Stratford, Oxford, Cotswolds and Warwick Castle

When touring castles, a little British reserve is quite helpful

That’s all it takes to book an escorted full day tour with Rail Europe that departs from London and travels to Stratford, Oxford, and Warwick Castle. Board the deluxe coach in London for your first stop at Oxford, Britain’s oldest university. Then you’ll book it to Stratford upon Avon, where you’ll travel to the birthplace of William Shakespeare and the romantic thatched cottage where he wooed his beloved Anne Hathaway. Soak in the 12th century atmosphere before you experience knight-time at Warwick castle, a grand medieval rampart. You’ll return by bus to London after a perfect day. ‘Tis such stuff as dreams are made on.

Here’s what’s included:

    • Choice of 3 tour options: escorted tour with lunch, escorted tour without lunch or the Discovery tour (site entrances not included).
    • All tours include:
      • Full-day, tour aboard a luxury air-conditioned touring coach with a bathroom from London to Stratford, Oxford, Cotswolds and Warwick.
      • Walking tour of Oxford
      • Scenic drive through the Cotswolds
      • Free time in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
      • Visit to Warwick Castle.
      • English commentary.
    • Escorted tour with or without lunch include:
      • Free walking tour in London.
      • Entrance to Shakespeare’s birthplace
      • Entrance into Warwick Castle 



    • Special reduced rate for children ages 3 -16.
    • Reservation must be made at least 24 hours before tour begins. Details on making reservations are included with your voucher.
    • This tour begins at 8:45am and finishes at approximately 7:00pm.
    • For hotel pick up times please refer to the FAQ section.
    • Tour operates:
      • October - March:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
      • April - September: Daily
      • Tour does not operate December 24 - 26 and January 1.
    • Travelers should wait by the concierge desk for pickup of their tour at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 6 months of purchase date.
    • Once the tour has been reserved the tour is non-refundable.
    • Prices are subject to change.
Where can I get picked up to start the tour?

The Main Tour departs at 8:30am at:
4 Fountain Square,
123-151 Buckingham Palace Road,
London SW1W 9SH

There are Free Pick Up points all over London (List of Hotels for Pickup).
Groups of 4 or more travelers are provided a courtesy pickup at their central London hotel. Travelers must call and confirm the pickup before 5:00pm the day before their tour. 
Travelers should wait by the concierge desk.
Golden Tour guide/courier will arrive at the desk and make an announcement.
Plan to be at least 10 minutes early.

Convenient Returns

Drivers have to work under strict legal and time restrictions and therefore clients will be dropped back at convenient stops, depending on the traffic conditions. Knightsbridge, Marble Arch and Victoria will usually be featured in these drop-offs. Guide will be happy to assist and advise clients.