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  • Bath: 25-Minute City Boat Trip to Pulteney Bridge

    1. Bath: 25-Minute City Boat Trip to Pulteney Bridge

    Come aboard a short cruise down the River Avon, passing all the best sights and taking some time to relax along the way. On sunny days, the cockpit roof will be open to the sun, and on cooler days, the coal fire will keep the saloon toasty warm. As you glide through the water in an authentic and lovingly-restored 1960's cruiser, your skipper will point out key attractions. Pass the entrance to the Kennet and Avon Canal, which links London with the Bristol Channel, and cruise under the North Parade Bridge. Look out for nesting peregrine falcons at the 19th-century St. John's Church. Marvel at views of Pulteney Bridge, the rushing dam, and the architecture of the city center, including 17th-century Bath Abbey. There, the cruiser will pause to allow time to take in the view. From Pulteney Bridge, you'll then turn and head back downriver. Pass under the Halfpenny Bridge and see the spot wh...

    Short but enjoyable trip up the river to the weir and back. Not expensive and a pleasant way to pass half an hour.

  • Bath: Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Prosecco

    2. Bath: Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Prosecco

    On sunny days, enjoy an open cockpit roof on the boat and on cooler days, stay cozy and warm with a real coal fire. As you enjoy your trip in this authentic and lovingly restored 1960s small cruiser, your skipper will point out the key attractions.  See the entrance to the Kennet and Avon Canal, which links London with the Bristol Channel, and cruise under North Parade Bridge. Look out for nesting peregrine falcons at the 19th-century St. John’s Church, and marvel at the views of Pulteney Bridge, the rushing weir, and the city center architecture, including the 17th-century Bath Abbey. Enjoy your view with 2 glasses of Prosecco while you pass under Halfpenny Bridge and see the location where the old wharves used to stand, the central point of Bath’s trading links with Bristol since the 18th century.

    Lovely relaxing boat trip with 2 glasses of Prosecco. Very friendly informative guide. Would recommend.

  • Bath: City Walking Tour with optional Roman Baths Entry

    3. Bath: City Walking Tour with optional Roman Baths Entry

    Begin your tour in the morning or afternoon at Bath Abbey in the city center. Meet your guide and kick-off by visiting a selection of highlights including Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey. Then proceed to the Roman Baths, where your guide will lead you around to see the fascinating items and legacies left in Bath by the Romans during their occupation of the area. Witness the miraculous phenomenon of Bath's hot geothermal springs.  Then take in the enchanting Georgian architecture of this unique city. From the magnificent Royal Crescent to the mysterious Circus, you will see the best of the pomp and luxury of the 18th-century. Walk from the central Pump Rooms to the lavish Upper Assembly Rooms and finally arrive at the sumptuous Royal Crescent and the mysterious Circus. Bath offers a stunning variety of breathtaking architectural gems.  The tour has been specially devised to show you the ...

    Good basic tour, seeing the main sights, if you are looking for anything deeper historically, this is not for you, but good tour in its limited way

  • City Sightseeing Bath: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    4. City Sightseeing Bath: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    2 routes - 1 ticket! City Sightseeing Bath Open Top Bus Tour - 'The Queen of English Cities': Bath is a fine Roman and Georgian City full of beautiful buildings. The City Tour takes you to the Roman Baths, the Pump Room, the abbey where England's first King was crowned, and the Assembly Rooms. The Skyline route provides you with the chance to enjoy the countryside and take in the breathtaking views across Bath. Tour routes: City Tour 1. High Street 2. Grand Parade 3. Manvers Street 4. Green Park Road 5. Corn Street 6. Westgate Buildings 7. Queen Square 8. Assembly Rooms 9. Brock Street/ Royal Crescent 10. Marlborough Buildings 11. Weston Road 12. Upper Bristol Road 13. Upper Bristol Road 14. Royal Avenue 15. Milsom Street 16. Terrace Walk Skyline Tour 1. Dorchester Street 2. Terrace Walk 3. North Parade 4. Great Pultney Street 5. Holburne Museum 6. Beckford Road 7. ...

    Excellent tour however the headphone quality was intermittent and seating very cramped.

  • Bath: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Blue Badge Tourist Guide

    5. Bath: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour with Blue Badge Tourist Guide

    Be introduced to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath on this 1.5-hour guided walking tour. Your expert guide will explain the history, architecture, and some of the many stories that have made Bath such a fantastic place to visit. During the tour see the iconic sights of Bath including the Royal Crescent, The Circus, Queen Square, Pulteney Bridge, and Bath Abbey. Wander through the city as your guide brings the history, architecture, and the people of Bath to life through a lively and enjoyable commentary at each of the stops around the city. Ask them lots of questions and maybe even test the edges of their knowledge. Get insider knowledge on the best times to revisit certain sights.

    Terrific. Andy the guide was very well informed and kept us on our toes the whole time. S.& M.

  • London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour

    6. London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour

    This full-day tour is a must-do excursion for all visitors to London. Get to see the famous Windsor Castle, the mysterious stone circle of Stonehenge and the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Transport and guided tours at all locations are included.

