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This tour was the highlight of my two-week stay in London. I've visited many times and lived there as a child, and yet had never been to Bath. And a past visit to Stonehenge was so crowded that it wasn't possible to fully appreciate the site. I went on the tour by myself while my husband was at a conference, and I had a great time.
Our tour guide, Frank Burgess, made the tour fun, fascinating and more than worthwhile. His wry sense of humor combined with a breadth of knowledge, kept us going over the course of a somewhat long day. He pointed out many places along the way, including the estate where Stanley Kubrick shot Barry Lyndon, which I appreciated because I love movies. I enjoyed the visit to Bath. The official tour is excellent and I was absorbed in learning about the site, since I hadn't known that it was more than a Roman bath-- it was a temple to the goddess Minerva.
We stopped for a good and satisfying dinner in Lacock, a charming village. On a brief walk after dinner, Frank pointed out the house of Henry Fox Talbot, an early and important pioneer of photography. I'm a fan of all things related to media.
We headed to Stonehenge from there. It had been raining all day, but as we drove up to Salisbury Plain, the skies cleared and the sun came out. It was late in the afternoon and the light was golden.
Frank told us a lot about the site and what the current thinking is about its original purpose. He pointed out a particular stone thought to have been used in healing rituals. We were divided into two groups and took turns walking among the stones. With fewer people, it was easy to appreciate the feel of the place and to take pictures that weren't full of other people.
I thoroughly recommend this tour, whether you're visiting England for the first time or are a frequent visitor. I don't know whether it's possible to find out ahead of time whether Frank will be the guide, but if so, grab a reservation.
It was a great 1-day tour covering three key spots of interests - namely Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and The Roman Bath. People interested in this tour should bear in mind that this would not give you sufficient time to really explore the city of Bath.
Our tour leader - Charlotte was wonderful. She provided a lot of side information, e.g. historical, on these spots as well as those locations which the bus passed by along the way.
You would want to take note that the group will gather at Victoria Coach Station, so if you are the first timer in London, or if you are staying at hotels other than West London, you need to budget sufficient time to commute from Victoria Station to the Victoria Coach Station, which is about 10 to 15 mins walk.
We highly enjoyed our day trip from London. Our guide Jose' was absolutely fantastic, engaging, and most importantly knowledgeable about all things London. He took time out to come down the coach and speak to each person on the tour and engage them with questions and asking for feedback / concerns. He, along with our driver Andreas made a perfect team A for the team!
On to the tour itself. We knew off the bat that the tour would not allow us much time in each of the 3 sites, but wanted to hit as many of the highlights as we were in England and this was one of the best ways to do it. We had approximately 2.5 hours in Windsor Castle, 1.5 hours each in Stonehenge and Bath. All in all we spent almost half of our day trip traveling, which was fine, as the coach was clean, air conditioned, and had Wifi for us to utilize when we weren't being entertained or taught by Jose'.
Of the three I personally enjoyed Stonehenge the best, I heard from several folks that you can't get up close to the area any longer, which was fine, but were were literally taken right up close and probably 20-30 feet away, which to me is close enough, especially in order to keep the site safe and around for thousands of years to come. 1.5 hrs was plenty of time to meander around the site, listen to the lovely audio guide and take lots of pictures. Windsor and Bath on the other hand would both have benefitted from additional time and are now on our lists of separate day trips when we inevitably return to London. Bath was such a lovely little city and after our tour of the Roman Baths we wanted to spend hours just meandering the streets and interacting with the locals, but that will have to wait until our next visit. Windsor was absolutely massive and a lovely site to behold. The audio guide was really in depth and I would have loved to have been able to spend more time there listening and experiencing the sites. Know going in what to expect so you are not disappointed in this trip!
Tour conducted by Monica was very good, but made for a long day. Since hotel pickup was included, you must wake up much earlier than usual so it was really a long day. Our first stop was Windsor Castle which was about an hour outside of London. I thought there would be a scheduled Changing of the Guard for 8/30/15 but it did not happen. Audio tour of the Castle State Apartments took a long time, so did not see the Queen Mary's Doll House or St. George's Chapel. After Windsor Castle, drove by motor coach to Bath, sight of famous Roman Baths. Another long drive to this sight, but well worth it. Audio guided tour was very interesting, again not enough time to see everything. Last stop was Stonehenge. Guide suggested only staying at the stones for about 15-20 minutes in order to take in the museum exhibits about Stonehenge and to use the facilities. Again, not enough time to do everything. Had to hop back on the coach for a long ride back to London. Got back to the city around 7-8 PM and had to find our own way back to our hotel. Our guide was very helpful in showing us how to get back using our Oyster Cards. If you want to say that you've been to these places, then we recommend the tour. We could have spent a little more time at each sight, but realize that the day would have been even longer that it was.
