Greater London, United Kingdom
Join this small-group day tour to the Cotswolds from London, and explore the highlights of the beautiful English countryside. Travel in a minibus in small, friendly groups as your Driver-Guide explains the history of the region and tells you the local stories. Along the way you'll meander along country lanes, see remote countryside and visit the most charming villages in the region.
• Explore the highlights of the Cotswolds in one day
• Get off the beaten path and travel along the narrow country lanes
• Visit a mix of charming villages, historic towns and beautiful countryside
• Small groups with a maximum of 16 passengers
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Burford, Burford, Cotswolds, England
The day begins by departing London and travelling towards the quintessentially English countryside of The Cotswolds; an area that is famous for its beautiful landscape, charming villages and honey-coloured stone cottages. Our first stop will be the traditional town of Burford; known as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’. This is a historic place where many houses date back nearly 600 years and little has changed for centuries. During the visit there will be time to explore Burford, visit the magnificent church and stroll along the high street to visit a mix of independent family-run shops.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Bibury, Bibury, Cotswolds, England
The village of Bibury is often described as the 'prettiest village in England'. It's charming scene is a snapshot of traditional English country life. Wander along the gentle river and see the iconic Arlington Row; a set of weavers cottages that are now one of the symbols of the Cotswolds.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England
Our lunch stop is the charming settlement of Bourton-on-the-Water. The town's river setting has seen it become known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, England
We'll continue through the countryside to Stow-on-the-Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds that is a jumble of ancient inns & antique shops located around the bustling market square. This historic town was a place of inspiration for JRR Tolkien and is also where the last battle of the English Civil War took place in 1646.
Duration: 50 minutes