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Stratford-Upon-Avon: The Famous Walk Talk Show

Stratford-Upon-Avon: The Famous Walk Talk Show

Join a fascinating 90 minute guided walking tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon, covering its 14 centuries of history as well as much ado about the life and times of William Shakespeare. You will see amazing buildings, beautiful scenery, and learn some absolutely fascinating and world-changing history. In just two years Stratford's famous WalkTalkShow has established itself at the very TOP of the town's visitor attractions feedback scores. Chart the complete history of Stratford, from its original 7th century settlers, whilst also exploring the life and times of the most famous person the world has ever known. Shakespeare's writing changed the world and continues to do so. Your walking tour starts at the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre - where you begin to learn about this town's incredible history. See Shakespeare's birthplace, his famous home, and the church in which he was both christened and is buried. See historic buildings, including the surviving taverns that served Shakespeare and his friends in the late 16th century, and can still do the same for you 450 years later. What about The Guild of The Holy Cross? Their chapel, which dates from 1269, was the seat of power in the town for centuries; despite falling foul of King Henry the 8th and his successors. Next door is William Shakespeare's schoolroom, and the early 16th-century Almshouses - also built by The Guild. Talking of history, have you ever stood on one corner and clearly seen buildings spanning five centuries? In fact, you could throw a ball and hit any one of them; including the house where Harvard University's founding father, John Harvard, was born - in 1607. That's just one corner! Explore to your heart's content as you experience life as it was in Tudor England, a period during which powerful forces forever changed the English way of life and begin to understand the impact that had on the wider world. The WalkTalkShow route includes about a dozen stops; covering a total distance of just under 1.4km and is wheelchair and mobility scooter-friendly. Here's a summary of the stops on your circular Tour: 1. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 2. Market Hall at Market Cross, 3. Shakespeare's Birthplace, 4. Rother Street Market, 5. Bell Court, 6. Town Hall and History Corner, 7. Shakespeare's New Place, 8. The Guild Chapel, 9. Shakespeare's Schoolroom, 10. KES as it is now, 11. The Swan Theatre, 12. Royal Shakespeare Theatre. WalkTalkShow.co.uk offers an unrivalled customer experience - we are the very best way to see and understand all things Stratford upon Avon. Just look at what our customers have had to say!

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

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

As well as Britain's most famous playwright William Shakespeare and the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford is great for a day on the River and then chilling out in the evening in one of the many chic restaurants and bars in the centre of town. Travel to all the Shakespearean Houses: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's House, New Place, Nash's House, and Hall's Croft. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre where the Bard's plays are performed for the majority of the year. The Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried, protected by a cursed tombstone. The Old 15th Century Grammar School where Shakespeare was educated. You also get to enjoy a lovely tour through the scenic Warwickshire countryside, visiting Wilmcote, the village where Mary Arden's House (Shakespeare's mother) can be found. Tour Stops: 1) Visitor Information Centre 2) River Avon & Royal Shakespeare Theatre 3) Hall's Croft, Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare's Grave 4) Shakespeare's New Place and Guild Chapel 5) Shakespeare's Birthplace and The Shakespeare Centre 6) Market Square and American Fountain 7) Evesham Place 8) Alcester Road 9) Anne Hathaway's Cottage 10) Mary Arden's Farm 11) Maybird Shopping Centre

Stratford-Upon-Avon's Town Walking Tour (10:30am & 2pm)

Stratford-Upon-Avon's Town Walking Tour (10:30am & 2pm)

Come and discover our quintessentially English town on our Daily Walking Tour with a friendly, local guide. Walk through the picturesque streets of beautifully kept, authentic buildings (many of which were standing in Shakespeare's time!), all whilst hearing the story of Stratford unfold. From Stratford's ancient origins to life in modern Stratford, the incredible tales of Danes running rampage to the establishment of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company -there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this walking tour! Join your local guide on a 1.5 hour stroll around the main sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon, along the way discovering the rich history behind our scenic canals complete with swans, incredible theatres and beautiful buildings - and discover some local secrets too! Discover: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Town Hall Canal Basin The oldest pub in town Holy Trinity Church Shakespeare's Birthplace …and much more you wouldn't discover on your own!

