The best Cotswolds tours from London

Explore some of the most charming villages and rural scenery of the Cotswolds on one of the best Cotswolds package tours from London.
A river, in the foreground, runs through a pretty Cotswold village, with a small road and houses in the background built from the local golden-coloured stone.
Explore pretty Cotswolds villages. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.

Discover the picturesque Cotswolds as part of an organised tour, including transport from and to London, with one of the selected Cotswolds tours below.

Days out to the Cotswolds from London

Where are the Cotswolds and how can I get there from London?

Located about 90 miles (145km) northwest of London, this enchanting area of western England spans Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

You can travel to the Cotswolds in around two and a half hours from London by car or coach.

What can I do in the Cotswolds?

The Cotswolds is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty featuring picture-postcard villages amid rolling hills.

Explore quintessentially English towns and villages brimming with quaint cottages, winding country lanes, ancient pubs, bustling markets and beautifully preserved medieval churches.

Highlights include Stow-on-the-Wold and its pretty antique shops, the charming town of Cirencester that dates back to Roman times, the honey-coloured cottages of Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury and Burford, and the Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury.

What are the best day trips and tours to the Cotswolds?

Below are several tours and day trips from London that showcase the best of the Cotswolds, along with other must-see destinations accessible from the capital, such as Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle. 

The Cotswolds, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Tour

Take a tour of the Cotswolds and discover some of the most picturesque cottages and country villages. Image courtesy of Edson Rosas via Unsplash.
Travel to Oxford and the Cotswolds, visit Shakespeare's country and experience medieval life at Warwick Castle, all in one day, with this guided tour from London. Keep your eyes open on the drive as you pass through stunning countryside, quaint villages and bustling market towns. Duration: 10 hours, 30 minutes
Prices from £79.00 Book now

The Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Tour with traditional pub lunch

Visit the quaint villages of The Cotswolds and admire charming towns and their pretty cottages. Image courtesy of Liv Cashman on Unsplash
Explore the charming village of Bourton-on-the-Water, drive through picturesque villages and quaint market towns, such as Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold, and visit Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, a stunning UNESCO-listed, 18th-century country house built in the English Baroque style. A delicious two-course lunch at a traditional British pub in the Cotswolds is included on this tour. Duration: 11 hours
Prices from £99.00 Book now

The Cotswolds, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Tour with traditional Christmas lunch

Bodleian Library in Oxford. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.
This Christmas, treat yourself to a traditional three-course Christmas lunch in scenic surroundings, on this combined trip to historical Oxford, the beautiful Cotswolds and charming Stratford-upon-Avon. This guided tour takes place on 25 December 2022 and includes return coach travel from London. Duration: 10 hours, 30 minutes