OXFORD & STRATFORD-UPON-AVON (10 hrs)

From “The city of dreaming spires” and the dream of many a student, to “The stuff which dreams are made on” and the birth place of a master of the English language.

Your guide will collect you from your central London hotel for your private guided tour and together you will visit two of the most iconic locations in England.

OXFORD
Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world and almost unreal in its beauty, it is also the only city of significance NOT bombed in World War II because Hitler wanted to live here when he became ‘Chancelor’ of Britain!

Ancient, unchanged and dripping with atmosphere, students, bicycles & history. Harry Potter fans will even be able to spot locations from the films as well as visits to…

  • The Old Covered Market
  • The Radcliff Camera
  • The Bodlean Library
  • The quad and interior of one of the Colleges*
  • Visit Christ Church Chapel, which is also Oxford Cathedral*
  • A walk through the cobbled back streets

*Interior visits to a College are dependent on their opening times, which are not published until a few days before. This is something we will double-check before our tour so we know exactly what time is best to visit on a given day.
We can discuss your options for lunch when you contact us to book.

From Oxford we’ll drive north to Shakespeare’s birth place, home to the world renown Royal Shakespeare Company…

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

  • Shakespeare’s Grave – complete with curse!
  • Shaksespeare’s birthplace & home to his father’s glove making business
  • The school where Master Shakespeare was a student
  • Other Shakespeare family houses and connections 
  • The idyllic country cottage where he wooed Anne Hathaway
  • Wander the streets of Stratford with their old Tudor black and white buildings
  • Swans and canal barges on the beautiful River Avon
  • Tales of Shakespeare, his family & his move to London

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