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London: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, and Roman Baths Day Trip

1. London: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, and Roman Baths Day Trip

Explore several top highlights around London on this bus day trip from London. Experience the elegance of Windsor Castle, unlock the mysteries of Stonehenge, and admire the Georgian architecture in the city of Bath. Visit a well-preserved Roman Bathhouse. Windsor Castle Steeped in history, Windsor Castle perches proudly on a lush wooded hill overlooking the Thames. Dating back to Norman times, with sweeping landscaped gardens and turreted Round Tower, it’s easy to see why it’s the King’s favourite weekend residence royal Windsor. Enjoy a fascinating through–the–keyhole peek at the lavish State Apartments, home to priceless artworks by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci, and visit St. George’s Chapel, the atmospheric final resting place of former monarchs including Henry VIII. You can visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, a truly incredible structure complete with working lifts, running water, electricity and wine bottles, all in miniature! Mysterious Stonehenge Wander around the world heritage site and be captivated by the unique rock formation. Situated on Salisbury Plain, 40-ton rocks stand alone since their arrival 5,000 years ago. An abundance of theories surround Stonehenge; from a religious temple to an astronomical clock and even a Bronze Age burial ground. Decide for yourself whilst discovering the history of this mysterious monument. Bath Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, Bath was the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the gorgeous 15th-century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture, and the romantic Pulteney Bridge. Roman Baths Famed for its Roman Baths, Bath houses the best preserved Roman Spa from the ancient world. Miraculously hidden from view until the 1870s, delve into the history of this magical monument and admire its architectural splendor.  Arrival time back in London is at approximately 8:00 PM.

Bath: Guided City Walking Tour with Entry To The Roman Baths

2. Bath: Guided City Walking Tour with Entry To The Roman Baths

Experience the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath on this guided walking tour. Your expert guide will bring history, people, and architecture to life with their commentary. See the ancient Roman Baths at the end of your tour. First, meet with your guide before heading to the Pump Room, the Royal Crescent, The Circus, Queen Square, Pulteney Bridge, and Bath Abbey. Then, walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen and hear about the filming of the Netflix hit, Bridgerton. From here, wander through the city as your guide brings the history, architecture, and the people of Bath to life through a lively and enjoyable commentary. Get insider information on the best times to revisit certain sights. Finally, visit the world-famous Roman Baths after your tour -- Bath’s most popular attraction. Be surprised by the complexity of society in the Roman town of Aquae Sulis.

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

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

Take a full-day tour from London to see the famous Windsor Castle, the mysterious stone circle of Stonehenge, and the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, with the option to include entry tickets in the tour. Enjoy transportation by bus and guided tours at all locations. Start at Windsor Castle, home to the Royal Family for 900 years. 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.

Stonehenge & Bath: Full-Day Coach Tour from London

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

Take a day trip to experience two essential historic English sights: Stonehenge and the picturesque city of Bath. Marvel at the mysterious standing stones, before enjoying some time in the delightful city of Bath. Hop on your luxury motor coach and head for the mysterious Stonehenge. Marvel at the awe-inspiring site, whose true meaning has been lost in the mists of time. After Stonehenge, you'll have at least 2 hours in the 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, cafés and more. You’ll have plenty of time to discover Bath’s attractions on your own, including the Jane Austen Visitors Center, Bath Abbey, or the Roman Baths. If you select the Bridgerton walking tour option, you'll discover scandal, gossip, and stunning Regency architecture. Strike a regal pose and take a selfie on this Bridgerton walking tour. In the footsteps of Daphne Bridgerton enjoy a whole new look at Bath in celebration of the hit Netflix series. If you opt to include a visit to the Roman Baths, check out this must-see destination. Built on the site of Britain's only thermal hot springs, the baths are one of the most famous and important Roman sites in Europe.

London: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Tour

5. London: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Tour

Visit the iconic site of Stonehenge and uncover its mysteries with the aid of an informative audio guide tour. Enjoy free time to explore the lovely city of Bath at your own leisure on this full-day tour departing from London. Choose whether you want to include the Roman Baths as part of your tour. Leave London and head by luxury coach to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Sit back and relax on the approximately 2-hour journey (depending on traffic) and enjoy the stunning countryside views from the comfort of the coach. Upon arrival at the mythical standing stone circle on Salisbury Plain, you have about 90 minutes to explore the megalithic area on your own. Download the Stonehenge audio tour app to make the most of your visit. Then, continue to Bath, famous for its Georgian architecture. Benefit from a drop-off in the city center, and go explore the historic town on your own for about 2.5 hours or relax in the Roman Baths (depending on the option chosen). Admire landmarks such as Bath Abbey and the Royal Crescent.

