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

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icon10 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Take a day out of your London city break to visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle, traveling to three of England’s most-popular locations. Begin with a tour of Warwick Castle before heading to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace. Then explore Oxford and its university buildings, and drive through the Cotsworlds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Full-day trip from London to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle with a guide
  • Explore medieval Warwick Castle and its gardens (entrance included)
  • Visit Stratford-upon-Avon and see the Tudor-era house where William Shakespeare was born
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford and see the famous university where the likes of Albert Einstein studied
  • Soak up the views on a scenic drive through the picturesque Cotswolds

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This seamless tour includes entry to Warwick Castle and Shakespeare’s Birthplace, plus an Oxford walking tour.
Expert guide
Entry to Warwick Castle (if option selected)
Entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace (if option selected)
Walking Tour of Oxford
Superior Coach incl. Wifi & USB charging on board
Personal audio headset
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RH, UK

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Vauxhall Bridge Road, Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Pimlico, London, UK
Depart from central London and then travel by luxury coach to Warwick Castle, which dates back to the Middle Ages. See its magnificent ramparts and towers; climb the staircase to the Princess Tower; or head down into the dungeons. You can also stroll through the gardens, where falconry, jousting, and archery take place in the summer.

Next, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon. Here, visit William Shakespeare’s Tudor-era home and make the most of free time to explore independently or have lunch (own expense).

Afterward, head to the famous city of Oxford, known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires.’ On arrival, plug into your provided headset to help you hear your guide’s commentary, and set off on foot to explore time city. See the ivy-strewn, honey-hued university buildings that have inspired generations of scholars, including the likes of Kate Beckinsale and Bill Clinton. Visit Bodleian Library and the famous Christ Church College, which was featured in several 'Harry Potter' movies.

After a break for refreshments (own expense), continue through the beautiful Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Your tour concludes in the evening with drop-off in London.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Warwick Castle
Over a thousand years of history are waiting to be discovered at this fantastic medieval castle. Set against the River Avon within 64 acres of landscaped parkland, this beautiful castle once belonged to the most powerful man in England, The Earl of Warwick. Learn how the 'Kingmaker' was the only man who dared defy the King, and how he defeated the armies of King Edward IV in battle before taking the King himself as a prisoner. Explore the lavishly decorated State Rooms and 17th-century Great Hall; a room boasting an impressive collection of artefacts including suits of armour and medieval weapons. In the castle's 14th-century gaol, the original dungeon, see graffiti left behind by prisoners hundreds of years ago. How many names can you spot?
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Shakespeare's Birthplace
This ancient market town is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, widely regarded to be the greatest writer in English literature and the world's greatest ever dramatist. You'll visit the 16th-century half-timbered house where Shakespeare was born in 1564 and grew up. Enjoy a fascinating insight into tales of his family life and admire rare artefacts on displays from the Shakespeare Trust's world-class collections.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Stratford-upon-Avon
This picturesque market town is most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, widely regarded to be the greatest writer in English literature and the world's preeminent dramatist. Here, you'll visit the 16th-century half-timbered house where Shakespeare was born in 1564 and grew up. Enjoy a fascinating insight into tales of his family life and admire rare artefacts on displays from the Shakespeare Trust's world-class collections.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Cotswolds
Covering almost 800 square miles and no fewer than five English counties, the Cotswolds are the single largest designated Area of Natural Beauty in the UK. Get your cameras at the ready as we drive through the unremittingly pretty countryside on our way to our next destination.
Pass By:  
Bodleian Library
The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 12 million items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library.
Pass By:  
Christ Church
In Christ Church college, you will be visiting one of the University's most prestigious colleges. Founded by Henry VIII in 1532, Christ Church also functions as the UK's smallest cathedral. Its beautiful architecture has seen it featured in movies such as Harry Potter and The Golden Compass, while it has also inspired replicas around the world. The famous dining hall, for example, has been reproduced in Cornell University & the University of Chicago. The dining hall in all Harry Potter movies is modelled on the Christchurch dining hall!
Stop At:  
Bridge of Sighs
Hertford Bridge, often called "the Bridge of Sighs", is a skyway joining two parts of Hertford College over New College Lane in Oxford, England. Its distinctive design makes it a city landmark.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Oxford
Our final stop, also known as 'The City of Dreaming Spires', is the UK's most famous university town and home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Oxford. Enjoy a walking tour through the city with your expert guide, who will bring the charm and history of this incredible city to life. Oxford is the only place in the country where you will find examples of every architectural period going as far back as Saxon times. Little surprise, then, that this beautiful city has been the filming location for countless movies and TV series over the years, including the Harry Potter film series. As you wander its cobbled streets with your guide, you will see sights including Bridge of Sighs, Trinity College, the Ashmolean Museum and The Sheldonian Theatre.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Evan Evans Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London.

