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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 August 2015

The day trip was absolutely fantastic. We had a great day. One of the highlights for me was the wonderful tour guide. She was exceptional. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. Of course the scenery was just out of this world. A most enjoyable day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very comprehensive tour and quite well done. Our tour guide, Anthony, was the most knowledgeable tour guide we've ever had. He was enthusiastic and his knowledge was boundless. He was able to answer any question thrown at him. I would highly recommend Viator Tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

David was a very knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide, while Angelo the coach driver, smoothly negotiated even the narrowest lanes. I especially appreciated the historical background David provided everywhere we traveled. Altogether a very pleasant day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great Guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is an excellent tour! Our tour guide Robert had a very easy going and calm approach. He was very informative and funny. The tour is a full day and returns you around 7 pm. The sites are beautiful and you are given enough time to experience each part.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour guide Monica was so pleasant and knowledgeable. And the ride through the English countryside absolutely beautiful. Great tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a wonderful day touring the English countryside. The time on the bus was balanced with the time off the bus, so it never felt like too much drivetime. We wish we would have had a little more time to explore Stratford on Avon. Our tour guide Reese was spectacular....he was witty, charming, knowledgeable and polished. He kept us entertained while he educated us. We would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent day tour. Historically, I never take large Bus tours, as large groups are usually slow, and painful. This tour was at capacity 51 people, but one actually felt as if it was a tour of 10 people. Everything was exceptionally organized including entrances to the attractions, and the amount of time at each location. The tour guide was knew her stuff, and treated each question as important .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a wonderful tour. Our guide was educated and shared information and stories that made the trip special. I would highly recommend this tour and would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good tour a lot for one day but it was informative and fun.

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