Shakespeare Cultural Weekend Tour
At Celtic Horizon Tours, we endeavour to deliver a memorable and rewarding tour by creating the perfect, tailored itinerary for students.
Enjoy a fabulous weekend of culture, history, fun filled activities, shopping, sightseeing visits, meals and evening entertainment. Make the most of your tour by taking in a city visit or Theme Park. Soak up the atmosphere of a Shakespearian play right in the heart of Shakespeare country (Stratford-upon-Avon).
Whatever your destination, whatever your plans, Celtic Horizon Tours are committed to ensuring that every student takes home memorable experiences which captivate, motivate and delight - both inside and outside the classroom!
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle
** Prices are dependent on dates, ferry, numbers travelling etc. Please contact our office for more details. **
- Five days luxury coach hire including driver's expenses.
- Return Irish Ferries sailings, as specified.
- One night bed & breakfast at the Quality Hotel, Loughborough, or similar.
- One night bed & breakfast at the Southcrest Manor hotel, Redditch, or similar.
- One night bed & breakfast at the Stop Inn, Newcastle-under-lyme, or similar.
- One night bed & breakfast at the YHA, Manchester.
- One student meal at Planet Hollywood.
- Swimming at Cascades Leisure Centre.
- Admission to "Shakespearience".
- Admission to Anne Hathaway's cottage.
- Admission to Warwick castle.
- One game bowling.
- Entrance tickets for the "Globe Theatre Tour".
- Day admission to Alton Towers.
- Stadium Tour of Old Trafford.
- Travel insurance.
- Teachers lunch allowance per teacher, per day.
- One teacher free with every eight students.
Anne Hathaway's Cottage
The cottage belonged to the Hathaway family until 1892, when it was bought, along with furnishings, by The Birthplace Trust. The Trust restored it to it's original character, removing the Victorian items that the Hathaway family had gathered. The original open hearth fireplace was restored to it's former glory. Beside the fireplace is an old wooden settle, upon which it is believed that William Shakespeare courted Anne Hathaway. In 1969 the cottage was severely damaged by fire, but was successfully reclaimed once again by the Birthplace Trust.
Discover the grisly side of history that lurks within the castle walls. Explore the depths of the dark dungeon, shudder at the sights and sounds of the gruesome torture chamber and explore the eerie ghost tower......
At Alton Towers, there really is something for everyone. From the fantastically original experience of HEX, set deep in the tower's ruins, to the classic thrills and spills of the Runaway mine train and the stone age of UG land. Try out the magical Ice Show packed with amazing special effects and breathtaking illusions, it's a chance to really let your imagination go wild. Prepare for air a revolutionary new generation flying coaster that promises a sensation of liberation and exhiliration you've never felt before. Of course 'air' isn't the only ride to get your adrenaline pumping, choose from Oblivion, Submission and the legendary Nemesis.
The Nottingham Playhouse has been one of the United Kingdom's leading producing theatres since its foundation in 1948. Touring work nationally and internationally, the Playhouse remains firmly rooted in its vibrant home city, where its spacious modernist building - fronted by Anish Kapoor's Sky Mirror - is one of the region's most popular landmarks.
At the Nottingham Playhouse, they make bold and thrilling world-class theatre. Situated in Nottingham city centre, it puts on a wide variety of drama, music, dance, comedy and of course, the legendary Nottingham Playhouse pantomime.
New Ashby Road - (m1 Junction 23)
Leicestershire LE11 4EX
Ph: +0044 015 0921 1800
The Quality Hotel, Loughborough is perfectly situated for both leisure and business visitors. Because it is just off the M1 at Junction 23 and is only a ten minute drive from the East Midlands airport, the Quality hotel is perfect for visiting Loughborough and the surrounding areas. In addition, the beautiful scenic Peak District is also located nearby.
Southcrest Manor Hotel and Spa,
Birmingham, B97 4JS
Ph: 01527 541 511
The Southcrest Manor Hotel is ideally located for both the business and leisure traveller, within easy distance of the midland Motorway network and is only 20 minutes from Birmingham Airport, the National Exhibition Centre and the National Indoor Arena in central Birmingham.
