Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip

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Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip
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Travel to Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and The Cotswolds. Our custom day trip guarantees unbeatable low prices, deluxe coaches, experienced guides and the flexibility to add walking tours or entrance tickets along the way. Explore each site independently or upgrade to include entrance fees, or enjoy the flexibility of deciding on the day which attractions you'd like to visit.
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In Brief

Greater London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
10 hours 30 minutes

April to October 2017 : Daily

November 2017 to March 2018 : Monday, Wednesday and Sunday 

April to October 2018 : Daily

November 2018 to March 2019 : Monday, Wednesday and Sunday 

Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: University of Oxford, University Offices 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD England

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096,[2] making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation.[2][12] It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.[2] After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge.[13] The two 'ancient universities' are frequently jointly called 'Oxbridge'. The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Stop At: Warwick Castle, Castle Lane, Warwick CV34 4QU England

Journey back 1,100 years to Medieval England with a visit to magnificent Warwick Castle. Rising high above the River Avon and set within 64 acres of rolling landscaped gardens, you will have the opportunity to explore the lavishly decorated State Rooms and 17th-century Great Hall; a room boasting an impressive collection of artefacts including suits of armour and medieval weapons. Bring the history of Warwick Castle to life at the Time Tower and enter the multi-sensory Kingmaker attraction to learn more about the famous historical figures that feature throughout the incredible history of Warwick Castle. Whilst there, why not enjoy a live display of typical medieval sports such as jousting and archery?

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England

This ancient market town is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, widely regarded to be the greatest writer in English literature and the world's greatest ever dramatist. You'll visit the 16th-century half-timbered house where Shakespeare was born in 1564 and grew up. Enjoy a fascinating insight into tales of his family life and admire rare artefacts on displays from the Shakespeare Trust's world-class collections.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Evan Evans Tours, Road Victoria 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1BS England

Evan Evans Tours is the oldest and largest sightseeing company in London and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930.

Evan Evans Tours is owned by The Travel Corporation of 25 highly successful travel and tourism companies including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays and Red Carnation Hotels. The Travel Corporation is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and guest service and this this follows for each individual brand.


  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 53 people)
  • Local guide
  • Wi-Fi on coach
  • Entry to Warwick Castle and Shakespeare's Birthplace, if option selected
  • Entry/Admission - Warwick Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace


  • Entrance tickets, if option selected
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop off
  • Hotel pick-up

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RH, UK

Returns To

Vauxhall Bridge Road, Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Pimlico, London, UK

