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The Shakespeare Express

The Shakespeare Express

Take your seats on the Shakespeare Express and experience a unique opportunity for passengers to step back in time to the more elegant and romantic days of train travel as we journey from Birmingham to the beautiful Stratford upon Avon.

Embark on an unforgettable overnight break in the lively city of Birmingham, where we'll embark on a nostalgic journey aboard the famous Shakespeare Express. This enchanting steam train will carry us from Birmingham to the renowned and historically significant town of Stratford-upon-Avon, offering a unique experience that transports passengers to the more elegant and romantic days of train travel. As we settle into our comfortable seats, we can relax and soak in the picturesque landscapes unfolding outside the windows. The tranquil and scenic route winds its way through the idyllic Warwickshire countryside, providing a captivating backdrop to this memorable voyage.




The Clayton Hotel Birmingham is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Birmingham, only a short walk from the popular Bullring Shopping Centre. All bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning, television, Wi-Fi, Iron / Ironing Board, room safe and tea / coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a The Grill Restaurant and Alvar bar plus a fitness suite. Lift to all floors.



  • Accommodation with breakfast

  • Return journey on the Shakespeare Express

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel to Birmingham and check in to the Clayton Hotel Birmingham. With the rest of the day at your leisure, you have the opportunity to delve into this vibrant city. You can opt to wander through the enchanting Jewellery Quarter, immerse yourself in the world-class museums and galleries, or embark on an enlightening sightseeing tour. Additionally, Birmingham boasts a remarkable shopping scene, featuring an array of department stores, shopping centres, and charming independent boutiques.

Day Two

This morning we make the short journey to Birmingham Snow Hill Station where we board the Shakespeare Express for a return trip to Stratford-upon-Avon. Upon our arrival in Stratford, you will have approximately four hours to immerse yourself in the charm of this historic town before we set out on our return journey aboard the Shakespeare Express again to Birmingham. Following our arrival in Birmingham we will commence our journey home.


B=Breakfast Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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