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

Overview

Take a day out of your London city break to visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle, traveling to three of England’s most-popular locations. Begin with a tour of Warwick Castle before heading to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace. Then explore Oxford and its university buildings, and drive through the Cotsworlds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Full-day trip from London to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle with a guide
  • Explore medieval Warwick Castle and its gardens (entrance included)
  • Visit Stratford-upon-Avon and see the Tudor-era house where William Shakespeare was born
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford and see the famous university where the likes of Albert Einstein studied
  • Soak up the views on a scenic drive through the picturesque Cotswolds

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This seamless tour includes entry to Warwick Castle and Shakespeare’s Birthplace, plus an Oxford walking tour.
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Expert guide
Entry to Warwick Castle (if option selected)
Entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace (if option selected)
Walking Tour of Oxford
Superior Coach incl. Wifi & USB charging on board
Personal audio headset
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
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 Station, London SW1V 1JT, UK

Finishes near Victoria Statiion

Depart from central London and then travel by luxury coach to Warwick Castle, which dates back to the Middle Ages. See its magnificent ramparts and towers; climb the staircase to the Princess Tower; or head down into the dungeons. You can also stroll through the gardens, where falconry, jousting, and archery take place in the summer.

Next, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon. Here, visit William Shakespeare’s Tudor-era home and make the most of free time to explore independently or have lunch (own expense).

Afterward, head to the famous city of Oxford, known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires.’ On arrival, plug into your provided headset to help you hear your guide’s commentary, and set off on foot to explore time city. See the ivy-strewn, honey-hued university buildings that have inspired generations of scholars, including the likes of Kate Beckinsale and Bill Clinton. Visit Bodleian Library and the famous Christ Church College, which was featured in several 'Harry Potter' movies.

After a break for refreshments (own expense), continue through the beautiful Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Your tour concludes in the evening with drop-off in London.
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
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 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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:  
Bodleian Library
The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 12 million items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library.
Pass By:  
Christ Church
In Christ Church college, you will be visiting one of the University's most prestigious colleges. Founded by Henry VIII in 1532, Christ Church also functions as the UK's smallest cathedral. Its beautiful architecture has seen it featured in movies such as Harry Potter and The Golden Compass, while it has also inspired replicas around the world. The famous dining hall, for example, has been reproduced in Cornell University & the University of Chicago. The dining hall in all Harry Potter movies is modelled on the Christchurch dining hall!
Stop At:  
Bridge of Sighs
Hertford Bridge, often called "the Bridge of Sighs", is a skyway joining two parts of Hertford College over New College Lane in Oxford, England. Its distinctive design makes it a city landmark.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 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.

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

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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  • "If you want to walk high up along the towers at Warwick, do it when you first arrive, since it gets crowded later." See review
  • "Finally, Oxford is a very beautiful town, really worth it." See review
  • "A half hour really isn't enough time to shop either, needed at least another 1/2 hour to not feel rushed." See review

