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City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon

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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. 

 

 

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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 
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 (closed for 2021)
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 (closed for 2021)
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.
As Mary Arden's Farm is closed this year, we will not be serving this location on the Tour until it reopens.

 

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 £15.00 £13.00  £7.50 £35.00 
48 hours  £23.00  £20.00 £11.50  £50.00

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When do they run?

 
The summer tour runs:
 

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Period  First Tour  Frequency  Last Tour 
15th May to 23rd July 09:00/09:30/10:00  every 20 mins  16:00/16:30/17:00 
24th July to 17th September 09:00/09:30/10:00  every 20 mins* 16:00/16:30/17:00 
18th September to 31st October
09:30  every 30 mins  16:30
*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 15th May to 31st October.

 

Stratford Upon Avon City Sightseeing