Warwickshire: The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare's England

Warwickshire: The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare's England

Make the most of your time in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire with The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare's England. The versatile Explorer Pass gives you the flexibility to build your perfect itinerary, explore at your own pace and save money on admission prices too. The more you see, the more you save! The added value pass covers Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and the surrounding countryside and includes the region’s finest attractions like Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom, Stratford Butterfly Farm, Kenilworth Castle, the British Motor Museum plus many more! Simple and easy to use, the pass is available as a 1, 2, or 3-day pass. Present the pass QR code at any attraction included to enter for free. It really is sightseeing made easy! The Explorer Pass comes with a booking app where you can book your attractions, manage your admissions, and find information about all of the attractions plus any special offers included with the pass. An Example 2-Day Itinerary: Day 1 Warwick Castle Warwickshire Gin Company Day 2 Shakespeare's Birthplace Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall Stratford Butterfly Farm Saving: £36.45 per person!

Stratford-Upon-Avon: City Exploration Self-Guided Audio Tour

Stratford-Upon-Avon: City Exploration Self-Guided Audio Tour

Step inside the world of the immortal ‘Bard of Avon’ as I take you on a journey back to 16th Century Stratford. On this walking tour, I’ll tell you all about Shakespeare's birthplace and what it was like around the time he was born. We’ll explore the places connected to Shakespeare’s life as a young boy and find out what motivated him to leave his hometown at just 21. On this tour we’ll walk the full length of Stratford’s River Avon, taking in the peace, serenity and beauty while we attempt to uncover the secrets behind his plays. We’ll pass The Royal Shakespeare Theatre on our way to see the church where Shakespeare was baptised and is buried today. There you’ll hear about the curse he planted on his own tomb! Other highlights on this tour include stories from the playwright’s school days and walking past his first and last homes. If you’re a big Shakespeare fan (which I assume you are!) this is the ideal tour for you. Please allow up to 30 minutes for our walk, and extra time if you want to go inside any of the attractions I mention along the way. The tour ends just a stone’s throw from where it starts so anything you see won’t be too far away to visit once you’re done. You’ll also learn about my favourite places to eat and drink towards the end of the tour.

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Take Stratford-Upon-Avon at your own pace with a dedicated local guide on your very own Private Tour. You can choose any date or time for your private tour in the booking form. Come and discover our quintessentially English town on our Daily Walking Tour with a friendly, local guide. Walk through the picturesque streets of beautifully kept, authentic buildings (many of which were standing in Shakespeare's time!), all whilst hearing the story of Stratford unfold. From Stratford's ancient origins to life in modern Stratford, the incredible tales of Danes running rampage to the establishment of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company -there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this walking tour! Join your local guide on a 1.5 hour stroll around the main sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon, along the way discovering the rich history behind our scenic canals complete with swans, incredible theatres and beautiful buildings. Guided by a local’s eyes, Stratford comes alive and you will also glimpse what life is like here today too! Discover: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Town Hall Canal Basin The oldest pub in town Holy Trinity Church Shakespeare's Birthplace …and other hidden gems!

Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare & Hathaway TV Sites Tour

Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare & Hathaway TV Sites Tour

