Warwick Castle, Harry Potter's Oxford & the Cotswold
Warwick Castle, Harry Potter's Oxford & the Cotswold
This tour is customisable and private. We can provide a driver-guide with Luxury Sedan (3 PAX) or Van (8 PAX). For larger families and groups we can provide coaches from 16 to 49 seats with driver AND guide.
Enjoy a walking tour of Oxford city and see Christ Church College; film location for Hogwarts’ dining hall, library and staircase.
Have lunch in a traditional country pub serving local ales and food, prepared with Cotswolds sourced ingredients.
Warwick Castle is an elaborate medieval fortification situated dramatically above the River Avon. Warwick is fun and educational – it’s very family-friendly with various shows and exhibitions. During the holidays see the birds of prey and watch a mighty medieval siege engine launch its deadly cargo!
Your Tour Details
Your personal driver-guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at 8.00 am. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss any changes you might like to make to your tour. Any tour itinerary we suggest is flexible and can be altered to suit your individual requirements, even on the day.
Enjoy a private walking tour of Oxford with your guide, home to important buildings which shape the city’s landscape. See the great dining hall in Christ Church College; the inspiration for Hogwarts. View the beautiful vaulted staircases which are frequently used for filming interior scenes. University buildings were used to recreate the library, infirmary and grand entrances of Hogwarts.
After lunch, head to a place with a thousand years of history within its domain. The medieval walls of Warwick Castle tower over the River Avon; appearing twice as big because of the reflection on the water. The structure of the castle was meant for military purposes and throughout history has proved its importance.
Tour the chapel, great hall and State Rooms. Each room contains various artefacts and possessions relating to the castle’s past. In the great hall, see ‘Guy’s Porridge Pot’ which is around 500 years old. Visit Guy’s Tower, a 14th Century construction with five storeys. The windows were redesigned to allow cannons to be used during the Civil War. Other towers worth seeing are Clarence, Bear and Caesar’s Tower. Your guide will bring to life the tales, events and the truth behind Warwick’s great stone walls.
Warwick Castle is fun and educational, with various shows and exhibitions. The Bird of Prey Lawn is the best place to view the falconry displays. After touring the castle, you may wish to stroll through the Rose and Peacock Garden.
From April each year you can see the world’s largest trebuchet, a huge medieval siege engine measuring 18 metres high and weighs 22 tons! Watch the wooden machine shoot a massive stone ball over 300 metres. Demonstrations of the English longbow, jousting and medieval warfare can be seen during holiday periods.
Tour the Cotswold region, famous for honey coloured cottages, pretty villages and country pubs. Stop for afternoon tea in an elegant English country house hotel. Return to London.
Our new SUVs are perfect for city and countryside touring. Panoramic roof, large seats and easy access are all key features of our fleet. This vehicle is ideal for long distance touring, especially when including Britain’s National Parks. This vehicle makes easy work of mountain passes, country lanes along with being supremely comfortable. Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 small carry-ons.
VW & Mercedes-Benz passenger vans
Our range of passenger vans are suitable to fulfil a number of different roles, depending on the number of people travelling, the amount of luggage and the length of the journey. Our Mercedes vans have 7 passenger seats, plenty of head and leg room. Our VW vans have more space and more luggage capacity and therefore are ideal for extended touring with groups up to 7 people. Luggage capacity: 8 medium suit cases plus 2/3 small carry-ons OR 5 large suit cases plus 2/3 carry-ons.
BMW Grand Tourer
This vehicle is super comfortable for 2 people, touring the countryside on an extended tour or day trip is a breeze. This Grand Tourer has a long wheel base, which means more leg room than your average sedan, higher seating position making getting in out of the car easier. Another nice feature is a full panoramic roof This BMW also has a smooth and quiet ECO engine and a certain amount of style too! Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 handbag sized pieces of luggage.
This vehicle is ideal for small corporate groups or large families. Large windows, cool boxes and quiet modern engines will enhance the touring experience. These vehicles have 15 passenger seats and rear area with tables. Luggage capacity: 15 medium bags plus carry-ons.
Our luxury motor coaches can cater for every group size from 21 to 49 passengers. All of our luxury coaches are air-conditioned, have radio/pa systems and are fitted with seat belts. Some have a refrigerator, monitors and washroom facilities. Luggage capacity varies.
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Since 2002, we have created British travel experiences for individuals, families, groups and corporations. Driver-Guided Tours, Chauffeur-Driven Transfers and Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Unique Accommodation, Customised Group Programmes and VIP Experiences, Premium Tickets to Theatres, Sporting and Cultural Events
And why we do it!
Our aim is always to be an ‘upgrade’ to anything else available, but without going ‘over the top’ with our prices. We started our business by offering simple day tours and deliver them well. It was not long before our clients were asking us to include more services and events – this we took as a compliment and felt it showed they trusted us and had confidence that we would deliver to a high standard, without the fuss.