Cotswolds day tour from London - all day in Cotswolds with lunch

One of the few coach tours to the Cotswolds from London that spends all the day in the Cotswolds, no Oxford or Stratford

Bibury Swan Hotel for lunch Cotswolds
Lunch is included at the Swan Hotel in Bibury

Lunch in the 'Most beautiful village in England'

The scenic Cotswolds region is generally acknowledged as the quintessential vision of England many overseas visitors have. The green rolling countryside, thatched cottages with outstanding flower displays, the village pub and green.

The Cotswolds is within an easy drive of London and this tour takes you to the some of best Cotswolds experiences and landscapes.

Enjoy time in the tea houses and shops in Burford, with its magnificent High Street; enjoy a fabulous 2-course lunch in Bibury 'The most beautiful village in England' (according to William Morris) and finish your day in Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the Wold, two of the most picturesque parts of the northern Cotswolds.

BOOK TOUR   Tour highlights, days + times   About Burford   About Bibury   About Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold  Finding your coach in Victoria   Cotswolds with Blenheim Palace alternative  

In-depth tour of Cotswolds tour included highlights and tour details

Cotswold houses
Beautiful Cotswold stone houses

  • Two course lunch in 17th century former coaching inn, in Bibury, overlooking the River Coln

  • Stroll through picturesque Bibury built by the River Windrush

  • Visit to Burford, gateway to the Cotswolds

  • Visit Bourton-on-the-Water, the Venice of the Cotswolds

  • Walking tour in Stow-on-the-Wold, traditional market town

  • Luxury air conditioned motor coach with free Wi-Fi and services of a professional guide

Cotswolds from London tour days and times

Runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays between April and October, less frequently in the winter months.

8.15am - departs from London Victoria Coach Station

6.30pm - returns to London



In-depth Cotswolds tour from London

Cotswolds and lunch in pretty pub, guided day tour from London

Adult from £127

• 2-course lunch in a 17th Century former coaching Inn in Bibury • Photo stops at Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Bibury and Stow-on-the Wold • Professional guide • Luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi


Cotswold village Burford Premium Tours tour from London
Tea rooms and shops in Burford

Aboard your luxury air-conditioned touring bus you have a professional guide for the entire day who will provide commentary and guiding throughout. It is a two hour journey to our first stop, Burford, our gateway town into the Cotswold region.

The Cotswolds represent an area that is forever England, remaining seemingly unchanged with the passing of time. Rolling landscapes, dry stone walls, perpendicular churches and sparkling clear streams fuse with tiny villages and hamlets with their charming limestone houses, tea shops and inns.

At Burford, we park off the magnificent High Street, which slopes down to the River Windrush holding every variety of Cotswold stone. There will be time to visit the small tea houses before heading south onto Bibury.

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Bibury & lunch in old coaching inn

Tranquil Bibury, Cotswolds, day tour from London
Tranquil Bibury with the River Coln

Bibury was described as the 'The most beautiful village in England' by William Morris. Bibury is a place many people return to time and time again, for its tranquility by the river, and old stone cottages and mills.

After a short walking tour, we make our way to a 17th century former coaching inn, the Swan hotel, where you can enjoy a fabulous two course lunch in the centre of Bibury, overlooking the River Coln. The Swan serves a range of traditional cooking, ales and fine wines. On rare occasions an alternative may be used if the Swan cannot be used.

It is now around 1pm when we leave Bibury and head northwards.

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Bourton-on-the-Water & Stow-on-the-Wold

Northern Cotswolds

In the afternoon your guide will take you on a short walk to explore Bourton-on-the-Water, another delightful village in the Cotswolds with its shops, restaurants and tea rooms.

Your guide will take you down the banks of the River Windrush with its beautiful stone bridges, and next to the Old Mill, where it flows over rapids, past the green with its banks of Cotswold stone.

Just fifteen minutes' drive away is Stow-on-the-Wold, a beautiful and impressive market town in the Cotswolds. You will see the attractive Market Square, a bygone of the town's former importance for its annual wool fairs.

You will also come across the ancient cross, and the town stocks, shaded between an old elm tree. Stow is an important shopping centre and has many fine antique shops, art galleries, and gifts shops.

You leave Stow-on-the-Wold for the trip back to London late afternoon, a journey of over two hours. The estimated time of arrival back in London is around 6.30pm.

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Victoria Coach Station

Premium Tours coach
Premium Tours coach

Joining the tour

Your tour will begin at Victoria Coach Station, one of the major transport hubs in central London and very close to Victoria Underground and Railway Station. Tour companies are no longer allowed to perform pick-ups at hotels for public day tours.

Victoria Coach Station is like a small airport with airport style departure screens where your tour will be displayed together with a gate number.

The driver or guide will check you in on boarding the coach.

Usually all that is required is the lead passengers name and you will be checked off the passenger list, but do bring along your tour confirmation voucher.

The tour ends at Victoria Railway and Underground Station. There are no advance seat reservations on-board, you select your seat on boarding from those available.

If you require more assistance working out your journey, click through on the link below, where we give more detail of how to join the tour at Victoria Coach Station.

How to get to Victoria Coach Station & map with previously asked questions

The touring coach

A professional guide is aboard the luxury air-conditioned touring bus the entire day and will provide commentary and guiding throughout as well as looking after entrance into the various attractions.

Commentary is in English only.

All vehicles are equipped with on-board free Wi-Fi and most will have toilet facilities. However these faculties cannot be guaranteed.

Prices & tour reservations

Prices displayed on the banner link are a special online discounted price, deep discounted from the price in London.

Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation. The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour, there are no paper tickets.

On the tour detail page loaded from the banner link below, there is a red “Book this Tour” button at the top right of the page, which when selected displays a calendar depicting which dates still have availability. By selecting your required date you start the reservation process.



In-depth Cotswolds tour from London

Cotswolds and lunch in pretty pub, guided day tour from London

Adult from £127

• 2-course lunch in a 17th Century former coaching Inn in Bibury • Photo stops at Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Bibury and Stow-on-the Wold • Professional guide • Luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi

Alternative Cotswolds tour with Blenheim Palace

Cotswolds, Country Pub Lunch & Blenheim Palace

This tour visits the Cotswolds villages of Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water as well as entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace - home of Sir Winston Churchill.

This tour also allows you to have lunch in a traditional British pub if option selected.

This tour runs three days a week.



Cotswolds tour with Blenheim Palace and lunch from London

Cotswolds and lunch with Blenheim Palace, guided day tour from London

• Adult with lunch £124, without lunch £98

• Entry to Blenheim Palace & Gardens • Lunch with drink included - or cheaper option without lunch • Drive through Cotswolds villages including Burford & Bourton-on-the-Water • Professional guide • Luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi



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