Small Group Cotswolds Villages, Stratford and Oxford Day Tour from London

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Duration - 11 hours

INR 8,946 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Explore Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Cotswolds, and discover the best of England in one day on this small group tour, maximum 16 people, from London. Visit historic Stratford-upon-Avon with a guide and learn of the life of William Shakespeare — widely considered to be England’s most famous poet. Spin through the pretty countryside to characterful Cotswold villages, where life ticks by at a relaxing pace. Then, explore the medieval city of Oxford — home to one of the world’s oldest universities and join your tour guide for a walking tour to learn and see more. Tour includes guide and round-trip luxury mini-coach travel from central London.

Available options

London Eye departure point 08:45
Join us at our first pick up point for this tour, from the corner of Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street, near the London Eye. See departure point information for more details. Departure time: 8.45am
Starting point:
London Eye, London SE1, UK

INR 8,946
p.p. onwards

Victoria departure point 09:10
Join us at our second pick up point for this tour, from outside the front of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Victoria. See departure point information for more details. Departure time: 9.10am
Starting point:
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Victoria, 2 Bridge Pl, Pimlico, London SW1V 1QA, UK

INR 8,946
p.p. onwards

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The English Bus, And Chicheley Street 3 Belvedere Road, London SE1 7GP England

Tour with London's #1 tour company.

Duration: 11 hours

Stop At: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Visit the world famous beautiful historic town - birthplace of The Bard - William Shakespeare. Explore the charming streets, shops and cafes. Stroll along the River Avon. Visit Shakespeare's birthplace if you wish, and see the huge RSC theatre. Your guide will show you round the town, and detail it's fascinating history and culture.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon England

Explore the buzzing Henley Street - home to William Shakespeare and family in the 16th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB England

See the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company theatre in Stratford

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cotswolds, Cotswolds, England

Experience the most beautiful and picturesque countryside anywhere in England. Rolling lush green hills, dotted with charming stone cottages. Fields, hedgerows, wildlife & flowers, this part of the country is stunning.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Moreton in Marsh, High St, Moreton-in-Marsh England

Pass through this charming Cotswolds town

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

Explore this historical Cotswolds market square in the pretty town of Stow on the Wold

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bibury, Bibury, Cotswolds, England

Visit "England's most beautiful village" - as described by historic style champion William Morris. The is the ultimate in Cotswolds beauty. A perfect charming village with small stone cottages and a babbling trout filled brook running right through the heart of the village. Take photos you will treasure forever.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: University of Oxford, University Offices 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD England

Walk amongst Oxford University's most famous, historic and beautiful buildings. Hear stories of the English speaking world's oldest university and some of the characters it has produced over the last 900+ years.

Duration: 2 hours

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

You'll have the chance to enter the house where William Shakespeare was born back in 1564 - resorted to it's 16 century character.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ England

Oxford's most famous and breathtaking view

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Holy Trinity Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG England

Visit the 800 year old church where Shakespeare is buried alongside family members and see Shakespeare's grave

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Arlington Row, Awkward Hill, Bibury GL7 5NJ England

Admire the Cotswolds most famous and most beautiful row of stone cottages, set in the exquisite backdrop of England's most beautiful village - Bibury.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG England

See Oxford University's main library.

Duration: 15 minutes

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is three years
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, and across some uneven surfaces
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • No large items of luggage are permitted, luggage compartment is limited
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please do not travel if unwell and/or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please do not travel if unwell and/or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19


  • Round-trip travel by air-conditioned luxury Mercedes minicoach from central London
  • Experienced knowledgeable and welcoming tour driver/guide
  • Walking tours in Stratford and Oxford
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fully commentated small group guided tour

Departure point

1: London Eye, London SE1, UK
2: DoubleTree by Hilton London - Victoria, 2 Bridge Pl, Pimlico, London SW1V 1QA, UK

Recent reviews

Nalina_P   24th September 2022

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Excellent tour. Andy was fabulous and was very informative. We really enjoyed this tour and we highly recommend this tour.

auntie_doreen   24th September 2022

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This was one of the best tours I’ve taken! Chris and Tony created an enjoyable and fun day visiting beautiful places and learning a bit of history. Their small group tours make for a more personalized experience, something you will not get on big bus tours. Everything was very well planned and allowed for just the right amount of time at each stop. Their guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. I plan to take more of their tours next time I visit the UK. I highly recommend The English Bus!

980douglasj   23rd September 2022

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The reason we chose The English Bus tours was their 16-passenger bus. The smaller bus was perfect for driving through the hidden places of the Cotswold region! Johny Davies was a phenomenal, knowledgeable, and entertaining tour guide! Our tour was the highlight of our trip to Great Britain!!!

Med29197   19th September 2022

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Andy was a great guide. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. The bus was comfortable and clean. Highly recommend!!!

Explore782928   7th September 2022

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JOHNNY is hands down the best tour guide in the world. He is highly experienced, extremely knowledgeable, charismatic, funny/hilarious, and an excellent driver. He went out of his way to ensure we ALL experienced the best out of this tour. We'll ensure to look/book his tours only.... that's how great he is. Thank you for a fabulous tour. Andy and Zoila from USA

Donna_T   6th September 2022

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This small-group tour on The English Bus was perfect for travelling on country roads and through city streets, especially in areas of the Cotswolds where otherwise big tour buses couldn't travel. Andy was an excellent guide; he was very knowledgeable, entertaining, down-to-earth, and I loved how he added his own local flavor to the tour by sharing personal stories, tips, and opinions. The tour itself was a nice mix of commentary while on the road (kudos to Andy for talking and noting points of interests while driving for much of the day), walking on his guided tours at Stratford and Oxford, and free time to explore on your own. Highly recommend this tour!

Kimberly_B   4th September 2022

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My family of three really enjoyed this well paced tour. The mix of light walking and scenic drives, as well as guided versus unguided time to explore the areas of focus was great. Johnny was an engaging and informative guide that made everyone feel welcome and at ease.

Uncooke   4th September 2022

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A great experience..full day of touring and information. Loved the smaller bus format. No wifi but that was OK. Our guide was super.

NnoraG   21st August 2022

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This was an outstanding small group tour experience. Chris was a great guide: friendly, engaging and informative. We learned so much about the culture and history and heard interesting stories about the places we visited. Would definitely book another tour with The English Bus.

Victoria_L   20th August 2022

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Very comfortable ride. Excellent tour of Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. Nice drive through the Cotswolds. Overall experience was elevated by tour guide, John who was a very engaging storyteller.