Private tour

From Bath: Private Wells and Cheddar Gorge Trip with Pickup

Activity provider: Galahad Tours

From Bath: Private Wells and Cheddar Gorge Trip with Pickup

Activity provider: Galahad Tours
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From US$ 556.44 per group up to 1

Embark on a sensational private tour from Bath to Wells, England's smallest city, and to Cheddar Gorge, where cheddar cheese is still being made by hand.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please notify the guide of your preferred pickup location. Your guide will meet you at your selected pickup point 15 minutes before the tour departs. The guide will hold up a digital sign with your name on it. Please notify the guide by WhatsApp if you are likely to be delayed. The guide will wait no longer than 15 minutes beyond the scheduled departure time.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the village of Cheddar to explore Britain's largest gorge with dramatic limestone cliffs
  • Revel in the scenery of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Enjoy traditional cheddar at an authentic artisan cheese maker
  • Explore the historic centre of Wells with its 13th C. Cathedral, Bishop's Palace, and marketplace
  • Have lunch in a traditional English pub
Full description

The drive into Somerset from Bath will sweep you through the picturesque scenery of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In Wells, enjoy a private walking tour of the historic center. The city, which can be traced back to Roman times, takes its name from the freshwater springs which continue to well up in the gardens of the moated Bishop’s residence.

This magnificent early English Gothic Style Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals” and is famous for its scissor arches, clock, stunning chapter house and stained-glass windows. Adjoining the Cathedral is Vicars’ Close, a charming cluster of houses frozen in time from the 14th C and believed to be the oldest residential street left in England. The mediaeval palace has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for more than 800 years. Walk over the beautiful moat and drawbridge, where you might catch the resident swans ringing a bell for lunch as they have done for generations. After lunch, the tour will continue towards Cheddar Gorge, which is one of England’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes that boasts the highest inland limestone cliffs in the UK. As far back as the late Middle Ages, local cheesemakers used caves in the towering cliffs of Cheddar Gorge as natural refrigerators.

Visit the only cheesemaker left in the village and discover how their award-winning cheeses are still made in the traditional way. Savour a selection of authentic cheddar cheese, as it should taste. Stroll through the 17th C. village of Cheddar with its gift shops full of local goods and produce. Maybe indulge in a delicious cream tea, or a pint of local cider. The water mills and cottages have long since been converted into enticing shops and quaint tea rooms. Stunning panoramic views await you from the top of the gorge cliffs, where you can appreciate some of the local flora and fauna if you choose to walk up the path. This 20/25 minute uphill hike is only suitable for those with moderate fitness and requires sturdy footwear. It's well worth the effort.

Includes
  • Private tour for up to 6 people in a luxury Mercedes V Class vehicle
  • Fully qualified, insured, and licensed local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission to Wells Cathedral
  • Cheddar cheese tasting experience
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • The tour departs at 9:00 from your accommodation in Bath or Bath Spa Train Station.
  • Moderate fitness levels required if wishing to climb the gorge.
  • This is a private tour and only your group will participate.
  • UK law requires children aged between 4-12 to use a booster seat. Please notify your guide in advance.
  • This tour runs at a leisurely pace with ample stops for photos.
  • Surrounding pickup locations will be considered but may incur a surcharge.

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