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Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London

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Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London

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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.
  • 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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Local guide
2-course lunch in the heart of the Cotswolds
Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Hotel drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pick-up

Departure Point

London SW1W 9RH, UK

Located a 5 - 7 minute walk from Victoria Railway / Underground station.

Departure Time

8:15 AM

Return Details

Gloucester Road Station, 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.
Stop At:  
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, 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:  
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 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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  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "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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Our tour guide James and...
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide James and our driver Troy were wonderful! We were given plenty of time to explore each town and lunch was very good. We highly recommend taking this tour.
Unique Experience
, Sep 2020
The experience we had on Sunday was great. Very pitoresque placed, which definitely worth to be seen. James and Richard were very helpful and looked after us. I recommend this day trip and Premium Tours.
, Mar 2020
Had a lovely day out at the Cotswolds. Guide and bus driver were friendly and helpful, guide was full of information. Lunch was exceptionally good. Highly recommend this day trip.
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Best Day of our Vacation
, Mar 2020
Don't hesitate to take this wonderful trip! Our tour guide, Dave and driver Martin are awesome. We learned interesting information throughout the ride. Each stop in the Cotswolds was historic, beautiful and engaging.
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Perfect day!!
, Mar 2020
David and our driver Martin made the entire experience a joy. David gave us lots of tidbits about history and modern culture as well. At every stop he gave us advice to be able to make the most of our brief visit. The entire experience was simply delightful!!
Eng countryside
, Mar 2020
Pros. Nice bus ride Guide. David. Courtesy. Knowledgeable. Funny. He did a good job. There was nothing really special about the tour. Cons. David spent isolated time with 2 passengers ignoring the remainder of the group. They dominated his time. As if he was their private guide. The lunch Swan Inn was good, waited a long time to eat while others were served. Vegetables in puffed pastry.
Cotswolds and lunch
, Feb 2020
Fantastic guide and river- lovely tour. Guide gave interesting info- a very well mannered man- very respectful of passengers.
Great Day Trip
, Jan 2020
Had a lovely time on this day trip to The Cotswolds. Lucy was a great guide and very knowledgeable. Lunch at the hotel was okay. Perfect day trip if you've never for first time visitors to The Cotswolds.
Unforgettable Moment
Ardhi S
, Jan 2020
5 stars experiences, we'd love everything about it, the views, the country side, lunch was scrumptuous, my family loved it and very happy.
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Worth it!
George W
, Dec 2019
The tour was quite informative and Martin and Carol were great. It was nice to get a glimpse of the English countryside. PS guys, lots of shopping for the significant others and a nice tasting for gents at the Cotswold Distillery! Skip the lunch!
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