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Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from Oxford including Shakespeare's Birthplace

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Tour Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds and Oxford in one day, on this leisurely paced excursion with an expert guide. After departing Oxford by comfortable minivan, visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in the charming town of Stratford-upon-Avon and enjoy a photo stop outside Anne Hathaway’s Cottage: the former home of William Shakespeare’s wife. Then, visit several picturesque villages in the beautiful Cotswolds region before returning to the timeworn university city of Oxford for a walking tour.

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Stop At: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England

Meet your guide in central Oxford, and then hop inside an air-conditioned minivan and head to Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born. Learn about the town’s famous ex-resident on a minibus tour of Stratford, including his school and the Holy Trinity Church where the playwright and poet was baptized and buried. Hop out of your minivan and head inside Shakespeare’s Birthplace — now a museum — and see a range of exhibits about the beloved bard.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH England

Next, make a brief stop in Shottery for photos of the thatched-roof English cottage of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife.

Pass By: Holy Trinity Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG England

Photo stop

Stop At: Burford Library 86A High Street, Burford OX18 4QF England

Then, continue to the Cotswolds, the attractive region that prospered from its wool trade during the Middle Ages. Admire the scenery as you travel along tiny one-track lanes through gently rolling hills, and gaze at the golden-stone villages, green pastures and pretty churches that adorn the landscape. With your guide, walk around the village of Burford, explore the delightful Coln Valley and tour the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter before lunch (own expense) in the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bourton on the Water, Windrush river, Bourton-on-the-Water England

Part of the Cotswolds tour

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square, Stow-on-the-Wold England

Included as part of the Cotswolds tour

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP England

Upon your return to Oxford, we'll set off on a walking tour around the genteel city, famed for its prestigious university. Stroll around the city center and look out for the some of the notable university buildings, seeing some of the eminent colleges such as All Souls, Christ Church and Divinity School, and learn about the well-known writers, artists and politicians who studied inside the colleges’ walls.

Hear about the lives of JR Tolkien, CS Lewis and Lewis Carroll — who each lived in the city — and see places used as filming sites in the popular Harry Potter movies. Your tour then concludes near Oxford train station, leaving you free to continue exploring the city's narrow streets and lanes as you wish.

Pass By: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL England

Pass by on the tour of Oxford

Stop At: The Divinity School, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK

Enjoy a visit to Oxford University's oldest classroom, the 15th century Divinity School.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: International Friends, 229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN England

Tour with International Friends

Duration: 10 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 50% of all available seats will be left empty to ensure customer space and distancing.
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Oxford walking tour
  • Admission to Shakespeare's Birthplace & Divinity School Oxford
  • Explore Cotswolds villages the big buses cannot get to!
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Entry/Admission - The Divinity School
  • Entry/Admission - International Friends

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point
Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AS, UK

Departure Time
9:15 AM

9 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the International Friends in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.