England

Stratford-upon-Avon & Warwickshire

Step in Shakespeare’s footsteps

Within the undulating green hills of Warwickshire lies a wealth of English heritage. This glorious county is famed for being home to the country’s most well-renowned wordsmith, William Shakespeare. Exploring his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, you’ll enjoy stunning Tudor architecture, Bard-themed tearooms, and the chance to see his famous words brought to life by the globally acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company. There’s more to Warwickshire than Mr Shakespeare though – it has glorious gardens and fascinating manor houses, and the lovely villages of the Cotswolds are within easy reach.

STRATFORD: ENGLAND’S LITERARY HEARTLAND

Gardens, guide dogs and literary greats

  • Stratford-upon-Avon, a market town with literary links
  • Visit the stunning properties of Baddesley Clinton (NT) & Hidcote Manor Garden (NT)
  • Venture into the Cotswolds to explore some traditional towns
  • An unforgettable visit to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Training Centre
  • Leamington Spa – a Regency spa town
  • Executive coach travel from your choice of pick up points
  • 4 nights half board accommodation

From £389
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Suggested Hotel

Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel

  • Uniquely historic hotel dating back to 1637
  • Full of charming character with lots of wooden beams
  • Ideal central location within easy walking distance of the town
  • Historic origins combined with contemporary furnishings
  • Really has the ‘wow’ factor

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.

Attractions:

  • Stratford-upon-Avon
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    William Shakespeare, arguably England’s greatest wordsmith, was born and died in this picturesque Tudor town. With over 800 years of history, this market town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most significant historic locations in England where you can explore buildings that Shakespeare himself was familiar with.

  • Baddesley Clinton (NT)
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    This impressive moated manor house is an intriguing National Trust property dating back to the 15th century. The house contains lavish Elizabethan interiors and three secret priest’s holes, which would have been built and used during the religious turmoil in the 1590s. You will also see a 19th century chapel and enjoy a relaxing lakeside walk in the beautiful grounds.

  • The Guide Dogs for the Blind Training Centre

    A truly memorable experience is a guided tour of the Guide Dogs Training Centre, which has been running since 1941 and trains 220 dogs a year. You’ll have a chance to interact with these incredible canines and learn all about the amazing work they do.

  • Cotswolds Day: Chipping Campden & Broadway
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    Marvel at the gilded masterpiece of limestone and expert craftsmanship in Chipping Campden, and explore St James Church – one of England’s finest ‘Wool Churches’, funded by wealthy medieval wool merchants. Look around Broadway’s quintessentially Cotswold architecture and discover the village’s interesting artistic heritage.

  • Hidcote Manor Garden (NT)
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    Hidcote Manor Garden is a famed Arts & Crafts garden located in the Cotswolds. Generally considered to be one of the best gardens in England, it was created in the 20th century by horticulturalist Major Lawrence Johnston. A composition of outdoor ‘rooms’, the garden offers intricate design, wonderful views, bursts of colour and secret spots.

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