Step into the world of the TV show 'Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators' on this self-guided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover sights from the hit BBC daytime crime drama which is set and filmed in Shakespeare’s home town and pays tribute to the great writer’s plays. Start the audio tour just a short walk from Stratford-upon-Avon railway station. Jump straight into your first locations from the show as you visit the site where Luella and Frank find a client with amnesia.  Be entertained with anecdotes from the show as you are guided through this beautiful market town. As you go along you’ll see visuals from the series, showing you were some of the funniest, most touching, and memorable moments from all where all four seasons were filmed.  View where the pedal boat chase scene took place, where Sebastian helps Gloria scatter her dog’s ashes, and the spot where the tour group discovers the severed hand. Meander by Tudor style houses, shops, and cafes which form the backdrop to the show.  Go for a stroll along the cobbled street used as the exterior to Gloria’s costume shop and Sebastian’s flat. Walk on the banks of the Avon River where you’ll pass by the boat club that was used as the finale of season 1.  Snap a photo of the spot where Frank Hathaway was arrested on suspicion of murder. The tour stops by several of Stratford-upon-Avon’s top attractions, including the UK’s largest Butterfly Farm, Tudor World, the Stratford Big Wheel, and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Stop outside 'The Other Place," Stratford’s other theater, where Sebastian got to play Hamlet and Lu and Frank had to save the star of Juliet and Romeo. Go by famous statues including the Jester and a statue of William Shakespeare.  Beware of gangsters on the final leg of the tour as you look for locations featured in the episode ‘The Cursed Hand.’ The tour finishes by Holy Trinity Church, where William Shakespeare was baptized, married and buried. See the tranquil churchyard and locations from several episodes, including when Frank’s paid £5K to go on a hike, Lu chases a pensioner in an electric wheelchair, and where Sebastian poses for selfies as William Shakespeare’s ghost.

River Avon Gin Tasting Cruise

River Avon Gin Tasting Cruise

Enjoy a 60 minute cruise on the beautiful River Avon through Stratford upon Avon. See all the riverside sights including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare’s burial place, while enjoying a tutored tasting of the craft gins produced by the award winning Shakespeare Distillery, finishing with a glass of Gin & Tonic to toast your captain & crew. We are partnering with Avon Boating to offer Gin tasting cruises! They will take place at 4pm and 6pm on selected weekend dates throughout the season. We will carry out a short talk on Gin whilst providing a tasting of 3 of our spirits, as the boat cruises upstream during the first half of the cruise. At the end of the tasting, guests will enjoy a Gin & Tonic (25ml single measure) in a souvenir glass tumbler whilst relaxing and enjoying the remainder of the cruise, passing under the bridge and downstream taking in the RSC and Holy Trinity Church, before returning to the Boathouse on Swan’s Nest Lane.

From Brighton: Stratford-upon-Avon & The Cotswolds Day Trip

From Brighton: Stratford-upon-Avon & The Cotswolds Day Trip

Have a relaxing day in the countryside as you come across beautiful sceneries and historic locations. Take a day trip out of Brighton to drive through the magical landscape of The Cotswolds. Visit the villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stratford-upon-Avon, known for being Shakespeare's birthplace. Begin your journey with a ride through the winding roads of The Cotswold before arriving at Bourton-on-the-Water. Stroll around the charming village and take in its lovely stone houses, ancient bridges, and narrow river, surrounded by lush trees and nature. Move on to one of England's most beautiful homes for a photo stop. Gaze at Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the quaint farmhouse where William Shakespeare's wife lived as a child. Dive deep into the author's home of Stratford-upon-Avon with a walking tour of the medieval town. Stop by his 16th-century birthplace, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre, as well as other important sights connected with the great writer. Enjoy plenty of free time to explore other local attractions before riding back to Brighton.

