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Salisbury Magna Carta Stonehenge and Bath Private Tour

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Prepare yourself for beautiful and picturesque Salisbury and Salisbury Cathedral featuring the world's oldest clock and one of the original copies of Magna Carta. Listen to the mystery of an ancient story from a professional blue badge guide. Here you will examine the rotation of the earth and the direct connection to Stonehenge. Your next stop will be the Roman Bath and magnificent Georgian town Bath. Guildhall Market & famous Pulteney Bridge, The Circus Bath and The Crescent, Theatre Royal, the wool church Bath Abbey and of course Britain's greatest treasure dating back to the 1st century, Roman Baths. Marvel at the Georgian Pump room & drink the spa water. Indulge yourself with the local tastes such as live fudge works and handcrafted single malt whiskies and more! Prepare yourself for the greatest getaway of your life, Escape from the capital to the bucolic English countryside and explore the jewels of English heritage today with us!

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Bath, Bath, Somerset, England

Bath is a fascinating world-class city combining the elegant Georgian architecture of Jane Austen 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: 5 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 the 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. Throughout our tour we will examine life and death in Aquae Sulis, the worshipping of the Gods, impressive curses written on lead or pewter, monumental buildings, a temple courtyard, the altar, how the Romans controlled the water, gemstones in the drain

Duration: 1 hour 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" but 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 "The Lantern of the West"...

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fudge Kitchen, 10 Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY England

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 traditional 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 as you have in the States or rest of the world, and we are pretty sure that you will enjoy the difference!

Duration: 10 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: 10 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 1770's 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: 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 today.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF England

Your next stop will be beautiful Salisbury. Situated in the wild Wiltshire landscape, it is easy to see why many visitors find inspiration and peace in Salisbury Cathedral and it is surrounded by historical buildings and Museums in the spectacular Cathedral Close. You will marvel at the magnificent Gothic architecture and explore this living church's past and present. You will also note that the 800th anniversary was in 2015, when we look at one of the best-preserved original copies of the Magna Carta. You will also spend some time in the newly restored Refectory restaurant looking into the splendid Spire, the famous Salisbury cathedral, exploring the gifts that are available at the store or enjoying a snack or dinner at your leisure.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • 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.
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Parking Fees


Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - The Roman Baths
  • Entry/Admission - Bath Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Stonehenge
  • Entry/Admission - Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta


Duration
8 hours

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