Charms of Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon

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Tour Number

Activity Level

96447


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. More suitable for mature teenagers, but little ones are very welcome, too (they always enjoy changing scenery behind their window). Please let me know if you require a pram or a car seat booster.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Polish (conversational), Russian (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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.
Lunch.
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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The meeting place - your address within Zone 1, Central London.
Other travel Zones (2-6) - subject to discussion.

End location: The end of journey - your address within Zone 1, Central London.
Other travel Zones (2-6) - subject to discussion.

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

Transportation in a comfortable car with air conditioning.
Light walking in the cities.

What’s Included

Services of the Guide for the duration of the tour.
Transportation is included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 GBP - Lunch in Oxford: £8-15.
Shakespeare Birthplace Museum(on request): £15.90 (child £9, concession £14.90)

What’s Extra

Entrance fees.
Food and drinks.

Restrictions

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.

A Recent Review of this tour

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!
Donna Lundy

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