This fantastic small-group tour lets you explore some of the most beautiful and historic sites in England. We begin the day at Stonehenge, where we'll be one of the first groups to enter, before we continue our journey to the Georgian city of Bath. In Bath, learn about the history of the famous Roman Baths and the Georgian holiday resort. Then, we'll visit the charming village of Lacock, as seen in the Harry Potter movies, before we continue to Avebury, a pretty thatched village in the middle of a huge stone circle.
This tour offers you the best of western England, combining the popular and beautiful city of Bath, the ancient Stonehenge monument, the charming village of Lacock and more. Enjoy a drive to Bath on an ancient road used by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago. Pass ancient burial chambers and Silbury Hill, a 4,000-year-old man-made pyramid. Uncover further signs of past cultures as you pass historic taverns, monuments and White Horse hill carvings. Firstly, we head to Stonehenge amidst the ancient and historical landscape of Wessex. Here, your guide will enrich you with facts and theories behind this famous Stone Age structure erected in about 3,000 BC. After taking time to explore this impressive and mysterious site, enjoy a relaxing drive onwards to the Georgian city of Bath. Once called Aquae Sulis because of its natural hot springs, the city of Bath dates back more than 2,000 years. Take a guided tour of this elegant city with its squares, crescents and terraces, and learn about the famous Roman Baths. In the 18th-century Georgian Era, the rich and wealthy arrived from London to 'see and be seen' here, and to take advantage of the baths’ hot waters to alleviate their stiff joints. Before making your way to the mysterious monument known as Stonehenge, there is time for you to enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the restaurants nearby (own expense). Spend the afternoon in the delightful village of Lacock. Untouched by modern hands, this charming place has been used in many films, such as Cranford, Pride and Prejudice and the Harry Potter movies. Enjoy a guided tour of this lovely village and its unspoiled appearance with your small group before making a short journey along the back roads of the Cotswolds hillsto the pretty thatched village of Avebury, sat inside of an ancient Stone Circle.