Lunch in the Cotswolds from London

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Lunch in the Cotswolds from London
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Escape London's crowds for a day trip to the picture-perfect Cotswolds for lunch. You'll visit a region that is forever England, seemingly unchanged by the modern world and famous for its beautiful villages and rolling hills. There will be time to visit quaint villages such as Burford before enjoying a fabulous two-course lunch in a traditional English hotel restaurant.
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In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Lunch included
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Itinerary
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Pass By: St. Mary's Church, Church House Church Road, Bibury GL7 5NR England

The historic church of St Mary's in Bibury is a Grade I listed building dating to the Saxon period.

Stop At: Premium Tours - London Tours, 2A Brackley Road, London W4 2HN England

Tour operated by Premium Tours

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Burford Library 86A High Street, Burford OX18 4QF England

Visit Burford, a small medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills. Pop into Burford Church built between 1160 and 1475

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bibury Trout Farm, Arlington, Bibury GL7 5NL England

Enjoy a 2-course lunch at Swan Hotel

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre, Victoria Street, Bourton-on-the-Water England

Visit a village of Burton on the Water, known for its low bridges and traditional stone houses.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold England

Visit a market town of Stow-on-the-Wold


Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • 2-course lunch in the heart of the Cotswolds
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
  • Entry/Admission - Burford Library
  • Entry/Admission - Bibury Trout Farm
  • Entry/Admission - Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick-up

