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Full-Day Tour of Salisbury and Stonehenge from Salisbury

Discover four of England’s historical highlights on a scenic full-day coach trip from Salisbury. See Salisbury's top landmarks and visit Salisbury Cathedral, home to a copy of the 1215 Magna Carta. Stop at Old Sarum, Salisbury’s Iron Age settlement, and travel through picturesque countryside and thatched villages to Stonehenge. After strolling around the UNESCO-listed stones and visitor center, break for a traditional pub lunch. Lastly, visit Amesbury, the UK's oldest continuous settlement, to discover its 21st-century sculpture, 'The Ancestor', and St Mary and St Melor Church.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Stonehenge, Salisbury & Cotswold villages tour from Bath

Swap Bath for a comprehensive day trip to Stonehenge, Salisbury, and Cotswold villages. This tour takes away the stress of planning an itinerary and figuring out public transport schedules by having a full schedule organized for you. Highlights include seeing Lacock National Trust village which was featured in Harry Potter, and visiting Stonehenge. You’ll also see the Cathedral City of Salisbury, and get a glimpse of the Magna Carta.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours

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Stonehenge inner circle tour from Bath with guided landscape walk

Step back thousands of years in time and be inspired by the magnificence of Stonehenge close up. These tours will take you inside Stonehenge with special access to the inner circle in the evening or early morning. Our expert guide will guide you on foot across the landscape surrounding Stonehenge (optional) for a unique insight into the our ancestors and recent archeological discoveries.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

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Stonehenge & Secret Somerset (from Bath for 2-8 adventurers)

Tick off a top England attraction and discover Somerset’s secret villages on this 8-hour tour of Stonehenge from Bath. In a small group limited to eight travelers, you’ll breeze past long lines, often in advance of one hour, at the UNESCO-listed Stonehenge before discovering the secluded villages and quaint countryside of Somerset. Listen to commentary enriched with literary and historical information, and enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Bath are included. 
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Jurassic Coast Experience full day trip

Take in the scenic landscape and top attractions of the Jurassic Coast on a full-day tour from Bournemouth to England’s first natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head to destinations around the Isle of Purbeck such as Sandbanks, Swanage, and Durlston Country Park, and have time to purchase lunch, visit Corfe Castle (optional at own expense), and explore Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove independently for several hours.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Rail Tours

Steam Train and Sea Cruise Adventure Including the Jurassic Coast from Poole

See the sights of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast by boat, then hop on a heritage steam strain to explore the countryside between Swanage and Norden. The 5-hour experience starts with a cruise from Pool Quay, taking in sights of Brownsea Island, Sandbanks, and, of course, the UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast. Stop at the Victorian pier of Swanage for a walk along the beach to the railway, enjoy a hop-on hop-off ride by old-fashioned steam train, then cruise back to Poole.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Stonehenge, Avebury, and West Kennet Long Barrow in One Day from Salisbury

Visit all of England’s UNESCO-listed Neolithic monuments in one day on a full-day tour from Salisbury. Designed to delight travelers interested in history, this tour covers the mysterious Neolithic stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury, Silbury Hill burial mound, and West Kennet Long Barrow, all UNESCO World Heritage sites. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Full-Day London Tour From Bournemouth

Few cities are as iconic as London and this full-day tour from Bournemouth offers an ideal introduction to the British capital. Enjoy round-trip coach transport, a 1.5-hour walking tour, and free time to explore independently, and marvel at landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and the London Eye.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Full-Day Stonehenge and Avebury Tour from Glastonbury

On this full-day tour from Glastonbury, you’ll see the world-famous Stonehenge, plus several other landmarks that are also rich in history and mysticism. Following pickup from your area accommodation, travel via comfortable coach to Stonehenge. After a hearty pub lunch, continue to Avebury—the largest Neolithic stone circle in Europe—before visiting the pyramid-like mound at Silbury Hill. As you go, your guide will share facts and stories about these one-of-a-kind monuments.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Cotswold Villages and Countryside Day Trip from Bath

With meandering country lanes that wrap around limestone hills, the Cotswolds is a stunning region but it’s also one that’s tricky to navigate if you don’t have transport. With this day trip from Bath, you’ll explore the quaint stone villages with a private guide, discovering highlights such as Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water with ease. You’ll have plenty of free time and you’ll even be back in Bath in time for dinner.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Archaeologist-led Stonehenge, Salisbury and Avebury Small Group tour from London

History lovers won’t want to miss out on this action-packed day out that covers the stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury plus the tombs at West Kennet Long Barrow, with expert guidance from an archaeologist. Besides unique insights into the long-lost culture that created those iconic monuments, discover two of the region’s most historic cities: Bath and Salisbury.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

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Bath full day trip

Forget about public transport and instead opt for a full-day excursion to the beautiful city of Bath, complete with round-trip transportation and onboard commentary from your driver-guide. Upon arrival, benefit from a brief guided tour before enjoying the opportunity to sightsee further at your own pace, ideal for travelers looking for a more laidback, customizable experience.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Spectacular West Cornwall Highlights Luxury Private Tour from Cornwall

Take in the wild coastal scenery of Cornwall and explore one of Britain’s best beach towns on this private full-day tour. Visit the magnificent island monastery of St Michael's Mount; journey to the southernmost tip of the UK at Land's End, and visit Botallack, famous as a filming location of BBC TV series Poldark. Your itinerary can be tailored to your preferences, so perhaps spend time sightseeing in St Ives, visit the Tate Gallery or tuck into a classic Cornish Pasty (own expense).
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Bath - (Half Day) Walking Tour - Blue Badge guide

