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

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.
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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
We do not stop in the Cotswolds
Victoria Coach Station , Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

Departs from Victoria Coach Station, Gate 1-5. Tour departs 8:30am. Boarding 8:00am. Nearest station: Victoria

8:30 AM
Victoria Station , Victoria Station, London SW1V 1JT, UK

Finishes near Victoria Statiion

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. Please note that we do not stop any of villages in the Cotswolds.
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
  • 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oxford, 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, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

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

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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  • "If you want to walk high up along the towers at Warwick, do it when you first arrive, since it gets crowded later." See review
  • "Finally, Oxford is a very beautiful town, really worth it." See review
  • "A half hour really isn't enough time to shop either, needed at least another 1/2 hour to not feel rushed." See review

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star-5
Lovely day out.
Linda_W
, Jul 2022
Very professional company to deal with. Ildi was so knowledgeable and Eve was a great driver. Would recommend to anyone.
star-5
Great tour to get a first...
Mathieu_D
, Jul 2022
Great tour to get a first overview of the Cotswolds. Thanks to our guide Catia, she made it a perfect day!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Mathieus, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your tour. Seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us, and we will pass on the compliments over to (Guide or drivers name- or both). We cannot wait to welcome you onboard another one of our tours in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Great day out of London
JAY_R
, Jul 2022
This was out only large tour of our trip. We took a number of private tours. The trip was very nice. Beautiful day and well organized.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello JAY, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful note. We do our best to keep our customers happy and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Excellent day trip
Lee_N
, Jul 2022
I particularly enjoyed the visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace. We went through the first section a bit faster than I would have on my own, but given the limited time and large group this was understandable. When we were let free to roam Stratford upon Avon by ourselves, I found an amazing fudge shop (I’d been looking for quality fudge for the past week). Warwick Castle and Oxford were interesting as well, and the trip ran like clockwork. Each location could easily be its own day trip, but the tour did well given the time constraints. The guide was personable and ensured everyone knew when and where we would be meeting. An all-around enjoyable experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Lee, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. We are glad that our team did a great job. We work very hard to ensure that our customers get outstanding service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your recent visit. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-4
If you want to get away
Tim_D
, Jul 2022
Nicholas was an amazing guide who filled the long bus ride with an exceptional volume of history and anecdotes. Gregory is the best tour driver ever! This is not a first trip to London trip. There is so much more to explore in and around The City. Stratford is gorgeous and Shakespeare's home was surprisingly interesting!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Tim, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. We are glad that our team did a great job. We work very hard to ensure that our customers get outstanding service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your recent visit. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-4
Great guide & driver,...
Elle_A
, Jun 2022
Great guide & driver, added to the day. More commentary would be great - it’s the value add we cannot access by ourselves. Starting depot at Victoria is a dive - Covid spreader and the worst toilets we have yet seen in the UK
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Elle, Thank you for your 4* review and lovely comments about our driver and guide. We hope to see you again soon, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Great trip and enjoyed it!
Jeff_G
, Jun 2022
We had a wonderful experience on this tour. While it was quite long (11 hours), our tour guide, Godfrey, was great. He took us where we needed to go and was extremely knowledgeable. We enjoyed our day.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Jeff, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful 5* review! We are glad that the team has managed to meet your needs and was able to offer you the service you expected. We will pass on the kind words over to Godfrey, he will be delighted to know he was able to make the day a memorable one for you. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-4
Day trip
Candace_A
, Jun 2022
Tour guide was great! Bus driver was great! Just wish that we had a out a half hournlonger at each place!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Candace, Thank you for your 4* review and lovely comments about our guide and driver. Indeed we would love to allocate extra time at each location, but unfortunately due to distance covered and tight schedule, this is simply not possible. We do also offer tours that visit fewer venues and allow for a more leisurely visit (for example our tour to Stonehenge & Bath). Should you wish to travel with us again in the future we would be more than happy to recommend some of them to you. Thank you again and we send you our very best wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-4
Pleasant
waratip_w
, Jun 2022
The guide was great, the ride was also great. The location or destination was ok, I enjoy Oxford University. I thought it would be more beautiful in London country side but was a bit disappointed. My daughter loved the castle, my other daughter loved the Shakespeare birth place.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Waratip, Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad to hear that each of you enjoyed a different location. If you are interested in the English countryside, we would recommend our Villages of the Cotswolds Small Group Tour. If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Great day away from...
Patrick_K
, Jun 2022
Great day away from London into the historical countryside. Our guide was knowledgeable, insightful, funny and engaging. Our driver was incredible. Both were responsive to the interests and choices of the group. Enjoyable, relaxing, interesting. Would definitely recommend to others with a day to venture outside London.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Patrick, We would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing it with the rest of the community. Our team works very hard to provide the best service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your visit to our establishment. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Great tour! Highly recommend!
