Join a local driver/guide on an award-winning small group day tour of the Cotswolds from Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesdays, Thursdays*, Fridays and Sundays.Visiting towns, villages and viewpoints that demonstrate the beauty of the area your friendly local driver guide will tell you all about this fascinating and quintessentially English part of the world. You’ll have plenty of free time to shop and take lunch on a tour that visits Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Dover’s Hill, Broadway Tower and a ‘secret’ off-the-beaten-track village that you’ll have to join us to find out about!
• 8 hours
Discover where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become the world's greatest playwright with a visit to Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall. Immerse yourself in 16th century Stratford as you can literally take a seat in the very room that Shakespeare sat as a young pupil. Visit the Council Chamber and experience the space where he first witnessed performances by the country’s greatest actors of the day. During this interactive and engaging experience, participate in a Tudor lesson, brush up on your Latin and dress up in Tudor-style for a 'selfie,' and play Tudor games. A visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall is perfect for all ages and includes entrance fee, guide and Tudor lesson.
• 1 hour
Shakespeare’s five family homes and gardens in Stratford upon Avon offer something for everyone. Enjoy tales from our fascinating guides and discover Shakespeare's life story while you visit his beautiful homes and gardens, explore various exhibits, watch live performances, and visit with rare breed farm animals. This ticket enables you to visit your choice of Shakespeare's Family Homes at your leisure, including the iconic Shakepeare's Birthplace and the quintessentially English Anne Hathaway's Cottage. This multi-house ticket is extremely flexible, so even if you're only in town for half a day and you choose to vist just two houses or you can go to to all five if you are in Stratford for two days or more, it offers excellent value. We recommend you allow at least one hour to visit each house and at least 2 hours for Mary Arden's Farm as it is a larger site. The houses can be visited in any order you like, over consecutive days.
• 1 hour
The COTSWOLD DISCOVERY TRAIL is a self guided private tour enabled by our beautifully designed maps and Trail Pack. There are 2 day long Trails to do. Avoid expensive tour guides, the map is your guide. Explore things on your own, at your own pace with the confidence you know where you are going. The centrepiece of the Trail Pack is a fold out map. There is a Trail on each side, one for the North & South Cotswolds. The Trails are circular to complete in a car, structured around many stops where you explore on foot. There are many start points, so you finish where you start, which is the most convenient place for you. The maps offer comprehensive directions, are packed full of interesting information and loaded with questions and clues to answer which illuminate further on your surroundings. If you have a limited time in the Cotswolds this is the best way to see a lot of it.
• 2 days
Our traditional afternoon tea experience - baking class is a perfect way to experience England.This is a lovely traditional cottage with a log burner and beams. Very close to the town centre and Shakespeare's house. Our baking class is a fun experience which you will always remember. First, we will make our homemade mixed berry jam and then start baking! You will get the chance to bake a rich and delicious chocolate brownie and different variations of sweet and savoury scones (traditional ones and seasonal/unique ones). We will be using only organic ingredients but most importantly, we will have so much fun! There will be many scones made so you will take the extra ones with you with a mini jar of jam! Once back home, you will be able to practice what you have learnt. I will give you written recipes and lots of tips!
• 2.5 hours
This is a unique pasta making class where you can learn how to make the Traditional Italian Ravioli and also the Traditional Turkish Ravioli from scratch. We will start with our dessert, coconut pudding with a chocolate fudge brownie base! So yummy! We'll leave it to cool down and prepare our fresh tomato and garlic sauce then start making our pasta. You will learn how to make homemade Ravioli from scratch. Making the dough, rolling, cutting and filling. We will make the traditional Italian ravioli with a delicious Italian filling (smoked aubergine and parmesan or mushrooms and parmesan) and also Turkish ravioli with the traditional Turkish filling (Minced meat, onion, fresh herbs and spices). And finally, the best part will be opening the wine bottle, setting up the table together, eating, drinking and chatting!! Please message me for alternative dates and times. PLEASE ADVISE IN ADVANCE IF YOU HAVE ANY FOOD ALLERGY OR RESTRICTION.
• 3 hours
This Private Driving Tour to Stratford includes a walking tour around to Shakespeare's birthplace, his school, Anne Hathaway's House and the place where he was laid to rest. There is also the opportunity of visiting The Royal Shakespeare Theatre or nearby Warwick Castle, time permitting. This tour is tailor made to meet the needs of the individual traveller or group. There are lots of opportunities to sample a traditional pub lunch or English Cream Tea on this day long tour. The tour includes the services of an experienced Driver Guide and you will travel in a comfortable SUV vehicle with excellent visibility.
• 10 hours
With a small and personal group, visit three of England’s most famous locations in a single day, led by one of our expert Oxford University educated guides.After exploring the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and England's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the group will depart for Oxford, the world’s top-ranked University and one of the most interesting historical city centers that you could hope to see. You tour will be provided in a way that only Oxford alumni could provide.
• 9 hours
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).
• 8 hours
Private transfers provide a terrific way to get between the airport and your hotel, Arrive to Stratford-upon-Avon the easy way with a pre-booked private transfer service. A professional driver will pick you up at Heathrow Airport with a full Meet & Greet Service (includes 90 minutes free waiting time) and take you directly to your Stratford-upon-Avon Hotel or private residence, AirBnB. Relax and enjoy the ride as you make your way in a comfortable sedan or minivan with a lot of space for your luggage. • Private door-to-door transfer • Meet and greet by a professional chauffeur • Service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week • Enjoy smooth, friendly and hassle-free transfer service • Rates cover private groups of 1 to 2, 3 to 4 and 5 to 8 passengers
• 3 hours