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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 Cotswolds


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

Days Of Operation & Duration:

Runs Tuesday, Friday and Sundays between April and October, less frequently in the winter months.

Tour leaves London around 8:15 a.m. returning to London around 6:15 p.m.

Tour Itinerary:

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 we 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

A professional guide is aboard the luxury air-conditioned touring bus the entire day and 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 represents 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.

Swan Hotel Bibury

Lunch at Swan Hotel 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 1 p.m. when we leave Bibury and head northwards.

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. Walk 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 6:15 p.m.


Morning Hotel Pick Ups & The Main Victoria Departure Point

List Of Hotels For London Coach Pickups

A hotel pick up service is available on this tour from selected hotels in the most popular hotel districts of Central London for tourists. The vehicles will take you to Victoria Coach Station where you switch to the main tour bus for the day.

You can of course join the tour at Victoria, a major transport hub for London and beyond and very easy to get to.

Hotels available and pick-up times do differ from tour to tour - full lists and departure times are listed on the individual tour detail page for your tour where you also make reservations, (see banner link below).

If you require more assistance working out the best place to join your tour click through on the link below, where we also give more detail if you want to join the tour at Victoria Coach Station.

Hotel Pick-Ups & Working Out Where Best To Join Tour - Full Details


Morning Hotel Pick Ups - Changes to Services

London Cruise Shuttle Bus Q&A Forum

As part of London local government measures to improve the quality of air in London the authorities have banned any vehicles providing feeder services into coach tours from April 1st.

Any tour that starts from Victoria Coach Station (i.e. the tours that currently use the hotel feeder services) now will cease offering this facility. From April 1st you will need to find your own way to Victoria Coach Station.

For further information, we have a blog where on this linked page you can discuss one to one the best solution for you.

How to Get to Victoria & Map With Question & Answer Facility


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.

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