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Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Tour

Price USD$190.27


Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Tour
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.

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.


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

When the time comes, take a seat inside to your minivan and travel back to Oxford. Upon your return, 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.

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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.