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Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds & Warwick Castle Tour from London with Lunch Pack

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London
| 10 hours 30 minutes

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Category: Tours
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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Informative, friendly and professional guide
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
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Family friendly
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Golden Tours, London SW1W 9SH England

Swap the hustle and bustle of London for a gorgeous escape to the English countryside. Take a step back in time at the thrilling Warwick Castle, visit the charming hometown of one of Britain’s most iconic playwrights and wander through the lovely streets of Oxford!

Your coach will be departing from Victoria, central London at 8:30am sharp – make sure you are there at least 30 minutes before to check in and prepare for your Great British adventure!

Warwick Castle

The first stop of the day will be Warwick Castle, a striking place brimming with history and activities. Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068, this castle is now a highly interactive venue that’s great for all ages. Wander through the beautiful Great Hall and State Rooms, spot peacocks in the landscaped gardens and explore the castle’s towers and ramparts.

Drive through the Cotswolds

Your coach will be driving through the beautiful Cotswolds – be prepared for picture-ready views of this breath-taking part of the English countryside! Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds comprises sleepy villages reminiscent of another era, bustling market towns and irresistible scenery.

Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s Birthplace

From an electrifying castle to an idyllic English town – the next part of your adventure will be the scenic Stratford-upon-Avon, known for being the birthplace and gravesite of playwright legend William Shakespeare. You will get to visit the very home where he was born and hear about his formative years in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Complimentary lunch pack included

This tour includes a complimentary lunch pack, meaning you can save time on looking for places to eat and explore even more!

Oxford

Featuring cobbled streets, impressive architecture and an infectiously vibrant atmosphere, Oxford is an absolute must-see. As you wander through this University City and take in all the pretty views, your guide will tell you about Oxford’s fascinating history. You’ll also hear about the many renowned individuals that have graced the streets of Oxford while studying at the university – it’s an undoubtedly impressive list of alumni!

This walking tour includes entry to the stunning 13th century University Church of St Mary the Virgin. Adopted by the University of Oxford as one of its first buildings, this gem is considered to be the spiritual heart of Oxford. Soak in spectacular sights of its unique baroque design and learn about its key role within the university and Oxford community.

Once you’ve explored Oxford, it’ll be time to return to London – to which you will get back to for roughly 7pm.

Special bonus: Free Walking Tour

Once you have completed your tour you’ll be given a voucher to attend a free walking tour in London! Discover the British royals’ favourite hot spots in the British capital or get an insight into where the Beatles worked and played in London!

Choose from:
- The Royal Walking Tour
- The Beatles London Walking Tour

Duration: 11 hours

Inclusions
Admission to Warwick Castle
Drive through the Cotswolds
Entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace
Walking tour of Oxford
Entry to University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Free lunch pack
Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
Professional and friendly guide
Entry/Admission - Golden Tours
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Location

Meeting point
Golden Tours, 4, Fountain Square, 121-151 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH, UK

Reviews

Jan 2018

Really nice tour , you have time to do your own things. Our guide was really polite and prepared a little bit repetitive with words, maybe he needs more experience.

Jun 2017

Nice historical journey.

Mar 2017

Fantastic tour.... we were picked up at our hotel and whisked to the Victoria Coach Station. Everything was just great. Stratford upon Avon was more touresty than we would have liked, but seeing Shakespeare's birth place was awesome. The tour of Oxford was very informative. Warwick Castle was enchanting and very informative. All in all a very good adventure.

Aug 2017

We have been on this Tour before 15 or so years ago and then Warwick Castle was the highlight. No longer, as the safety regulators have applied 21st Century safety logic and humanism to make sure no one trips and/or is offended by references to torture QUERY: if no one mentions torture or cramped/inhumane conditions in the Dungeon, does that mean it never occurred?. Oxford, however, retains all its glory, as does Shakespeare's birth place. Perhaps an interesting tidbit -- you will earn the origin of the phrase sleep tight on this tour. Our guide was quite informative, especially about Oxford.

Jun 2017

This tour gives you exactly what it says - a chance to look around at 4 different locations outside London. Be aware that some of the stops are incredibly short and it leaves you wanting more time. My advice to future travelers: don't include the lunch option with the tour, and buy yourself lunch at Warwick Castle instead. We are still 9 months later, ridiculing the lunch - it was a bottle of water and a 6 inch sub from Subway with lettuce and cucumbers - made enough in advance that the cheese had glued itself into the bread.

My other thought - depending on your preferences, I would honestly skip Warwick Castle altogether and opt for a tour that spends more time at Stratford and Oxford - that's my preference, but do your research in advance, and see if Warwick Castle is where you want to spend a morning, as you have several hours there, and in some instances, 20 minutes at other locations.

May 2017

A great tour of the places I wanted to see and in my case come back to. Our guide Kingsley was very good, also in telling you all the extras you want to know i.e. where the expression its raining cats and dogs comes from etc. The schedule of the tour could by my standards be a little better distributed. I would have liked more time at The Cotswolds part which I feel we flew through more or less.
An eloge to our driver Koly. Safe driving - we felt we were in good hands the whole trip and I also observed sitting close by how well he adapted his smooth driving to the traffic around us.

Jan 2017

My day trip to Stratford through the Cotswolds to Oxford and Warwick Castle a great day out packed with sites. The very informative and experienced guide gave an insight into the educational and personal life of the students and village of Oxford as will as the life and times of William Shakespeare and the aristocracy. I've been on trips where the guide is like reading from a script, a tourist themselves and you end up turning off not listening but when a local is sharing the love and passion they have for where they live it changes the experience for the tourist. My only complaint was the soggy lettuce roll that was lunch, picnic lunch saves time just make it edible.

Jan 2018

The tour was well run and very informative, but there just wasn't enough time to see each location. I wouldn't even mention The Cotswolds in this tour since we basically rode down a street and was told to look at the thatched roof homes. Even though our tour guide had a heavy Spanish accent we were able to get the main ideas of what he was telling us. He did good job keeping us on schedule. I just missed not being able to spend more time in Stratford and not being able to go inside the Bodliean Library in Oxford.

Feb 2017

Warwick was nice, we were given plenty of time there abit too much, if it was to compared with other places. Wished i could spend more time in Stratford and Oxford. Did not have time to even go into the buildings in Oxford this was our last stop before heading back to London. I would recommend doing it not as a tour to be able to have enough time in each place. Was denied lunch pack because I booked it too late, but they never advise prior to booking or even at the start of tour, if not I could have booked another tour that was slightly cheaper without lunch included,or even get my own food, so yeah i was very hungry while others were eating.

Oct 2017

The tour is really all about the Guide as that is really what you are buying. My tour turned out to be a bi-lingual tour although it was not advertised as such, and our guide, Saul, gave his narrative in English and Spanish. I would have NOT signed up for this tour had I known it to be bi-lingual as it detracted from his narrative a great deal. And, his English was not that good so I cannot give it over two stars as it could have been better. Warwick Castle is for children and has been Disneyized. At Shakespeare's birthplace the rooms were described by children which made two parents pleased but I could not understand and would have preferred a professional description.
The drive through the Cotswolds was lovely but how could it not be? Oxford was by far most interesting to me.

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