What To Expect
Start off at the splendid city of Bath, your first stop. Founded by the Romans on the site of a thermal spring, it became a fashionable spa town in ancient times and still is today. Developed mainly in the 18th century, it is an elegant city with beautiful Georgian buildings dotting the landscape. For six years it was home to Jane Austen and two of her famous novels are set there - Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. After a short panoramic coach ride, go on a walking tour and see the major highlights and most beautiful parts of the city. Then enjoy free time to explore on your own.
Admire the exterior of the Roman Baths, constructed in 70 A.D. as a grand bathing and socializing complex and watch as the steam rises from the natural, bubbling hot springs. Or perhaps visit the Jane Austen center where you can learn more about her life and work. Then it's time to board the coach and head out into the lush English countryside.
Our next stop is the beautiful Cotswold village of Castle Combe. Voted the prettiest in England, Castle Combe is a quintessential English village, typical of the Cotswold district. Stroll through the village where time has stood still and marvel at the homes built of local honey-colored stone. Then enjoy an authentic English lunch in a beautiful historic pub. Pop over to the beautiful village of Lacock, an area that dates back to the 13th century. Owned by the National Trust, the hamlet and its restaurants, pubs, shops and cobblestone crannies, are so well preserved that it feels like you are stepping back in time. It has been featured in many period films including Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter.
Continue on through the English countryside to your final stop of the day - Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world. The new visitor center welcomes you a short distance from the monument, and a small train takes visitors to the site where you can marvel at the huge monoliths, and ponder about the stories of how they may have been built and what they were used for. Your guide will explain the research and theories behind this amazing site to help you understand one of England's greatest archaeological mysteries. Visiting Stonehenge is truly an experience not to be forgotten, not to be rushed, and a spectacular way to finish your day in the English countryside, returning to London with enough time to enjoy an evening in the bustling capital.
Guided tour of the city of Bath
Visit to the villages of Castle Combe and Lacock
Entrance to Stonehenge
Air conditioned coach transfers along route
English speaking guide
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.
This tour operates with a maximum of 25 guests.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or impairments requiring special assistance and customers with strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.
Photography is permitted throughout the tour.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours and 30 minutes