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Shakespeare's Stratford & The Cotswolds Day Trip From London

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On this day trip from London visit the home of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon, drive through the Cotswolds, and more. A lunch pack is included


  • Explore the rich history and stunning beauty of Shakespeare’s home town
  • Visit the half-timbered house where Shakespeare was born
  • See Anne Hathaway’s cottage and garden
  • Experience an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Cotswolds
  • Stop at three quaint towns – Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford
  • Includes a complimentary packed lunch
  • Travel in a luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi


  • Entry to Shakespeare’s birthplace
  • Entry to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens
  • Photo stops at Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Bibury
  • Free Lunch Pack
  • Transportation by Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach
  • Professional Guide


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel Pick-up & Return

Please Note

  • The complimentary hotel pick-up service will not be operating from 1st April 2017, guests will have to make their own way to Golden Tours Visitor Centre in Victoria.
  • Bookings made after midnight for the same day will not receive a free lunch
  • During peak periods, additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi may be used

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Jun 08 2018
The tour could have been better if we had a good tour guide. We experienced the worst guide ever.
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
We sincerely apologize for your experience with our tour guide. We are normally known for having exceptional guides on our tours all over the world. We will be reaching out to our local team to ensure that their guides are aware of the expectations that Gray Line sets for them. We appreciate your honest feedback.

-The Gray Line Team
May 21 2018
This tour isn’t up to par with a professional and pleasant experience. I’ve done many tours before and it just really fell well below the quality mark one would expect. The tour director was harsh and unorganized. She gave unclear directions resulting in people being lost. She just seemed to be over her job and it resonated through her words and actions. The driver was swerving constantly and didn’t drive smoothly at all. There was no AC the entire 2.5 hours to and from London. It was so disgusting! As far as the tour, the places are beautiful but you are super rushed and basically don’t get to actually enjoy either place they stop at. Overall not worth the money they charge for this.
Reply From The Gray Line Team:
We sincerely apologize for your experience. Typically, we are known for a much higher level of service and amenities to our tour guests. We thank you for your honest feedback and will work to ensure that this does not occur, again.

- The Gray Line Team 
May 15 2018
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See some of the most beautiful spots in the UK on this excellent tour of Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon and an official Area of Outstanding Beauty, the Cotswolds. An expert guide leads the way, regaling you with stories and interesting facts about the rich history of these beautiful places.

The home town of legendary playwright William Shakespeare is the first stop on this day trip. Filled with history, pay a visit to the place the famous Bard was born - a quaint, unassuming half-timbered house. Learn amazing stories and quirks of Elizabethan living from your expert guide.

Next stop is a visit to Shakespeare’s bride Anne Hathaway’s cottage and gardens. This beautiful little thatched farmhouse is the place where the Bard courted his bride and still to this day holds items or original furniture, including the Hathaway bed.

The Cotswolds
Visit what is often agreed to be one of the most beautiful areas in the whole of the UK. Quaint villages and breathtaking scenery, the Cotswolds looks like it jumped off the pages of a storybook. The tour makes photo stops at three stunning Cotswolds villages: Bourton-on-the-Water, also known as ‘Little Venice’ due to its low bridges and stone banks, Burford which features an ornate medieval bridge and Bibury, a town once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’.

Complimentary Lunch Pack
To save time at each stop, this trip includes a complimentary packed lunch for you to enjoy on the coach or at one of the destinations.

After a wonderful day of sightseeing, arrive back to London at the approximate time of 7.30pm.

  • The complimentary hotel pick-up service will not be operating from 1st April 2017, guests will have to make their own way to Golden Tours Visitor Centre in Victoria.
Days Of Operation:

April to November: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
December to March: Thursday & Saturday
Check-in: 8:00am
Departure: 8:30am
Return(approx.): 7:30pm

Departure point: 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH
Return Point: Kensington and Victoria areas - subject to traffic conditions

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.


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