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Discover some of England’s most popular attractions in one day on this 12-hour trip to Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London. Travel by air-conditioned coach to see the prehistoric stones at Stonehenge and glorious Georgian spa city of Bath. Then, drive through the enchanting hills and villages of the Cotswolds, and visit Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s birthplace. Savor Champagne and scones in the garden of his childhood home, and admire this half-timbered market town. If you’re seeking England day tours that pack in plenty of sights, this is ideal!

Highlights

  • 12-hour guided day trip to Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London
  • Discover mysterious Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath, plus free time to wander at your leisure
  • Take a scenic drive through the picturesque Cotswolds countryside
  • Explore Stratford-upon-Avon and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum
  • Champagne and scones served in Shakespeare's garden (or indoors during the winter)
  • Travel by first-class luxury coach
  • Pickup from selected central London hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Even if you're on a tight schedule, you can see some of England's best attractions on this whirlwind day trip from London. And in the spring and summer, you end the day in style with Champagne and scones in Shakespeare's garden!

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What You Can Expect

England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London

Visit Shakespeare's birthplace, with Champagne and scones served in his picturesque garden in summer

Depart your central London hotel or central meeting point by air-conditioned coach, and journey out into the leafy English countryside. 

Make your first stop at UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stonehenge, one of the world’s best-known prehistoric monuments. Rising up from Salisbury Plain, this remarkable stone circle dates back some 4,500 years and is generally thought to have been a temple that marked the movements of the sun.

On arrival, head inside the site complex with its visitor center, collect an audio-guide, and visit the massive stone circle to experience its size and symmetry close up. Ponder the mysteries that surround the edifice, and learn the theories as to how the stones were transported and then raised here.

Next, continue to the delightful, UNESCO-protected spa city of Bath, famous for its elegant Georgian 18th-century architecture and connections with 18th- and 19th-century novelist Jane Austen. Explore the city center with your guide to admire the honey-stoned mansions, terraces and bridges, and enjoy a little free time to stroll around the cobbled streets at leisure.

Back aboard your coach, travel deep into the Cotswolds, a region of rolling hills, green pastures and stone-built villages that’s considered perhaps the loveliest in England. Soak up the gorgeous views of the lush fields honeycombed with dry stone walls, and pass through bustling market towns crowned by impressive churches.

Arrive in the charm-laden town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of England’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, and home to the famous Royal Shakespeare Company. Take in the half-timbered houses and Avon River that winds through the town. Then, enjoy glass of Champagne and traditional English scones in the garden of Shakespeare's childhood home (or indoors in winter), and stretch your legs around Stratford’s quaint center.

When your visit to Stratford ends, return to your coach and drive back to London where your tour concludes.

Please note: on busy days, the order of the activities as shown above may be subject to change.

Customer Reviews

Kevin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent trip with very knowledgeable staff.

agnestan16

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A must-do for all who love the English classics and romantic period like I do.

Donna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a really interesting trip, wonderful!

Maybelyn O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was great! Our guide Jason was really nice and we enjoyed the tour despite the rain in the early part and we didn't really get to see Stonehenge and Bath properly, such a pity! Stratford-upon-Avon is a really pretty town.

Patricia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was full of British history and culture. The amount of time at each stop was was long enough to sightsee, shop and take photos. Our tour guide was very informative and helpful,
This tour is a way of seeing many famous places in one day.
It was well worth the money.

Anna Elizabeth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I will say two things first: this tour is fast pace and you will sit on a bus for most of the day. I did appreciate the hotel pick up service they had but once at the bus station it was a bit hectic. Once on the bus the tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and the ride around the country was nice. You don't stay in one place very long so enjoy what time you do have. If you only have one day for all these places then I would recommend this tour but if you have two days devoted to the country side I would split these two up. One could stay in Stratford all day!

Denise B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an excellent trip. Our guide Frank was great. We covered a lot of areas, I wish we had more time in Bath.

Wei

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide Carol was very knowledgeable and responsible. This was a fantastic and scenic trip :

Sonya R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

An awesome day from start to finish.The guide and driver were really committed to making sure our day was perfect.Would do it again for sure.
Thanks.

Debby S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour to see lots for those on a short time frame. There was only 1-2 hours at each stop.....but that was necessary in order to get around all the sites. Just seeing Roman baths could take all that time without much of a look around Bath.....but just have to watch the time and try and get as much done as possible

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