Things to do in Surrey

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

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

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. Stratford–upon–Avon  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. 

Weybridge: Brooklands Museum Admission Ticket

2. Weybridge: Brooklands Museum Admission Ticket

Spend a day in the original historic grounds of the former race track and aircraft factory, the Brookland Museum. Only about an hour away from London, transport yourself back in time on an aviation adventure.  Discover the open-air museum fully during your visit and see what the birthplace of British motorsport has to offer. Learn about the history of flight and motorsport through collections of motor vehicles, aircraft, and exhibition spaces that explore Brooklands’ unique past. Visit the motoring village and see the cars that raced on the historic track at Britain’s first Grand Prix, including the record-breaking Napier-Railton. Check out the UK’s largest collection of ex-London Transport Buses.

Richmond: Ted Lasso Guided Walking Tour

3. Richmond: Ted Lasso Guided Walking Tour

Led by a local guide and fan you will follow in the footsteps of the football coach from Kansas and discover the making of the show. Starting from Richmond Station which is easy to reach from central London and other locations you will visit more than 12 sites from the first two series. Your guide will share behind-the-scenes facts about the show, its characters and stars and show you images of how the locations were used in the show. Sites visited will include Ted's front door, the Crown and Anchor his local pub, where Roy and Keeley had their first date, the home of Rebecca as well as Bernard who had to apologise to Phoebe for being mean to her. The tour is also a great way to discover the local history about this charming area of South West London. The tour will end at the location where Keeley has her photo shoot with a beautiful vista behind her overlooking the River Thames.

Windsor Castle: Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

4. Windsor Castle: Horse Drawn Carriage Tour

Step into your horse-drawn carriage outside Windsor Castle and travel down The Long Walk, an iconic tree-lined avenue created by King Charles II in 1680. Enjoy a scenic ride as you admire views of famous historical landmarks. Start your journey by meeting your guide and carriage at the allocated meeting point. Hop aboard your horse-drawn carriage and set-off toward Windsor, taking in splendid views en route. From your carriage you will pass sights such as the Frogmore Mausoleum, the final resting place of Queen Victoria and her husband Albert, the Prince Consort. View Windsor's diamond jubilee statue commemorating Daniel and Storm, the two horses who drew the Queen's carriages. Relax and get away from it all as your carriage winds its way through Windsor Great Park. As you explore the 5,000-acre estate, your guide will bring history alive with stories of the royalty who called this castle home. Before the end of the tour, take a memorable holiday photo with the splendid castle as the backdrop.

London: Private Birthplace of The Rolling Stones Tour

5. London: Private Birthplace of The Rolling Stones Tour

On this 3-hour tour, hear all about the birth of the greatest rock band of all time: The Rolling Stones. From their early hang-outs on King's Road in Chelsea and the flat they shared, this tour takes you down to the band’s spiritual home in Richmond via venues and locations that all Rolling Stones fans will want to experience. Pass by the Chelsea Drugstore, immortalized in the hit “You Can't Always Get What You Want” and visit the celebrated Half Moon pub in Putney, where the Stones often played. Then, continue to Olympic Studios where The Stones recorded six albums between 1966 and 1972 before heading to the original Crawdaddy Club locations, stopping at The Bull's Head pub along the way, another one of West London's famous music venues. Visit the spot where the band first met The Beatles and signed Decca Records. After Eel Pie Island, stop at the Richmond Athletics Association grounds.

Windsor and Eton's Royal History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Windsor and Eton's Royal History: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Go at your own pace on this self-guided walking audio tour through Windsor and Eton, with a focus on the area’s rich royal history. Along the way, you’ll marvel at Windsor Castle, cross Windsor Bridge, and see Eton College, among many more landmarks.  The route begins at Windsor Royal Station and starts off by leading you past historic pubs, houses, and streets – including Windsor’s most elegant street, and the shortest street in Great Britain.  When you reach Windsor Castle, you’ll learn about the rich history of the building, built by William the Conqueror and inhabited by every monarch since then. The castle has been expanded over the centuries to become the impressive structure it is today.  Next, continue towards Eton, crossing over Windsor bridge and passing monuments like the Theatre Royal and the George V Memorial. You’ll then amble down Eton High Street, ending the tour at Eton College to learn about the school where no less than 20 of the UK's Prime Ministers have been educated. The audio commentary uses GPS technology and will stop and start according to your live location. That means you can take the tour at your leisure, and focus on your surroundings while you learn about the royal history of the area. 

Inverness: Day Tour to Glenelg, Plockton, and Applecross

7. Inverness: Day Tour to Glenelg, Plockton, and Applecross

Partake in a search for the Loch Ness Monster, known affectionately as "Nessie". You will stop for a short walk down to the shores of Loch Ness, where you can take some photos of the fantastic scenery and maybe even catch the monster out for an early morning swim. Next, you will venture onto the magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the shore of Loch Ness. Traveling on, you will heard to Cluanie Dam, where in 1957 the glen of Cluanie was flooded as part of the North Scotland Hydro-Electric Board's Glenmoriston project, to generate hydro electricity onto the dramatic Glen Shiel. Following this, you will visit the pictish brochs at Glenelg, along with the Bernera Barracks Fort. You will then venture forth to Eilean Donan Castle, which is recognized as one of the most iconic Scottish images all over the world. The picturesque village of Plockton will be your next stop, which sits on a sheltered bay with stunning views overlooking Loch Carron. Often referred to as the “Jewel of the Highlands”, it offers everything breathtaking scenery and landscapes, secluded bays, coral beaches, islands, panoramic views, and the possibility of seeing an array of marine life at close quarters. Your tour will then encounter Lochcarron, pretty village of white-washed cottages, before advancing towards Applecross. Next on your tour, you will head onward to Torridon, which boasts a dramatic and desolate setting beneath the mountains, on the shore of Upper Loch Torridon in Wester Ross. You will finally pass through the picturesque village of Garve, which is situated along the Black Water River and lies five miles northwest of Contin.

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based on 184 reviews

We really enjoyed the excursion. Everything was well organized and you had just over an hour at each destination to explore everything yourself. On the trip, our guide gave a lot of information about the castle and the two places. Only in Oxford was there a short tour with the guide showing the most important buildings. Overall it was very informative, but of course the time at each destination was too short to see everything sufficiently for yourself. The guide described the trip as a "tapas tour". Only the meeting point was a bit difficult to find if you take the wrong exit at Victoria train station. But that was also possible.

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.

Great trip. The guide Eileen was knowledgeable, friendly and very funny. You could not ask for a better guide. This trip was a great way to experience some new places and get a feel for something different.

I had Peter as our guide and Paulo as our driver and they were the best!! Loved all the history and how we got to explore each place. Really amazing tour, highly recommend!!

Everything was so good. Buss was good. Guide and driver are good. I am grad to join this tour.