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Stratford-upon-Avon - Stratford - 800 Years Along the Avon

Stratford - 800 Years Along the Avon

(169 reviews)
Stratford tramway bridge, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

Discover the rich history of the riverside in Shakespeare's home town. We will see how a thriving industrial area has been transformed into pleasant parks and gardens, where some of the world's most famous actors take to the stage, find out "what else" happened in 1492 and end at the beautiful medieval church where Shakespeare is buried.

Meet your local guide


Ian is a professionally qualified guide with over 15 years' experience guiding in English and German. He loves to share information about places through stories rather than lists of facts. On Ian's tours you will find out not just about the places, but about the people, events and secrets behind them. He's never happier than when he's bringing places to life for guests' enjoyment, and looks forward to giving you a warm British welcome wherever in the world you are from.

Ian has been guiding since Feb 2002

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Stratford-upon-Avon with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Stratford-upon-Avon. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Mary D.

30 March 2021

Gave a thoughtful, informative tour.

Erik K.

29 March 2021

Very intetesting

Anne A.

29 March 2021

Great trip, thank you

Lorraine (Canberra Australia 🇦🇺) P.

28 March 2021

A lovely walk along the Avon enjoying the sights and the history.

Linda R.

27 March 2021

thank you a great tour, hope to visit this year

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