    Start at Windsor Castle, home to the Royal Family for 900 years. It is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Visit the magnificent State Apartments, still used for state occasions and Royal receptions.

    Explore the castle grounds and the 14th-Century St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England and a burial place of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour.

    Continue through the Wiltshire countryside to Stonehenge. Shrouded in mystery, the ancient stone circle of Stonehe...

    Very comfortable bus with good driver.Very friendly and also helpful guide.I found out a lot new for me historical facts and discovered new places.

  • Bath: City Boat Trip and Walking Tour

    7. Bath: City Boat Trip and Walking Tour

    Enjoy an informed, leisurely overview of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath. Discover the city's main sights on both a river cruise and a guided walking tour with a local guide. Meet at Bath Quays on the riverside in central Bath. Be greeted by your skipper and guide to start your unique land and water tour. Begin with a river cruise along the Avon River, taking in sights such as the Half Penny Bridge, St. John's Church, Bath Abbey, Parade Gardens, Pulteney Bridge, the Weir, and the Mill. Once back at the mooring, take a short 50-minute walking tour with a crew member. Get an overview of Bath's rich history and learn how to orientate yourself within the city. The tour includes the main sights of the Roman Baths, The Abbey, Guildhall, the Ancient City Wall, the Theatre Royal, and Queens Square. Though there won't be time to enter the sights, you will be able to explore these on you...

    Very informative and interesting..the view of the weir was brilliant. Our tour guide was absolutely brilliant. Knowledge and humour so rare in this world

  • Bath: Ghost Hunters Silent Disco Guided Tour

    8. Bath: Ghost Hunters Silent Disco Guided Tour

    Discover the scary side of the historic city Bath, giving you a glimpse into the secrets that lurk behind closed doors with some spooky tunes along the way. Start the tour at Bath Ale House and get kitted out with high-tech headphones. Wearing these will mean that you can hear both the music and the fascinating story of a nameless ghost hunter and their untimely death. In the 1980s, a young ghost hunter came to Bath to document all its restless residents. Sadly, their work was never completed due to their mysterious death. The only certainty that they existed at all is in the two items they left behind: a folder full of their unfinished research notes, and their Walkman, still loaded with the mixtape they were listening to at the time. Follow in their footsteps through the streets of Bath and dance — possibly for your life — to finish the job they started all those years ago. If you ar...

    Loved it so much !!! Our tour guide was so good ! It was definitely a good way to see bath ! Me and my mum had a great time Natasha was fantastic and made the tour so fun !!

  • London: Stonehenge, Windsor, and Bath Day Trip by Bus

    9. London: Stonehenge, Windsor, and Bath Day Trip by Bus

    Head out of London to uncover the charms of the English countryside on a full-day tour that takes you to famous, historical sites. See picturesque Windsor and ancient Stonehenge; stop off at the Roman Baths for a drink at the Pump Room. After leaving in the morning, you will drive to Windsor, a place awash with natural beauty. Discover the 17th-century historical monuments that line its cobbled streets. Take advantage of the option to visit the home of Queen Elizabeth II and enjoy a through-the-keyhole experience of the world’s largest and oldest castle. Then make your way to Stonehenge, its monolithic rocks rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Hill. Theories abound about the mysterious rock formation. Continue on to Bath. Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, beautiful Bath was the first city in England to be designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gorge...

    Wonderful The guide Bruce was so nice and explained very well Really knows how to manage a group , knowledgeable and funny I had a great experience Thank you

  • Stonehenge & Bath: Full-Day Coach Tour from London

    10. Stonehenge & Bath: Full-Day Coach Tour from London

    The first stop on your full-day tour is the mysterious Stonehenge and as one of the first visitors of the day you’ll arrive before the lines form. Marvel at the awe-inspiring site, whose true meaning has been lost in the mists of time. Many questions remain unanswered. Was Stonehenge a temple for sun worship, a healing center, a burial site, or perhaps a huge calendar? How did these prehistoric people manage to carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? Surrounded by mystery, Stonehenge never fails to impress. After your visit to Stonehenge you'll have the whole afternoon to explore the major landmarks of Bath. See Pulteney Bridge and the Bath Circus and get an insight into how Bath became the world-class attraction it is today. The city features stunning architecture, great shopping possibilities, pubs, café...

    It was an amazing experience. Our guide Shiela was very informative all throughout the trip. I will definitely try it again next time.

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What people are saying about Pulteney Bridge

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 880 reviews

A very enjoyable and entertaining tour taking you to the main attractions of this beautiful city where I learned a lot of the city’s history. Our tour guide Fred was very welcoming and made the time fly by.

We were fortunate enough to have Jamie as our guide and he was a fund of amusing anecdotes and historical facts. We all thoroughly enjoyed our walk and the 90 minutes went in a flash.

Wonderful The guide Bruce was so nice and explained very well Really knows how to manage a group , knowledgeable and funny I had a great experience Thank you

A lovely little trip. The guides were very informative and friendly , telling us a lot of the history of the river.

Lovely relaxing boat trip with 2 glasses of Prosecco. Very friendly informative guide. Would recommend.