Find Shakespeare’s inspiration in stunning Stratford-upon-Avon.
Stratford-upon-Avon – Some of Shakespeare’s hometown hasn’t changed since he lived there. And on this tour, it’s yours to explore.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage – This lovely thatched house is a fine example of Tudor architecture. Explore the pristine gardens and history-rich rooms.
Holy Trinity Church – Pay your respect to the Bard at his final resting place.
Get your quills, sonnets, and tights ready, because it’s time to delve into the world of Shakespeare.
On this tour, we follow England’s best storyteller through life, love, and death.
You travel to stunning Stratford-upon-Avon, where you study the school, birthplace, and river banks of the Bard’s hometown. You experience the timber-framed charm of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, his wife’s beautiful home. And you go to his final resting place beside the beautiful Church of the Holy Trinity.
The whole world was his stage, so join this tour and go behind the scenes of his most personal show.
Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old).
You leave London and head straight to Stratford-upon-Avon.
After a pit stop to break up the journey, you arrive in the centre of this quintessential Tudor town.
You can discover Shakespeare’s Birthplace, eat at local restaurants, visit the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Theatre, and wander along lovely waterways.
After you’ve had your fill of quotes and culture, it’s time to go to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. The gorgeous gardens here feel a million miles away from Shakespeare’s bloody tragedies.
And now it’s time for the final act. You go to Holy Trinity Church, an incredible parish church and the home of Shakespeare’s grave.
You have another pit stop before arriving in London in the evening.
The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.
We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.
We have a cancellation period of 48 hours for our one day tours, 15 days for two to nine day tours, and 21 days for 10+ day tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
Your tour will always follow the itinerary as closely as possible. While there are ongoing coronavirus restrictions throughout the UK and Ireland, itineraries are more likely to change than usual as opening hours and capacities at many visitor attractions are reduced and subject to change. Your driver-guide will keep you up to up to date on the road, and we'll try to get in touch about any large changes prior to your departure.
It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.
Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.
You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
We advise you take out travel insurance.
You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.
Travel the local way on small group tours of 16 people or fewer
You'll have a guaranteed experience, or your money back
Guaranteed departures: We’ll never cancel your tour because of minimum numbers
Our eco-friendly tours support local communities