There is only one Shakespeare, only one man who could create King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, only man who could so skillfully blend theatre and poetry, only one man who could mix high drama and popular comedy. Yes, there is truly only one Shakespeare, and like the Bard himself, this unforgettable tour is undeniably one-of-a-kind.
London – Touching Down
This morning you land on the outskirts of London, the largest city in Europe and one of the leading cities in the world for more centuries, ready to discover the land where William Shakespeare lived, learned, loved and wrote and the places that were his home throughout his life. You’ll be picked up at the airport and escorted to your ideally situated and comfortably luxurious hotel where you can drop off your luggage, freshen up, and hit the London streets: do some shopping at Savile Row, Bond Street or Charing Cross Road or visit one of the city’s excellent museums before visiting Westminster Abbey, one of the most important religious buildings in the United Kingdom and the site of the famous Poet’s Corner, where the greatest names in English letters are lauded for eternity. No author’s presence quite so dominates the space as Shakespeare’s, for the monument to his life is placed in the transept in such a way as to put him, almost literally, center stage, the object of the envious glances of the great writers of the past and the reverential awe of those visitors in the present. After this amazing encounter, you can start out for some dinner in Westminster or neighboring Chelsea, where you might grab some great French cuisine at Circus 1 or the modern gastropub offerings at the Chelsea Brasserie and Bar.
London – Discovering Shakespeare’s Capital
South England – Elegance in Oxford and Blenheim
Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare’s Birthplace
South England – The Grandeur of Broughton Castle
London – Final Evening in England
London – Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
- Hit the highlights of Shakespearean London, from the recreated Globe Theatre to Chandos portrait in the National Gallery, and from the towers of Southwark Cathedral to the monument to the Bard and other illustrious Britons in Westminster Abbey
- Stop in Oxford, where you’ll witness the peaceful beauty of this renowned university town before experiencing the inimitable splendor of Blenheim Palace, one of the largest houses in the entire country
- Arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon as Shakespeare would, where you’ll visit the place of his birth and get an insider’s look at the theatre and company that now bear his name
- Return to London by way of the Cotswalds, getting a sense of the true serenity of the English countryside, before stopping at Broughton Castle, the backdrop for much of the film Shakespeare in Love
$3,180 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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