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4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Had a great time on this tour, our guide Debbie and driver Paul were fantastic. Debbie was a local from Oxford and she really provided a great insight to the area, the Cotswolds was like a movie set and because we were on a small tour we were able to go to villages that the big tours couldn't get too. We had lunch at a great pub that was a bit off the beaten track and got a bit of an insight into village life. Stratford upon Avon was very interesting and we had just enough free time to look around. The tour has given me an overview of this area and I am already planning a longer visit

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

This tour was the highlight of our day trips! Our guide, Tony, was terrific! He knew so much history and was able to tell us so much about each of our sites. I yearned for more time in Oxford and now plan to return there. Oxford was my favorite place of all places I visited in England. The drive through the charming Cotswold villages was beautiful and quaint - well worth the trip. And Stratford was most interesting. A great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon in one day make the trip a wee bit thin because each place is so full of charm and things to do and see. All the same, I highly recommend this trip for anyone who is visiting England for less than a month, just because it is possible to get so much into a day. Each area is seductive in its own way. History and natural beauty abound. The tour guide, David, was full of entertaining and interesting tidbits of history and was most accommodating. He went out of his way, quite literally, to see that all of us had a pleasant experience and ended the day smiling.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

This was an excellent tour, exactly as described. We were a small group in a van, the guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Another 5-star tour from Viator, this was a terrific experience with our tour guide, Dave. He was extremely knowledgeable and took plenty of time at each location to truly get the feel of it. Oxford was magical, I think I could have stayed there all day as we only saw a small portion of it, but what we did see gave us a good overview. The Cotswolds are delightful, the villages themselves were charming and the local people were very warm and welcoming. Stratford-upon-Avon was a little bit of a disappointment as we really did not have time to see Anne Hathaway's cottage, but overall the tour was magnificent. Another terrific small group experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

This was probably the most enjoyable tour I've purchased from Viator. Our guides David and Andrew were knowledgeable and fun, not to mention flexible. David drove us through many different villages in the Cotswolds including Bibury, Lower Slaughter and Stow-on-the-Wold - the views were stunning! We got the chance to get out of the minibus for a stroll and to take photos where there were no other tourists. David was very careful in making sure everyone on the bus was safe and dropped us off at our requested destinations at the end of the tour.
Highly recommended over large-group tours!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2013

Loved this tour! Robert our guide/tour bus driver was great. We first went to Oxford to meet our guide for our locale tour. I wish I could remember his' name because he deserves props for this tour. He graduated from Oxford so his' knowledge was great. After Oxford we went to a town in the Cotswolds and walked around for about 40 minutes then went to another Cotswold town for lunch. The Cotswolds were amazing. The next stop was Stratford-upon-Avon. My husband and I really didn't care for it. The town was over run with tourists and just took away from Shakespeare's home, but don't let that keep you from this tour. I highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Great tour. Dave was our driver and guide with the exception of Oxford when a local guide, Debbie, took over. Stratford-upon-Avon is a bit touristy but a must see if you have not been there. Dave made the Cotswolds come alive taking us to several small villages via back roads! Loved every minute!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Very nice, even though it rained the whole day, the guides wit and knowledge made it very pleasant. Our group was only five so we got to know them well. He dropped us close to our hotel on the way home.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

It was perfect! Mike is so amazing--fun to be with and so knowledgable. It was great to be in a small group, much more personable. For someone without a lot of time, it was great to be able to go to the places I most wanted to see. Stratford, Oxford, back lanes in the Cotswolds--not to be missed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2012

This was what I in mind for a small group: six of us in a compact van. The driver was also the tour guide and did a fantastic job. There was an arrangement to meet another guide who led us on a walking tour of Oxford; she was also great. Instead of drving through the Cotswolds, we actually made a few stops. Lunch was a savored in a historic setting. All in all, a definitely wonderful/memorable experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

This was an exceptional day trip of the Cotswolds, Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon. Our Tour Guide Mat and bus driver Victor took great care to make the day relaxing as well as interesting. The small bus allowed us to travel down narrow country lanes, so we could experience in detail the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Mats historical knowledge of local sites was impressive, stops were the right length and the company on the bus with fellow travellers was extremely pleasant. Fabulous day; I highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

Very interesting tour. Guide Andrew and driver Paul were fantastic.extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

This trip was fabulous! Our guide was very knowledgeable about Oxford and the Cotswolds. Highly recommend this trip if you want to actually stop in the Cotswolds. Lovely villages and beautiful countryside. Drop off was at our hotel in Trafalgar Square. Overall, a great trip!

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