2 daysUnmistakably Tudor Stratford, where the Great Bard was born in 1564 and died in 1616, is worth a visit any time of year. This thriving market town on the banks of the River Avon has more than 800 years of history and contains many notable buildings that would have been familiar to Shakespeare himself. This great little breakaway stays overnight in the heart of the town allowing easy exploration of the sights and shopping experiences. A 'Behind the Scenes' tour of the world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company theatre, interactive exhibition and tower is included.
PRICE FROM ? £159 per person
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ItineraryDay 1 - After joining your holiday coach, head straight to the Midlands to check into your centrally located hotel for your overnight stay with three course dinner in the Quills Restaurant DBB
This afternoon experience the very best of the Royal Shakespeare Company with an Explorer Pass. Enjoy panoramic views of Stratford and beyond from the top of the Tower viewing platform (lift access). Take a journey through 100 years of theatre-making secrets at the interactive exhibition 'The Play's the Thing' with digital dressing room where you can try on virtual costumes! Then get closer to the world of theatre on a guided 'Behind the Scenes' tour which takes you backstage to explore the public and private areas of the theatre.
Day 2 - Relax over a hearty breakfast before enjoying a morning at leisure in Stratford. Culture vultures and history buffs may like to visit some of the sites (entrances not included) linked to Shakespeare from his birthplace to New Place, the resorted Elizabethan gardens featuring a reimagining of the place where Shakespeare retired and ultimately died. Be sure to pop into Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare's modest grave is located. Time to head homeward later today to interchange and your local towns. Back to top
AccommodationDoubleTree by Hilton Stratford Upon Avon
This 4* contemporary low-rise hotel makes for a sophisticated base, conveniently located just minutes from culture and shopping.
The restaurant is in a modern European Bistro style and there is also a cosy bar. Guestrooms offer modern furnishings, mini fridges, air conditioning, LCD TVs and free WiFi.
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