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Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London
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Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London

By International Friends
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$188.82
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$188.82
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Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 11h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Travel by executive mini-coach
  • Guided walk in Oxford
  • Guided tour of Shakespeare sites in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Small group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers per tour
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Entry/Admission - Oxford
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Hard Rock Hotel London, c, o, Great Cumberland Pl, London W1H 7DL, UK Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the pick up time. This tour will depart at 07.30am. Please wait outside the hotel entrance on Great Cumberland Place.
Return details
  • Victoria station, London SW1W 0SR, UK Return point: Victoria Train Station at approximately 6:30pm. This is one of the largest transport stations in London, with excellent connections to all parts of London and beyond

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5528SPIRES

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible but must advise the supplier at time of booking
  • Infant seats must be requested in advance
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London?
How much is Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London?
Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London price starts from $193.22. Discover and book Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London on Tripadvisor
What is the Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London cancellation policy?
Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London?
Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London is hosted by International Friends. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact International Friends on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5528SPIRES

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hard Rock Hotel London
    c, o, Great Cumberland Pl, London W1H 7DL, UK
    Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the pick up time. This tour will depart at 07.30am. Please wait outside the hotel entrance on Great Cumberland Place.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Shakespeare's Birthplace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Holy Trinity Church
    Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
    Burford Library
  • 2
    Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    All Souls College
    Christ Church
  • 3
    The Divinity School
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Victoria station
    London SW1W 0SR, UK
    Return point: Victoria Train Station at approximately 6:30pm. This is one of the largest transport stations in London, with excellent connections to all parts of London and beyond
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

