Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Oxford & The Cotswolds with Hop-On Hop-Off
Discover over a thousand years of history at one of England’s most beautiful medieval castles before visiting the birthplace of William Shakespeare in the picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Finally, head off to explore the historic city of Oxford on a walking tour of the city with your expert guide.
Plus, enjoy a panoramic tour of London's top sights and most iconic landmarks on an open-top bus tour through the city. With audio guides available in 11 languages and a free river cruise and walking tours included, it's the perfect way to explore London.
- Meeting Point
Victoria Coach Station
Our team will be waiting to greet you by our Welcome Desk at Victoria Coach Station, and will direct you to the correct departure gate. Victoria Coach Station is a 10-15 minute walk from London Victoria Station and Victoria Underground Station, and our Welcome Desk is located in-front of Gates 1 and 2: Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time for boarding.
- Warwick Castle
Over a thousand years of history are waiting to be discovered at this fantastic medieval castle.
Set against the River Avon within 64 acres of landscaped parkland, this beautiful castle once belonged to the most powerful man in England, The Earl of Warwick.
Learn how the 'Kingmaker' was the only man who dared defy the King, and how he defeated the armies of King Edward IV in battle before taking the King himself as a prisoner.
Explore the lavishly decorated State Rooms and 17th-century Great Hall; a room boasting an impressive collection of artefacts including suits of armour and medieval weapons.
In the castle's 14th-century gaol, the original dungeon, see graffiti left behind by prisoners hundreds of years ago. How many names can you spot?
This picturesque market town is most famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, widely regarded to be the greatest writer in English literature and the world's preeminent dramatist.
Here, you'll visit the 16th-century half-timbered house where Shakespeare was born in 1564 and grew up. Enjoy a fascinating insight into tales of his family life and admire rare artefacts on displays from the Shakespeare Trust's world-class collections.
- The Cotswolds
Covering almost 800 square miles and no fewer than five English counties, the Cotswolds are the single largest designated Area of Natural Beauty in the UK. Get your cameras at the ready as we drive through the unremittingly pretty countryside on our way to our next destination.
Our final stop, also known as 'The City of Dreaming Spires' is the UK's most famous university town and home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Oxford. Enjoy a walking tour through the city with your expert guide, who will bring the charm and history of this incredible city to life.
Oxford is the only place in the country where you will find examples of every architectural period going as far back as Saxon times. Little surprise, then, that this beautiful city has been the filming location for countless movies and TV series over the years, including the Harry Potter film series.
As you wander its cobbled streets with your guide, you will see sights including Bridge of Sighs, Trinity College, the Ashmolean Museum and The Sheldonian Theatre.
- London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour
The Original London Sightseeing Tour provides more than just a great way travel around London. The Hop-on Hop-off service gives you the flexibility to board any of the routes operated by the Original Tour with commentary in English or 10 other languages as well as a unique kids’ channel.
Your 24 hour ticket provides you access to free walking tours and a complimentary river cruise (to be enjoyed within the supplier’s normal operating hours).
- Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Oxford & The Cotswolds (excluding entrances) - Click Here
- Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Oxford & The Cotswolds (including entrances) - Click Here
- Tour Starts: 8:30 am, Victoria Coach Station (boarding commences at 8:00 am)
- Tour Finishes: approx 7:00 pm, Victoria Train Station
- *Entrance to Warwick Castle and Shakespeare's Birthplace are included if option 'Including Entrances' is selected.
- Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour: Please note, you will require a printed copy of your ticket. Evan Evans E-tickets are valid on your nominated date, or on any other date during normal opening hours, for up to 30 days afterwards (not available on the 25th December). Your 24 hour tickets period begins from the time you first validate your ticket at any Original Tour bus stop. All dates are subject to availability and the supplier reserves the right to alter its opening times/service at short notice. Tickets can only be used for one visit and will be taken in by the supplier upon exchange
- Explore one of England's most beautiful medieval castles
- Visit William Shakespeare's birthplace
- Enjoy a scenic drive through the beautiful English countryside
- Discover the historic medieval city of Oxford
- Learn about the history of Oxford on a guided walking tour