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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

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 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

varunprithvi1484

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Mr. Doyal our Guide and Mr. Simon were phenomenal.
The trip was an unforgettable experience.

Aida B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Was amazing trip. Saw a lot. Tour guide was great.

Lindsey M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was wonderful! It certainly made for a full day, but worth it! In fact, I wish we would have had a bit more time at each stop. Our tour guide Jason was very knowledgeable and was very pleasant all day. The coach was very nice and clean. I definitely recommend this tour for those looking to get out of the city and see a bit of countryside. Stonehenge was stunning and Bath and Stratford were unique and offered plenty to do for the amount of time you had in each village.

Gina N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide, Magnus, was amazing!! He was very knowledgeable of the surrounding areas, and gave little tips, hints, and history along the way. Due to the trip already being 12 hours long, it's almost impossible to imagine spending any longer at the stops, but at times I found myself rushing through the attractions in the allotted amount of time given. If you are on a tight schedule though, during your vacation, and only have one day to spare to visit these amazing attractions, this is the perfect way to see everything. Can't recommend this trip highly enough!!

annettemayhossack

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A great way to see the sights when you only have a short time
A very well organised day

Gina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Good tour! It is a very long day350 miles and 11hours but well worth it because you get to see so much in one day! The tour company was very organized and got us going on time. Got to spend a good amount of time in each location and history was given to us prior to the arrival at each location. I would definitely recommend this tour to others

Smita P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Joined this tour from a central location - Victoria.
Wonderful long day combining 3 key locations. The drives were long but very scenic with excellent commentary from our guide I think his name was David, not just on the locations but on English history, royalty and way of life as well. Very enjoyable.

Enough time provided on all locations and we were able to get a glimpse of all key attractions.
If you have time, spend a night at Stratford with a show at the Swan! and Bath, we might do so next time.
But if you have only 1 day, this is absolutely recommended. I hope David will be your tour guide too!

Ali H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great guide. Very convenient. Also it covered a lot. After few booking with Viator, I yet to see a bad one : I am looking forward to my next one.

Mary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. The entire experience was outstanding.

Matthew T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

With such a short time allocated to staying in London we really wanted to explore the country side and we got it
Awesome tour fantastic tour guide and driver
Huge day but so worth seeing the country side of Cotswold and visiting bath and then onto Stonehenge

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