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The Best Cotswolds Tour from London 2024

€ 139
10 hours
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About Cotswolds Day Trip from London

Book a Cotswolds day trip from London and spend a relaxed day traveling along the narrow country lanes, exploring charming scenery, and visiting the historic villages. You will be able to learn all the stories and myths about the places you go through from an expert local guide.


Cotswolds Day Trip from London

Enjoy a relaxing day exploring the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty in England. Marvel at its charming villages, green landscapes, rolling hills, and honey-colored stone cottages. Experience the main highlights of the Cotswolds and some of the quieter areas of the countryside.

The first stop of this tour will be the quaint village of Burford. The town consists of many buildings older than 500 years, making it one of England’s most preserved medieval towns. While being there, you will have enough time to wander around its high street, discover many antique shops, and visit the famous St. John the Baptist Church.

The next stop will be Bibury, often described as the ‘prettiest village of England. Wander along the river and discover Arlington Row, a set of weaver’s cottages, now known as one of the main Cotswold’s symbols.

After that, continue your tour with a visit to the town called Bourton-on-the-water, which is also known as ‘the Venice of the Cotswolds,’ it’s a famous destination for many visitors. While being there, take your time to admire the stone cottages, stroll by the river, and enjoy your lunch.

The final location of this day tour will be Stow-on-the-Wold, a market town filled with antique shops and inns. For centuries, Stow has been a center of trade and commerce in the Cotswolds. It was also the site of the final battle of the English Civil War in 1646.

After that, you’ll be returning to London.

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Expert tour guide
  • 2-course lunch
  • Free time to explore each destination
  • Small-group tour
X not included
  • Drinks
  • Tips
what to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
X not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
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Meeting Point

A departure of the tour is from Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London, Gate 19 – 20 at 8:15 AM. Please keep in mind that check-in starts 15 minutes earlier, so be there at 8:00 AM.

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Experience the beauty of a variety of landscapes, historic battlefields, and charming villages!

Breathtaking Landscapes

Experience the breathtaking natural beauty of the English countryside.

Picturesque Villages

Discover the unique Cotswolds villages, including the Burford, Bibury, and Bourton-on-the-Water.

Expert Local Guide

Listen to exciting stories about the places you visit from a knowledgeable local guide.

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FAQ – Cotswolds Tour from London

How do you get from London to the Cotswolds?

The best way to explore the Cotswolds region is by going on a small or private tour. By doing so, you will be able to visit many charming villages, such as Burford, Bibury, and Bourton on the Water. Your tour guide will take you on an unforgettable journey while sharing interesting stories about the places you visit.

Is going on a Cotswolds Tour from London worth it?

Absolutely! Going on a Cotswolds guided day trip is the best way to discover this charming countryside. An expert tour guide will show you all the hidden gems that you wouldn’t find without local knowledge. In other words, a guided tour will allow you to learn about the history and secrets of the villages you visit.

When should I visit the Cotswolds?

The Cotswolds is a popular destination everyone wants to visit while staying in London. That’s why we highly advise planning your visit to the Cotswolds during the spring or autumn months. There are fewer crowds at that time, and the weather is very nice.

What else should I do while in London?

There are numerous sites in and around London you can visit during your vacation. We highly recommend you take a look at our best-value London Tours and choose the options that interest you the most. We also have hand-picked the best day tours from London if you want to explore its nearby areas.
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Cotswolds Day Trip from London

Best time to visit the Cotswolds

There isn’t a bad time to plan your visit to the Cotswolds, no matter whether you want to enjoy the pleasant weather during the warmer months or the cozy atmosphere during the colder months.

If you want to avoid the large crowds, winter is definitely the best time of the year to visit the Cotswolds. While it may be very cold in the UK during that time, you can warm yourself up in one of the cozy pubs. Also, if you’re lucky enough, you may even experience the Cotswolds region covered in snow.

Autumn is also a perfect time of year to visit the Cotswolds region. During that time, visitors can enjoy a delightful landscape with lovely red and orange leaves on the trees.

Spring is a great season to visit the Cotswolds if you want to see this gorgeous part of England blossom and experience all its natural beauty to the fullest. Although this is quite a popular time for visiting the Cotswolds, it’s not as busy as the peak summer months. So you will still be able to enjoy the beauty of this unique countryside in peace. 

Why should you visit the Cotswolds?

The region of Cotswolds is famous for its picturesque villages, such as Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Bibury. These villages offer traditional and charming characteristics, with an abundance of rural walking fields and exciting activities. With so many fantastic sites to explore, the Cotswolds is definitely a must-visit destination while spending your vacation in London!  

Good to know before you go

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.
  • Please note that in case that Swan Hotel isn’t available, lunch will be held at an alternative lunch venue.
  • This day tour is organized in a small group to provide you with the best possible Cotswolds experience.
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Easy booking process & best value for money!

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Fantastic day trip!

Our tour guide, Jamie, was incredible from start to finish. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible. The tour was very well organized, with the right amount of free time to explore each location. 10/10 experience!


An amazing tour guide!

This day trip is probably the best and most convenient way to explore the Cotswolds. Jamie was such a great tour guide! He gave us plenty of freedom to explore. It was very easy to book, and the trip was very affordable since you could see a variety of attractions. Highly recommend booking this day trip!


The ultimate experience in the Cotswolds!

We were delighted with our Cotswolds day trip. It was really nice to get an insight into the fascinating history of these four charming villages. Our tour guide was extremely friendly, and he made our time in the Cotswolds absolutely lovely!


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