01 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday, Wednesday & FridayDuration
Approx. 12-13 hoursStart time
At the entrance to Gloucester Road tube station.
Meeting Point Details: Just outside the exit to Gloucester Road tube station.
Arriving by tube: Take the tube to Gloucester Road and exit the station. Your guide will be waiting for you with a sign immediately upon exit.
GPS Coordinates: 51.49431209454398, -0.18247942327877809
Link to Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/7EPnQ
Please arrive at the specified meeting point ready for a prompt departure. We recommend you to consult a map before leaving for the meeting point.
Gloucester Road tube station
The Stonehenge, Bath and the Cotswolds tour from London will take you to the beautiful historic places of western England. Explore the ancient and mysterious Stonehenge, the scenic city of Bath and enjoy an authentic English lunch in the quintessential English region of the Cotswolds.
This one-day tour includes all sightseeing and entrance fees. An expert guide will accompany you throughout the day, bringing the sites to life with interesting commentary on each site. This insider knowledge will be delivered via an audio headset, so that you don’t miss out on anything. All the transport will be conducted in a comfortable, private air-conditioned coach.
From ancient archaeological marvels to the home of Jane Austen; learn about the history, mystery, romance and literature of these English sites. This tour is designed for travellers who truly want to invest a good amount of time to understanding each locale.
Don’t just point-and-look or drive-by these picture-perfect sites, take this comprehensive trip to discover the intriguing English countryside in all its glory.
Your day trip from London will start from Gloucester Road tube station, where you will meet your guide and board an air-conditioned coach. Leave the city behind and visit some of the most enduring landmarks of England.
Your first stop will be at the magnificent Georgian town of Bath. Developed mainly in the 18th century, Bath is an elegant city with beautiful Georgian buildings dotting the landscape. For six years it was home to author Jane Austen, with two of her famous novels – Persuasion and Northanger Abbey - set in Bath.
After a short coach ride, your guide will lead you on a walking tour, pointing out the major highlights and most beautiful parts of the city. You can enjoy free time to explore on your own. Visit the Roman Baths, constructed in 70 AD as a grand bathing and socializing complex and watch as the steam rises from the natural, bubbling hot springs. Literary lovers may also like to visit the Jane Austen Centre to learn more about this note-worthy author’s life and work. After that, you will board the coach and head out into the lush English countryside.
Your next stop is the beautiful Cotswold village of Castle Combe, voted the prettiest village in England. Castle Combe is a quintessential English village, typical of the Cotswold district. Stroll through the village where time has stood still and marvel at the homes built of local honey-coloured stone.
Following this, you can then enjoy an authentic English lunch in one of the Cotswolds’ beautiful historic pubs.
Next, you’ll head to the beautiful village of Lacock. Protected by the National Trust, Lacock dates back to the 13th century. Visit the charming hamlet and its restaurants, pubs, shops and cobblestone crannies, all of which are so well preserved that it feels like you are stepping back in time. These places have been featured in many popular films including Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter.
Continue your journey through the English countryside to the final destination of your tour, Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world. This amazing and still somewhat incomprehensible site is believed to have been built between 3000 and 2000 BC. The prehistoric stone circle and its surroundings are a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, having recently been restored back to its original unaltered landscape.
A small train will take you to the New Visitor Center, situated just a short distance from Stonehenge. See the huge monoliths, and ponder how they were put together and what they were used for. Your guide will explain the research and theories behind this amazing site, assisting you in understanding one of England’s greatest archaeological mysteries.
Ending your spectacular day in the English countryside at Stonehenge, you will return to London in an air-conditioned coach, arriving with enough time to enjoy an evening in the lively capital.
Gratuities to guides providing excellent service are appreciated.
Please inform us in advance of the tour of any special dietary requirements.
This service ends at Gloucester Road tube station around 7:30pm - 8:00pm
It is imperative to arrive promptly at the meeting point, at least 15 minutes prior to departure time, in order for our representative to provide train tickets and accompany you to your seats on the train. Late arrivals will not be eligible for a refund.
Our local guides will have a City Wonders sign with the name of the tour at the meeting point for easy recognition.
Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.
We are unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on the group tour.
From April 2017, lunch will not be provided in this tour.
Really had a great time. David was a fantastic guide and gave a of great information. Would highly recommend this trip....John Russell