Stratford & Cotswolds day tour from London

One of the few coach tours to Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford

Shakespeare’s Stratford on Stratford and Cotswolds tour from London

Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum

Stratford & Cotswolds day tour included highlights

  • Visit Stratford-upon-Avon where Shakespeare was born, died and married

  • Entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace and museum

  • Entrance to Anne Hathaway’s cottage and gardens

  • Bibury, 'The most beautiful village in England'

  • Bourton-on-the-Water, the Venice of the Cotswolds and Burford

  • Free Lunch Pack

  • Luxury air conditioned motor coach with free Wi-Fi and services of a professional guide

In Depth Tour of Cotswolds & Stratford Day Tour From London Ticketing

Tour days, times, pick up/ drop off points

Runs Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday April to November, (Tuesday & Saturday winter months).

8.30am - departs from London Victoria

7.30pm - returns to London

If you want to visit Stratford-upon-Avon by day tour from London this tour is probably the best solution for your needs.


Most tours from London that visit Stratford have a relatively short visit before you are back on the coach to somewhere like Warwick Castle or Oxford.


This is the only regular day tour from London that visits Anne Hathaway’s cottage and gardens situated on the edge of Stratford in addition to the other Shakespeare attractions in the centre of the town.

In Depth Tour of Cotswolds & Stratford Day Tour From London Ticketing

Stratford & Cotswolds tour itinerary

Joining the tour

Your tour will begin at the Golden Tours office behind Victoria Railway and Underground Station, one of the major transport hubs in Central London. Tour companies are no longer allowed to perform pick-ups at hotels for public day tours.

Golden Tours coach

Golden Tours Tour Bus

The driver or guide will check you in on boarding the coach.

Usually all that is required is the lead passengers name and you will be checked off the passenger list, but do bring along your tour confirmation voucher.

The tour ends at Victoria Railway and Underground Station. There are no advance seat reservations on-board, you select your seat on boarding from those available.


If you require more assistance working out your journey, click through on the link below, where we give more detail of how to join the tour at Victoria. There is also at Q&A facility.

How to get to Victoria Coach Station & map with question & answer facility

The touring coach

A professional guide is aboard the luxury air-conditioned touring bus the entire day and will provide commentary and guiding throughout as well as looking after entrance into the various attractions.

All vehicles are equipped with on-board free Wi-Fi and most will have toilet facilities. However these faculties cannot be guaranteed.

Shakespeare's Birthplace and museum

Shakespeare's Birthplace and museum

Complementary Lunch Pack

To save you time finding somewhere to eat this tour also includes a lunch pack - so you won’t waste valuable exploring time.


Stratford & Cotswolds day tour - what to expect

Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum

The home town of legendary playwright William Shakespeare is the first stop on this day trip. Filled with history, you will pay a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, a quaint, unassuming half-timbered house.


Your expert guide will take you through some amazing stories and quirks of Elizabethan living.


Anne Hathaway's cottage

Anne Hathaway's cottage

Anne Hathaway’s cottage

Your next stop is a visit to Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway’s cottage and gardens. This beautiful little thatched farmhouse is the place where the Bard courted his bride and still to this day holds items or original furniture, including the Hathaway bed.

Stratford-upon-Avon - more details

The Cotswolds - Bibury & Burford

Bibury was described as the 'The most beautiful village in England' by William Morris. Bibury is a place many people return to time and time again, for its tranquillity by the river, and old stone cottages and mills.

Bibury Cotswolds

Bibury, Cotswolds


Bourton-on-the-Water is another delightful village in the Cotswolds with its shops, restaurants and tea rooms. You will walk down the banks of the River Windrush with its beautiful stone bridges, and next to the Old Mill, where it flows over rapids, past the green with its banks of Cotswold stone.


Cotswolds - more details


Prices & tour reservations

Prices are displayed on the banner link below. Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation.


To book you will need your booking reference and in addition the first and last names of all passengers when ordering. There are no paper tickets.


In Depth Tour of Cotswolds & Stratford Day Tour From London Ticketing

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