Check off two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in just one day on this 11.5-hour coach trip from Bournemouth. Explore the mystic stone circle at Stonehenge, then take in the sights of Bath on a guided walking tour with plenty of free time. Tour includes admission to Stonehenge.
Board your comfortable, climate-controled coach at Bournemouth Interchange Coach Station at 8:30am for the hour-long journey to Stonehenge, where the Neolithic stone circle unfurls before your eyes. Equipped with an audioguide, you'll have 90 minutes to see this ancient monument up close and marvel at the astronomical wisdom behind its construction. Explore the exhibition at the Visitor's Centre and see how our ancestors lived 4,500 years ago in the Neolithic stone houses. Then, hop back on the bus for the hour-or-so journey to the UNESCO-listed City of Bath, with its glorious Georgian architecture and heritage dating back to Roman times. Join your guide for a walking tour of the highlights of the city: you'll see the glorious Gothic spires of Bath Abbey, the exterior of the impressive Roman Baths, 18th-century Bath Circus, the Royal Crescent, designed by John Wood, and the Jane Austen Centre, devoted to the 18th-century novelist who wrote so much about Bath. After this, you'll have plenty of free time, equipped with a complimentary map. Perhaps you'll choose to return to some of the attractions you've seen and explore them in more depth? (Admission at own expense.) Or perhaps you'd like to enjoy a cream tea, lunch, or a historic English pub? You'll be back at the bus around 6pm, ready for the journey back to Bournemouth, returning to the coach station around 8pm.