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This was a wonderful experience! We did the sunset tour and have a great time. Our tour guide was a blue badge guide and he was well informed. I did appreciate how he kept the entire group on schedule even when we had a few people that were not considerate of time. The sites were great, the time passed well on the bus as our guide gave us information on some of the surrounding areas as we passed them. I enjoyed the tour.
This tour was absolutely fabulous - to stand among the stones was amazing! I saw Stonehenge 25 years ago from the outer circle so to be able to go inside was a real highlight. Breakfast in Lacock was a treat and Bath was well done also!
Was a super fantastic day being able to get inside Stonehenge was a dream come true.Bath was awesome and a beautiful city.The guide was incredible she kept the tour moving along yet there was plenty of time to see all the sights.Lacock was a nice village and breakfast was delicious.A great day
On the bus and off to Lacock. David took breakfast orders onboard so that all fifty of us could eat a quick, yet satisfying meal. We were served tea, coffee, and our food arrived within minutes of us arriving - fantastic. We walked around this little town/village and learned about the nuns who founded it, the King who despised them and its recent history as a film/tv location.
Back on the bus to Bathe. Once again the ride was a breeze and filled with informative tidbits, humor and debates about the moral behavior of humans. The city itself is small and packed with touristy stuff like the church, the baths, the ice cream shops, etc. We could have spent a long weekend exploring this town, but only had a couple of hours. David laid the groundwork of what was realistic to see and do and let us go on our own.
The bus was late departing for the second time due to some families being a little slow to return. Our driver Richard was another amazing person who patiently waited for everyone, every time and made what accommodations his rules and guidelines allowed. We had spent too much time at Stonehenge I believe we all wanted to, and people were late getting back at every stop, so now our driver was up against the safety clock. We had to sacrifice the convenience of being dropped off at multiple hotels for a plan that worked for the most people on the bus. I was shocked to hear people complain that they werent getting door-to-door service when it was our own faults for being late, but then some people complain about the taxes when they win the lottery.
My family had the best time! We cannot recommend this tour highly enough, especially if you are lucky and blessed enough to spend your day with Farmer David. He touched our hearts and filled our heads with memories that we will cherish forever. Some people are special, some places are holy and some days are extraordinary to get all three is more than a grand slam homerunit wasa miracle.
The best day ever-an eleven on a scale of one to ten-life changing?
These titles may seem a bit of an exaggeration, yet I would say theyre all understatements when it comes to describing our recent trip to Stonehenge and our wonderful guide David Jordan.
The bus ride was easy with comfy seats and plenty of space, but no bathroom. One of our fellow travelers failed to plan for the two-hour ride without stops and forced all of us over for an emergency bathroom stop. The driver and guide handled this well and kept the rest of us calm saying we would still have plenty of time to enjoy the stones on our own.
David kept us entertained, informed and awake with great stories about England, history, scientific discoveries, social interactions, dos, donts and his own knowledge, enthusiasm and openness really made the day! He knew the route so well he would literally count down the seconds to a great view, a photo opportunity or chance piece of wisdom he wanted to share. His genius was magical and enriched our tour far more than any audio guide or pre-written statements.
When we arrived at Stonehenge the mist was lifting from the ground, the sun was hidden behind clouds and the place was empty. The souvenir shop was not even open, but luckily the bathrooms were. Seeing the stones for the first time as they revealed themselves on the horizon was awesome! We approached the site along a path that was roped off to protect the area. When I saw the guard lower that rope barrier to allow us access to the stones, I knew this trip was worth every extra pound we paid to be here. The uniqueness of seeing Stonehenge up close with just fifty people instead of staring from a distance in a mob of thousands was priceless. I will not spoil your visit with more descriptions expect to say that I could not stop taking photos when asked to leave because I felt I could not capture the feeling, scope, and grandness of what we just witnessed with my digital camera.
Loved the private viewing of Stonehenge. Going amongst the stones was absolutely the best experience. Lacock was also interesting. Bath was a bit disappointing. I must say the green water was off putting. But the rest of the tour was so great the overall tour was wonderful!
Lucy was fabulous! She had great enthusiasm and knowledge about all the historic and prehistoric sites we visited. I got so much out of this tour.
