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.
What to Expect
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. Then continue to 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, Burford which features an ornate medieval bridge and Bibury, a town once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’. To save time at each stop, this trip includes a complimentary packed lunch for you to enjoy on the coach or at one of the destinations. After a wonderful day of sightseeing, arrive back to London at the approximate time of 6.30 pm.
- Entry to Shakespeare’s birthplace
- Entry to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens
- Photo stops at Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Bibury
- Lunch pack
- Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
- Professional guide
- Hotel pick up from over 80 central London hotels to the departure point to board your tour
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel return
4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W
Know Before You Go
• Bookings made after midnight for the same day will not receive a free lunch
• During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used