Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Small-group tour by minibus
Next, head northwest to the beautiful region of the Cotswolds, which became prosperous in the Middle Ages due to the wool trade and has remained an attractive place for weekend getaways. While you enjoy the drive down tiny one-track lanes through gentle rolling hills, admire the golden stone villages, green pastures and ancient churches that adorn the landscape. With your guide, visit the villages Burford, explore the delightful Coln Valley and the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter before you stop for lunch (own expense) in the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold.
In the afternoon, make your way north to the last stop of your day trip, Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of England’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. Enjoy expert narration about the history of the poet and take a guided driving tour to the places in Stratford that were important to Shakespeare. Famous locations include the Holy Trinity Church where he was baptized and buried, his school and, of course, his birthplace. The entry to his birthplace is included.
After some free time, make your way back to London, stopping briefly in Shottery for a photo opportunity of the thatched-roof English cottage of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife.
Please note: the itinerary will change from November 14 as follows: Stratford Upon Avon to the Cotswolds and then Oxford
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Day Trip to Oxford, Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon
- Small-group tour
- Travel by executive mini-coach
- Guided walk in Oxford
- Guided tour of Shakespeare site's in Stratford-upon-Avon
- Entry to Shakespeare's birthplace
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
- A maximum of 16 people per booking
Reviewed by: Mary Jo K, May 2015
Very nice tour. Small group was great and Tony, our guide, was great! The Cotswold area was beautiful and with the small minibus we went on a number of back roads.
Reviewed by: ctaylor63, United States of America, April 2015
Great tour with a very knowledgeabl tour guides who were able to answer all of our questions and bring the history of England to life.