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Shakespeare, Stratford & The Cotswolds

Shakespeare, Stratford & The Cotswolds

Shakespeare, Stratford & The Cotswolds
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Discover the home of Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon and drive through the Cotswolds on this day trip from London

10 hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation


  • Explore the rich history of Shakespeare’s home town
  • Visit the half-timbered house where Shakespeare was born
  • See Anne Hathaway’s cottage and garden
  • Explore where it all began in Shakespeare's Schoolroom
  • Experience the outstanding natural beauty of the Cotswolds
  • Stop at three quaint towns – Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford

Added Safety Measures in Place


  • 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
  • Wi-Fi on coaches
  • Local Guide

  • Gratuities

From US$128

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Shakespeare, Stratford & The Cotswolds

10 hours

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Departure Location & Details
Check in: 8:00am
Departure: 8:30am
Location: Gray Line/Golden Tours Visitor Center Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria, 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

Tour Overview
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.

Days Of Operation:
  • April to November: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
  • December to March: Thursday & Sunday
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