3-Day Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds & Oxford Small-Group Tour from London

3-Day Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds & Oxford Small-Group Tour from London

The thick-walled castles inspired Shakespeare’s battle-torn tales. The narrow cobbled lanes kindled his love stories’ twists and turns. And the deep, green valleys encouraged him to write about monsters, myths, and magic.

On this adventure, we take you through the landscapes that sparked his imagination and his inspirational hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon.

But this tour isn’t just about the famous playwright.

You find yourself a little tipsy as you sample a local beer in a small brewery. You feel princely as you walk through the ancient hallways of Blenheim Palace. And you become snap-happy as you wander over the trickling rivers and peaceful hills of the Cotswolds.

Learn about Shakespeare’s inspirations and discover England’s most famous landmarks on this three-day small group tour from London. 
* Duration: 3 days
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




The thick-walled castles inspired Shakespeare’s battle-torn tales. The narrow cobbled lanes kindled his love stories’ twists and turns. And the deep, green valleys encouraged him to write about monsters, myths, and magic.

On this adventure, we take you through the landscapes that sparked his imagination and his inspirational hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon.

But this tour isn’t just about the famous playwright.

You find yourself a little tipsy as you sample a local beer in a small brewery. You feel princely as you walk through the ancient hallways of Blenheim Palace. And you become snap-happy as you wander over the trickling rivers and peaceful hills of the Cotswolds.

Learn about Shakespeare’s inspirations and discover England’s most famous landmarks on this three-day small group tour from London. 

Itinerary

Day 1: London – Blenheim Palace – Rollright Stones – Stratford upon Avon

Pass By: Rabbie’s, Bulleid way Greenline Coach Terminal, London SW1W 9SH England
Check-in at least 15 mins in advance, at Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal and meet your driver guide for this 3-day tour.

Stop At: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP England
Architects argue over the merits of this one-of-a-kind Baroque building. But we simply think it’s stunning.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Rollright Stones, Rollright, Chipping Norton England
These are an ancient complex of Neolithic and bronze age monuments that sit on the crest of the Cotswold Hills. This magnificent site marks the borderlands between the great counties of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: You stay two nights in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Day 2: Stratford-upon-Avon – Warwick Castle

Stop At: Warwick Castle, Castle Lane, Warwick CV34 4QU England
You travel to Warwick Castle, one of England’s best preserved medieval castles. Dating back to the time of William the Conqueror, Warwick Castle is often named as one of the best historic monuments in Britain. This 1,000-year-old castle takes you back in time to the marvels of the Medieval Ages.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England
In the early afternoon, you return to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace and home of the playwright, William Shakespeare.

You now have a chance to explore the places that shaped the life of Shakespeare. Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, the Tudor thatched cottage and gardens of his wife, or Mary Arden’s farm where Shakespeare’s mother once lived.

You can also explore the narrow streets of this medieval market town, visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, or take stroll along the banks of the River Avon where you can rent a boat or take the ferry across the river
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: You stay two nights in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Day 3: Stratford-upon-Avon – Cotswolds – Bourton on the Water – Oxford – London

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold England
Our first stop of the day is in Stow on the Wold, the highest of the Cotswolds Towns. The large market square is testament to the huge markets and fairs that were once held in this hill top market town. Cosy cottages, tiny tea shops, and green gardens: this is your quintessential English village.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Your final stop of the tour is in the City of Oxford, here you have time to explore the beautiful listed buildings, explore the precincts of the colleges, climb one of the vantage points to take in the skyline, or see the art and antique collections in the Ashmolean Museum. Passengers have free time to explore the town according to their own interets.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England
You continue onto Bourton-on-the-Water, nestling in the rolling Cotswolds hills. Known as ‘The Venice of the Cotswolds’, you have time to explore this ancient village that has stood on this spot since Anglo-Saxon times.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.