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

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After a pickup from Victoria Coach Station, travel by coach to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare: one of the greatest writers in the English language. Take a private tour of Shakespeare's Schoolroom before it opens to the public, and enjoy a school lesson included with your tour. Then, enjoy some free time to explore the market town that’s home to the theaters of the famous Royal Shakespeare Company. A river winds its way through the town past Holy Trinity church, where Shakespeare is buried. There are half-wooden buildings which date back to Shakespeare's time, including the cottage of Anne Hathaway, who he married in 1582. After exploring, enjoy lunch in one of the town’s many cafes or restaurants (own expense).

Continue from Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick, home to Warwick Castle. With a history dating back over 1,000 years, the castle will take you to an era of banquets, battles and royal splendor. After entering, your guide will leave you to explore independently. Listen to an introduction to the historical site from Warwick Castle’s history team, and then explore the site at leisure. See the waxwork displays from Madame Tussauds that are showcased at the castle, and see and hear of the Earl of Warwick's preparations for battle. Then, perhaps take a look at the ghostly dungeons where prisoners were tortured.

Then travel to Oxford, a city that boasts one of the world's greatest and oldest universities as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe. See it all on a walking tour, and learn all about the colleges themselves, with their ivy-clad stone walls that protect the beautiful chapels, halls and libraries.

Then, simply meet your guide back on board your coach to travel back to central London.

Highlights
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
Customer Reviews
  • Karen D
    September 2017

    I loved loved loved Stratford. The time there is interactive and unique. There was a market going on in the town and there wasn't time to participate, but that was understandable. I could have spent all day there. Warwick Castle is very commercial. The building is imposing, but knowing what I know now, it is not a must see. We took the Tour on a weekend and were not able to enter the buildings at Oxford, something I would have loved to do. I would love to see these tours focus on just two locations and give you more time for each, however, given the structure, I felt this tour gave more time at each place than most.

    Our guide was Claudia. I cannot say enough good things about her. Knowledgeable, kind and found the right balance and talking and remaining quiet. I took 3 tours with Viator this trip, and Claudia was definitely the best guide.

    So, bottom line is given that these tours are designed to give you a taste of several areas and given Claudia...5 stars.

  • CHARLES L
    September 2017

    Great tour. Richard, the guide was exceptional. Long day, but SO WORTH IT!!

  • George W
    September 2017

    We thoroughly enjyed the tour and our guide, and felt the time given to each location was just about right. Warwick was described by some as a Disneyland, but wher else could you eat inside a real castle albeit a weak lunch. Shakespeare's school was a real experience. Would recommend this tour.

Product Details
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fee to Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's schoolroom
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
Schedule and Pricing
Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, London

Departure Time and Comments

7:45am /

Duration

11 hours

Return Details

Concludes in the London Victoria area at approximately 7pm

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