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3-Day Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds & Oxford Small-Group Tour from London provided by Rabbie's

3-Day Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds & Oxford Small-Group Tour from London

3-Day Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds & Oxford Small-Group Tour from London
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    16
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
The thick-walled castles inspired Shakespeare's battle-torn tales. The narrow cobbled lanes kindled his love stories’ twists and turns. And the deep, green valleys encouraged him to write about monsters, myths, and magic. On this adventure, we take you through the landscapes that sparked his imagination and his inspirational hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. But this tour isn’t just about the famous playwright. You find yourself a little tipsy as you sample a local beer in a small brewery. You feel princely as you walk through the ancient hallways of Blenheim Palace. And you become snap-happy as you wander over the trickling rivers and peaceful hills of the Cotswolds. Learn about Shakespeare’s inspirations and discover England’s most famous landmarks on this three-day small group tour from London. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2250P82
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional Driver Guide
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Transport on a top of the range Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small Group Tour with maximum 16 people for a more personal experience
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Warwick Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Entry/Admission - Broadway Tower
Duration
3 days
Departure details
  • Green Line Coach Station, Bulleid Way, London SW1W 9SL, UK Address: Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH Directions: Our London departure point is located at Stand 3 in the Greenline Coach Station. This is located directly behind Victoria Train Station and diagonally across from Victoria Coach Station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Near public transportation
  • (Day 1) Blenheim Palace/Hook Norton Brewery - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • (Day 2) Stratford - You have free time in Stratford from 1.30pm. If you'd like to visit the Stratford Attractions such as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or Shakespeare’s Birthplace, reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • (Day 3) Oxford – You have free time in Oxford between 2.30pmand 5pm. If you'd like to visit the Oxford colleges, libraries or museums, please reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional Driver Guide
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Transport on a top of the range Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small Group Tour with maximum 16 people for a more personal experience
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Blenheim Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Warwick Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Entry/Admission - Broadway Tower
Departure details
  • Green Line Coach Station, Bulleid Way, London SW1W 9SL, UK Address: Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH Directions: Our London departure point is located at Stand 3 in the Greenline Coach Station. This is located directly behind Victoria Train Station and diagonally across from Victoria Coach Station.
Duration
3 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Near public transportation
  • (Day 1) Blenheim Palace/Hook Norton Brewery - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • (Day 2) Stratford - You have free time in Stratford from 1.30pm. If you'd like to visit the Stratford Attractions such as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or Shakespeare’s Birthplace, reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • (Day 3) Oxford – You have free time in Oxford between 2.30pmand 5pm. If you'd like to visit the Oxford colleges, libraries or museums, please reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 24 Jul 2020
A note from 3-Day Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds & Oxford Small-Group Tour from London
• Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
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10 stops
Day 1
London - Blenheim Palace -...
Day 2
Stratford-upon-Avon - Warwick...
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Stratford-upon-Avon - Cotswolds...
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TomR596
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
Oct 2019
Dan, our guide and driver, gave us a good balance of information and quiet time. He was entertaining and easy to listen to. The coach ride was very comfortable and the bed and breakfast was first class. This was a very effective way to see so many places central to England's story.
Written 21 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rfoglebiz
Granite Bay, CA3 contributions
Jun 2019
This tour was packed full of interesting sites and historical background. Our guide June was warm, friendly and very knowledgeable....always willing to do whatever she could to make the tour meet the wants and wishes of all of us when possible. The accommodations in Stratford on Avon were all really nice...pretty....great breakfasts and friendly hosts. Very much recommend this tour!
Written 2 July 2019
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Kerry C
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I have just finished this tour and our driver was Dan who was an absolute delight. The tour itself covered just the right amount of visits to memorable Shakespeare sites,,villages, castles and gorgeous countryside. Dan was funny, personable and had many anecdotes and information to pass on to his guests. My accommodation was in a charming B and B near town. I highly recommend this company and this tour and especially Dan our driver.
Written 23 May 2019
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Hi Kerry, Thanks for your recommendation and wonderful comments, we're delighted that you had such a brilliant time with Dan. We hope to see you again soon, All the best, Aimee
Written 28 May 2019
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Nan P
Round Rock, TX12 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
My friend and I had such an amazing time touring with Nick Young and Russ Chapman with a small group from London. Of course all the destinations were incredibly beautiful, historic and interesting, but having the experience of our two exceptional Guides was an unexpected delight. These two gentlemen provided excellent driving and care to our little group, while also bringing these areas to life with their knowledge and fun spirit. Thank you Rabbies! Currently planning to visit Edinburgh and London again with my sister in September, 2019. I know my sister will be blown away by our Rabbie's Tour, whichever one we select. Sincere gratitutde for your part in an extraordinary vacation with my dear friend. NanParker240
Written 6 February 2019
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Hi Nan, It's so lovely to hear that Nick and Russ really helped to elevate your experience and bring everything to life, thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back again later this year, do let us know if you need any help choosing which tours to take this time around. All the best, AImee
Written 11 February 2019
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Carole Q
Santa Rosa, CA32 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
A few loose days in London turned in to a remarkable adventure thanks to good weather and Lord Keven's adaptability and knowledge. Our group consisted of only four passengers, so we were each indulged with both questions answered and friendship extended. Aside from praise for our guide, Keven, I share here what I learned--often the hard way--that future travelers might gain from.

