With Go Cotswolds, you can take an affordable day trip to the Cotswolds from Stratford upon Avon
The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (otherwise known as the Cotswolds National Landscape) starts just a few minutes’ drive from Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford upon Avon. Combine the two must-see areas in one short break on a tour with Go Cotswolds.
5 reasons to ‘Go Cotswolds‘ from Stratford upon Avon
1. Our guided tours are fun, friendly and affordable
No other guided tour company offers small, mixed group tours with departures to the Cotswolds from Stratford upon Avon. Your next best guided tour option is to hire a private guide, however, with a price tag of £350+ per day, this can be an expensive day out. Solo travellers or couples on a budget might not have that sort of money, so a small group tour is ideal!
If you take a Go Cotswolds tour, then you’ll visit the best spots in the Cotswolds. We have a maximum group size of just 16 people and our prices start from just £58.30 per person (2023 price). With one of our friendly local guides to show you around, you’ll feel like you’re sightseeing with friends.
2. We’ll pick you up and drop you off from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre
If you’re staying in Stratford upon Avon for a short break or holiday, then we can collect you right from the centre of town! Our pick up point is the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Coach Terminal, just a short walk from Shakespeare’s Birthplace itself.
Shakespeare’s Birthplace Coach Terminal is also a 5-10 minute walk from Stratford-upon-Avon rail station. This makes our tours just perfect for a car-free day trip by train from Birmingham.
You can also reach Stratford-upon-Avon easily from nearby towns such as Warwick, Leamington Spa and Coventry by taking the bus! The X18 bus costs just £2 for a one-way ticket until the end of the October 2023 – bargain! The bus drops you off on Bridge Street, and our pick up point is an easy stroll from there.
If you’re making a day trip from London or Oxford, no problem. Take the train* and we can collect you from Moreton-in-Marsh train station.
3. Stratford is very close to the Cotswolds – see both in one short break
Come for the Shakespeare, stay for the Cotswolds! Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon is just a few miles north of the Cotswolds, so getting there takes minutes.
Make the most of your weekend break by combining a stay in Stratford with a day out in the Cotswolds.
4. Support a local, family-run business – we know our stuff!
Tom has lived in the Stratford area all his life, and even went to the same school as William Shakespeare himself. (However, he would like it to be known that he was not there at the same time…!) With active, outdoorsy parents, Tom grew up with the Cotswolds as his ‘back yard’, so he knows it like the back of his hand.
We work with a small team of fantastic guides, who all live in the local area too. So, when you book a tour direct with Go Cotswolds, you’re contributing to a family business and supporting the local economy.
5. Come back and see us again! Different tours make different experiences
We have 2 different small group tours of the Cotswolds available, and we have more routes planned for the future. If you visit often, then you can take different tours of the Cotswolds from Stratford and have different experiences.
For larger groups, why not charter your own private tour of the Cotswolds? We offer a private version of our Cotswolds in a Day tour (which you can instantly book online here), or chat to us and we’ll help to plan your perfect day trip.