Enjoy an enchanting countryside Christmas with this Christmas Day trip to the Cotswolds from London, including a delicious festive lunch. On Christmas morning, take a panoramic tour of London’s top landmarks, such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, and see the beautiful university buildings of Oxford. Continue through the honey-stone villages of the rolling Cotswolds and enjoy a scrumptious Christmas lunch of turkey and Christmas pudding at a traditional English pub, complete with a log fire. Finally, visit Stratford-upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare on route back to London.
Christmas Lunch in the Cotswolds plus tours of Oxford and Stratford
Panoramic tour of London
See Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and more on Christmas Day
Delicious Christmas lunch includes Roast Turkey and Christmas Pudding
Photo stop outside Shakespeare’s Birthplace including Trinity Church
Walking tour of Oxford
Hotel Pick up from select London hotels, refer to the voucher for more details
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Departure & Return
Victoria Coach Station
Victoria St, Victoria, London SW1E 5ND, UK
What To Expect
Depart your central London hotel by air-conditioned coach, and enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour. Have your camera ready as you pass some of London’s major landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Big Ben and others. Next, drive to Oxford for a stroll around this ancient university town. Pass the honey-hued stone colleges, including Christ Church, where Lewis Carroll wrote his much-loved Alice in Wonderland stories and many scenes from the Harry Potter movies were shot. View the sublime 18th-century Radcliffe Camera building and The Ashmolean, Oxford University's museum of art and archaeology, and hear tales of the traditions of college life from your guide. Next, admire the gentle English countryside as you drive into the Cotswolds, a region of rolling hills dotted with stone-built villages, manor houses and churches. Hear how medieval wool merchants constructed the classic Cotswolds buildings, and stop for photos outside Blenheim Palace, the 18th-century estate where Winston Churchill was born in 1874. Next, make your way to a traditional Cotswolds pub for your Christmas lunch. Settle inside the cozy Elizabethan inn and savor a traditionally English roast turkey with all the trimmings, followed by rich Christmas pudding and tea or coffee. Nearby, the local festivities will spring to life, and if you’ve brought some Christmas gifts, the pub offers an atmospheric setting for sharing them. Perhaps finish by treating yourself to a real ale or wine (own expense), and then continue to Stratford-upon-Avon, where William Shakespeare was born. Pass Anne Hathaway’s cottage before arriving in this quaint market town, and pose for photos outside Shakespeare’s birthplace or stroll around Holy Trinity Church, where the great playwright is buried. Your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off in London.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
The Christchurch College and Shakespeare’s Birthplace will be closed on Christmas Day but the tour still provides a comprehensive overview of each attraction and includes Christmas lunch in the Cotswolds or in Stratford-Upon-Avon
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.