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

Spires, Shires & Shakespeare

Oxford, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, and the stunning Cotswolds countryside can all be enjoyed on this day tour from London.

In Stratford you can soak up the ambience of this remarkable Tudor town, with a visit to Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum, plus see Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway's house.

As you journey towards the dreaming spires and secluded cloisters of Oxford, you'll travel along narrow country lanes seeing exquisite famous Cotswolds places such as Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and a lunch stop in the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold.

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Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford Upon Avon highlights and tour details

Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum, Stratford
Go inside Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • 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

  • Fully refundable and amendable up until 7 days before travel

Tour details

Runs every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday all year round.


8am - Central London (3 departure points)


6.30pm - London Victoria Train Station

Stratford, Blenheim, Cotswolds & Oxford, 3-day tour from London


Oxford, Stratford  & Cotswolds day tour from London

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford day tour from London

• Adult from £164 • Child (3-15 years) from £144

• Small group max 16 ppl • Admission Shakespeare's Birthplace • Admission Divinity School Oxford • Walking tour Oxford • Explore Cotswold villages • Professional guide

Shakespeare's Stratford Upon Avon

Anne Hathaway's house, Stratford
Anne Hathaway's house, Stratford

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


The Cotswolds - lunch stop

The Cotswolds Stow on the Wold
Stow on the Wold for lunch

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 you will then set off to Oxford, the home of oldest English speaking University in the world.

The Cotswolds - more about

The spires of Oxford

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford skyline
Radcliffe Camera, Oxford skyline

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. This 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

Why choose a 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.

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.

Alternative small group Cotswolds only tour every Saturday

Cotswolds, Country Pub Lunch & Blenheim Palace

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.

Available April-October.



In-depth Cotswolds tour with Blenheim Palace from London

Cotswolds and lunch with Blenheim Palace, guided day tour from London

• Adult from £164 • Child (3-15 years) from £144

• Visits to Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Bibury and Stow-on-the Wold • Entry to Blenheim Palace & Gardens • Lunch with drink included • Professional guide • Small group day trip - maximum 16 people per tour • Luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi



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