3Day Tour:LDN Oxford Warwick Cotswolds Stratford-Upon-Avon

3Day Tour:LDN Oxford Warwick Cotswolds Stratford-Upon-Avon

Day 1: Oxford, Warwick, and Stratford-upon-Avon Start your journey from Paddington at 8.30am in our luxury 16-seat Mercedes midi-coach. Explore historic Oxford, visit iconic university colleges, the Bodleian Library, and Radcliffe Camera. Continue exploring Oxford with visits to the Ashmolean Museum or the Pitt Rivers Museum. Wander through the Botanic Garden if time allows. Lunch in Oxford before departing for Warwick at 2 pm. Arrive in Warwick and explore Warwick Castle in the late afternoon. Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, check into accommodation, and enjoy dinner in the historic town center. Day 2: Stratford-upon-Avon Explore Stratford-upon-Avon at your own pace, including the birthplace of William Shakespeare, with our free entry pass granting access to key attractions. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace, and learn about his early life and house history. Head to Shakespeare's New Place, his family home during later years, with beautiful gardens and contemporary sculptures. Take a coffee break at a local café, enjoying the town's charming atmosphere. Visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, exploring its history and exhibitions. Have lunch in the town center at a local restaurant or pub, sampling British or international cuisine. Explore the Guild Chapel, an impressive medieval building with stained glass windows and connections to Shakespeare. Discover Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, the school where Shakespeare studied as a child, and explore the unique Guildhall architecture. Visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the picturesque childhood home of Shakespeare's wife, with a thatched cottage and gardens. Explore Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare's burial place, and its riverside location. Take a relaxing River Avon cruise with scenic views of the town and surrounding countryside. Dine at a riverside restaurant with an evening atmosphere and optional live music. Consider optional evening entertainment like a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or a local play. Day 3: Cotswold Adventure Embark on a Cotswold adventure from Stratford-Upon-Avon at 9 AM. Experience panoramic views at Dover’s Hill, unveiling the Cotswolds' quirky traditions. Explore the historic town of Chipping Campden, dating back to the 14th-17th centuries, with its unique maps guiding you to must-see gems. Discover the hidden gem of Snowshill, a tiny hillside village with charm and allure. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Stow-on-the-Wold, a lively market town with independent shops and the legendary ‘Tolkien door’. Witness the iconic 'Arlington Row' in Bibury, often hailed as "the prettiest village in England." Venture to Bourton-on-the-Water, a fairy-tale village with Cotswold stone bridges over the River Windrush. Return to London, with drop-off around 7 PM.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon: Our most recommended tours and activities

Stratford-Upon-Avon: The Famous Walk Talk Show

Stratford-Upon-Avon: The Famous Walk Talk Show

Join a fascinating 90 minute guided walking tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon, covering its 14 centuries of history as well as much ado about the life and times of William Shakespeare. You will see amazing buildings, beautiful scenery, and learn some absolutely fascinating and world-changing history. In just two years Stratford's famous WalkTalkShow has established itself at the very TOP of the town's visitor attractions feedback scores. Chart the complete history of Stratford, from its original 7th century settlers, whilst also exploring the life and times of the most famous person the world has ever known. Shakespeare's writing changed the world and continues to do so. Your walking tour starts at the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre - where you begin to learn about this town's incredible history. See Shakespeare's birthplace, his famous home, and the church in which he was both christened and is buried. See historic buildings, including the surviving taverns that served Shakespeare and his friends in the late 16th century, and can still do the same for you 450 years later. What about The Guild of The Holy Cross? Their chapel, which dates from 1269, was the seat of power in the town for centuries; despite falling foul of King Henry the 8th and his successors. Next door is William Shakespeare's schoolroom, and the early 16th-century Almshouses - also built by The Guild. Talking of history, have you ever stood on one corner and clearly seen buildings spanning five centuries? In fact, you could throw a ball and hit any one of them; including the house where Harvard University's founding father, John Harvard, was born - in 1607. That's just one corner! Explore to your heart's content as you experience life as it was in Tudor England, a period during which powerful forces forever changed the English way of life and begin to understand the impact that had on the wider world. The WalkTalkShow route includes about a dozen stops; covering a total distance of just under 1.4km and is wheelchair and mobility scooter-friendly. Here's a summary of the stops on your circular Tour: 1. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 2. Market Hall at Market Cross, 3. Shakespeare's Birthplace, 4. Rother Street Market, 5. Bell Court, 6. Town Hall and History Corner, 7. Shakespeare's New Place, 8. The Guild Chapel, 9. Shakespeare's Schoolroom, 10. KES as it is now, 11. The Swan Theatre, 12. Royal Shakespeare Theatre. WalkTalkShow.co.uk offers an unrivalled customer experience - we are the very best way to see and understand all things Stratford upon Avon. Just look at what our customers have had to say!