The tour will:- be delivered by the UK's only qualified tourist guides - the internationally respected BLUE BADGE registered / fully insured / Institute of Tourist Guiding qualified guides.- ensure the clients will take away a complete understanding of the tour location, including how it fits into the history and geography of the UK as a whole.- be informative, interesting, appropriately entertaining!- OPTIONAL: Roman Baths express entry / skip the queue tickets, normally available at £30 per person (to use after the walking tour)
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Day Trips

Cardiff and Wales Day Trip from Bournemouth

Discover the Welsh capital on a day trip from Bournemouth, and see all the main sights including the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly of Wales. The coastal port city is rich in cultural heritage and you'll hear its stories as you explore with a guide. Check out local landmarks such as Cardiff Castle and Bute Park with its landscaped parkland and a mini Stonehenge. After a tour, you'll have ample free time to explore, or shop for souvenirs in the Victorian arcades.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Cultural Tours

'Guilty Pleasures' food and drink tour of Bath

Visit some of Bath’s most skilled culinary artisans—and view the city's UNESCO-listed scenery as you go—on this small-group walking tour. With a maximum of 10 attendees, this food-themed tour offers a personal way to explore the city and its delicious highlights. Meet your guide in central Bath, and head out on a walking tour of numerous different eateries. Be sure to come hungry: you’ll enjoy upwards of eight different nibbles, alongside non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be plenty of time to shop and pick up culinary gifts as you go.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Cultural Tours

Cambridge Day Trip from Bournemouth

Swap the sights of Bournemouth for the history of Cambridge with a day trip to the elegant university city. With a guide, you'll tour some of the most interesting university buildings along with several churches and museums. Watch the punters as you stroll along the River Cam and learn about football history with a visit to Parker's Piece, before enjoying free time to explore.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours
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Oxford- City of Dreaming Spires Tour from Bournemouth

Save time compared to the coach and money compared to the train on this cost-effective day trip to Oxford, the “City of Dreaming Spires”. Travel directly to the heart of Oxford, then soak up the history on a walking tour of the city’s signature attractions. Enjoy time to explore museums, historic colleges, and parks before returning to Bournemouth.
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  • 11 hours
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Private Day Trips

Day Trip to Stonehenge from Central London in Private Vehicle

Stonehenge, the mysterious and UNESCO-listed stone circle, is a must-see attraction during any visit to England. Travel to the prehistoric monument with ease on a 6-hour self-guided tour including private round-trip transport. Following pickup from your central London hotel, you’ll travel in a private, premium vehicle and explore the 5,000-year-old monument at your own pace. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

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The Hidden Cotswolds & the Making of England (from Bath for 2-8 adventurers)

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds represent the picturesque tranquility of the English countryside. Don’t worry about finding your own way there: this small-group tour makes it easy to explore the region. See charming villages, visit historical churches and stately homes, enjoy lunch in a traditional country pub, and otherwise soak up the ambiance of this one-of-a-kind destination. Round-trip transit from Bath is included for your convenience.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private South Wales Day Trip from Bath

Spend a day in South Wales with your own private guide, and discover the history-steeped sights just beyond the English border. After leaving Bath, you’ll travel over the Severn Bridge to visit Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey, and Caerphilly Castle, along with your choice of Monmouth or Raglan Castle. Entrance fees are at your own expense, but your driver-guide provides all the background info and assistance you need for a hassle-free day out in Wales.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Salisbury, Stonehenge, and Avebury in One Day from Salisbury

Pack in more of south England’s attractions in less time on a full-day tour from Salisbury. Perfect for history buffs, the excursion visits the medieval Salisbury Cathedral, home to the iconic Magna Carta, and Stonehenge, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of England’s most famous landmarks. See, too, the Neolithic stone circles of Avebury and the prehistoric Silbury Hill. Upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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2 Day Best of the South West Tour

Departing from Bournemouth, join us as we tour the very best the west has to offer! 2 full days sightseeing the south coast. Firstly we head to the Jurassic Coast visiting Durlston Park, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Castle, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Weymouth, Abbotsbury, Broadchurch & Westbay! A truly unique Jurassic Experience!We then head to your booked accommodation in Exeter. After you have been dropped off at your preferred booked accommodation, you have free time to explore the ancient city of Exeter. Dating back to the Roman era, the Exeter City Walls surround its centre and Gothic Exeter Cathedral. Day 2 we travel north to Glastonbury, home of the world renowned Glastonbury Festival, climb the renowned Glastonbury Tor, long associated with King Arthur. Stonehenge is next, marvel at the 5000 year old stones and how did they get there? It's then a stop at Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta before heading back to Bournemouth. This really is the best of the South West!
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Blenheim Palace and The Cotswolds Day Trip from Bournemouth

Swap Bournemouth for a day at UNESCO-listed Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds with a guide. Allowing you to visit two of England’s must-see sites in one convenient trip, the excursion includes transport from central Bournemouth plus your palace admission fee to save you time when you get there. Visit Blenheim, the family home of Sir. Winston Churchill, at your own pace, then travel to Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the prettiest Cotswold villages, for lunch and free time to explore.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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