Shakespeare's Stratford and the Cotswolds

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    What's Included in the tour

    • 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

    What's Excluded in the tour

    • Gratuities

    Please Note:

    • To see our social distancing and health and safety policy, click here
    • Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have removed lunch packs on all of our tours for the foreseeable future.
    • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day 
    • Bookings made after midnight for the same day will get vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used
    • *During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used
    • You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour.
  • Description
    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, 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.
  • 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 : Thursday & in : Tuesday & Saturday
  • Schedule
    December to March

    December 2019 to March 2020 :
     Thursday & Sunday

    Check-in: 8:00am   
    Departure: 8:30am
    Return(approx.): 7:30pm

    Departure point: Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH
    Return Point: Golden Tours Visitors Centre, Bus Stop 3, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH, which is a 3 minute walk to Victoria station.

    Due to a legal working hour’s restriction for drivers, if your tour arrives back into London after 7:45pm, you will be dropped off at Gloucester Road Underground Station, not Victoria. Your driver will drop you off within a couple of minutes’ walk to Gloucester Road Underground Station. Gloucester Road is in Zone 1 and is three stops on the Circle or District Lines to Victoria. The Piccadilly Line also runs through Gloucester Road, where it is only 5 stops to Piccadilly Circus.