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Visit some of England's top sights on this full-day trip to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle from London. Head to Stratford-upon-Avon for a private tour of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom before it opens to the public. Continue to Warwick Castle, Britain’s greatest medieval fortress. Soak up its colorful history brought alive by actors, Madame Tussauds' waxworks, and special effects, as you explore independently. Then travel to Oxford for a walking tour of highlights including its ivy-clad university colleges, libraries, and chapels.
  • Day trip from London to Warwick Castle, Stratford and Oxford
  • Enjoy a full day of sightseeing around England's beautiful countryside and historical towns
  • In Oxford, enjoy a walking tour and see the famous university colleges
  • See Shakespeare's birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Take a private tour of Shakespeare's Schoolroom before it opens to the public
  • Explore medieval Warwick Castle independently
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Private tour of Shakespeare's Schoolroom (not included between October - March)
Entrance to Warwick Castle
Walking tour of Oxford and drive through the Cotswolds
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned coach with Free Wi-Fi on board
Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Departure Point

London SW1W 9RH, UK

Located on 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9TP, approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Tour departs at Gate 19 - 20 at 8:15am (Boarding starts at 8am)

Departure Time

8:15 AM

Return Details

Gloucester Road Station, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
Depart Victoria Station by comfortable, air-conditioned coach, and travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, where William Shakespeare, England’s greatest playwright, was born in 1564. Head to Shakespeare's Schoolroom, attended by Shakespeare in the 1570s, and take a private tour before it opens to the general public, including a lesson in the schoolroom.

Afterward, take some free time to explore this charming market town, famous for its half-timbered buildings and the theaters of the hallowed Royal Shakespeare Company. Perhaps take in the views of the pretty Avon River as its snakes past Holy Trinity church, the burial place of Shakespeare, and if you wish, visit other history-steeped sites such as Shakespeare’s childhood home or school.

Have lunch (own expense) at your choice of the town's many cafes and restaurants, and then drive on to Warwick, home to Warwick Castle. Dating to the 11th century, this magnificent fortress is Britain’s greatest medieval castle and will instantly transport you back to a world of royal jousts, bloody battles and fire-lit banquets. 

Head inside, and after an introduction to the castle’s history, enjoy ample time to explore on your own. Stroll around the towers and ramparts, and experience the eerie dungeons and chambers where history is brought to life with actors, special effects and waxworks from the famous Madame Tussauds. Be sure to visit other areas of the building such as the lavish State Rooms and impressive Great Hall, once the heart of castle life, and where the nobility ate, drank and slept.

Continue north to Oxford, one of England’s most beautiful cities and home to one of the world’s oldest and most renowned universities.

On arrival, take a walking tour to admire the architectural and historical highlights of this glorious university city. Stroll around the honey-colored streets and passageways, and learn about the university’s famous colleges as you behold their ivy-bedecked walls, courtyards, chapels and libraries.

Afterward, reconvene with your guide and relax on your coach ride back to central London, where your tour concludes.
Stop At:  
Warwick Castle
Visit the greatest medieval castle in Britain
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Holy Trinity Church
Visit Shakespeare's Church, a burial of William Shakespeare.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Take a photo stop outside Shakespeare's Birthplace
Stop At:  
Premium Tours - London Tours
Tour operated by Premium Tours
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
Visit the school Shakespeare's studied once and take part in a tudor lesson, write with a quill and ink, witness the rare medieval wall paintings and much more.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Ashmolean Museum
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford is the world's first university museum.
Pass By:  
University of Oxford
Enjoy a walking tour of a city of Oxford, revolves around its prestigious university, established in the 12th century. Its nickname is 'City of Dreaming Spires'.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Shakespeare's Schoolroom will not be included between October - March
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Premium Tours

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  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

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Andrew and malcolm/warwick, cotswoldsand oxford
, Jan 2020
Andrew our guide was knowledgeable about British history and his delivery of information was entertaining. Malcolm (the driver) was also very funny and pleasant. Great day!
Nice trip
, Dec 2019
Very good trip. In my opinion, the only thing that might be improved is the time spent at warwick castle. I think it should be little bit shorter to have some time in oxford before getting dark.
Good tour, but Warwick was unnec5
Allison K
, Oct 2019
We absolutely LOVED Stratford and enjoyed Oxford, but would have much rather had more time there than to go to Warwick. If Warwick must be a stop, then it could be shorter, you dont need more than an hour. Also wish there was more clear info on how much time you get in Stratford with the school lesson and lunch. Turns out the tour that doesn't include the schoolroom visit was on the same trip and just had more time to wander. Really wanted to see Stratford and the description made it sound like we would have time to explore, but it was really limited, We might have chosen the other option had we known it was the same trip. Guide was very friendly but didn't guide much except on the bus and then for a short bit in Oxford.
History Coming Alive
, May 2019
Our guide on this tour was wonderful. At Stratford-upon-Avon we went to the school which William Shakespeare attended. It was an interactive tour and the headmaster, in period garb, was there to tell us what school was like at that time and we participated in a lesson. Oxford was amazing and we happened to be there on graduation day which was wonderful. Warwick Castle was interesting, but very commercial.
Oxford, Warwick Castle, Stratford
, Mar 2019
We had Richard as our guide, he was excellent. This is an all day trip leaving London at 7:45 am and returning around 7 pm. The only negative comment was the meeting area at Victoria Coach Station. Extremely crowded and busy with multiple tours leaving around the same time
Very good--excellent guide
Sarah V
, Mar 2019
This was a great way to see a few sights outside of London. Everything was well planned and comfortable and we had access to interesting sites--from Shakespeare's birthplace, school, to Warwick castle and then Oxford. The hardest part was finding the right spot to catch the coach at 7:30am--and it was a bit chaotic at the station, but after that, it was smooth. Our guide could not have been more pleasant, informed, and British. A very good combination.
I am a huge Shakespear fan and I...
, Aug 2018
I am a huge Shakespear fan and I loved this trip! But the other places were also well worth the price. Each location was different and had something interesting to see and do.
Oxford University was a nice town...
, Jun 2018
Oxford University was a nice town and we walked around the campus. Stratford-upon-Avon was a lovely Shakespeare town. We weren't able to see Warwick Castle but we went elsewhere we just didn't have time at the other castle to really enjoy it. For a quick overview though, this is a good tour.
Best guide ever! He was so...
, May 2018
Best guide ever! He was so knowledgeable and personable. We loved the tour!!!
The tour was spot on with everything...
, Mar 2018
The tour was spot on with everything that was stated in the online booking information. I loved the guide who was very tongue in cheek with his commentaries. Great job!

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