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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)
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. Finish with a cream tea before returning to London.

Highlights

  • 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 and enjoy a cream tea
  • 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 (own expense): 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.

When your stomach starts to growl, head to the conservatory or castle library to enjoy an afternoon tea. Dine on fresh fruit scones with clotted cream and jam and sip on your choice of tea or coffee; it’s the perfect way to finish your Warwick Castle visit! Then, simply meet your guide back on board your coach to travel back to central London.

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Customer Reviews

Victor V
Brazil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We had a wonderful time visiting these 3 attractions. The time is short, but you must go. Warwick Castle is really great and if you have time, go on summer and spend one full day there because there are some special attractions like trebutchet, just, medieval clothing, etc. You have less than two hours to visit, so need to hurry through the walls, state apartments and fields to take photos and know the history. The castle is much like Disneyland today, with shops, tickets, music, but all these elements help to dream of living in that times.
Stratford is a calm and beautiful old city. Go of course to Shakespare museum and visit his house. The shop sells some unique products for fans of good literature. We wish we could have more time in that city, many houses are about 200-700 years old! Oxford was nice, but we couldn't visit Christ Church, so you'll to be lucky, once it suddenly closes. Many historical characters had passed through this University full of richness and knowledge.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

My niece and I took this tour, first time she's been to England and the tour was a wonderful experience for both us. Nigel and Marcelo were great, very knowledgeable in the areas we visited and accommodating. I highly recommend this tour to all interested in seeing the English countryside and learning the history of all 3 places.

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