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

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

As well as Britain's most famous playwright William Shakespeare and the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford is great for a day on the River and then chilling out in the evening in one of the many chic restaurants and bars in the centre of town. Travel to all the Shakespearean Houses: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's House, New Place, Nash's House, and Hall's Croft. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre where the Bard's plays are performed for the majority of the year. The Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried, protected by a cursed tombstone. The Old 15th Century Grammar School where Shakespeare was educated. You also get to enjoy a lovely tour through the scenic Warwickshire countryside, visiting Wilmcote, the village where Mary Arden's House (Shakespeare's mother) can be found. Tour Stops: 1) Visitor Information Centre 2) River Avon & Royal Shakespeare Theatre 3) Hall's Croft, Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare's Grave 4) Shakespeare's New Place and Guild Chapel 5) Shakespeare's Birthplace and The Shakespeare Centre 6) Market Square and American Fountain 7) Evesham Place 8) Alcester Road 9) Anne Hathaway's Cottage 10) Mary Arden's Farm 11) Maybird Shopping Centre

Stratford-Upon-Avon's Town Walking Tour (10:30am & 2pm)

Stratford-Upon-Avon's Town Walking Tour (10:30am & 2pm)

Come and discover our quintessentially English town on our Daily Walking Tour with a friendly, local guide. Walk through the picturesque streets of beautifully kept, authentic buildings (many of which were standing in Shakespeare's time!), all whilst hearing the story of Stratford unfold. From Stratford's ancient origins to life in modern Stratford, the incredible tales of Danes running rampage to the establishment of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company -there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this walking tour! Join your local guide on a 1.5 hour stroll around the main sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon, along the way discovering the rich history behind our scenic canals complete with swans, incredible theatres and beautiful buildings - and discover some local secrets too! Discover: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Town Hall Canal Basin The oldest pub in town Holy Trinity Church Shakespeare's Birthplace …and much more you wouldn't discover on your own!

Warwickshire: The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare's England

Warwickshire: The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare's England

Make the most of your time in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire with The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare's England. The versatile Explorer Pass gives you the flexibility to build your perfect itinerary, explore at your own pace and save money on admission prices too. The more you see, the more you save! The added value pass covers Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and the surrounding countryside and includes the region’s finest attractions like Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom, Stratford Butterfly Farm, Kenilworth Castle, the British Motor Museum plus many more! Simple and easy to use, the pass is available as a 1, 2, or 3-day pass. Present the pass QR code at any attraction included to enter for free. It really is sightseeing made easy! The Explorer Pass comes with a booking app where you can book your attractions, manage your admissions, and find information about all of the attractions plus any special offers included with the pass. An Example 2-Day Itinerary: Day 1 Warwick Castle Warwickshire Gin Company Day 2 Shakespeare's Birthplace Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall Stratford Butterfly Farm Saving: £36.45 per person!

Stratford-Upon-Avon: City Exploration Self-Guided Audio Tour

Stratford-Upon-Avon: City Exploration Self-Guided Audio Tour

Step inside the world of the immortal ‘Bard of Avon’ as I take you on a journey back to 16th Century Stratford. On this walking tour, I’ll tell you all about Shakespeare's birthplace and what it was like around the time he was born. We’ll explore the places connected to Shakespeare’s life as a young boy and find out what motivated him to leave his hometown at just 21. On this tour we’ll walk the full length of Stratford’s River Avon, taking in the peace, serenity and beauty while we attempt to uncover the secrets behind his plays. We’ll pass The Royal Shakespeare Theatre on our way to see the church where Shakespeare was baptised and is buried today. There you’ll hear about the curse he planted on his own tomb! Other highlights on this tour include stories from the playwright’s school days and walking past his first and last homes. If you’re a big Shakespeare fan (which I assume you are!) this is the ideal tour for you. Please allow up to 30 minutes for our walk, and extra time if you want to go inside any of the attractions I mention along the way. The tour ends just a stone’s throw from where it starts so anything you see won’t be too far away to visit once you’re done. You’ll also learn about my favourite places to eat and drink towards the end of the tour.

