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  • Location:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
  • Duration:1 day (approx.)

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

Discover charming, medieval Stratford-Upon-Avon – historic birthplace of William Shakespeare – from the comfort of an open-top, double-decker bus. On this sightseeing tour (available 24 hours per day), relax for the full-route journey or hop off at any on the 14 stops along the way to see key attractions like the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and the Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried.


  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Ticket valid for 24 hours
  • Hop on or off as many times as you'd like at 14 stops
  • Great views from the open-air bus of major sights like Shakespeare's birthplace
  • Scenic drive through the Warwickshire countryside

What You Can Expect

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

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

Savor great views and fascinating history on full-route tour (approximately one hour) of Stratford-Upon-Avon’s main sites. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary with the structure of strategically placed stops, frequent pickup (every 15-20 minutes) and lively commentary.

With your 24-hour pass (valid from first use), hop on and off at any of the route’s 14 locations. See itinerary below for all stops. Take your time journeying through Shakespeare’s England with a trip to his birthplace, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre that still performs Bard’s play, and the Holy Trinity Church where the playwright was baptized and currently resides under a cursed tombstone. Take a short jaunt out of town to lovely Warwickshire to visit the house of Shakespeare’s mother, Mary Arden.

To end you tour, simply hop off at any of the designated stops on the route.

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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

Customer Reviews

Anne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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

4 star rating: Recommended 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

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

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


4 star rating: Recommended 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

4 star rating: Recommended 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 Australia

4 star rating: Recommended 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.

Gabriel R USA

4 star rating: Recommended 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.
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