Cotswolds Small Group Tour from London

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Duration - 10 hours

INR 7,910 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

With its rustic rural charm, rolling hills, vibrant market towns and picture-perfect villages, the Cotswolds covers nearly 800 square miles of unspoilt countryside. Take a small group trip through its rolling hills, home to some of the most famous and historic towns and villages of England. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this range of hills in west-central England is packed with picturesque villages built of Cotswold stone, beautiful churches and vast manor houses. As you make your way through little villages and historic market towns you will have the opportunity to explore the honey-coloured cottages of Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury and Burford. Highlights include a stunning row of 17th century weaver’s cottages and a tranquil river flowing through the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’.

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Cotswolds tour 09:00

INR 7,910
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
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Pass By: Cotswolds, Cotswolds, England

Covering almost 800 square miles and no fewer than five English counties, the Cotswolds are the single largest designated Area of Natural Beauty in the UK. The area was once renowned for its wool production, reminders of which you can still see today. During this Experience, we will be visiting three picturesque villages hidden in the heart of the Cotswolds, with honey-coloured limestone period buildings and rich cultural heritage. Relax aboard your Luxury Small Group Vehicle with an expert guide as you enjoy the best of the English countryside.

Stop At: Bibury, Bibury, Cotswolds, England

Bibury - “the most beautiful village in England”
On arriving into Bibury you may think you have been transported back to a different age. The village was once described by the British poet, artist and novelist William Morris (1834-96) as “the most beautiful village in England”.
Bibury’s attractions includes Arlington Row, a 17th century row of weavers cottages built of local stone next to the River Coln. It is one of the most photographed areas in the region and was chosen as a location for the 2007 film ‘Stardust’. Close by you will find the Bibury Trout Farm and a Saxon Church.
The River Coln flows between the main village street and a watermeadow: together with Alrington Row as a backdrop, it makes one of the most picuresque scenes you will find in the Cotswolds.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Arlington Row, Awkward Hill, Bibury GL7 5NJ England

It’s easy to see why William Morris called Bibury ‘The most beautiful village in England’ – wonderful stone buildings strung out along the banks of the River Coln.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Burford, Burford, Cotswolds, England

Burford – “Gateway to the Cotswolds”

Burford is known as the gateway to the Cotswolds. Its High Street slopes from the high Wolds, where you have beautiful views over the open countryside, down to the willow fringed River Windrush in the pretty Windrush valley.
Guests can choose the option in advance that includes a delicious 3-course pub lunch in this picturesque village. Guests not choosing the lunch option may choose to visit Burford’s numerous small shops offering Cotswolds cheese, quality meats, freshly made cakes, antiques and books.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton-on -the-Water has a unique appeal to visitors and residents alike.
Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, this one village offers a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, or simply the space for you to enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush, spanned by its five arched bridges.
Bourton-on-the-Water’s most prized feature is its tranquil river. Fed from many springs, its source is approximately ten miles from the village, and even in the 1976 drought the flow continued.
Where the river enters the village centre, over the rapids next to the Old Mill, its clear waters flow under a miscellany of arched stone bridges past the green with its banks of Cotswold stone.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 16 travelers
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Inclusions

  • Expert guide
  • Personal Audio Headset
  • Small Group Vehicle
  • Free Wi-Fi & USB Charging On-board
  • Walking tour of Cotswold villages

Departure time

09:00 AM


Departure point

Evan Evans Tours, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London SW1V 1BS, UK


Recent reviews

Mike_M   13th September 2022

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The day started off smoothly. Our guide Lesley & driver Olly were excellent. We would highly recommend the tour we did today, it was exceptional & we loved it. The Cotswolds Villages are beautiful and although we have been there twice before it is a place of exceptional beauty & history. Thank you both for the fantastic day.

henrymidles6   2nd October 2022

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Godfrey and Glen Wonderful tour, can’t wait to return. Very punctual and shared wonderful tidbits on the drive to Burford. Enjoyed the humor.

Keith_H   25th September 2022

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Lesley and our driver provided an “off the beaten path” approach to a most enjoyable day in 3 different and scenic Cotswolds locations. Well presented and informative.

748shaunp   2nd October 2022

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Godfrey our guide and driver Glen were great, the three towns of Burford, Bibery, and Bourton are frozen in time with the Stone houses.

sllefebv4   1st September 2022

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This tour was one of the highlights of my U.K. trip. I felt like I experienced the English countryside in a short amount of time. The allotted time in each of the towns was just enough to get a taste and develop an appreciation. Leslie and Maria were our guide team during our tour. Leslie and Maria collaborated to take us off the beaten path to feel like a real Cotswolds resident and gave us recommendations and insight on each of the towns. You will not regret booking this tour!

Melody_M   26th September 2022

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The perfect day trip. We had such a wonderful tour guide. He was knowledgable and made the trip a fun learning experience. Would do again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended!

vparchure   18th September 2022

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The tour was very well organised. Tour guide Catia was very very knowledgeable about British history inspite being a Portuguese person. Telling anecdotes about the event of the past. She was also very humorous and funny and kept the whole journey very light. Graham was our driver and he was very good in driving us around the all the places of interest and got us back to London on time

333stellat   26th August 2022

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Guide Godfrey Thank you for the lovely day, I did enjoyed it very much. The charming villages of Burford, Bibury and Bourton on the water are just beautiful. Since they're the very popular tourist attractions, so you'll not be the only one who's expected. The small group tour guarantee you much better service and will save you a lot of waiting time. The only thing I feel pity is that Salisbury is not included. Otherwise I'm very satisfied with this day tour, nice Guide who will give you all the information you need. Thank you!

danniv56   25th September 2022

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This well organised tour provided a great insight into the Cotswolds which are like a scene from a movie. Our tour guide Lesley gave us a thorough background and lots of interesting information about the sights we passed leaving London and throughout the day. We were delighted to be taken off the tourist track and visit a lesser known village as we had extra time due to the travel time from London being quicker than expected. Thank you Lesley & Glen for a great day!

Marci_E   30th August 2022

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We loved this small group tour!! The The small van was perfect as we were able to go off the beaten path. There was never enough time at each location but that is understandable since you have to drive between the villages. I would recommend this tour!!