Traveler Tips


  • "Do note not to join this tour if you're looking to go to visit the college as the tour will not be able to get there in time." See review
  • "The trip is a little rushed, which is really a necessity given the number of things included and the time involved." See review
  • "It is a fast-paced day tour, so if your desire is to stroll and spend more than an hour or so at each location, take one of the other trips that has less stops." See review

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star-5
Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's birthplace had actors who would perform your favourites wonderful
rrmuir
, Jan 2020
Really great day trip highly recommend. Has something for everyone. Oxford is an interesting town as well
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star-5
Very good experience
mireillennasr
, Jan 2020
Evan Evans guide Monica and Steve ( bus driver) were both very professional and prompt . Especially Monica’s knowledge ! Bravi!
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Shakespeare lives!
ajbliss4
, Jan 2020
This was an excellent day-long bus tour to the Midlands. Warwick Castle is an eye opener as a genuine Norman castle. Stratford upon Avon us a delight and the focus on Shakespeare is both interesting and enlightening. Oxford is always a treat. The guide was both informative, interesting and very approachable. An accommodating driver added to the experience. A very worthwhile tour.
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star-5
A visit to the English countryside.
jrpitard
, Jan 2020
A great day in the English countryside with a well informed guide and experienced coach driver. The visit to Warwick castle was good. Great history. Oxford was good and the fact that the guide was a native was a treat. The Cotswalds were beautiful even on a dreary winter day. Very good tour.
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star-4
We had a great time!
wanderlust1308
, Jan 2020
My son & I enjoyed the trip very much, especially the visit to Warwick Castle & Stratford-upon-Avon.
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star-5
Very good tour!!
LJA1950
, Dec 2019
My husband and I took this tour on 12/7. It was very thorough and Monica our tour guide, and Paul, our driver were excellent. Long day but Monica never lost her enthusiasm.
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star-5
Very well organized and informative sightseeing tour
christelr336
, Nov 2019
The day trip from London was a perfect combination of famous student city, nature, history and castle-building! With open eyes and ears I learnt a lot and got detailed answers to my questions; both the guide and the driver were really great and should earn 5 scores!
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Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle
242judithl
, Nov 2019
What an amazing day! From the bus ride which was beautiful to the tour guide who was entertaining and knowledgeable we loved it all! Warwick Castle was fun to explore and Stratford-upon-Avon was an adorable little town! Being in Shakespeare's birthplace was amazing! We loved driving through the gorgeous Cotswolds and Oxford was a great place to visit - so rich in history!
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Trip to the country and a castle
Explore67000108719
, Nov 2019
I felt the timing for visiting the places was poorly calculated. We had plenty of time to explore Warwick Castle, to the extent that people gathered by the bus waiting for departure far in advance. However in Oxford i felt being hurried and we had maybe half an hour to explore. Also, my headset was broken and the tour guide failed to replace it. Wgen I approached her to give it back, she said she was not to carry everyone's headsets. On the bus on the way home the said tour guide went on a political rant about Boris Johnson being an idiot. I didn't come to a political rally. I traveled from the US to visit English countryside. That behavior of your tour guides is not acceptable.
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star-4
A really pleasant tour!
Tony320B
, Nov 2019
This was a relatively small group of people. The guide and driver were very friendly and professional and the sites visited were very nice.
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