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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.

Stratford-upon-Avon

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, 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.

Schedule

December to March Days of operations: Thursday & Sunday April to November Days of operations: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

Tour Language

English: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday Mandarin: Thursday & Sunday only

Please note

You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour. Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day. *During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used.

Itinerary

Check-in: 8:15am Departure time: 8:30am Departure point: Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH what3words location: eager.play.forks Return time: approx. 7:30pm Due to legal working hour’s restrictions for our drivers, this tour will finish within a 2 or 3 minute walk of Gloucester Road Underground Station. This station is in Zone 1 and is three stops Eastbound on the Circle Line or the District Line to Victoria. The Piccadilly Line also runs through Gloucester Road, and is only 5 stops to Piccadilly Circus.

Highlights

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 and Bourton-on-the-Water.
Travel in a luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi.
Cancelled bookings up to 24 hours before travel receive a full refund.
Tour Operates in : English & Mandarin.

Inclusions

Entry to Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Entry to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens
Entry to Shakespeare's Schoolroom
Photo stops at Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury
Transportation by Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach
Professional Guide

Exclusions

Gratuities