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

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover charming, medieval Stratford-Upon-Avon—the historic birthplace of William Shakespeare—from the comfort of an open-top, double-decker bus. On this sightseeing tour, relax for the full-route journey or hop off at any of the 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 or 48 hours
  • Hop on or off as many times as you'd like at multiple stops
  • Great views from the open-air bus of major sights like Shakespeare's birthplace
  • Scenic drive through the Warwickshire countryside
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24 or 48 hour hop-on hop-off bus pass
On-board audio commentary
Discounts to local attractions
Vouchers valid for 12 months
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Savor great views and fascinating history on a full-route tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon’s main sites. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary with the structure of strategically placed stops, frequent pickup and lively commentary.

With your 24- or 48-hour pass (valid from first use), hop on and off at any of the route’s 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 your tour, simply hop off at any of the designated stops on the route.
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  15th May - 23rd July 2021 inclusive: Operates daily Departure times from Stop 1: 09:00am, 09:30am, 10:00am Then every 20 minutes from 10:00am until 16:00pm 16:30pm and 17:00pm 24th July - 17th September 2021 inclusive: Monday - Friday: 09:00am, 09:30am, 10:00am Then every 20 minutes from 10:00am until 16:00pm 16:30pm and 17:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 09:00am, 09:30am, 10:00am Then every 15 minutes from 10:00am until 16:00pm 16:30pm and 17:00pm 18th September - 31st October 2021 inclusive: Operates daily Every 30 minutes from 09:30am - 16:30pm Times, dates and frequencies are subject to change at any time with little to no notice.
Avon Boating Ltd
Shakespeare's Birthplace
The Shakespeare Memorial Fountain
The Guild Chapel
Shakespeare's New Place & Harvard House
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
For River Avon, stop here.
Hall's Croft
Stop here for Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare's grave
Evesham Place
Alcester Road
Anne Hathaways Cottage
Mary Arden's Farm
Maybird Shopping Park
Points of interest passed by on this route
Shakespeare's New Place
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
Hall's Croft
Holy Trinity Church
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Mary Arden's Farm
City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford Butterfly Farm
The MAD Museum
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates from April - October (may vary each year)
  • Full tour duration: 55-65 minutes, traffic dependent
  • Tour frequency: Every 15-30 minutes depending on the time of year
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Mobile and paper vouchers accepted for this tour. Mobile vouchers must be redeemed at stop 1 Avon Boating/Visitor Centre
  • OPERATED BY City Sightseeing Ltd - UK and Ireland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Would have been cheaper to book at tourist information office." See review


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Fun&informative adventure
, Jun 2021
We are local Stratford people and the children wanted to go on the open top bus tour. We all thoroughly enjoyed this pleasant journey and learnt lots of facts about our local area/history we didn’t even know. The bus driver was helpful and friendly. The top deck was really breezy on the hot day we travelled and it really cooled us down. Also with the added bonus of being able to see all sites talked about on the audio from top deck. Would recommend for locals and tourists alike! Thanks 😊
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, Jun 2021
Driver pleasant. Lovely trip to Shottery and Wilmcote through countryside. Lots to see. Pictures of all Shakespeare Houses.
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Informative and a great easy way to tour the sites.
, Jun 2021
Would have been cheaper to book at tourist information office. My family and I loved the open top bus, especially having to look out for trees on the left. The complimentary headphones worked well and were could hear the commentary clearly. A very informative tour covering some of the history of Stratford, Shakespeare and more modern uses for surrounding land such as race horse gallops. Would work well with tickets for the houses, but most were closed during our visit.
, Aug 2020
I paid £30 for 2 x tickets in advance. I received e-tickets 2 days prior to the tour and £30 was taken from my account. I went to Stratford to find that no such tour existed due to covid. As yet I haven't found out how to get my refund. Begs the question, why was I allowed to book online, get £30 removed from my bank and receive tickets knowing full well no tour was in existence. Very poor.
As usual the Hop on Hop off bus is a...
Catherine A W
, Jun 2018
As usual the Hop on Hop off bus is a great way to get your bearings and hear the history as well as to help decide which highlights to visit. One day is not really enough time to see all of the Shakespeare houses.Two would be better. Unfortunately for us there was one driver sick and roadworks as well to slow things down so we had to wait nearly one hour for the next bus at one point but apart from that the tour was good.
We had a 48 hour pass and started by...
Carol C
, Mar 2018
We had a 48 hour pass and started by doing the whole tour from the tourist info which helped us to get our bearings. We then had lunch and got back on to go to Mary Arden Farm as it is the furthest away. We spent two hours there and so used the bus again to visit Anne Hathaways Cottage the next day. We then used the bus to drop us back at the station when it was time to go home!
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This tour did not get off to a good...
Julie H
, Jan 2018
This tour did not get off to a good start. As we turned up at stop No.1 for the advertised first bus at 9.30 a.m., in good time. Only to find that it was not there. I tried some emergency contact numbers, but no one knew what was going on. So we waited, and eventually, a bus arrived at 10.00 a.m., to start the days business. The driver said that there would only be one bus operating that day, instead of the usual two, and that the tours would now every hour instead of 30 mins.. Surely if they had problems, they were obliged to run the first bus at its correct time, and not leave people who had booked hanging about, not knowing what was going on. Poor Organisation, and business practice.
Great sight seeing and convenient...
Paula H
, Jan 2018
Great sight seeing and convenient dropoff points.
Brilliant tour - great audio guide...
Nicki M
, Oct 2017
Brilliant tour - great audio guide, and perfect way to visit all the important properties - Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Mary Arden's Farm and then the properties in the centre of Stratford. Bought the tickets on line beforehand - and saved quite a bit. Drivers all very polite and friendly. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
I didn't go. Turns out that getting...
Dorothy B
, Sep 2017
I didn't go. Turns out that getting from London to Stratford-upon-Avon is not that easy.

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