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Overview

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

Why Travelers Choose 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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2-course lunch in the heart of the Cotswolds
Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Hotel drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pick-up
Victoria Coach Station , Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

Located a 5 - 7 minute walk from Victoria Railway / Underground station. Please go inside the building and go to Premium Tours desk located at Gate 18 - 20.

8:15 AM
Gloucester Road Station , Gloucester Road Station, Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Burford
Our full day tour begins in Burford, where the magnificent high street holds every variety of Cotswold stone. There will be time to visit the tea houses and shops.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bibury
Bibury, overlooking the River Coln, is described as the ‘Prettiest Village in the Cotswolds’ by William Morris. We will have a short walking tour before arriving at Swan Hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Swan Hotel, Bibury
Lunch beckons and what better way to satisfy your hunger than with a fabulous two course lunch in the Swan Hotel situated in the centre of Bibury overlooking the River Coln. The 17th century former coaching Inn serves a fabulous range of traditional cooking, ales and fine wines.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Bourton-on-the-Water
In the afternoon we take a leisurely drive passing through charming villages before visiting Bourton-on-the-water, one of the most picturesque parts of the northern Cotswolds. Your guide will take you on a short walk in the village explaining their history.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Stow-on-the-Wold
Stow-on-the-Wold is a market town located on top an 800-foot (244 m) hill at the junction of main roads through the Cotswolds. We have free time to shop, wonder around and maybe enjoy a cup of English tea.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Premium Tours
Enjoy a trip with Premium Tours
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note: on rare occasions the lunch venue may change due to availability.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Premium Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "The return trip is always difficult because of the traffic ." See review
  • "Be aware that you could hit traffic and not get back until after 7." See review
  • "Confusing to find the embarkation point so leave plenty of time to get there, especially if taking the London Tube Underground system." See review

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star-5
Great Day!
Marie_B
, Jun 2022
The Beautiful Architecture and welcoming shops! Also the knowledge of our tour guide was outstanding!
star-5
Beautiful introduction to the Cotswolds
Fonda_G
, Jun 2022
Beautiful introduction to the Cotswolds. Visited 4 towns with a punctual and well-organized guide. She gave so much historical background as reference and context.
star-5
Very good experience
Susan_B
, Jun 2022
Enjoying the different towns and relaxing atmosphere. Guide was very good and knowledgeable food excellent
star-5
Delightful
Karen_A
, Jun 2022
Most beautiful Countryside. It was nice to get out of the city for a day and see the countryside and the beauty outside of London. The meal was very good too.
star-5
A day in the countryside
Nick_O
, Jun 2022
We loved wandering through the streets enjoying a lovely stop for afternoon tea. We soaked out feet in the stream and took lots of pictures.
star-5
Great experience
Justin_F
, Jun 2022
Nice transportation and knowledgeable guide. Lunch was decent and quick, which gave time to explore.
star-4
Very nice tour. Andrew,...
Trudi_B
, Jun 2022
Very nice tour. Andrew, the guide, was very good. His “asides” about quaint historical ideas — why traffic rides on the left, etc. — was interesting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Cotswald beauty with a so-so lunch
Dave_M
, Jun 2022
These were nice little towns to visit with interesting architecture and scenery. Wish I had more time to enjoy.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great guide and great driver
Hope_C
, Jun 2022
Great guide and great driving. Very informative and lovely countryside. Just the right amount of info
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Dreamy cottagecore tour
Emily_K
, Jun 2022
We had an amazing time on our “Lunch in the Cotswolds” tour. Tour director James provided an outstanding narration the whole drive through keeping us entertained and informed of the sights/history. He was So good in fact We wondered if he was a professional actor or presenter. Each stop was well worth it! it was great to see the quaint differences of each location. We wish each stop could have been a few minutes longer! The lunch was excellent too! Promptly served hot (choice of meat pie or fish and chips or veg option) and crumble or ice cream for dessert. Such a lovely day spent!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful towns.
Anonymous
, Jun 2022
Guide Andrew made it all work and our driver was a real pro. Our guide worked every minute of every hour making the tour a success.
star-5
A fun outing into the...
Sterling_L
, May 2022
A fun outing into the Cotswold hills. Was a bit disorganized at beginning and at lunch, but over all was well done. Lunch was good and served quickly. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history and customs of the region. The three stops were a little bit repetitive as far as what you saw, but were still interesting. Overall, worth the money and an interesting day out.
star-4
Excelent tour
Arie_G
, May 2022
Bourton-on-the-Water and all others villages we visited - very spacial place. Also our tour guide was very knowlegible
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Trip to the Cotswolds
Martha_P
, May 2022
Lunch was just so so, but was delivered quickly and the staff was wonderful. Really all you want when you want to get out and explore the town. Our tour guide and driver Caroline and Idris were phenomenal!
star-5
A day in the Cotswolds well worth the ride.
Kathleen_D
, May 2022
This was a great tour. The guide kept us entertained on when on the bus with a lot of knowledge and trivia. I loved that when we would get to a town she would give us a quick rundown of the area and then leave us to explore on our own. The weather was perfect, not too hot or cold. It was a beautiful area and we would definitely do it again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
The tour bus driving in...
martin_m
, May 2022
The tour bus driving in London. The rest of the tour was a waste of an entire day. It was extremely long and tiring, the towns we're not very interesting and the lunch was inexcusably terrible!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
More than jus lt Lunch in the Cotswold!!!
Cassaundra_F
, May 2022
Our guide was James and he was extremely knowledgeable about all things British! He had a running commentary almost the ENTIRE day. We learned so much. He brought meaning to what we were looking at and the reasons behind every little detail. Nuno was our driver. He must be the most talented coach driver ever!! Both were very impressive, professional and friendly. I highly recommend the tour and these two gentlemen!!!
star-5
Awesome tour
Patrick_P
, May 2022
Frank our tour guide was the best, introduced a lot of good stories and humour. Bernard drove safely. Highly recommend this tour.
star-5
The tour guide, James was...
Kevin_B
, May 2022
The tour guide, James was very knowledgeable and gave us a ton of information of the areas we traveled thru. Both of our drivers were enjoyable and we love their humor. We would do this trip again. Don't worry if it rains. We loved this trip and plan on bringing our family along next time.
star-1
We were on our way and...
Stanimira_M
, May 2022
We were on our way and got stuck in traffic. I texted the company asking for them to talk to the guide and let us know if we can reschedule to a later time or different tour. We knew that a whole group can't be waiting for people stuck in traffic but we didn't hear from the tour operator until it was way too late. I would've loved to not to have spent $80 to get to a tour that'd already left
1 traveler found this review helpful

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