An English Countryside Tour including Stonehenge and Bath
This Day Excursion from London is a real treat, as we get to explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the most famous and mysterious stone circle on the planet, Stonehenge.
Stonehenge is of course a massive prehistoric monument, a ring of standing stones - whose builders and its purpose remain a mystery, and its ancient ceremonial landscape is perhaps best seen late afternoon or early evening.
Join me in a walk in the footsteps of our Neolithic ancestors, and enjoy the Stonehenge Exhibition at the fantastic new English Heritage Visitor Centre.
Bath has been described as like 'a drop of golden honey in a sea of green'.
Come and explore Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Georgian Architecture and maybe Afternoon Tea in the Regency Tea Rooms at the Jane Austin Centre.
From your central London hotel we shall head directly to the City of Bath, a journey of just under 2 hours, and on arrival will be boosted by a visit to one of the City's finest coffee houses.
Our exploration of Bath will start with a visit to the Roman Baths to enjoy the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Museum.
There are so many amazing options for lunch before continuing where among the highlights we shall visit Bath Abbey, the Assembly Rooms, Fashion Museum, Victoria Art Gallery and the Jane Austin Museum, among some exquisite Georgian architecture, on my unique walking tour.
We shall leave Bath late afternoon for the journey to Stonehenge to view the Stones and the magical landscape, and learn about the people involved in its construction and its meaning, through a powerful combination of cutting-edge audio-visual experiences and incredible ancient objects.
After a very full day you can relax and unwind on our trip back to central London.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I shall meet and greet you in the hotel lobby where you are staying - or any preferred pick-up location in Central London.
I shall identify myself by showing you my guiding badges which clearly have my name displayed.
My Transport for London Authority Cab Drivers Licence Number is clearly displayed on the front and rear windscreens of my Licensed London Black Cab.
End location: I shall return you back to your hotel - or any preferred Central London location at the conclusion of your Tour.
Duration: 10 hours
My vehicle is a traditional London Black Cab - the latest highest spec model, a (2015) TX4 Elegance, with a 2.8 litre engine, ideal for any journeys outside of London, and fully air-conditioned.
My Black Cab can comfortably sit up to 5 Passengers (or 6 if there are 2 small children), is fully Wheelchair Accessible, has a good size luggage compartment for suitcases or shopping requirements, and provides central locking for additional security.
- Private Tour with a Certified and Experienced Guide.
- Tour Co-ordination including reservation requests pre-visit.
- All transportation costs are inclusive within this Tour, as are parking charges and tolls.
- Meet and Greet at your Hotel, or preferred Central London location.
- Public Liability Insurance.
- Courtesy on-board refreshments.
- Return to your Hotel, or preferred Central London location.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
80 GBP - 30 Meals and Refreshments.
21 Saver Ticket Admission to Roman Baths, Assembly Hall and Victoria Art Gallery.
11 Entry Fee Jane Austen Centre
(All visits in Bath can be paid for 'ad hoc' on the day of our visit, including Afternoon Tea in the elegant Regency Tea Room which I can reserve in advance).
15.50 Entry Fee Stonehenge English Heritage Site (These tickets MUST be booked in advance).
Any Transfers from Pick-Up and to Set-Down Locations OUTSIDE of Central London.
Entrance Fees to any sites that you may wish to visit in any customised Tour arrangements.
Meals and Refreshments.
Most Museums and Art Galleries have free admission - but I will be happy to confirm when I start to put your Tour schedule together.
Gifts and Souvenirs.
I am not a Blue Badge Guide which means that although I can accompany you inside the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey I cannot guide inside these historical monuments.
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Paul is EXCELLENT! Highly informed, super caring, friendly, and efficient! He made the tour a memorable, lifetime, pleasant and enriching experience! Hope to tour with him on future visits. Thank you very much Paul! Your friends, Nabarun, Sushmita, and Keeron Ghose, Tiffin, Ohio, USA.