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Bath: Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Prosecco

1. Bath: Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Prosecco

On sunny days, enjoy an open cockpit roof on the boat and on cooler days, stay cozy and warm with a real coal fire. As you enjoy your trip in this authentic and lovingly restored 1960s small cruiser, your skipper will point out the key attractions.  See the entrance to the Kennet and Avon Canal, which links London with the Bristol Channel, and cruise under North Parade Bridge. Look out for nesting peregrine falcons at the 19th-century St. John’s Church, and marvel at the views of Pulteney Bridge, the rushing weir, and the city center architecture, including the 17th-century Bath Abbey. Enjoy your view with 2 glasses of Prosecco while you pass under Halfpenny Bridge and see the location where the old wharves used to stand, the central point of Bath’s trading links with Bristol since the 18th century.

From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

2. From London: Windsor, Oxford & Stonehenge Full-Day Trip

The first stop on this tour is Windsor Castle. With its sweeping landscaped gardens and turreted Round Tower, it is easy to see why the castle is the Queen’s favorite weekend residence. Enjoy a fascinating through-the-keyhole peek at the lavish State Apartments, home to priceless artworks by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. You can also visit Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and St George’s Chapel - the final resting place of the monarchs of old, including Henry VIII. The tour then moves onto spectacular Stonehenge. You will never forget your first glimpse of the monolithic rock formation rising up against the skyline of the Salisbury Plain. Theories abound as to Stonehenge’s mysterious origin? Was it intended as a religious temple? An astronomical clock? A Bronze Age burial ground? Make up your own mind as you explore this unique landmark. Your final stop of the day is the charming university town of Oxford. Here you will enjoy a walking tour with free leisure time. Stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. The tour will finish at approximately 07:15 PM in London.

Bath: Ghost Hunters Silent Disco Guided Tour

3. Bath: Ghost Hunters Silent Disco Guided Tour

Discover the scary side of the historic city Bath, giving you a glimpse into the secrets that lurk behind closed doors with some spooky tunes along the way. Start the tour at Bath Ale House and get kitted out with high-tech headphones. Wearing these will mean that you can hear both the music and the fascinating story of a nameless ghost hunter and their untimely death. In the 1980s, a young ghost hunter came to Bath to document all its restless residents. Sadly, their work was never completed due to their mysterious death. The only certainty that they existed at all is in the two items they left behind: a folder full of their unfinished research notes, and their Walkman, still loaded with the mixtape they were listening to at the time. Follow in their footsteps through the streets of Bath and dance — possibly for your life — to finish the job they started all those years ago. If you are organizing a special event such as a birthday or bachelor/bachelorette party, upgrade to the Private Tour option for an exclusive group experience for between 10-28 participants.

London: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath and Lacock Day Tour

4. London: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath and Lacock Day Tour

Explore historic attractions in the West of England on this full day bus trip from London. Stop at at Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, village of Lacock and the city of Bath. Savor local flavors with a traditional pub lunch. Be picked up from the centrally-located meeting point in London. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus to Windsor Castle, home to the English royals for more than 900 years. Perched high above the River Thames, the castle holds royal secrets from the days of William the Conqueror to the current Queen. Discover the largest continuously occupied castle in the world as you admire splendor of St. Georges Chapel and the sumptuous State Apartments. Drive to Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain and learn the mysteries of the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years, but it still confounds historians and archaeologists to this day. Try to unlock some of its secrets for yourself at the new Visitor Centre. Journey to the picturesque National Trust village of Lacock. Stroll down the town's cottage-lined cobbled streets. See for yourself why is is used for film shoots for productions like “Harry Potter.” Enjoy hearty English lunch in a 14th-century pub. Make your way to the city of Bath which is full of Georgian architecture in crescents and terraces. Have free time to visit Bath Abbey and the romantic Pulteney Bridge, or to purchase tea in the historic Pump Rooms, while being serenaded by a string quartet. Return to the meeting point in London at the end of your tour.

