Departure Location & DetailsApril to November: Tuesday, Thursday & SundayDecember to March: Thursday & Sunday
Check in: 8:00am
Location: Gray Line/Golden Tours Visitors Centre, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH
Bus stop: Dorset Square - Baker Street Stop S, Gloucester Place
Return Location & Details
Time: 7:30pm (approx.)
Location: Kensington and Victoria areas - subject to traffic conditions
Whether you’re taking a literary pilgrimage, embarking on a historical adventure or simply want to visit one of the most outstandingly beautiful areas of England, this day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds will truly be unforgettable.
First stop on the trip is the picturesque and richly historical town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Hometown to arguably the most revered writer on the planet, William Shakespeare. We visit the beautiful half-timbered house within which the legendary playwright was born where your expert local guide will give you insights into his childhood and the way people lived back then.
Next up, is a visit to Shakespeare’s bride, Anne Hathaway’s, cottage and gardens. An unassuming, quaint thatched farmhouse that is an amazing piece of history that features many original items of family furniture, including the Hathaway bed. Surrounded by stunning gardens where Shakespeare courted his to-be bride.
You’ll then get to explore where it all began for the world’s famous writer at Shakespeare’s schoolroom. Explore the inspiring surroundings that spurred him to become the incredible playwright that we now know him as. Walk in the Bard’s footsteps and learn of the lessons he would have taken. A fascinating insight into the early life of Shakespeare.
The Cotswolds is an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the breathtaking scenery is dotted with tiny English villages that look like they have jumped out of a storybook. Enjoy photostops at Bibury, a town that William Morris once described as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, Bourton-on-the-Water, known as ‘Little Venice’ due to its series of low bridges and tidy stones.
Free Lunch Pack: To save you time, money and the struggle of finding somewhere to eat, our tour also includes a totally tasty Lunch pack! Avoid wasting time waiting for a meal in a restaurant - it means you can make the most of each stop and won’t waste valuable exploring time.
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