Stratford-Upon-Avon Audio Walking Tour: Shakespeare's Life

Highlights

  • Offline Mode: Download tours and listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy the sites

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the perfect picture spots

  • Enjoy a private experience in a COVID-19 safe environment

Summary

Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare with this fantastic walking audio tour of Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Tour info

Duration
1 hour - 2 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (5-100 years)
£9.99
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Henley St, Henley St, Warwickshire, England

Dropoff location

Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Why take this tour?

Take a day trip out of London and explore Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover the secrets of this charming medieval town and the history of William Shakespeare with this immersive guide! 

Guided by an expert literature historian on this self-guided tour, we’ll visit the most famous historic buildings and beautiful architecture. We’ll hear the secret stories about Shakespeareʼs life, learning about the tales, mysteries and family drama that live on in this quaint market town. 

Experience iconic key attractions, such as the popular Shakespeare's Tudor-era house, Shakespeare's Birthplace & Schoolroom, the Guildhall and the Holy Trinity Church where you’ll find Shakespeare’s grave. Finish the tour by visiting the Swan Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company to cap off this cultural adventure in this must-see picturesque town. 

This tour starts at Shakespeare’s Birthplace Museum – we’ll start by giving an overview of Shakespeare’s childhood, his father, what the town was like and the structure of the building.
 
We continue on to Judith’s House where we stop briefly to hear about Judith and Hamnet, Shakespeare’s twins, death of Hamnet and subsequent writing of Hamlet.
 
Our next stop is the Garrick Pub and Harvard House – Katie and Colm will talk us through its links to Harvard University in the States and we’ll also learn about David Garrick and his role in bringing Shakespeare back to mass popularity.
 
We will then amble across to the View of New Place, Thomas Nash’s House and the Guild Chapel. This is a great opportunity to learn about Shakespeare’s later life in Stratford as a wealthy and successful man. 
 
We then reach Shakespeare’s Schoolroom/Edward VI Grammar School where we pause to discuss the big questions about Shakespeare and the conspiracy theories about who wrote his works. 
 
Hall’s Croft is our next point of interest and we will learn about Susannah (Shakespeare’s other daughter) and her husband ,Dr Hall, the medical profession at the time and Hall’s role in it. 
 
As we approach Holy Trinity Church and Shakespeare’s Grave, we delve deep into Shakespeare’s connection to this church; as well as the epitaph he wrote himself and the legends and mysteries surrounding the supposed removal of his head…
 
After beautiful walk along the river where lampposts donated by countries all over the globe can be seen, stop at ‘Dirty Duck’ or the ‘Black Swan’ where the actors in Stratford drink.
 
Finally, we end the tour at the Swan and RSC Theatres – We end this tour with an insight into Shakespeare’s legacy and the impact he has had on the English language and our popular consciousness

The Vidi Guides experience is enriched with on-screen photos and videos. We also point out where to take the perfect Instagram photos during the tour, and include recommendations for food, drinks, and local attractions. Don't worry, none of our recommendations are sponsored - they are simply favourites of the locals who helped craft the experience.

Vidi Guides creates immersive audio experiences that sound like podcasts. This is a self-guided audio tour that can be started or stopped at your own convenience. Download the Vidi Guides app & your Stratford Upon Avon tour to explore the area independently and safely! Make sure to download your tour before you go to streamline your trip!

What’s included?

  • Access to your self-guided audio tour

  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian

  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture

  • Earphones

  • Mobile device

Things to know

Before you book

  • This product is suitable for all ages

  • Do it at your own pace. This product is suitable for all fitness levels

  • English speaking Audio guide only

Before you go

  • You will need to bring your own mobile phone

  • You will need to bring your own headset/earphones

Covid Policy

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Avoid the crowds and explore Stratford-upon-Avon at your own pace while adhering to social distancing regulations!

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    Bring a pair of headphones along with you so that you can truly immerse yourself in the
    experience! Download now and start at your convenience!


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Too many people visit places without discovering anything about them. And we can’t let that happen.


We believe that the true essence of travelling lies in the joy of discovering the authentic face of cities, neighbourhood and cultural sites, and unlocking the many tales they hold.


With that spirit in our hearts, we started out in search of these stories hidden in the nooks and corners of Paris, London, Cambridge and Oxford's most iconic spots. We then dived into each place’s culture, history, and traditions by collaborating with historians, famous architects, photographers, street artists, and many more. What we ended up finding was a treasure trove of stories that we have meticulously tied together just for you!


But how to deliver this information? We didn’t want to create another Wikipedia, with people looking at their phones instead of the sites. And let’s face it, audioguides and headsets belong to the 20th century.. This is why we’ve created our own storytelling format. Podcast-style tours, enriched with photos and videos, that keep you wanting more.


Our goal is to create a form of travel that will make you truly discover the places you visit.