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Warwick Castle, Stratford, Oxford & Cotswolds Day Trip

Product ID: 437
Discover Oxford on a guided walking tour from London. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon to see William Shakespeare's birthplace as well as his schoolroom and guildhall. Explore inside Warwick Castle.
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Duration: 12 hours
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  • Visit Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford
  • See Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall
  • Get fast-track entry into Warwick Castle
  • Admire the waxwork displays of Madame Tussauds inside the castle
  • Drive through the Cotswolds
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Travel into Britain's past as you escape the hustle and bustle of London. Start off the day with a short walking tour of Oxford, home to one of the world’s most famous universities. The ivy-clad colleges that make up the university are seen as some of the finest architecture in Europe. There will be some free time to shop for souvenirs before heading through the Cotswolds towards Stratford.

Private tour of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall
Described as ‘one of the most atmospheric, magical and important buildings in the whole of Britain,’ Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall opened it’s doors to the public for the first time in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of the writer's death. Step back in time to the 1570’s when William Shakespeare was a pupil learning to read and write, and see the room where leading theater companies came to perform - a strong influence on the young playwright. You will be invited to enjoy a private tour before the school opens to the public in the morning, including the chance to take part in a Tudor lesson, write with a quill and ink, witness the rare medieval wall paintings and much more. 

Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Next, discover the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and home to the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. Stratford-upon-Avon is a charming market town in the heart of rural England. A delightful river winds its way through the town, past where Shakespeare is buried. Admire the half-wooden buildings that date back to Shakespeare's time. Fast track group entrance is included before having free time for lunch.

Warwick Castle
This is, quite simply, the greatest medieval castle in Britain. With a history that dates back over 1,000 years, Warwick Castle will take you back in time to a world of sumptuous banquets, bloody battles, and royal splendor. Enter over the footbridge and explore the castle's ramparts, towers, and gardens.

Oxford and the Cotswolds
Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, boasts one of the world’s greatest and oldest universities as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe. The colleges themselves, which make up the university, are amongst the architectural highlights, their ivy-clad stone walls protecting beautiful chapels, halls and libraries. Soak up the atmosphere of this remarkable town with a guided walking tour of the city or take tea in the shop where the real-life Alice (inspiration for Alice in Wonderland) bought her sweets! Your trip to Oxford promises an unforgettable experience for young and old alike. On the way to the remarkable city you will also enjoy a short drive through the scenic Cotswolds.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Professional Blue Badge Guide
  • Entrance to Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
  • Entry to Warwick Castle
  • Entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum
  • Pub lunch (included until March 31, 2020)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Tour departs at Victoria Coach Station Gate 19 at 07:45. Check-in starts 15 minutes before the departure time.

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  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note, from 1st April 2019, instead of visiting Shakespeare's birthplace a 1-course pub lunch will be included. Lunch will be taken in Stratford-Upon-Avon or in a nearby village. Lunch will be included until March 31, 2020, after which point free time will be given for lunch.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

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    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Great Day Trip for Tourist

I highly recommend this trip to tourist who would like to experience a different take of England - from its countryside to Shakespeares, to castles, architecture and all. The tour guide was exceptional in terms of providing information, touring us around and making us feel comfortable around the places and feeling secure. He made us feel we stepped into a world of cities we have been through. The coach was clean and the driver was nice. The places we have been through were very nice, historical and interesting. That's what made these places unique. This is something that every person would need to see and experience.

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November 4, 2018


Everything in the tour was excellent. We were disappointed though, with the fact that Christchurch College in Oxford did not allow us to visit the premises where Harry Potter movies had been filmed filmed (visiting them was one of the reasons that lead me to book with you for the Saturday Tour instead of the Sunday one, when you visit Brassnose College.)

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March 24, 2017

Our guide Pepe was excelent!

August 22, 2019

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