Price: Starting from USD $128.33 per person
Duration: 10 hours

Begin the day travelling across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the "City of Dreaming Spires", whose hushed courtyards and elegant, dignified timeworn buildings have inspired generations of scholars (including Bill Clinton in the 1970s!). During your walking tour you will see Christchurch College, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed and where Albert Einstein studied. You will also see the Bodleian library and the picture-perfect College courtyards for which Oxford is justifiably famous.

Next travel through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, an area steeped in history and heritage, to Stratford-upon-Avon, a market town at the edge of the Forest of Arden made famous for being the birthplace of playwright William Shakespeare. You will visit the Tudor-style birthplace of William Shakespeare, gaining an insight into his childhood with its typical parlor, bedrooms, kitchen, buttery and of course the glove-maker's workshop used by his father John. There will be time to explore this charming market town, its streets lined with unusual shops and boutiques.

Later you will take a short drive for an exclusive reception in the old orchard of the cottage, overlooking the beautiful gardens. Enjoy your tea with locally produced specialties, in Ann Hathaway's Cottage, the picture-postcard half-timbered childhood home of William Shakespeare's wife set in lovely surroundings and containing a treasure trove of historic domestic artifacts.
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