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Take a day out of your London city break to visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle. On this day trip, you'll travel to three of England’s most-popular locations. Begin with a tour of Oxford and its university buildings, and then drive through the Cotsworlds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll also Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace, and Warwick Castle.


  • Full-day trip from London to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle with a professional guide
  • 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
  • Visit Stratford-upon-Avon and see the Tudor-era house where William Shakespeare was born
  • Explore Medieval Warwick Castle and its gardens
  • Relax in the comfort of a first-class, luxury coach, with hotel pickup included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Featuring medieval Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Tudor-era home and one of the world's oldest universities, this tour packs a lot of historic punch. The guides share all kinds of interesting background about the three essential attractions you'll see in one busy day.

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What You Can Expect

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

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

Depart from your central London hotel or Victoria Coach Station, and then travel by luxury coach 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 generation upon generation 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 food (own expense), continue through the beautiful Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and drink in views of thatched-roof villages as you travel to Stratford-upon-Avon. Here, visit William Shakespeare’s Tudor-ear home and make the most of free time to explore independently or have lunch (own expense).

Your final stop of the day is at 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 where prisoners were tortured. You can also stroll through the gardens, where falconry, jousting and archery take place in the summer.

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

Customer Reviews

Lisa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour guide - very good itinerary! Would be nice to stop somewhere in the Cotswolds, but seems impossible given time and our large itinerary!

Patty United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My husband and I had such an amazing time! Our tour guide Debra was AMAZING!!! Her knowledge was unbelievable. Debra was well versed and had a fabulous sense of humor. I wish all guides were like her.

Karen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great way to see these iconic places in England. Out tour guide, Phil, was fabulous. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The bus was very comfortable. I would recommend this tour.

Livan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour a lot of fun, great tour lady.

Gopalakrishnan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour. Tour guide Emily was awesome, very knowledgeable on the subject and explained the sights , history and context very well.
The entire tour was arranged very well from hotel pick up to drop off location. Highly recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was an awesome day. Especially loved Oxford and Warwick Castle.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Absolutely brilliant a great guide very informative and pleasant the driver was great and trip was brilliant a great day would have loved to spend more time in Warwick Castle but save for next time


Lizabeth C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic. Our tour guide Charlotte was extremely knowledgeable and very informative. She gave a superior tour of Oxford University. Everything I was expecting.

Dawn A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Tour was great, could have used more time in Oxford and Warwick castle. Salvatore our guide was very knowledgeable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Maria was great!! Wish we could have had her on all our tours.

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