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

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See some of England's famous towns and castles on this full-day trip from London. Visiting Oxford, you'll enjoy a city walking tour and see the elegant university colleges. Visit Shakespeares birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, and explore medieval Warwick Castle with its waxwork displays from Madame Tussauds.

Highlights

  • Popular choice with kids
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included

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After a pickup from Victoria Coach Station, travel by coach to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare: one of the greatest writers in the English language. Take a private tour of Shakespeare's Schoolroom before it opens to the public, and enjoy a school lesson included with your tour. Then, enjoy some free time to explore the market town that’s home to the theaters of the famous Royal Shakespeare Company. A river winds its way through the town past Holy Trinity church, where Shakespeare is buried. There are half-wooden buildings which date back to Shakespeare's time, including the cottage of Anne Hathaway, who he married in 1582. After exploring, enjoy lunch in one of the town’s many cafes or restaurants (own expense).

Continue from Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick, home to Warwick Castle. With a history dating back over 1,000 years, the castle will take you to an era of banquets, battles and royal splendor. After entering, your guide will leave you to explore independently. Listen to an introduction to the historical site from Warwick Castle’s history team, and then explore the site at leisure. See the waxwork displays from Madame Tussauds that are showcased at the castle, and see and hear of the Earl of Warwick's preparations for battle. Then, perhaps take a look at the ghostly dungeons where prisoners were tortured.

Then travel to Oxford, a city that boasts one of the world's greatest and oldest universities as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe. See it all on a walking tour, and learn all about the colleges themselves, with their ivy-clad stone walls that protect the beautiful chapels, halls and libraries.

Then, simply meet your guide back on board your coach to travel back to central London.

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

  • Local guide
  • Entrance fee to Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's schoolroom
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)

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

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

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.
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  • Good tour just enough information about Shakespeare to keep it interesting.

  • Disappointed that I was not given enough time to roam around Oxford. The guide has been giving long history lesson in which I was not very keen.

  • Amazing tour with the best guide (David) and bus driver ever! David was incredibly knowledgeable and genuinely passionate about the UK. His insights made the trip exciting! The bus driver was a safe driver who kept us on time and even went out of his way to help us learn how to get back to our hotel

  • A longish day ,but very good ,the guide was good ,maybe a little pricey .....but ,yes certainly worth at least thinking about . We had nice weather in mid September ,which helps, you're dropped off where you started the trip ,should you wish.

  • I loved loved loved Stratford. The time there is interactive and unique. There was a market going on in the town and there wasn't time to participate, but that was understandable. I could have spent all day there. Warwick Castle is very commercial. The building is imposing, but knowing what I know now, it is not a must see. We took the Tour on a weekend and were not able to enter the buildings at Oxford, something I would have loved to do. I would love to see these tours focus on just two locations and give you more time for each, however, given the structure, I felt this tour gave more time at each place than most.

    Our guide was Claudia. I cannot say enough good things about her. Knowledgeable, kind and found the right balance and talking and remaining quiet. I took 3 tours with Viator this trip, and Claudia was definitely the best guide.

    So, bottom line is given that these tours are designed to give you a taste of several areas and given Claudia...5 stars.

  • Moves quickly, but we expected that. Would have liked to have spent more time in Avon.

    The bus pickup point at Victoria was difficult to find--we almost missed the trip even though we had departed from apartment with time to spare. More signage would be helpful. This platform was outside, while the rest were inside.

  • Great tour. Richard, the guide was exceptional. Long day, but SO WORTH IT!!

  • We thoroughly enjyed the tour and our guide, and felt the time given to each location was just about right. Warwick was described by some as a Disneyland, but wher else could you eat inside a real castle albeit a weak lunch. Shakespeare's school was a real experience. Would recommend this tour.

  • We would rate the trip at five stars! It started out at the Victoria Coach Station which should not be confused with the other two Victoria stations and the bus station was confusing to a newbie, but the Premier Tours folks at gate 19 were well organized. The tour consisted of three 1 1/2 to two hour bus trips between activities and then 1 1/2 to two hours at each site. The tour guide, Ann Marie, did an excellent job of explaining and guiding us and, in general, made the trip more enjoyable. Some may think it was a long time on a bus, but it didn't feel that way and it was interesting to see some much of the countryside.

  • A very enjoyable trip but a bit too much for one day. We loved Stratford-Upon-Avon. We visited the house where Shakespeare was born and lived for many years and the school he attended, with a mini lesson from a teacher. I would have liked to have seen the New House that Shakespeare bought after his successes in London. Warwick Castle was stunning, but it is being run by a group including Madame Tussaud's and felt a bit like a Disney exhibit. I did not enjoy the rooms with wax people and recorded conversation, but my companion liked them. The interior and exterior views were amazing, lots of opportunities for great photography. By the time we got to Oxford we were already tired, but the excellent tour guide was extremely informative as we walked through this ancient university. Loved the trip, but in future I will take trips that focus on only one or two sites for a younger visitor, the trip would be much less exhausting - probably 5 stars. The tour guide pointed out sites of interest on the bus trip in both directions and arranged for drop offs at several convenient places.

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