Stratford-upon-Avon and Cotswolds Tour: Visit Shakespeare's Home from London
4.4
196 Ratings
Greater London
Immerse yourself in the world of William Shakespeare on a full-day tour from London. Explore Stratford-upon-Avon, visit Shakespeare's wife's cottage, and enjoy the picturesque beauty of the Cotswolds.
Duration: 10 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Bulleid Way - Make your own way to the tour starting point in Victoria, central London, to meet your guide and group. Hop aboard a climate-controlled vehicle and journey from the city into the English countryside.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon - 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.
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace - 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.
  • Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens - 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.
  • Cotswolds - 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.
  • Bourton-on-the-Water - 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, Bibury a town once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’.

After a wonderful day of sightseeing, arrive back to London at the approximate time of 7:30pm.

What's Included
  • Luxurious air-conditioned coach travel
  • Professional tour guidance
  • Scenic photo stops at Bourton-on-the-Water & Bibury
  • Optional entry to Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • Optional entry to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens
  • Optional entry to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
Additional Information

Embark on a day-long journey from London to the residence of the legendary dramatist William Shakespeare. Tour around the ancient locality of Stratford-upon-Avon and traverse the 12-room abode and gardens of Shakespeare’s spouse, Anne Hathaway. Then, unwind at the Cotswolds and savour the charming English countryside, including Bibury, a village lauded as the “most beautiful village in England” by poet William Morris. Lastly, sit back and enjoy your return trip to London.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used
  • Please note: the tour itinerary and order may change. The time spent at each location is approximate and is subject to change depending on various factors (traffic conditions, etc)
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
Location
Bulleid Way
Departure point: Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH Check-in: 8:00am Departure: 8:30am Return(approx.): 7:30pm Return Point: Gloucester Road, near Gloucester Road Underground Station, London
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Chris
Mar 7, 2024
Easy day in Stratford upon Avon - So interesting just strolling around the town. Loved the Shakespeare Museum well worth the visit. Went on a narrow boat experience. The crew was very helpful and informative. Ample parking
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Sylviamarcela_g
Oct 10, 2023
The visit to the Cotswolds was delightful - This was a tour chosen by a friend, it was never on my bucket list, but I loved it. The visit to the Cotswolds was delightful, and visiting the birthplace of Shakespeare and his school was very interesting. This is a full day tour that I recommend if you are staying more than 4 days in London.
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Departure22355483016
Oct 10, 2023
Come come - Denxia is a excellent tour leader and Amendo is a nice driver. We felt comfortable and relax in this tour. Such a wonderful tour.
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592alanaha
Oct 6, 2023
Shakespeare and Cotswolds Tour - I had an awesome day and loved seeing the beautiful Cotswolds and learning more about Shakespeare and the places he lived. Our tour guide Grace and bus driver Eddy were great, and I enjoyed the introductions to our stops Grace gave us.
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Catherinekareng
Oct 5, 2023
Unforgettable - The views were amazing and the history of the places were captivating. Minding the time is the key to a hassle free tour.
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Robert_g
Sep 25, 2023
Super super super - Our guide DAN, she was awesome. Learned a lot of good info throughout the trup. 10 stars for her. The driver was very good as well. Highly recommend this trup.
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Bonniebl7803gu
Sep 18, 2023
Dolly is the BEST!!! - This was an amazing excursion. We loved our guide Dolly! Our driver! Dolly was so engaging, funny, knowledgeable, and just the best guide EVER!!! She has so much information to share, and we could not get enough of her knowledge. We enjoyed every single bit of this tour and hope to come back to see it again. The Cotswolds potion of the tour was beautiful. Hope to take another tour soon to go back.
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Safari21607998861
Sep 18, 2023
Very enjoyable - Eileen was a great tour guide and Nuno a very good driver. Plenty of time at each stop and a very enjoyable trip.
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Duncanru2870lg
Oct 21, 2023
Must go - Cottswalds did not disappoint. Very knowlegable guide. Fun day. Amazing scenery. Comfortable coach.
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Evangeline_g
Oct 28, 2023
Tour to rushed - Cotswold was beautiful definitely not enough time give to see everything. Trying to cover to much in small amount of time. Bourton on the Water was a highlight and again not enough time. It was all great it just seemed we were rushing from one place to another.
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