Great Trip!Reviewed by: LindaO, 2016/07/16
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 at 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.