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

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Offered in: English


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.
  • Full-day tour of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds, and Oxford
  • Discover several of England’s beloved historical sites with an expert guide
  • Tour Stratford-upon-Avon and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Pose for photos outside Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Shottery
  • Enjoy photo stops in stunning Cotswolds villages such as Burford and Lower Slaughter
  • Explore the university city of Oxford and learn about famous alumni such as Andrew Lloyd Webber
Greet your knowledgeable guide at a central Oxford location and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan destined for Stratford-upon-Avon. Get acquainted with the rich history of Shakespeare’s birthplace as you travel, and then embark on a panoramic coach tour of the town on arrival. See the Holy Trinity Church, site of the playwright’s baptism, and then disembark at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, a former cottage transformed into a museum. 

Enrich your literary knowledge further with a stop at the thatched cottage of Anne Hathaway, the wife of Shakespeare. Capture photographs outside of the quaint house and then travel onwards to the Cotswolds, a beautiful region famed for its charming villages and stunning scenery. Weave your way down narrow country lanes and enjoy whistle-stop tours of Burford and Upper and Lower Slaughter before revitalizing with lunch (at your own expense) in the traditional market town Stow-on-the-Wold. 

Return to your coach refreshed and relax during the journey back to Oxford. On arrival, embark on a comprehensive walking tour of the historical city and see notable buildings belonging to the prestigious Oxford University. Listen to anecdotes surrounding famous figures who attended the university and see sites used to film the famous Harry Potter movies. 

Bid your guide farewell near Oxford train station and continue exploring independently if you wish.


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Whirlwind tour
, Aug 2019
Guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Was already in Oxford so was surprised that guide came with a group of people from London and then proceeded to give a short tour of Oxford. Would have preferred more time in Stratford instead of just 1 hour.
It was a full day but we were glad...
Kerry W
, Aug 2017
It was a full day but we were glad to see everything in the area. The guide gave us a lot of interesting information.
Absolutely fantastic tour! Guide...
Kristan B
, Jan 2017
Absolutely fantastic tour! Guide was great! Would have loved a tour of the Cotswolds but I guess there is only so much one can do in a day! Would highly recommend
This tour was very enjoyable and...
, Sep 2016
This tour was very enjoyable and educational. However, I was very frustrated when I realized that we were never informed that the tour included transportation from and to London. My husband and I wasted a lot of time and money on train tickets. There should be better communication from Viator.
This was a fantastic tour, Will the...
Sharon P
, Jun 2016
This was a fantastic tour, Will the guide was excellent putting history into context and just the right amount of group time and free time
We felt very rushed through the...
Catherine S
, Oct 2015
We felt very rushed through the tour. Our driver was entertaining and informative and quite speedy! The walking tour of Oxford was very informative but again very short. It was a full day.
A good tour of the Cotswolds and...
, Mar 2015
A good tour of the Cotswolds and Stratford-On-Avon, but be forewarned that it is not really enough time to explore Oxford.
Debbie and Mike were excellent tour...
Kent F
, Oct 2014
Debbie and Mike were excellent tour guides. They were flexible to accommodate our interests, but very punctual throughout the day. Debbie answered all our questions about the history and operation of Oxford University and its colleges, and Mike had an experienced guide's knowledge about what was important to see in the Cotswolds and Stratford. Like Debbie, he also had an extensive knowledge of the history and folklore of the area.

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