Shakespeare's England May 20-28, 2018
Discover the fascinating story of Shakespeare's early years! A private group of 20 people will be joined by Robert Pickett, Artistic Director at Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company, on this custom itinerary that includes 5 nights in London, followed by 3 nights in Stratford-Upon-Avon, including private city tours, matinee perfomances and exclusive access to historic theatres, including London's famed Globe Theatre.
Starting at $1,900 per person!
May 20 ARRIVE LONDON
Upon arrival at London Heathrow or London Gatwick please make your own way to the hotel. Check in at hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Please note that you may not be able to check into your rooms until standard check-in time.
Accommodation: Guoman Tower Hotel, standard rooms, 5 nights
May 21 LONDON (B)
Our local guide and coach driver will meet you in the hotel lobby for a full day (approx. 8hrs) sightseeing tour of London with photo stops at Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Changing of the Guards (subject to schedule), Buckingham Palace, (ENTRANCES to Westminster Abbey and Tower of London are included). Lunch and dinner on own. Evening at leisure in London.
May 22 LONDON (B)
Group on their own to attend theatre performance matinee or evening.
May 23 LONDON (B, L)
Meet with your driver and guide for full day (8 hours) tour of London including the Globe Theatre (guided tour and entrance included). Lunch is included at a local restaurant (2 course menu, including 1 soft drink per person).
Matinee Globe Theatre Performance: subject to availability once performance schedule is published.
After the play, return to hotel by coach. Evening at leisure and dinner on own.
May 24 LONDON (B)
Theatre performance Barbican or Royal Shakespeare (to be arranged by Half Moon Bay Shakespeare).
May 25 LONDON – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON (B)
Check-out hotel. Load luggage and board coach. Transfer by coach (without guide) to Stratford upon Avon. Check-in at hotel. Half Moon Bay Shakespeare will be arranging either matinee or evening theatre tickets. Lunch and Dinner on own.
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Startford, standard rooms, 3 nights
May 26 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON (B)
A local guide will meet you at the hotel for a full day tour (approx. 8hrs) of Shakespeare must-sees in Stratford and Warwick Castle by coach and on foot. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place and Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Warwick Castle (entrances included). After visits, return to hotel by coach. Lunch and Dinner on own.
May 27 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON (B)
Free day at leisure.
May 28 DEPART (B)
Today is a public holiday. Check-out of hotel rooms. End of tour. Clients departing will make their own way to London Heathrow or London Gatwick. Or continue your journey with our option extension!
OPTIONAL EXTENSION TOUR (Starting at $1,425 per person)
May 28 STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – OXFORD (B)
Today is a public holiday. A tour manager and coach driver will meet you at the hotel for your transfer to Oxford with a full day of touring. Includes stops in Hidcote Manor Garden (entrance included) and Chipping Norton. Upon arrival in Oxford, check in at hotel. Afterwards you will be taken on a guided 2-hour walking tour of Oxofrd with an English speaking guide. Visit at Christchurch College (entrance included). After tour, return to hotel. Lunch and Dinner on own.
Accommodation: Mercure Oxford Eastgate, standard rooms, 1 night
May 29 OXFORD – BATH (B)
Full day for transfer to Bath by coach with en-route stops in Circenster and Lacock Abbey (entrance included) with English speaking Tour Manager. Upon arrival in Bath, check in at hotel. Lunch and Dinner on own.
Accommodation: Francis Hotel Bath MGallery, standard rooms, 1 night
May 30 BATH – LONDON (B)
Full day touring with coach and English speaking Tour Manager. Morning walking tour of Bath including the Roman Baths (entrance included / audio-guides included). Lunch on own. Continue with en-route stop at Stonehenge (entrance and audio-guides included). After visit, continue to London for check-in.
Accommodation: Copthorne Tara, standard rooms, 1 night
May 31 DEPART (B)
At the scheduled time the group will be transferred by coach to London Heathrow airport. Depending on the time of your flight you may have to check out of your rooms before the transfer.
Hotels as indicated for every night of this itinerary. Tours, Entrances & Meals as indicated. All transportation within England (does not include flights to and from England).
Price does not include: items of a personal nature, international airfare, travel insurance, airport transfers, tips to drivers/guides/host, optional excursions, phone calls, etc.
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Additional Notes & Disclaimers
All rates are in US dollars per person and do not include airfare, port charges or gratuities.