Heart of England Tour

An insightful tour of the historic tudor town of stratford-upon-avon


“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it” – so wrote William Shakespeare in As You Like It. Explore Shakespeare’s Stratford, including visits to his Birthplace and School, and hear how young William grew to become arguably the world’s greatest writer. There is so much more than just the Bard to discover on this 6-day tour, however: explore the picturesque Cotswolds and the tranquil Hidcote Manor Garden, visit world-famous Warwick Castle and immerse yourself in the medieval streets of scholarly Oxford.

6 Days from £499pp

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  • Visit Shakespeares schoolroom 
  • Discover Cotswold Hills 
  • See Hidcote Manor Garden 
  • Warwick Castle 
  • Walk in the City of Dreaming Spires 

What's included?

  • Tour guide 
  • Quality accommodation 
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Arrive in Stratford-Upon-Avon 
Check into your hotel with the rest of the day free to relax. Car parking fees are included. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Join your Tour Director for a walking tour, including entrance to SHAKESPEARE’S SCHOOLROOM, where William was educated and inspired to become one of the world’s greatest playwrights, and entrance to SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE.

Stratford-Upon-Avon – Costswolds Excursion 
Discover why the Cotswold Hills are so renowned as you visit the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. See some of its quintessentially English market towns and villages built from honey-coloured stone, including stops in the picture-book villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and Broadway. Then visit HIDCOTE MANOR GARDEN, lovingly tended by the National Trust and split into a series of “outdoor rooms”, each with its own different character.

A full day to relax or to join an optional excursion offered by your Tour Director.

Stratford-Upon-Avon – Warwick Castle and Oxford Excursion
A spectacular start to the day with a visit to magnificent WARWICK CASTLE. Marvel at the opulent Great Hall and State Rooms, and see the former private apartments. Today’s other highlight is a walking tour through Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires, to see the colleges where Britain’s elite receives its outstanding education.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

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