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

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

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 July 2015

Trevor was a delightful guide. We had him for both of our day trips so all was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We liked being picked up at the hotel and being dropped off in the area of our hotel rather than a station. Our guide was great and a wealth of knowledge about all the sites. We would highly.recommend this tour.
Our only issue was the spacing of morning bathroom break---pick up at 7:50, bathroom break after Oxford tour which was lunch time!! We were impressed with how comfortable all the buses were on Viator on the 4 tours we participated in as well as the skills and friendliness of the bus drivers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What a glorious place. We on,y wish that we could have spent more time there! great way to see the country side.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was great. As usual, the time allocated to each place is too short.
The tour guide and driver is superb. Monica is friendly, informative and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I enjoyed this tour very much especially to Stratford-on-Avon. The only downside was it wasn't long enough.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Enjoyed this excellent tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My wife and I enjoyed this excursion very much. All of the destinations were interesting and well worth visiting, and the cost was reasonable. Recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Highly organaized tour, did not felt tired after a whole day in a bus in lovely English countryside. Rowen as a guide was fantastic, full of useful coments and funny jokes, thank you from Russia!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Just lived it all. Would do it again
Thank you. Esther from Sydney Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Well ballanced tour with a competent and funny guide.

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