Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London

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  • 10 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    Located a 5 - 7 minute walk from Victoria Railway / Underground station. Please go inside the building and go to Premium Tours desk located at Gate 18 - 20.

Start time

08:15 AM

End point

  • Victoria Railway Station
    Victoria Railway Station, 115 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9SA, UK

    The station is served by the Victoria, District and Circle line with easy access to trains/buses/taxis.

What To Expect

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.


1 hour Admission Ticket Free


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Swan Hotel, Bibury

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Free


1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

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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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • 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.

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Featured review
Great guide and coach driver with 4 great villages visited . Very knowledgeable and helpful . Full day trip . Lunch was rushed at the Swan Hotel with staff being rather flustered on our arrival and serving the meal. Several participants mentioned their roast chicken meal was dry. This lunchtime arrangement was overall disappointing and detracted from scoring the overall day 5 stars.


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Great overview of the Cotswolds
Bob_R, Sept 2023
Loved the time we spent in each of the 4 towns. Our tour guide Karen was wonderful and our driver Andre was exceptional.
Reservation CANCELLED due to Viator "glitch"!!
Janet_A, Sept 2023
I will not trust Viator again with reservations! Four of us were scheduled to go on the Cotswalds tour. One of my friends had an issue with her payment method ONE day before the tour. Instead of contacting her to ask for another method of payment, they just cancelled her reservation and sold her ticket to someone on the waiitng list!! We had come from the US to make the Cotswalds part of our trip, so my friend was left with no ticket for the tour. When contacted by phone, a Viator rep said it had been a computer "glitch", but there was nothing they could do to restore her ticket. Because this trip was a big deal to my friend before returning home to care for her ailing mother, I sold her my ticket so she could go. (I'll have another opportunity to go someday.) Viator should have found ONE more spot on that bus since it was their glitch that cancelled my friend's reservation. They didn't even *try* to work out something.
Charming Cotswolds
MARGIE_M, Sept 2023
Magnus was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable & classic British! The lunch was good & we had enough time to see a bit of each village.
Excellent tour, good tour operator and driver. Enjoyed every minute
Lorna_P, Sept 2023
Magnus the tour guide was wonderful and informative and our driver, Christopher was excellent. Wonderful area to visit, so unique, and we enjoyed every minute of it. Lunch at Swan Hotel was very good and surrounding grounds were beautiful.
A great pastoral experience
ARMANDO_A, Sept 2023
The guide did a terrific job of pointing out historical and general knowledge of the area The towns showed the way things were when they were the commercial centers of the area and they contain numerous shops and restaurants
Nicholas and Ricardo are the Best
Holly_G, Sept 2023
Lunch was excellent. Had a vegan option if that is important to you. Chicken and mashed with gravy was filling. There was just enough time for pictures and walking around in each stop. A firm walking pace will get you time to stop off at shops or a park bench. Casual walking will get you photos and memories. Tour guides and drivers make long distances/days more enjoyable. Nicholas entertained with “facts” and stories, Ricardo made the busy London/Oxford traffic and narrow motorways look easy. No USB charging on the bus. Not a deal breaker, just plan as you need. Solid full day. Grab some breakfast before the trip and have a dinner plan near the Gloucester Station when you end you outing.
The guide and all the...
Mindy_B, Sept 2023
The guide and all the views. Very nice!! Loved the lunch we had and the NO pressure on time spent in the towns we stopped at
Wonderful day out in the English countryside!
Linda_B, Sept 2023
Our excursion to the Cotswold was fantastic! Our tour guide Magnus Nielsen and driver Chris, were a delight! This trip could not have been better! We highly recommend this trip!
Well worth the price!
Terry_G, Sept 2023
It was a beautiful day! Our tour guide, Andrew, did a great job of balancing where we went, history of the different villages and good stories! Also had a delicious lunch and just the right amount of time in each area.
Exceeded all of our expectations
Jamar_N, Sept 2023
Nicholas and Joe were excellent. The villages were quaint and very charming. I would recommend this tour
Toby was phenomenal! He...
Sharon_N, Sept 2023
Toby was phenomenal! He was a great storyteller and connected with the group so easily (which is an asset because he does this every day) ! Neal the driver was also very helpful.
Nice break from London
John_J, Sept 2023
Quiet time with pretty scenery. More time needed in Bourton on the water rather than Stow on the Wold. Guide really did well in handling personal needs for toilets, drop off at the right station and lunch choices. Lots of good stories.
Had a great time
Tina_N, Sept 2023
Had a wonderful time visiting the Cotswolds, country side beatiful and guide friendly and very heplful !! Pity you could not control the weather
Fabulous tour!
Victoria_H, Sept 2023
Our tour guide and driver were excellent! Our tour guide had a bottomless knowledge that he shared with us and the driver amazed us getting the very nice bus in and out of tight streets and spaces.
Great guide and beautiful towns
Susan_L, Sept 2023
The countryside is amazing and our guide was amazing! We went to four towns, each special in their own way. Our guide told us what to look for on our own and showed us the best as a group. My only complaint was the lunch took way too long. I would rather have had a quicker lunch and more time for exploring. Skip dessert and seek the sights!
Beauty and Serenity at Its Peak
Douglas_W, Sept 2023
Tour guide Lucy and driver Chriatopher were excellent; what a great team. Very informative. Loved the cute towns, the unique shops, delicious lunch, and Bourton on the Water.
Great day trip
Sylvia_B, Sept 2023
Great guide and coach driver with 4 great villages visited . Very knowledgeable and helpful . Full day trip . Lunch was rushed at the Swan Hotel with staff being rather flustered on our arrival and serving the meal. Several participants mentioned their roast chicken meal was dry. This lunchtime arrangement was overall disappointing and detracted from scoring the overall day 5 stars.
Nick was a great guide...
Gale_C, Sept 2023
Nick was a great guide and Chris was a good driver. Interesting info and really cute, quaint villages. Lunch was good as well.
Interesting but commercial in nature
stulefko, Sept 2023
Driver and guide were very pleasant. Much of it was time for shopping. One of the villages was like any modern one because of its commercial nature. The fourth one was most interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable and interesting.
Very nice - Highly Recommend
Julie_J, Aug 2023
This was an excellent tour and very well organised. Our guide Zozo was very knowledgeable and engaging, and we had Joanne as our driver who was very confident. All stops were beautiful and even though the trip was fast paced I still felt I had enough time at each location. Recommend this trip highly!

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