Discover Shakespeare’s Way

An historic literary journey

The Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre

Interior of the Globe Theatre

Interior of the Globe Theatre

James Hunt - Tour Leader Outside the Globe Theatre

James Howard - Tour Leader Outside the Globe Theatre

An exciting new tour launching in September ticks off two of Visit England’s top things to do before booking an overseas holiday this year!  The list of ‘101 Things to Do Before You Go Abroad’ has just been published by the national tourist authority and recommends visits to London’s South Bank and Shakespeare’s home town, Stratford Upon Avon as ‘must-do’ experiences. 

Both feature heavily in the Oxfordshire-based venture called ‘Discover Shakespeare’s Way’ – and is inspired by the journey William Shakespeare would have made between the Globe Theatre in London and his Warwickshire home.  

But this voyage will be a lot easier on the feet – with travellers transported by luxury coach, staying in top-quality hotels and enjoying world-class performances at both Stratford’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Globe. 

The tour is led by professional Shakespearean actor, James Howard, who has worked for companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Donmar Warehouse and the National Theatre, and is now planning to share his passion for the Bard with a new audience.

‘The idea came to me while working for the Royal Shakespeare Company’, says James.  ‘Very little is actually known about the Bard’s travels, but we do know he regularly made the journey to London through some of the most beautiful countryside.’

‘Discover Shakespeare’s Way gives people the chance to explore quintessential English towns and villages in the company of a Shakespearean actor who can give his own unique slant to the Bard’s life and work.  We will give our guests a wonderful taste of the delights of some of Oxfordshire’s and Warwickshire’s hidden gems, and help boost local tourism along the way.

The tour also aims to inspire and educate guests with visits to little-known historical sites believed to have inspired some of Shakespeare’s most memorable plays; as well as stunning locations chosen by some of the biggest directors and actors in the country as a backdrop to their Shakespeare films, including Blenheim Palace and Broughton Castle.

The first four night tour starts in London on the 7th September.

Further details can be found on the website www.shakespearesway.com

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