1. United Kingdom
  2. Oxfordshire
  3. Oxford
  4. Shakespeare's Birthplace

Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Tour from Oxford

Product ID: 160938
Enjoy the best of England's heritage and beauty on this guided small-group tour. Explore Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, travel through delightful Cotswold hills, and visit the historic university city of Oxford.
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Duration: 1 day
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  • Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare
  • Take a souvenir photo of the thatched roof cottage of Ann Hathaway
  • Drive through the villages of the Cotswolds
  • Enjoy a small group experience with a maximum of 16 people per tour
  • Admire the dreamy spires of the university city of Oxford
  • Travel down tiny one-track lanes in the heart of England, accessing areas that large buses cannot
Full description
Embark on a small-group day trip departing from Oxford. Your day begins with an eye-opening guided walking tour of the city, including the ancient colleges and academic buildings of Oxford University, as well as picture perfect churches and chapels dating as far back as the 11th century.

Afterwards, head to the timber-framed splendor of Stratford-upon-Avon for a guided tour of Shakespeare's hometown, where many buildings survive from his own lifetime. Enjoy a narrative from your expert guide about the history of the poet as you drive to sites that were important in his life, such as the Holy Trinity Church where he was baptized and buried, and his birthplace, where you will have some time to go inside and explore. 

After some free time in the town, a scenic drive will take you into the limestone uplands known as the Cotswold Hills. Narrow country lanes, meandering streams, honey-colored stone villages and green pastures are characteristic of this area. After some time exploring the villages such as Bibury, Burford, and Stow-on-the-Wold where you have some time for lunch, you'll head back to Oxford.
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Professional guide for the duration of your tour
  • Entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Entry to Divinity School, Oxford
  • Drive through Cotswolds villages, such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, and Upper and Lower Slaughter
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad Street

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Our guide was knowledgeable and colloquial...plus being caring for us

20 July 2019

Anytime again!

18 May 2019

Very nicely planned, you get to see so much in a day.

11 September 2018

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Product ID: 160938