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From London: Full-Day Cotswolds Small-Group Tour

Activity provider: Go Tours Ltd

From London: Full-Day Cotswolds Small-Group Tour

Activity provider: Go Tours Ltd
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From US$ 85.63 per person

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Join this Cotswolds day tour from London and spend a relaxed day exploring charming scenery, traveling along narrow country lanes, and visiting historic towns and villages.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Itinerary
5.5 hours
  • Kensington

  • 1.5 hours
  • Burford (free time)

  • Bibury, England (free time)

  • Bourton-on-the-Water (free time)

  • Bourton-on-the-Water (lunch)

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Stow-on-the-Wold (free time)

  • 2 hours
  • Kensington

Meeting point
Other stop
Highlights
  • Spend a full day exploring the best of the Cotswolds
  • Visit iconic villages, historical towns and the beautiful countryside
  • Have free time to explore each location
  • Travel in an air-conditioned minibus along the country lanes
  • Learn from your knowledgeable local guide
Full description

Spend a day exploring the quintessentially British countryside of the Cotswolds, an area known for its green landscapes, charming villages, and honey-colored stone cottages. Enjoy the highlights of the Cotswolds, as well as some of the quieter, less-seen areas of the countryside.

First, stop in the small town of Burford, one of England’s most unchanged medieval towns with many buildings over 500 years old. Visit the historic church, stroll along the attractive high street, and explore the town.

Next head to Bibury, known as the prettiest village in all of England. Wander along the river and see Arlington Row, a set of weaver's cottages that are now one of the symbols of the Cotswolds. Enjoy free time to explore the enchanting village.

Continue on to the picturesque town of Bourton-on-the-water. Take ample time to stroll by the river and its small bridges, admire the stone cottages and have some lunch. 

Cap your tour with a visit to Stow-on-the-Wold, a jumble of inns and antique shops situated around the ancient market square. Stow has been a center of trade in the Cotswolds for centuries and was the location of the last battle of the English Civil War in 1646. It's also the location of ‘England’s oldest pub’. 

Afterward, the tour returns to the meeting point.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Arlington Row visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years

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Meeting point

The meeting point is Urban Baristas, near South Kensington station. Please arrive to checkin by 815 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • There is a maximum of 16 passengers per tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 995 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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I absolutely loved this tour. The guide/driver was very personable, provided us with fun facts about the Cotswolds and gave great recommendations about key places to see or things to do. I felt the time spent in each location was just right for a first-time visitor and do not feel like I missed out on anything. I would certainly book another tour with this group in the future.

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January 13, 2023

We LOVED our tour of the Cotswolds! This is a must-do tour if you are visiting London. Our tour guide Jamie was phenomenal! He kept the drive interesting by pointing out all the main sights along the way and providing information we wouldn’t have known otherwise. The Cotswolds are beautiful and we had plenty of time in each of the villages we stopped in! Highly recommend!

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January 1, 2023

Great day tour of the Cotswolds if you have limited time. We toured 4 different pretty villages. Such a charming area. Our driver Kevin was fun and welcoming and shared with us lots of knowledge of London, the Cotswolds and England. Very comfortable and safe brand new Mercedes Benz van. Small group tour of about 12 people. Perfect size. Lovely day.

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December 31, 2022

Product ID: 215430