Private Full-Day Tour of Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon
Today our journey is straight to Shakespeare 's historic Stratford-upon-Avon that immortalized by William Shakespeare and is like a shrine to him. Stratford-upon-Avon is the city that gave birth and burial to William Shakespeare and millions of people visit the city every year to celebrate his life and work. Imagine a day with the perfect combination of English history. A fairy tale packed with beautiful towns and bucolic fields in English landscapes. Admire the cathedrals, historic buildings, highlights and the hidden gems that tell the story of a timeline of the nation’s history. Follow in the footsteps of the world’s greatest poet and writer that creates the world of literature in Stratford upon Avon. Indulge yourself with the luscious artisanal tastes right in the heart of the countryside that you will admire. All those marvels are just a couple of hours away from London and simply await your exploration with your qualified APTG Blue Badge Tourist Guide.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water
- Fuel surcharge
- Parking Fees
- Private transportation
- Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
- Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's New Place
- Entry/Admission - Hall's Croft
- Entry/Admission - Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
- Entry/Admission - Mary Arden's Farm
- Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Church
- Entry/Admission - Royal Shakespeare Theatre
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW England
Upon arrival in Stratford upon Avon, your tour will start with Shakespeare's birthplace and Stratford visitor centre exhibition, the top attraction for Stratford day visitors. This semi-woody Henley Street building with a large rear floor was probably acquired on two levels in 1556 and 1575 by Shakespeare's father John. It is decorated with many historical manuscripts and books in antique style. There is sometimes a performance in the outdoor celebration garden.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Shakespeare's New Place, 22 Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EP England
Our next stop will be Shakespeare's New Place. From 1597 to his death in 1616, New Place was Shakespeare's home. Shakespeare retired after completing his work. The New House survived after Shakespeare's death until its demolition in 1759. Picturesque garden space is where Shakespeare's original home was next door. The amazing Elizabethan Knot garden, created between 1919- 1920, has been based on images from Shakespeare's garden books and contains, to the extent possible, plants which Shakespeare had known. When Shakespeare bought New Place he was an established playwright and it is believed that he wrote his later plays there, including The Tempest.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Hall's Croft, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG England
Time to proceed to Hall’s Croft. The eldest daughter of Shakespeare, Susanna, was living with her husband, Dr Hall, in the Croft Hall. There is an exhibition about Dr Hall and his time's medicine and there is time to explore the house and gardens. In the building, there are excellent furnishings and paintings from the sixteenth and 17th centuries.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9HH England
It’s now time to move on to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the most picturesque property of the Shakespeare Trust. In an idyllic location in Shottery, a mile west of Stratford nestles the cottage. This cottage belonged to the thriving family of Hathaway and was the pre-wedding home of Anne, wife of William Shakespeare. While it is known as a cottage, it is indeed a large 12-room Elizabethan farmhouse. The cottage and extensive gardens must-see places for today. Some of the buildings we are exploring dates back to the middle of the 15th century, some of which belonged to the Hathaways and their descendants. The garden is just excellent. In the summer months, garden tours are arranged so guests will have the chance to explore. There is a seasonal regular gift shop and a tea shop you will enjoy.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Mary Arden's Farm, Station Rd Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9UN England
(Important Notice: Mary Arden's Farm is not open in winter term) A 3,5-mile distance from Stratford, Mary Arden grew up in this Tudor timbered farmhouse before she married John Shakespeare and moved to Henley Street. This timbered farmhouse is still in Wilmcote. The Shakespeare rural museum, two historical farms, exhibits of agricultural instruments, are housed here as well. You can see daily demonstrations of Falconry Heart of England, a forge for blacksmith and a duck pool.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Holy Trinity Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BG England
Holy Trinity Church, the oldest remaining building of Stratford, which was built in 1210 on the site of a Saxon monastery. The Holy Trinity Church is where both William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway are buried. The church and grounds have free access but the Shakespeare tomb, which is buried five meters underneath the church, is to be visited. On the wall near the grave is a Shakespeare monument, including a dramatist 's bust. It was produced shortly after his death and is regarded as Shakespeare's most authentic depiction.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, UK
Our last stop in Stratford-upon-Avon is the Royal Shakespeare Company that was founded by Peter Hall in 1960, and it offers the finest performers and directors working in some of the world's best theatre spaces. This is the place to be seen if you are a serious player not just in England, but also in the world. Guests may enjoy year-round performances in this building.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Hand sanitizers and masks will be available in our vehicles for the best hygiene practice.Private transportation will be provided for this tour.Hotel Pick up service is available between zones 1 to 4 only. For pick-up service between zones 5 to 9, please contact us for further information.Airport (Except Heathrow, Stansted and Luton Airports) and cruise port pickups and transfers are also available at extra charge. Please contact us for further information.Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time and let the lobby staff know that you are waiting for a tour guide.Comfortable shoes are advisedWheelchair users must inform our agent whether guest(s) is/are fully dependent on the chair or partly able to walk or move.Guests must contact Tourope UK at least 24 hours before your product date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation. Please use the contact details on your confirmation/voucher.Airports
- London City Airport, London England
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Service animals allowed
- Stroller accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- 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
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- For healthier travel experience, we will be upgrading our standard vehicles to SUVs, MPVs and Vans for 8 people or less and 16 or 33 seater minibuses for 9 people or more, both options at no extra cost. All medical regulations will be adhered to during this time until further notice for your safety.
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- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.