Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds and Warwick Castle
- Visit the medieval Warwick Castle and explore the State Rooms, maze & more
- Soak in picturesque sights of the thatched-roofed cottages in the Cotswolds
- Follow in the Bard’s footsteps by visiting Shakespeare’s childhood home
- Discover Oxford with a walking tour
What's Included: What's Excluded:
- Cancel bookings up to 24 hours before travel to receive a full refund.
- You must show your e-ticket to gain entry to this tour.
- *During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used.
- Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day. To see our health and safety policy, click here.
Covering an area of 800 square miles and running through five counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire), the Cotswolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) famous for its honey-coloured stone and rolling hills. As you drive through, you will see quintessential English countryside as well as picturesque chocolate box villages and lively market towns dotting the landscape as far as the eye can see.
Get to grips with everything medieval at the fabulously interactive Warwick Castle! Enjoy a character greeting experience as you arrive to the magnificent castle. Dressed in periodic costume, the guide will introduce you to Warwick Castle before sending you off on your adventure.
Built by William the Conqueror, the fortress dates back to 1068 and still gives a thoroughly authentic medieval experience in the 21st century. Feel the weight of a sword and become a knight, see the State Dining Room, decked out for a Victorian dinner party, or venture inside Warwick Castle Dungeons to learn about the gruesome 300-year-old local history. There are a host of attractions, live shows and entertainment for all the family and friends.
Stratford-Upon-Avon & Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Set on the banks of the River Avon, Stratford-Upon-Avon is a beautiful market town in the Warwickshire countryside. Steeped in culture and history, it is known for being the birthplace and home of renowned English poet, playwright and actor, William Shakespeare. Walk through the house he grew up in and uncover tales of the Shakespeare family life as well as original objects including cooking pots, an oak cradle, boarded chest and more.
Walking Tour of Oxford
Oxford is famous for being home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world – countless bright young things have wandered the town’s cobbled streets over the years! During this guided walking tour, you will see the stunning Bodleian Library and furtively discover unspoilt narrow alleyways, ancient squares and towering spires. See the 13th century University Church of St Mary the Virgin. Soak in spectacular sights of the unique baroque design and architecture as you explore the centre of the University of Oxford.
After visiting Oxford, you will leave the university city and return to London.
Estimated arrival time back to London is around 7.00pm.
Departure point: Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SR
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Directions from Victoria Station to Bulleid Way: Exit Victoria Station via the Buckingham Palace Road Entrance, to the right of the Gatwick Express platforms. Turn left and walk down Buckingham Palace Road until you reach the first main junction. When it’s safe to do so, cross the road at the traffic lights and turn left. Walk around 20 yards, before turning right into Bulleid Way. Your coach will NOT depart from Victoria Coach Station.
Return Point: Golden Tours Visitors Centre, Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH
Due to a legal working hour’s restriction for drivers, if your tour arrives back into London after 7:45pm, you will be dropped off at Gloucester Road Underground Station, not Victoria. Your driver will drop you off within a couple of minutes’ walk to Gloucester Road Underground Station. Gloucester Road is in Zone 1 and is three stops on the Circle or District Lines to Victoria. The Piccadilly Line also runs through Gloucester Road, where it is only 5 stops to Piccadilly Circus.
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