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

I felt both husband and fhought very knowledgeable especially on the areas we visited. Under stood our accent as well . Had no trouble with driver and guide , very helpfull
• Submitted 25 Dec 2019
Catia and driver Mike made this experience awesome! Catia is so knowledgeable of the history surrounding the places and she shared it with us I’ve learned so much on this tour. Definitely recommend it.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2019
The best day out with the best tour leader Nicklas. Informative..amusing and interesting. Fantastic day out. You won't be disappointed.
• Submitted 13 Mar 2019
very nice tour the guide Oliver Simmons was the best of the best very good bus. higly recomend
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
I can't remember the name of our tour guide .. I think it was Mark. Our tour guide was extremely friendly, polite, and quite humorous. I really enjoyed our trip! This particular trip did not include tickets to Warwick Castle, or Shakespeare's birthplace. There is another tour that you can book that includes admission to both places, or you can buy tickets on board. Having seen enough castles and famous people's houses, we opted not to purchase admission to either site. We had an excellent time looking at the exterior of the sites and enjoyed our time walking around and exploring the cities surrounding the sites instead.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2017
very good trip enjoyed it very much.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2017
It's good to go in October as this is not a high season so we have plenty of time to go around
• Submitted 02 Nov 2017
Exceeded our expectations and the tour guide did an excellent job. One improvement could be to provide more details of the meetup point at the coach station.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2017
I love the authenticity of the castle and quite a bit of activities
• Submitted 14 Oct 2017
This tour was a fantastic way to visit parts of England outside of the big city of London. Both Stratford-Upon-Avon and Cotswolds were lovely, picturesque towns. I loved the flexibility that this tour provided me with. Although I opted to not pay for entrance into Warwick Castle and Shakespare's home in Stratford-Upon-Avon, I was able to explore the lovely towns and got do some shopping and eating. Oxford was a sight for the eyes. I will have to return to Oxford some day to explore more of the beautiful city as I did not get to see it all, but I got a little shopping done. A big thanks to our wonderful driver, Tony, and our entertaining and superb tour guide, Reese. If you have a full day to spare, are on a budget, and like the option of customizing your day tour, I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2017
Great day trip. I would recommend this to anyone. Rhys was a terrific tour guide with loads and loads of history to share and with a great sense of humor. Jim was a great driver. Thanks, Rhys and Jim!
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
Evans Evans Tours Emily was a fantastic guide and whilst the tour tiring covered a lot and highly recommended. The highlight here was the very good tour guide.....well done indeed
• Submitted 18 Sep 2017
What a nice day. The meeting place at Victoria bus station was crowded and a bit confusing. There seemed to be some mix-ups with a couple of people who were in the wrong place. However, once we got on the bus everything was orderly and we had a great tour. Beautiful scenery and I always wanted to visit Oxford and now I have!
• Submitted 19 Jul 2017
A most wonderful tour. The visits and the sights were just wonderful. The tour guide was excellent! Spoke very clearly and I was able to understand his narration. Reese was very thorough, knowledgeable and well versed in verses as they related to Shakespeare. The driver was also excellent.
• Submitted 17 Jun 2017
Wawrick castle was massive with a dungeon which we didnt have time to see..part of the castle is a guided tour then you go on your own, my son loved the armor room.....we had trouble with there being no lifts to i took him out of his chair carried it up the stairs then carried him.... so he got to see all the down stairs rooms. upstairs the rooms were all set with dummies in them to see the servants working in the late 1800's way of life. Oxford was nice to see the uni and another part where Harry Potter was filmed and also where CS Lewis and Tolkin used to go for drinks to discuss their books . a nice drive through the cotswolds............ Startford-upon-Avon was a lovely little town...Shakespears house was much bigger than i expected...we had lunch at this stop...freshly baked pastie...our guide was very informative .
• Submitted 04 May 2017
Deborah was a knowledgeable and humerous guide. We got lots of history both serious and not so serious. She obviously had plenty of experience at informing and entertaining her tour groups. We packed a lot into the day but managed to feel relaxed with the pace. Enjoyed each stop. Mo was a good driver as well. Would like to travel with them both again.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2016
Loved the guide!
• Submitted 05 Oct 2016
Very good guide and we covered a lot of ground.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2016
What a great day. We throughly enjoyed our Evan's Tour with our guide Salvatori and our driver, Ollie. Salvatori gave our group an excellent background on Warwick Castle, Shakespear's and Oxford before we reached our destinations. Our guide walked us to the entrance of Warwick Castle and into Shakespear's garden . It was easy to navigate the Castle and Shakespear's home on our own. Salavatoi also did an excellent job explaining about the town of Oxford and the colleges during an extensive walk through Oxford. We were very pleased with Evans Tours. Ollie was really an impressive driver . He navigated the large, confortable bus through many small streets and traffic with amazing ease.
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
An amazing day with a knowledgable, entertaining guide.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2016
David has a great sense of humor!
• Submitted 08 Jul 2016
The guide and driver were great. The tour is a little rushed, but we knew that going in. All in all, a fun trip
• Submitted 30 Jun 2016
Great overview of each place. Salvatore our guide was exceptional.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2016
Sheila was a wonderful tour guide and we had a fantastic day out.
• Submitted 06 Apr 2016

In Brief

Greater London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
10 hours 30 minutes

April to October 2017 : Daily

November 2017 to March 2018 : Monday, Wednesday and Sunday 

April to October 2018 : Daily

November 2018 to March 2019 : Monday, Wednesday and Sunday 

Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Fully narrated tour
Informative, friendly and professional guide

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