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

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icon10 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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

Absorb the majesty of England’s historical and cultural treasures on a customizable full-day tour of Warwick Castle, Oxford, the Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, delve into the rich history of ancient landmarks like Warwick Castle; get acquainted with Shakespeare’s hometown in Stratford-upon-Avon; absorb the natural splendor of the Cotswolds; and see the prestigious university buildings of Oxford. Relish the flexibility of this tour by customizing the day according to your interests. Upgrade to include entrance fees, or enjoy the flexibility of deciding on the day which attractions you'd like to visit.
  • Explore Warwick Castle, the Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon on a full day tour from London
  • Customize your itinerary with flexible tour options at Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Upgrade to a tour of Warwick Castle, including the dungeons and gardens
  • Opt to visit Shakespeare's childhood home at Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Escorted by a knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Upgrade to include entrance fees or decide on the day which attractions you'd like to visit

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This flexible, budget-friendly tour lets you pick between free walking tours or ticketed entry at the sites.
Expert guide
Superior Coach incl. Wifi & USB charging on board
Entry to Warwick Castle (if option selected)
Entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace, if option selected
Personal Audio Headset
Entrance tickets, if option selected
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Victoria Station, Victoria St, Victoria, London SW1E 5ND, UK
After pickup from a centrally located spot in London, pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones and relax during the scenic journey to Warwick in a luxury coach. Listen as your knowledgeable guide offers illuminating commentary on the rich heritage of Warwick Castle; hear gruesome tales of torture in the castle’s dungeons and marvel at the fortification’s ancient origin.

On arrival, opt to purchase an entrance ticket to the castle in order to enjoy an enriching guided tour of the 1,000-year-old fortress’s interior. Alternatively, enhance your experience of the city center on a free guided walking tour of the well-preserved monuments and antique landmarks of Warwick.

Next, head to Stratford-on-Avon to discover the birthplace of the pioneering playwright, William Shakespeare. Either stroll through the beautiful market town independently or choose to visit Shakespeare’s quaint half-timbered home and delve into his childhood.

After enriching your literary knowledge, return to the coach and travel to Oxford, a blissfully beautiful city replete with grand university buildings and charming waterways. Discover which prominent intellectual figures attended the prestigious Oxford University and then embark on a tour of the city’s cobbled streets and picture-perfect college courtyards.

Finally, admire the abundance of natural beauty in the Cotswolds, a region replete with rolling hills and quintessential English villages. Listen to legends and legacies surrounding the area's rich heritage and then relax during the return journey to London, where the tour concludes.

Please note, entrance fees are not included, but can be purchased from your guide on tour, or select the option to include admission tickets when booking. Please see the Itinerary section for prices.
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
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:  
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.
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 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 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 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 Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip?
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 Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip?
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 Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip?
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 Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you have a full day to spare, are on a budget, and like the option of customizing your day tour, I highly recommend this tour." See review
  • "It's good to go in October as this is not a high season so we have plenty of time to go around" See review
  • "Stratford was great we had lunch there, there is more time there to explore a bit if you're not going into Shakespeare's house!" See review

Reviews

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268 Reviews
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Everything
Waheguru_S
, Mar 2020
Godfrey was great and loved the tour. It was relaxing and a lot of history. I got lucky since there were not that many people
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Priya_S
, Mar 2020
I just loved the tour guide. She was so active and had enough knowledge about the places. I just wish if you could have stopped at cotswold for few minutes just for pictures. Overall it was good.
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PRESENTATION
maureencB2320LY
, Dec 2019
I felt both husband and fhought very knowledgeable especially on the areas we visited. Under stood our accent as well . Had no trouble with driver and guide , very helpfull
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Excellent
adrianabarclay
, Nov 2019
Catia and driver Mike made this experience awesome! Catia is so knowledgeable of the history surrounding the places and she shared it with us I’ve learned so much on this tour. Definitely recommend it.
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Great Tour on 8/9/2019
Heidi S
, Aug 2019
Our guide Rowan? was very knowledgeable and you could tell she loves her job. She glows with excitement.
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Okay but not amazing
W6324VXstephaniep
, Jul 2019
The tour was quite rushed and it doesn't actually stop through the Cotswolds like I expected. You just drive through a small section of it and don't really get to see much of it at all. The tour guide was lovely but for the few hours that you do spend it certain cities, it's not well organised. Normally a fan of organised day trips but this one was a bit of a letdown for me.
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Misleading Title!!
CynZe
, Jun 2019
I enjoyed visiting the sites at Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. However, I am very disappointed the coach that there was no stop, only drove through the Cotswolds (I finally found that it has mentioned very subtle on the tour itinerary). I may suggest the tour organiser should delete it as to avoid any misunderstanding. Finally the tour guide spent very long time for each site in Oxford, perhaps she needed to take care of two languages in a tour.
star-4
Experience about the tour
Tapas g
, Jun 2019
To be specific - Time allowed for every tourist place Is enough. Bus is very comfortabl. Mr.Guide is Good , witty and comfortabl. But,Cotswold village is not at all seen or felt by me,which i have wished for as pet the itinerar. Overall goo.
star-4
Impassive journey
bjrayan
, Apr 2019
One of the most impassive and unforgettable day tour, a guide all the time shown her professional knowledge on the trip and a coach drive keep a safety manner as well.
star-5
Fantastic
Passport57243288700
, Mar 2019
The best day out with the best tour leader Nicklas. Informative..amusing and interesting. Fantastic day out. You won't be disappointed.

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