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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

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

See some of England's famous towns and castles on this full-day trip from London. Visiting Oxford, you'll enjoy a city walking tour and see the elegant university colleges. Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, and explore medieval Warwick Castle with its waxwork displays from Madame Tussauds.


  • Day trip from London to Warwick Castle, Stratford and Oxford
  • Enjoy a full day of sightseeing around England's beautiful countryside and historical towns
  • In Oxford, enjoy a walking tour and see the famous university colleges
  • See Shakespeare's birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Explore medieval Warwick Castle independently
  • All entrance fees and hotel pickup are included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Brilliant tour of some of the country's most famous sights. You see grand old Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's birthplace and the prestigious university colleges at Oxford.

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What You Can Expect

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

See Shakespeare's birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon

After a pickup from central London, travel to Oxford, a city that boasts one of the world's greatest and oldest universities as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe. See it all on a walking tour, and learn all about the colleges themselves, with their ivy-clad stone walls that protect the beautiful chapels, halls and libraries.

From Oxford, travel onward by coach to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare: one of the greatest writers in the English language. Then, enjoy some free time to explore the market town that’s home to the theaters of the famous Royal Shakespeare Company. A river winds its way through the town past Holy Trinity church, where Shakespeare is buried. There are half-wooden buildings which date back to Shakespeare's time, including the cottage of Anne Hathaway, who he married in 1582. After exploring, enjoy lunch in one of the town’s many cafes or restaurants (own expense).

Continue from Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick, home to Warwick Castle. With a history dating back over 1,000 years, the castle will take you to an era of banquets, battles and royal splendor. After entering, your guide will leave you to explore independently. Listen to an introduction to the historical site from Warwick Castle’s history team, and then explore the site at leisure. See the waxwork displays from Madame Tussauds that are showcased at the castle, and see and hear of the Earl of Warwick's preparations for battle. Then, perhaps take a look at the ghostly dungeons where prisoners were tortured.Then, simply meet your guide back on board your coach to travel back to central London.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great guide! Even in the rain a wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was the best. We did several day trips and this was one of our favorites. We could have used about 30 more minutes at each was just a touch rushed along with in spite of that we would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The trip was amazing! Lucy the tour guide and Malcolm the driver did excellent job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Trip was very good. Our tour coach was a knowledgeable person as well as very funny. Tea at Warwick castle was a cherry on top. However, timing to roam around in Oxford was very limited. Apart from it, I was also expecting to see some of the locations of Harry Potter movie scenes in this tour at Oxford but failed due to time shortage and non-inclusion of those colleges in this tour. Still, I would highly recommend this tour for 1st timer in UK.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The trip was amazing! Lucy the tour guide and Malcolm the driver did excellent job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had an amazing day at these 3 locations, completely froze but had fun doing it! The guide was really entertaining with information on each of the places but also the insight into english life on the bus really made the travel time enjoyable. Highly recommend this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Tour was great. sights were amazing. I only wish they had wi fi on the bus so we could look up things to compliment what our guide was saying. In addition, we took so many pictures, it would have been nice to have charging stations on the bus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great trip, lots of info at each stop and plenty of time to see it all in each Stratford on Avon, Warwick castle and Oxford...recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Super tour, the highlight of my trip, oxford is so pretty.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a wonderful tour that was fully worth the money. David was a knowledgeable tour guide with amusing vignettes/comments about various landmarks and sites on route. He used his university connections to get us into view one of the colleges at Oxford (Balliol) and made sure that everyone had time to get something to eat or to use the facilities. We were lucky to have outstanding weather, which made the tour even more memorable.

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