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Warwick Castle, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip from London
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icon10 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Absorb the majesty of England’s historical and cultural treasures on a customizable full-day tour of Warwick Castle, Oxford, the Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, delve into the rich history of ancient landmarks like Warwick Castle; get acquainted with Shakespeare’s hometown in Stratford-upon-Avon; absorb the natural splendor of the Cotswolds; and see the prestigious university buildings of Oxford. Relish the flexibility of this tour by customizing the day according to your interests. Upgrade to include entrance fees, or enjoy the flexibility of deciding on the day which attractions you'd like to visit.
  • Explore Warwick Castle, the Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon on a full day tour from London
  • Customize your itinerary with flexible tour options at Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Upgrade to a tour of Warwick Castle, including the dungeons and gardens
  • Opt to visit Shakespeare's childhood home at Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Escorted by a knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Upgrade to include entrance fees or decide on the day which attractions you'd like to visit

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This flexible, budget-friendly tour lets you pick between free walking tours or ticketed entry at the sites.
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Expert guide
Superior Coach incl. Wifi & USB charging on board
Entry to Warwick Castle (if option selected)
Entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace, if option selected
Personal Audio Headset
Entrance tickets, if option selected
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
We do not stop in the Cotswolds
Victoria Coach Station , Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

Departs from Victoria Coach Station Gate 1 - 5. Tour departs 8:30am. Boarding 8:00am. Nearest Station: Victoria

8:30 AM
Victoria Station , Victoria St, London SW1E 5ND, UK

Finishes near Victoria Station

After pickup from a centrally located spot in London, pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones and relax during the scenic journey to Warwick in a luxury coach. Listen as your knowledgeable guide offers illuminating commentary on the rich heritage of Warwick Castle; hear gruesome tales of torture in the castle’s dungeons and marvel at the fortification’s ancient origin.

On arrival, opt to purchase an entrance ticket to the castle in order to enjoy an enriching guided tour of the 1,000-year-old fortress’s interior. Alternatively, enhance your experience of the city center on a free guided walking tour of the well-preserved monuments and antique landmarks of Warwick.

Next, head to Stratford-on-Avon to discover the birthplace of the pioneering playwright, William Shakespeare. Either stroll through the beautiful market town independently or choose to visit Shakespeare’s quaint half-timbered home and delve into his childhood.

After enriching your literary knowledge, return to the coach and travel to Oxford, a blissfully beautiful city replete with grand university buildings and charming waterways. Discover which prominent intellectual figures attended the prestigious Oxford University and then embark on a tour of the city’s cobbled streets and picture-perfect college courtyards.

Finally, admire the abundance of natural beauty in the Cotswolds, a region replete with rolling hills and quintessential English villages. Listen to legends and legacies surrounding the area's rich heritage and then relax during the return journey to London, where the tour concludes.

Please note, entrance fees are not included, but can be purchased from your guide on tour, or select the option to include admission tickets when booking. Please see the Itinerary section for prices.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Warwick Castle
Over a thousand years of history are waiting to be discovered at this fantastic medieval castle. Set against the River Avon within 64 acres of landscaped parkland, this beautiful castle once belonged to the most powerful man in England, The Earl of Warwick. Learn how the 'Kingmaker' was the only man who dared defy the King, and how he defeated the armies of King Edward IV in battle before taking the King himself as a prisoner. Explore the lavishly decorated State Rooms and 17th-century Great Hall; a room boasting an impressive collection of artefacts including suits of armour and medieval weapons. In the castle's 14th-century gaol, the original dungeon, see graffiti left behind by prisoners hundreds of years ago. How many names can you spot?
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Shakespeare's Birthplace
This ancient market town is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, widely regarded to be the greatest writer in English literature and the world's greatest ever dramatist. You'll visit the 16th-century half-timbered house where Shakespeare was born in 1564 and grew up. Enjoy a fascinating insight into tales of his family life and admire rare artefacts on displays from the Shakespeare Trust's world-class collections.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Cotswolds
Covering almost 800 square miles and no fewer than five English counties, the Cotswolds are the single largest designated Area of Natural Beauty in the UK. Get your cameras at the ready as we drive through the unremittingly pretty countryside on our way to our next destination. Please note that we do not stop any of villages in the Cotswolds.
Pass By:  
Oxford
Our final stop, also known as 'The City of Dreaming Spires', is the UK's most famous university town and home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Oxford. Enjoy a walking tour through the city with your expert guide, who will bring the charm and history of this incredible city to life. Oxford is the only place in the country where you will find examples of every architectural period going as far back as Saxon times. Little surprise, then, that this beautiful city has been the filming location for countless movies and TV series over the years, including the Harry Potter film series. As you wander its cobbled streets with your guide, you will see sights including Bridge of Sighs, Trinity College, the Ashmolean Museum and The Sheldonian Theatre.
Stop At:  
Stratford-upon-Avon
This picturesque market town is most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, widely regarded to be the greatest writer in English literature and the world's preeminent dramatist. Here, you'll visit the 16th-century half-timbered house where Shakespeare was born in 1564 and grew up. Enjoy a fascinating insight into tales of his family life and admire rare artefacts on displays from the Shakespeare Trust's world-class collections.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Evan Evans Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Warwick Castle, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom 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
See all safety measures taken by Warwick Castle, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip from London.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Warwick Castle, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip from London?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Warwick Castle, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip from London.
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What is the social distancing policy during Warwick Castle, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip from London?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Warwick Castle, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip from London?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Warwick Castle, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip from London.

