Stratford-upon-Avon City Sightseeing Tour

Tour Shakespeare’s village the most novel way.

Shakespeare didn’t follow in anyone’s literary footsteps, so why should you? Our double-decker open-air bus lets you hop on and off wherever you like for 24 hours. Or you can choose to start with an hour-long overview of Stratford-upon-Avon with pre-recorded commentary in any of seven languages. You’ll see Shakespeare’s birthplace and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. You’ll see The Anne Hathaway Cottage, with it's low thatched roof, timbered walls and lattice windows that used some of the earliest English house-building techniques. And of course there’s The Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried, and the 15th Century Grammar School where he was educated. Certainly, these are things you’d expect to see on any tour. But the beauty of this tour rests in the in-between spaces as well: the quaint streets, the picturesque chapels, the market shops. Your chance to set the pace of your day and choose your places of interest. Spending time exactly how you’d like. How perfect is that. A tour around Shakespeare’s village that exactly fits your character.

Here’s what’s included:

    • A voucher valid for 24 hours on a Hop on/Hop off open-air double-decker tour bus
    • 12 stops throughout Stratford-upon-Avon
      • Summer departures occur every 20 minutes
      • Winter departures occur every 30-60 minutes
    • English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese commentary
    • Groups of 10 or more get a 5% discount on Stratford-upon-Avon City Sightseeing Tour



    • Exchange the Rail Europe voucher for your Stratford-upon-Avon City Sightseeing tour.
    • Child rates are valid for children ages 6-15
    • Special savings option allows you to purchase the 24 hours tour pass that will cover 2 adults and up to 3 children.
    • Hours of Operation from: Summer: 9:30am - 3:00pm, Winter: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    • Tour does not operate on December 25 - 26 and January 1.
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 3 months of the date of purchase.
    • Some buses may be wheelchair accessible. Please inquire locally.
    • Prices are subject to change.
Where are the bus stops located and what landmarks can I reach from each stop?

  • Bridgefoot, Pen & Parchment Inn: Tourist Information Centre, Bancroft Cruisers
  • Windsor Street: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, The Shakespeare Centre
  • Rother Street: Market Square, American Fountain
  • Chapel Lane: Nash’s House, New Place, Guild Chapel, Harvard House
  • Southern Lane: River Avon, Waterside, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Old Town: Hall’s Croft, Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare’s Monument & Grave
  • Evesham Place
  • Alcester Road (opposite Rail Station)
  • Cottage Lane: Anne Hathaway Cottage
  • Featherbed Lane, Wilmcote: Mary Arden’s House & Countryside Museum
  • Birmingham Road: Maybird Shopping Centre
  • Clopton Bridge, outside Swans’ Nest Hotel: Butterfly Farm (this stop by request, for exiting passengers only)