Departure Time

8:15 AM

Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RH, UK

Returns To

Victoria Station, Victoria St, Victoria, London SW1E 5ND, UK

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

An absolute magnificent day. Malcolm our driver, well done and our guide Andrew is a laugh. Quinecential landscape, amazing lunch and love the shopping.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
It was really such quite an experience exploring such lovely villages and knowinf how the people live there
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
Visited 4 beautiful towns. I only wish we could have spent more time in each town. Lunch was at a nice hotel. The food was okay.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
We had Lucy as our guide and John as our bus driver and the whole day was perfect! The tour gave us an excellent view of the Cotswolds and we were really immersed in the culture. Lunch was very good and there were no complaints at our table. The whole day went very smoothly and we would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed my day trip. The coach driver was excellent and our guide for the day did an excellent job also.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Highly recommend this tour. We had a great guide and visited some beautiful villages and a great lunch at a local pub
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
Very good and entertaining guide, knowledgeable but not condescending, excellent driver, the programme relaxed, good overview of the quintessential English countryside
• Submitted 02 Aug 2019
David was amazing the entire day. The places we went to were beautiful. Lunch was good and the inn was cozy.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2019
We had a very enjoyable trip to the Cotswolds on our trip to England. Our tour guide John, was very informative about the area. The three places that we visited were each unique and distinct. The lunch was above and beyond. This tour was one of the best that I have been on and well worth the money.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2019
We loved the tour of the Cotswolds with one exception! The tour guide! The information she gave us on the Cotswolds was very informative, however we were not interested in her personal views on Brexit, the British government or her dissatisfaction with her husband. The thing that upset us the most was her bad mouthing our President, Donald Trump! It was uncalled for and very upsetting. We were not the only Americans on the tour.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2019
The highlight of my trip to London. Not to be missed. Looked like a postcard. I highly recommend this day trip.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2019
We had a lovely day in the Cotswolds thanks tour wonderful guide, Frank, and Driver Ricardo. Frank was informative and friendly. It was apparent that he loved what he was doing - sharing his love of the quintessential English countryside. Ricardo was focused on efficiency and our safety. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Swan hotel. The atmosphere was perfect for the day. I was a bit apprehensive about ordering the trout after other reviews and photos. However, after learning how to best eat the fish it was scrumptious. We loved the selected villages and felt we had enough time at each spot. Would not change anything about the day. It has truly been a highlight of our trip and would recommend to others.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Had a really great tour with our guide, Lucy, and our driver, Tony. The four cities we visited were charming, lunch at the Swan Hotel was quite good and our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We took this tour to see some countryside and we were not disappointed! The tour guide was funny and knowledgeable and made a day in a bus and stops in the cold wet towns fun. Early March was chilly but still well worth the trip.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Really enjoyed this trip. We visited four towns, a mixture of big and small which gave a great overview. Commentary was informative and lunch tasty. Would have liked to have a packed lunch so we could see more of the village in the lunch town as after lunch we only had 10 minutes to explore. Apart from that perfect.
• Submitted 09 May 2019
Probably the most enjoyable of all of the tours we took - wonderful guide whose passion for English history was exciting - smooth Mercedes bus - very comfortable, but no bathroom on board. Confusing to find the embarkation point so leave plenty of time to get there, especially if taking the London Tube Underground system. The Cotswolds is a charming area, lunch was excellent - wonderful day in the country
• Submitted 19 Apr 2019
We signed up for the Lunch in the Cotswolds to spend a day outside of London and get a feel for the English countryside. We expected to travel to a couple of villages and have lunch at a typically English Inn. What we received was an incredible 10 hour journey into the history, geography, geology, economics, language, and politics of the United Kingdom. It was an awesome experience!! Our tour guide effortlessly brings history, culture and geography together in such a way that a coach ride to ancient villages becomes a memorable experience of a lifetime. David put so many things into perspective during our ride together that by the time we left the coach, we felt enlightened with a thirst for more learning on our own, and it made touring sites in London much more enjoyable as we had historical perspective from the tour. From a pure logistics perspective, the tour was spot on. We made the reservation a few days out and arrived at the Victoria Coach station on time. The motor coach was comfortable with an expert driver and our outstanding tour guide. The bus departed London and traveled northwest into the Cotswolds where David explained where we were going, the roots of language and culture of the people who live there, and the geography and geology of the settlers of the Cotswolds. Passing the lush countryside, our guide pointed out the sheep which sparked a conversation on agriculture and the economics of the UK. As the terrain changed, we learned of the geology of the area and how it influenced the building material in the Cotswolds. We made a quick comfort break enroute and then were off to a series of four picturesque villages in the Cotswolds and a delightful lunch at the Swan Inn. Throughout the journey, our guide provided context to each of the villages, the why behind what we were seeing and the historical understanding of the conflicts and politics of England over the past thousand years that shaped what we see today. David’s expert knowledge of the Royal families over time offered scope and depth to our travel. He offered potential locations for a cup of tea or a local delicacy at each village and then explained the menu options at our lunch at the “Swan” Inn. Our afternoon village tours were a great opportunity to walk off lunch before our evening return to London. Our simple day trip to the Cotswolds for lunch became a most memorable experience thanks to our tour guide David and Viator. We highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 04 Feb 2019
Lucy was an outstanding tour guide and is to be commended! I will forever remember this day and the information Lucy shared. Many thanks.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2018
tour guide was very nice and accommodating, he provided a lot of information on the tour, we had about 4 stops in different villages that had very beautiful landscapes, lunch was very good in very cozy Swan hotel, you can pick your lunch selection from fish, meat or vegetarian option.
• Submitted 05 Nov 2018
Beautiful day, guide was very knowledgeable and well spoken. Just enough time everywhere. Be aware that you could hit traffic and not get back until after 7.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2018
A superb tour. Our tour guide, Julie was so knowledgeable about the area. We had tickets for a Play back in London that evening. The return trip is always difficult because of the traffic . Julie and our driver were very accommodating, and with their help we were able to make the start of the play on time. They went “above and beyond”.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2018
Great time. Director and driver were fun. Nice lunch. Easy way to travel. Lovely scenery. Would do it again.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2018
My husband and I chose this tour because we really wanted a "Cotswolds only tour" as compared to other tours where Cotswolds is just one of several places visited in a day. I want to thank our guide, David, who did his job very well. He shared so many interesting historical background and cultural information. We had four major stops with ample time to go around and enjoy each place. The lunch part was one of the things I have been looking forward to in this tour and I have to say that I enjoyed my main course choice - baked trout. This is a well-planned tour and well-managed, too. I highly recommend this tour to those who want to experience England's countryside. Value for money!
• Submitted 28 Aug 2018
Loved the tour.Just a very pretty area.The food was amazing.The guide new his knowledge of all the areas we stopped in
• Submitted 03 Aug 2018

In Brief

Location:
Greater London, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
Day trip (destination A to B)
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Lunch included

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