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Bath: Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Prosecco

1. 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.

Bath: Guided Ghost Tour

2. Bath: Guided Ghost Tour

Join your guide as they take you on a journey to discover the many haunted locations around the city of Bath. Hear tales about the ghosts of medieval monks, hanged criminals, tortured witches, poltergeists, and more. Learn about the history and haunting of each site and visit famous locations like Bath Abbey, Queens Square, Theatre Royal, and Victoria Park. Wander down hidden alleyways and stop at haunted hotspots, including a particularly grim location directly next to Jane Austen's last known residence in the city. Enjoy an interactive walking tour where visitors are encouraged to be part of the stories. Feeling brave? Volunteer for a paranormal experiment towards the end of your tour, a highlight of the exciting evening.

Bath: The Jane Austen Centre Ticket

3. Bath: The Jane Austen Centre Ticket

Discover a permanent exhibition that tells the story of Bath's most famous resident, the author Jane Austen, at the Jane Austen Center. Explore the effect that living in the Georgian city had on her life and writing. Costumed guides will take you through the exhibition and be on hand to satisfy your quest for knowledge of all things Austen. Taste some period-recipe food, dress up in Regency costume, and have your photo taken with the world famous Jane Austen waxwork. There is a delightful gift shop on the ground floor, which sells unique items bespoke to the Jane Austen Centre, and a delicious Regency Tea Room on the 2nd floor, which offers 17 varieties of leafed tea to go with locally baked cakes. The guided tour runs every 30-minutes.

Bath: City Boat Trip and Walking Tour

4. 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 River Avon, 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. There won't be time to enter the sights, but you will be able to explore these on your own at the tour's conclusion. The tour includes a kid's quiz to help keep them entertained on the walking tour.

Bath: City Walking Tour with Optional Roman Baths Entry

5. Bath: City Walking Tour with Optional Roman Baths Entry

Begin your tour in the morning or afternoon at Bath Abbey in the city center. See the very best of Bath, both past and present. Meet your guide and kick-off by visiting a selection of highlights including Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey. Proceed to the Roman Baths, and follow your guide 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, 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 very best of Bath. Your guides are fun, engaging local professionals who will make the city’s history truly accessible for visitors of all ages.

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

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

Head out of London in a comfortable coach to uncover the charms of the English countryside on a full-day tour that takes you to famous, historical sites. See Windsor's charming streets, Bath's iconic Roman baths, and Stonehenge's impressive stone structure with your guide. After leaving in the morning, drive straight to Windsor. Discover the 17th-century historical monuments that line its cobbled streets. Also, 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. Discover its monolithic rocks rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Hill. Continue on to Bath on the slopes of the River Avon. It was the first city in England to be designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 15th-century Bath Abbey and the romantic Pulteney Bridge, modeled on Florence's Ponte Vecchio.

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

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

Experience 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.

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

8. 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. Bath Spa Hotel 8. Quarry Road 9. Bathwick Hill 10. Widcombe Hill 11. Rainbow Woods Farm 12. Brassknocker Hill 13. Claverton Down 14. Ralph Allen School 15. North Road/Shaft Road 16. Tyning/North Road 17. Prior Park 18. Middle Hill Lodge 19. Abbey Cemetery 20. Prior Park Road 21. Widcombe The Skyline route offers the chance to enjoy the countryside and take in breathtaking views across Bath.

Bath: Tootbus Bath Discovery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

9. Bath: Tootbus Bath Discovery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Enjoy some of the finest architecture Europe has to offer on a hop-on hop-off tour of Bath. See the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey, and more. Immerse yourself in the unique charm of Bath on two separate specially-designed tours that will take you to all of the major tourist attractions. Step off the bus for a visit to the Roman Baths or the Theatre Royal. Snap some amazing pictures at Pulteney Bridge, one of the most picturesque spots in the city. Explore the other side of the Avon River on the Skyline Tour and get amazing views of Bath from its outskirts. See Prior Park Landscape Gardens, the University of Bath, and the American Museum.

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

10. 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 by coach 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 Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England. Head west to Bath, a beautiful Georgian city with handsome honey-colored architecture and the famous Roman baths. Enjoy a panoramic tour of some of Europe’s finest architectural sights, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and Pulteney Bridge. Choose the option to explore the Roman Baths, built around thermal springs, which have been supplying water for over 2,000 years.

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What people are saying about Somerset

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6,657 reviews

Paul & Katie really made us welcome on the boat; we were fortunate to have the spaces up in the steering house so had a great view and Paul’s mixture of old and more recent history made for a really good tour. On the walk, Billie showed us around some of the key sights at a good pace so we had an initial tour of Bath before doing some exploring on our own. Well worth the price - thank you !!

Really lovely guide called Jim was friendly from the minute we met him and explained briefly how it would work and got us friendly with others on the tour. Happy birthday Dayo! Very very informative and funny and was considerate of our beef fir shade with our dog! Exceptionally good and we really enjoyed the your and learned loads! Thank you Jim!

Jim was very informative and knowledgeable about Bath. He ensured he personally spoke to everyone on the tour and really cared about giving everyone a great tour.

The trip was very good. Billy, who was part of the boat team, was very informative and pleasant and made the experience worthwhile Would recommend

Paul (skipper) was very knowledgeable and this tour helped us understand more about the history of Bath and plan the rest of our break