The Southcrest Manor Hotel was originally a manor house and is set in 7 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens and is perfect for a weekend escape. Experience our elegant conservatory, which overlooks the Vale of Evesham. You will be staying close to Forge Mill and Bordesley Abbey, one of the most extensively excavated Abbeys in the country. Not only that, but there are many exciting places to visit if you want to venture a bit further such as Warwick Castle, Warwick Races and Cadbury World..
Staffordshire ST5 9DX
Ph: +0044 178 271 7000
The Stop Inn, Newcastle Under Lyme, located on the A34 and close to Junction 16 of the M6, via the A500 is ideally located for both the business and leisure traveller.
The Stop Inn is cozy and comfortable, the pace of life is gentle, no hassle. Situated in the heart of the Potteries, home of one of Britain's greatest craft industries. You can dine in the Hamilton's restaurant, with first class food and excellent service or just relax in our lounge bar.
We believe that the Stop Inn, Newcastle Under Lyme is one of the best hotels in Newcastle Under Lyme for both comfort and value.
Potato Wharf, Castlefield,
Manchester M3 4NB.
Ph: +0044 161 8399960
Purpose-built in 1995, YHA Manchester enjoys a canal-side location close to the heart of the rejuvenated city centre. Ideally situated for a city break, it's within easy reach of some of the best shopping, restaurants, cinemas, concert halls, museums and theatres in northern England.
It's hard to narrow down just what to do but don't miss the Manchester United museum and stadium tour and the Trafford Centre. Premium rooms are available.
03.15hrs: depart the school.
07.10hrs: arrive North Wall.
08.05hrs: depart North Wall on Irish Ferries Ulysses.
11.20hrs: arrive Holyhead.
14.40hrs: arrive Keele Services - comfort stop.
15.30hrs: depart Keele Services.
17.00hrs: arrive at the Quality Hotel Loughborough - check in and dinner.
18.00hrs: depart the hotel.
19.00hrs: arrive at the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre to attend one of Shakespeare's famous plays, for example, Macbeth.
22.30hrs: depart the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre.
23.00hrs: arrive at the hotel.
08.15hrs: depart the hotel.
09.45hrs: arrive Stratford-upon-Avon.
10.00am: workshop with Carpe Diem - duration 1-2 hours.
12.00hrs: depart the workshop.
12.20hrs: arrive Anne Hathaway's cottage.
14.00hrs: depart Stratford-upon-Avon.
14.20hrs: arrive at Warwick castle.
16.45hrs: depart Warwick castle.
18:00hrs: arrive at Bowlextreme, Worcester x 1 game of bowling @ 18:10hrs.
19:20hrs: depart Bowlextreme.
20.00hrs: arrive the Southcrest Manor hotel, check in and dinner.
07.45hrs: check-out and depart hotel.
10.30hrs: arrive at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Exhibition visit and guided tour at 11.00hrs.
12:30hrs: depart the Globe Theatre.
13.15hrs: arrive at Planet Hollywood restaurant. Lunch @ 13:30hrs.
14.40hrs: depart Planet Hollywood restaurant.
15.00hrs: free time for shopping.
17.30hrs: depart London.
21.00hrs: arrive at the Stop Inn, Newcastle Under Lyme, or similar, check in.
09.00hrs: check out and depart the hotel.
10.00hrs: arrive at the Alton Towers resort.
17.30hrs: depart the Alton Towers resort.
18.30hrs: arrive Keele Services - short comfort stop.
19.00hrs: depart Keele Services.
22.45hrs: arrive at the YHA Manchester, check in.
08.40hrs: depart the hostel.
09.10hrs: arrive Anfield. Stadium tour of Anfield.
10.50hrs: depart Anfield.
13.15hrs: arrive Holyhead, comfort stop en-route.
14.10hrs: depart Holyhead on Irish Ferries Ulysses.
17.25hrs: arrive North Wall.
22.00hrs: arrive at the school.