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City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon

City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon tour – hop on, hop off!

Stratford-upon-Avon is a charming medieval market town in the heart of rural England. Set on the banks of the River Avon which winds its way through the town.

Take the City Sightseeing tour and discover the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and home to the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. 

Discover the exciting story of William Shakespeare’s early years, and see where he spent the first five years with his new wife. Stroll around the house where Shakespeare was born & grew up and see how his father, John, earned his living as a glove maker.


The open top bus tour

The Stratford-upon-Avon City Sightseeing tour serves 11 stops all over the medieval town allowing you to visit the top tourist attractions. 


Stratford City Sightseeing Map

Click here for pdf map


Highlights of the tour include:

Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Discover the exciting story of William Shakespeare’s early years, and see where he spent the first five years with his new wife. Stroll around the house where Shakespeare was born & grew up and see how his father, John, earned his living as a glove maker.
Get off at stop 2

Shakespeare’s New Place (opening July 2016)
Visit Stratford-upon-Avon’s newest and most exciting attraction. Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and meet the man behind the works in a fascinating new exhibition.
Discover beautiful gardens and specially-commissioned artworks.
Get off at stop 4

Hall’s Croft (summer months)
Visit the elegant 17th century house where Shakespeare’s eldest daughter, Susanna, and her husband Dr John Hall lived, and see the luxurious rooms & beautiful decorations of this fascinating house.
Get off at stop 6

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
A beautiful thatched farmhouse where Shakespeare’s wife once lived. Take a stroll through the award-winning gardens overflowing with beautiful blooms, shrubs and traditional vegetables.
Get off at stop 9

Mary Arden’s Farm
Home of Shakespeare’s grandparents and childhood home of his mother, Mary Arden, this Tudor farm is brought to life as the farmer, maid and labourer go about their daily routine on a 16th Century farm.
Get off at stop 10


Buy your ticket on the bus, you can also get your entrance tickets for the Shakespeare houses at the same time!.


How much does it cost?

Just the tour

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  adult  concession  child  family 
 24 hours  £13.90 £11.90  £6.95  £31.00 
48 hours  £20.50  £17.50  £10.25  £43.00 


You can save money by combining your tour ticket with other attraction tickets in and around Stratford-upon-Avon

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bus tour Avon Boating  3 Shakespeare  5 Shakespeare 
 Star 1 YES   YES    
 Star 2 YES    YES  
 Star 3 YES     YES 
 Star 4 YES  YES YES   
 Star 5 YES  YES   YES 


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  adult   concession child   family
Star 1   £18.90 £15.90  £9.95  £45.00 
Star 2 £29.40  £26.40  £16.95  £71.00 
Star 3 £34.90  £31.90  £20.95  £87.00 
Star 4 £34.40  £30.40  £19.95  £85.00 
Star 5 £39.90  £35.90  £23.95  £101.00 

When do they run?

The Stratford-upon-Avon City Sightseeing tour runs all year round (excluding 25th, 26th December & 1st January).

The summer tour runs:

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Period  First Tour  Frequency  Last Tour 
 21 March - 29 April 09:30  every 30 mins  16:00 
 30 April - 27 May 09:30  every 30 mins  17:00
 28 May - 22 July 09:30/10:00  every 20 mins  16:00/16:30/17:00 
 23 July - 4 September 09:00/09:30/10:00  every 20 mins* 16:00/16:30/17:00/17:30 
 5 September - 25 September 09:30/10:00  every 20 mins  16:00/16:30/17:00 
 26 September - 31 October 09:30  every 30 mins   16:00

*Every 15 mins on Saturdays & Sundays & Bank Holidays between these dates.
During busy periods, extra tours may be added. A full tour takes around 57 minutes.


Commentary & Live guides

Listen to the recorded commentary in 7 different languages, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Mandarin.

English speaking 'live guides' will be on the tour buses departing on the hour between 10:00 & 15:00 Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays between 25 March & 25 September