Private tours for Groups - travel with us through the pages of history
Stratford Town Walk welcomes the opportunity to help you make the best use of your time in beautiful Stratford upon Avon, a jewel in England’s crown. Let our guides take you on a fascinating tour to discover the highlights and hidden treasures – a charming mix of history, mystery and story-telling.
Whether you are a small or large group and whatever your interests, we can help make your visit a time to be remembered. We specialise in providing high quality tours and excellent customer service. Customer reviews speak for themselves.
Stratford upon Avon is best known for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, but there is so much more. A private guided tour on foot or on your own coach can act as a springboard to discover Stratford’s rich history through fire, flood and plague, brought to life in an entertaining way. Discover the architectural gems, the theatre world, unusual snippets and unknown facts, or perhaps the ghostly darker side of Stratford’s history.
Perhaps make time after your tour to enjoy the town and all it has to offer. Consider relaxing with a coffee at a pavement cafe, watching the world go by and maybe spotting famous faces. Enjoy a cruise along the sparkling river Avon with its abundance of wildlife and famous for its swans. William Shakespeare was known as the ‘Sweet Swan of Avon’. Consider visiting the Shakespeare Houses or other attractions. There really is something for everyone.
We can help you plan your visit to make every moment a snapshot second, confident that you will go away with a desire to return.
See range of tours below.
Stratford Town Walk
Multi award-winning guided walking tour around the historic streets of Stratford upon Avon. Explore Stratford, its history, attractions and fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare. Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps to see his Birthplace, New Place, Hall’s Croft, a range of architectural gems, Shakespeare’s School, the Royal Shakespeare Theatres, Guild Chapel, River Avon and Holy Trinity Church. Hear fascinating stories of fire, flooding, plague, medieval medical cures, old fashioned sayings and history, wrapped up in a little Shakespeare. Discover favourite tea houses, shops and restaurants. Don’t forget your camera! Duration approx. 2hrs
Stratford Coach Tour
Enjoy a guided panoramic tour from the comfort of your own coach. The tour includes the historic town of Stratford upon Avon, passing the main sights including Shakespeare’s Birthplace, New Place, Hall’s Croft and Holy Trinity Church. The tour continues out of town into the beautiful Warwickshire countryside passing through the villages of Shottery to see Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, and Wilmcote to see Mary Arden’s Farm. The guide provides a lively, interesting commentary throughout the tour. Stops for photographs, refreshments and house visits can be arranged. Duration 1 – 2 hrs. (allow extra time for house visits)
Stratford Ghost Walk
“I could a tale unfold whose lightest word would harrow up thy soul…” For entertainment with a difference, join Vincent, Edward or The Man in Black for a ghostly walk around the ‘haunted’ streets of Stratford. It’s an evening of good old-fashioned story-telling with a chilly bite. The guides are professional entertainers and deliver the tour in their own unique style. Discover the ancient, creaky buildings seeping with sinister stories of ghosts, witches and murder most foul. Hear about the witch of Sheep Street, an unsolved murder in the Churchyard, haunted hotels, plague and pestilence. It promises to be a magical and ghostly evening. Duration approx. 1 1/2 hrs.
Ghost Talk or Shakespeare Talk
A ghostly costumed guide will join you in the comfort of your Hotel/venue for an evening of ghostly stories from near and far. The guide is a professional entertainer so there may be a touch of magic in the air. Not for those of a nervous disposition! Duration approximately 45 mins to 1hr.
Alternatively, enjoy an entertaining talk about Stratford’s rich history through fire, flood and plague. Hear old-fashioned sayings and medieval medical cures wrapped up in a little Shakespeare. Duration approx. 45 mins to 1hr.
All tours and activities can be arranged at a time convenient to you (morning, afternoon or evening) and are tailored to suit your requirements. If you have a particular request we will be happy to accommodate you. Please contact us so that we can discuss your exact requirements and our special group rates.