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Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswold Villages Day Trip from London

25 reviews
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London
| 12 hours

Overview

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Category: Day Trips, Tours
Duration: 12 hours
Description
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, Stratford-upon-Avon England

We will have a short walking tour of the charming medieval town of Stratford-Upon-Avon and then free time to explore it at your own pace.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Your tour guide will take you Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon and you will get entrance to this fascinating Tudor house where William Shakespeare grew up.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: History of Science Museum, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ England

This is just one of the many sights in the city of Oxford that your guide will point out to you.

Pass By: Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BJ England

This is just one of the many sights that your tour guide will point out to you.

Stop At: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

One of the grandest colleges of Oxford University and used as a filming location for the Harry Potter movies. Please ask you Tour Manager about visiting after your walking tour of Oxford.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

You will pass this on your walking tour of Oxford and can visit afterwards if you desire. It is a beautiful old library, steeped in history and one of the film locations for the Harry Potter movies.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
Tour guide and driver OR driver-guide
Live commentary on board
Pick-up and drop-off at designated meeting points in central London
Air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance to Shakespeare Birthplace
Gratuities
Hotel pick-ups/drop-offs
Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
Entry/Admission - Christ Church
Entry/Admission - Bodleian Library

Location

Meeting point
Earl's Court, London, UK

Reviews

Sep 2018

Excellent tour

Mar 2018

This tour was amazing! Our guide, Christina, was so knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!

Dec 2017

It was raining on the day of our tour but that did not dampen the spirits of our tour guide Christina. She did an excellent job giving us the stories behind each college in Oxford and answered all our questions. She was pleasant, funny and well informed. We also enjoyed Startford upon Avon visiting Shakespeare's birth house and the little villages in Cotswold.

Oct 2017

This was a charming trip in every way, except for the timing. My companion and I are huge Shakespeare fans and we needed more time in Stratford. But the things we wanted to see were just too spread out to reach all of them.We might have been better off doing a separate trip to Stratford. Otherwise, this trip to the Midlands was a pleasant journey outside the city, giving us a taste of the English countryside. Oxford lived up to the imagination as the classic university town and the thatched cottages of the Cotswolds tickled the imagination. Its a tour that recreated many a literary landscape for myself and my companion, particularly since both of us are or have been English teachers.

Jan 2018

I had fun on the tour! Stratford was amazing, and the stop at Cotswold was lovely. I found Oxford interesting as well, but not as enjoyable. If I had to make a tiny tweak to the itinerary, I'd spend maybe an extra half hour at Stratford and make up for it by spending slightly less time in Oxford.

Nov 2017

We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable on the areas we stopped at. The size of the group was great and the transportation was very accommodating.

Aug 2017

Great excursion! Pick up prompt. Great guide. Would recommend this trip

Sep 2017

Although we did enjoy seeing these sights, we felt that more dialogue as to the sights that we passed in the bus would have made the trip more interesting.

Oct 2019

The trip was too fast and the visit to Shakespeare's birthplace was underwhelming. Oxford was great, but there just wasn't enough time to see it. All of this could have been recovered with a more informative, interesting commentary from the guide. Unfortunately, the narrative was disjointed and repetitive.

Jul 2018

Not a great day for my 2nd day ever in London. Pickup point was quite a journey, had to get on lovely your bus only to find out i was to get dropped off to meet my real driver and transportation a mini van with no AC. Driver did say he didn't have a.c. but no mention of a refund so I decided to go even though it was 30 Celsius all day with blazing sun. Driver was lovely and knowledgeable but there was another couple on bus who were late getting back to the car after Stratford Upon Acon. This started an argument between the driver and them . Very tense and stressful ride to Oxford and back to London. And then a long walk back to my hotel. If I had to do it again I would have backed out and demanded refund. But live and learn. Not a great experience thankfully rest of my time in London was lovely.

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