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.


  • 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

James E USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016


William B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

An excellent tour with lots of history and beauty, but it is a lot to see in one day. We would have liked more time at all three stops Oxford, Stratford on Avon, and Warwick Castle however that would have been a multi-day or much longer one day trip. Still very good even is a little rushed.

Doug M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We hit the jackpot with our tour guide Anthony Tony! What an amazing and interesting character he is, and what a privilege to learn from his knowledge and insights. The tour was beautifully organised, cannot fault it! Loved loved LOVED it!

Florida S. Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour

Akash K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

An amazing tour. Very beautiful locations and very knowledgable guide. Had a fun trip. Would definitely recommend this trip to everyone.

Bevan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Was fun! Amazing to acheive so much in one day without ever feeling rushed.

Caitlin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Amazing trip and tour! Our tour guide was hilarious and so knowledgable about every site we went to. Highly recommend this day trip!

Jeffrey W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our tour guide Claudia and bus driver Paul were both super nice. Bus was comfortable and tour was great. Just enough time to get a chance to see several interesting things.

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

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