Known for its culture and prestigious university, the historic city of Oxford lays just the other side of the Chiltern Hills from London. Enjoy a gentle walking tour with your friendly tour guide through narrow alleys and ancient squares for a snapshot of history. You'll see the University of Oxford's beautiful Bodleian Library, Britain’s second largest library and one of the oldest in Europe, with a history dating back to 1602. You may pass by the famous colleges, some of which featured heavily in the Harry Potter films and were even used to model studio sets.
Steeped in history, rich in heritage and awash with natural beauty, the Cotswolds is a charming blend of bustling market towns, sleepy villages and breath-taking scenery to enjoy as the bus continues its journey north to Stratford.
This delightful market town is best known as the birthplace of the world’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Visit the half-timbered house where he was born in 1564 and gain a fascinating insight into his childhood.
Seize the opportunity to be part of Britain’s greatest medieval experience at the magnificent Warwick Castle. Built nearly 1,000 years ago, the castle transports visitors back to the Middle Ages. Release your inner warrior by immersing yourself in the mock battle preparations, feeling the weight of a medieval sword and trying on a battle helmet – or just enjoy the show if you’re not feeling energetic! Finish your visit by taking in the spectacular State Rooms and see how the aristocracy partied in years gone by.