From London: Stonehenge & Roman Baths Full-Day Trip

6. From London: Stonehenge & Roman Baths Full-Day Trip

Visit the ancient standing stones of Stonehenge and picturesque Bath on this day trip from London. Enjoy transportation by air-conditioned coach and a multi-lingual audio guide to the prehistoric monument. The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge stands alone on the vastness of the Salisbury Plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and its purpose has continued to be a subject of public debate. Questions such as what this vast collection of stones was intended for and whether it was an observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery have arisen over the decades. On this full-day tour by air-conditioned coach, you’ll have a chance to explore the site and do your best to unlock the secrets as you marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design. Next, you’ll head to Bath, arriving in time for lunch (not included in the tour price). With fabulous restaurants, teahouses, sandwich and coffee shops, and classic British pubs, you’ll have plenty of choices for a place to eat! Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents and terraces and stunning architecture. Following a scenic drive into the heart of the city, there will be plenty of time to explore the city at your leisure. Visit the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago. The magnificent Roman public bath complex and Roman temple were constructed over Britain's only natural hot water spring. At this World Heritage Site, you can walk around the steaming pool on the Roman paving stones and admire the ancient Roman statues and architecture. See Bath Abbey and the much-photographed Pulteney Bridge, modeled on the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence. In addition, you might like to see the Jane Austen Centre, and the elegant Assembly Rooms built in 1771. Shop, explore, and take afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to live classical music.

Bath: The Jane Austen Centre Ticket

7. 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 Walking Tour with Optional Roman Baths Entry

8. 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.

From Birmingham: Stonehenge & Bath Day Tour

9. From Birmingham: Stonehenge & Bath Day Tour

As you travel, hear interesting facts about the region and your first destination — the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. On arrival, enjoy time to explore this atmospheric site at leisure. Head inside, collect an informative audio guide and ride the shuttle or follow the pathways to the UNESCO-listed stones that date back some 4,500 years. What you can see in Bath: 1. Pulteney Bridge This is an architectural monument that you cannot miss. Built around 250 years ago, Paltney Bridge is in the heart of Bath. Similar to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, along the Ponte Paltni are a bunch of buildings that house shops. It is considered unique, so the best recommendation for city guests is to take a walk from the bridge and along the river embankment. 2. Bath Abbey (Bath Abbey) Bath Abbey is an Anglican parish church and former Benedictine monastery in Bath, Somerset, England. Founded in the 7th century, it was reorganized in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. 3. Green Street (Green Street) If you want to go shopping, Green Street is perfect for you. Yes, it's quite small in size, but the streets and surrounding areas are full of independent shops and stalls that call this area home. Also close to Green Street are the Jane Austen Center and The Raven pub, where you can dine on classic British dishes. 4. Royal Crescent and the Circus (Royal Crescent and the Circus) The Royal Crescent was built around 250 years ago and is considered one of the finest Georgian buildings to be seen in Britain. You can walk around the crescent and go down Brock Street to the circus. Built by John Wood the Elder, the Circus is a replica (in circle size) of Stonehenge. The reason for this is that, according to Wood, this area of England was one of the most important places in the world for the Druids. That is why the dimensions correspond to the dimensions of Stonehenge and are preserved to this day. 5. The Roman Baths Built nearly 2,000 years ago Britain's only natural hot water spring lies the magnificent Roman public bath complex and Roman temple. Your ticket includes entrance to the Roman Baths 6. The Jane Austen Centre The Jane Austen Centre is a permanent exhibition. Situated in an original Georgian townhouse, it tells the story of Jane’s time in Bath, including the effect that living here had on her and her writing.

London: Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury Small Group Tour

10. London: Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury Small Group Tour

Take full-day trip from London to explore the mystical realm of King Arthur and the mysterious stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge. Your guide will share the fascinating history and theories behind these World Heritage Sites and take you on a journey through the legendary lands of Wessex and the Isle of Avalon. Start at the iconic Stonehenge to admire the ancient stones and learn about the enduring mysteries and debates surrounding this 5,000-year-old site. Head west to the mystical Glastonbury Tor and the Chalice Well Gardens. Hear the legend of Joseph of Aramathea and the chalice from the Last Supper. Finally, stop at the World Heritage Site of Avebury, home to the largest stone circle complex in the world. Go on a guided walk and explore the village built inside the circle before returning to London. Enjoy a unique opportunity to discover the facts and fiction of King Arthur's realm and its enduring mysteries.

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The only thing that was not good was the weather, but that is to be expected in January. Darren, our tour guide was also our driver. He picked us up on time, on the way to our destinations he told us everything we needed to know about Stonehenge, Bath, London, places we drove through. He was very informative and was easy to listen to and was happy to answer any of our questions. We had enough time to explore on our own, and he gave us suggestions on what to see and do. The locations that we visited were really beautiful. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience.

Wow, Amazing, thanks to Our tour guide!!! I feel so bad I forgot her name but she was the best. She had some much knowledge and made our trip so much fun and even gave us all tips on what do do and eat in London. A must! She ensured our kids were involved and make it so much fun for all.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. The tour was great and he was patient with some of the more awkward Tour guest. It is a rather fast paced tour but there was lots to cover. The tour of the Abbey at the end really set it off perfectly.

It was amazing, the time flies when you’re in the venues, definitely recommend to really enjoy the time and not saturate with activities for this tour.

This tour is amazing if you want to get out of London and see the sights! I would highly recommend, our tour guide Pablo was super fun & informative!