Explore Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Cotswolds, and discover the best of England in one day on this 12-hour small group tour, maximum 16 people, from London. Visit historic Stratford-upon-Avon with a guide and learn of the life of William Shakespeare — widely considered to be England’s most famous poet. Spin through the pretty countryside to characterful Cotswold villages, where life ticks by at a relaxing pace. Then, explore the medieval city of Oxford — home to one of the world’s oldest universities. Tour includes guide and round-trip coach travel from central London.
Hop aboard your air-conditioned luxury small mini-coach with a maximum of 16 people, in central London in the morning, then take a seat and relax in comfort on route into the English countryside.
First, visit the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon — famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the town and take in top attractions such as the church in which Shakespeare is buried. Along the way, gain insight into life here in the 16th century.
Continue onward through the Cotswolds — an area of outstanding natural beauty where rolling hills, honey-colored cottages, and stone walls line the landscape. Stop off in a couple of different spots for a stroll, and soak up the atmosphere in this delightful corner of the country.
Next, head to Oxford — a city famous for its ancient university buildings. During your second walking tour, visit Oxford University's Christchurch College and Bodleian Library, and admire beautiful architecture, charming boutiques, and quirky pubs and listen as your guide brings Oxford’s rich history to life. Then, enjoy free time to explore further at your leisure.
When your time in Oxford comes to an end, return in comfort to your original departure point in central London.