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The medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of iconic wordsmith William Shakespeare. Visitors can follow in the literary giant’s footsteps by exploring some of his homes and gardens—there are five in town, each offering a fascinating insight into Shakespeare’s life and works.

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City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover charming, medieval Stratford-Upon-Avon—the historic birthplace of William Shakespeare—from the comfort of an open-top, double-decker bus. On this sightseeing tour, relax for the full-route journey or hop off at any of the stops along the way to see key attractions like the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, and the Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried.
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  • 1 hour
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Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London
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Oxford, Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle Day Trip from London

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Take a day out of your London city break to visit Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle, traveling to three of England’s most-popular locations. Begin with a tour of Warwick Castle before heading to Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare's birthplace. Then explore Oxford and its university buildings, and drive through the Cotsworlds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and Cotswolds Tour from London

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

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Lose yourself in England’s storybook villages as you tour the picturesque Cotswolds and the medieval town of Stratford-upon-Avon on this full-day tour from London. Walk in the footsteps of England’s most iconic playwright as you tour Shakespeare’s birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon. After tucking into a packed lunch (included), marvel at the traditional English villages, rolling hills and thatched-roof cottages of the Cotswolds, as you visit Bibury, Burford and Bourton-on-the-water.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
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England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London

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Discover some of England’s most popular attractions in one full-day tour on this trip to Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. Travel by air-conditioned coach to see the prehistoric stones at Stonehenge and glorious Georgian spa city of Bath. Then, drive through the enchanting hills and villages of the Cotswolds, and visit Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s birthplace.
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  • 12 hours
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Small Group Cotswolds Villages, Stratford and Oxford Day Tour from London
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Small Group Cotswolds Villages, Stratford and Oxford Day Tour from London

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Escape to the countryside on this full-day tour of Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Cotswolds from London. Follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare as you visit his birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon, stop for photos in the idyllic villages of the Cotswolds, then enjoy a walking tour of Oxford, home to the world’s oldest university.
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  • 12 hours
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Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon

Tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon

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As an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds are one of southern England’s most popular destinations—but without a car, it can be difficult to explore the region. This small-group, full-day tour from Stratford-upon-Avon makes logistics simple. Following pickup from your hotel, journey into the Cotswolds, to discover highlight villages like Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury, and more. As you go, learn more about the region’s wealth of history from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
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Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds Guided Small Group Tour from London

Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswolds Guided Small Group Tour from London

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Escape the city for a sojourn in the British countryside on this full-day tour of Oxford, Stratford, and the Cotswold Villages from London. Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare and Ann Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-Upon-Avon, then drive through the idyllic Cotswolds, stopping to snap photos of the thatched-roof cottages and historic villages along the way. Finally, enjoy a walking tour of Oxford and discover the ‘City of Dreaming Spires,’ home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world.
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  • 11 hours
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Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from Oxford including Shakespeare's Birthplace
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Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from Oxford including Shakespeare's Birthplace

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Discover the quintessential charm of the English countryside on a full-day excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds from Oxford. With a knowledgeable guide, travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, to discover the rich historical heritage of the area. Stop at Anne Hathaway’s quaint cottage and then discover a selection of charming villages in the Cotswold’s region. Conclude your day with a comprehensive walking tour of Oxford and marvel at the architectural grandeur of the historical university city.
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  • 10 hours
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Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
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Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London

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Visit some of England's top sights on this full-day trip to Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick Castle from London. Head to Stratford-upon-Avon for a private tour of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom before it opens to the public. Continue to Warwick Castle, Britain’s greatest medieval fortress. Soak up its colorful history brought alive by actors, Madame Tussauds' waxworks, and special effects, as you explore independently. Then travel to Oxford for a walking tour of highlights including its ivy-clad university colleges, libraries, and chapels.
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  • 11 hours
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Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip
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Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon Custom Day Trip

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Absorb the majesty of England’s historical and cultural treasures on a customizable full-day tour of Warwick Castle, Oxford, the Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, delve into the rich history of ancient landmarks like Warwick Castle; get acquainted with Shakespeare’s hometown in Stratford-upon-Avon; absorb the natural splendor of the Cotswolds; and see the prestigious university buildings of Oxford. Relish the flexibility of this tour by customizing the day according to your interests. Upgrade to include entrance fees, or enjoy the flexibility of deciding on the day which attractions you'd like to visit.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds & Warwick Castle Tour from London
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Oxford, Stratford, Cotswolds & Warwick Castle Tour from London

