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Bath: City Walking Tour with Optional Roman Baths Entry

1. Bath: City Walking Tour with Optional Roman Baths Entry

Begin your tour in the morning or afternoon at Bath Abbey in the city center. See the very best of Bath, both past and present. Meet your guide and kick-off by visiting a selection of highlights including Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey. Proceed to the Roman Baths, and follow your guide to see the fascinating items and legacies left in Bath by the Romans during their occupation of the area. Witness the miraculous phenomenon of Bath's hot geothermal springs. Then, take in the enchanting Georgian architecture of this unique city. From the magnificent Royal Crescent to the mysterious Circus, see the best of the pomp and luxury of the 18th-century. Walk from the central Pump Rooms to the lavish Upper Assembly Rooms and finally arrive at the sumptuous Royal Crescent and the mysterious Circus. Bath offers a stunning variety of breathtaking architectural gems. The tour has been specially devised to show you the very best of Bath. Your guides are fun, engaging local professionals who will make the city’s history truly accessible for visitors of all ages.

Wales and the South West: 5-Day Small Group Tour

2. Wales and the South West: 5-Day Small Group Tour

Day 1: Leave London and travel west to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds through England’s prettiest historic villages. Get the best photos and hear the most fascinating local tales. Travel through the Welsh Marches marked out by the ancient Offa’s Dyke. Head into the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and beautiful Elan Valley. Finally, head to the beautiful seaside town and cultural center of Aberystwyth, where you spend the next two nights. Day 2: Travel to the mountainous region of Snowdonia National Park. Visit the mountain village of Beddgelert to see the famous grave of Gelert, the legendary dog, or explore the nearby copper mine. Next, head to the town of Machynlleth to see the ancient clock tower and the quaint houses, and go antique hunting. Move on to Porthmadog and over the Cob causeway before reaching the impenetrable medieval Harlech Castle. After a fulfilling day, return to Aberystwyth in the late afternoon. Day 3: Travel around the coast of Cardigan Bay through Aberaeron to New Quay. Explore the picturesque harbor and get the chance to spot dolphins and whales. Head into the foreboding Black Mountains to explore a bedrock cave under a castle, before you visit Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas wrote the famous play Under Milk Wood. Move on to Tenby, a charming seaside town and your base for two nights. Day 4: See some of Britain’s most gorgeous coastlines at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Travel to the tiny cathedral city of St Davids for lunch and exploration, and stop in the county town of Pembroke to enter the thick medieval walls of the castle. From here, return to Tenby for a relaxed evening. Day 5: Leaving Tenby in the morning, begin your return journey to London. Head past the industrial cities of South Wales to the outskirts of Cardiff, and visit the outdoor National History Museum. Take the Severn Bridge back into England, and take a break at Castle Combe, a Cotswold village perfect for a relaxed stroll amongst 16th-century ironstone cottages.

From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

3. From Brighton: Stonehenge and Bath Full-Day Trip

To begin your jam-packed day, visit one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world — a must-see during any visit to England. Spanning back over 5,000 years of history, Stonehenge remains one of the world's great unsolved mysteries. The monument endures as a source of inspiration and fascination and, for many, a place of worship and celebration. An audioguide tour will accompany your walk around the stones. You can also visit the new, world-class visitor center, which is proud home to permanent and temporary exhibitions, plus a spacious shop and cafe. At the stone circle, a sense of context and dignity is returned to the monument.  In the afternoon, set off on a scenic drive to Bath. With over 2,000 years of history and streets lined with elegant, honey-colored Georgian houses, no other city rivals the breathtaking beauty of Bath. You will see the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and the delightful Pulteney Bridge. Learn how the Romans arrived in Bath in the first century, discovered Britain's only existing hot water springs, and built a bathing complex. This complex now stands as Britain's greatest memorial to the Roman era. Toward the end of the tour, take some free time for shopping and to visit the city's many other attractions.

