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Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3858EE023
A region officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can’t possibly be a bad place to spend a day. On this 10-hour day trip from London, you’ll visit this so-named English area, the Cotswolds, as well as Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle. Immerse yourself in England’s history and scenery as you travel through rolling hills, admire picturesque villages, visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare and tour one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

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
Depart London and head northwest to three of England’s most-visited places – university town Oxford, a famous Tudor-era home in Stratford-upon-Avon and medieval Warwick Castle. Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones as your tour starts and listen to your guide talking clearly about each site. If you want to wander aside and take photos of attractions, you won’t miss any of the commentary!

Oxford
Your day trip from London begins with a journey across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires and home of the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford's elegant, timeworn buildings and courtyards have inspired generations of scholars (including Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, Hugh Grant and Kate Beckinsale). During your walking tour, you will see the Bodleian Library and Christ Church College, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed and where Albert Einstein studied.

Stratford-upon-Avon
Next, you'll travel 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. You’ll arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of the famous playwright William Shakespeare. You will visit Shakespeare's Tudor-era home, with its typical parlor, bedrooms, kitchen and buttery.

Warwick Castle
Then it's a short drive to medieval Warwick Castle, whose magnificent towers and ramparts remain mostly intact. You'll 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.

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Departure Point:
Tour departs from Victoria Coach Station. Hotel pickup available from selected located London hotels.
Departure Time:
8:45am
Return Details:
Concludes at Victoria

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Departure in English
Code: EN23

Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Castle day trip from London with English speaking guide

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Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance fees to Warwick Castle and Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Walking Tour of Oxford
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
  • Tour includes admission to Christ Church (until March 31, 2014)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel drop off
  • Entrance to Christ Church (from April 1, 2014)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: reginaritz, October 2014

This was a wonderful trip. It was a beautiful ride through the countryside with fabulous stops at Oxford University, Shakespeare's home, then time for lunch on your own and plenty of time to explore this amazing castle. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, personable and articulate. My daughter enjoyed it as well so it is appropriate and enjoyable for all age levels. This was a day well spent and one we will not forget.

Reviewed by: Phyllis H, October 2014

Great day out. Absolutely loved the experience. Wonderful tour guide and bus driver-beautiful scenery and interesting places. Our guide was extremely friendly and accommodating. Another winner!

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Tour code: 3858EE023