The tour was great. We were picked up right on time. The guide was very knowledgeable. We were able to spend a full hour in the circle due to the small number of people in our group, which was more than enough time to enjoy Stonehenge. Once in Lacock, we had an enjoyable breakfast at The George and then had about 45 minutes to wander around. This was enough time to wander the village, but not enough to actually visit Lacock Abbey. I suppose, though, we could have spent less time wandering the village and just gone straight to Abbey. Once in Bath, we had 2 hours to spend at the Roman Baths and then wander the town. Like in Stonehenge, this was plenty of time. We were then back in London and dropped at a convenient tube station right on time.
The day was wonderful. Although we had to get up extremely early, it was well worth it to have the private viewing of Stonehenge. I would highly recommend this tour to my friends and family traveling to London.
Our Guide Monica for the day tour was really knowledgeable, professional and had sense of humour too! She had brighten our day even though it drizzled a little that day (29 Oct 2014). She had definitely make our day trip a memorable one!
This is a recommended tour when you are in London as we get to visit 3 famous attraction within a day! The Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and the Roman Bath... Although we wish that the visit to each location can be longer instead of 1.5-2hrs only but due to the traveling time from one place to another so there's nothing much we could do. Just sit back and enjoy the scenery or take a short nap then!
We also must thank our Driver Marcos if I get his name correctly, for sending us safely from one location to another that day! Overall the we had enjoy this day trip very much though we were exhausted from the long travel... Thank you Viator for introducing this Tour for this booking. =)
We had a beautiful day visiting Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath. This is a great tour if you want to experience some of the sites outside London. Personally, I think that the time allotted for Stonehenge and Windsor are sufficient. The visit to Bath is a drive through the city on the way to a tour of the Roman Bath. The area is beautiful and its on my list to explore further because you are not given a lot of time there. Our guide Leslie was wonderful! She made sure to check in with each member of the tour several times throughout the trip to answer any questions we had. The coach was clean and the ride was smooth. An excellent day trip!
Long day on the bus but that was to be expected as these sites aren't close to eachother. The host on the bus kept us entertained by telling us a lot of history about each of the places and about London as well. We had just enough time at each place. We weren't rushed or bored at any location. We had maybe 1:30-2hours at each location. The only place I wish we had more time at was Bath. We had more than enough time to explore the Roman Baths but I wish we had more time to explore the town itself (which I guess we would have had time if we didn't spend as long as we did in the Roman Baths). Overall was a great tour and worth the money (especially because the cost of the tour included all the admission prices). Would recommend to anyone who only has a week or so in London and wants to see the maximum amount of things in a short time. Fantastic tour and fantastic host!
Great tour! Our guide Sal was entertaining, funny and kept his spirits up throughout the whole day. He also got us moving at the right times to avoid queuing longer that we needed to at each site.
Professionally organised and smooth considering the logistics (5 buses for this particular route alone the day we went out - Sunday). They have a very useful wireless audio receiver that the guide can talk to everyone in the group with. Pickup is from various selected hotels (call to see which one is nearest to you) and everyone goes to Victoria coach station to re-board the bus your tour is on.
Glad we took it as we had limited days in London. It will be rushed, but that's what you get trying to cram three locations into one day.
Price of ticket includes entry to Windsor Castle, Roman Baths and the visit to Stonehenge, but doesn't include any meals. We got back at 830pm - really depends on your luck with traffic.
We loved having some freedom in Salisbury to go on our own to get some lunch. Stonehenge was nice. A little more time there would have been nice, but we had some traffic getting out of London. Bath is beautiful and the museum and roman baths are not to be missed. I consider this an essential tour for anyone going to England.
We went on a day tour last year and were very impressed with the company. This year we took the Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath day trip. Ed was our guide and was very good. He gave us valuable commentary all the way out of London. Windsor Castle was nice, had a chance to see the state rooms, Mary's dollhouse, Saint George's Chapel and the changing of the guard. The Changing of the Guard does trap you there for about 30 minutes as they do not let you leave while it is going on. You also get an audioguide.
Stonehenge was interesting but disappointing that you do not get up close. You take a shuttle from the visitors center to the stones. We were there about 25 minutes too long which would have been better spent in Bath.
Bath was awesome. We got to see the Roman Baths and it is amazing that there are still around after all of the years.
The Day trip gives you a bit of everything which is great but be prepared to spend a lot of time driving.
Taking this tour is worth it if you, A: have limited time, B: Want a good preview of several daytrips in 1 day, C: Are fine w/a brief overview of places and not too many details. Tour guide was great (informative and amusing). Bus accomodations were fine. You'll drive 1+ hour to Windsor and spend 1.5+hour there (rush the Castle a bit if you want to see a bit of the town), then drive 1 hour to Stonehenge and spend 40 min. there (impressive however 40 min is enough), then drive another 1+hour to Bath and spend 1.5+hour there (Roman baths are interesting, town is beautiful). Last, you'll drive 3 hours back to London (long ride back is the 1 downside however you can nap on way back: re-fuel for London).
