City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore Stratford-Upon-Avon with this 24-hour ticket aboard an open-top double-decker City Sightseeing bus. See all the main sights as you hop on and hop off 14 conveniently located stops around the city.

What You Can Expect

See the sights of Stratford-upon-Avon by hop-on hop-off bus
See the sights of Stratford-upon-Avon by hop-on hop-off bus

With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this City Sightseeing tour is the best way to see the sights of Stratford-Upon-Avon.

You can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. There are 14 stops and the entire route takes approximately 60 minutes. The bus departs every 10 - 15 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use.

Travel to all Shakespearean Houses: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Anne Hathaways 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.

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Tour Itinerary:

Stop 1 - Avon Boating

Stop 2 - Shakespeares Birthplace and the Shakespeare Centre

Stop 3 - Market Square and American Fountain

Stop 4 - Harvard House and Guild Chapel

Stop 5 - Royal Avon and Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Stop 6 - Halls Croft, Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeares Grave

Stop 7 - Evesham Place

Stop 8 - Alcester Road

Stop 9 - Anne Hathaways Cottage

Stop 10 - Maybrid Shopping Centre

Days of Service


Meeting Time

Summer (departs every 20-30 minutes): First Tour: 9:30 am Last Tour: 4:00 pm Winter (departs every 30-60 minutes): First Tour: 10:00 am ( Mon - Fri) First Tour: 09:30 am ( Sat- Sun) Last Tour: 03:00 pm ( Mon - Fri) Last Tour: 03:30 pm ( Sat- Sun)

Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.



  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Recorded commentary


  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Audio commentary available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and German, plus Kid's commentary; live English guides on select tours
Voucher Information

You must present a paper voucher for this tour. We will email a link to access and print your voucher at the Lead Travelers email address.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure/Exchange Point

Tour starts at Pen and Parchment Inn at Bridgefoot, however you may board the bus at any one of the 14 stops around the city.

Stops Include:

  • Pen and Parchment Inn - Tourist Information Center
  • Windsor Street - Shakespeare's Birthplace, The Shakespeare Center
  • Rother Street (opposite Civic Hall) - Tourist Center, Market Square
  • Chapel Lane - Nash's House, New Place, Guild Chapel, Harvard House
  • Southern Lane (outside Swan Theatre) - Royal Shakespeare's Theatre, Waterside, River Avon
  • Old Town - Hall's Croft, Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeares Monument & Grave
  • Evesham Place (Between Chestnut Walk / Broad Walk)
  • Alcester Road (Opposite Rail Station entrance)
  • Cottage Lane - Anne Hathaway's Cottage
  • Featherbed Lane - Mary Arden's House
  • Birmingham Road - Maybird Shopping Center, Country Artists Visitor Center
  • Clopton Bridge (Outside Swans Nest Hotel) - Butterfly Farm


1 day

Return Details


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

Unlimited use on Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-on Hop-off Tour for 24 hours from time of first use From
$ 19.73
Unlimited use on Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-on Hop-off Tour for 48 hours from time of first use From
$ 29.23

Customer Reviews

Anne B

November 2015

Did what we wanted it to. Didn't have a lot of time so enabled us to see all the relevant places

Deborah P

September 2015

Thoroughly recommend this tour. Excellent live and recorded commentary from friendly staff. Perfect way to see the sites of Stratford. Also recommend booking the house tickets with the driver as substantial saving are made.

Marie A M

July 2012

This was my fourth trip to Stratford-upon-Avon. I take the bus tour every time because it gives me an overview of the city and stops at the most significant places.

Jean T

June 2012

Great way to see the highlights of the city. We got on and off when and where we wanted and got lots of information while on the bus. I highly recommend this as a way to see any city.

Viator for Roy

July 2015

This the way to get around to the key locations. Very basic transportation and recorded commentary. But the key sites are too spread out to walk.

susan c

June 2015

Great tour but had to wait 45 minutes for bus at ann hathaways cottage some people waited an hour


June 2015

Overall this was great.

I came by train and asked at the station where I cou catch the bus. Received wrong information- it would have been nice to have a posting in the station as to where to catch the sightseeing bus

Gillian C

August 2012

The tour was quite short compared to others I have been on throughout the UK but it was very interesting and entertaining. I also especially appreciated the flexibility offered - I purchased the tour for the Saturday but we decided to take the tour on the Sunday instead without any issue. Also, the stops were very convenient. We picked up the bus right outside our hotel - The Stratford - it also stopped at the Maybird Shopping Centre for a bit of shopping along the way and also stopped at the Waterside where there are many good restuarants for lunch - we ate at Carluccio's. All in all a really fun day.

David H

October 2008
In the very limited time we had in Stratford, the tour was the best way to see the highlights quickly. The guide was well informed.

Gina D

August 2008
Most of the sights of the town are an easy walk from each other, but Anne Hathaway's cottage and Mary Arden's home are too far to walk. If you plan to go into multiple homes, be sure to buy the pass for the Shakespeare houses, it's a much better bargain as the houses individually are very expensive.

Gabriel R

August 2008
This is a great quick way to see Stratford-on-Avon, plus you get to hear some interesting history and fun facts. My only complaint would be the bad earphones; there was a lot of static.

Daniel H

August 2015

Initial problem exchanging email ticket for valid bus ticket but otherwise satisfacotyr.

Eddie S

June 2015

The passes were great but the staff at the pick up point are clueless. Thank goodness for Mark, the bus driver who was the only one that had a clue what was going on.

Darlene M

September 2014

My campanion could not hear the audio. She wears a hearing aid and no headphones. I also had trouble hearing the lovely female voice especially when the bus was accelerating. The engine noise pretty much drowned out her voice. I suggest getting a strong voice for the audio.

Robert W

April 2013

A really average bus tour because of audio problems - had to move around the bus until we could find 2 audios that worked. Lucky the bus was not full.

Carol R

June 2010
The last tour ended at 4:20 pm - other hop on hop off tours run until at least 8:00 pm. This meant that arriving at the Anne Hathaway home at 4:00 was a bit late. It didn't seem worth it to pay 7.50 pounds for only twenty minutes to tour the location. Perhaps a bit of warning about the early ending would have been helpful.