Cotswolds Day Trip from London with 2-Course Lunch in Bibury

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Visit the most beautiful village in England! The tour begins in Burford where the magnificent high street holds every variety of Cotswold stone. Have lunch in Bibury overlooking the River Coln. Then enjoy a panoramic drive and take in breathtaking view of Northern Cotswolds.

Highlights
  • Bask in the beauty of Birbury; described as the prettiest village in the Cotswolds
  • Have lunch in style; dine in a 17th century inn in Bibury
  • Go on an in depth tour of the picturesque region of Northern Cotswolds
  • Leave london for One day tour in the countryside

Description

Start the tour in Burford, where the magnificent high street holds every variety of Cotswold stone. Visit the tea houses and shops before we head south to Bibury described as the 'prettiest village in the Cotswolds', by William Morris.

Indulge in a delicious two course lunch in the Swan Hotel situated in the center of Bibury overlooking the River Coln. The 17th century former coaching Inn serves a wide range of traditional cooking, ales and fine wines.

In the afternoon, take a leisurely drive passing through picturesque villages before visiting Bourton-on-the-water and Stow-on-the Wold, two of the most picturesque parts of the northern Cotswolds. Go on a short walking tour with your guide in each of the villages before returning to London.

Includes

  • Lunch

  • English-speaking guide
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Cotswolds Day Trip from London with 2-Course Lunch in Bibury

Duration: 10:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Lunch / English-speaking guide

My experience was great I wanted to get out and look around so I decided to go 0n the Cotswolds tour. after looking on the web and reading reviews about tour guide Dave sound good. Booked the tour the guide DAVE was outstanding I was excited to have Him as our guide. The Cotswolds were beautiful the rolling hill ,green meadows , the fence rows ,stonewalls , sheep ,and cattle. Enjoyed all the history the churches etc . I would go again ! Negative not a lot of room between seats no leg room. Very Good Fruit Cake at Huffkins

Phyllis Clark

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Schedule

  • 08:00

    Victoria Coach Station

  • 08:15

    Tour departs

  • Stroll through the Cotswolds

    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.

  • Lunch and a stroll in Bibury

    Lunch beckons and what better way to satisfy your hunger than with a two course lunch in the Swan hotel, situated in the centre of Bibury, overlooking the River Coln. The 17th century former coaching Inn serves a fabulous range of traditional cooking, ales and fine wines.

  • Northern Cotswolds

    The afternoon is spent exploring Bourton-on-the-water, a delightful village in the Cotswolds that is 'forever England.' and Stow-on-the-Wold. Your guide will take you on a short walk in each village explaining their history before rejoining the coach and returning to London.

  • 18:15

    Arrive in London

  • (For Check-In) Victoria Coach Station (Victoria Coach Station, Buckingham Palace Road, London, United Kingdom) Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) London City-Centre Time: 18:15:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Victoria Coach Station (Victoria Coach Station, Buckingham Palace Road, London, United Kingdom) Time: 08:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) London City-Centre Time: 18:15:00

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Notes

Additional Note(s)
  • On rare occasions, if the Swan Hotel is not available, a suitable alternative lunch venue in a different village will be used.

  • Tour departure gates may change at short notice, please check immediately upon arrival at Victoria Coach Station.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time.

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Reviews

My experience was great I wanted to get out and look around so I decided to go 0n the Cotswolds tour. after looking on the web and... reading reviews about tour guide Dave sound good. Booked the tour the guide DAVE was outstanding I was excited to have Him as our guide. The Cotswolds were beautiful the rolling hill ,green meadows , the fence rows ,stonewalls , sheep ,and cattle. Enjoyed all the history the churches etc . I would go again ! Negative not a lot of room between seats no leg room. Very Good Fruit Cake at Huffkins more

Phyllis Clark

The Cotswolds villages are quintessentially British landscape and a must-visit for everybody who want to experience the traditiona...l English countryside. I've been on a couple of tours around England before, but this full day trip to the Cotswolds was the most relaxing and pleasant so far. We focused on one particular part of the country and had ample of free time to wander around and explore without being rushed from one place to another, do some shopping and take lots of pictures.

The tour will take you to the most visited Cotswolds village - Bibury, and while there was several other groups and private visitors at the same time, adding a lunch in a nearby pub and some free time, allowed us to go back and take some pictures without the usual crowds.

The tour guide was very nice and informative - overall very well organised tour!
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Mon

Definitely a must do trip when you want to know more about British history and habits.
Beautiful landscapes and lovely gui...
de who explained every single detail about nature and local villages in a very pleasant way, the time spent wondering around on our own was well used in the right places.
The Victoria coach station is quite big so better go a bit earlier to check the departure gate and don`t miss the bus. On the way back, we didn`t find much traffic and we have been dropped of at the train station (someone has had the chance to get off near other tube stations) so it was very easy to go back to our hotel.
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va py

Took my in-laws to Cotswold, our guide Lucy and our driver Steve were fantastic. Lucy was super knowledgeable of history of Englan...d ans Cotswold, we learned a ton! She was humorous too which made the trip even more enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone, the towns we visited were all super cute, you feel like you entered a scene in a movie. more

Jules

Tour guide was fantastic. Kind, knowledgeable, and most importantly, really seemed to love the places (and their history) that we... were touring. While some of the towns were busy, it still felt much calmer and more relaxed than other sites on other tours (e.g. Windsor, Stonehenge, etc.) more

Joseph

London is great. But the English countryside is even better! Walk through an old churchyard. Enjoy the bucolic scenes around river... Windmarsh. more

Steve

We really enjoyed the trip. The journey was very comfortable. Guide was very professional and knowledgeable. The views were spect...acular-- very old English charm.! more

Steve

My family of 5, 2 adults and 3 older sons all thought it was a really cool trip. We stopped in 4 towns and we were able to spend a...t least an hour at each....not to mention the beautiful country side we saw in between stops. We definately would have liked more tiime at each place but we saw a lot in 1 day. We were only in London for 4 days so its a great way to see a lot in a short time. The tour guide was very informative and did her best to make sure everyone was happy and knew what to do in our time frame. The included lunch at The Swan Hotel was also very good. It was served in a small Banquet room and was fast enough to still have time to spend time at the trout farm across the street (great fun to feed the fish), or as we did, grab a drink from the bar and sit outside on their country patio and just enjoy the atmoshpere.
If you like the the quintessential english countryside, slate and thatched roofs, stone clad cottages, and small towns filled with shops, pubs, and tea houses you will love this trip.

It was also really nice that we were picked up at our hotel The Radision Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt on Cromwell Road in London and dropped off on the way back only about a block away. The drivers on both the shuttle and the main trip were both friendly and good drivers. I felt safe during the trip, especially since we spent at least 5 hrs in the bus.

Also a special thanks to both our tour guide and bus driver for making an emergency pit
stop on the way home, when my husband discovered that maybe it wasn't the best idea to have a pint from the oldest pub in England, The Porch House at Stow on the Wold, right before getting on the bus to return to London. It worked out good because when this happened we were near a gas station while stuck in traffic. If we had been on the highway it might have been a different story. The ride back to London was about 3hrs due to Sunday night traffic. Make sure you use the bathrroom first! No bathroom on the coach.
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LindaO

Tour Guide is very nice and friendly but at Bibuty we like to have more time

Mrs Patcharin

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