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Warwick Castle, Stratford, Oxford & Cotswolds Day Trip

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Activity provider: Premium Tours

Warwick Castle, Stratford, Oxford & Cotswolds Day Trip

Activity provider: Premium Tours

From US$ 146.30 per person

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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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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.  Stratford-Upon-Avon The birthplace of William Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language and home to the theatres of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford is a charming market town set in the heart of rural England. A delightful river winds its way through the town, past the beautiful Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare lies buried. See some wonderful half-wooden buildings that date back to Shakespeare's time, including Shakespeare’s birthplace. 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.
Includes
  • Entrance to Shakespeare's Schoolroom
  • Entry to Warwick Castle
  • Photo stop outside Shakespeare's birthplace
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Blue badged Guide
  • Lunch and beverages
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Tour departs at Victoria Coach Station Gate 19 at 8:15 AM. Check-in starts 15 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Note that Shakespeare's Schoolroom is not part of the tour between October–March
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The tour was nice, too bad that in a short time you can see little ... the visit to the Shakespeare school was remarkable, even the lunch. Unfortunately, the day was marred by rain and the fact that we had to change buses three times, due to a wiper failure. The guide, however, was very helpful, prepared and nice. Overall, a good experience.

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August 13, 2019

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

Fun but fast tour

The tour is interesting, especially for those who love English history, castles, including Shakespeare of course. The guide Richard explained during the bus trip what we would see, in Shakespeare's hometown there were local guides who told anecdotes about his life and the style of that era. The visit to Warwick castle is free and therefore without a guide, unfortunately we only had about 2 hours to visit and eat quickly, we would have liked an extra half hour to finish visiting it, we were sorry for that. Oxford is more famous as a "legend" than visiting it live, we were only able to enter the university of Balloil, rather small, even here left free an hour and a half. Finally we were unable to visit the quaint towns of the Costwolds, the guide said due to a detour on the road. Many things to see and little time available, however it is a pleasant trip all in all.

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August 11, 2018

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