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.
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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: Sheila W, June 2014
A beautiful day out with Tony ( a very funny guy) as our guide. This was a favorite of my tours in England. We were glad we decided to spend a bit extra to go on the small tour in a van instead of a large coach tour. There is no way we could have gone on the narrow country roads and through the small villages on a bus. The walking tour of Oxford was just enough to let us know we needed to come back and spend a couple days on our next visit. The time in Stratford allowed ample time to explore Shakespears home, have a coffee and browse the shops. To see the Cotswolds on a lovely sunny day in May was a stroke of luck. All in all a great tour. Wish I could give it an extra star.
Reviewed by: Angie A, June 2014
The best way to do this tour is a small group with a well informed and flexible guide and professional driver which we had. Oz, our guide taking into consideration weather changes turn the tour around and we did Shakespeare country first leaving Oxford last which worked out very well and we were also fortunate with brilliant weather and sunshine. Our compliments to. Oz and Nick for a very educational and pleasant day out and we were very happy and would highly recommend this to our friends.