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

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$129.41

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.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- 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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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,[2] making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation.[2][12] It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.[2] 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.[13] 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.


Departure:

Departure point:

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

Departure time:

8:30 AM

Duration:

10 hours 30 minutes

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Robyn M

Really great day trip highly recommend. Has something for everyone. Oxford is an interesting town as well

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Alan B

This was an excellent day-long bus tour to the Midlands. Warwick Castle is an eye opener as a genuine Norman castle. Stratford upon Avon us a delight and the focus on Shakespeare is both interesting and enlightening. Oxford is always a treat. The guide was both informative, interesting and very approachable. An accommodating driver added to the experience. A very worthwhile tour.

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Joseph P

A great day in the English countryside with a well informed guide and experienced coach driver. The visit to Warwick castle was good. Great history. Oxford was good and the fact that the guide was a native was a treat. The Cotswalds were beautiful even on a dreary winter day.
Very good tour.

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Christel R

The day trip from London was a perfect combination of famous student city, nature, history and castle-building! With open eyes and ears I learnt a lot and got detailed answers to my questions; both the guide and the driver were really great and should earn 5 scores!

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Judith L

What an amazing day! From the bus ride which was beautiful to the tour guide who was entertaining and knowledgeable we loved it all! Warwick Castle was fun to explore and Stratford-upon-Avon was an adorable little town! Being in Shakespeare's birthplace was amazing! We loved driving through the gorgeous Cotswolds and Oxford was a great place to visit - so rich in history!

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Lydia A

My husband and I took this tour on 12/7. It was very thorough and Monica our tour guide, and Paul, our driver were excellent. Long day but Monica never lost her enthusiasm.

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Jay M

It was an excellent trip made better by the knowledge and sense of humour of the guide. The pre-boarding procedures were professional and efficient.. A lot was seen in one day and yet the pace was relaxed. Would definitely recommend doing the tour.

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Maria Teresa N

This was a relatively small group of people. The guide and driver were very friendly and professional and the sites visited were very nice.

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Bruce S

Great things to see but not nearly enough time to see actually spend time there. You barely get 1 1/2 hours to visit each location. By the time you walk to the site, get admitted and begin wandering around, it was time to leave. No time to really to the see the town just the basic attraction (i.e. Shakesphere’s birth place home but not where he is buried which was a ten minute walk in the opposite direction). Warwick Castle was barely enough time to see the inside of the castle much less the castle’s grounds or wall). BRING A SANDWICH. There isn’t any allotted time for eating. Oxford was beautiful but not enough time to see Oxford and Christ’s Church. This should be broken down into TWO location visits.

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Olga K

I felt the timing for visiting the places was poorly calculated.
We had plenty of time to explore Warwick Castle, to the extent that people gathered by the bus waiting for departure far in advance. However in Oxford i felt being hurried and we had maybe half an hour to explore.
Also, my headset was broken and the tour guide failed to replace it. Wgen I approached her to give it back, she said she was not to carry everyone's headsets.
On the bus on the way home the said tour guide went on a political rant about Boris Johnson being an idiot.
I didn't come to a political rally. I traveled from the US to visit English countryside.
That behavior of your tour guides is not acceptable.


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Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London
Overview:

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.

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