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Stratford-Upon-Avon: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Take Stratford-Upon-Avon at your own pace with a dedicated local guide on your very own Private Tour. You can choose any date or time for your private tour in the booking form. Come and discover our quintessentially English town on our Daily Walking Tour with a friendly, local guide. Walk through the picturesque streets of beautifully kept, authentic buildings (many of which were standing in Shakespeare's time!), all whilst hearing the story of Stratford unfold. From Stratford's ancient origins to life in modern Stratford, the incredible tales of Danes running rampage to the establishment of the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company -there’s something for everyone to enjoy on this walking tour! Join your local guide on a 1.5 hour stroll around the main sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon, along the way discovering the rich history behind our scenic canals complete with swans, incredible theatres and beautiful buildings. Guided by a local’s eyes, Stratford comes alive and you will also glimpse what life is like here today too! Discover: Royal Shakespeare Theatre Town Hall Canal Basin The oldest pub in town Holy Trinity Church Shakespeare's Birthplace …and other hidden gems!

Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare & Hathaway TV Sites Tour

Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare & Hathaway TV Sites Tour

Step into the world of the TV show 'Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators' on this self-guided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover sights from the hit BBC daytime crime drama which is set and filmed in Shakespeare’s home town and pays tribute to the great writer’s plays. Start the audio tour just a short walk from Stratford-upon-Avon railway station. Jump straight into your first locations from the show as you visit the site where Luella and Frank find a client with amnesia.  Be entertained with anecdotes from the show as you are guided through this beautiful market town. As you go along you’ll see visuals from the series, showing you were some of the funniest, most touching, and memorable moments from all where all four seasons were filmed.  View where the pedal boat chase scene took place, where Sebastian helps Gloria scatter her dog’s ashes, and the spot where the tour group discovers the severed hand. Meander by Tudor style houses, shops, and cafes which form the backdrop to the show.  Go for a stroll along the cobbled street used as the exterior to Gloria’s costume shop and Sebastian’s flat. Walk on the banks of the Avon River where you’ll pass by the boat club that was used as the finale of season 1.  Snap a photo of the spot where Frank Hathaway was arrested on suspicion of murder. The tour stops by several of Stratford-upon-Avon’s top attractions, including the UK’s largest Butterfly Farm, Tudor World, the Stratford Big Wheel, and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Stop outside 'The Other Place," Stratford’s other theater, where Sebastian got to play Hamlet and Lu and Frank had to save the star of Juliet and Romeo. Go by famous statues including the Jester and a statue of William Shakespeare.  Beware of gangsters on the final leg of the tour as you look for locations featured in the episode ‘The Cursed Hand.’ The tour finishes by Holy Trinity Church, where William Shakespeare was baptized, married and buried. See the tranquil churchyard and locations from several episodes, including when Frank’s paid £5K to go on a hike, Lu chases a pensioner in an electric wheelchair, and where Sebastian poses for selfies as William Shakespeare’s ghost.

River Avon Gin Tasting Cruise

River Avon Gin Tasting Cruise

Enjoy a 60 minute cruise on the beautiful River Avon through Stratford upon Avon. See all the riverside sights including the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare’s burial place, while enjoying a tutored tasting of the craft gins produced by the award winning Shakespeare Distillery, finishing with a glass of Gin & Tonic to toast your captain & crew. We are partnering with Avon Boating to offer Gin tasting cruises! They will take place at 4pm and 6pm on selected weekend dates throughout the season. We will carry out a short talk on Gin whilst providing a tasting of 3 of our spirits, as the boat cruises upstream during the first half of the cruise. At the end of the tasting, guests will enjoy a Gin & Tonic (25ml single measure) in a souvenir glass tumbler whilst relaxing and enjoying the remainder of the cruise, passing under the bridge and downstream taking in the RSC and Holy Trinity Church, before returning to the Boathouse on Swan’s Nest Lane.

