- Visit to Medieval Warwick Castle
- Scenic Cotswolds Drive
- Visit to Stratford upon Avon with entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace
- Walking tour of Oxford
- First-class luxury Motor-coach and the services of a professional Tour Guide
- Personal Audio Headset
Medieval Warwick Castle
We take you back through Warwick Castle's 1,000 year history to a time of bloody battles, extravagant banquets and royal ceremony. Visit the magnificent interiors of the Great Hall & State Rooms, climb the Towers and Ramparts for an archer’s view of the historic town of Warwick, and enter the multi-sensory Kingmaker attraction and journey back to 1471 as Richard Neville prepares his army for battle. Alternatively, you might like to stroll through some of the 60 acres of Warwick Castle's landscaped gardens.
From 16th November to 3rd January the stunning grounds of Warwick Castle and its
opulent interior décor will be sprinkled with yuletide trimmings adhering to Daisy,
Countess of Warwick’s, Victorian traditions. The centre-piece of the transformation
will be a 25ft Christmas tree, bedecked with an array of beautiful Victorian ornaments,
which will be located in the Castle’s magnificent Great Hall.
The stunning display will continue throughout the Castle’s sumptuous State Rooms
giving guests the opportunity to step back in time and experience Daisy’s very
Victorian Christmas rituals…see an ornate red-varnished sleigh brimming with festive trinkets, once used by Daisy to ferry gifts from the Castle to children living in the town of Warwick…and look out for the baby elephant that Daisy gifted to her own very lucky children one Christmas morning!
Stratford upon Avon
Birthplace of William Shakespeare: if you have ever used the expression: 'Too much of a good thing', 'Come what may' or 'Laughing stock,' you are quoting the great playwright. We will visit his Birthplace, and will gain a fascinating insight into his life.
We drive through one of the most scenic areas of England, the Cotswolds. Passing through charming villages with thatched cottages, tea shops and ancient inns.
The colleges in Oxford date back to the 13th century and among its famous students were Bill Clinton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lewis Carroll. We take you on a fascinating walking tour to see Christ Church where many scenes from Harry Potter were filmed. We'll also see the Bodleian Library and the picture perfect college courtyards for which Oxford is famous.
- Entrance to Warwick Castle
- Entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace
- Personal Audio Headset
- Free WiFi
- Pick up from hotel in the morning (see pick up points) until 31 March 2017
- Lunch (time will be included in the itinerary for a refreshment break)
- Drop off at hotel
Tour Starts: 8.45am, Victoria Coach Station
Tour Finishes: approx 7.00pm, Victoria Train Station
Entrance to Warwick Castle and Shakespeare's Birthplace is included in the tour price. If you choose the option excluding entrances, tickets may be purchased from your Tour Guide.