Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and Cotswolds Tour from London

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 10 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
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  • Cancellable


Visit the home of iconic playwright William Shakespeare on a full-day tour from London. Be guided through historic Stratford-upon-Avon and the 12-room cottage and gardens where Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway lived, before enjoying a delicious box lunch en route to the Cotswolds. Here you will experience pretty English countryside and villages such as Bibury, described by poet William Morris as the “most beautiful village in England.” Then, relax as you are returned to London.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bulleid Way, London SW1W, UK

Make your own way to the tour starting point in Victoria, central London, to meet your guide and group. Hop aboard a climate-controlled vehicle and journey from the city into the English countryside.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH England

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cotswolds, Cotswolds, England

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bourton-on-the-Water, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

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, 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 7:30pm.

Duration: 20 minutes

  • 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
  • Transportation by Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach
  • Professional Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Entry/Admission - Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used
  • Please note: the tour itinerary and order may change. The time spent at each location is approximate and is subject to change depending on various factors (traffic conditions, etc)
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Departure Point

Bulleid Way, London SW1W, UK

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Colin G

13 Feb, 2020

Vaugn and our driver Mirza were excellent hosts for the day. Golden tours have very comfortable buses and there was a good balance between “own discovery” time and guides tour. Vaugn has a very extensive knowledge of the area and it was a pleasure being in his company.


09 Jan, 2020

Great tour on Jan 5, 2020. Our driver Antonio did a wonderful job driving us to and from all the destinations safely and comfortably. Our guide Tom was one of the best informed, polite, and helpful we have ever had. He narrated the English history around Shakespeare and made it really interesting to us. The tour filled up the entire day but was not too taxing. It covered 5 different and interesting destinations. Highly recommended as a day tour from London.


16 Dec, 2019

We are so glad we took this tour. The bus left on time. When we arrived at Cotswold, it was raining and the driver, Antonio, gave us ponchos (nice ones too). Ruth, the tour guide was amazing and knowledgeable. We were given a nice boxed lunch, which was a nice surprise. We stopped in a few places in Cotswold. Then, we went to Anne Hathaway's cottage, William Shakespeare's school, and home. I highly recommend this tour.

Jennifer F

14 Nov, 2019

The Tour Director and Driver were excellent. Visited two lovely villages in the Cotswolds. Also Ann Hathaway’s cottage and Shakespeare’s school, and museum. Enjoyed the visit and talk at the school. The packed lunch was a great idea which left me more time to spend at each location as we were allowed to eat the lunch on the bus.
Highly recommended tour

Jennifer S

05 Aug, 2019

My boyfriend and I enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Simon, was fantastic. He was efficient, knowledgeable, and entertaining. The Cotswolds is a cute and quaint area--definitely worth leaving London to see. The only disappointment about this tour is that it does not go to Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare's place of burial.

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