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Cotswolds and Shakespeare Tour

By Cotswold Exploring Ltd
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Highlights

  • Perfect combination of the Cotswolds and Shakespeare's town

  • Small-group personal tour with maximum 12 guests

  • Visiting idyllic stone villages and rolling hills

  • Go 'off the beaten track' where the big buses can't go

  • Blue Badge Tourist Guide and dedicated driver

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Live commentary in English from Blue Badge Tourist Guide

  • What's included

    Panoramic tour of Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon

  • What's included

    Bottled water and cold drinks available throughout the tour

  • What's excluded

    Entrance fees to Shakespeare Houses in Stratford and Shottery

Know Before You Book

  • Tour not recommended for children age 11 years and younger.

  • Tour departs from and returns to Oxford

  • Pick-up at Oxford Railway Station on request

What you can expect

Combining the beauty of Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon with a drive through some of the most breathtaking scenery of the North Cotswolds, our tour heads west from Oxford. We start with a visit to Burford, the 'gateway to the Cotswolds' with its sloping high street and quirky shops and cafes. We then drive through some of the old quarrying villages of the North Cotswolds to Bourton-on-the-Water, the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. Have a wander along the pretty riverside with its quaint stone bridges and enjoy visiting some of the shops and cafes. We then head to the beautiful old market town of Chipping Campden, one of the key centres of the 'Arts and Crafts Movement' of 19th century. You can visit the old Market Hall and have lunch in a charming pub or cafe. After lunch, we take a route through sleepy villages and over hills with stunning views to Stratford-upon-Avon. Our guided panoramic tour of Shakespeare's home town includes delightful timber-framed houses, the famous Shakespeare theatres, the River Avon and Shakespeare's Birthplace. You have time to visit Shakespeare's Birthplace if you wish and time to shop. After lunch, we head back into the Cotswolds, via Shottery, where you will see Anne Hathaway's Cottage. We return to Oxford via the market town of Shipston and the quaint village of Great Tew. We may even have time for a brief photo of Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, before we arrive back in Oxford.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Northleach England

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Oxford Information Centre
  • 15 Broad Street
  • Oxford England OX1 3AS
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