On this unforgettable trip to England, walk in the footsteps of the renowned playwright William Shakespeare, led by Dr. Nancy Koehn, Professor of Business Administration at The Harvard Business School, whose research in the history of business has focused on the management styles and qualities of historical leaders. Begin in Oxford with tours of the ancient university where Shakespearean plays have been performed and analyzed for centuries. Take in the awesome beauty of the Bodleian Library and the outstanding collections of the Ashmolean Museum while soaking up Oxford's archetypal collegiate environment. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s hometown, to see the house where The Bard was born, visit the church where he was baptized, and be dazzled by a performance of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Scenic drives through the bucolic English countryside carry you into the Cotswolds to see a sixteenth century manor house typical of Shakespeare's era and also to Blenheim Palace—home to the Dukes of Marlborough and the childhood home of Sir Winston Churchill. The final leg of the tour will take you to Shakespeare’s London where you will visit the rebuilt Globe Theater in Southwark and take a day trip to Hampton Court Palace—where Shakespeare and his King's Men spent several weeks entertaining King James VI and his court. With luxurious hotels, including the splendid Rosewood London, expert lectures, special access to memorable sites, and outstanding gourmet meals, this journey will make you fall in love with Shakespeare and England all over again!
Schedule by Day
- May 2: Depart U.S.
- May 3: Oxford, England
- May 4: Oxford
- May 5: Oxford / Stratford-upon-Avon
- May 6: Oxford / The Cotswolds
- May 7: Oxford / London
- May 8: London
- May 9: London
- May 10: London / Return to U.S.
- $8,995 per person double occupancy
- $9,100 per person double occupancy with two separate beds*
- $10,990 single occupancy
*Due to unique inventory at the Rosewood London, if two individuals wish to share a room with two separate beds, it will be necessary to automatically upgrade to the higher rooming category "Executive Twin"
- Four nights at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford
- Three nights at Rosewood London Hotel
Busy pacing may include multiple hotel changes plus internal flights or long drives. May involve exposure to the outdoors, full days of touring, and walking up to two hours.