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

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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
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Last updated: Jun 23, 2020
A note from Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London
50% of all available seats will be left empty to ensure customer space and distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Depart from a central London location in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and relax during the scenic journey to Oxford, the day’s first destination. Receive an enriching introduction to the historical city from your guide and embark on an explorative walking tour on arrival in Oxford. Explore the grand grounds of the prestigious Oxford University; see places used as sets in the Harry Potter films; and admire beautiful colleges like All Souls.  Travel onward to the Cotswolds, a stunning region famed for its thatched cottages and rolling green hills. Admire scenic vistas as you visit the idyllic villages of Burford and Upper and Lower Slaughter; capture photographs and revitalize with lunch (own expense) during brief interludes in the pretty villages.  Sated, head to Stratford-upon-Avon to experience the hometown of globally renowned playwright, William Shakespeare. Listen to illuminating commentary as you enjoy a coach tour of prominent monuments like Shakespeare’s birthplace, and the Holy Trinity Church in which he was baptized.  After some relaxed free time, return to London via the quaint village of Shottery, famed for the thatched cottage of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife.  Please note: the order of the itinerary is subject to change.
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Important information
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
11h
Departure details
Hard Rock Cafe, Great Cumberland Pl, Marble Arch, 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.
London Victoria Rail Station, London SW1W 0AH, 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
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Hard Rock Cafe, Great Cumberland Pl, Marble Arch, 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.
London Victoria Rail Station, London SW1W 0AH, 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
Duration
11h
Return details
London Victoria Rail Station, London SW1W 0AH, 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
Additional information
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
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Wheelchair accessible but must advise the supplier at time of booking
Infant seats must be requested in advance
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hard Rock Cafe
    Great Cumberland Pl, Marble Arch, 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.
    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
    London Victoria Rail Station
    London SW1W 0AH, 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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Eileen G.
2 contributions
Trying to do too much
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joel R
Eugene, OR40 contributions
Worst tour guide and best customer service
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.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

supicov
Sanford, ME7 contributions
Excellent way to see the countryside!
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.

WendyChen528
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
Excellent tour and guide!
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.

Sharibd
Marblehead, MA63 contributions
Great tour!
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.
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