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Stratford, Shakespeare and the Cotswolds

4 day tour
From £235 per person - minimum 20 passengers

This tour combines a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, and including a relaxing river cruise, with a full day tour of the picturesque Cotswolds including Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-in-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh and Broadway.


Dates throughout 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Ask the Greatdays team for suggestions for suitable stop-offs on the journey.

Day 2

Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and river cruise

This morning we visit Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare’s Birthplace, a timber-framed townhouse in the centre of the town. A short journey away by coach is the childhood home of Mrs Shakespeare, the world-famous Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. At the age of 18, Shakespeare married Anne, the daughter of a local landowner. There’s an opportunity to visit Shakespeare’s grave in Holy Trinity Church, one of England’s finest and most visited parish churches. After lunch we join our boat for a relaxing afternoon sightseeing cruise on the River Avon, with unique views of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Holy Trinity Church and the surrounding countryside.

Day 3

Tour of the Cotswold

Today we take one of the classic English tours around the villages and small market towns of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds. The area, which is centred on the Cotswold Hills, and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is best known for the famous Cotswold stone, a yellow limestone which, when weathered, becomes a delightful honey or golden colour. Our route is likely to include Shipston-on-Stour, Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and the ‘Little Venice’ of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water.

Day 4

Return home

Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff

Mercure Brandon Hall ****

Situated in a small village, just outside Coventry, the hotel has a welcoming bar and restaurant with lounge areas. The 120 rooms are well equipped and comfortable. There is a leisure centre with indoor pool and gym, a lift to all floors and ample on site coach parking

Stratford Manor Hotel ****  

Situated a short distance outside Stratford, the modern hotel has a large reception area, restaurant and open plan bar and lounge areas. 104 well equipped and spacious bedrooms. Indoor leisure centre with swimming pool, sauna, solarium and gym. There is a lift to all floors and ample on site coach parking.

Dates 4 days / 3 nights 
2022 dates From £235.00 per person
2023 dates From £255.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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