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star-5
Tour was wonderful
Taher_M
, Aug 2022
Guide was very good ,and prefer if attention 2 hours are given in each places and oxford university inside tour of 2 places atleast should be included
star-5
Patricia was our tour...
Norn_K
, Aug 2022
Patricia was our tour guide and Graham was our driver. Patricia was very organized and gave us many interesting facts about what we were seeing and about to see. Graham kept us safe and on time!
star-4
Worth the money
Michael_A
, Aug 2022
Just the one day with 3 places to see, no driving. The tour guide was fun and never stopped talking, although she needs to brush up on her facts occasionally. C.S. LEWIS wrote Narnia, NOT Lewin........(just an example). Coach was excellent, driver smooth and professional, with air conditioning and wi-fi.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your 4* review and also for your suggestions all your feedback has been noted it will be passed on. Thank you for traveling with us. Take care, Evan Evans Team
star-5
London vacation
Alex_M
, Aug 2022
Although it was hard to look for victoria bus station but the trip was awesome, enjoyed the sites I think it would be better to do 2 sites only. But the family had fun
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello Alex_M, Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are so happy to hear you had such a good experience with us. Guest satisfaction is our top priority. We're constantly looking for opportunities to exceed expectations. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Good trip
Claus_C
, Aug 2022
Well organized and professional staff. Perfect timing despite traffic interfering with Commonwealth Games
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Claus_C, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Would do again! Worth it! Enough time!
donna_k
, Aug 2022
I loved the tour. Very friendly and knowledgable guide, Mel. Just enough info and timeline to know what you’re looking at and take it in. Lovely Cotswalds and flowers at Stratford upon Avon
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello, Donna Thanks so much for giving us your take on how we are doing. We're glad that customers like you are having a great experience! We will pass on the kind words to Mel We thank you for the recommendations and we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
The driver, Michael, and...
analcf
, Aug 2022
The driver, Michael, and the guide, Mel, were superb. Everything was on time, the guide was informative and witty. Recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello analcf, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful note. We do our best to keep our customers happy and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Wonderful all encompassing tour
Marcia_R
, Aug 2022
Great tour! Would do again! Godfrey the tour guide and Jordan the driver were great! Oxford has beautiful architecture! Stratford-on-Avon is quaint and interesting, Warwick castle is fascinating!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello Marcia_R, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your tour. Seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us, and we will pass on the compliments over to Godfrey. We cannot wait to welcome you onboard another one of our tours in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
The BEST day of viewing Oxford, Shakespeare's birth place, Warwick castle and the beautiful drive through Cotswold.
Denise_H
, Jul 2022
We had an excellent guide. She gave us all the historical background we wanted to know. She was joyful and kind. She laid out all the expectations for the day. We were not disappointed. We loved our guide.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Denise_H, 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
Our tour guide was very...
Elizabeth_K
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide was very very knowledgeable. Though the drive through the Cotswolds was like a blink and you would miss it. That’s actually the reason why I took this particular tour was the drive through the Cotswolds. So that part was a little disappointing. But everything else was terrific.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Elizabeth, 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-4
Warwick castle was...
sumathi_r
, Jul 2022
Warwick castle was interesting. Need half a day at least to experience, more if with children as lot of activites for them in the outside. The guide could have been a bit more informative (not in history). Like in explaining whats available in the castle or in Stratford. He could have been a bit more informative about where toilets are and when the next stop would be etc. He was particular about keeping up the time, and warned at the start about leaving behind if not on time also mentioning, he does not skip hos sleep. Not encouraging to the holidaymood.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear sumathi, Thank you for providing us with feedback. We apologize that your experience failed to meet your expectations. As a whole, our company strives to provide our customers with the best experience possible. Please know that your experience is not normal, and we have taken steps to ensure that no other customers have the same issue. We would like to hear from you with any additional questions, comments, or concerns. You can contact us on 0207951777 or email us on Reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk We would love the chance to make things right with you and hope you choose to give us a second chance. Sending you our best wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Amazing Experience
Morgan_D
, Jul 2022
Catia, our guide, was INCREDIBLE. We couldn't get over how knowledgeable she was! Everything we did and saw was enhanced by her vast memory for history, dates, and interesting tidbits. If we ever get the opportunity to have her as a guide again, we would absolutely do so. We wished we could have spent more time at each location, but that's the nature of a sight-seeing day tour; there's so much to see and only so much time to see it in. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit these locations!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Morgan, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Pretty good tour made exceptional by Nick, our awesome tour guide!
Joel_W
, Jul 2022
Nick was our tour guide and he was AMAZING. His knowledge of English history is incredible. He's personable, has a great delivery, and even quoted some shakerspeare for us. He really made the tour for us. You don't have enough time to really experience anything other than a walk through the rooms at warwick castle. If you want to see the jousting, tour the dungeon, or whatever, you would be better off going with a full day nat warwick castle. This really just gives you a great preview. Stratford is cool, but small. You get plenty of time here, and can enjoy a simple lunch. In our walking tour of Oxford, Nick again showed his knowledge and understanding of things. He did a great job walking us around and pointing out many interesting things we could look at. You could spend much more time at Oxford as well if you really wanted to get a look at the different colleges. My expectations were low for Oxford, but I came out thrilled that we stopped there. All in all, a great trip and a lot learned thanks to an exemplary tour guide.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Joel, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-4
Nice but rushed day
Amelia_N
, Jul 2022
A great day seeing snippets of different places. Warwick Castle was very rushed, only an hour 20 mins when we could've spent 3+ hours. Stratford upon Avon, we only had 20 mind to get lunch and explore, which also felt rushed. On the other hand, Oxford we toured the University for an hour, which we honestly could've done without. Then we had an hour free time at 4pm (when no one was even hungry where there wasn't much to do except get a snack - as museums were closing etc). Overall, still a good day, but I think more time at Warwick Castle and Stratford Upon Avon and less at Oxford would make this tour perfect.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Amelia, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you had a great day and we appreciate your suggestions about the itinerary, we will certainly take them into account when planning for next season. We hope to see you again soon, Evan Evans Team
star-5
The historical background...
John_L
, Jul 2022
The historical background from our tour guide had the perfect backdrop of quaint places and scenic countryside views.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello John, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful note. We do our best to keep our customers happy and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Best tour guide !
SIEWKHIM_N
, Jul 2022
We were totally immersed in history at Warwick Castle and had the best walking tour experience with Cathia in Stratford Upon Avon and Oxford. The tour were very well-organised by her, and I surely recommend and look forward to travel again with her.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear SIEWK, 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
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great day out
Paola_A
, Jul 2022
The places we visited on this tour were great! I wished we had been able to stay longer at every place
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Paola, Thank you for leaving us feedback. Seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope. While we do agree that we would like to give more time to our guests at each location, it is difficult due to the driving hour legislation, however we do have other tours that cover only two venues in a day which allow more time to explore, please visit our website for more information. We will pass on the kind words over to (Guides Name) and we hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-2
A phone call away from being excellent
Rona_A
, Jul 2022
The tour guide and bus driver was excellent. But the company could have done more to ensure all tour members are back in the bus before leaving a destination. A phone call to those who are not on the bus would not cost much but will go a long way.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Rona, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. As I am sure the guide explained to you on the day, the itinerary schedule is quiet tight, so it is imperative that guests return to their coach at the given time. It is guests' responsibility to ensure they get back to the coach on time or call our Contact Centre if any issue. Our guides would always do their best to wait for latecomers, but there is only a certain amount of time that they can do this for before it impacts the experience of all the other guests that did join the tour on time. If you wish to discuss your experience further, please email us with your booking reference at reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Awesome
Rajiv_S
, Jul 2022
Tour guide was exceptional and very informative.She was courteous and caring. The driver too was very humble and efficient.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Rajiv, Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We hope to see you again on another one of our tours! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Highly recommend this tour!
Nadya_A
, Jul 2022
Really enjoyed the trip. Would highly recommend it. The only thing I would change is to try to add a little more time in Stratford upon Avon to grab a bite. There was confusion with the timing of the booking for the Shakespeare house [I think we got there early] 20 minutes was just not enough time to grab lunch.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Nadya, Thank you for leaving us this fantastic 5* review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team

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