Enjoy an intimate small group full-day tour of the West of England, departing London for a scenic drive to the famous stone circle of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Drive a route less traveled for some off-the-beaten-path views of London, making a quick comfort stop as you travel through the scenic countryside of Southern England. Your driver/guide will provide a commentary as you head to the world's most famous prehistoric site, providing some background history so that you know something of what you will see once you arrive. Visit the new Stonehenge Visitor Center to enhance your knowledge of the mysterious site and trigger your imagination. Then, make your way through the rural green of Wiltshire, passing some wonderful old villages en route to the City of Bath. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off in the city center and provided with maps to explore at leisure. Find a café to savor a delicious Cornish Pasty or Sally Lunn bun, or try some of the legendary local cider. Go to the beautifully preserved Roman Baths, or marvel at Bath Abbey, one of the finest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the West of England. See the romantic Pulteney Bridge over the River Avon, one of only 4 bridges in the world with shops across its full span on both sides. There is an optional walking tour of the city center if you would like a guided tour, with plenty of time to explore on your own as well. Before leaving, drive to some of the highlights outside the city center, including the Georgian houses of Royal Crescent, one of Jane Austen's favorite homes, and sites associated with Charles Dickens’s time in the city. En route back to London, add a sense of adventure to your day when your driver/guide takes you to a secret location. The precise details of this will be determined on the day, but with so many historic sites along the way, 99% of guests have said they have loved this surprise!
Meet your guide across from the London Eye, near the corner of Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street, Waterloo – SE1 7BP.open in google maps ->
Outside the front of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Victoria at 9:10 AM. Please be waiting immediately outside the hotel for pick-up, look out for a small white Mercedes bus that says “The English Bus” all over it.open in google maps ->
• The order of the tour itinerary is subject to change • Entrance to Stonehenge is not included; your guide will collect cash payment on the day of the tour • From 1st April 2020, tickets will be priced as follows: £11.70 for children, £17.60 for concessions and £19.50 for adults. In peak season (June 1st - August 31st 2020) tickets will be £12.10 for children, £18.10 for concessions and £20.10 for adults. *Note that these prices are controlled by English Heritage and are subject to change. Your entrance ticket will include an audio guide, and access to the visitor center, and their Stonehenge exhibition, with neolithic houses • These prices are controlled by English Heritage • This tour guarantees an intimate experience by limiting the number of participants to 16 • As you will spend a significant amount of time outside, suitable clothing and footwear are recommended • Unfortunately, children under the age of 3 cannot be accommodated on this tour
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