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star-5
A day in the country
Chris_L
, Jun 2022
Warwick Castle and Stratfird Upon Avon were the highlights. Simon, our guide was absolutely fantastic and so knowledgeable. Paul, our driver did a great job. Overall a lovely day in the country.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Chris, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. We are glad that our team did a great job. We work very hard to ensure that our customers get outstanding service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your recent visit. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
See you in the castle
john_c
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was fantastic God free able to leave us his name and Gregory was the bus driver to the fantastic job they kept us on schedule gave us great stories and great history from where we were at I would definitely recommend this trip
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello John, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We work hard to offer high-quality service to every guest, and it makes us happy to see you had a wonderful experience with us. We will share this feedback with Godfrey and Gregory so they get the recognition that they deserve. They will be delighted to hear your feedback. We hope to see you again soon on another one of our tours. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-3
The pace was too swift...
Pat_O
, Jun 2022
The pace was too swift for us. We are seniors and one of us has low vision issues. As well, the information shared by the guide was educational but somehow the delivery of the iodide not make it interesting to us.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Pat, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that you feel the pace was too swift. This tour visits three locations in one day, so the schedule is tight, but we do offer other tours with allow for a more leisurely visit (for example our tour to Stonehenge & Bath). Should you wish to travel with us again in the future we would be more than happy to recommend some of them to you. Thank you again and we send you our very best wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Perfectly organized brilliant trip!
Ksenia_P
, Jun 2022
It was an absolutely brilliant trip! Our guide Peter gave us capsule information peppered with splendid wits, thanks to him this day was marvellous! Everything was perfectly organized.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Ksenia, We would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing it with the rest of the community. Our team works very hard to provide the best service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your visit to our establishment. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-2
Not a very well thought-out tour programme
poulomi_b
, Jun 2022
It was not a well planned trip because of the following reasons, 1. Warwick Castle- we paid a significant entry fee, however was allocated only 1.5 hr for visiting the castle and the shows. We missed a number of shows. What could have been a bit more helpful if the tour was focused on only the castle with a reduced entry fee (excluding the shows)- sort of a bespoke arrangement by the tour organisers . 2. Cotswold pass by: when we booked the trip, it was mentioned Cotswold pass by (no stop) in the title, however Viator tried to become politically correct when they removed “Cotswold” from the title before deducting the money- very well thought-out scheme but if you think from the customers perspective - this is cheeky(doesn’t leave a good impression at the end). This scheme made complete sense when the tour bus travelled minimum 60-70 km/hr showing some green fields and not even giving us opportunities to take photos. Everything was so random. We have taken multiple tours in Scotland, Lake District through Viator- and this tour left us the worst impression.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Poulomi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We offer the possibility to purchase this tour with our without entrances to cater for all requirements. From our records we can see that you purchased this tour without entrances. In the future you might want to consider including entrances at booking stage. Indeed as per tour description, this tour only includes a drive through the Cotswolds with no stops. If you would like to explore more, you could book our "Villages of the Cotswolds" Small Group Tour which stops at three different locations. If you wish to discuss your experience any further, please feel free to contact us at reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-3
Oxford tour so boring it’s a waste of time and money
Rosita_M
, Jun 2022
It’s a boring tour and the tour did not even bring us to Cotswold that I wanted to visit that’s why I book this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Rosita, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment and we apologize that our service did not meet your expectations. The Cotswolds part of the tour is a drive by only, we do apologise if this was not clear upon making the booking. As you can see based on our overall review rating, we put customer service first and strive to always provide a 5-star customer experience. Please allow us another opportunity to show you a more enjoyable and pleasant experience. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Lots of fun, but be...