From Brighton: Full Day Stonehenge and Bath Tour

4. From Brighton: Full Day Stonehenge and Bath Tour

Spend the day discovering English history and heritage with an excursion that takes you to the mystical Stonehenge, as well as the city of Bath for an informative sightseeing tour. Your tour begins in Brighton, with downtown pickup from a convenient meeting point. Board an air-conditioned coach and head out to your first attraction, the prehistoric site of Stonehenge. Here, you’ll learn of the area’s mystery and significance, with the help of your onsite audio guide. Visit the visitor’s center, where objects unearthed from the site will be on display.   You’ll then head to the city of Bath, where you’ll follow a guide through ancient streets. Among other sites, you’ll pass by Bath Abbey, a parish church founded in the 7th century and UNESCO-listed building; the Jane Austen Center, which houses a permanent exhibition about Jane’s life and works, as well as a life-sized wax statue; and the Royal Crescent, a curved lined of 30 terraced houses that exemplify the city’s Georgian architecture. Then, you'll be given a map and some free time to get to know Bath and follow up on the sites that intrigued you the most.

From Bournemouth: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour to Bath

5. From Bournemouth: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour to Bath

Board the bus from Bournemouth Travel Interchange then sit back and relax as you soak up countryside views on the journey to Bath. Arrive in Bath and embark on an insightful guided tour of this charming Georgian city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed location. Travel through the city’s picturesque streets and feel yourself be transported back in time as you listen to your guide share stories about Bath’s rich-history. Highlights of the tour include Bath Abbey and a parish church founded in the 7th century. The tour also passes by the Jane Austen Center, which houses a permanent exhibition of her life and her work, as well as the Royal Crescent, which boasts a curved line of 30 terraced housing showcasing the very best of the city's Georgian architecture. At the end of the guided tour, receive a map of the city and then spend some free time exploring on your own. During this time you can revisit the sights that interest you most, shop for souvenirs of your trip, or find a place for lunch. At the end of an unforgettable full-day experience, enjoy a well-deserved rest on the return journey to Bournemouth.

From Bournemouth: Full Day Trip to London with City Tour

6. From Bournemouth: Full Day Trip to London with City Tour

Leave the beach behind and head for the hustle and bustle of the British capital on a full-day trip from Bournemouth to London. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the capital as you visit the city’s historic monuments, lavish palaces, and luscious parks. Upon arrival in London, enjoy a 90-minute guided walking tour of the city and learn about the capital’s rich-history along the way. As you wander around the city see some of its most famous landmarks and attractions including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the River Thames, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, Downing Street, and more. At the end of the guided tour, enjoy a few hours of free time to explore at your own leisure. Spend some time perusing the shops and window displays on Oxford Street, grab a bite to eat at a local fish and chip shop, visit the iconic Tower Bridge and Tower of London, or enjoy a hop-on hop-off bus or boat ride.

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The walking tour exceeded our expectations! Our guide, Ellen, a student at the University of Bath, was waiting for us at the meeting point and she made sure to start the tour on time. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic and answered all of our questions. We visited the most important parts of the city and even though my partner and I had already spent a couple of days walking around the city before the day of the tour, we felt that the walk added value to our trip as we learned many new things and discovered hidden city gems. We had added entry to Roman Baths to our tour, so Ellen made sure to take us there on time so that we wouldn't miss our slot. We highly recommend this experience for tourists visiting Bath!

We were guided by Ellen for an hour and a half and then finished with entry to the Roman Baths. You could spend the same time again going through the baths. Ellen was excellent. Great information and enthusiasm.

Ali is a very affable lad who knows his subject well….flexible in his approach to the tour when we fancied spending a little longer somewhere, he tried to accommodate us where he could.

Ally our guide was fantastic! Knowledgeable and with a sense of fun thrown in. He made it interesting and very informative. A great must do when in Bath!

The walking tour was excellent.Ellen the tour guide was professional and a brilliant narrator.Simply the best!