Described as ‘one of the most atmospheric, magical and important buildings in the whole of Britain,’ Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall opened its doors to the public for the first time in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of the writer's death. Step back in time to the 1570s 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'll 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, and witness the rare medieval wall paintings and much more. Not to be missed!
This is, quite simply, the greatest medieval castle in Britain. With a history that dates back over 1,000 years, Warwick Castle will take you back in time - to a world of sumptuous banquets, bloody battles, and royal splendour. Enter over the footbridge and explore the castles ramparts, towers and gardens
Oxford and the Cotswolds
Oxford, the city of dreaming spires, boasts one of the world’s greatest - and oldest - universities, as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe. The colleges themselves, which make up the university, are amongst the architectural highlights, their ivy-clad stone walls protecting beautiful chapels, halls and libraries.
Soak up the atmosphere of this remarkable town with a guided walking tour of the city or take tea in the shop where the real-life Alice (inspiration for Alice in Wonderland) bought her sweets! Our trip to Oxford promises an unforgettable experience for young and old alike. On the way to the remarkable city we will also enjoy a short drive through the scenic Cotswolds.