From Brighton: Stratford-upon-Avon & The Cotswolds Day Trip

From Brighton: Stratford-upon-Avon & The Cotswolds Day Trip

Have a relaxing day in the countryside as you come across beautiful sceneries and historic locations. Take a day trip out of Brighton to drive through the magical landscape of The Cotswolds. Visit the villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stratford-upon-Avon, known for being Shakespeare's birthplace. Begin your journey with a ride through the winding roads of The Cotswold before arriving at Bourton-on-the-Water. Stroll around the charming village and take in its lovely stone houses, ancient bridges, and narrow river, surrounded by lush trees and nature. Move on to one of England's most beautiful homes for a photo stop. Gaze at Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the quaint farmhouse where William Shakespeare's wife lived as a child. Dive deep into the author's home of Stratford-upon-Avon with a walking tour of the medieval town. Stop by his 16th-century birthplace, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre, as well as other important sights connected with the great writer. Enjoy plenty of free time to explore other local attractions before riding back to Brighton.

3Day Tour:LDN Oxford Warwick Cotswolds Stratford-Upon-Avon

3Day Tour:LDN Oxford Warwick Cotswolds Stratford-Upon-Avon

Day 1: Oxford, Warwick, and Stratford-upon-Avon Start your journey from Paddington at 8.30am in our luxury 16-seat Mercedes midi-coach. Explore historic Oxford, visit iconic university colleges, the Bodleian Library, and Radcliffe Camera. Continue exploring Oxford with visits to the Ashmolean Museum or the Pitt Rivers Museum. Wander through the Botanic Garden if time allows. Lunch in Oxford before departing for Warwick at 2 pm. Arrive in Warwick and explore Warwick Castle in the late afternoon. Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon, check into accommodation, and enjoy dinner in the historic town center. Day 2: Stratford-upon-Avon Explore Stratford-upon-Avon at your own pace, including the birthplace of William Shakespeare, with our free entry pass granting access to key attractions. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace, and learn about his early life and house history. Head to Shakespeare's New Place, his family home during later years, with beautiful gardens and contemporary sculptures. Take a coffee break at a local café, enjoying the town's charming atmosphere. Visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, exploring its history and exhibitions. Have lunch in the town center at a local restaurant or pub, sampling British or international cuisine. Explore the Guild Chapel, an impressive medieval building with stained glass windows and connections to Shakespeare. Discover Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, the school where Shakespeare studied as a child, and explore the unique Guildhall architecture. Visit Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the picturesque childhood home of Shakespeare's wife, with a thatched cottage and gardens. Explore Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare's burial place, and its riverside location. Take a relaxing River Avon cruise with scenic views of the town and surrounding countryside. Dine at a riverside restaurant with an evening atmosphere and optional live music. Consider optional evening entertainment like a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or a local play. Day 3: Cotswold Adventure Embark on a Cotswold adventure from Stratford-Upon-Avon at 9 AM. Experience panoramic views at Dover’s Hill, unveiling the Cotswolds' quirky traditions. Explore the historic town of Chipping Campden, dating back to the 14th-17th centuries, with its unique maps guiding you to must-see gems. Discover the hidden gem of Snowshill, a tiny hillside village with charm and allure. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Stow-on-the-Wold, a lively market town with independent shops and the legendary ‘Tolkien door’. Witness the iconic 'Arlington Row' in Bibury, often hailed as "the prettiest village in England." Venture to Bourton-on-the-Water, a fairy-tale village with Cotswold stone bridges over the River Windrush. Return to London, with drop-off around 7 PM.

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Overall rating

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(189 reviews)

Left to your own devices to explore a new area can be daunting and you can miss places of interest. Someone recommended a guided walk tour and I’m so, so pleased we did this! Kate (our guide) was great and made learning about the area so fun and interesting. Loved it all and just the perfect length of time. This has def made me consider to do this again in different areas! Thank you!!

Excellent walk and talk. Marcus knew his stuff an we took in most of the big ticket locations. Our first visit to Stratford all the way from Scotland via Horsham and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the tour. Would certainly recommend it even if you know very little about Shakespeare. Walk, listen and learn 👍

A wonderful way to spend an hour on the river on a lovely sunny, summer evening. The hosts were very informative with lots of humour. The gin's we tasted were excellent too.

Kate was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide. Great way to get an overview of the town and plan what to see next.

Dwayne was an excellent guide. We learned a lot about Stratford and its’ history. Would highly recommend.