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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.

Highlights

  • 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-upon-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

timetraveller1978

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Trip as described. Got a taste of all the areas we visited. Tour Guide Reese was very knowledgeable, witty, and kept us on schedule. Would definitely recommend to first time visitors to England as a way to experience multiple areas in one day.

Nat Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour. Would recommend this to anyone. Carrick Castle was truly breathtaking.

chefsherry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Such a lovely day! Started our day with the beautiful medieval Warwick Castle. Dating back to 1066 and built by William the Conqueror this castle lived up to all of my fairy tale dreams. Next stop was Stratford-upon-Avon for a tour of William Shakespeare's birth home. You get to see the pretty cottage he grew up in and the room in which he was born. Step right outside of his home and into a quaint downtown for a quick bite before boarding the bus to Oxford. Oxford is a stunning university town and made me feel as if I'd stepped into the pages of Harry Potter. A magical day all around thanks in large part to our amazing guide Rhys who is such a wealth of knowledge on everything Shakespeare and English history......we learned so much! FUN and FASCINATING!

dinapannunzio

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was an excellent day trip to the above named areas. Perhaps the only small disappointment was that there was not enough time to stop in a village in the Cotswolds to have a look but overall our guide was excellent and provided informative and entertaining commentary. A good way to see these places in a short time.

Esther M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was amazing I think this was my best tour. A very comfortable coach, views of English countryside, Warwick castle was amazing with beautiful greenery and history. Stratford was a beautiful quaint town and Cotswolds were amazing. I highly recommend this tour.

Susanne E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The trip was everything we wanted except for one thing. We wished we had driven through some Cotswold villages, not just the countryside. Our guide was superb! Our pickup and delivery home was right on schedule. Thanks for a wonderful day!

Wah C C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour was well organized. The tour guide was informative and energetic that kept the trip interesting. Highly recommend it.

Joan V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a busy, very successful day. Reese, our guide was just great, with a enthusiastic, fact filled commentary.

Svend-Aage G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour, highly recommended.

Fahad M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour.

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