go Tours Ltd
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From US$ 86.21 per person

Join this Cotswolds day tour from London and spend a relaxed day exploring charming scenery, traveling along narrow country lanes, and visiting historic towns and villages.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend a full day exploring the best of the Cotswolds
  • Visit iconic villages, historical towns and the beautiful countryside
  • Have free time to explore each location
  • Travel in an air-conditioned minibus along the country lanes
  • Learn from your knowledgeable local guide
Full description

Spend a day exploring the quintessentially British countryside of the Cotswolds, an area known for its green landscapes, charming villages, and honey-colored stone cottages. Enjoy the highlights of the Cotswolds, as well as some of the quieter, less seen areas of countryside.

The first stop will be the small town of Burford. It's one of England’s most unchanged medieval towns and many buildings are over 500 years old. Its church is one of the most historic in the region. Visit the church, stroll along the attractive high street, and explore the town while you're here.

The next stop is Bibury, often described as the 'prettiest village in all of England. Wander along the river and see the Arlington Row, a set of weaver's cottages that are now one of the symbols of the Cotswolds. There will be plenty of time to explore the village, an unmissable Cotswolds location.

Head on to the picturesque town of Bourton-on-the-water. Affectionately known as ‘the Venice of the Cotswolds’, it's a popular destination for visitors. Take ample time to stroll by the river and its small bridges, admire the stone cottages and there will also be time to have some lunch. 

The final stop is Stow-on-the-Wold, a jumble of inns and antique shops situated around the ancient market square. Stow has been a center of trade in the Cotswolds for centuries and was the location of the last battle of the English Civil War in 1646. It's also the location of ‘England’s oldest pub’. 

Afterward, the tour returns to the meeting point.

Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Local driver/guide
  • Free time to explore each destination
  • Pickup or drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The meeting point for this tour is the Mercure Kensington Hotel, near Earl's Court Station. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the departure time to check in.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • There is a maximum of 16 passengers per tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 469 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Magical! We visited Burford, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold and each town had beautiful houses, lush green plants and cute shops. Our driver Jamie was funny and knowledgeable and took the time to go down smaller roads to see more of the sleepy little Cotswold towns. It was a busy day (especially for someone who wants to walk down all the side streets!) but it was great. Highly recommend!

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May 16, 2022

Jamie was an excellent host. He was very informative and gave a lot of info on the points of interest. We made approx 4 stops: Burford (1 hour), Bilbury (30 min), Burton on Water (1.5 hours), and Stow on the Wold (45 min). He also gave interesting tid bits catering to to the interests of the travellers. The tour bus was comfortable (approx 10 ppl on our tour) and punctual. Lovely day trip for those that enjoy the English country side and pretty little English villages.

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May 12, 2022

Our guide Jamie was informative and humorous. We did unfortunately experience a road block which was ignored and when we got into the village we had to turn around and go totally are.on an alternate routound and enter the town. My biggest concern was the bus air conditioning did NOT work. When Jamie opened the window in front of but, passengers in front were too cold. It was an uncomfortable ride with lack of air toward the back of the bus.

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May 10, 2022

Product ID: 215430