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City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Activity provider: City Sightseeing UK

From US$ 18.74 per person

Hop-on to a City Sightseeing Stratford-Upon-Avon bus tour and enjoy unlimited hop on hop off for 24 or 48 hours. Discover sights such as Shakespeare’s Birthplace, as you travel on an open-top, double-decker bus with panoramic views of the city.

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Duration 1 - 2 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese


  • Visit the Royal Shakespeare Theater
  • Explore Shakespeare's birthplace
  • See Anne Hathaway's cottage
  • Stop at the school where Shakespeare was educated
Full description
As well as Britain's most famous playwright William Shakespeare and the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford is great for a day on the River and then chilling out in the evening in one of the many chic restaurants and bars in the centre of town. Travel to all the Shakespearean Houses: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's House, New Place, Nash's House, and Hall's Croft. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre where the Bard's plays are performed for the majority of the year. The Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried, protected by a cursed tombstone. The Old 15th Century Grammar School where Shakespeare was educated. You also get to enjoy a lovely tour through the scenic Warwickshire countryside, visiting Wilmcote, the village where Mary Arden's House (Shakespeare's mother) can be found. Your Tour Itinerary Stop 1 - Visitor Information Centre, Near Avon Boating Stop 2 - Shakespeare's Birthplace and the Shakespeare Center Stop 3 - Market Square and American Fountain Stop 4 - Shakespeare’s New Place/Harvard House & Guild Chapel Stop 5 - Royal Avon and Royal Shakespeare Theater Stop 6 - Halls Croft, Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare's Grave Stop 7 - Evesham Place Stop 8 - Alcester Road Stop 9 - Anne Hathaways Cottage Stop 10 - Mary Arden's Farm is closed until September 8th Stop 11 - Maybird Shopping Center
  • 24-hour or 48-hour bus ticket
  • Prerecorded English commentary
  • Headphones
  • Attraction tickets
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The first tour stop is located at Visitor Information Centre. However, passengers can join the tour at any of the allocated stops along the route.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Start point: Stop 1 - Visitor Information Centre (Nr Avon Boating)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • This tour operates from April - November
  • Ticket length: 24 or 48 hours depending on option selected
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 80 reviews

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This was an excellent way to get an overall view of Stratford, especially since it was a beautiful day and I was on my own without transport. The commentary was very entertaining and being on the top outside deck meant that one could see over the walls into the gardens, a view not available to the walker. I highly recommend this activity. One note, the meeting point is NOT at the Swans Nest Boat house, but at the tourist office.

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June 7, 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Stratford-upon-Avon, although there was a steady drizzle the whole day. Because we were only there for one day we couldn’t spend as much time as we would have liked but made sure we went to the most important places to us. The bus drivers were friendly and helpful too but the bus we were on had several leaks coming from the ceiling! It made for an interesting ride as we had to change seats a few times but we really didn’t mind.

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October 28, 2019

Misleading starting point directions

Our trip round Stratford on the bus was generally excellent except for the fact on our ticket it stated the starting point was the Swans Nest Pub/Avon Boating. We waited there for 20 mins and on asking someone, they directed us to the Visitors Information Centre over the bridge. The area adjacent to it is the correct starting point, though you can join the bus at any point on the route, just apparently NOT the Swans Nest/ Avon Boating. This is very confusing, leading us to waste about 40 minutes with only time to take in Anne Hathaway's cottage very briefly. At £11.50 per person this seemed like an expensive visit, but the ticket can be used for up to a year. The audio guide you get with your headphones is extremely interesting and the view from the top of the bus at the front very much better than downstairs. In my view, this is the best way to take in Stratford's places of interest, but buy a car parking ticket for up to six hours, for time to add on a river cruise afterwards.

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September 3, 2019

Product ID: 4715