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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

Take a day out of your London city break to visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle. On this day trip, you'll travel to three of England’s most-popular locations. Begin with a tour of Oxford and its university buildings, and then drive through the Cotsworlds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll also Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace, and Warwick Castle.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip from London to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle with a professional guide
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford and see the famous university where the likes of Albert Einstein studied
  • Soak up the views on a scenic drive through the picturesque Cotswolds
  • Visit Stratford-upon-Avon and see the Tudor-era house where William Shakespeare was born
  • Explore Medieval Warwick Castle and its gardens
  • Relax in the comfort of a first-class, luxury coach, with hotel pickup included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Featuring medieval Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Tudor-era home and one of the world's oldest universities, this tour packs a lot of historic punch. The guides share all kinds of interesting background about the three essential attractions you'll see in one busy day.

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What You Can Expect

Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

Pass by The Cotswolds on this full-day tour from London

Depart from your central London hotel or Victoria Coach Station, and then travel by luxury coach to the famous city of Oxford, known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires.’ 

On arrival, plug into your provided headset to help you hear your guide’s commentary, and set off on foot to explore time city. See the ivy-strewn, honey-hued university buildings that have inspired generation upon generation of scholars, including the likes of Kate Beckinsale and Bill Clinton. Visit Bodleian Library and the famous Christ Church College, which was featured in several Harry Potter movies.

After a break for food (own expense), continue through the beautiful Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and drink in views of thatched-roof villages as you travel to Stratford-upon-Avon. Here, visit William Shakespeare’s Tudor-ear home and make the most of free time to explore independently or have lunch (own expense).

Your final stop of the day is at Warwick Castle, which dates back to the Middle Ages. See its magnificent ramparts and towers; climb the staircase to the Princess Tower; or head down into the dungeons where prisoners were tortured. You can also stroll through the gardens, where falconry, jousting and archery take place in the summer.

Your tour concludes in the evening with a drop-off at Victoria Coach Station.

Customer Reviews

Elena K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Loved this tour. Warwick castle was really interesting place - we haven't heard about it before so there was much to learn. Wish we had more time in Oxford...

Phillip V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great trip

katherine b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was excellent the tour guide was great, I don't remember the name, we took two Viator tours, this one and one to Stonehenge, but both tour guides were well informed, very knowlegable, and considerate. We were picked up right across the street from out hotel, the Queen's Terrace in Kensington, on Queensborough St.

Susan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our guide Anthony Matthews was not only well organized, but also knowledgeable.He reorganized the sequence of visits to best meet our need to avoid rain while on a walking tour. He was pleasant and presented the material in an interesting manner.

Mona Lisa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I did this tour at the end of December. Beware: this time of year, these areas are rainy and cold. Bundle up and bring an umbrella! The tour itself was great. Our tour operator was very informative and even gave some history of the towns along the way. Oxford University is made up of more than 30 different colleges dispersed throughout the medieval town of Oxford. You will be passing through the Cotswolds, which is composed of several towns. Stratford-on-Avon is beautiful town. Make your way to the river where you'll find a statue of Shakespeare. Even though Warwick Castle is run by Madame Tussauds, it is very tastefully done. I highly recommend this tour.

Scott B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our tour through Warwick, the English countryside, Stratford and Oxford was amazing. One of the highlights of a 5 day trip in London. Emily, our tour guide was fantastic!

Debrah Joy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a wonderful tour. Monica did a terrific job and was super informative. Her lovely humour keep us interested and she took excellent care of us. Highly recommended.

Tamara W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Tour guide was wonderful! Fun trip!

Steven G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour guide did a great job. Everything ran prompt and smoothly. Id suggest a touch more time at Oxford- even another 30 mins would have made a big difference.

Louise C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a really great tour, but a little rushed. Each stop was special in its own way. I would go back and spend more time in each town. The driver and assistant were friendly and very helpful. My only complaint is that I judged the tour by the title and assumed Warwick was the last stop. It was not. My daughter and I were planning on staying in Warwick. We ended up having to purchase a train ticket to get back up to Warwick once in Oxford. Would do it again though.

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