Michelle P USA
Wonderful tour. Better than what I expected. The bus was brand new and comfortable. The group was small, so everyone was quick to get on and off the bus and we did not waste any time. We arrived at Stonehenge before anyone else. This allowed us to take great pictures. By the time we left, the parking lot was filling up. We headed off to Bath, which was a beautiful little town. We had plenty of time to see the Roman Baths and have lunch. We had about 30 extra minutes after a good amount of time at the Baths and lunch to walk around the town. Finally, we ended up at Windsor Castle. There is tons to see here, but the time we were given was enough for me as I skipped over the things inside the castle that I wasn't really interested in. We had about 20 minutes left to get an ice cream and walk into a few shops. Our guide, Tony, was great. It was like having a built in comedian in the tour. We were laughing the entire drive. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He made the drive in between the stops seem so short. I think the longest drive was about an hour and a half, but it felt like thirty minutes. I usually fall asleep on long tour drives, but he kept us all awake and laughing. I would highly recommend this tour... And if I ever return to London, I would try to make sure I have the same guide. Everything was perfect. I don't have a single complaint.
This was my favorite part of our visit to England/London. The Roman baths were much more interesting than I had expected they would be. We actually didn't have that much time to wander around the town of Bath because we were at the Roman baths for so long. I would have liked to have spent some time in the Bath Cathedral, which I understand is beautiful. Lacock is an adorable English village. The cottages there are so quaint. The dinner that we had at the George Inn was wonderful. It's amazing that they can serve good quality food to 40 people at the same time. After we looked at a menu, the meal and beverage choices were phoned in by our guide, James, ahead of time. Our beverages were waiting for us on the counter when we arrived. These folks have things down to a science. Stonehenge was the most amazing part of the journey. Since James is an English Heritage guide, we were able to visit Stonehenge after normal park hours. We were also allowed into the inner circle, which was extraordinary. It was pouring when we arrived, but our considerate bus driver, Barry, loaned us his huge English umbrella. Eventually the rain let up for some photos. This tour ran like clockwork. I could not believe how accurate the schedule was. This tour was very well run and quite organized.
The very early start to this day was well worth it with our first view of Stonehenge. We were able to get up close and personal with the stones. Having a small group added to the atmosphere. The trip to Bath was extremely interesting. We had plenty of time to do the Roman Baths as well as look around the town before heading back to London
Better than being on the outside of the ropes!!
Booked through Viator, tour conducted by Evan Evans Tours. Incredible Tour!! David our tour guide was the best tour guide I have ever had. He is funny, smart, knowledgable and answers any questions you may have. Carlos our bus driver was Great also!
Windsor Castle is excellent! You get to go inside to see all the rooms and interior. Amazingly beautiful. This is where the Queen summers. David our tour guide tells you all the highlight spots to hit! If you have never been to Bath, you will fall in love with this city. The Roman Baths are great but the city is very small and beautiful. It feels like you are in England! Coming from the United States this is what I imagined England to be. I will be coming back to Bath for a multi day stay in the future. Stonehenge is Stonehenge! surreal being there! A site that everyone must see in person. You get chills walking up to it. Just magical. David does a great job telling you about everything plus more along the bus ride all day. Anything fun and interesting we drive by he comments on. David was born to give tours! He is incredible. I booked this towards the end of my trip. I would recommend booking this at the beginning of your trip. David and others give great restaurant, interesting spots, fun ideas to do while staying in London. Don't miss this tour, you will regret!
We were in London, Paris and Barcelona for 10 days, and this was the best tour of our trip. The tour guide was excellent, he new his material, well prepared. We had enough time to enjoy every stop.
The Roman Bath and the Salisbury Cathedral were also excellent. The best of the three was the Stonehenge....just as powerful and beautiful as I always pictured.
Thank you for a such of beautiful day.
Carmen LeVon, students, grandma and teacher of Wayne, New Jersey. USA
Perfect day trip to witness 3 of the most incredible sites in London. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the Roman Baths, the massive Castle at Windsor. The town is picturesque and the view are endless. What can I say besides book this trip! Stonehenge ROCKS!!
This tour was excellent - good itinerary and no time wasted in restaurants or shops. Having only 4 days in London, I was delighted to be able to see these 3 sights in a single day without sacrificing quality of experience, with the possible exception of the visit to Bath. This tour focuses on the Roman baths, which are arguably the most remarkable sight in Bath, but not the only sight of note in this interesting and beautiful town. Although we drove through the Circus, there was not a photo opportunity. Bath probably warrants more time - a full day at least to see everything of interest. However, since we did not have a day to spare, fitting it in on this tour was better than missing it completely. The bus was quite comfortable and the schedule reasonable. Of particular note was the tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable and interesting -- really knew his history and could convey it well. Also, his recommendation for other things to see in London was spot on. Based on this single experience, if needing a tour in the future I would choose Viator again.
