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Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds Small Group Tour from London

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Escape the city for a sojourn in the British countryside on this full-day tour of Oxford, Stratford, and the Cotswold Villages from London. Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare and Ann Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-Upon-Avon, then drive through the idyllic Cotswolds, stopping to snap photos of the thatched-roof cottages and historic villages along the way. Finally, enjoy a walking tour of Oxford and discover the ‘City of Dreaming Spires,’ home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Entrance fee to Shakespeare Birthplace included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Tour guide and driver OR driver-guide
Live commentary on board
Pick-up and drop-off at designated meeting points in central London
Air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace
Gratuities
Hotel pick-ups/drop-offs

Departure Point

Earl's Court Station (Stop C), Earl's Court, London SW5 9TB, UK

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note: details and location order are subject to changes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Anderson Tours

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  • 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, Stratford and the Cotswolds Small Group Tour 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 and the Cotswolds Small Group Tour from London.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds Small Group Tour 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, Stratford and the Cotswolds Small Group Tour from London.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds Small Group Tour from London?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds Small Group Tour from London.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds Small Group Tour from London?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds Small Group Tour from London.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds Small Group Tour from London?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds Small Group Tour from London.

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  • "If I had to make a tiny tweak to the itinerary, I'd spend maybe an extra half hour at Stratford and make up for it by spending slightly less time in Oxford." See review

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Roving55046618736
, Sep 2019
The trip was too fast and the visit to Shakespeare's birthplace was underwhelming. Oxford was great, but there just wasn't enough time to see it. All of this could have been recovered with a more informative, interesting commentary from the guide. Unfortunately, the narrative was disjointed and repetitive.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for your review. Your feedback is precious to us as it allows us to focus on the areas that need improvement. We are happy to read, nonetheless, that you enjoyed Oxford. Kind regards, The Anderson Tours Team
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Not a great day for my 2nd day ever...
kpr1a0
, Jul 2018
Not a great day for my 2nd day ever in London. Pickup point was quite a journey, had to get on lovely your bus only to find out i was to get dropped off to meet my real driver and transportation a mini van with no AC. Driver did say he didn't have a.c. but no mention of a refund so I decided to go even though it was 30 Celsius all day with blazing sun. Driver was lovely and knowledgeable but there was another couple on bus who were late getting back to the car after Stratford Upon Acon. This started an argument between the driver and them . Very tense and stressful ride to Oxford and back to London. And then a long walk back to my hotel. If I had to do it again I would have backed out and demanded refund. But live and learn. Not a great experience thankfully rest of my time in London was lovely.
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This tour was amazing! Our guide...
Gentiana R
, Mar 2018
This tour was amazing! Our guide, Christina, was so knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!
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I had fun on the tour! Stratford was...
Pamy T
, Jan 2018
I had fun on the tour! Stratford was amazing, and the stop at Cotswold was lovely. I found Oxford interesting as well, but not as enjoyable. If I had to make a tiny tweak to the itinerary, I'd spend maybe an extra half hour at Stratford and make up for it by spending slightly less time in Oxford.
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It was raining on the day of our...
joshie_cox
, Dec 2017
It was raining on the day of our tour but that did not dampen the spirits of our tour guide Christina. She did an excellent job giving us the stories behind each college in Oxford and answered all our questions. She was pleasant, funny and well informed. We also enjoyed Startford upon Avon visiting Shakespeare's birth house and the little villages in Cotswold.
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We had a great tour guide who was...
Bridget S
, Nov 2017
We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable on the areas we stopped at. The size of the group was great and the transportation was very accommodating.
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This was a charming trip in every...
Lois Anne D
, Oct 2017
This was a charming trip in every way, except for the timing. My companion and I are huge Shakespeare fans and we needed more time in Stratford. But the things we wanted to see were just too spread out to reach all of them.We might have been better off doing a separate trip to Stratford. Otherwise, this trip to the Midlands was a pleasant journey outside the city, giving us a taste of the English countryside. Oxford lived up to the imagination as the classic university town and the thatched cottages of the Cotswolds tickled the imagination. Its a tour that recreated many a literary landscape for myself and my companion, particularly since both of us are or have been English teachers.
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Although we did enjoy seeing these...
Evan P
, Sep 2017
Although we did enjoy seeing these sights, we felt that more dialogue as to the sights that we passed in the bus would have made the trip more interesting.
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Great excursion! Pick up prompt...
Carol W
, Aug 2017
Great excursion! Pick up prompt. Great guide. Would recommend this trip
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Our tour guide, Daniel, was very...
Sarah T
, Aug 2017
Our tour guide, Daniel, was very knowledgeable and fun during the day. The only reason this tour is not getting 5 stars is the organization of the day. Honestly, this tour had a little too much crammed into one day. All the places we visited were great, but there was a general rushing of time and there was not nearly enough time to stay and enjoy everything. Also, if you are rushing around to see everything on your free time, you will do a LOT of walking. My pedometer said 27,000 steps at the end of this day, and I was beat. When we got to Stratford, we waited in line for group admission into Shakespeare's birthplace. Finally, my friend and I decided to just go do our own exploring, because there was less than 2 hours to see everything. It was sad we had to make that choice, but I will have to just make a plan to go back to Stratford one day to give myself more time. The Cotswolds were beautiful, but because we were behind on time, we only had a 10 minute stop in one town, so there wasn't really time to see much of that. It would be better to cut that out of the tour and see that on a separate full day. Finally, Oxford included a walking tour. It is a beautiful city, and I am curious if they still do tours on the Oxford campus, though, when there are students there for the school year. Either way, pop into the Eagle and Child. They have signatures of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, among others on one of their walls. I thought it was neat, if you are into literature at all.
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