Day trip

London: Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds, and Warwick Day Trip

Day trip

London: Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds, and Warwick Day Trip

From US$ 121.66 per person

Take a walking tour of Oxford, and drive through the Cotswolds on this day trip from London. Explore Shakespeare’s birthplace and Stratford-Upon-Avon and visit Warwick Castle with a medieval host.

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  • Discover Warwick Castle and learn about its history from a medieval host
  • Drive through the scenic Cotswolds and soak in the marvelous views
  • Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare on a walking tour
  • Explore the historic university town of Oxford on a guided walking tour
  • Marvel at the unique baroque design and architecture of St Mary the Virgin
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Make the most of your time in England with a day trip to the English countryside. Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford city and university including entry to the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, witness the scenery of the Cotswolds, enter Warwick Castle, and visit the birthplace of Shakespeare.

Walking tour of Oxford Follow in the footsteps of Oxford's famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town, on this guided day trip by bus from London.

Take in the famous 'dreaming spires' and see the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. Be captivated by the unspoiled narrow alleys and ancient squares of this naturally beautiful town. Oxford is famous for being home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world – countless bright young things have wandered the town’s cobbled streets over the years!

During this guided walking tour you will see the stunning University Church of St Mary the Virgin and furtively discover unspoiled narrow alleyways, ancient squares, and towering spires.

Entry to the 13th-century University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Soak in spectacular sights of the unique baroque design and architecture as you explore the center of the University of Oxford. This absolute gem is a must-visit on your trip to Oxford.

The Cotswolds

Enjoy views of the breathtaking countryside, sleepy villages, and bustling market towns as you drive through the charming scenery of one of England's most beautiful regions.


  A unique market town, famous as the home of William Shakespeare, arguably the world's greatest writer. Visit the picturesque half-timber house where the legendary bard was born, and gain fascinating insights into his childhood.

Shakespeare’s birthplace:

See where the famous playwright grew up and spent his years as a married man.

Warwick Castle 

Be part of Britain’s greatest medieval experience deep in the heart of Warwick Castle. Immerse yourself in battle preparations and feel the weight of a medieval sword. Become a soldier – try on a battle helmet for size.

Visit the spectacular State Rooms and feast your eyes on Victorian party preparations. Enjoy a meet and greet from a medieval host as well as an introduction to the spectacular castle.

  • Entry tickets into Warwick Castle with medieval host
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Entry to Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Entry to University Church of St Mary the Virgin
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Go to Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way. There is Golden Tours signage at the meeting point and a ticket office nearby for any general inquiries

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  • The tour itinerary and order are subject to change
  • All vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
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4.3 /5

based on 125 reviews

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The guide (Anna) and driver was AMAZING, I would’ve just personally preferred a little more time in each spot! I felt a bit rushed especially at Stratford and Oxford. I also thought there would be more guiding than free time to guide yourself. But it was a really lovely tour nonetheless and I would highly recommend it if you’re short on time, want a quick and delightful highlighted trip!

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March 24, 2023

Morton was a fantastic guide. Gave the perfect amount of information, was attentive, and even went above and beyond for other guests on the tour. The tour itself is long, but well worth it to have a sampling of other areas away from London. We could’ve used more time in Warwick to see the bird display or explore town, and more time in Oxford, but enjoyed the time we did have.

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March 24, 2023

Very nice day trip - long but well paced and you see a lot. Guide and driver were excellent and there was enough time on your own in each location to eat or shop. If you are on a London vacation it is nice to get away see the countryside including a castle and Shakespeare experience. Great for teens.

March 24, 2023

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