A very enjoyable trip...well planned with well spaced stops. We started off seeing a few highlights of London on the way out of the city, the guide was very knowledgeable. Bath was amazing, we had enough time to see the main sites then have some excellent scones and tea at the Mad Hatters. The Roman Baths were extremely crowded, but this was peak tourist season so it is understandable.
Salisbury was a nice stop, there was a wedding at the Cathedral and the stop was long enough to walk around the building and area (I would have preferred more time at Stonehenge instead).
The last stop was Stonehenge, it was awesome to see the site (even in the wind driven rain), but I really would have enjoyed more time at this site. There was not enough time to listen to the audio guide provided, so you had to pick and choose the topics you most wanted to hear.
The Cornish Pasties at Stonehenge are very tasty and a nice bridge to dinner for the long ride back to London.
A very full, but well spaced day to see the Salisbury Plain and Bath areas.
We went on two Evan Evans day trips during our stay in London and I would highly recommend this tour! As we didn't have enough time to hire a car, this was perfect. You could easily spend an entire day at Windsor Castle and Bath so of course some more time would have been great, but we got to see the main areas of the attractions (eg Mary's Dolls House, State Apartments, Windsor Chapel, all of Roman Baths and Pulteney Bridge). Our tour guide (Saskia) was fantastic and gave a lot of interesting additional information that you wouldn't have if you travelled by yourself. She also pointed out that these tours can be a great 'taste-tester' and gave us information on how to make our way back to the areas if we were keen to see more.
Lori V USA
We booked this trip online before arriving in London. The day before, we called and they gave us a pickup hotel close to our hotel. We ended up being on the first of 4 buses out of Victoria Station for this lovely day of sightseeing it is a very popular tour. There was a lot packed into the day but we had enough time at each place to see the major sites. If you want to save some time at Windsor and see a bit more, you should pack a sandwich to bring with you for the day. Otherwise, there is a spot to quickly pick up something on the way back to the bus. There is no time to do the audio guide at Windsor so if you are into seeing every little detail, I recommend taking a train to Windsor for the day. We did catch the changing of the guard at 11am and it was well worth it and a lot less crowded than at Buckingham Palace. Bath was very interesting and we did pick up the audio guides there and had plenty of time to see the Roman Baths. Stonehenge was amazing and the 45 minute stop was perfect. Our tour guide was very good and gave us a lot of great information and history of the area. We would recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area!
Andrew R USA
The tour started off at Windsor Castle. We arrived there around 10am and were given 2 hours to tour the Castle. While it is not a lot of time, after reading reviews of this day trip on this website, I knew that to make the most of it we should keep moving. So we sort of hustled through the audio tour, skipping a good deal of it, but taking some time to get a good feel for the interior rooms of the Castle. We then caught a few minutes of the changing of the guard and then went into the church to see the sights there. We were just about running back to the bus and we left 2 people behind, but it was a great trip overall and I'm glad I did it. When leaving Windsor Castle, pick up a sandwich to go from E.A.T. and bring it back to the bus, thats your main meal of the day. Bath was a very nice little town, tons of little shops and cafes. There was a lot you could see in the Roman Baths, but after seeing the baths themselves, I didn't really need to hear about all of the little details, we took the extra time to wander the streets of town for a little bit. Then we had about 45 minutes at Stonehenge, which was plenty, take some pictures, wander around - good enough for me. Its a very long day, but it is relaxing to see the country side on the bus. If I had to guess I'd say it was about an hour from London to Windsor Castle, about 2 hours from there to Bath, an hour to Stonehenge, then maybe an hour and a half back to London.
Joann A USA
This was such a memorable experience for me and my husband. The Roman baths were just amazing, Lacock was such a beautiful and historical town, and Stonehenge... what a treat! To have the entire place to ourselves and to be able to cross the ropes and get up close and personal with the stones is something we will never forget. It was a gorgeous clear night so the sunset was perfect. Our tour guide Steve, I hope that everyone is lucky enough to have him! He is just superb. I feel in love with the city of London because of all the beauty he was able to point out. He told and showed us tons of historical information during the tour which made one really appreciate what we were experiencing and looking at. We would do this tour again and recommend it to anyone.
David C USA
The private viewing of Stonehenge is definitely the way to go. Being among the stones is great, especially when you see how far away the public generally has to stay. Guide was knowledgeable, and we kept to the timetable. Bath...well, you have enough time to see the Roman baths, which are cool, but nothing else in the town - it takes awhile to get in, even being in a tour. Lacock was a good way to end the day before the drive back to London. I've recommended this tour to several friends already.
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