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INCREDIBLE Tour + Guide!
Had a wonderful experience! Loved small group format! So much better than large tour buses, in my personal opinion.
Christine W
Christine W
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A very special day outside of London
Everything was superb and ran on time! The tour guides were fantastic - the Oxford tour was just enough to encourag
the_original_satz
the_original_satz
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Family outing
We visited in the middle of a cold snap in December. The snow made this tour even more magical and special. Our gui
emiliebQ1600JO
emiliebQ1600JO
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Very Good!!
We went for the Oxford + Harry Potter studios tour; Valentina and Neil were great & lovely and we enjoyed the tour
mgochez10
mgochez10
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Harry Potter 😍😍
The Warner Bros Tour was everything I could have asked for! Although Harry Potter was the main destination of the t
I5308ROmichelles
I5308ROmichelles
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Full day trip to Oxford and Warner Bros. Harry Potter studios.
Enjoyable day, despite the cold/rain we had in Oxford. All on time, clean coaches, enthusiastic, well versed guide
angkokchin
angkokchin
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Nice tour but poor driver
The driver was unfriendly. My daughter and myself finished the visit earlier and decided to go to the bus to rest o
LisaQ412CD
LisaQ412CD
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Stonehenge, Windsor castle, and Bath all in one day
Loved the small group so much better than a full bus. Our guide was wonderful. Stonehenge, Windsor castle, and
Susan S
Susan S
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Great Tour and Transportation
Coach was on time and our drivers and guides were excellent. This was a nice way to be able to see Stonehenge on th
O3835DZdianeb
O3835DZdianeb
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Professionalism and Excellence
I wanted to leave a review about the absolute professionalism of this tour company. I had an exhausting experience
larrye399
larrye399
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Great value and wonderful experience
Excellent service. We were staying at the Blackbird Hotel Earl's Court London, needed to transfer to Southampton fo
T6467GNsharong
T6467GNsharong
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Great
Driver on time, helpful, courteous, vehicle clean. Would use this service again and would recommend Trip Advisor to
sj0nnap
sj0nnap
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Amber made the trip fun
Amber was great for the Oxford tour and we really enjoyed the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios - worth the visi
578meredithb
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Great day trip
Wonderful tour - Such a fun and knowledgeable guide, great access to all locations. Highly recommend.
slclasen
slclasen
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Forget Cotswold Half of Trip
Blenheim Castle and Gardens. The amount of time we had in a little bit of the Cotswold is not worth paying for. S
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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floshel
Montreal, Canada245 contributions
Jul 2022
Excellent itinerary, so the tour had lots of promise. Much more expensive than other similar tours with larger operators (likely due to the small bus\small tour setup). The problem that we encountered is that the tour guide was late (which can happen). However that just foreshadowed what the attitude was. In pretty much all the venues he had very little to say in terms of history or anecdotes other than "....let's meet up in an hour etc" leaving us on our own which is not what we signed up for. He did ask me would I rather have him come along in Oxford or we can do it ourselves. "What!!??". In one instance, in terms of the rare historical anecdotes which is what many of us signed up for , the same story was repeated. He did however, give many personal stories of his family, friends etc. Lastly, he forgot that a certain entrance fee was included in the tour which was only undertaken after a fellow traveller pointed it out and he confirmed it with head office. He had no clue.
Sorry but this is the reality.
Written July 8, 2022
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Eileen G.
2 contributions
Aug 2019
This was our second trip with International Friends. The first one, to Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor, was amazing but this one was a bit of a disappointment. The main problem was that the timing was so tight that there just wasn't enough time to do justice to the various sights. Our guide was fairly friendly but never introduced himself and had to spend a fair amount of his energy keeping us on schedule and giving directions to the bus driver. A lot of his commentary was about things we wouldn't have time to see. As for the driver, he never said a word to the passengers. This would be a much better experience if they extended the day past 6:30 or dropped one of the sights.
Written August 6, 2019
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Joel R
Eugene, OR40 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
When we got to Oxford, our first tour stop, the guide went tearing off down the street with the fast walkers leaving the slower folks stretched out over 3 blocks of downtown streets. When we asked him to slow down, he told us he would not and chewed us out for walking too slow. We ended up leaving the tour in Oxford and making our way to the Oxford train station for a train back to Paddington Station. The only thing that raises this tour to a three star rating is the excellent and caring customer service by Becka who arranged for a refund and called us later to make sure we got home OK. Perhaps with a different guide this could be a good tour.
Written May 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hi Joel, Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. I was so sorry to hear of the issues you experienced on your tour. As discussed on the day of your tour this is, in no way whatsoever, how we would ever expect our customers to feel at the end of a tour with us, and the situation at hand was investigated in full and dealt with accordingly. We were (and still are) so exceptionally sorry for this. Should you ever return to the UK and wish to travel with us again, we would be really keen to show you how an International Friends tour should be run, so please do get in contact if you plan to return! Wishing you all the best on your future travels
Written June 14, 2019
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supicov
Sanford, ME7 contributions
We took this trip, picking it up in Oxford. Our tour guide Tony was excellent! In addition to Shakespeare’s birthplace he showed other sites related to the Bard in Stratford. We then travelled through the beautiful Cotswolds taking small roads that allowed us to see parts of the countryside we wouldn’t on main roads. We stopped for lunch in beautiful Burton-on-Water but Tony had suggestions for other places less busy. This was a relaxing glimpse into the beautiful English countryside and we were thrilled with the tour!
Written August 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

WendyChen528
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
The tour lasted about 12 hours, and was very well paced. It is a nice way of getting an overview of the areas visited. Our guide Oliver is knowledgeable, informative, and charming and kept us engaged throughout the day. Debbie was the local guide in Oxford, and she is just a wealth of knowledge about the city and the university. We'd highly recommend this tour.
Written May 7, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sharibd
Marblehead, MA86 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
I booked this tour because it is in a small van vs a large bus. We had a small group of people which I liked. Also we could go down some of the roads that bigger busses cannot access, though because of the snow and the weather we really were not able to continue down the roads. Still we were able to get a sense. Trip is well paced. First Oxford, then we went to Burford, Stow on the Wold for lunch and Stratford upon Avon where we had the most free time. Overall, would highly recommend. (We were picked up at 7:45 am and returned 7 pm to London)
Written March 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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