A range of stimulating walks and tours in Shakespeare's historic Stratford upon Avon for national and international education groups - arranged at a time of your choice at competitive rates. Tours are suitable for School and Youth groups, Colleges, Universities, Language Schools and exchange visits and provide maximum educational value.
A day out in Stratford upon Avon offers many opportunities for students of all ages, to experience history and culture outside the classroom. The following walks and tours will assist those studying Shakespeare, history, geography, culture, literacy, travel and tourism and more - not forgetting the social benefits and pure enjoyment experienced during a sightseeing or themed tour. "It's like walking through the pages of a history book".
Risk assessments can be provided if required and all Stratford Town Walk guides have full public liability insurance. Guides have strong presentation skills, are lively and entertaining and many have a background in education. A written quiz can be provided for teachers, to assist in lesson planning before or after a visit.
The following information is a guide to the tour content, but please contact us to discuss your exact requirements. You can call +44(0)7855 760377 or contact us by email if you prefer.
Stratford Town Walk
Award winning guided walk 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 the Shakespeare town houses, Grammar School, Royal Shakespeare Theatres, Guild Chapel, Holy Trinity Church and much more. Hear informative and interesting stories of fires, flooding, the plague, mediaeval cures, old fashioned sayings and history of the town. "It's like walking through the pages of a history book!" Duration 1 1/2 to 2hrs.
Stratford Coach Tour
A guided panoramic tour around the historic town of Stratford and through the beautiful Warwickshire countryside from the comfort of your own coach. The tour passes the Shakespeare town houses and also Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Shottery and Mary Arden's Farm in Wilmcote. Lively, informative and interesting commentary throughout the tour. Entrances to the Shakespeare Houses and other attractions can be arranged if required. Duration 1-2 hrs.
Guided walk to Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Starting from Shakespeare's Birthplace in Henley Street, walk with your guide to the picturesque village of Shottery to see Anne Hathaway's Cottage. The beautiful thatched cottage is where Anne Hathaway lived before her marriage to William Shakespeare. As you leave the hustle and bustle of the town enjoy the birdsong, flowers and scenery as you walk in Shakespeare's footsteps. Hear interesting stories about thatching and Shakespeare's courtship. On arrival enjoy some refreshment in the tea garden by Shottery brook and then spend some time visiting the cottage before returning to Stratford. Duration approx. 2hrs.
Stratford Town Ghost Walk
"Witches and Ghosts and things not right; fire and plague in an evil old night; knives and blood and cures from hell; beware beware the ringing bell!" Join Vincent, The Man in Black, Herbert Mortimer or Jocasta for an entertaining walk around the haunted streets to discover the tales of ghosts, witches, murder and mayhem. For example, the witch who lived in a slum, the 17th century haunted tearoom and the ghost at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The guides are professional entertainers or actors and deliver the tour in their own unique style. It promises to be a magical and ghostly evening. Be afraid, very afraid. Duration approx 1 1/2 hrs.
Stratford Ghost Cruise
As you cruise gently along the beautiful River Avon The Man in Black or Vincent will tell ghostly stories from Stratford and afar. For example, a St. Valentine's Day murder, the ghost at an historic Stratford Inn, the lady seen running along the banks of the River Avon and much more... The Man in Black and Vincent are professional Magical entertainers, so it should be a ghostly and magical evening. Refreshments can be provided if required, the boat is covered, centrally heated and has toilet facilities. Duration of cruise approx 1 1/2hrs.
Stratford Shakespeare Cruise
A gentle cruise (daytime or evening) along the beautiful River Avon in Stratford, with magic, stories of old Stratford and snippets of Shakespeare. A Member of the Magic Circle to entertain, mini bar to refresh and riverbank scenes to delight. The boat is covered and centrally heated. A range of refreshment options can be provided, if required. The duration of the cruise is approximately 1 1/2hrs. The cruise is a partnership between Bancroft Cruisers and Stratford Town Walk. Bancroft Cruisers provide the boat and crew, Stratford Town Walk provide the entertainment.
Ghost Talk or Shakespeare Talk
The Man in Black or Vincent will join you at your Hotel for an evening of ghostly stories with magic and mind reading. Not for those of a nervous disposition! Duration approximately 45 mins to 1hr.
Alternatively, an entertaining talk at your Hotel about Stratford's history and old fashioned sayings, wrapped up with a little Shakespeare and magical entertainment. Duration approximately 45 mins to 1hr.
Magic shows for any age, any occasion with magical magician - member of The Magic Circle and Equity. Humour is the key used to unlock a Pandora's box of magic with cards, mind reading, cups and balls, appearances, disappearances and much more.
Magic shows for children with stories and puppets.
Lively and entertaining.
All tours and activities can be arranged at a time convenient to you and are tailor made 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.