Get a great introduction to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath on this private walking tour with a local guide who was born and grew up in Bath and in the afternoon visit a small falconry in a charming village on the outskirts of the city where you will have the unique opportunity to fly a hawk in the surrounding countryside. Bath is located 14 miles from Bristol, the tour includes private transportation to and from Bristol.
What You'll Get
This day tour offers a unique experience for people who would like to visit Bath with a great introduction to the city on a private walking tour and a visit to a small falconry on the outskirts of the city where you can learn simple falconry techniques and fly a hawk in the surrounding English countryside.
You will be met at your hotel in Bristol at 8:30am and driven to Bath with a guide who was born and grew up in the city giving you the chance to meet and talk to a real Bathonian. With your guide you will explore the city to see famous landmarks such as the Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and more. You will also be shown the location of Bath's hot springs, without which Bath would not be the city it is today. During the tour you will hear stories about the city's past as well as life today in Bath.
After lunch you will be driven to a charming village on the outskirts of the city where a small non-for-profit organisation runs a falconry which in addition to rescue & rehabilitation work is dedicated to promoting an understanding on the ancient art of falconry. Under the guidance of a local falconer you will be introduced to their birds and taken on a short walk into the countryside where you will have the opportunity to practise some simple falconry techniques and fly the hawk and take photos. The falconry experience takes between 60 to 90 minutes depending on how quickly you feed the hawk! After the experience you will be driven back to your hotel in Bristol.
Please note that this tour does not go inside museums such as the Roman Baths. If you would like to visit the Roman Baths or another museum this can be arranged - please let us know in advance, museum admission fees will apply. Lunch is not included in the price of the tour. The falconry experience is suitable for families and operates on a maximum group size of 4. If you are less than 4 people the hawk experience may be shared with other people. The hawk flying is subject to favorable weather conditions.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- A maximum of 4 people per booking
- The hawk flying experience is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Private walking tour
- Hawk flying experience
Traveler pickup is offered
If your Bristol accommodation is not listed or you prefer to be picked up in a central location in Bristol instead of a hotel please send details of the location.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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The Fine Print
14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.