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Pass By: University of Oxford, University Offices 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD England
The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The two 'ancient universities' are frequently jointly called 'Oxbridge'. The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Stop At: Warwick Castle, Castle Lane, Warwick CV34 4QU England
Journey back 1,100 years to Medieval England with a visit to magnificent Warwick Castle. Rising high above the River Avon and set within 64 acres of rolling landscaped gardens, you will have the opportunity to 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. Bring the history of Warwick Castle to life at the Time Tower and enter the multi-sensory Kingmaker attraction to learn more about the famous historical figures that feature throughout the incredible history of Warwick Castle. Whilst there, why not enjoy a live display of typical medieval sports such as jousting and archery?
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England
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
Pass By: Evan Evans Tours, Road Victoria 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1BS England
Evan Evans Tours is the oldest and largest sightseeing company in London and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930.
Evan Evans Tours is owned by The Travel Corporation of 25 highly successful travel and tourism companies including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays and Red Carnation Hotels. The Travel Corporation is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and guest service and this this follows for each individual brand.
Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RH, UK
10 hours 30 minutes
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Warwick Castel was a very nice visit. The guide war very informative and the driver very carefull. It war the best of the three daily tours we had from London.
This was a fabulous tour and our guide, Rowan, was tremendous. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Warwick Castle was very enjoyable, Stratford was fun and the place we are was recommended by our guide and was excellent, and our walking tour in Oxford was delightful.
Well done #Rhys and #Elisa - well guided and well designed 3 stop tour packed with info and loaded with beit humour .
The Warwick castle was amazing as the other stops as well. Rowan and Lester made my day. Definitely recommend!
Our tour guide's knowledge was exceptional and with his humorous remarks and genuine interest in the group making the most of the journey the tour was made worthwhile. We would highly recommend the tour, the tour group Evans and the tour guide whose name escapes me (Sunday 9 June 2019).
We had a very capable bus driver and a seasoned, knowledgable tour guide.....which was very reassuring because they were confronted with some very confrontational, uncooperative, belligerent tourists on our bus. Our tour guide was so professional and handled the situation with grace. Time was so short at each location. I wished it would have been two destinations instead of three allowing more time for two.
Not very much information, very basic facts, little time to explore, Cotswolds we just passed by by bus, no walking, not even stoping to take a photo. Tour was conducted in 2 languages: Spanish and English but mostly in Spanish. Driver was good
The seats on the bus was a bit too small. If you want to sit with you family, you have to come early to the bus station. They didn’t stop at Cotswolds just drove pass by. The Warwick Castle was beautiful and the Shakespeare’s birthplace was nice but so little time to walk around Stratford-Upon-Avon.
We are a family of 5 - 3 teens, 2 adults - who ravel abroad often and enjoy sightseeing. I booked this tour I was looking for something a little bit different than the typical touristy locations. What a mistake. First let me say that Kevin and our guide were great - so was the bus - it was just the locations we went to and the lack of time at each stop (90min) that contributed to this being a big disappointment.
Warwick castle is a tacky, Ren Fair theme park run by Madame Toussand so it's filled with wax people. If you are hoping, like I was, for a Heritage Site you will be disappointed. It's filled with food trucks and jousting and cheesy tours. Better off doing the walking tour of the wall around the castle than going inside.
The next stop is Stratford Upon Avon. Cute little town that you will have no time to see. By the time you get here it's around 12:30pm - keep in mind that the bus left at 8:30am so breakfast for us was rather early, and we were starving. Bring snacks. First you need to see the Shakespeare's house with the group first which uses up at least 30min of you 90min, just waiting online. Then you speed through the house b/c you need to fit in lunch before you leave. It's a pretty busy little town to getting food in the remaining 50min is near impossible leaving no time to see anything.
Last stop is Oxford. Again a 90min stay and the walking tour takes up about 40min of your time. This stop was the best part of the tour. At any point you could wander off and meet at at the bus, which we did. Unfortunately, it was a Sunday and the little market closes at 4pm - we arrived just before 4pm. The main street of the town is cute but very commercial - no real charm in my opinion - stores I could shop at at home in the states.
If there was a satisfaction guarantee policy I would ask for a refund. It's a long day and a lot of money to invest to get not much out of it.
This was a very disappointing tour. Warwick Castle has turned into a "Disneyland" Castle feel. The whole day was very rushed with very little time in each location. No time to even really stop to go to the bathroom and you had to grab something quick to eat on the bus if you wanted to see anything. Extremely disappointed in the time spent at Oxford. The guide was more intent on showing the group where to purchase "Oxford" sweatshirts, than she was in showing us around Oxford. Did not get to see much of Oxford, but saw where to buy the shirts and where you could go to the bathroom, but of course there was no time to go to the bathroom. Almost missed the bus back because we opted to go to the bathroom instead of shopping for shirts. Drove quickly through the Cotswolds with no stops at all and could not even get a photo of the houses in the area. I would definitely NOT recommend this tour. Very extremely overpriced tour! The guide also reminded us several times to tip the driver and herself.
Visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and medieval Warwick Castle on this action-packed, full-day trip from London. From the comfort of a first-class, luxury coach, make your way out of the capital to three of England’s most-visited places. Travel back to the Middle Ages with a trip to magnificent Warwick Castle, and visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the charming birthplace of William Shakespeare. Then, enjoy a walking tour of Oxford, home to one of the world’s most prestigious universities. Pass through the idyllic Cotswolds, a region officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.