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From London: Oxford, Stratford & Cotswolds Guided Day-Trip

Activity provider: Day Tours London

From London: Oxford, Stratford & Cotswolds Guided Day-Trip

Activity provider: Day Tours London
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Discover the beauty of the English countryside on a day tour of the Cotswolds, Oxford, and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the top sites of one of the world’s oldest university towns, and much more.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • London

  • 2 hours
  • Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Oxford

  • 2 hours
  • London

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Discover the sites associated with Shakespeare in the town of his birth
  • Wander among the dreamy spires of Oxford
  • Enjoy one of England's most spectacular landscapes in the Cotswolds
Full description

Embark on a full-day guided tour of the English countryside from London. Admire the fairytale houses of the Cotswolds, the historic Oxford University, and the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Depart London on a full-day tour that takes you west to experience the beauty of the Cotswolds countryside, and Oxford and Stratford, England’s most romantic cities. Head to Stratford-upon-Avon in the Warwickshire countryside, and enjoy 2 hours in the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Your guide will provide suggestions on the best sites to see. Take a walk around the town center to see beautiful Tudor-style buildings and sites connected with the life of Shakespeare, including the Swan Theatre. Next, your drive will continue through the Cotswolds, as you enjoy views of the lovely landscape and stone villages. A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, this is the English countryside at its finest. Continue to Oxford to explore the most famous university city in the world. Take a walk among the college buildings and admire their dreamy spires. Your guide will recommend a walking route that covers the most famous sites, including the Bridge of Sighs and Christchurch Cathedral. Learn about Oxford’s connection with Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. Find a great place for a meal (you guide will provide recommendations), or join local scholars and academics over a pint in the city’s most haunted pub. You'll be back in London in the evening and you can use the London Underground to travel quickly to all areas of London.

Includes
  • Guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide opposite Gloucester Road Underground station. Please wait outside Stanhope Arms bar, facing the exit of the station, near HSBC Bank. The tour departs at 7:45 AM.

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  • Please note, this group tour will have a maximum of 28 passengers.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 829 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Excellent trip with both my kids. The journey was very comfortable and the places we visited were beautiful. Adequate tips were given before the journey and even during the trip. Will definitely recommend it to my family and friends. Thanks a lot for the amazing experience. Had loads of fun!

August 15, 2022

Our day trip to Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon, and the Cotswolds was AMAZING!!! My family including 2 teens loved the trip. We had a blast in the adorable town of Stratford Upon Avon and felt like we were in a storybook. We loved shopping and touring Shakespeare's birthplace. The Cotswolds were also picture-perfect and it was lovely to leave the city of London for the day to explore the beautiful countryside to see all of the little cottage type homes, flowers, bridge and streams, and have a delicious lunch at a local place with swans in the background. We loved Oxford as well and enjoyed the history and sights. Overall, the guide and tour was wonderful, with a comfortable van and small group and we'd recommend it highly.

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July 27, 2022

Darren was such a knowledgeable and careful driver/guide. Gave us all the background information and a very useful map for the Oxford part of the trip. I wouldn't have known about the 127 (rather easy) steps up St Mary's to have a birdseye panaromic view of the whole city had it not for Darren's detailed briefing on each of the must see spots. A very well planned trip though I was a tad bit dissapointed about not able to see Anne Hathaway's cottage since it was out of the town centre. Overall, an excellent trip.

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July 13, 2022

Product ID: 60796