Day-long tour to the most visited places outside London: Oxford University and Shakespeare's birthplace.
With so much to see all year around, a combined visit to Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon is an excellent choice for a cultural getaway.
OXFORD - a magnificent City of Dreaming Spires, will undoubtedly charm you with its medieval looks. I will introduce you to the history of Oxford University and we will have a chance to visit one of its colleges inside (subject to availability) and one of the libraries. The rest of the colleges we will pass on our way (about 7-8 in total).
In addition, we will visit some places used in famous British films (Harry Potter, Inspector Morse, etc).
Then we LUNCH in a lovely local eatery, enjoying delicious meal and set off for the second part of the tour.
In STRATFORD we visit Shakespeare's birthplace and then have a short stroll along the unique streets with extraordinary 16-17cc houses.
Our tour will end at the church where Shakespeare was buried among his direct relatives.
Oxford: general introduction to the City's and its University's history. Visit one of the university colleges inside.
Walk around the city, with 7-8 more colleges on the way.
Stratford: Shakespeare's Birthplace (visit of the museum is subject to availability and time). Walk around the main streets in town. The church - the poet's place of burial.
Free time - subject to availability.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
The best time to begin the tour, in order to avoid the traffic is 8.30-9am.
London - Oxford journey is about 1,5h.
Oxford - Stratford - 1h.
Journey back to London takes 2,5-3h, depending on traffic.
Transportation in a comfortable car with air conditioning.
Light walking in the cities.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 GBP - Lunch in Oxford: £8-15.
Shakespeare Birthplace Museum(on request): £15.90 (child £9, concession £14.90)
I can arrange a car with a driver or accompany your in your vehicle.
I am not a Blue Badge guide, but will cover most of the destinations or venues in London and beyond it.
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Just back from a fabulous trip to Stratford upon Avon with Marina. She was terrific: planned a great day, provided excellent information about what we were seeing in a friendly manner, and adjusted as needed for our pace as I travelled w my 90 year young mother while always being kind and attentive. I would highly recommend her to anyone touring in and around London and look forward to my next opportunity to travel with her! Thanks for a great day in Shakespeare's land!