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Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London

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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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Local guide
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

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.
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London.
Q:
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
See all safety measures taken by Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London.

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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
Charming Trip away from London with Frank !
Atheer_A
, Dec 2021
Frank from Premium Travel was amazing, funny and energetic for the span of the trip; he has a distinct sense of British humor; Lamar the driver was also kind and friendly; the tour was lovely and designed well for a sensible memorable experience, every village we went to had a distinct theme to it; the first village was very picturesque, where we walked into many scenic places. the second village was perfect for lunch time, the third had many authentic shops (perfumery, antique and crystals) ( I personally purchased my first antique piece ever), and the last village we perfect to have our final cozy creme-tea (I had it at Lucy's tea, they have cozy seatings upstair). The only thing I wished they would reconsider is to open more options for people to choose from at lunch (the restaurant have more options than the three options we had). Other than that the trip was charming and I would totally recommend it.
star-3
Stunning villages
Irene_M
, Dec 2021
Very beautiful villages. Guide and driver very friendly and helpful. The worst thing was the lunch, cold “pie” (5 small pieces of meat) and an average dessert.
star-5
Beautiful little towns!
Sherri_S
, Nov 2021
The Cotswolds tour was a fab way to see the beautiful towns of Cotswolds! Our guide way a very sweet lady with loads of information. I only wished we had spent more time at Burton. But all the towns were stunning!
star-5
Fantastic Tour. Highly Recommend
Judith_S
, Oct 2021
I am not a morning person… I think mornings should be illegal… so the fact that I woke up when it was still dark to go on this tour is the first clue as to how excited I was. It was totally worth waking up at vampire o’clock. The tour was nothing short of fabulous. Frank, our guide, was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. His commentary was entertaining and just the right amount to give us local information without droning on. Andre, our driver, navigated the coach along tiny streets with such alacrity, as if he were chauffeuring a mini. It was a perfectly comfortable smooth ride. And the places we saw were beautiful. I prefer charm over bustling towns so my favourite was Bibury. But all the places were so pretty. Lunch in the Cotswold Arms was warm and cozy and it was nice chatting with some of the other people on the tour. All in all a fantastic day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome and relaxing trip, with beautiful towns and great history information.
Sunny_S
, Oct 2021
John and James were fabulous! We learned a LOT of history! It was so much fun. We had my 96 year old mother with us, and it was mostly an easy tour for her. They were so accomodating!
star-5
Lovely Day Out
Deborah_L
, Oct 2021
Lovely trip through the Cotswolds. Liked it that the guide did not talk all the time but gave interesting information when he did. 4 villages is a lot.. would prefer 3 with more time at Borton on the Water. Perhaps a few photo stops - a view of the rolling hills, a thatched cottage, etc
star-5
Very beautiful and relaxing
Mohsen_M
, Sep 2021
Very spectacular and attractive tour with a very professional tour leader and suitable services. We saw and enjoyed the beautiful sights and useful information was provided by Tour Leader
star-5
Our tour guide James and...
Paul_W
, 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.
star-5
Unique Experience
Andreea_L
, 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.
star-5
Cotswolds
Paula_S
, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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