Highlights of the Warwick Castle Stratford-upon-Avon Oxford & The Cotswolds
- Visit to Warwick Castle ~ the greatest medieval site in Britain
- Private tour of Shakespeare’s schoolroom and guildhall
- Shakespeare’s Birthplace Museum in beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon
- Lunch stop at 15th century inn followed by a drive through the Cotswolds (food/drink not included)
- Soak up the atmosphere at Oxford and hear about life in the university town
Warwick Castle Stratford-upon-Avon Oxford & The Cotswolds
Stratford Upon Avon – Entry to Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Stratford Upon Avon is a charming market town set in the heart of rural England, home to arguably the world’s greatest writer, William Shakespeare. Visit the picturesque half-timbered house where the legendary writer was born and gained fascinating insights into his childhood. This town also has the famous cottage of Anne Hathaway who married the great writer in 1582.
Private tour of Shakespeare’s schoolroom and guildhall
Described as ‘one of the most atmospheric, magical and important buildings in the whole of Britain,’ Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall opened it’s doors to the public for the first time in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of the writers death. Step back in time to the 1570’s when William Shakespeare was a pupil learning to read and write, and see the room where leading theatre companies came to perform – a strong influence on the young playwright. You will be invited to enjoy a private tour before the school opens to the public in the morning, exclusive to Premium Tours, including the chance to take part in a tudor lesson, write with a quill and ink, witness the rare medieval wall paintings and much more. Not to be missed.
Enjoy free time for lunch in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
This is Britain’s greatest medieval castle with a history that dates back over 1,000 years. Warwick Castle takes you back in time – to a world of extravagant banquets, bloody battles and royal splendour. Here you can explore the castles ramparts, towers and beautiful gardens. Visit the Madame Tussaud’s waxwork display where you can watch and hear the Earl of Warwick as he prepares for battle. If you dare…..see the gruesome dungeons where prisoners were tortured. Your visit will include a delicious cream tea which will be served in a observatory at the same time a local expert will give you a short private talk and it will bring the castle to life. Read more
Oxford & Cotswolds
Oxford boasts the world’s greatest and oldest universities, some dating back to the 13th century. Famous personalities such as Bill Clinton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lewis Carroll have studied here. Take in the famous ‘city of dreaming spires’ and see the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. This trip to Oxford promises to give an unforgettable experience both to the young and old. We then drive through one of the most scenic areas of England, the Cotswolds. Passing through charming villages with thatched cottages, tea shops and ancient inns before returning back to the city.
N.B. – (Occasionally when the hall is not available for a viewing due to filming or private functions we shall enjoy a walking tour of the city)