• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
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Take a day out of your London city break to visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle, traveling to three of England’s most-popular locations. Begin with a tour of Warwick Castle before heading to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace. Then explore Oxford and its university buildings, and drive through the Cotsworlds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip from London to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle with a guide
  • Explore Medieval Warwick Castle and its gardens
  • Visit Stratford-upon-Avon and see the Tudor-era house where William Shakespeare was born
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford and see the famous university where the likes of Albert Einstein studied
  • Soak up the views on a scenic drive through the picturesque Cotswolds

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What You Can Expect

Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

Pass by The Cotswolds on this full-day tour from London

Depart from Victoria Coach Station, and then travel by luxury coach to Warwick Castle, which dates back to the Middle Ages. See its magnificent ramparts and towers; climb the staircase to the Princess Tower; or head down into the dungeons. You can also stroll through the gardens, where falconry, jousting, and archery take place in the summer.

Next, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon. Here, visit William Shakespeare’s Tudor-era home and make the most of free time to explore independently or have lunch (own expense).

Afterward, head to the famous city of Oxford, known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires.’ On arrival, plug into your provided headset to help you hear your guide’s commentary, and set off on foot to explore time city. See the ivy-strewn, honey-hued university buildings that have inspired generations of scholars, including the likes of Kate Beckinsale and Bill Clinton. Visit Bodleian Library and the famous Christ Church College, which was featured in several Harry Potter movies.

After a break for refreshments (own expense), continue through the beautiful Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Your tour concludes in the evening with drop-off at Victoria Coach Station.

Customer Reviews

Nisha J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent trip ... Tour guide was very nice person , explained about each place in detail ...helped us in each leg of the journey ...very pleasant trip indeed

Lisa E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A good way to see a lot of places in one day.

Silvia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

dorerm04

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour! They take care of all the thinking and driving so you can relax and enjoy the sites.

Faheeda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

ebanson95

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour, great tour guide and driver. We had plenty of time at each location and didn't feel rushed. It was a fantastic day all up.

OscarEvia Mexico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Shakespearean fans rejoice! This is the tour for you!

We started at Warwick Castle were we were allowed around two hours on the premises to see the interior of the castle. It is now owned by the same company that manages Madame Toussaud's wax museums, so the exhibits benefited from their experience giving the tour a more lively idea of how people lived back then, than just looking around at some clothes, artifacts or paintings without much context. Be sure too look around the whole grounds to see the dungeon, the arching range, the trebuchet still in use for shows!, and there is a walk around the castle walls, which unfortunatelly we did not have enough time to see.

Afterwards, we came to the pièce de résistance on Stratford upon Avon, and as you can imagine, the economy of the town revolves around the Bard, so you can even see Shakespearean door knockers on the houses. First you are lead by your guide to Shakespeare's birthplace, where you should stay about half an hour there's not that much to see, and take a look at the store they have several Shakespeare themed souvenirs. Afterwards, I'd recommend going stright to Trinity Church where the actual Shakespeare remains lie, it's about 10-15 minute walk form the birthplace, depending on your pace. Be aware that this church is still an operating church, as we found about when we arrived, since there was a funeral going on, and we were not allowed, understandably, inside the church to take pictures.

Afterwards we moved onwards to the Cotswolds, which is a very rural typical british zone, it's not very interesting really other that the ocassional thatched roof house, trademark of the zone.

Finally we arrived at Oxford, the university itself is intertwined with the city so it's a very interesting mixture of normal living and college life, the tour guide will take you to see the outside of several buildings, and afterwards will leave you with some free time to walk aroud the town. Try and go to the free science museum. Its collection consists of several insturments used for measuring which are nothing out of the ordinary, but they also happen to have Albert Einstein's blackboard, so be sure to check it out.

Laura W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Full-sized bus tour and gray way to see so many sights in one day. Warwick Castle was an unexpected pleasure.

tushar.goel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent trip. Well paced - neither rushed nor too slow. Cotswolds drive-through went too fast.

Nice guide.

Julie Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a wonderful tour, with a very informative guide Leslie. We loved every moment of this trip! There's just enough time in each area to see and do all the highlights. A must for any Shakespeare fans!

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