Small group day tour Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford from London

Small Group Tour with a Maximum of 16 Passengers, Guaranteed Departures Year Round, Every Thursday & Sunday

Typical Cotswold Houses

Charming: typical Cotswold houses

Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-on-Avon Tour included highlights

- Entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum

- Panoramic tour of Stratford Upon Avon, including visit to Anne Hathaway's Cottage

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

- Drive through Bourton on the Water, Burford and the charming twins of Upper and Lower Slaughter in the Cotswolds

- Guided walking tour of Oxford

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

- Luxury air conditioned 16 seat purpose built touring bus

- Lecture standard tour guide

- Guaranteed departures, no minimum numbers, maximum 16 people


Days of operation & duration

Runs all year every Thursday and Sunday.

Pickups in London between 7.20am and 8am

The tour returns to London Victoria Train Station by around 6.30pm

Victoria Train Station is one of the largest transport stations in London, with excellent connections to all parts of London and beyond.

Tour itinerary

International Friends Small Group Tour Bus

Small Group Tour Bus

The small bus comes into its own on this tour into the picturesque Cotswold region to the north west of London. With the small bus we can go down country lanes and visit places the big tour buses and crowds are prohibited from. You'll see more of the unspoiled countryside and villages that attract people to the Cotswold region in the first place.

Either side of the Cotswolds we visit two famous towns on the edge of the Cotswolds, Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon, where Shakespeare was born and died .

The small group tour difference

On this tour you will be travelling with no more than 16 other people - guaranteed! Our purpose-built minibuses have large windows, good air circulation and clear PA systems so that your professional guide can escort you comfortably through our wonderful countryside.

The small group size means your guide can offer a more personalised guiding service. So don't hang back, ask your questions and you'll be helping the guide tune their commentaries to the interest of the group on board that day, every group is different!

Another advantage of a small bus is we can go places the big tours cannot and wherever possible we'll head off down a country lane to to show some hidden gem.

Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford on Avon Tour - what to expect

Stratford on Avon

Garden of Shakespeare's Birthplace

Garden: Shakespeare's Birthplace

Our day begins with a visit to Stratford Upon Avon, a charming market town set in the heart of rural England. Known the world over as the birthplace of the great poet William Shakespeare, our tour includes an exclusive visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace. Now a museum, this half-timbered house, where Shakespeare and his brothers and sisters were born and brought up, is furnished in period style, with rare artefacts on display and costumed guides, as well as up to date exhibitions. Shakespeare's Birthplace really does bring to life the extraordinary story of this internationally famous man.


We will also take time to visit the Holy Trinity church where Shakespeare was both baptised and buried.

After a panoramic tour of the town and some free time we continue for a photo stop at Anne Hathaway's cottage, a beautiful timber-framed thatched farmhouse that was Shakespeare's wife's childhood home before travelling south through the stunning Cotswolds.

Stratford - more about

Cotswold Village

Cotswold Village

Bridge of Sighs Oxford

Bridge of Sighs Oxford

The Cotswolds

We meander down country lanes, through villages of honey coloured stone, passing Cotswolds Hills to Stow-on-the-Wold, the charming twins of Upper and Lower Slaughter, Bourton on the Water (otherwise known as Venice of the Cotswolds) and Burford.

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


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

The Cotswolds - more about


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 we depart Oxford and take the short drive 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

Departure details

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The tour makes several pick-ups at key strategic locations through major hotel districts in London


Departures From 1st March 2017

  • 7.20am - Great Russell Street, outside British Museum main entrance (nearest Underground Russell Square)

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

  • 7.45am - Outside Premier Inn, Knaresborough Place, Earls Court (nearest Underground Earls Court)

The tour returns to London Victoria Train Station normally by 7pm


Alternative small group Cotswolds only tour every Saturday

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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