Welcome on a student tour to Warwick Castle and Stratford Upon Avon, home of one of the greatest writers that ever lived - Shakespeare.
On our tour we will arrive at Warwick Castle (entrance included) about 11am and spend a minimum of 2 hours at this incredible place for you to see some of the shows on offer and explore the rooms and gardens.
After a very short journey we arrive in Stratford Upon Avon by 2pm at the latest and take you on a 1 hour walking tour of this beautiful Tudor Town. Many sights have links to the great Shakespeare such as his Birthplace and the Holy Trinity Church where he is buried.
You will have 2 hours of free time to visit any attractions, shopping, or exploring until we depart at 5pm to return home, arriving in Oxford at 6pm and Bournemouth at 8pm.
Student Top Attractions in Stratford
We first visit the amazing Warwick Castle which has the entrance ticket included in the price (worth over £20).
One of Englands most beautiful market towns next to the River Avon. This small quaint place is full of history, picturesque Tudor buildings, theatres, shops, many attractions and things to see and do.
Included on the tour you are shown the places where Shakespeare lived in Stratford which includes his Birthplace on Henley Street. It is open to the public with an exhibition centre to learn more about this great man and see where he was born and lived in his early years. See more below about prices for entrance.
We will also show you the King Edward VI School where Shakespeare went to study, the site of his retirement home and place of his death called New Place. You can also visit his final resting place where he is buried in the Holy Trinity Church.
Discover the fascinating story of William Shakespeares early years, and see where he spent the first five years with his new wife. See how his father, John, earned his living as a glove maker and explore The Shakespeare Exhibition, before entering the house and its outstanding gardens.
You can meet your favourite Shakespeare characters and watch some of his best-loved scenes brought to life by actors as you stroll through the house and grounds, you may even want to take part!
Nashs House and New Place
The last chapter in the life of William Shakespeare. Nash’s House was owned by Shakespeare’s granddaughter, Elizabeth, and adjoins the site of New Place, where the Shakespeare story ends in 1616. Home to the Complete Works of Shakespeare Exhibition, telling the remarkable story of one of the most influential and best loved books in the English language, as well as the most magnificent gardens and grounds
Holy Trinity Church
Visit Shakespeares Grave and the graves of Anne Hathaway, Dr John Hall and his wife Susanna Shakespeare and Thomas Nash in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church. Also in the chancel are 26 fine 15th century carved misericords. On the bank of the River Avon, this is one of England's most beautiful parish churches. You can also get dressed up in Tudor outfits available inside for a bit of fun and memorable photos! Price to enter is free but to go up to the grave of Shakespeare and family does have a small charge.
MAD Museum (Mechanical Art and Design)
The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum is the only specialist attraction of its kind in the UK. Based in Stratford upon Avon, the museum was launched in March 2012 and showcases the world’s finest pieces of Kinetic Art and Automata from pioneering artists from all over the world.
Enjoy a 40 minute River Avon cruise aboard one of the traditional Edwardian passenger launches. The river cruises take you on a sightseeing tour on which you will enjoy stunning and unique views of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church as well as experiencing the tranquillity of the countryside. This is one of the most naturally beautiful and unspoilt stretches of navigable river anywhere in the U.K.
Tudor World Museum
This award winning museum is situated right in the heart of the historic town of Stratford upon Avon within a Grade 2* listed historic building. Visitors will experience the horrible world of The Tudors, which relates the truth behind life in Tudor England in an educational, accessible and atmospheric way. Various aspects of Tudor life, from Elizabeth I to the plague, are shown through reconstructed sets and multi sensory equipment. The real life home of Shakespeares comic character John Falstaff, Terry Deary dedicated The Horrible History of Stratford upon Avon to the building.
NB: The tour date at the end of April will include Shakespeares Birthday Parade and street celebrations around the city.
(All times are approximate and may vary on the day depending on circumstances and are given as a guideline)
Warwick Castle arrival: 10:45 - 11:00
Stratford Upon Avon arrival: 13:50 - 14:00
Walking tour for 1 hour until 15:00
Free time until departure at 17:00
Return to Oxford 18:00 and Bournemouth 20:00
This information shows example itineraries to use as a guideline, please note that the order we visit various attractions may change depending on circumstances or time of year.
Please follow the advice of your tour manager and make sure that you are at the various pick up points and departures at the correct times.
Optional extras are also available, but they are not included in the tour price.