As our most famous playwright, whose work remains popular even centuries after his death, William Shakespeare’s birthplace has long been attracting visitors. If you’d like to see the town where the man himself lived, loved and died, then this is the tour for you! Join us on a 4-day trip to the Cotswolds and see some of the prettiest scenery in the country while taking in the history of the greatest playwright to have ever lived!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
After a morning departure from your local pick-up point, you’ll head to Melton Mowbray – renowned for its delicious Pork Pies and Stilton cheese. In the afternoon, you’ll continue on to the hotel.
You’ll begin the day with a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace; this is the house where William Shakespeare was born and you’ll be able to hear tales of his family life which are brought to life by costumed guides. From there, you’ll walk down the road to Halls Croft, the home of Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna. Explore the beautifully furnished house and wander in the tranquil gardens where her husband, Dr John Hall would have planted his medicinal herbs.
You’ll start the day with a visit to what is possibly the most romantic cottage in England – Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Here you’ll re-live the story of William and Anne’s courtship and marriage in the stunning thatched cottage. The house contains many rare treasures from the family’s life-time, including the famous Hathaway bed. In the afternoon, you’ll have time to explore Warwick.
After checking out of the hotel, you’ll have time to explore Coventry. The city has many prominent landmarks, including St Michael’s Cathedral, which is now in ruins but was once one of the city’s most breath-taking sights, St Mary’s Guildhall, one of the finest examples of a Guildhall in the country and dating back to the 14th century, as well as the Cook Street and Swanswell Gates, the city’s only remaining Medieval city gates. You’ll depart Coventry in the afternoon for the journey home.
Royal Court Coventry
This beautiful Grade II listed building is set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland. The original manor house, built in 1894 by the car manufacturer William Hillman, has been extended over the years to become the largest hotel in Coventry. All bedrooms are en-suite and include a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. The Spindles Health and Leisure Club features an indoor pool, spa, sauna and steam room. The hotel has a lift.
- Return coach travel
- 3 nights, Royal Court hotel (half-board)
- Visits to Melton Mowbray, Warwick and Coventry
- Admission to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Halls Croft and Anne Hathaway Cottage
The price shown is per person based on two adults sharing a twin/double room.
Child (12 years and under) prices are based on sharing with two full fare paying passengers. Therefore, if one adult and one child share a room the child will pay the adult price.
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