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Bath: City Boat Trip and Walking Tour

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

2. 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.

Bath: Short Orientation Walking Tour

3. Bath: Short Orientation Walking Tour

Experience a unique perspective of this World Heritage City on foot, perfect for families and those who prefer shorter tours. This 50-minute central city walking tour will give you an overview of Bath’s rich history and attractions — without the boring bits.  There is also a fun photo quiz for the kids. Your savvy guides will not leave you in the past, with an insider's view on what is hot in Bath today so you can make the most of your visit. The tour will include the main sights of the Roman Baths, the Abbey, Guildhall, Ancient City Wall, Theatre Royal and Queens Square.  This tour is ideal for those who are looking for an informed, leisurely overview of the city with local and friendly hosts.

Bath Self-Guided Mystery: The Prince's Stolen Statue

4. Bath Self-Guided Mystery: The Prince's Stolen Statue

Turn the historic streets of Bath into an exciting outdoor escape room with The Mystery of the Prince's Stolen Statue. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour as you solve the clues, eliminate the suspects, and unmask the mysterious thief behind Bath's most daring robbery. The story starts on August 12, 1812, when the cream of Georgian society was invited to the city of Bath to attend the grandest social event of the decade, the Prince Regent’s 50th birthday party. As a centerpiece for this lavish party, the mayor of Bath planned to present a very special birthday gift to the prince: a priceless golden statue that had recently been uncovered beneath the city’s ancient streets. However, on the night of the party, as the city’s mayor removed the veil, onlookers were stunned to see that the statue had been stolen and replaced by a humble cabbage. As you solve the clues and unravel the mystery, discover Bath's hidden history, visit its most atmospheric taverns, and soak up legendary stories of the city's most notorious characters and places.

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A nice mix of view points, although the boat element is quite short and has to double back to get back to the quay there is an opportunity to just sit back and enjoy the relative cool of the water, and a drink if you want one. Some views of the city are definitely best viewed from the river. The walking tour was well paced and informative and highlighted the long history as well as Royal links to the city.

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 !!

The boat trip was excellent fun. The guide was very knowledgable and we paid for a cocktail on arrival. (Prosecco and mulberry gin) There were good photo opportunities en route too. The walking tour was also interesting and I would give our tour guide Ivan 5 stars.

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

We loved the trip! We loved the tour with Ivan! Very informative and interesting!