The Cotswolds and Shakespeare Tour from Oxford | La Vacanza Travel

The Cotswolds and Shakespeare Tour from Oxford

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Oxford

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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Oxford
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  • Not-Cancellable


A unique opportunity to combine a tour of the Cotswolds with a visit to Shakespeare's home, Stratford-upon-Avon, with its famous theatres and quaint medieval timber-framed houses. Come and discover idyllic stone villages, nestling in quiet valleys, small thatched cottages, majestic castles and manors, and charming high streets peppered with quaint tea shops and antiques shops. Let us help you to enjoy the English countryside at its best.


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Pass By: Woodstock, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England

This tour combines a visit to the birthplace of William Shakespeare with a scenic drive through some of the villages and towns of the stunning . The day starts with a drive through the lovely town of Woodstock, the site of Blenheim Palace, home of the Dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

Stop At: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England

We drive through some spectacular scenery to arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon. Our short panoramic tour of Shakespeare’s home town will take you past charming timber-framed houses and some of the houses associated with William Shakespeare. Time to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace (optional) and see the Shakespeare theatres on the banks of the picturesque River Avon.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Great Tew, Great Tew, Oxfordshire, England

Enjoy the opportunity of walking round an authentic English village with its quaint ironstone and thatched cottages and 17c inn. Time for a delicious refreshment in the small village cafe.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH England

Leaving Stratford, we head to Shottery where you can do an optional visit of Anne Hathaway’s cottage with it's beautiful gardens and romantic "half-moon" seat.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: High Street Chipping Campden, Chipping Campden GL55 6AT England

After a scenic drive over Ebrington Hill through the Warwickshire Cotswolds you arrive in the charming old market town of Chipping Campden with its golden limestone cottages. Time to browse in the small shops and see the old market hall.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Snowshill, Snowshill, Cotswolds, England

The next stop is in the idyllic village of Snowshill with its beautiful honey coloured stone cottages and quaint church and stunning views of the Cotswold escarpment in the background. Here you will get the best Cotswold picture you could wish to take!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

After another picturesque drive through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds you arrive in Bourton-on-the-Water , often called the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds. Walk along the banks of the pretty River Windrush and cross the charming stone bridges. Enjoy browsing in the gift shops or have a cream tea in one of the many cafes.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Burford Visitor Information Centre, 33 High Street, Burford OX18 4QA England

We return to Oxford via Burford, the 'gateway to the Cotswolds' with its sloping main street and many old coaching inns.

  • Bottled water
  • Beverages
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (hotels in North Oxford)
  • Pick up on request from Oxford Railway Station

  • Lunch
  • Entrances to Shakespeare Houses
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that this tour is not recommended for children under 12 years old.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Taylor Institution Library, St Giles', Oxford OX1 3NA, UK

Departure Time

09:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


01 Oct, 2023

The guide was very informative. The driver very kind. Very comfortable van that holds about 12. Worth time and the money. Never rushed at stops.


30 Sep, 2023

This tour was everything we wanted it to be. Our guide was professional, pleasant, extremely well-informed and her knowledge of the area and its history was extensive. We enjoyed all the places we stopped (although we would have liked to spend more time at Anne Hathaway’s cottage) and were given ample time to explore or have a bite to eat. Our driver, as well, was very courteous and professional and we felt very safe with him behind the wheel. The van was modern, but we would suggest that the back row seating be reduced from 4 to 3 seats as it is too crowded for 4 average-sized adults.


22 Sep, 2023

We loved this tour! The van was able to take us places that buses could not! . We enjoyed our extended stay in Stratford, and 4 to 5 shorter stays in other towns In Cotswolds!


25 Jul, 2023

This was a full day tour from Oxford. The guide, Isobel and the driver were excellent and the day brought several stops for exploring & photos. Beside being very knowledgable and personable, they conveniently stopped in places with restrooms and pointed out the sights not to be missed in the various locations. The day seemed to go by quickly--I didn't know if 8-9 hours would be too much, but it wasn't. Nice group of fellow travelers, nice mini-van & expert driver. Highly recommended!


26 Jun, 2023

We had a wonderful time on this tour. The tour guide is a wealth of knowledge, the driver is amazing, and the landscape is stunning. The Cotswolds and Strafford Upon Avon are beyond lovely, with quaint cottages, flowing rivers, shopping, and dining. All we had to do was sit back and take it all in. I cannot recommend this tour enough.

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Exceptional, informative tour!




Enjoyable memorable day, highly recommend


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