Lunch in the Cotswolds Tour from London

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From USD 150.05

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • 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 Travellers 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

  • Gloucester Road Station
    Gloucester Road Station, Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK

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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travellers

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Ben was an excellent tour guide. We had a great day with beautiful weather and small quaint villages to tour. Loved them. Our driver was excellent too!


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A Quaint Adventure
Carla_Z, June 2023
The whole day was beautiful! Our guide Nicholas was fantastic, and had us laughing all day! We felt like we were back in time, and it was wonderful!
Horrible lunch, cute villages but nothing much else to see or do
AmandaR_A, June 2023
Andrew our tour guide was great in checking with everyone if we had questions, and ensuring we knew time to get back on bus. He was attentive to our needs. But the lunch at the Swan hotel was horrible. It's at a nice 3/4 star hotel, but no flavor to our meal. You'd think you'd get what you pay for. And to make it worse, there was a hair in my food and I mentioned it to the server and no apologies - just took my plate away in silence. Maybe he just removed the hair himself and served me the same plate. Also, my husband had really bad stomach upset and gastroenteritis after the meal. Do not recommend booking this lunch tour. Villages not much to rave about, if you're into shopping and for little Trinkets and knick knacks then go. But other than that, nothing else much to do. Would not go back or take this tour again. For the price we paid for, it's expensive and not worth it.
Beat tour guide we’ve ever had!
Mary_S, June 2023
Beautiful countryside. Nice lunch. Tour guide John was FANTASTIC - informative, humorous, and kept us all in line.
Excellent guide, very...
Theresa_O, June 2023
Excellent guide, very informative. The lunch was lovely and the four towns were picturesque and distinctive.
A must do, Nicholas was a great guide
GAURAV_M, June 2023
This was undoubtedly the best tour and the best tour guide in our recent London trip. Nicholas was super fun and made sure we had a good time. He also made great friends with our 9 year old daughter and put a great deal extra effort to ensure she felt special all the time. The locations are amazingly beautiful and a great complement to the big city vibe of London. Must do.
Great trip but traffic was something else, but skilled driver.
Paul_B, June 2023
Very knowledgeable guide. Beautiful places. Good lunch. Great trip but traffic was something else. Driver was very skilled in getting us through some tuff spots.
Linda, our guide was...
Milo_M, June 2023
Linda, our guide was excellent in her knowledge of the areas we visited. Our main suggestion is to start the tour earlier and allow a bit more time for Stow-in-the-Wold. There just wasn’t enough time to have a cream tea and see the church. We could have used more time in the other villages as well. Felt like we were being rushed.
Worthwhile and enjoyable
Bonnie_A, May 2023
We had a great day touring the Cotswolds. We stopped at four different towns to shop. The lunch was very good. I had the fish pie and i was surprised how tasty and hot it was. It is worthwhile to do this tour. Especially if you don't want to drive. Our tour guide was entertaining and knowledgeable of the area.
Great experience with beautiful landscapes
Charles_B, May 2023
Everything was well organized and we had a excellent guide. Villages were gorgeous but we were lacking of time more.
So enjoyable.
Jeanne, May 2023
Our tour guide Frank was extraordinary. He was of course quite knowledgeable but also friendly and funny. It was as important to him as it was to us that we enjoyed the beautiful trip. The Cotswolds are astonishing, so glad we went. The trip there and back was very smooth thanks to our highly skilled driver Jim. The included lunch was delicious.
Best Tour & Guide Nicolas “Nick”
James_W, May 2023
This was an amazing day trip tour that you must do if staying in London. Every town was so picturesque. The lunch food was amazing and a real surprise for a tour luncheon. BY FAR OUR TOUR GUIDE MADE THE TOUR THE BEST TOUR WE HAVE HAD ON OUR 30 DAY VACATION with many Viator tours. HIS NAME WAS NICOLAS OR NICK. Remember his name and you can call the tour company after you book this tour and Request NICOLAS OR NICK to make your tour so truly special and amazing. He even helped me find antique shops for silver items I was looking for. If I knew of any other tours NICOLAS/Nick was doing during my London stay, then I would jump on them in a second!
Great Day Out ,
Marion_H, May 2023
Nick was really informative and also Ricardo the driver both taking great care of all, making the day really enjoyable, lunch was good but the last village Stow on the Wold most shops were shutting , if you wanted eats or gifts, really loved Bournton on the Water maybe spend more time here and cut Stow on the Wold out just do 3 villages ??? just a thought
Great tour. Great team. Great experience.
Fabian_S, May 2023
Amazing tour. The Cotswolds are totally worth the long drive. The lunch was good too. It would’ve been nice to spend more time in each of the towns so I’d personally have preferred if they reduced the tour to just include the first three villages. Our tour team had to make an impromptu change to the last town to avoid a large horse show that was taking place but we got to see some of the filming locations for Downtown Abbey instead so it was a nice change. Good on them for coming up with a last minute plan. I’d probably do this exact tour again, it was so good. The driver, by the way, would make an excellent guide himself. Very funny and extremely well-informed.
Excellent experience.
john_k, May 2023
Nicolas and Roberto were excellent. I would use them again. Very helpful with my wife being handicap.
Awesome trip. I will recommend it to friends and family.
Teresa_B, May 2023
The four little towns that we went to were just adorable. We enjoyed walking around and seeing what was in the shops and churches, etc.. Lucy did a wonderful job explaining and telling us about the Cotswolds.
The architecture was...
David_D, May 2023
The architecture was amazing and the villages were as advertised. Our Guide was extremely informative and very helpful.
Great tour
Glenn_K, May 2023
The guide was outstanding and the views on the tour were exceptional. Would have been nice to have more time in a few of the towns we stopped in, but it would turn into a 16 hr trip. Our only small issue was that there were quite a few hard breaks by the driver. We weren't near the front so not sure why we had so many. Overall though, a great tour.
Fun Day
Kathleen_P, May 2023
Loved the small towns and charming shops. Lunch was delicious. Loved having a pint in the oldest pub in the country. Lucy our guide was pleasant and very interesting.
Nice day trip outside of London
Paulette_R, May 2023
Beautiful small towns. Busy with tourists, glad the tour includes several towns. The guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant
Perfect day in the...
Isaac_H, May 2023
Perfect day in the countryside with Nick as great guide. Was great to see several villages with time to explore each.

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