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  • £145.00 Adult
  • £125.00 Child(3-15)
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Lacock, Bath and Stonehenge

Departing London we head to the prehistoric site of Stonehenge situated on Salisbury Plain. Marvel at the 40 ton rocks that have stood for 5,000 as you enter the stone circle and see the new visitor centre before we journey to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath.

Visitors come from far and wide to see the elegant terraces, crescents, squares and the famous Roman Baths which has the only natural hot springs in the country.

A short drive takes you past golden stone villages of the Cotswolds to the perfectly preserved village of Lacock.

Enjoy a guided tour of the village used as a backdrop for many TV and film productions including Downton Abbey and Harry Potter.

 

 

 

 




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Tour Highlights

  • Small group tour with maximum 16 people
  • Expert, friendly guide
  • Entries included to Roman Baths Museum and Stonehenge
  • Fully guided tour of the city of Bath, including the Royal Crescent, Royal Circus and the Assembly Rooms
  • Guided walking tour of Lacock
  • Travel in executive, air conditioned minicoach
  • Small group day trips allow more interaction with your tour guide and fellow customers, with access to destinations impossible by large coach
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Tour Schedule

 

Stonehenge

Taking the western route out of London we escape the city to rural Wiltshire where high on the chalk uplands of Ancient Wessex we find enigmatic Stonehenge. As we travel to this awe inspiring site our guide will illustrate the known facts and discuss the ever changing theories connected to the monument. We head up to the circle itself and during our guided tour we learn of the different periods of building stretching back 5,000 years, we learn of the people that worshipped here and the various ideas of its alignments and purpose. There is a chance to take a look at the fantastic new visitor centre and exhibition before we continue our journey westwards to Bath.

Bath

Visitors have been visiting Bath for centuries, owing to the hot springs that bubble up to the surface at several locations in the city. At a constant temperature of 46.5C, the only warm springs in the country, it isn’t surprising that the Romans developed their resort of Aqua Sulis here 2,000 years ago. The city was beautifully re-invented in the 18th century when it became the fashionable place to see and be seen. Elegant crescents, squares and terraces were built as the rich and famous travelled from London for ‘the season’ and to take the waters in the hope that it would cure gout, rheumatic pain and stiffness of the joints. Our fully guided tour of the city includes admission to the Roman Baths Museum and a tour of the city highlights including the Royal Crescent, Royal Circus and Assembly Rooms.

Lacock

We then drive up into the limestone hills of the Cotswolds for a scenic country journey stopping in the Medieval village of Lacock, now owned by the National Trust and full of beautiful cottages and narrow streets. This extremely attractive place has been used as a backdrop for such TV and film productions as Harry Potter, Cranford, Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey. After a guided tour of the village there will be a chance to further explore or take afternoon tea before we return back to London.



Important Information

  • On this tour you will be travelling with no more than 16 other people – guaranteed!
  • Our purpose-built minibuses have large windows, good air circulation and clear PA systems so that your professional guide can escort you comfortably through our wonderful country.
  • Our itineraries are carefully planned (with many years of experience) so that you discover as much as possible, without spending too much time on the road.
    As we travel in smaller vehicles, we normally use the most scenic routes, where large coaches are prohibited from travelling.
  • Additionally, as our group sizes are smaller we are able to spend more time out of the vehicle. We also employ only the very best driver/guides.

Tour Inclusions

  • Fully guided lecture standard tour.
  • Entrance to Roman Baths Museum.
  • Fully guided tour of the city of Bath, including the Royal Crescent, Royal Circus and the Assembly Rooms.
  • Guided walking tour of Lacock.
  • Entrance to Stonehenge.
  • All travel in comfortable purpose-built minibus from Central London.
  • Available every Tuesday

Departure Information

  • 07.20AM Great Russell Street, outside British Museum main entrance; nearest tube stations are Holborn Station or Tottenham Court Road Station.
  • 07.30AM Outside Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, nearest station is Marble Arch Station.
  • 07.45AM Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, Kensington (wait on Cromwell road by bus stop, not outside hotel entrance. Short walk from Gloucester Road tube station).
  • This tour normally ends by 6.30pm.
  • If you intend to travel to our central London meeting points by public transport, you can plan your journey in advance on the Transport for London website.
  • We prefer to spend your valuable time touring the places you have chosen to visit and we therefore offer a choice of 3 meeting points, which are easily accessible by public transport from all parts of London.
  • Many tours spend over an hour driving around the busy congested roads of London.
  • 26th December 2017 – The Roman Baths in Bath will be closed. In Bath we will include a walking tour and a hot cooked lunch instead of the Roman Baths.


FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

Our Most Popular Essential Trips

There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.