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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.
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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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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


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Loved the journey but...
, May 2022
Loved the journey but three sets of headphones didn't work so missed commentary from birthplace to Anne Hathaway 's cottage
Interesting and informative
, Apr 2022
The commentary of the places we visited were good once we found the channel on the radio. Missed the first two places of interest. We also didn't know to pick up headsets. The driver could do with explaining when you first got on.
Big letdown.
, Sep 2021
Bus broke down Ann Hatherway's cottage not open Mary Arden's farm the bus did not go there because of roadworks. Should have been told of these matters when booking would not have wasted £26.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very informative
, Aug 2021
Sit on the right to avoid overhanging trees if to top of bus. Houses not open to visit on a Thursday or Friday which we not aware of
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great round trip
, Aug 2021
Lovely round trip! Very informative with interesting facts and lots of humour! Excellent bus driver! Loved it all!
Great tour - I will go again!
, Aug 2021
Our guide, Lewis, was incredibly knowledgeable, ready to answer questions and easy to hear and understand. Whether the questions concerned university admissions or involvement of the throne in university affairs, Lewis had an answer. I will definitely bring the rest of my family on this tour when we return to Oxford!
QR code not accepted as ticket
, Jul 2021
Weather was dreadful and water was splashing down from double decker stairs. Commentary was interesting and trip quite short. Would be better in dry weather. I had a QR code which driver said I would have to print off. I had booked the trip prior. QR codes should not be generated if there is no system in place. We were cold and wet, the bus did not arrive on time as per bus stop information and when the driver said I needed a print off I saw red as I am on holiday withouta printer. He did say I could stop at tourist office and get a print off. Not sure if he was being difficult or there are organisational issyes
Enjoyable, except for overhanging branches
, Jul 2021
Very interesting and glad that we went. We sat upstairs on the left hand side. There is a real problem with overhanging trees, some of which are quite thick. They really should trim them before someone gets hurt
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 😊
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Jun 2021
Driver pleasant. Lovely trip to Shottery and Wilmcote through countryside. Lots to see. Pictures of all Shakespeare Houses.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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