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Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London

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London
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Overview

At a glance
Category: Day Trips, Tours, Food & Nightlife
Duration: 11 hours
Highlights
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour by minibus
Description
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England

We journey up to Stratford-upon-Avon to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and enjoy a guided tour of the town by minibus viewing the remarkable array of timber framed Tudor buildings that survive from Shakespeare's own lifetime including his church, school and family homes. We then enter the house he was born in.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Holy Trinity Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG England

Enjoy a guided tour of the town by minibus viewing the remarkable array of timber framed Tudor buildings that survive from Shakespeare's own lifetime including his church, school and family homes.

Pass By: Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH England

We will take a photo stop outside Shakespeare's wife childhood home, Anne Hathaway's cottage in Shottery.

Pass By: Burford Library 86A High Street, Burford OX18 4QF England

We then drive out to the beautiful Cotswolds, a range of limestone hills with green valleys and villages made up of honey coloured cottages. We use the narrow country lanes to visit off the beaten track places, including Burford, Bourton on the Water and the Rissingtons, our journey featuring plenty of meandering streams and sleepy hamlets. We will make a lunch stop in the delightful town of Stow-on-the-Wold with its village green and historic market square.

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold England

We will make a lunch stop in the delightful town of Stow-on-the-Wold with its village green and historic market square. Please note food and drink is not included.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL England

Ending the day in Oxford, we will take an informative and in-depth walking tour of the University, colleges and town. Here we see how this ancient University founded in 1167, operates within its traditional collegiate system. Stroll around some of the older city and college buildings

Pass By: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

Ending the day in Oxford, we will take an informative and in-depth walking tour of the University, colleges and town. Here we see how this ancient University founded in 1167, operates within its traditional collegiate system. Stroll around some of the older city and college buildings

Stop At: The Divinity School, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3AZ, UK

Enjoy a visit to the University's oldest classroom, the 15th century Divinity School.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
Travel by executive mini-coach
Guided walk in Oxford
Guided tour of Shakespeare sites in Stratford-upon-Avon
Small group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers per tour
Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
Entry/Admission - The Divinity School
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Location

Meeting point
Hard Rock Hotel London, Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London W1H 7DL, UK

Reviews

Oct 2019

Jose, our tour guide, was arguably one of the best guides I’ve ever had the opportunity to travel with! He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the areas and was excited to share his knowledge with the group. He went out of his way to ensure that all had a wonderful day!

Aug 2019

We would like to share our travel experience to Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford Upon Avon. We were promptly picked up by our guide, Jose. He was very accommodating to everyone in the group and individualized the tour based on participants needs. We spent the entire day learning about the history, and detailed facts about each site. Jose made the whole experience memorable and entertaining. His energy and enthusiasm was contagious. A week later we were still talking about our day with Jose.

Jul 2019

The company was Rabbi's company. The minibus was modern and spacious with excellent air conditioning. The driver and the guide were very sympathetic. The guide Dan was very nice and knowledgeable. Not enough time everywhere but it's hard to cram 3 places for one day. The trip is recommended. We will continue to travel with Rabbi's company

Jun 2018

The tour is highly recommended to all travelers. The guide and the driver are both professional. Excellent service from the tour company.

Mar 2018

Buildings are beautiful in Oxford. If you love Shakespeare and history this is the place to visit.

Jan 2018

We loved our small tour group, which traveled in a comfortable, convenient van. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a great personality. The smaller size of our van allowed us to get close to the cottages in the Cotswolds and depart the bus for a stroll around the beautiful area and a bit of shopping. Our experience in walking around the Cotswolds was a highlight of our entire trip. The passengers on larger buses were prevented from departing the buses in the Cotswolds because the roads are so small and cant handle large vehicles. We enjoyed our visit to Stratford as well. We saw so much in a single day that we were quite amazed.

Dec 2017

The trip was excellent and the diver/tour guide was wonderful. Private Group is the way to go-only 7 people in our group.
First we went to Stratford-upon-Avon to see Shakespeares birth place. Walked through the house, got some great pictures. We had free time to check out the Main Street where I did some Christmas shopping. Then we headed to The Cotswolds- beautiful and scenic drive with lots of sightseeing and history along the way. Stopped in a tiny town called Stow-on-the-Wold for lunch at a pub founded in 947. We only had an hour here- wish we would have had more time! Lunch at the pub took the entire hour. More scenic driving- then arrived at Oxford. Had a local tour guide for this part- he was very knowledgeable. Walked all over, lots of great history and beautiful buildings.
I definitely recommend this tour and will definitely book with them again.

Dec 2017

A lot to see and a lot to learn. Well worth it. The only issue is that we do not have a lot of time for Cotswold but you can take another tour to Cotwold if you want. You can get an idea but this tour does not spend a lot of time. The visit to Staratford upon Avon and Oxford is very nice.

May 2018

This is an excellent tour to see three distinct areas outside of London in the English countryside. Learn about Oxford University while traversing historic paths with lots of shopping near by. We had a great walking tour conducted by a local of Oxford who gave us the Readers Digest version of how Oxford works as a university, the history of the area, buildings, and famous people who attended Oxford. We didn't get to go into any of the buildings, unfortunately. The Cotswolds are a series of villages frozen in time and you get to see a lot of beautiful architecture, picturesque views, shops and pubs to eat at. Stratford-upon-Avon was very pretty, but very touristy. This might be my least favorite of the three when I thought it would top the list. The main street consists of mostly tourists stops however, the church and grounds where Shakespeare is buried are very beautiful. If I had my way again, I'd drop Stratford and pick up Bath as a stop. And lastly, our tour guide, Oz, was extremely knowledgeable about English history and handled all questions well, had great driving skills as he traversed us all day through London and then all our stops.

Sep 2019

Reader beware: I arrived at 7.34am for my 7.30am tour and the bus was nowhere in sight. For the record the tour stated they left at 7.36am so I'm going to say this was due to our differences in our watches (how convenient for them). As I was frantically trying to contact them to ask the tour where they were all I got was an automated voice message that said the tour office was closed. No attempt was made to contact me which I felt was basic courtesy. Anyway, there will be people who will say I'm late and I'm fine by it. But I think what's more important is do you want this to happen to you? If you book this tour and something similar happens to you all I can say is "I told you so." I never got the benefit of reading something similar like this when I was booking this tour.

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