Shakespeare Country: Stratford-Upon-Avon & Cotswolds Villages…including Downton Abbey filming locations Day Trip

Spend quality time in the Bard's hometown, wander the best of the thatched roof and golden stone 'honey pots' and see Bampton & Swinbrook, locations for popular TV show Downton Abbey

Mondays; 09:00 - approximately 18:00 (year round departures)

The region of the “The Heart of England” is famed for many things including quaint, thatched roof cottage villages, ancient market towns, charming antique and tea shops and, of course, a wondrous literary heritage. Come and enjoy a taste of ‘Olde’ England!

Our day sees us visiting the Bard’s hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon, where you can discover the charming town and Shakespeare connections. Your visit will include time in the local church, burial place for the Bard, and the town centre, full of historic Tudor era buildings and lovely shops. Choose to visit the in town Shakespeare Houses as you please using the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Pass (entrances included to your choice of Hall’s Croft, Nash’s House & New Place, and the iconic Shakespeare’s Birthplace.)

The rest of our day will be spent day wandering through the wonderful Cotswolds villages, the inspiration for Tolkien as ‘The Shire.’ See ancient parish churches and market towns unchanged over the centuries, like Bibury, The Slaughters and Stow-on-the-Wold. There are the villages of Bampton & Swinbrook, each used as locations ofr the popular TV show Downton Abbey. Each village is unique and pretty in its own right and, if there is an interest, we might find time for a stop in a tea shop or antique shop en-route. With our small vehicle, we’ll get where larger coaches can’t and avoid the commercialized ‘honey-pots,’ discovering the best!

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$160 USD/GBP 140 per adult; $135 USD/GBP 100 per child (age 7 - 11)

What makes us different? SGT strives to get you off the beaten track so you can have an authentic experience, the opportunity to mingle with the locals. We do not like ‘whistle stops’ and it is our goal to have guests off of the vehicle exploring as much as possible.

Your SMALL GROUP day trip accommodates a maximum of up to just 16 guests per departure.

DEPARTURE: Novotel Hammersmith, 1 Shortlands, London W6 (approx 5 minutes walk from Hammersmith tube station/District & Piccadilly lines; Broadway/Mall/King Street exit, go right out of the station onto Hammersmith Rd then right onto Shortlands)

Day Tour Package includes:

Personal services of your SGT driver/guide/companion.

Shakespeare Birthplace Pass for entrance into The Birthplace, Hall’s Croft, Nash’s House & New Place and Shakespeare’s grave.

 

Please note that this day trip is not endorsed, sanctioned or supported by ITV, NBC, PBS, Julian Fellowes or any other party affiliated with the TV series.