Known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, Oxford attracts around 9 million visitors every year, and it won’t take you long to realise why the city is so popular.
You’ll embark on a walking tour, the perfect way to explore; with highlights including the fabulous architecture of Christ Church, home to Oxford’s Cathedral and the university’s largest quad.
Movie fans may recognise the famous interior from the Harry Potter films, and alumnus Lewis Carroll was inspired to write his classic story Alice in Wonderland while a student here.
Before the bus departs on its journey through the scenic Cotswolds, there will be plenty of time to shop for a souvenir of the city.
A town synonymous with its most famous historical resident, William Shakespeare, Stratford is a beautiful market town with some wonderful attractions for visitors to enjoy.
As well as the highly popular birthplace of Shakespeare himself, the town is home to the theatres of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s grave at the elegant 13th Century Holy Trinity Church, his school, and the pretty cottage belonging to his wife, Anne Hathaway.
Your tour includes fast-track entry to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, and there is time to enjoy lunch at your leisure (the cost of lunch is not included).
This breath-taking medieval castle has over 1,100 years of history for visitors to explore.
From the beautiful Great Hall and imposing towers and turrets, to the birds of prey displays, live shows and interactive exhibitions, there’s no finer way to discover the secrets hiding inside the castle grounds.
Exclusively for this tour, one of the castle’s resident experts gives a unique history talk to bring your surroundings to life, while you enjoy that most British of snacks – a scone and a cup of tea!
Braver visitors can explore the dungeons where prisoners were tortured throughout the ages, while those looking for a more relaxed experience can walk through the immaculate castle gardens.