OXFORD, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON & COTSWOLDS DISCOVERY. SHAKESPEARE AND SPIRES!

Join us on this great tour, to visit the charming market town of Straford-Upon-Avon with its historic Tudor buildings. We also discover the beauty of the Cotswolds – an official English area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy a stop in one of the most beautiful regions in England! We also spend time in Oxford, with a chance to see the famous buildings of this world-famous university city! An essential day trip from London!

AMAZING PRICE: £60! GREAT VALUE!!

 

Departure points: (please choose one on booking form)

Victoria: Depart 7.40am – 5 mins walk from train station – outside Noura Restaurant 16 Hobart Place SW1W oHH

Gloucester Road: Depart 7.45am – opposite station – outside Stanhope Arms 97 Gloucester Road SW7 4SS

Please check-in 10 minutes before departure

Our tours are back by about 6.30pm.  We drop off at HAMMERSMITH station with fast access to all parts of London.  Hammersmith is a vibrant area with  restaurants, bars and entertainment nearby.

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STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

We enjoy a visit to Stratford Upon Avon. You will have 90 minutes to explore this charming town, and our guide will show you around, and point out all the best sites to see.  Tudor buildings from the time of Shakespeare give the town a unique atmosphere.   You can choose to enjoy a pleasant River Walk along the River Avon, or you may wish to visit Shakespeare’s grave in the Holy Trinity church, or consider a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace or Schoolhouse.

Stratford-Upon-Avon is the gateway town to the North of the Cotswolds, and serves as perfect introduction to one of the most beautiful regions in England.  There are many lovely unique shops to explore, or get a cream tea in one of the charming little cafe’s.  The charm of this unique town takes you back in time, and we will make sure you enjoy your visit.

COTSWOLDS

We take a drive through England’s most famous countryside, the Cotswolds, admiring the breathtaking scenery on the way. Enjoy views of the beautiful countryside and charming villages along the drive. This area is protected as an area of outstanding natural beauty. You will love the views of this stunning English countryside. You will see many typical villages and views of the landscape.

We will stop for photos and a stroll at Bibury, our favourite Cotswolds village!  William Morris described Bibury as “the most beautiful village in England” and it is easy to see why!  You will be amazed by it’s beauty.

Our guides are hand-picked for their knowledge and friendliness. On the journey the tour is fully guided, and we will share stories and folklore from the region with you. You may be surprised by some of the secrets of the Cotswolds region. All our groups agree, that the magical Cotswolds area is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Oxford

Onward to Oxford, where we will give you at least 2 hours to enjoy the most famous university city in the world. On our journey towards Oxford, your guide will be telling you the best places to see. A walk among the beautiful buildings of Oxford will leave you inspired.  Your guide will offer a walking tour among the beautiful ancient buildings of the University, and point out some nice colleges to visit.  Oxford is known as the City of Dreaming Spires, and you understand why as you admire the architecture.

We will choose a walking route which will allow you to see some of the most famous places of interest in the city, including the Bridge of Sighs, Christchurch Cathedral, Bodleian Library Radcliffe Camera and the many impressive college buildings.  Your guide will tell you of the connection between Oxford and Alice in Wonderland, and also its association with Harry Potter.  Consider visiting the amazing Ashmolean Museum which has unique art and archaeology, and it is free to visit!  There are many great places to eat or drink, maybe even have a drink in the local haunted pub, much loved by scholars and academics alike.