Discover Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds and Warwick Castle
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April 2017 - March 2018: Daily at 8.30am (check in at 8.15am)
Visit the stunning sights of the Cotswolds and drive through the beautiful English countryside on a tour of Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon and the historic Warwick Castle.
Highlights of the tour include:
- Scenic tour of the Cotswolds countryside
- Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Visit Warwick Castle
- Walking Tour of Oxford
- Visit Brasenose College
- Complimentary packed lunch is included
Tour duration: approximately 10 hours
Head out of London on your tour of the stunning English countryside, kicking off in the Cotswolds. Drive through the sleepy, picture-perfect villages and historic market towns that make this area so famous for its beauty. Take in the rolling hills, sandstone buildings, churches and town halls and you’ll get a real sense for the Oxfordshire countryside and the lush landscape surrounding it.
Just north of the Cotswolds, you’ll stop at the historic Stratford-Upon-Avon, one of the most famous towns in the area for being the birthplace of Shakespeare in the 16th century. This medieval market town in the West Midlands is brimming with heritage from the prolific playwright and visitors can not only see the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre on the banks of the River Avon where his legacy lives on, but walk through the house where the Bard spent his childhood!
The next stop on this tour is none other than Warwick Castle, the medieval castle in Warwickshire. Built on the site of a historic castle, it dates back to 1068 and the years of William the Conqueror. It’s one of the country’s most impressive historic castles and one worth a visit to learn about the country’s fascinating history over the last 1000 years. Learn about the princesses, heroic knights and ghosts in a tour of this old fortress.
On your way back to London you’ll go through the historic university city of Oxford and get to stretch your legs on a fascinating walking tour of the city. Walk over the old cobbled streets, down the winding alleys and pass the famous landmarks and buildings linked to some of the most important intellectuals of all time. See the Bodleian Library and visit the prestigious Brasenose College, founded in 1509.
Estimated arrival time back to London is around 7.00pm. A light lunch is included.
April - Oct: Tue, Thu & Sat
- Departure: 8.30am Golden Tours Visitor Centre (Victoria) - Check-in no later than 8.15am
- Return (approx.): 7:00pm
From 1 April 2017 there will be no pick up transfers from London hotels. Departure will be from: Golden Tours Visitors Centre, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W