Shared Tour: Oxford, Stratford, Warwick Castle & the Cotswolds
Warwick Castle: This is, quite simply, the greatest medieval castle in Britain. With a history that dates back over 1,000 years, Warwick Castle will take you back in time to a world of sumptuous banquets, bloody battles and royal splendor. Enter over the footbridge and explore the castles ramparts, towers and gardens. The castle really brings history to life. Visit the waxwork displays of Madame Tussauds, where you can watch and hear the Earl of Warwick's preparations for battle. Feeling brave? Then take a look at the ghostly dungeons where prisoners were tortured. Alternatively, relax with a stroll through the castles beautiful gardens.
Oxford and the Cotswolds: Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, boasts one of the world's greatest and oldest universities, as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe. The colleges themselves, which make up the university, are amongst the architectural highlights, their ivy-clad stone walls protecting beautiful chapels, halls and libraries. We enjoy a walking tour through the city. On the way to the remarkable city we will also enjoy a short drive through the scenic Cotswolds.
Stratford-Upon-Avon: The birthplace of William Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language and home to the theaters of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford is a charming market town set in the heart of rural England. A delightful river winds its way through the town, past the beautiful Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare lies buried. There are some wonderful half-wooden buildings that date back to Shakespeare's time, including the famous cottage of Anne Hathaway, who married the great writer in 1582.
(food/drink not included.) The tour includes entrance to Shakespeare's School for a tour before it opens to the public and a school lesson.
This tour is provided on a reserved basis prior to departure. Passengers must contact the local sightseeing company upon arrival to reconfirm their tour.
Approximately 11 hours
If pre-arranged, courtesy morning pickups are offered from many hotels through March 2017. Beginning April 1, 2017 hotel pickups will no longer be available so you will need to make your own way to Victoria Coach Station for this tour.
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Central location or a convenient tube stop
7:45AM Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays only (November-December and March); Thursdays, Saturdays only (January-February); Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays (April-October)
Group Size:Maximum 50 people
Transportation to/from hotel, gratuities
No tour January 1, December 24, 25 or 26.
The order of the tour is subject to change.