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Drive through the idyllic Cotswolds countryside on a full-day tour by luxury air-conditioned coach and visit some of England’s most quintessential attractions. Discover the majestic ‘Dreaming Spires’ of Oxford, one of the world’s most famous university cities, on a walking tour, then pay a visit to the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-Upon-Avon. Finally, immerse yourself in the fully interactive medieval exhibitions at Warwick Castle.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London
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Small-Group Day Trip to Oxford,the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London

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Delight in the quintessential charm of England on a full-day tour of Oxford, the Cotswolds, and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. With a knowledgeable guide, visit some of the country’s most popular attractions and delve into the rich history of the British Empire. Catch a glimpse of the grand buildings in the prestigious Oxford University; capture photographs during stops in two gorgeous Cotswolds villages; and visit the birthplace of iconic playwright William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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  • 11 hours
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5-Day Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire Small-Group Tour from London

5-Day Heart of England, Wales & Yorkshire Small-Group Tour from London

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Explore peaceful scenery and medieval cities on this 5-day tour from London to Wales and central England. Follow the footsteps of William Shakespeare in his birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, see the epic peaks of Wales’ Snowdonia; and discover Chatsworth House and the spectacular landscapes of the Peak District. Finally, admire the historical highlights of York and sublime university city of Cambridge on route back to London. Four nights’ 3-star accommodation in Shrewsbury and York, and travel by a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach are included. Numbers are limited to 16 for a more personalized experience.
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  • 5 days
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3-Day Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds & Oxford Small-Group Tour from London

3-Day Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds & Oxford Small-Group Tour from London

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Travel back in time to Shakespearean England on a 3-day sightseeing tour to Stratford-on-Avon, Blenheim Palace, and more. Join your small group and relax in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, which serves as your transportation for the duration of your adventure. The tour is a great opportunity to understand how the Bard’s hometown inspired his most famous works. In between sightseeing, spend two nights in complimentary accommodation.
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  • 3 days
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Stratford-Upon-Avon Audio Guide: Discover Shakespeare's Life & Secrets

Stratford-Upon-Avon Audio Guide: Discover Shakespeare's Life & Secrets

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Love podcast? You'll love our immersive podcast tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon! Join our local historian Josh and Katie on a walk through the charming town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. On this walk, we will discover historic buildings, beautiful architecture, and hear lesser-known stories about Shakespeare’s life, and discover tales and mysteries that live on in this quaint market town. Vidi Guides creates immersive audio experiences that are like podcasts. Download the Vidi Guides app & your Stratford-Upon-Avon tour to explore the city independently and safely!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Private Tour to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Oxford and The Cotswolds

Private Tour to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Oxford and The Cotswolds

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Enjoy unrivalled service with collection and drop-off from your hotel; no need to worry about finding a meeting point early in the morning. All our tours are run by some of the most experienced and highest rated guides in London with more than 10 years’ experience in the industry and degrees in history. Your overall tour experience will be greatly enhanced by your local guide. Your tour is entirely bespoke and can be changed at any time; even on the day. We understand that every family has different passions and interests, so we cater our service to your personal needs. Our tour itineraries stand out from the crowd. We won’t ever oversell a product and firmly believe in providing more value through allowing more time at the sights than the big bus tours. We are a small, bespoke company so we guarantee that you won’t be left with an inexperienced backup guide during the busy season. We provide the highest quality guides all year round.
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  • 10 hours
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Warwick Castle, Stratford, Broadway & Cotswolds Day Trip

Warwick Castle, Stratford, Broadway & Cotswolds Day Trip

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Professional tour guide, We are able provide high quality private tour, airport transfers, hotel transfers and touring programmes. With our own fleet and chauffeur services suppliers, we can look after any requirements with care, safety and reliability. Why not bring your journey to life! We have a team of driver guides who can entertain you with history, folklore and tales of the country.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Tour: Stratford-upon-Avon Tour of William Shakespeare Sights from London

Private Tour: Stratford-upon-Avon Tour of William Shakespeare Sights from London

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Visit the sites of William Shakespeare on a private day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace and burial ground of the English poet and playwright. Traveling from London by private vehicle, you’re accompanied by your personal guide to the cottage of Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway, the home of John Nash and lovely garden of Hall’s Croft, and Shakespeare’s grave.
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  • 8 hours
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Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds Day Tour

Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds Day Tour

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With a small and personal group, visit three of England’s most famous locations in a single day. Join us on a journey through the heart of the English countryside, to the unblemished rolling green hills of the famous Cotswolds. Piercing the morning fog, to exploring the traditional farmland; our small vehicle is able to visit locations others simple are not. Be transported back to a simpler time, of quaint villages, thatched cottages and medieval churches. Our guide will expertly uncover the history and beauty of this area that has attracted global attention. Of course, we incorporate some time to visit rural shops to sample their natural and rare products, along with a traditional historic pub for lunch. You can either eat the locally sourced produce at this pub, or take in the idyllic views with your own pack lunch (not included).
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  • 8 hours
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Royal Windsor Cotswold & Shakespeare Country in Executive Vehicle Private Tour

Royal Windsor Cotswold & Shakespeare Country in Executive Vehicle Private Tour

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Explore 2 of the most Historical sites in England, in a Private Vehicle Shakespeare's Birthplace is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house Visit Mary Arden's Farm Discover the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother. Visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the beautiful 500 year old cottage where Shakespeare courted his bride-to-be. See original furniture including the Hathaway bed and uncover five centuries of stories in this picturesque cottage and 13 generations of the family who lived there. The Cotswolds. One of the delights of visiting the Cotswolds is exploring the different areas, each with its own identity, yet all with those defining Cotswold features: golden stone and rolling hills, the ‘wolds’. All Tours Carried out in Executive Vehicles Our definition of “private tour” simply means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal driver, with a private vehicle and chauffeur. Especially convenient if you are traveling with children or elderly people.
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  • 9 hours
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Day tour to Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
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Day tour to Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

This tour is led by a trained actor and director who has worked on numerous Shakespearian plays and is currently studying a PhD in Drama at Queen Mary University of London under one of the worlds leading Shakespearian Scholars. Mixing storytelling, quotes from Shakespeare's plays, and the latest Shakespearian scholarship, this tour is aimed at tourists keen to learn more about William Shakespeare, as well as people who are passionate about the immortal bard. Designed to give you access to the best bits of Stratford-Upon-Avon, this tour gives insight into the man behind the legendary playwright, covering details and locations linked to William's upbringing, the rise and fall of William's father, John Shakespeare, and William's domestic life with his wife and children, to which he returned to in his old age after making his fortune in London. Including a pick-up and return to London, and all entry fees, this tour takes the hassle out of travel to and finding your way around Stratford.
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  • 11 hours
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Stratford-upon-Avon Group Couples Day Outting

Stratford-upon-Avon Group Couples Day Outting

Your ticket includes what no other does! Which is a cooked breakfast to start the day, before exploring Stratford-upon-Avon for 4 hours however you wish to, with ticket access to ALL of the following: Shakespear's Birthplace, Shakespeares New Place, Hall's Croft, Anne Heathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's Farm. Finally ending the day with a fun art painting workshop! No art painting experience neccessary. :) This is a great way of being able to enjoy interacting with other couples as well as being able to have time to enjoy the beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon alone with your loved one. Miss It, Miss Out!!
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  • 6 hours
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The Cotswolds England Bus Tour

The Cotswolds England Bus Tour

We offer small group private guided tours from all destinations. We are experts in these destinations. Historical training. We are very knowledgeable and friendly. We are very flexible. Use back rds where possible. We are highly recommended. Please read trip advisor.Reccommended in Rick Steve's book.
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  • 10 hours
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Warwickshire Walking Tours

Warwickshire Walking Tours

Learn about the Celtic settlement that once stood here, Saxon invasions, the War of the Roses and Warwick’s place in the First & Second World Wars. Perfect for first time visitors with this route through beautiful parks, into Warwick’s ancient city wall and passing by the town’s very best pubs. Join our local historian Josh and Katie on a walk through the charming town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. On this walk, we will discover historic buildings, beautiful architecture, and hear lesser-known stories about Shakespeare’s life, and discover tales and mysteries that live on in this quaint market town.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens costs USD 6.72. Guided Shakespeare's Houses & Gardens tours start around USD 6.72 per person.
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