Journey through England's spectacular countryside to mysterious Stonehenge to unlock the secrets of this prehistoric stone circle. Continue to the elegant city of Bath with its beautiful terraces and squares. Visit the city's amazing Roman ruins and hot springs, then journey down narrow lanes through the delightful Cotswolds and the Mediaeval village of Lacock for a guided walk.
Maximum 16 people per tour
Admission to Stonehenge & Roman Baths
Guided walk around Lacock mediaeval village
Beat the crowds at Stonehenge, our tours go there first!
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.
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.
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 many TV and film productions such as Harry Potter, Cranford, Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey. After a guided tour of the village there will be a chance to explore or take afternoon tea before we return back to London.
Central London Stonehenge
Lacock London Victoria Station
Please note that all timings above are estimated and assuming normal traffic conditions. Due to the changeable nature of road conditions, we cannot guarantee a precise time when you will get back to London, it is usually between 6-7pm.
On the return to London your driver will drop you at Victoria Train Station in the city centre. This is one of the largest transport stations in London, with excellent connections to all parts of London and beyond.
Please ensure you arrive at your allocated departure point at least 10 minutes before departure time.
07:20am Outside The British Museum main entrance, Great Russell Street (MAP) Nearest tube stations are Holborn or Tottenham Court Road
07:30am Outside Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch. Please note that from Spring 2019, the Cumberland Hotel will be changing its name to to the 'Hard Rock Hotel'. (MAP) Nearest tube station is Marble Arch
07:45am Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road (MAP) (wait on Cromwell road by bus stop, not outside hotel entrance) Nearest tube station is Gloucester Road