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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

Bibury: Swan Hotel by River Coln

In depth tour of Cotswolds tour included highlights

  • Two course lunch in 17th century former coaching inn, in the heart of the Cotswolds, adjacent to 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

In Depth Tour of Cotswolds & Stratford Day Tour From London Ticketing

Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Runs Tuesday, Friday 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

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.

In Depth Tour of Cotswolds & Stratford Day Tour From London Ticketing

In depth tour of Cotswolds tour itinerary

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.

Discounted day tours from London on air-conditioned Premium Tours coaches with free wi-fi

Premium Tours Tour Bus

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 and there is also at Q&A facility.

How to get to Victoria Coach Station & map with question & answer facility

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.

Commentary is in English only.

In depth tour of Cotswolds tour - what to expect

Many tours pass through the Cotswolds and give a tantalising glimpse of the Cotswolds; this tour gives the Cotswolds centre stage and spends all day in the Cotswolds, visiting four very different villages.

Burford, Bibury, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are the villages that you can explore, and you will pass through many more.

You will get to enjoy a two course lunch included in the price of the tour at one of the villages visited, overlooking the river.

Burford & Cotswolds

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.

Cotswold village day tour

Cotwolds: by River Windrush

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.

Bibury & lunch

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 tranquillity 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.

Swan Hotel Bibury


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

In the afternoon you will have approximately an hour 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.


We 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.

Cotswolds - more details


Prices & tour reservations

Prices are displayed on the banner link below. 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 Tour of Cotswolds & Stratford Day Tour From London Ticketing


Alternative small group Cotswolds only tour every Saturday

There is a weekly similar version of the in-depth Cotswolds tour above but with the addition of a visit to Blenheim Palace. This tour is in a small group format, maximum 16 passengers. As the vehicle is much smaller the tour can venture down country lanes and visit villages the larger tour coaches cannot.


Small Group In Depth Cotswolds Day Tour From London Ticketing

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