Michelle_H
, Jun 2022
Manon was a knowledgeable, genuine, funny, and sweet tour guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle. This was our second tour with Evan Evans Tours and they do not disappoint. Worth every penny, would use again & again! Highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Michelle, We would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing it with the rest of the community. Our team works very hard to provide the best service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your visit to our establishment. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Great highlight of British history and countryside
Ambar_C
, Jun 2022
We had very good insight of British history back to back with Nic, our guide. He was very knowledgable and make us understand the quirk of British monarchy and politics! The driver, Ali was showing his skill to manoeuvre in limited corner of London’s Kensington street.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Ambar, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your tour. Seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us, and we will pass on the compliments over to Nick and Ali. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-1
Someone Do Not did the Job properly
Jaime_D
, Jun 2022
First of all, when we try to aboard they said we never book that trip, second I have a ticket and a confirmation number but Evan Evans Tours Do Not Honor the purchase, argumenting that the tour was full and I was late so the Bus depart I was late because talking to the Evan Evans representative about my purchase So I demand a full reimbursements
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Jaime, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We can confirm you were booked in for our Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip and two seats had been reserved from you. We recommend guests to check in 30 minutes before departure time, but it seems that you arrived late at departure point and coach had already left. We could not offer any alternative tour because all our tours were fully booked. If you wish to discuss this further, please email us at reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk Thank you and kind regards, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Amazing Warwick, Stratford, and Oxford Tour
Thomas_M
, Jun 2022
Peter, our tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable of the places we visited. He answered all of my questions very well, and engaged the crowd with the experience. He even gave us a background of some of the places we past by in London on our way and back. I would definitely recommend him for any tour group who is looking for Ana amazing experience!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello, Thomas Thank you for leaving us this wonderful 5* review! We are glad that the team has managed to meet your needs and was able to offer you the service you expected. We will pass on the kind words over to Peter, he will be delighted to know he was able to make the day a memorable one for you. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Awesome day trip with the best tour guide ever’
Rashmi_K
, Jun 2022
I signed up for this day trip hoping to get value for money and I did for sure! Starting with the boarding which was well organized and smooth. The luxury coach was very clean and comfortable. This is a day trip to cover 3 major places and as with any day trip you always feel like you could’ve use more time.. but still a great trip for someone who’s never been to these places. A special mention to our tour guide - Phil Bennett, who was absolutely fantastic! His knowledge of these towns and the historical events associated with each spot gave meaning to the trip. His personable nature and ability to speak in multiple languages certainly helps to connect with people. He also provided recommendations for best fish n Chips spots and he wasn’t wrong! Phil’s the best tour guide I’ve ever travelled with! I will definitely book more trips with Evan Evans when I’m back next time!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Rashmi, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us — and we agree, Phil is truly a gem to have on our team! We hope you come visit us again soon on another one of our tours. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Superb Tour
sofia_d
, Jun 2022
This was a an amazing trip! Our guide Menan did a superb job. Our driver was excellent and ensure safety of everyone at all times!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Sofia, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful note. We do our best to keep our customers happy and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Stratford on avon
Sharon_S
, Jun 2022
Wonderful day trip , easy to meet bus and bus very nice. Patricia was a wonderful guide and had great information and stories. Would recommend —The castle was beautiful and Shakespeare birthplace amazing so was oxford.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Sharon, Thanks so much for giving us your take on how we are doing. We're glad that customers like you are having a great experience! We will pass on the kind words to Patricia. We thank you for the recommendations and we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Historic tour with pleasant company
Patricia_S
, Jun 2022
Warwick castle and Stratford-upon-Avon my sister and I were delighted with the tour guide Patricia who was very friendly and was able to give us all the information we needed. The driver Gordon was very good
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your tour. Seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us, and we will pass on the compliments over to Patricia and Gordon. We cannot wait to welcome you onboard another one of our tours in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-4
Castle - literature - learning!
Timothy_T
, Jun 2022
Was a good day trip from London to see 3 important sites. Could have used some more time at Oxford to explore but it was all good. Enjoyed our guide Saul’s commentary & clear directions regarding our schedule. Recommend
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Timothy, Thank you very much for your 4* review and lovely comments on our tour guide Saul. Indeed we would love to offer extra time in Oxford, but due to distance covered and time constraints it would not be possible. We also run an Oxford and Cambridge guided tour, should you wish to spend more time in Oxford. If you require any suggestion or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you again soon, Evan Evans Team
star-5
A fun outing!
Robert_S
, Jun 2022
Warwick Castle was an unexpected treat. We enjoyed seeing the castle, the armory and the costumed performers.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Robert, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful note. We do our best to keep our customers happy and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team

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