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Stratford, Warwick Castle, Oxford and the Cotswolds

Your tour begins at Stratford upon Avon the birthplace of the famous writer William Shakespeare. Step back in time as you enter Shakespeare classroom and guildhall and take part in a Tudor lesson. We visit Warwick castle where you can enjoy leisurely strolls through he gardens or see the dungeons where prisoners were tortured then drive though the picturesque Cotswolds as we make our way to the university city of Oxford. Enjoy a guided walking tour of this remarkable city.



Prices

  • £99.00 Adult from
  • £89.00 Child (3 - 16 yrs) from
  • £96.00 Senior/Student from

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Tour Highlights

  • Drive through Cotswold
  • Entry to Warwick Castle
  • Private tour of Shakespeare’s schoolroom and guildhall
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Fast track entry to Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon
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Stratford-Upon-Avon and fast track entry to Shakespeare’s birthplace

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. There are some wonderful half-wooden buildings that date back to Shakespeare’s time, including Shakespeare’s Birthplace. A visit to the Birthplace is included in the tour.

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 writers 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 theatre 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, exclusive to us,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. Not to be missed. Enjoy free time for lunch in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Food/drink not included.

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle 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 splendour. Enter over the footbridge and explore the castles ramparts, towers and gardens. The castle really brings history to life. Visit the waxwork displays of Madame Tussauds, where you can watch, and hear, the Earl of Warwick’s preparations for battle. Feeling brave? Then take a look at the ghostly dungeons where prisoners were tortured. Alternatively, relax with a stroll through the castles beautiful gardens. (Entrance to the castle is included in the tour price.)

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! Our trip to Oxford promises an unforgettable experience for young and old alike. On the way to the remarkable city we will also enjoy a short drive through the scenic Cotswolds.



Important Information

  • During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Warwick Castle.
  • Private tour of Shakespeare’s schoolroom and guildhall.
  • Fast track entry to Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
  • Professional Guide.
  • Transportation by Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach.
  • Free Wi-Fi on board.
  • Walking Tour of Oxford.
  • Drive through Cotswolds.

Departure Information

  • This tour will conclude in/near Victoria station at approximately 7pm.
  • Departs Victoria Coach Station Gate 19 – 20 at 7.45am.
  • Victoria Coach Station (Gate 19 – 20), 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 9TP.


FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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