Bath Self-Guided Mystery: The Prince's Stolen Statue

5. Bath Self-Guided Mystery: The Prince's Stolen Statue

Turn the historic streets of Bath into an exciting outdoor escape room with The Mystery of the Prince's Stolen Statue. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour as you solve the clues, eliminate the suspects, and unmask the mysterious thief behind Bath's most daring robbery. The story starts on August 12, 1812, when the cream of Georgian society was invited to the city of Bath to attend the grandest social event of the decade, the Prince Regent’s 50th birthday party. As a centerpiece for this lavish party, the mayor of Bath planned to present a very special birthday gift to the prince: a priceless golden statue that had recently been uncovered beneath the city’s ancient streets. However, on the night of the party, as the city’s mayor removed the veil, onlookers were stunned to see that the statue had been stolen and replaced by a humble cabbage. As you solve the clues and unravel the mystery, discover Bath's hidden history, visit its most atmospheric taverns, and soak up legendary stories of the city's most notorious characters and places.

From Oxford: Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace with Pub Lunch

6. From Oxford: Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace with Pub Lunch

This small-group tour takes place in England's most outstandingly beautiful countryside, the region of the Cotswolds. The small, executive vehicles allow the tour to go off the beaten track through the valley of the River Windrush, and along single track roads to the town of Burford. Take a guided walk to the historic church, then after further exploration, continue to the Coln Valley and the charming Bibury, once described as the prettiest village in England. Stroll through the water meadows and see historic Arlington Row, a group of ancient weaver's cottages. It's then onwards to Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, all the while taking in the leafy, winding country lanes that big coaches cannot travel on.  After that, enjoy lunch at a traditional country pub. Menu choices include Pan Roast Chicken Breast, served with Potato Cake, Roast Carrots & Tarragon Cream, or Chef's vegetarian special of the day; examples are Caramelised polenta cake, served with aubergine caviar, confit shallots, rocket & Parmesan (v) OR Goats Cheese and Sun Blush Tomato Croquettes. Then explore the beautiful village before the tour departs for the final and perhaps most impressive stop, Blenheim Palace. Next, head over to Blenheim Palace, the largest privately-owned house in Britain, home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill in 1874. The house was designed by Sir John Vanburgh over 300 years ago, to rival the Palace of Versailles. You will be able to tour the magnificent rooms, stroll around the stunning gardens, see the Winston Churchill exhibition, all the while enjoying the sheer opulence and breathtaking beauty of the Palace before returning to Oxford.

From London: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Tour

7. From London: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Tour

Travel back to prehistoric England on a full-day sightseeing tour from London and explore the mysteries of one of the world’s most enigmatic sites. Traveling by luxury air-conditioned vehicle, drive across the beautiful county of Wiltshire to Salisbury Plain. Here lies the awe-inspiring stone circle of Stonehenge, a mysterious site that continues to confound historians. As you tour the site, hear theories of how it was a temple to worship the sun, a healing center, a burial site and even an immense calendar. Explore how the mighty stones were carried to Salisbury Plain using only the most primitive of tools. Then, continue to the city of Bath on the banks of the River Avon. Explore the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, admiring attractions such as the 15th-century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture of the Royal Crescent and the romantic Pulteney Bridge, modeled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. No visit to Bath would be complete without seeing the Roman Baths that gave the city its name. This beautifully preserved complex still flows with water from Britain’s only hot spring. Marvel at the dazzling torch-lighting ceremony as dusk falls (not available on summer tours) and sip the healing waters in the stunning Neo-Classical Pump Room.

