The medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon is the 16th century birthplace of playwright William Shakespeare. See Shakespeare's birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Memorial Theatre & 14th century Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried just below the altar in the Chancel. Hall's Croft is worth a visit if there's time - it was owned by Shakespeare's daughter Susanna Hall, and her husband Dr John Hall whom she married in 1607.
Shakespeare's Stratford and Cotswolds Tour
Also Harvard House, the childhood home of the mother of John Harvard, benefactor of Harvard University and built by his grandfather Thomas Rogers in 1596.
If Stratford's bringing back exam nightmares then alternatively we can visit either the medieval Warwick Castle or the university city of Oxford.
Warwick Castle as we see it today dates back to the medieavl period but there has been a fort on the grounds since the times of William the Conqueror. Tour the castle and grounds or even stay over night. Lots of events happen at the castle so please enquire as to what's on. Lots to keep the kids occupied too!
Our trips to the magnificient university town of Oxford are always a hit – and whether you want to go punting, shopping, or sightseeing. See the magnificent 'dreaming spires', the University buildings, or pehaps the wonderful Bodleian Library or Ashmolean Museum – let our tour to Oxford show you some of the sites in this wonderful historic city.
You might recognise much of the city from the popular TV show Inspector Morse which was filmed here.
For lunch we can take you to a traditional English country pub. We quite like the Queen's Head in Stow-on-the-Wold - good food and a great atmosphere.
Then it's off to the Cotswolds for the second part of your day tour. The Cotswolds: an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty that includes some of the most lovely and 'chocolate box' countryside in England. Gentle rolling hills and honey coloured limestone villages complete with churches and traditional pubs, beautiful gardens, Regency Spa towns and historic monuments can all be found here. Tour the picturesque villages and landscape in the comfort of a luxury vehicle with an experienced driver guide.
Which locations to include in a day tour? You will be spoilt for choice (so why not visit for longer, we can arrange accommodation!). We will tailor your tour: why not include some of the better known attractions but do take in some of the pretty Cotswold villages, such as Bilbury on the River Coin, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Stow on the Wold or Bourton-on-the-Water, and of course, a pub lunch.
Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire is the home of the Duke of Marlborough, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site. Set in 2000 acres of lovely scenery, this Baroque palace offers imposing architecture and exquisite interiors, artworks and exhibitions. A very popular addition to a tour of the Cotwolds.
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Type: Chauffeur Driven Car
Price: 1–4 people from £595 / 5–8 people from £620
Pick up: Central London / West London (elsewhere please enquire)
Booking: Pre-booking for all dates
Cancellations: Payment is non-refundable should you wish to cancel for any reason within 14 days of your tour. If you cancel more than 14 days before the tour, due to costs incurred we can only refund 50% of the payment. If we purchase any venue tickets for you they must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable for any reason once purchased.
- Pick-up at 8.30am
- Stratford-upon-Avon (Alternatively Warwick Castle or Oxford)
- Blenheim Palace
- Lunch at a traditional English pub
- Drop-off back to London at 6.30pm