Welcome to Warwick
Regularly name-checked by Shakespeare, Warwick was the ancestral seat of the Earls of Warwick, who played a pivotal role in the Wars of the Roses. Despite a devastating fire in 1694, Warwick remains a treasure-house of medieval architecture with rich veins of history and charming streets, dominated by the soaring turrets of Warwick Castle
Top experiences in Warwick
Oxford, Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon Day
After a pickup from Victoria Coach Station, travel by coach to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare: one of the greatest writers in the English language. Take a private tour of Shakespeare's Schoolroom before it opens to the public, and enjoy a school lesson included with your tour. Then, enjoy some free time to explore the market town that’s home to the theaters of the famous Royal Shakespeare Company. A river winds its way through the town past Holy Trinity church, where Shakespeare is buried. There are half-wooden buildings which date back to Shakespeare's time, including the cottage of Anne Hathaway, who he married in 1582. After exploring, enjoy lunch in one of the town’s many cafes or restaurants (own expense).Continue from Stratford-upon-Avon to Warwick, home to Warwick Castle. With a history dating back over 1,000 years, the castle will take you to an era of banquets, battles and royal splendor. After entering, your guide will leave you to explore independently. Listen to an introduction to the historical site from Warwick Castle’s history team, and then explore the site at leisure. See the waxwork displays from Madame Tussauds that are showcased at the castle, and see and hear of the Earl of Warwick's preparations for battle. Then, perhaps take a look at the ghostly dungeons where prisoners were tortured.Then travel to Oxford, a city that boasts one of the world's greatest and oldest universities as well as some of the finest architecture in Europe. See it all on a walking tour, and learn all about the colleges themselves, with their ivy-clad stone walls that protect the beautiful chapels, halls and libraries.Then, simply meet your guide back on board your coach to travel back to central London.
Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip
Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones as your tour starts and listen to your guide talking clearly about each site.Warwick CastleThis morning's first stop is medieval Warwick Castle. Over 1,000 years old, marvel at its amazing towers. For those that dare, there's a visit to the dungeons where prisoners were tortured. Alternatively, stroll the castle's tended gardens. At Warwick choose to either: Enjoy a free guided walking tour of Warwick's town center where you can view well preserved famous old buildings. Tour the inside of Warwick Castle and learn more about the banquets, battles and ceremonies that took place here (cost Adult £25.80, Child £19.80, Seniors/Students £21.60). Stratford-upon-AvonPast the Warwickshire hills, you'll travel to William Shakespeare's birthplace; Stratford-upon-Avon. Here, you'll have the option to: Explore Stratford-upon-Avon, a market town located on the edge of the Forest of Arden and home to the world's greatest playwright. Visit William Shakespeare's Tudor-style half timbered home, carefully furnished to recreate the interiors of his childhood (cost Adult £15.90, Child £9.50, Seniors/Students £14.90). OxfordThe colleges in Oxford date back to the 13th century and among its famous students were Bill Clinton and C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lewis Carroll. Explore the cobbled streets of Oxford and see Bodleian Library and the picture-perfect college courtyards, for which Oxford is famous. The CotswoldsAdmire the English countryside with its rolling hills. Thatched roof cottages and crooked houses of the Cotswold's are steeped in both history and heritage.Entrance fees are not included, but can be purchased from your guide on tour.
Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Northern Route
The Northern Route wine tour in Stellenbosch operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Be collected at any Guesthouse in Stellenbosch or at the Stellenbosch Tourism Information office at 36 Mark Street. You can decide when you would like to depart and how long you would like to hop on hop off along our route.The mini bus departure times from Stellenbosch town are at 9:45, 10:50, 12:10, 13:20, 14:30 and 15:40.Please be advised that the later you depart, the fewer estates you will be able to visit. The Northern Route has spectacular views of the Winelands where you can see all the way to Table Mountain in the distance and enjoy the splendour of the Western Cape. On this Route you have the option to visit the following farms:Bergkelder - The best wine experience in the Cape awaits you at Die Bergkelder, the famous “Cellar in the mountain” in Stellenbosch. Take a tour through the underground cellars in the mountain while tasting fantastic wines.Beyerkloof - Home of Pinotage. Beyerskloof has a small but modern cellar with a welcoming homely atmosphere. Here you can do a wine tasting or have a glass of wine along with a meal in our restaurant.Simonsig - Voted top South African winery in three prestigious competitions and bearer of numerous accolades, including South Africa’s top Shiraz, Simonsig signifies the ultimate in wine excellence. One of the founder farms of the Stellenbosch wine route and home of the famous Kaapse Vonkel. Cuvee Restaurant also is a perfect lunch stop for the fine food lover.Warwick - Set on the Simonsberg Mountain slopes, this highly regarded winery has become synonymous with the great winelands picnics tradition. Join Warwick for their delicious Gourmet Picnics, Big 5 Vineyard Safaris and historic Wines, the perfect ingredients for a memorable, lazy-day-out in wine country.Delheim - Seeing Sperling family members flanked by at least one Jack Russell each; watching the geese line up for lunch; marvelling at the vineyards in the foreground of the great Simonsberg mountain all make this farm worth a visit. The restaurant offers an la carte menu or you can order meat and cheese platters to be enjoyed with your wineMarianne - A young boutique estate on the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain with fantastic views over the estate and beyond which complement the elegant wines of this estate. Enjoy a biltong and wine pairing or get a cheese platter to enjoy with your wine on the beautiful Panoramic deck terrace.After the tour, we will drop you off at your pick up location.
Private Departure Transfer: Providence (PVD)
You will need to advise your pickup location, flight details and the time you wish to be picked up in order to complete your reservation. Your transfer purchase will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver (includes your provider's contact information) -- it's that easy!When your stay is over, you’ll be met at your hotel by a professional driver and driven in a comfortable private vehicle to the Providence TF Green Airport (PVD). Choose from either a sedan, for up to three passengers, a sports utility vehicle, for up to five passengers, or a stretch limousine, for up to eight passengers. This airport transportation service operates from Newport, Providence, Warwick, Smithfield, North Kingstown or Bristol accommodations.Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan, five per sports utility vehicle or eight per limousine.
Private Arrival Transfer: Providence (PVD)
When making a booking for this private arrival transfer from the Providence TF Green Airport to your chosen destination, you will need to advise your flight details and your destination details to complete your reservation. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Upon arrival at the Providence TF Green Airport (PVD), you'll be met by your professional driver. Choose from either a sedan, for up to three passengers, a sports utility vehicle, for up to five passengers, or a stretch limousine, for up to eight passengers. Once you’re settled comfortably in your spacious private vehicle, you’ll be driven straight to your Newport, Providence, Warwick, Smithfield, North Kingstown or Bristol. accommodation.Price is per person, based on three passengers per sedan, five per sports utility vehicle or eight per limousine.
Warwick Castle: Admission and Cream Tea Package
Combine your visit to Warwick Castle with mouthwatering English tradition: Enjoy a fresh fruit scone with clotted cream, jam and tea or coffee with this fantastic package. Cream team can be redeemed before 12.30pm or after 3pm only, in the Conservatory Tea House. Full to the turrets with dazzling shows and attractions, spell-binding story-telling and fun experiences all year-round, Warwick Castle is a fun, action-packed and unforgettable day out for everyone! Watch the spectacular Flight of the Eagles Show (twice daily show), featuring Eagles, Buzzards and Vultures and look out for Rosie, the UK’s one and only free-flying Andean Condor which is the largest bird of prey in the world! With a wingspan of over 10ft you will be in awe as you see her take to the skies.A day at Warwick Castle is jam-packed with exhilarating daily shows – witness the world’s largest working catapult launch a flaming fireball over 150m into the air as part of the Trebuchet Fireball Spectacular Show! (Firing twice daily from 14th February – 1st November.) Explore 64 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens and keep an eye out for the resident peacocks in the picturesque Peacock Garden! Climb the Castle’s ancient towers and ramparts and then marvel at the mesmerizing panoramic views from the top of Guy’s Tower. Beyond the Castle’s wall marvel at the magnificent great hall and the lavish interiors of the adjoining state rooms. Visit the castle dungeon if you are brave enough? This exciting 50 minute walk-through brings together live actors, shows and spectacular special effects that will send chills down your spine (over 10s only – it’s that scary!) Enter Time Tower and journey through time on a whirlwind adventure through Warwick Castle’s rich and vibrant history, to reveal its 1100 year true story.