Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London

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Duration - 10 hours

INR 8,512 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Escape London's crowds for a day trip to the picture-perfect Cotswolds for lunch. You'll visit a region that is forever England, seemingly unchanged by the modern world and famous for its beautiful villages and rolling hills. There will be time to visit quaint villages such as Burford before enjoying a fabulous two-course lunch in a traditional English hotel restaurant.

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8:15am Tour 08:15
Lunch in the Cotswolds from London with an English-speaking guide

INR 8,512
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Burford, Burford, Cotswolds, England

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

Stop At: Bibury, Bibury, Cotswolds, England

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

Stop At: The Swan Hotel, Bibury, Bibury, Cirencester GL7 5NW, UK

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

Stop At: Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

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

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, England

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

Pass By: Premium Tours, 2A Brackley Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2HN, UK

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Terms & conditions

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


Additional info

  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • 2-course lunch in the heart of the Cotswolds
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)

Departure time

08:15 AM


Departure point

Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK


Recent reviews

Kim_K   1st October 2022

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We loved Ben as a tour guide. He knew a lot of information, was personable, and helped people get to where they needed to be. Tony did a great job driving us around.

Justin D   28th September 2022

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I don't know that I would ever call this an amazing day. It was quaint with cute villages. But, there wasn't much historical value or any sites that made this a WOW! Especially for the price. Making this a 10-12 hour day with most of it driving made for a VERY long day. The meal that was provided was fresh trout, chicken, and a vegetarian. The fish and chicken were good so that was a plus. The guide was full of information but provided very biased personal views on topics that gave a negative spin to his oration. Alot of "stupid", alot about "dogs", and sometimes seemed demeaning. The first stop, Burford, was a waste of time and unnecessary. Bibury was cute but definitely not the "absolutely gorgeous". Burton on the water, was cute but by this time, we had seen cute and in the country living. But wait, theres more. Another stop to Stow on the Wold was again cute but already making for a long day plus a 2 hour drive back into London.

Seema_R   29th September 2022

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The good choice of quaint villages and the narratives on each of them. Toby was full of positive energy and made the tour more fun! The lunch per se was not worthy of the tour.

costin1970   22nd September 2022

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Very nice tour, as we got a day off from busy and noisy London. The whole travel was very smooth thanks to our driver, Bernard and we got the perfect genuine English gentleman, in the person of our guide, James, or Mr James, should I say :) He was very informative, but above all, the voice and the tone was like we hear a David Attenborough documentary. All places were beautiful, but for us Bourton-on-the-Water was the one. Strongly recommended.

V1599YGjohnh   28th September 2022

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We enjoyed all 4 villages in the Cotswolds, but our favorite was Stow-on-the-Wold with the Hobbit door and the oldest pub in England. Andrew our guide had a great sense of humor and made the day both enjoyable and educational.

Anne D   17th September 2022

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This tour started off on the wrong foot. We arrived half an hour before the stated boarding time of 8:15, and saw no employees to check in with. The electronic board said boarding would begin at 8:30, so we went to get a coffee and come back. When we came back at 8:12, the bus was fully boarded and we were spoken to rudely for holding up the tour, though we had searched for someone to check in with for 20 minutes previously. My partner and I didn’t get to sit together on the bus. In each location we felt extremely rushed, and the bus ride was not smooth. We had a few lurches due to hard braking and missed at least 5 of the less than 60 minutes in each town while the driver attempted to park. The lunch location was changed without warning and the food was not ready when we arrived, leading us to miss a lot of time in that town waiting for a lackluster meal. The tour guide had a lot of facts that were not very relevant, including a focus on a brush store and a speech about English strawberries. This was the furthest thing from a relaxing day in small villages, we felt rushed and stressed the entire day and felt that they allocated too much time to lesser locations and too little in larger towns. Having done a Cotswolds tour before, we would recommend seeking out a small group tour to maximize your time and money.

elisabeth_h   5th October 2022

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The guide was exceptional! The coach could have been cleaner. The Cotswolds were beautiful! Lunch at a local pub was terrible!!!!!

Richard_C   3rd October 2022

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It rained and the lunch was terrible. The guide and the bus driver Ben were great, but we were dropped off at the under ground station were the wait for a taxi was horrendous

jday0410   25th September 2022

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I just got done with this tour today, and I couldn't wait to write a review. We had Carol as our guide and Steve as our driver. Both were fantastic! Carol had so much knowledge not just about the places we visited, but also about areas we passed while driving. She was knowledgeable about everything from English history to present day local economics. I could not have asked for a better guide. Likewise, Steve got us everywhere on the itinerary safely and on schedule. He also had a lot of information if you take the time to chat with him. The locations that you visit are quintessential "England" and are exactly what an American thinks of when picturing the English countryside. You're given plenty of time in each town to walk around on your own, shop or have afternoon tea. We had our lunch at The Cotswold Arms, and it was terrific. Everything was ready as soon as we arrived. We also had afternoon tea at Lucy's in Stow-on-the-Wold. The tea isn't included in the tour, but you have plenty of time for it, and it is very reasonably priced and delicious! Overall, I highly recommend this tour, and hopefully, you'll be lucky and get Carol and Steve. They make a great team!

PatrickGoffiney   29th September 2022

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Exploring the smaller villages. I would, however, suggest dropping Stow-on-the-Wold and focusing on the first three towns.