2 Day Highclere Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford-upon-Avon Tour
Our 2-day tour departing from London visits Highclere Castle, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. Start your tour from one of our centralized pickup points in London. Your first day will explore Shakespeare’s town
Available on Selected Dates from £338 per Person
See the real-life Downton Abbey!
no hidden fees
Our 2-day tour departing from London visits Highclere Castle, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. Start your tour from one of our centralized pickup points in London. Your first day will explore Shakespeare’s town of Stratford-upon-Avon and many pretty villages in the English Countryside. You’ll also visit Oxford, with a walking tour of the university town followed by an overnight stay. Your second day is devoted to the world of Downton Abbey. Visit key filming locations from the making of the TV series including Highclere Castle, which is the real-life Downton Abbey.
Our tour is available on selected dates when Highclere Castle is open to the public. It’s led by a hand-picked tour guide, with transportation in a small-group 18-seater minibus.
Depart from London, with three convenient pickup locations to choose from
Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Enjoy a walking tour of the town where you’ll see many beautiful buildings from Shakespeare’s life including his church, school and family homes. We’ll enter the house where he was born and stop for a photo outside Anne Hathaway’s cottage, where his wife was born
Drive along narrow English country lanes into the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Fall in love with the English countryside as we stop in pretty villages including Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Taynton and Great & Little Rissington. We’ll also stop at the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, where you can enjoy a pub lunch
End the day in Oxford. Enjoy a walking tour of the historic university town, with a visit to the 15th century Divinity School, the university’s oldest classroom
The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy Oxford
Overnight in Oxford
Start the day with pickup from Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15 – 16 Broad Street
Our second day is devoted to the world of Downton Abbey, and we’ll visit real-life locations used in the making of the TV series and film!
Start the day in Cogges Farm, the real-life version of Yew Tree Farm where Lady Edith’s daughter Marigold was raised by the Drewe family
We’ll continue with a drive along narrow English country lanes. Stop at Shilton, used in Series Two to double for the pub where Bates found employment. Continue to the village of Swinbrook where Lady Sybil and Tom Branson spent the night on their aborted elopement
Visit Bampton, which was used to portray the village of Downton. Enter St Mary’s Chuch where many weddings and funerals took place. See the Cottage Hospital and Mrs Crawley’s house during a guided walk, visit the village green, see the post office, Mrs Patmore’s Bed and Breakfast and The Grantham Arms pub
Our final stop is Highclere Castle, the real-life home of Downton Abbey! Explore the dining room, bedrooms, walk down the grand staircase and more! You’ll also have time to explore the magnificent gardens and a special Egyptology exhibition
From here, we return to London
We offer three different departure points in Central London
07:15: Pickup from outside the British Museum (Great Russell Street)
07:30: Pickup from Marble Arch (outside the Hard Rock Hotel)
07:45: Pickup from outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum (97 Cromwell Road)
Pickup from 3 different locations in London
Hand-picked expert tour guide
Transportation via minibus in a small group with a maximum of 18 people. This small size tour allows us to take the most scenic routes in the Cotswolds, and saves time as opposed to taking a tour with a large coach!
Entrance fees to Highclere Castle, Cogges Farm, Shakespeare’s birthplace, Oxford divinity school
Return transfer to London Victoria station
Food, drink, gratuities (optional)
Accommodation – we can arrange accommodation for you. Alternatively, you can book your own 1-night stay in a hotel in Central Oxford. Please make sure your accommodation is within walking distance of Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15 – 16 Broad Street
Cancellations & Changes:
Fully refundable and amendable up until 14 days before travel, with a flexible booking guarantee! You can view the booking conditions during the booking process, prior to confirmation of any booking
Add an Extra Day
Would you like to spend more time in Oxford? We can add an extra day, which you can use to explore the many sights and attractions of Oxford. Please contact us for more details.