This was a lovely tour - its a bit more expensive than some of the other Stonehenge, etc., options, but its worth it to have the private and inner access to the stone circle. The hotel pickup was easy and on-time we had a short 10 minute walk from our hotel to one of the designated pick-up spots our guide, Frank, and our coach driver, Malcolm, were perfect gentlemen and a joy to be around all day. They truly enjoy what they're doing, and both gentlemen did their best to share as much information as possible, particularly when we were divided into two smaller groups for entering the stone circle. The stop in Lacock was a treat - this little village is a gem, and I promise that you'll get more out of that than you expect. Our final stop in Bath was lovely - while it would be wonderful to spend more time in this charming town, the time we had was fine - enough to tour the Roman Baths, stroll the town, and enjoy a quick drink at a pub. It is a long day, but it is also a terrific way to get a taste of each of these three beautiful places. Highly recommend.
Excellent tour! Our tour guide was wonderful and really made the trip very pleasant for all of us. Everything went like clockwork and going into the inner circle was very cool to say the least. Nice clean bus and every stop was fun and exciting!
Amazing to see the sun setting behind Stonehenge! well worth the price. The commentary on the region was interesting and informative throughout the tour.
Very detailed info on points that mattered - appreciates the top professionalism of the team - felt safe and learned so much!!!
Excellent!! The whole day was fun but being at Stonehenge close to sunset and being in the inner circle was Magical. When you go, take "some" pictures but be sure to time to just enjoy the experience. Next time we return to London I want to do this... with no camera and just enjoy.
This trip was fantastic..well worth the money
The up close was great..your tour guide and driver were the best
Had a great time
Stonehenge is very isolated. If you're going to go there, you owe it to yourself to go inside the stone circle.
This was an awesome tour. Getting to go into the inner circle was well worth the extra cost. We would encourage everyone to take this tour. It was a great day.
Every part of this tour was excellent. The experience of walking into the inner ring of Stonehenge is magical and unforgettable. David, the guide, was knowledgeable, energetic, and charming. Highly recommended.
We did the sunrise tour on our last day in England. It was wonderful. We had a whole hour to ourselves at Stonehenge. Our group was made up of about 15 people. I would book the tour again just for another hour at Stonehenge. We also loved Lacock and wished we could have spent more time there. The stop in Bath wasn't really long enough to complete the tour/museum. It was a just a taste, so if you want very much time in Bath you'll have to come back. Malcolm was our coach drive for the day and he was fantastic! I don't remember our tour guide's name, but she was equally fantastic. It was like having 2 tour guides.
We were a bit rushed throughout the day due to heavy traffic in London, but it was worth booking the tour to see the stones close-up and in a small group.
Amazing trip. Viator was able to get access to the inside stones, which many of my friends who took other non-Viator tours say they weren't able to do. Lacock and Bath were stellar - had no idea what to expect from those, and these were icing on the cake. Highly recommended.
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It was a very long day however Frank and Malcolm made it extremely enjoyable! They were possibly the best tour guides we have ever had and we have had a lot. Very informative and extremely funny. The tour itself was remarkable. It was so awesome being able to walk into the inner circle at Stonehenge and we had such a great amount of time there as well. Lacock is a beautiful little English Village and nice to see. Bath was also enjoyable, Stonehenge though was definitely the highlight of our entire trip! It is such a difference walking within the stones compared to standing outside the rope and taking photos. Highly Recommend!!!
Fantastic time at Stonehenge! Not enough time at Bath. I would skip Lacock and use the extra time for Bath!
Lucy was perfect. Knowledgeable, personable, patient. Great background with details. Excellent experience.
This tour was definitely the highlight of our 5 day trip to London. We did the sunrise tour which was not really at sunrise but we were there by about 7:30 am. We had Stonehenge to ourselves maybe 25 people on the bus. I hadn't realized that tourists can't typically wander around the site - usually, one has to look at it from behind ropes from a distance. It was incredibly awe inspiring. The visits to Lacock and Bath were also wonderful and super interesting. I would not recommend going to Stonehenge any other way. It is pricey but definitely worth the money.