Patricia_S
, Jun 2022
Lots of fun, but be warned a long day. Warwick cake was amazing! Nicholas, our guide, gave great advice not only for things to do in free time, but also in London after the day. Also, he was very knowledgeable about history and language.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Patricia, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful 5* review! We are glad that the team has managed to meet your needs and was able to offer you the service you expected. We will pass on the kind words over to Nicholas, he will be delighted to know he was able to make the day a memorable one for you. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
My son and I loved the...
Roshni_J
, Nov 2021
My son and I loved the tour. Totally worth it. It is a must visit when you are in UK. The coach was comfortable and I must mention about the guide and the driver who were wonderful throughout the tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hello Roshni, Thank you for the 5* review! We are happy to see that you had a memorable experience with us. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, that is why we take pride in providing a clean and comfortable space for all of our guests so our team appreciates that you noticed. We hope to see you again soon on another one of our tours. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Everything
Waheguru_S
, Mar 2020
Godfrey was great and loved the tour. It was relaxing and a lot of history. I got lucky since there were not that many people
star-4
Review
Priya_S
, Mar 2020
I just loved the tour guide. She was so active and had enough knowledge about the places. I just wish if you could have stopped at cotswold for few minutes just for pictures. Overall it was good.
star-5
PRESENTATION
Maureen_C
, Dec 2019
I felt both husband and fhought very knowledgeable especially on the areas we visited. Under stood our accent as well . Had no trouble with driver and guide , very helpfull
star-5
Excellent
adrianabarclay
, Nov 2019
Catia and driver Mike made this experience awesome! Catia is so knowledgeable of the history surrounding the places and she shared it with us I’ve learned so much on this tour. Definitely recommend it.
star-4
Great Tour on 8/9/2019
Heidi S
, Aug 2019
Our guide Rowan? was very knowledgeable and you could tell she loves her job. She glows with excitement.
star-3
Okay but not amazing
Stephanie_P
, Jul 2019
The tour was quite rushed and it doesn't actually stop through the Cotswolds like I expected. You just drive through a small section of it and don't really get to see much of it at all. The tour guide was lovely but for the few hours that you do spend it certain cities, it's not well organised. Normally a fan of organised day trips but this one was a bit of a letdown for me.
star-2
Misleading Title!!
Cynthia_W
, Jun 2019
I enjoyed visiting the sites at Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. However, I am very disappointed the coach that there was no stop, only drove through the Cotswolds (I finally found that it has mentioned very subtle on the tour itinerary). I may suggest the tour organiser should delete it as to avoid any misunderstanding. Finally the tour guide spent very long time for each site in Oxford, perhaps she needed to take care of two languages in a tour.
star-4
Experience about the tour
TAPAS_G
, Jun 2019
To be specific - Time allowed for every tourist place Is enough. Bus is very comfortabl. Mr.Guide is Good , witty and comfortabl. But,Cotswold village is not at all seen or felt by me,which i have wished for as pet the itinerar. Overall goo.
star-4
Impassive journey
bjrayan
, Apr 2019
One of the most impassive and unforgettable day tour, a guide all the time shown her professional knowledge on the trip and a coach drive keep a safety manner as well.
star-5
Fantastic
Vicky_D
, Mar 2019
The best day out with the best tour leader Nicklas. Informative..amusing and interesting. Fantastic day out. You won't be disappointed.
star-5
very nice tour the guide Oliver...
Yoram_E
, Apr 2018
very nice tour the guide Oliver Simmons was the best of the best very good bus. higly recomend
star-4
Our tour guide was funny, lovely and...
Rachel T
, Jan 2018
Our tour guide was funny, lovely and her knowledge about history was beyond! It was very nice listening to her talk about those places. My friend and I only wish we had more time in Oxford, we only did a quik tour of the outsides of some buildings of Oxford university. Warwick castle is beautiful from the outside, but inside is not really authentic, it's more for kids, as they are a lot of reconstitutions. Stratford was great we had lunch there, there is more time there to explore a bit if you're not going into Shakespeare's house! Lovely cafes and shops! Overall a great day out of London!

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