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Board your air-conditioned mini-coach in central London and settle in for the journey out of the city and into the English countryside.

Your first stop is the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, best-known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Embark upon a guided walking tour that takes in such important sites as Shakespeare's final resting place and offers insight into life during his time.

Back on the bus, continue onward to the Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which lures visitors to its rolling hills and charming postcard-worthy villages. Stop off in a few different spots to take a leisurely stroll and soak up the atmosphere.

Your next stop is the famed university city of Oxford where a guided walking tour enlightens you about its rich history while taking you to some of its best architecture, boutiques, and pubs. Then you can take advantage of your free time to explore further.

Afterward, get back on the mini-coach and relax on the journey back to London, where your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the departure point.
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University of Oxford
Christ Church
Bodleian Library
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See the best of south England in just one day on this this day trip from London. In a small group of no more than 16 people, enjoy seamless transportation between Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, the charming Cotswolds, and the university city of Oxford. Benefit from deeper insight into your destinations on guided walking tours and get a look inside Oxford University, one of the best in the world.
  • Small group tour ensures personal attention
  • Travel easily between destinations on an air-conditioned mini-coach
  • See three of England's best destinations in just one day
  • Gain deeper insight on guided walking tours
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Reviewed 6 days ago
The English Bus tour - small group

We (my family of 3) looked at many different types of tours and my daughter found this one which seemed to be very good. And it was. Our driver, Andrew, was a great conversationalist and kept us amused between stops with interesting information about the...More

Thank Jeffrey A
TheEnglishBusMgmt, General Manager at The English Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Jeffrey, Thank you very much for joining us - and we are very very pleased you had such a good experience on tour with Andrew. Andrew is a brilliant guide who could entertain just about anyone, and we've loved working with him over the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Exceeded already high expectations

We just returned from our English Bus tour of Oxford, the Cotswolds, and Stratford and we could not have enjoyed it more. Andy was our driver/guide and he is perfect for this job. He was funny, personable, attentive, and a wealth of information. The tour...More

Thank rwheeler50
TheEnglishBusMgmt, General Manager at The English Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello! Absolutely brilliant to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Andy to the Cotswolds, Oxford and Stratford so much. Also delighted to hear you enjoyed each of Andy's walking tours throughout the whole tour, he has so many interesting tales and facts and absolutely...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing day out of london

So pleased that I did some research and discovered The English Bus. This tour took us to the English countryside visiting many small villages that the big buses cant get to. That with Stratford on Avon and Oxford made up a amazing and interesting tour....More

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TheEnglishBusMgmt, General Manager at The English Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Tracie, Thank you so much for your review - amazing to hear that you had such a wonderful time out on tour with Johny - whose style is indeed unique! We have designed this tour route specifically to take advantage of our smaller vehicles,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highlight of Cotswolds

Group of four had the fortune of making a trip to Stratford, Cotswolds and Oxford with Lilly. Lilly was a delightful guide, making the best experience of a day in the countryside of UK. The smaller group of 16 in a van allowed flexibility of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful trip to the countryside!

I had previously taken a trip to Bath and Stonehenge with this company and was delighted to have Andy as the same tour guide on a day trip to the countryside. As always, he gives great information and commentary on everything we see throughout the...More

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Jason Y
August 25, 2018|
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Response from Stuart A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they made a stop and we walked around a very scenic area for about a half hour.
June 24, 2018|
Response from Stuart A | Reviewed this property |
They go to different destinations different days of the week. We took this tour on a Sunday and it was excellent.
April 11, 2018|
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Response from TheEnglishBusMgmt | Property representative |
Hi nhmomjcd, There is a full rundown of the itinerary on the tour page on our website. Any specifics please get in touch through the contact page - hopefully we get to meet you! Many thanks, Chris
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