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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Christmas Day Tour: Stonehenge, Bath and the Cotswolds

Have a memorable Christmas Day in England with this holiday tour to Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. England’s undeniable star attractions are ideal to visit at Christmas, as it’s the one day when their usual crowds aren’t around. See Stonehenge from Salisbury Plain, enjoy a walking tour around Bath, devour a 2-course Christmas lunch in the gorgeous Cotswolds, and see the birthplace of William Shakespeare in pretty Stratford-upon-Avon!


  • Christmas Day tour from London to Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Stop for photos of Stonehenge on the beautiful Salisbury Plain
  • Take a walking tour of Bath and see Pulteney Bridge
  • Enjoy a 2-course Christmas lunch: roast turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas pudding
  • Admire the English countryside as you pass through the picturesque landscape of the Cotswolds
  • See Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

What You Can Expect

Christmas Day Tour: Stonehenge, Bath and the Cotswolds

Christmas Day Tour: Stonehenge, Bath and the Cotswolds

England is certainly at its most peaceful on Christmas Day – the perfect time to see some of its top attractions! With your guide, leave London’s empty streets behind and head first to Stonehenge. While the site itself is closed for Christmas, you’ll still have an excellent view of the prehistoric monument from the neighbouring Salisbury Plain.

How did the monolithic stones reach their resting point? Was the circle built as a temple for sun worship, or as a burial site for a ruling dynasty? Learn of the countless mysteries surrounding the stone circle from your expert guide, and capture unique photos of it without the crowds!

The historic spa town of Bath is a short drive from Stonehenge and the next stop on your Christmas Day tour. From the comfort of your luxury coach, admire the Georgian architecture of the buildings in Bath’s city center, built from the golden-colored local stone. Take a walking tour around the town’s quaint streets, passing the Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge.

Continue to the Cotswolds, one of the most quintessentially English regions in the country. Weave through its gently rolling hills, punctuated by sleepy, picture-perfect villages with thatched-roof cottages. Stop here for the undisputed highlight of Christmas Day – lunch! Enjoy a hearty Christmas lunch of succulent roast turkey and Christmas pudding in a charming Elizabethan inn. If you wish, indulge in the inn’s impressive collection of real ales and fine wines (drinks at own expense).

As you start to circle back to London, enjoy a final stop in Stratford-upon-Avon, a pretty market town known for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare – Britain’s most famous Renaissance playwright. See the beautiful cottage that belonged to his wife – Anne Hathaway – and stop for photos outside his birthplace.

Arrive back in central London in the early evening, so you can spend your Christmas Day evening at leisure.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great fun and a really nice day. Tom was a great gu ide and kept us entertained through out the day. Geoffrey was a great driver and we felt safe with him driving in the rain. Well done.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

I probably would've left Stonehenge off this tour. We weren't even allowed to stop on the road, so we just drove past it and took blurry photos from the moving bus. I would've rather had extra time in Bath or Stratford-upon-Avon. Almost everything was closed because it was Christmas Day, but that was to be expected. The towns were peaceful and the tour guide was friendly and quite informative. I enjoyed the trip and would recommend it.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

The tour was a great way to spend Christmas Day! Although very little was open, we were still able to visit many beautiful locations in England. The countryside was gorgeous and the tour was no stress. The tour guide and driver were excellent.

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

I thought the tour was very good and the tour guide was excellent. Only issue I had was i wish that the company would have provided morning tea or at least a bottle of water. As it was Christmas day nothing was open and we ididn't have a drink of anything from 7:30am until lunch which was at 2pm.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2014

it was the holiday so everything exept the bar was closed and the guide told us we couldn't stop on the motorway passing Stonehedge, and even the road was empty we had to take pictures from a moving bus. Next we've spent too much time in this bus instead of walking. We had 2 stops more (40 min each at the beginning and at the end of the tour) at Foodcourts aside from motorway. Instead of wasting time there it would be much better to walk a bit in Stratford (as we have just fluently seen it from the bus) or spend more time in Bath as the weather that day was perfect. The lunch was poor.

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