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Small group day tour Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford from London

Small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers, guaranteed departures year round


Holy Trinity Church Stratford on Oxford, Stratford and Cotswolds tour from London

Holy Trinity Church: Shakespeare's church and burial site, Stratford

Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford Upon Avon Tour highlights

  • Entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum

  • Panoramic tour of Stratford Upon Avon, including photo stop at Anne Hathaway's Cottage

  • Lunch stop in Stow-on-the-Wold, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds

  • Explore Cotswolds villages that the big buses cannot get to!
  • Drive through Bourton on the Water and Burford in the Cotswolds

  • Entry to Divinity School, Oxford, masterpiece of English Gothic architecture

  • Guided walking tour of Oxford

  • Luxury air conditioned 16 seat purpose built touring bus

  • Guaranteed departures, no minimum numbers, maximum 16 people

Spires, Shires & Shakespeare

Combine a day trip from London with a visit to the University city of Oxford, with its dreaming spires and secluded cloisters, a chance to see the birthplace of the great writer William Shakespeare and his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and a meander around the country lanes and beautiful villages of the Cotswolds.

 

Small Group Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford on Avon Day Tour From London Ticketing

Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford Upon Avon Tour details

Runs every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday all year round.

Departure times/locations in London

- 7.15am - Great Russell Street, outside British Museum main entrance (nearest Underground Russell Square)

- 7.30am - Outside Hard Rock Hotel (Cumberland Hotel), Marble Arch (nearest Underground Marble Arch)

- 7.45am - Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, Kensington

Return time/location

London Victoria Train Station by around 6.30pm.


Small Group Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford on Avon Day Tour From London Ticketing

Why choose this small group tour?

International Friends Small Group Tour Bus

Small Group Tour Bus

On this small group tour you travel in a small touring bus with a passenger capacity of 16 people. Other “standard” coach tours from London use full size touring coaches with around 50 passengers, and on a few tours over 70.

 

On a small group tour you will receive a personalised guiding service. The driver/guide is able to gauge where the interests of the passengers line, tailoring commentary, sometimes itinerary to those interests And of course you have much better access to the guide to ask questions and be more informed.


Where possible, the tour will venture off the main roads down the country lanes into the countryside where the large tour groups cannot venture.

 

Spires, Shires and Shakespeare - Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford Upon Avon Tour - what to expect

Stratford Upon Avon

Anne Hathaway's house, Stratford

Anne Hathaway's cottage: Shakespeare's wife's home

Your day begins with a visit to Stratford Upon Avon, a charming market town set in the heart of rural England. Your first stop is Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum where Shakespeare and his brothers and sisters were born and brought up.

 

This house is furnished in period style, with rare artefacts on display and costumed guides, as well as up to date exhibitions.

 

Following the museum you will visit the Holy Trinity church where Shakespeare was both baptised and buried.


A panoramic tour of the town gives you a good overview of Stratford with some free time before you continue for a photo stop at Anne Hathaway's cottage. This is a beautiful timber-framed thatched farmhouse that was Shakespeare's wife's childhood home.

Stratford - more about

Cotswold Village

Cotswold Village: with famous honey coloured stone

 

The Cotswolds

Back on your tour bus, you head on down country lanes, through villages of honey coloured stone, passing Cotswolds Hills to Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton on the Water (otherwise known as Venice of the Cotswolds) and Burford.


It is in Stow-on-the-Wold, a beautiful and impressive market town in the Cotswolds where you stop for lunch. You will see the attractive Market Square, a bygone of the town's former importance for its annual wool fairs.

 

After your Cotswolds village drive you then we set off to Oxford, the home of oldest English speaking University in the world.

The Cotswolds - more about


Oxford

Bridge of Sighs Oxford

Oxford: Radcliffe Camera

From the Cotswolds your journey to Oxford takes just thirty minutes. Your visit begins with a guided walking tour amongst the cloisters and quadrangles of Britain's oldest University, founded in 1167 when King Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.


Our guided walking tour will take you into the heart of this land of hallowed academia, to the Bodleian Library, to the Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre, Harry Potter film locations and University buildings.


Entry is included to the Divinity School, built in 1488 for the teaching of theology. This splendid room is the University's earliest purpose built teaching room, and its first examination hall.


After the guided tour there will be some free time to enjoy the city, before you depart Oxford and drive back to London.

Oxford - more about

 

Prices & tour reservations

Prices displayed on the banner link are the current prices for this tour. Sometimes on special occasions there may be slight changes to the tour, dates or price so do check on the booking page linked below.

 

Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation. The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour, there are no paper tickets.


On the tour detail page from the link below, there is a date drop-down at the top right of the page, which depicts which dates still have availability. By selecting your required date you start the reservation process. Once we list a date for operation it is guaranteed to run, there are no minimum numbers.


Small Group Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford on Avon Day Tour From London Ticketing

 

Alternative small group Cotswolds only tour every Saturday April-October

If your main interest is in the Cotswolds, then there is a weekly version of the Oxford, Cotswolds and Stratford tour spending all day in the Cotswolds without visiting Oxford or Stratford, giving you time to sample a further selection of Cotswold villages and landscapes.


Small Group In Depth Cotswolds Day Tour From London Ticketing

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Stonehenge Morning Or Afternoon Half Day Tour- £52

Stonehenge & London Day Tour (Apr-Oct only) - £61

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Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (inc Lunch, no adm Roman Baths) - £114

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (no Lunch, inc adm Roman Baths) - £103

Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury - £101

Windsor & Bath Day Tour - from £79

Windsor, Bath & Stonehenge (Small Group - Max 16 people) - £149

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge admission only) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £74

Stonehenge & Bath (Stonehenge & Baths adm) - 3.5 hrs in Bath - £89

Stonehenge & Windsor (featuring extended time at Windsor) - £95

Stonehenge & Avebury - £109

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £106

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £99

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury (Small Group) - £149

Bath, Stonehenge, Lacock & Avebury (Small Group) - £149

Visiting Cotswolds and/or Oxford and/or Stratford and/or Warwick

Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle - £99

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford (Small Group) -£149

Stratford & Cotswolds (inc Anne Hathaway’s) - £89

Shakespeare’s Stratford–upon–Avon - £57-75 (no admissions incl)

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch - £96

In-depth Cotswolds Only Tour + Lunch (Small Group) - £149

Blenheim Palace, Downton Abbey Village & Cotswolds Tour - £65

Stratford, Cotswolds, Bath & Stonehenge - £99

Windsor, Stonehenge & Oxford - £106

Oxford & Cambridge Tour (May-Sep only) - £101

Downton Abbey & Blenheim Palace (Small Group) - £149

Visiting Canterbury, Leeds Castle & Dover

Leeds Castle, Dover & Canterbury with river cruise - £99

Canterbury, Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Kent villages (Small Group Apr - Oct) - £94

Dover Castle, White Cliffs & Canterbury - £99

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Day Trip to Edinburgh - from £199

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2-Day Edinburgh - from £312

3-Day Edinburgh & Scotland Weekend - from £339

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