The Green Coach Station (initial meeting place) is down the street from Victoria train station proper. Head toward the clock tower and it is on your left (kitty corner from mandatory Starbucks Coffee!) up within the elevated shopping area. A number of tour buses take off from here, so make sure you get on the correct bus.

The bus itself is very comfortable with loads of storage space, so bring those layers of clothes that you might need, and settle in for the ride.

Blenheim Palace: If you have been to Versailles, or another grand European estate, consider wandering the grounds for free rather than paying the hefty entry fee, even though the Churchill exhibit is extensive....I got the feeling we tourists were paying the overhead and upkeep of the current Lord of the Estate and I for one wish I'd kept my wallet closed to him!

Rollright Stones: Have the fun of this part of the ride was the English Countryside. Amazing. The Stones were exceptionally interesting in comparison with Stonehenge.

Stratford upon Avon: A delightful little town, made all the better by tour guide Keven's insightful tips on pubs for food and drink. I booked a play at the Royal Shakespeare Company Swan Theater before I left the States, and it was a thrilling production just a short walk to and from the B&B where I stayed. I paid the two pounds to gaze at Shakespeare's final resting spot, and was glad to see the endless tourist "donations" of just mentioned two pounds going directly into the maintenance of the ancient church: it was filled with scaffolding and maintenance teams. I did not pay to go into any of the Shakespeare attractions--just a bit too staged for my taste.

Warwick Castle: Glad to say we were able to pass this one by and go instead to the British Auto Museum a half hour away. It was great!!!!!

Balance of tour: Everything else to me was a bit of a whirlwind overview. The numbers of other international tourists with selfie-sticks got pretty thick, and shops were all catering to the tourist trade.....but hey--this might be just what you are there for and I just don't know it!

All in all--a fine solo indenture, made special by Rabbie's care and our guide's personal touches.
Written 19 October 2018
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sriniv1969
Mississauga, Canada10 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I had booked the Air Canada Vacations Shakespeare and Cotswolds tour as part of a week long package. To my pleasant surprise, the 3 day portion of the vacation was sub-contracted to Rabbie's in England, with John as our guide. The overall experience was excellent, mainly due to John who understood the diverse interests of visitors booked on this tour. For instance, on the stop to Warwick Castle, I had no interest in the Disneyfied venue, so he personally showed me the more historical parts of the small town, along with engaging in an interesting conversation on current events in the UK. For me seeing the world is about places but also talking with people, so with this tour, it was a nice combination, thanks to our guide.
In terms of the venues, I wish we could have spent more time in the Cotswolds, to experience the setting. Also, visitors should know in advance the entrance fees to the attractions. Another tip would be that there is time in the evenings to pre-book one of the plays by the RSC at Stratford, for theatre enthusiasts.
But overall, a very relaxing 3 days that offered an array of experiences and enough time on our own to pursue our own interests.
5 points for our Guide, John. 3.5 points for the Attractions.
Written 6 September 2018
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minorsa
Opelika, AL2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Rabbie's was an excellent tour group!!! We had 8 people total on our tour which was intimate. We were able to get to know the other people on the tour from different parts of the world. We loved our tour guide, John Gannon, who was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He gave us a lot of time to explore on our own, and he always communicated clearly the meeting point and time. His history of the sites we visited was very comprehensive. He also took us to some sites that were off the beaten path which were some of our favorite spots. He enjoyed a meal with us and talked to us about life in England. We loved visiting Stratford upon Avon and the Shakespeare area. The Cotswold area is charming and we loved Bampton (site of some of the Downton Abbey filming). We enjoyed the visit to the brewery, Hook Norton. It was quaint and offered delicious tastings. We will definitely use Rabbie's in the future.
Written 7 August 2018
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Hi there, thanks so much for your lovely feedback. It looks like you got a very personal experience. It's great that your group really bonded. Thanks also about your kind words about John. We're glad to hear that he looked after you so well and was able to show you some hidden gems, too! We hope to see you on another Rabbie's tour soon - maybe Scotland or Ireland next time? All the best, Susan
Written 14 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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