Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon And Warwick Castle Day Trip From London

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Overview

Visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and medieval Warwick Castle on this action-packed, full-day trip from London. From the comfort of a first-class, luxury coach, make your way out of the capital to three of England’s most-visited places. Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford, home to one of the world’s most prestigious universities. Pass through the idyllic Cotswolds, a region officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the charming birthplace of William Shakespeare. Then, travel back to the Middle Ages with a trip to magnificent Warwick Castle.
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Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a Blue Badge guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • All entrance fees included
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Start your day with a pickup from your centrally located London hotel, or meet your professional guide at the prearranged meeting point in Victoria Coach Station to begin your tour. Hop aboard your first-class, luxury coach and relax as you travel northwest, away from the hustle and bustle of England’s capital.

Your first stop of the tour is Oxford. Known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires,’ Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. On arrival, step out of your coach and enjoy a walking tour of the city center with your guide.

Plug into your state-of-the-art headset and listen to your guide talking clearly as you pass by the elegant, timeworn buildings and courtyard that have inspired generation of scholars, including Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea, Hugh Grant and Kate Beckinsale. See the Bodleian Library and Christ Church College, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed and where Albert Einstein studied.

Next, enjoy a brief stop for refreshments (own expense) before hopping back inside your coach and traveling through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, an area steeped in gentle English beauty, history and heritage. Look out the window to admire the thatched-roof cottages and charming inns. On arrival in Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of the famous playwright William Shakespeare, visit Shakespeare's Tudor-era home, with its typical parlor, bedrooms, kitchen and buttery. After, enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense) at one of the many charming eateries.

Then it's a short journey to medieval Warwick Castle, whose magnificent towers and ramparts remain mostly intact. Travel back through 1,000 years of history as you cross the footbridge to a bygone world of banquets, battles and ceremony. Climb the winding staircase to the Princess Tower, or, if you're feeling brave, visit the spine-chilling dungeons where prisoners were tortured. You might wish to take a stroll through the castle's lovingly tended gardens, where archery, falconry and jousting take place in the summer months.

Your day trip then concludes back at Victoria Coach Station in the evening.
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Inclusions for Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon And Warwick Castle Day Trip From London

  • Hotel pick-up, selected hotels only (until March 31, 2017)

  • Professional guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)

  • Use of a headset

  • Walking Tour of Oxford

  • Entrance fees to Shakespeare's Birthplace and Warwick Castle

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Exclusions for Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon And Warwick Castle Day Trip From London

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Entrance to Christ Church

  • Hotel drop-off

  • Hotel pick-up (from April 1, 2017)

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

Please note: hotel pick-up is included from selected London hotels until March 31, 2017. Please contact the supplier directly 48-hours in advance to arrange

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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1094 reviews by the users

  • On 03-Feb-2017

    Excellent experience!

  • On 03-Feb-2017

    This was a great day trip outside of London. David our bilingual guide Spanish was incredibely knowledgeable and made really good suggestions on the day. Charles our driver also was super lovely and helpful with tips.
    David's walking tour of Oxford was a highlight and great insight into the area looking at buildings you just wouldn't know the importance or history.
    My only recommendation is to have a little longer in Oxford. But I never felt rushed or that there wasn't enough time for anything.
    Looking forward to booking my next trip !!

  • On 01-Feb-2017

    We had a marvelous time in England. Joined a few day tours and they were ALL excellent. Did everything on line. So easy and convenient. Either we were picked up at a hotel to go to the bus meeting point or we took the Tube to the meeting point. Tour guides knowledgable and friendly. Answered all our questions. Nice to leave the driving to someone else especially when one drives on the left side of the road!. This particular tour was a full long day, but we saw a lot. Warwick Castle well worth the visit. Just wished we had another 30 minutes to see more.

  • On 21-Jan-2017

    This tour was like walking around in a fairy tale! Although the weather was cold and foggy the day of our tour, it actually made it feel like we had been treated to authentic English weather as a bonus for our tour! We grabbed lunch and had a little time for shopping in Stratford-upon-Avon after a quick tour of the village, and it was like stepping back in time! There are a lot of stairs and climbing hills at Warwick Castle, so be sure you are in good physical shape for this part of the tour. We were actually a little disappointed with this part of the tour -- The castle is so very commercialized and feels a little bit fake because of the way it is presented. Our favorite part of this day was the visit to Oxford -- the architecture is breathtaking! Our tour guide, Monica, was a real treasure! She was both entertaining and quite knowledgeable, and made the tour feel like a true adventure!

  • On 18-Jan-2017

    Great tour if you're short on time. Tour guide was very knowledgeable, comfortable bus with wifi.

  • On 11-Jan-2017

    I enjoyed my trip with Viator. Our tour guide Monica was friendly and knowledgeable. She smiled the whole tour and caring.
    Only downside was pick up point was not clear when booked. It said central London only. Once we were in Victoria there was a confusion with the gate. We were sent to gate one and I asked a few people all said gate one. Just last minute we found out it was gate 4. Luckily we didn't miss our tour.

  • On 10-Jan-2017

    it was a definitely a rush. By the time we've reached Oxford for the really quick walking tour, it was already pretty dark.

  • On 07-Jan-2017

    Very good experience, excellent tour guide Monica. Highlights: Stratford except Shakespeare birthplace which was just an overpriced reproduction, Warwick castle.
    Just a drive-through from Cotswolds, not enough to get any idea about what it really is. Worth a separate, exclusive visit. Same as Oxford which has a lot more to offer.

  • On 06-Jan-2017

    My family and I love this tour. Informative and good.

  • On 05-Jan-2017

    This trip is very rush which tried to cover 4 places in 8 hours. A lot of time were spent on the coach and very little time were given at each location. We couldn't even have proper meal at the lunch stop. The company should consider reorganizing this trip to make it more appealing for people who like to spend a bit more time touring each point of interest. We have also had a bad experience on board as a cripple man was quite arrogant and inconsiderate as he demanded to sit in the front row with his family members. The tour guide has not been able to manage the situation well as she tried to asked other passengers to give up their seats to the cripple man and his family of 2. We can understand that he needed assistance but not his other two family members. Insensitive tour guide and rude cripple.

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