Shakespeare’s Stratford–upon–Avon
1 day tour

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Find Shakespeare’s inspiration in stunning Stratford-upon-Avon.

Tour map

Highlights

Literature
Film Locations
Abbeys

Places you explore


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.


Your journey

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.

Tour Details

Departs
09.15 - Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
Returns
19.15
Discounts

Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old).

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • One 15 kilogram bag, and one carry-on bag per person
Tour inclusions
  • Transportation by a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

Itinerary

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.

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FAQs

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

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.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

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.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer 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.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

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.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

Do you take children on your tours?

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.

How much time do I get off the bus?

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.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

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.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

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.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

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.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance. You can click here for excellent rates.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com, or check out our full FAQs.

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