Meet your guide and air-conditioned vehicle in Victoria in central London. Sit back and enjoy the views as you travel westward out of the city toward the Thames-side town of Windsor, the home of Windsor Castle.
On arrival to this history-steeped town, enjoy a guided walking tour of the cobbled streets and medieval buildings, enjoying their charms in the quiet and reduced traffic of Boxing Day.
See where William Shakespeare lived when he penned The Merry Wives of Windsor, and view Charles I’s execution warrant, signed by Oliver Cromwell. Pass Sir Christopher Wren’s Guildhall, and take in impressive views of Windsor Castle as your guide shares insights into its history.
Then, take a stroll around the perimeter of this fairy-tale-like palace-fortress, one of the world’s oldest functioning castles, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II.
After a scrumptious English fish-and-chip lunch, drive on through Runnymede, where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215, before traveling southwest toward Stonehenge.
Head inside the attraction, and marvel at the 4,500-year-old circle of stone monoliths. Learn how and why the circle is believed to have been built from your guide, and after taking in this world-famous prehistoric monument, continue by road to Bath.
Famed for its 18th-century Georgian architecture and natural hot springs, this glorious southwestern spa town boasts Roman roots and is considered perhaps the most beautiful of England’s towns.
Savor your first glimpses of Bath’s honey-stoned terraces, and enjoy a combined walking and bus tour of its highlights. Among other sights, admire the celebrated Royal Crescent and Circus—three curving terraces of Georgian townhouses—and Pulteney Bridge, the graceful stone bridge that spans the River Avon above a trickling weir.
Afterward, relax on your ride back to London, where your tour finishes near Victoria train station.
Please note: Windsor Castle and Bath’s Roman Baths are closed on Boxing Day.