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From London: Full-Day Cotswolds Tour with Lunch

From London: Full-Day Cotswolds Tour with Lunch

From US$ 128.05 per person

Discover the beauty of the Cotswolds on a drive through the English countryside. Enjoy a 2-course lunch at an old coach inn. Visit the picturesque villages of Burford, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Stow-on-the-Wold.

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Duration 11 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Bibury, considered the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds
  • Enjoy a 2-course lunch at the Swan Hotel
  • Take a walking tour and enjoy free time in Stow-on-the-Wold
Full description
Enjoy the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, and visit 4 of its loveliest villages – Burford, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Stow-on-the-Wold. Travel through the Cotswolds, an area seemingly unchanged with the passing of time. See rolling landscapes, dry stone walls, quaint churches, and streams that tumble past tiny villages and charming hamlets. On this full-day excursion from London, you’ll begin your tour in Burford, where the magnificent High Street slopes down to the River Windrush. See the town’s small tea houses before heading south to picturesque Bibury for lunch. Dine in one of the prettiest villages in England. A 2-course meal awaits you in the heart of the Cotswolds at the Swan Hotel. The restaurant, overlooking the River Coln, is housed in a 17th-century former coach inn, and serves a popular range of traditional dishes, along with ales and fine wines. Explore Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the loveliest villages in the Cotswolds. Afterwards, you’ll travel to Stow-on-the-Wold, a small market town known for its annual fairs. Enjoy a guided walk through the town center before returning to London.
Includes
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • 2-course lunch
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • 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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    The tour departs from Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London, Gate 19 - 20. The departure time is 8:15 AM, but please note that check-in starts 15 minutes earlier, at 8:00 AM.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Please note that if Swan Hotel is not available, lunch will be held at an alternative lunch venue.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 206 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5

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    Exceptional tour guide and coach driver, very friendly and knowledgeable about the area as well as stunning views of the Coswild villages. The only downside is we didn't get to have lunch at the Swan Hotel, as listed. We were taken to a place called the Cotswold Arms and the food was a joke. The apple crumble was bitter and the steak pie had no base, it was one inflated puff pastry balloon. Sainsbury's provide better meals for 1/20th of the price. The same tour without lunch is £55 and we paid £96 for the tour with lunch. That's £46 on a very, very poor lunch. But the stunning views and villages compensated. Beautiful day trip.

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    September 27, 2021

    My daughter and I have just returned from a wonderful day experiencing some of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds. The day was made even more special by the professional attitude of Frank, the very knowledgeable and approachable guide with a great sense of humour and Neil, our very kind and polite driver whose great driving would have put me to sleep if it wasn't for my lovely conversation with Frank! The 4 villages we visited were lovely and it is impossible to choose one as a favourite as they each had their own charm. The food was excellent and the service at the restaurant was very efficient as we were trying to keep to a schedule. I definitely recommend the day trip and have myself already booked another day trip to Windsor Castle!

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    August 26, 2021

    Easy to find meeting point and smooth drive ( Neil, our driver, ensured that we have a safe and smooth drive through the pitoresque Cotswolds). Everything was well panned and we had enough time to explore all destinations and even do a little bit of shopping. Andrew, our guide for the day, was a living and breathing encyclopedia giving us so much information about the places what we visited and more than that. I would definitely recommend this tour even for the ones that are self sufficient and able to drive around Cotswolds ( yes, there's more flexibility on doing that but with a knowledgeable guide you know what you're looking at and you're assured that you don't miss any points of interest of the area). Thank you, Andrew and Neil, it was a pleasure getting to know a little bit more about England's beautiful countryside

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    August 23, 2021

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