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Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from Oxford including Shakespeare's Birthplace

Discover the quintessential charm of the English countryside on a full-day excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds from Oxford. With a knowledgeable guide, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, to discover the rich historical heritage of the area. Stop at Anne Hathaway’s quaint cottage and then discover a selection of charming villages in the Cotswold’s region. Conclude your day with a comprehensive walking tour of Oxford and marvel at the architectural grandeur of the historical university city.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Bath and Stonehenge Day Trip from Oxford

Visit two of England’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites on this day trip from Oxford. Unravel thousands of years of history on an audio-guided tour of Stonehenge — arguably Britain’s most important archaeological site — and then continue to the spa city of Bath, where you’ll see the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent and other attractions on a walking tour.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Downton Abbey and the Cotswolds

Head into the English countryside to visit Highclere Castle, the site of Downton Abbey, on this day trip from Oxford. You'll have the chance to see where filming took place at the real-life home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and explore the grounds of the castle. Then check out the village of Bampton, which stood as Downton village, where Lady Mary, the rest of the Crawley family, and other characters spent much of their time. Lastly, take a drive through the villages of the northern Cotswolds. A stop for lunch is made at the Swan Inn in Swinbrook (not included).
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cotswolds and Shakespeare Country Tour

Delve deeper into the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon than you could independently in a day on this small-group tour from Oxford. With a driver-guide and minivan transport to free you from travel hassles, you can simply enjoy the scenery on route to Stratford. After a guided walk and optional visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace, criss-cross through the Cotswolds, dipping into stone villages along the way.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Bath and Stonehenge Tour from Oxford

Bath and Stonehenge are two of England’s most visited UNESCO World Heritage sites and this full-day tour from Oxford takes in both in one day. Marvel at the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge; see Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths, and the Jane Austen Centre on a walking tour of historic Bath; then enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs or indulge in afternoon tea.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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London to Stratford, Oxford and The Cotswolds (Small Groups - Oxford Alumni)

With a small and personal group, visit three of England’s most famous locations in a single day, led by one of our expert Oxford University educated guides.After exploring the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the group will depart for Oxford, the world’s top-ranked University and one of the most interesting historical city centers that you could hope to see. You tour will be provided in a way that only Oxford alumni could provide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Blenheim Palace and Cotswolds Day Trip from Oxford

Visit Blenheim Palace and the villages of the Cotswolds on a day-long tour from Oxford. Just a short drive away from the city, the UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and has found recent fame as a filming location in productions such as Downton Abbey. Explore the palace, park, and gardens, and then continue to the Cotswolds, a region loved for its limestone villages and green hills. You'll stop to explore the village of Bourton-on-the-Water before your return to Oxford.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Full-Day, Small-Group Cotswold Adventurer Tour from Oxford

The Cotswolds, a picturesque region in England, epitomizes idyllic village life. Visit a trove of thatched cottages, trout farms and tea shops, and centuries-old estates during this small-group guided tour. Highlights include Bibury’s Arlington Row—known as the prettiest street in England—and the real-life backdrop to hit series “Downtown Abbey.”
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from Oxford

Visit Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon on a day-long tour from Oxford. With medieval history and tales of the playwright William Shakespeare through the day, you'll enjoy a mix of guided activities and free time to explore at your own pace. Discover places linked to Shakespeare's life in Stratford-upon-Avon such as his birthplace and school, and enjoy comfortable and convenient travel to and from Oxford.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Oxford Castle Unlocked Entrance Ticket Including Guided Tour

Feel like you’ve gone back in time on this 1-hour tour of Oxford Castle. Led by a costumed guide who plays a real-life character from history, you’ll explore the Norman castle’s medieval remains, from the prison to the 900-year-old crypt. Climb up the steps to the top of St. George’s Tower, discover the Debtors’ Tower and the prison’s D-Wing, and make your way to the mound of the 11th-century motte-and-bailey castle.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Oxford Official University & City Tour

An Oxford Official Walking Tour is the best way to see Oxford, home to many writers and their characters - Tolkien, CS Lewis Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and Inspector Morse! Led by your expert guide who can help you make the most of your visit by showing you all the key sites and iconic buildings you need to see, including the Radcliffe Camera, University Bodleian Library with its Old School Quadrangle and several of the oldest colleges from the outside. All our Guides are either Blue or Green Badge Guides and highly qualified. Also part of your tour - all fees included - is a College visit. Go with your Guide through the college gates, into the hidden quadrangles beyond, and hear all the inside stories about the famous people who taught and studied there and learn about what student life is like there now (and what it was like 800 years ago!). Be led down the secret lanes and alleyways, and let years of history unfold before you in this City of Dreaming Spires!
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Cotswold Adventurer Tour

The Cotswolds are the epitome of classic English countryside: from thatched-roof cottages and riverside hamlets to rolling green hills, the scenery has earned the region an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation. This full-day, small-group tour from Oxford makes it easy to see the sights. Traveling by luxury minibus, you’ll venture to some of the Cotswolds’ prettiest villages. As you go, your guide will share facts and stories about the region’s key landmarks and wealth of history.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
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4-day Edinburgh and The Scottish Highlands Tour From Oxford

