On this small group tour, visit Stratford-Upon-Avon, a quaint English town on the edge of the Cotswolds known for being home to the famous playwright, William Shakespeare.  Walk past the house that he was born in, built in the 1500s, before visiting his schoolroom in the historic Guildhall (entrance included).  If time permits, explore the town with its many historic monuments, Royal Shakespeare Theatre & the River Avon.

The tour then takes the scenic route to Oxford through the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  There will be brief photo stops at 1 or 2 of these picturesque villages en route if time permits.  Then also visit Oxford, home of Oxford University.  Your guide will take you on an interesting walking tour of some of the city's most beautiful and important sights. You will also have some free time to do some independent exploration of the city before the bus heads back to London.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 18+):
$128.35
Child Rate
(Ages 3-17):
$124.43
Child - Free
(Ages 2 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

approximately 10 hours + pick-up time
9:00 am on Friday & Sunday (Mid April through December)
No tour scheduled on Christmas Day
Please Note: Tour departure time is approximate; specific pick-up times at five selected locations occur prior to the tour departure time and will need to be pre-arranged by phone or email (details on your E-Ticket).

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour requires a minimum total of 6 persons booked to guarantee the tour to operate on any specific scheduled date; if the minimum number of persons is not met for the date and time of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.  No hotel pickup is available for this tour; there are five meeting locations and you will need to contact the guides at least 48 hours before your tour date to select one of them as your meeting location (details on your E-Ticket).  Rates are per person in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Please Note

This tour requires a minimum total of 6 persons booked for a specific tour date to be guaranteed to operate. If the minimum number of persons is not met for the date of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

 

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip travel by coach or minibus
  • Accompanying tour guide
  • Visit Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Free time in Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Stop in at least one village in the picturesque Cotswolds, if time permits
  • Guided walking tour in Oxford
  • Free time in Oxford

 

Exclusions

  • Meals, beverages & snacks (free time is provided to purchase lunch but lunch is not included in the tour price)
  • Optional shopping or other personal expenses

 

Itinerary

  • 7:30 am-9:00 am - London Pick-ups at five locations easy to reach by public transport (see list below). When your tour is confirmed, you will need to contact the guides to arrange your boarding location choice from the available options.
  • 9:15 am-9:30 am - Depart London heading northwest to Stratford-Upon-Avon. Your tour guide will entertain you with commentary about the place, its history & its most famous inhabitant, William Shakespeare, as you approach.
  • 11:30 am - On arrival in Stratford, your tour guide will take you into Shakespeare's Schoolroom, where entrance is included. After that, you are welcome to explore this charming medieval town - which includes time to purchase lunch "on your own."
  • 1:30 pm - Depart Stratford-Upon-Avon & Drive Through The Cotswolds - The tour routinely makes brief stops in Cotswolds villages for photos of these iconic English towns and/or a short wander around if time permits.
  • 3:30 pm - Arrive in Oxford - Your tour guide will take you on a walking tour of Oxford during which you’ll see many points of interest such as the Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean Museum and some of the numerous colleges & other buildings making up Oxford University – the oldest university in the English-speaking world. You'll then have free time in Oxford to explore. If you didn't purchase lunch in Stratford, Oxford also has many good restaurant options.
  • 5:30 pm - Depart Oxford - This is the approximate time for the departure from Oxford to head back to London. On the day of the tour, your tour guide will advise you of the exact time to meet back at the tour vehicle.
  • 7:30 pm - Arrive in London - There will be 2-3 drop-offs in central London subject to traffic & other considerations on the day. Your tour guide will advise the specific drop-off locations and will be happy to help with public transport advice if needed. Please note that there can be some traffic traveling back into central London & all itinerary times are approximate & subject to change.

 

Pick-Up Locations & Times

  • London Bridge - 7:30 am
  • Kings Cross - 7:55 am
  • Victoria - 8:25 am
  • South Kensington - 8:50 am
  • Earls Court - 9:00 am

 

What to Bring/Wear

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Monitor the weather in the Stratford-Cotswolds-Oxford area for the day of your tour and dress appropriately.
  • You may bring snacks and bottled water for the trip.
  • Bring money (cash and a major credit card are recommended) for lunch, additional snacks or souvenirs.
  • Don't forget your camera!

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  No hotel pickup is available for this tour; there are five meeting locations and you will need to contact the guides at least 48 hours before your tour date to select one of them as your meeting location (details on your E-Ticket).  Rates are per person in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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