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 Englands most-visited places. Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford, home to one of the worlds 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.

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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Meet your guide at 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 Englands capital.

Your first stop is the 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.

Next, head to Stratford-upon-Avon, the 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 make your way to 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 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.

Your day trip then concludes back at Victoria Coach Station in the evening.

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

  • 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
  • Wi-Fi on the coach

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
  • Entrance to Bodleian Library
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pick-up

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

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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  • Interesting tour. However tour guide could give more time for people who would like to take photographs instead of just walking quickly through the tour.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Nice guide.

  • 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!

  • This tour was excellent, Rodney the guide did a fantastic job

  • Enjoyed the trip. Since I have not traveled by bus for many years, I was not looking forward to the long 10 hour trip in a coach/bus. The luxury coach was very clean and comfortable. The full day passed by very quickly. It was a fast pace at each location but I expected it. You get a sense of each location so you can decide if you want to revisit another time. I enjoyed an outdoor lunch at a local café right in front of Shakespeare's House. The Cotswolds drive was just ok. I saw more of the Cotswolds area on the other Viator day's trip to Stonehenge, etc. The tour guide was excellent as well as the coach driver. Overall, a good trip.

  • IT WAS BIT HECTIC BUT A PRODUCTIVE TOUR. SHEILA THE GUIDE WAS EXCELLENT. SHE EXPLAINED EVERY STEP OF OUR TRIP. HER EXPLAINING OF STRATFORD UPON AVON AND OXFORD EXCEEDED EXPECTATION. HER EXPLAINING OF COTSWOLDS WAS SUPERB. THE LISTENING DEVICE AND THE EAR PHONE WERE VERY USEFUL TOOLS, ESPECIALLY ON WALKING TOURS. THANKS TO EVAN EVANS TOURS.

  • The tour guide was knowledgeable and courthouse . The driver was excellent. The tour was good and we visited every place as expected. We had a wonderful day.

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