Group Tour Operator and DMC for Warwickshire
Stratford, Shakespeare and the Cotswolds
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
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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.
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.
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.