Spend Christmas Eve exploring some of the most picturesque landscape and towns of England on a 9-hour coach tour from London. Visit the magnificent Warwick Castle, drive through pretty Cotswold villages, and admire Shakespeare’s birthplace.
What to Expect
Explore some of the highlights of the Heart of England on a full-day Christmas Eve coach tour from London. Drive through the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds, enjoy lunch in the town where Shakespeare was born, and see the dreamy spires of Oxford.
Depart from London’s Victoria Coach Station at 08:45 and head to medieval Warwick Castle. Covering 1,000 years of bloody battles, extravagant banquets, and royal pageantry, the castle walls, dungeons, and lovingly tended gardens are a delight.
Continue to Stratford upon Avon, famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and a lovely town to enjoy a delicious sit-down lunch at Marlowes Restaurant. Then, drive through one of the most picturesque parts of England on a tour of the stone villages and rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Fall in love with charming villages of thatched roof cottages, quaint tea shops, and historic coaching inns.
En route back to London, stop in Oxford to swoon at the spires of one of the oldest universities in the world. Some of the buildings date back to the 13th century, where luminaries such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkein, Lewis Carroll, and former US president Bill Clinton have studied. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the cobbled streets to see the famous Bodleian Library and the picture-perfect college courtyards.
- Admission to Warwick Castle
- Lunch in Stratford
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Tour departs at 08:45 from Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TP
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Know Before You Go
• Please note that this tour only operates on Christmas Eve, 24 December and Shakespeare's Birthplace will be closed to visitors