Visit Scotland for the weekend, and leave the logistics to someone else: this four-day tour from Oxford makes getting around simple. Depart on Friday evening and travel to Edinburgh via comfortable coach. Upon your Saturday morning arrival, set off on a guided tour of the city’s key attractions. Learn more about the city’s history, and venture to Edinburgh Castle (own expense). On Sunday, enjoy time at your leisure in Edinburgh or choose to see Glasgow for a day (train own expense). Following check-out Sunday morning, return to Oxford.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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'Downton Abbey' TV Locations, Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace Tour from Oxford

Immerse yourself in the lives and loves of beloved ‘Downtown Abbey’ characters on a full-day tour of the popular period drama’s filming locations from Oxford. With a knowledgeable guide, visit quaint and quintessential villages like Cogges, Bampton, Blado and Swinbrook to see recognizable sites featured in ‘Downtown Abbey.’ In the afternoon, discover the imperial majesty of Blenheim Palace, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancestral home of Winston Churchill, and gain fascinating insight into the history of English aristocracy.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-day Cardiff and Wales Tour from Oxford

Cross the border into Wales and discover the Welsh capital of Cardiff on this full-day tour from Oxford. See Bute Park, the Millennium Stadium, and Cardiff Bay on a guided city tour; choose to visit Cardiff Castle or the National Museum (own expense); and enjoy free time to shop at the St David’s shopping center.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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3-Day Amsterdam and Bruges Tour from Oxford

Busy students can experience two foreign countries in a single weekend and be back in time for class on Monday. On Friday, hop an overnight coach and wake up in Amsterdam.  After breakfast, your guide leads you through the major sights, before you explore on your own. Sleep in an arranged hotel and spend Sunday seeing more Dutch sights. Finally, pass the afternoon in the Belgian city of Bruges.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Cotswolds Winter Day Trip from Oxford

Get to know the Cotswolds on a day trip that's set up just for the winter months. Introducing you to the sights best seen during the colder weather, the tour puts the spotlight on the quaint stone villages for which the region is loved. Admire the thatched-roof cottages and rolling hills around Asthall, Swinbrook, and Bourton-on-the-Water -- the so-called Venice of the Cotswolds. On the way back to Oxford, you'll enjoy further stops at Moreton-in-Marsh and Woodstock with its links to Sir Winston Churchill.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Full-Day Brighton Tour from Oxford

Discover one of England’s most famous seaside resorts on this full-day tour of Brighton from Oxford. Walk along Brighton Pier and admire attractions such as the Royal Pavilion on a guided walking tour, then enjoy free time to visit Brighton Museum, browse the shops of The Lanes, or stroll along the beach.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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3-Day Paris and Versailles Tour from Oxford

This 3-Day tour is a great choice for travelers with limited time. Save hours researching your trip and planning transport by having round-trip coach and ferry transfers from Oxford included. You’ll travel with ease between dispersed sites and see the best of Paris and Versailles in a day. Highlights include the Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, and there’s also the option to visit the Palace of Versailles.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Full-Day London Tour from Oxford

First-time visitors to England won’t want to miss a tour of the capital and visiting London on a day trip can save both time and money. On this full-day tour from Oxford, take a walking tour of London attractions including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye, then enjoy free time to stroll along the River Thames or browse the shops in Covent Garden.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Brighton and Portsmouth Day Trip from Oxford

Head to the English south coast on a day trip from Oxford, and spend time in Brighton and Portsmouth. After leaving the university city, you'll travel south to Portsmouth where the city's Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and ships await. See Admiral Nelson's HMS Victory and landmarks such as the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, then continue to the seaside city of Brighton. Tour the twisting narrow streets of the Lanes, then enjoy free time to shop or stroll along the sweeping pebble beach and famous pier.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Cotswolds in Steam

Explore the Cotswolds in a unique way—by steam train. It’s a great way to see multiple Costwolds highlights in a day, without having to spend hours planning an itinerary and transport. See quaint villages between Oxford and the Cotswolds that you might not discover alone, such as Minster Lovell, Asthall, Swinbrook, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, and Stow-on-the-Wold. You’ll get free time to get off the train and find a place to have lunch in Winchcombe too.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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2-Day Liverpool and Manchester Tour From Oxford

Pack more into a weekend with this 2-day trip to Liverpool and Manchester from Oxford. Perfect for students, the wallet-friendly weekend trip includes shared hotel accommodation on the outskirts of Manchester plus coach transport with an early morning departure. Ample free time is included and extras such as an Old Trafford stadium tour or entry to the Beatles Story Exhibition can be arranged with ease.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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The Inklings Oxford Writers Tour (CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien)

Explore the world of ‘The Inklings’—the mid-20th-century writers’ group that included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien—on this private Oxford walk. Rather than researching locations yourself, let a guide show you where the writers worked and relaxed. Visit Exeter College where Tolkien studied; and see Lewis’ Magdalen College and other sights while learning history and literary tales you’d otherwise miss. A choice of departure times gives you flexibility.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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