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
Shakespeare's family homes and gardens offer something for everyone. Enjoy tales from our fascinating guides, discover his life story through exhibitions, experience live performances, visit beautiful houses and gardens, or meet the animals and take part in trials, quizzes and family activities throughout the year.
• 1.5 hours
Visiting Shakespeare's home town? Shakespeare’s Birthplace and garden offer something for everyone. Enjoy tales from our fascinating guides and discover Shakespeare's life story while you visit his beautiful home, explore various exhibits and watch live performances. Take part in trails, quizzes and many other family activities throughout the year.
• 1 hour