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...
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Rhys was our wonderful guide for the day. We really enjoyed visiting all three areas and the ride was smooth and informative. Highly recommended for those who prefer to leave the driving in expert hands...thanks to Mark.
I loved the tour and our tour guide. I REALLY liked the 'green box' communication system. It made hearing and understanding what our tour guide said so easy. Our tour guide Robyn was very knowledgeable and had a very nice rapport with the the range of ages on our tour.
AI S Malaysia
I made the booking just a day before the tour via Viator's app - which was a breeze! Our tour guide Monica was a gem! She spoke in English and Portuguese, with much wit and charm! She gave us a crash course on English history en route, which I find very interesting. First stop was Warwick Castle - we were given roughly 1.5 hours there. My partner and I sneaked off to its garden cafe instead, only returning to the castle proper about half an hour to meeting time. Then we went on to Stratford-on-Avon, spending another hour or so discovering Shakespeare's birthplace. Try to grab a bite at the town square, as stops were limited in frequency and duration. A drive through the Cotswolds took us to Oxford - Monica's knowledge about this university city made me wonder if she graduated from it! Lots of walking, so wear comfortable shoes! I know this tour was a sampler tour, and one mustn't expect too much from it due to time constraints. But having said that, a quick stop at the picturesque Cotswolds would've been marvelous. I had taken a trip to the Cotswolds in summer back in year 2000, so I know the area was worth at least half an hour for pics. But overall, this was a very enjoyable trip, and highly recommended for those who don't have the luxury of time and access to own transportation. Just sit back, relax and take in the scenery!
Emily was very informative, and the trip was well-structured. She knew all about what sights to see. Given an optional walking tour and time on our own to explore, it was a good balance between tourism and exploration. She also knew all about where to eat and where to find the toilets! All in all, a great day trip.
Diane K United States of ...
Had a lovely day touring. Our guide, Anthony was excellent. He provided commentary on the bus, ansered questioned then took us through Warwick Castle and on a walk around Oxford. Enjoyed driving through the Cotswolds.
We had the best tour guide ever!! Rodney was extremely knowledgeable, very nice and quite funny. His droll humor kept us entertained throughout the otherwise tiring journey. The tour itself was wonderful and cost effective too. We felt like we could have used a little bit more time in Oxford but we understand the need for a tight schedule when covering all four places. Warwick castle was the highlight of our trip but the ride through Cotswolds was amazing as well. One of the best tours we've ever been on ! All the best to Rodney from Sri Lanka !! : :
This is a great day out. Highlight was Warwick Castle itself - a really interesting and interactive experience. we were recommended this day trip by relatives and it lived up to everything that was promised.
The local operator is very good. Comfortable coach and humourous tour guide which add lots of fun. Visiting four locations in just 1 day is time and cost effective.
We had a wonderful time on this tour. Would highly recommend.
Great tour! My only complaint is that we didn't get to spend more time in Oxford.
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.
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
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!