Shakespeare in Love Tour

Shakespeare-themed Multi-City Tour

Shakespeare’s enigmatic poetry, enchanting plays and tragic love stories have captivated audiences world-over and while the cities of Verona, Venice and Athens surely inspired him and served as settings for some of his most famous plays, the English countryside and cities that he called home no doubt provided him with the powerful imagery, characters and ideas that he based his writing on.

On this special multi-city “Shakespeare in Love” tour, we take you to the towns and cities that shaped his career, including Stratford-upon-Avon, London and the romantic Cotswolds, where you can visit locations used in the film Shakespeare in Love. And the best thing about this Shakespeare-themed multi-city tour is that it is completely customized, which means you can choose when to travel, how long to stay in the UK and the excursions that you enjoy. To find out more about our personalised UK tours, please contact us.


Trip Highlights

  • Special tickets to see a live performance at The Globe in London
  • Guided tour of The Globe Theatre
  • Themed walking tours of London and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Day trip to Broughton Castle, which featured in Shakespeare in Love
  • Day trip to Oxford, with an optional visit to Blenheim Palace
  • Sightseeing bus tour of Cambridge, including the American Cemetery
  • Guided walking tour of Cambridge


Detailed Description

Places visited: London (2 nights), Stratford-upon-Avon (1 night), the Cotswolds (3 nights, with a day trip to Oxford) and Cambridge (1 night)

Departure dates and prices: Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures. Prices vary depending on the star of accommodation chosen and the activities that you would like included, and prices start from $2400 per person - please contact us for a personalized quote

Best for... Culture / Romance / Natural Beauty

Detailed itinerary:

London: The mighty city of London was home to Shakespeare during his most successful years and on this themed UK tour you can walk in the playwright's footsteps, taking in the glorious sights of Bankside on the River Thames, including the iconic Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare showcased his best plays. As a part of this special Shakespeare package, we include theater tickets to watch an unforgettable performance at the reconstructed Globe Theatre, as well as a tour of the playhouse with an expert guide, who will tell you colorful stories about Shakespearean London.

Stratford-upon-Avon: Travel into the English Midlands to discover Shakespeare’s hometown. As well as captivating country scenes, quaint villages featuring Tudor houses and peaceful parks that you can relax in, you will be treated to a themed tour that takes you on a captivating journey through Stratford-upon-Avon, which includes the Shakespeare family homes.

The Cotswolds: Lose yourself in the romance and tranquility of the English countryside on a special 3-night stop in the Cotswolds – a beautiful region of the UK that is famed for its glorious natural scenes, friendly villages and grand stately homes. Here, you will enjoy a day trip to Broughton Castle, which served as the backdrop for many scenes in Shakespeare in Love and you can also visit Oxford, which is a world-famous university town where you can absorb English culture and visit Blenheim Palace, which is wonderfully magnificent historic house featuring manicured gardens and enchanting secrets.

Cambridge: Our final stop on this Shakespeare-themed vacation is in the unforgettable city of Cambridge, which sits north of London and is surrounded by rolling fields of green, family-run farms and traditional villages. Here, you can enjoy punting along the River Cam or take in the glorious university buildings, such as King’s College, on a guided walking tour. You can also visit the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, which commemorates the brave American servicemen who gave their lives during World War II.


Recommended Trip Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1 to 3: London

  • Private airport transfer
  • Shakespeare-themed city walk
  • Tickets to a performance at The Globe
  • Guided tour of The Globe
  • Train transfer to Stratford-upon-Avon

Day 3 and 4: Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Private transfer to your country hotel
  • Themed tour, featuring the Shakespeare family homes
  • Train transfer to the Cotswolds

Day 4 to 7: The Cotswolds

  • Private transfer to your country hotel
  • Day trip to Broughton Castle
  • Day trip to Oxford, with optional visit to Blenheim Palace
  • Train transfer to Cambridge

Day 7 and 8: Cambridge

  • Private transfer to your hotel
  • Hop-on/hop-off bus tour, featuring the American Cemetery
  • Guided walking tour, including the glorious university buildings
  • Private airport transfer


Optional Extras

We customize our UK vacation packages to the needs of our clients, including the pre-arranged activities. Additional tours that you may like to consider include:

  • Hop-on/hop-off bus tour tickets for London
  • Sightseeing tour in London (as well as or instead of the Shakespeare-themed tour shown in the itinerary)
  • Day trip to Stonehenge
  • London Eye tickets
  • Visit to sights used in the filming of Downton Abbey
  • Day trips to Bristol or Bath
  • Punting tour along the River Cam
  • Private wine tasting in Cambridge
  • Day or overnight trips to other UK cities

If you would like to book this experience or you would like a customized quote for a UK vacation or tour, please call one of our dedicated team on 1-347-594-5500 or click here to send us an inquiry.