Bath & Stonehenge attract tourists from all over the world in their own right. The tour will take approximately 8 hours bringing together the most important facts for British heritage and culture.
Bath will be the first stop. Bath is a fascinating world-class city with the elegant Georgian city of Jane Austen combined with Roman architecture. Founded by the Romans as a health spa, the city is one of the finest antiquities in England (Roman Baths & Pump Room) and was again transformed into an elegant health resort in the 18th century, in which the trendy world flourished during the season.
Your next stop is Stonehenge which stands alone in the vast, empty section of the Salisbury Valley as the world's most famous prehistoric and now a World Heritage Site. Its origins date back almost 5,000 years and since then it has been home to pagan religions and spiritual worship. What was the purpose of this huge collection of stones? Was it a Moon Sighting Observatory? Let's find out together!
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Stop At: Bath, Bath, Somerset, England
Bath is a fascinating world-class city with the elegant Georgian city of Jane Austen combined with Roman architecture. Founded by Romans as a health spa, the city is one of the finest antiquities in England (Roman Baths & Pump Room) and was again transformed into an elegant health resort in the 18th century, in which the trendy world flourished during the season. Constructed for fun and relaxation, since Roman times, the beautiful bath has been a wellness destination. Waters remain a major draw, both at the old Roman Baths and at the modern Thermae Bath Spa, home to Britain's only natural hot springs. After your sightseeing tour, you will have free time to walk through the green places, have a cup of tea in the coffee shops, and visit the renowned Roman Baths, of course. Welcome to the Hollywood of the Georgian era.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Parade Gardens, Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1EE England
Parade Gardens is one of the best examples of a Victorian Public Garden. The gardens overlook the Pulteney Bridge and Pulteney Weir on the banks of the Avon River. The flower bedding screens are some of the best in Britain. But, hang on! Bath is routinely banned from the "Britain in Bloom" Contest. Why? Let's find out the answer.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LZ England
Bath is famous for its hot springs. It was a popular spa town for the ancient Romans. The terrace was completed in 1897 and it's the date the Roman Baths reopened to the public but the history of Bath goes back to 860 BC when the Celtic King Bladud discovered the curative effect of the mud & spa. The story begins then. 46 Celsius degree surplus hot spa water from the spring, which pours into a Roman drain and then flows into the river. In the first century, the Romans built natural baths around the spring and built a temple dedicated to the goddess Sulis Minerva. "Minerva is the patron goddess... in her temple, the eternal flames never whiten into ash...", these were the words of the Roman writer Solinus in the 3rd Century AD.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Stop At: Fudge Kitchen Ltd - Bath, 10 Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY, UK
It is time to sample the regional and fresh tastes of Bath. You will find delicious fudge consisting of butter, milk and sugar, which is now considered a traditionally British recipe. The best of all is prepared right before your eyes. Do you want to give it a try? It is not the same that you have in the States or the rest of the world, and we are pretty sure that you will enjoy the difference!
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Bath Abbey, Bath BA1 1LT England
No visit to Bath would be complete without at least a short insight into the beautiful Bath Abbey. A Church from wool? It sounds very "Cotswolds style" Bath Abbey is the last medieval Church built in Britain 500 years ago. It's a brand new one :) Also we will hear why people call the Abbey as "The Lantern of the West"...
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Bath Guildhall Market, Guildhall High Street, Bath BA1 5AW England
At the popular Victorian Bath Guildhall Market, there is something for everyone. So right. Bath Guildhall Market is the oldest shopping area town has ever been built, and now, in this gem of a building, only 80 metres from Bath Abbey and opposite the famous Pulteney Bridge, a colourful group of 20 or more stall-holders trade-in. Cafes, dairy shops, traditional confectionery, handmade belts & accessories, pet foods and accessories, textiles from India, jewellery, haberdashery, traditional tea and coffee shops, traditional hairdressers, ham, pies, Cornish pasties and preserves and many more in this lovely Victorian hall. Not to be missed.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Royal Crescent, Royal Cresent, Bath BA1 1EE England
Most of the buildings in Bath, from 18th Century local architects, were totally inspired by the Italian style. The Royal Crescent goes back to 1770s and is considered the very first Georgian condos. There is an optical illusion in here that is related to the posh address, which is "Number one, Royal Crescent". You will be surprised when we reveal it.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: The Circus, At the Convergence of Brock, Bennett, and Gay Streets, Bath England
The three entrance Circus is a typical Georgian Square by architect John Wood the Elder, built between the years of 1754 and 1768. The Jane Austen Centre is just a walking distance away. This house is a permanent exhibition of film costumes and books that tell the story of the author's time in Bath.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury SP4 7DE England
Our next stop is Stonehenge which stands alone in the vast, empty section of the Salisbury Valley as the world's most famous prehistoric and now a World Heritage Site. Its origins date back almost 5,000 years and since then it has been home to pagan religions and spiritual worship. What was the purpose of this huge collection of stones? Was it a Moon Sighting Observatory, a Sun Temple, or a complex cemetery? Who were those people that took these 4-ton rocks and carved them? Stonehenge still functions as a celestial calendar. Even in modern times, the Sun rises on the longest day of the year in just the right spot and it retains its powerful sense of wonder over those who gather. We will learn all the answers and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient design and engineering here in today.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- For healthier travel experience, we will be upgrading our standard vehicles to SUVs, MPVs and Vans for 8 people or less and 16 or 33 seater minibuses for 9 people or more, both options at no extra cost. All vehicles steam cleaned.
- Bottled water
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- Fuel surcharge
- Parking Fees
- Entry/Admission - The Roman Baths
- Entry/Admission - Bath Abbey
- Entry/Admission - Stonehenge
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