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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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 England’s 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.
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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
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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
  • Entrance to Bodleian Library
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pick-up
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

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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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  • Great tour! Rhys our guide shared a lot of great facts along the way. Being a Shakespeare buff, he had a lot of information to share. Warwick Castle feels a bit touristy, since they have added wax figures and sound effects, but it was still quite nice to see. We spent a lot of the free time wandering around the grounds. Stratford-upon-Avon is quaint and adorable. Shakespeare's birthplace being the highlight. However, tons of great shops for coffee, food, treats and lots of great shopping spots. We loved our stop here. You really only drive through the cotswolds, but it is a scenic drive. Oxford included a walking tour, which was highly informative and the town itself is cute! Again, great coffee shops. This tour is very strict on time and was not afraid to leave people behind, so be punctual. Well worth it if you want to get out of London and see a bit of the countryside.

  • This was my first ever tour/day trip. I really enjoyed the day and the tour guide was very informative and very friendly. The driver was also friendly.

  • A very pleasant experience with visits to majestic Warwick Castke, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Oxford and the beautiful drive through Cotswolds. Definitely the way to go if you are tight on time to get an overview. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The only thing that needs improvement is the pick up at the Coach Station. There were many different tours from leaving at almost the same time and there was lack of personnel on-site to direct people where to go.

  • Highly recommend this tour, it was a little rush but as expected. The tour guide was awesome, she shared some interesting information along the way, very funny as well. We enjoyed the tour very much. Love the Warwick castle stop, it was my favorite.

  • Leslie was the most fabulous guide. She is so very knowledgeable and gave wonderful tips on things to notice and places to go. She even managed, through Herculean efforts, to get my phone back to me after I left it in Stratford-Upon-Avon. She's the absolute best guide we had our entire trip!!

  • Well worth doing. Could have give more time in Warwick castle but otherwise quite good.

  • The bus ride to Warwick is very long, almost 2 hours. Ensure your skip the morning tea/coffee,as there are no bathroom facilities on the bus. Lots of time on the bus during this day trip.

  • Absolutely delightful day with Phil who provided non-stop information and entertaining facts. Warwick is an essential castle to see and the countryside views are unparalleled.

  • Everything about this tour was wonderful.

  • Did not know there where some many colleges in Oxford. Amazing! Great to visit the home of Shakespeare's home and the Warwick Castle/

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