Private Viewing of Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath with Dinner

8. Private Viewing of Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath with Dinner

Get closer to the stones than ever before with this Stonehenge and Bath tour package! You’ll be able to step inside the legendary inner circle during this private viewing away from the crowds and enjoy a truly mesmerising experience as the sun goes down. This day trip also includes a visit to the beautiful Roman city of Bath with entrance to the Baths and time to explore the unspoilt village of Lacock. Lacock You’ll leave central London and travel west until the tour reaches the quaint village of Lacock. This pretty place dates back to the 13th century and its booming wool industry made it a prosperous town during the Middle Ages! Boasting picturesque streets, historic buildings and an Abbey in the heart of the village, Lacock is a charming step back in time. More recently, Lacock has been used as a location for many modern TV and film productions, including Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter! Let your guide tell you about this village’s colourful history during a short stop. Bath Once loved by the Romans, Bath has been a place of pleasure, relaxation and wellbeing for centuries. It is also undeniably one of the prettiest cities in the UK and a designated World Heritage Site in its entirety. See its beautiful honey-coloured Georgian architecture, soak in the peaceful yet vibrant atmosphere, marvel at the impressive Bath Abbey and learn about the rich heritage of this unique location. Early Dinner Tuck in to a delicious two-course dinner at a historic pub. Private Viewing of Stonehenge and Entrance Into the Inner Circle After dinner, the tour will depart Bath for your extra-special visit to mysterious Stonehenge. You’ll arrive at Stonehenge, located in the lush county of Wiltshire, in the early evening. This is your chance to see a side of the world-famous stones that most people don’t get a chance to see! Experience the unforgettable mystery of this 5,000 year old attraction and spend some time in the midst of an iconic World Heritage Site as you wander in and around the 40 ton rocks. There really is no better way to visit Stonehenge – you’ll be blown away by the sheer size and position of the magical monument! Following your visit to Stonehenge, the tour heads back to London for an arrival time of around 10.00pm. (11pm in July and August due to later sunsets).

Bristol: Old Market Self-Guided Craft Beer Tour

9. Bristol: Old Market Self-Guided Craft Beer Tour

Take up to five friends along on this mystery self-guided pub tour. Your tour begins at Moor brewery taproom, where you will have a guided tasting of three delicious beers brewed on the premises. Here you will be given your welcome bag too. This contains a craft beer map of Bristol, walking snacks, tokens to exchange for drinks later on, and a sheet with interesting facts about Old Market. Ask the staff about the story behind the brewery and learn about the beer that they proudly serve. Follow your map and venture to 3 other brilliant, independent locations in the area: a traditional pub with outdoor space, a bar, a cafe, and a craft beer bar. There's a Bristol brewed beer or two at each venue included in the price (just hand over your token), but feel free to stay for more. Enjoy a laid-back tour that you can do at your own pace.

Cotswolds: Brewery Tour, Pub Lunch, and Village Visit

10. Cotswolds: Brewery Tour, Pub Lunch, and Village Visit

Meet your guide at the train station in Stratford-upon-Avon or Moreton-in-Marsh then head out into the rolling countryside towards the world-famous Cotswolds. Start off with a 1.5 hour visit to the rural craft brewery, the Purity Brewing Company, and learn about and sample the local beer made here. Next, enjoy a traditional one-course pub lunch and drink at the Fleece Inn, a historic country pub dating back to the 15th century. Afterwards, explore the charming town of Chipping Campden and shop for souvenirs. Finally, stop in an idyllic off-the-beaten-track Cotswold village, where there will be one more village pub to enjoy. Throughout the tour, soak up scenic views of the Cotswolds countryside, and listen to your guide’s fascinating information about local life and history.

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This is a must day trip every London visitor should have. It started right in time and came back at the right time. The guide (Keisha) was awesome and the Driver (Ashley I think) was perfect. Very nice narration on and off the road. Very caring guide. Windsor was marvelous but a bit short - extra 30 minutes there would have been nice and rather cutting short 30 minutes in Stonehenge will make a lot of difference.

The whole experience was wonderful. The guide and skipper were very helpful and informative and the boat had so much character. Would recommend to anyone.

Loved it. Friendly on the boat, well organised, great knowledge of the area and history. Fab views and worth every penny.

Really enjoyed it. Small boat, so felt personal and we could hear what the girl was telling us!

It was lovely, the guide was very knowledgable and friendly