Guided tour

Shakespeare’s Stratford & Cotswolds

4.3 / 5

13 reviews

Shakespeare’s Stratford & Cotswolds

From US$ 117.70 per person

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.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

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, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford
  • Travel in a luxury air-conditioned bus with free Wi-Fi
Full description
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. It is nestled within stunning grounds and gardens, overflowing with fragrant blooms and traditional shrubs. 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’.   After a wonderful day of sightseeing, arrive back to London at the approximate time of 19:15.
Includes
  • Entry to Shakespeare’s birthplace
  • Entry to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens
  • Photo stops at Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Bibury
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH (the nearest tube station is Victoria, 5-minute walk). There is Golden Tours signage at the meeting point and a ticket office nearby for any general enquiries. You must be at the meeting point 30 minutes before your booked start time.

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  • During peak periods, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used
  • Please note the tour itinerary and order may change
  • All vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5
  • Service
    3.9/5
  • Organization
    3.8/5

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Tour great but guide Sue was appalling . So many racist remarks

The tour of the three towns were lovely and great to see Shakespeare's home and Anne Hathaways cottage. However the tour wd have been much better there had been more historical information about all of the places we stopped at including Stratford upon Avon. We did not learn anything extra by being on a tour as opposed to going on our own. Tour guide made banal small talk that also consisted of insulting remarks abt fat Japanese children and drunken gypsies and " red indians" and angry black guys. Shockingly offensive

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May 22, 2017

Beautiful places but too much rush.

Really wonderful places where you want to stop and spend time in peace, but unfortunately peace is just what is missing. "Packed lunch" very poor and definitely if you have intolerance problems not suitable (it is a mini cheese sandwich, a mini pack of chips, a bag of raisins and 3 biscuits and a bottle of water). You have 15 minutes to visit one of the villages, 30 for the famous English "Venice" (with which you don't have time to see it all because you lose at least 10 minutes if you want to stop in 1 of the characteristic shops) 40 to visit the house of Mrs Shakespeare (where for 10 you just wait to enter) and an hour and a half to Stratfordi where you spend the first 30/35 minutes in the first attraction, or the school where Shackespeare studied (absolutely insufficient time to fully enjoy it .. we were forced to go by the guide after the first room). In short, really beautiful places but little time

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May 13, 2018

Excellent guide and driver beautiful destination

November 29, 2017

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