Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds

Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and the charming Cotswolds

Overview

An area of outstanding natural beauty The Cotswolds is famed for it's honey-coloured houses and idyllic scenery. We visit the Cotswolds most beautiful village, Bourton-on-the-Water, a charming place at any time of the year. The 600 year old Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the birthplace of Shakespeare's wife, is one of England's most photographed houses, surrounded by stunning gardens and beautiful woodland Stratford-upon-Avon the birthplace of William Shakespeare, is steeped in culture and history. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK. Possibly the most famous writer in the English language, Shakespeare is known for his sonnets and plays such as 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Hamlet'.

tour duration

Tour
Duration

Day Tour
age range

Age
Range

0-99
tour pace

Tour
Pace

Relaxed
group size

Average
Group Size

12 - 40

What's Included

  • Return travel by executive coach
  • Scenic drive through the Cotswolds - beautiful stone cottages, magnificent churches and quaint market towns
  • Visit Bourton-on-the-Water, a much loved village in the Cotswolds
  • Guided walking tour of Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon including Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Photostop at Anne Hatthaway's Cottage

Itinerary

Morning

We enjoy a scenic drive through the Cotswolds before arriving in the charming village of Bourton-on-the-water. We enjoy some free time here to relax in the "Venice of the Cotswolds". We continue our journey from The Cotswolds prettiest village, to one of England's most beautiful houses, for a photostop at Anne Hathaway's Cottage.

Afternoon

Our guided walking tour of the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, includes the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare, the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatre, and other important sights connected with the great writer. There will be plenty of free time for you to visit Stratford's museums and other attractions.

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Additional Information

This tour departs from:

BrightonBrighton - 21-22 Old Steine (bus stop Z, outside Discovery Tours Travel Centre) BN1 1EL08:20View
BrightonBrighton - Falmer Train Station ( bus stop, A27 southbound) BN1 9SD08:00View
Burgess HillBurgess Hill - Burgess Hill Train Station (outside main entrance) RH15 0AD08:50View
EastbourneEastbourne - Cornfield Rd (bus stop C1, opposite Tourist Information Centre) BN21 4QA07:30View
BrightonHove - Tisbury Road (bus stop B, outside Hove Town Hall) BN3 3BQ08:30View
WorthingWorthing - Worthing Train Station ( outside main entrance) BN11 1UR07:40View

 

We want you to have complete confidence when travelling with us, so have introduced additional measures and procedures on our tours to keep you safe. 

Transportation -  our coaches are cleaned with antiviral products, and fitted with new air filtration systems which regularly purify the air onboard. Antibacterial hand gel is available too.

Seating Capacity - will be limited in line with government regulations.

Temperature Check - all drivers, guides and passengers will be temperature checked before boarding the coach.

Face Coverings - we recommend you wear a face covering when travelling on our coaches. 

IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE DEPARTURE POINT. CALL OUR TEAM ON + 44 1273 648966 / + 44 7917 224 732 FOR FURTHER ADVICE.

 

 

We've introduced new terms and conditions to give you maximum flexibility if you need to make changes to, or cancel your tour booking. 

  • NO cancellation fees
  • NO change fees
  • NO booking fees
  • YOUR MONEY IS PROTECTED - free date change up to 24 hours before departure

see full terms and conditions below https://www.discoverytours.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

 

 
Our modern executive coaches have reclining seats, WC and air con. Wi-Fi and charging points are available on most coaches. Infants under 2 years old travel for free, but must be seated on a parent's / guardian's lap. There is space in the hold area to store pushchairs, wheelchairs and luggage.
 
If you have any disabilities you'd like to advise us of, please call + 44 1273 648966 before departure. We always try to accommodate special requirements, including reserving seats on the coach.
 
Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Unaccompanied passengers aged 16 & 17 years old need a letter of consent from a parent or guardian which can be emailed to info@discoverytours.co.uk
 
If you can't arrive at the departure point on time, you're unable to attend your tour due to illness, or have an emergency while on tour, please call or WhatsApp + 44 7917 224 732 for assistance. 
 
If you plan to visit the Roman Baths please book tickets in advance @ romanbaths.co.uk  - choosing entry time 15.45 or 16.00hrs.  If there is no availability at this time, or you are booking for a group, please call 01273 648966 for assistance.
 

Departure Points

This tour departs from:

BrightonBrighton - 21-22 Old Steine (bus stop Z, outside Discovery Tours Travel Centre) BN1 1EL08:20View
BrightonBrighton - Falmer Train Station ( bus stop, A27 southbound) BN1 9SD08:00View
Burgess HillBurgess Hill - Burgess Hill Train Station (outside main entrance) RH15 0AD08:50View
EastbourneEastbourne - Cornfield Rd (bus stop C1, opposite Tourist Information Centre) BN21 4QA07:30View
BrightonHove - Tisbury Road (bus stop B, outside Hove Town Hall) BN3 3BQ08:30View
WorthingWorthing - Worthing Train Station ( outside main entrance) BN11 1UR07:40View

Covid-19 Safety Policy

 

We want you to have complete confidence when travelling with us, so have introduced additional measures and procedures on our tours to keep you safe. 

Transportation -  our coaches are cleaned with antiviral products, and fitted with new air filtration systems which regularly purify the air onboard. Antibacterial hand gel is available too.

Seating Capacity - will be limited in line with government regulations.

Temperature Check - all drivers, guides and passengers will be temperature checked before boarding the coach.

Face Coverings - we recommend you wear a face covering when travelling on our coaches. 

IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE DEPARTURE POINT. CALL OUR TEAM ON + 44 1273 648966 / + 44 7917 224 732 FOR FURTHER ADVICE.

 

Covid-19 Booking Conditions

 

We've introduced new terms and conditions to give you maximum flexibility if you need to make changes to, or cancel your tour booking. 

  • NO cancellation fees
  • NO change fees
  • NO booking fees
  • YOUR MONEY IS PROTECTED - free date change up to 24 hours before departure

see full terms and conditions below https://www.discoverytours.co.uk/terms-and-conditions

 

Pre-Departure information

 
Our modern executive coaches have reclining seats, WC and air con. Wi-Fi and charging points are available on most coaches. Infants under 2 years old travel for free, but must be seated on a parent's / guardian's lap. There is space in the hold area to store pushchairs, wheelchairs and luggage.
 
If you have any disabilities you'd like to advise us of, please call + 44 1273 648966 before departure. We always try to accommodate special requirements, including reserving seats on the coach.
 
Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Unaccompanied passengers aged 16 & 17 years old need a letter of consent from a parent or guardian which can be emailed to info@discoverytours.co.uk
 
If you can't arrive at the departure point on time, you're unable to attend your tour due to illness, or have an emergency while on tour, please call or WhatsApp + 44 7917 224 732 for assistance. 
 
If you plan to visit the Roman Baths please book tickets in advance @ romanbaths.co.uk  - choosing entry time 15.45 or 16.00hrs.  If there is no availability at this time, or you are booking for a group, please call 01273 648966 for assistance.