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
Free Lunch Pack
Stop at three quaint towns – Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford
Travel in a luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
Tour Operates in : Thursday & in : Tuesday & Saturday
April to November
April 2019 to November 2019: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
December 2019 to March 2020 : Thursday & Sunday
Departure point: 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH
Return Point: Golden Tours Visitors Centre, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, 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.
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.
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’.
Free Lunch Pack – More Sightseeing Time
To save you time, money and the struggle of finding somewhere to eat, our tour also includes a totally tasty Lunch pack! Avoid wasting time waiting for a meal in a restaurant - it means you can make the most of each stop and won’t waste valuable exploring time.
After a wonderful day of sightseeing, arrive back to London at the approximate time of 7:30pm.
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
Free Lunch Pack
Transportation by Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach
What's Excluded in the tour
Bookings made after midnight for the same day will not receive a free lunch pack 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.