Whether you’re taking a literary pilgrimage, embarking on a historical adventure or simply want to visit one of the most outstandingly beautiful areas of England, this day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds is truly unforgettable.
First stop on the trip is the picturesque and richly historical town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Hometown to arguably the most revered writer on the planet, William Shakespeare, pay a visit to the beautiful half-timbered house within which the legendary playwright was born. Your expert guide will give you insights into his childhood and the way people lived back then.
Next up, is a visit to Shakespeare’s bride Anne Hathaway’s cottage and gardens. An unassuming, quaint thatched farmhouse, this amazing piece of history features many original items of family furniture, including the Hathaway bed. Surrounded by stunning gardens, see where Shakespeare courted his future bride.
The Cotswolds - Bourton-on-the-water, Bibury and Burford.
The Cotswolds is an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the breathtaking scenery is dotted with tiny English villages that look like they have jumped out of a storybook. Enjoy photostops at Bibury, a town that William Morris once described as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, Bourton-on-the-Water, known as ‘Little Venice’ due to its series of low bridges and tidy stone banks and the sleepy town of Burford which features a gorgeous medieval bridge.
Free Lunch – More Sightseeing Time
To save you time, money and the struggle of finding somewhere to eat, our tour also includes a totally tasty lunch! Avoid wasting time waiting for a meal in a restaurant and tuck into a six inch cheese and salad sub on the go, including crisps, chocolate chip cookie and a bottle of water. 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 6.30pm.