- Special offer: Book now for 2021 at 2020 prices! - Fully refundable and amendable up until 28 days before travel
Booking a private small group tour with International Friends gives you flexibility to visit your destinations at your own pace, with the added support of expert advice and guidance. Book a private day trip and take advantage of the following inclusions:
Exclusive use of an executive touring vehicle for 9 - 10 hours
Expert staff on hand to help plan your itinerary & ensure you make the most of your day
Door to door service. We collect from all London & Heathrow addresses, other pick ups available on request.
Optional service of an expert guide to accompany you for the day
All vehicles deep cleaned daily. Hand sanitisers and face masks available in all vehicles
Flexible booking guarantee
Begin your Stonehenge, Bath and Cotswolds day trip with collection from your London or Heathrow address. We can collect from your hotel lobby, air bnb, airport arrival terminal, train station, guest house or private address. You'll then escape from the city to rural Wiltshire, where high on the chalk uplands of Ancient Wessex we find enigmatic Stonehenge. Head up to the circle itself and take in the majesty of this awe inspiring monument, before visiting the visitorr centre, where you can learn of the different periods of building, some stretching back 5,000 years, the people that worshipped here and the various theories behind its alignments and purpose before your journey continues on to Bath.
Bath has been a popular city for for thousands of years, 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 and became a centre for high society, which you'll see in the elegant crescents, squares and terraces, built for the Georgian elite. See the Roman Temple, and original Roman pavement. Take some time for lunch in one of the elegant tea rooms, and try a famous Sally Lunn bread bun.
Your driver will then take you into the limestone hills of the Cotswolds for a scenic journey via the country roads, which our smaller vehicles navigate with ease, before stopping in the Medieval village of Lacock. This picture perfect village, owned by the National Trust, boasts an ancient barn, village lock up and 15th century church, not to mention an array of beautiful cottages. Owing to the delightul surroundings Lacock has been used as a backdrop for many TV and film productions such as Harry Potter, Cranford, Pride and Prejudice and the recent Downton Abbey movie.
The next stop on your private day trip is Avebury, a pretty village of thatched cottages nestling in the middle of a huge circle of ancient stones. Beautifully unique, the stone circle here is over fourteen times larger than its more famous neighbour, Stonehenge! Take a walk around the mysterious standing stones and explore the attractive village before your day trip ends.
We have three services, tailored to cater to a range of budgets.
An experienced driver who is familiar with our touring routes, but does not guide. Should you book this service, you will visit Stonehenge, Bath & Avebury independently. Audio guides are available at Stonehenge & the Roman Baths, subject to availability.
An experienced driver who can guide from the vehicle.
Driver with guide
Our most popular option. An experienced driver and a separate professional guide who can guide from the vehicle and lead walking tours in Stonehenge, Bath & Avebury.
Please bear in mind that when booking this service, you will need to allow a seat for the guide. For example, booking this service for 8-16 people will allow seats for a party of 15 passengers plus the guide.
Please note that the services above do not include entries or meals, but we are of course very happy to help with this - should you wish to include entry tickets or meal bookings please see our FAQs tab.
Prices from 1st April 2020:
Please note all prices include vehicle hire with driver, plus guide where applicable. Prices are based on one pick up and one drop off point. They do not include meals or attraction entries.
1-4 people in luxury car/MPV
5-7 people in luxury minivan
8-16 people in luxury minicoach
Driver with additional guide
Once we have received your booking, our expert staff will create a tailored itinerary based on your locations and pick up address. We may make suggestions and amendments to ensure you maximise your time spent touring. Occasionally additional fees may be applicable in order to accommodate all of your requests e.g where itineraries will require unusually early or late starts or finishes, or if additional pick ups and drop offs are required. If you do have any special requests we recommend you contact us before booking.
If you require additional services, such as meals or tourist attraction tickets, we will be very happy to help. We can offer unbeatable rates at tourist attractions, and work with a selection of amazing restaurants in stunning locations for meals. Details available on request.
Are entry to the attractions and meals included?
Attraction entries and meals are not included in the prices for private tours, however we are very happy to take care of your entry tickets should you require assistance with this. We offer unbeatable rates at tourist attractions, and work with a selection of amazing restaurants in stunning locations for meals. Tickets may be subject to a handling charge, details are available on request.
Alternatively, you can book your entry tickets directly with the attraction using the links below. We will of course advise which entry time to book once we have finalised your departure time.
Lacock - is a residential village, and is free to enter.
Avebury - is usually free to enter and does not need to be booked in advance. Charges may apply around the Summer and Winter Solstice.
Is this service only available from London or Heathrow?
The advertised prices are based on pick up and drop off from London or Heathrow. But we can also offer this service from selected locations outside London on request. Please email your enquiry to [email protected] for further details.
How much luggage can I bring?
When booking private tours where you will have luggage (e.g. starting or ending at a cruise terminal or airport), please ensure you check the below for information regarding vehicle luggage capacity.
Booking 1-4 people, the vehicle will accommodate up to 4 large cases and 4 small (carry on) cases
Booking 1-7 people, the vehicle will accommodate up to 8 large cases and 8 small (carry on) cases
Booking 8-16 people, the vehicle will accommodate up to 12 large cases and 12 small (carry on) cases
Large cases must have a maximum weight of 23kg per case, small cases a maximum 10kg per case.
Should you wish to bring any mobility aids (wheelchairs or walkers) you MUST contact us in advance to let us know. We will require full dimensions and weight. These items must be able to be folded and stored in the luggage hold. Wheelchairs must be counted as 1 item of your hold luggage.
Are there any time limitations?
All private tour prices are based on 9 - 10 hours. Our office staff are experts in being able to help you plan your route in advance, to help you get the most out of your day. On the day of your booking our experienced team of drivers and guides will also be able to help and advise you if they need to make time or route alterations depending on prevailing traffic conditions.
All British professional driver working hours are regulated by law in the interests of your safety. Our standard scheduled itineraries are compliant with the current regulations. If you feel you would like to arrange a more bespoke itinerary this will require detailed planning and preparation. In this situation we recommend you email us at [email protected] or call us on on 01223 244555 so we can discuss and help plan your perfect day out.