The Cotswolds with Lunch
- Escape the capital with a day tour of the Cotswolds
- Visit 3 of the most popular and beautiful villages
- Enjoy lunch at an inn serving country classics
- Discover the Model Village — the only Grade II listed model village in the country
- Tickets may be cancelled 24 hours before travel to receive a full refund.
- During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used.
- Our vehicles are modern, comfortable and kept to the highest standard of cleanliness.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Cotswolds covers almost 800 square miles of beautiful scenery, picture perfect villages, bustling market towns and so much more. Running through 5 counties, the Cotswolds is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy capital.
Your adventure to the tranquil countryside begins in Burford, often called the ‘gateway’ to the Cotswolds. Here, you’ll discover lines of ancient houses and shops as well as the oldest pharmacy in England, a three-arched medieval bridge and medieval almshouses.
Then, it’s onto Bibury, ‘the most beautiful village in England’, as described by William Morris. It’s home to Arlington Row, some of the most photographed cottages in the country. Built in 1380 as a monastic wool store, before converting into a row of weavers’ cottages in the 17th century, a visit to Bibury wouldn’t be complete without a walk along this quintessential row.
Famous for its honey-coloured stone architecture, your final stop will be in the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, Bourton-on-the-Water. Sitting aside the River Windrush, Bourton is one of the larger villages and has plenty of attractions, including the Model Village. Visit the Model Village to see a one-ninth scale model of the actual village as it was in the 1930’s when it was built — it’s the only Grade II listed model village in the country too!
In Bourton-on-the-Water, you’ll also enjoy lunch at The Old New Inn, a country inn serving British classics with seasonal and local ingredients.
Check-in time: 8:15am
Departure time: 8:30am
Return Time: 6:30pm approx.
Departure and Return Point: Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SR
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Directions from Victoria Station to Bulleid Way: Exit Victoria Station via the Buckingham Palace Road Entrance, to the right of the Gatwick Express platforms. Turn left and walk down Buckingham Palace Road until you reach the first main junction. When it’s safe to do so, cross the road at the traffic lights and turn left. Walk around 20 yards, before turning right into Bulleid Way. Your coach will NOT depart from Victoria Coach Station.
Due to a legal working hour’s restriction for drivers, if your tour arrives back into London after 7:45pm, you will be dropped off at Gloucester Road Underground Station, not Victoria. Your driver will drop you off within a couple of minutes’ walk to Gloucester Road Underground Station. Gloucester Road is in Zone 1 and is three stops on the Circle or District Lines to Victoria. The Piccadilly Line also runs through Gloucester Road, where it is only 5 stops to Piccadilly Circus.