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

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

Visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and medieval Warwick Castle on this action-packed, full-day trip from London. From the comfort of a first-class, luxury coach, make your way out of the capital to three of England’s most-visited places. Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford, home to one of the world’s most prestigious universities. Pass through the idyllic Cotswolds, a region officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the charming birthplace of William Shakespeare. Then, travel back to the Middle Ages with a trip to magnificent Warwick Castle.


  • 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

Start your day with a pickup from your centrally located London hotel, or meet your professional guide at the prearranged meeting point in Victoria Coach Station to begin your tour. Hop aboard your first-class, luxury coach and relax as you travel northwest, away from the hustle and bustle of England’s capital.

Your first stop of the tour is Oxford. Known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires,’ Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. On arrival, step out of your coach and enjoy a walking tour of the city center with your guide.

Plug into your state-of-the-art headset and listen to your guide talking clearly as you pass by the elegant, timeworn buildings and courtyard that have inspired generation of scholars, including Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea, Hugh Grant and Kate Beckinsale. See the Bodleian Library and Christ Church College, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed and where Albert Einstein studied.

Next, enjoy a brief stop for refreshments (own expense) before hopping back inside your coach and traveling through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, an area steeped in gentle English beauty, history and heritage. Look out the window to admire the thatched-roof cottages and charming inns. On arrival in Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of the famous playwright William Shakespeare, visit Shakespeare's Tudor-era home, with its typical parlor, bedrooms, kitchen and buttery. After, enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense) at one of the many charming eateries.

Then it's a short journey to medieval Warwick Castle, whose magnificent towers and ramparts remain mostly intact. Travel back through 1,000 years of history as you cross the footbridge to a bygone world of banquets, battles and ceremony. Climb the winding staircase to the Princess Tower, or, if you're feeling brave, visit the spine-chilling dungeons where prisoners were tortured. You might wish to take a stroll through the castle's lovingly tended gardens, where archery, falconry and jousting take place in the summer months.

Your day trip then concludes back at Victoria Coach Station in the evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour! My only complaint is that we didn't get to spend more time in Oxford.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a great tour very interesting. Never felt hurried and had ample of time at each place. The tour director was fabulous and so full of knowledge. Would recommend it to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tour guide Patricia and driver Michelangelo were great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great day with lots to see.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour...great coverage in one day without it being tiring. And the guide was a funny and knowledgeable man, had a great time cheers

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My favorite part was Oxford, my wife's was the drive through the Cotswolds, and Stratford and Warwick will be etched in my memory forever! This was the best day of our entire vacation, and if I could do only one bus tour in England, it would be this one. Fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

it was a very interesting experience to spend a day with Tony our guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful guide. Fantastic presentation. Everything went like clockwork. Very organized. Bus very comfortable. Driver very proficient. Children delighted with the sights and descriptions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was awesome. We toured the castle inside and out, very impressive. We saw the cotswolds landscape and heard about the history. We toured Shakespeare's home and explored his village. We then toured the Oxford campus and heard about the great history of the place. A lot was packed in but it went by fast. Very enjoyable day. The tour guide was great too.

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