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From London: Stonehenge and Bath Private Full-Day Trip

1. From London: Stonehenge and Bath Private Full-Day Trip

Start your tour with pick-up at your London hotel. Then, take a seat in your vehicle and relax on the onward journey to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Bath. Make your first stop at the mysterious monument of Stonehenge. As you marvel at these millennia-old standing rocks, learn about the various theories for their function long ago.   Your second stop is Bath, the first city in England to become a UNESCO World Heritage site. See exquisite Roman and Georgian architecture, and tour the famous Roman baths fed by the city's natural hot springs. Then, visit the Pump Room, a neo-classical salon in which you can try a sip of Bath's waters. Next, explore the pretty streets as your private guide sheds light on over 2,000 years of Bath history — from the Roman era to today. Along the way, admire fine examples of Georgian architecture such as the famous 18th-century Royal Crescent. Learn how the city’s thermal waters attracted the Romans and stroll along original Roman streets.  Following your visit to Bath, head back to London to end your eventful day.

From Bath: Cotswolds Private Day Tour with Pickup

2. From Bath: Cotswolds Private Day Tour with Pickup

The day begins in Castle Combe, which is surely one of the most photographed villages in all of England. Little has changed here since the 15th century - no street lights or TV aerials. This mediaeval gem is famous for its picturesque cottages and babbling brook. Nestled in a wooded Cotswold valley, Castle Combe has been a favourite Hollywood filming location over the years for movies including War Horse, Stardust and Doctor Dolittle. The tour continues through the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty towards Bourton-on-the-Water. This idyllic village is famous for its honey-coloured stone houses and is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. Enjoy some free time as you wander along the River Windrush with its beautiful low footbridges. Explore the quaint local shops and maybe sample a local beverage. Nearby, Lower Slaughter was named the prettiest village in England in 2021 and it’s easy to see why. A location trapped in time, where wonderful photo opportunities await you amongst flower-draped cottages, romantic footbridges, and an idyllic water mill nestling on the banks of the River Eye. Maybe wander between Lower and Upper Slaughter (weather dependent). This tranquil corner of the Cotswolds countryside is like walking through a painting. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely lunch in the charming country inn, where you can sample local dishes and maybe treat yourself to a decadent cream tea. Thereafter, your journey continues on towards Tetbury, which is the home town of HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall. Discover more about its fascinating history as a market town, famous in the past for the local wool and yarn industry. Pop into some of the fabulous upmarket shops and maybe buy a souvenir from the famous Highgrove Shop. Walk down the Chipping Steps, an old entrance to the town and admire the picturesque weaver’s cottages. The centre of Tetbury is a conservation area and many buildings are hundreds of years old. Admire the architecture and enjoy the rarified feel of this pretty town. Journey back to the delightful Georgian City of Bath, where you will either be dropped off at your accommodation or in the centre of town. This will definitely be a day to remember.

Stonehenge: Secret England Curated Tour for 2-8

3. Stonehenge: Secret England Curated Tour for 2-8

After being collected from your door, you’ll learn first hand about the story of Stonehenge and its wider context. You will also have the opportunity to explore quiet, ancient villages and admire the ancient ruin itself. You'll find yourself immersed in the English countryside and enjoying the best of the famed English hospitality. The tour continues with a visit to an ancient country inn, where you have the opportunity to indulge in local cuisine cooked from ingredients fresh from the region. The day will conclude with an authentic cup of English tea in either a walled garden or a 750 year old pub, before you will be transported back to your accommodation in central Bath.

Bath Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

4. Bath Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once your booking has been received, you will be asked some questions to get to know you better. The right local will be selected for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides (lokafyers) are passionate about their city who love to meet travelers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in the city, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics, and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

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Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Booking Galahad Tours was the best decision we made on our trip- in fact, if we had more time, I would have booked Matt for a few more excursions! He was polite, friendly, and sooooo knowledgeable. The pace was perfect for our group (which included an 11-year-old boy) and we had a beautiful, leisurely day while fitting in everything we wanted to see. Highly recommend, and hope to come back and do it all over again. Thank you Matt!

Our guide Matthias picked us up at our hotel in Bath and spent hours guiding us through the Cotswolds. He was easygoing, knowledgeable of both the history and the geography, and patient as we wandered through the villages. There were other large tour groups in some of the villages and we were so glad we’d chosen a private tour guide. We’ll worth it. Highly recommend.

We really enjoyed our day in the Cotswolds with Matt of Galahad Tours. He picked us up on time and was a very knowledgeable about the area. Super friendly and ready to make adjustments for our interests.

Matt was a very gracious & informative guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the Cotswolds with him.

Nice laid back ,relaxing, and informative day. Denis and Vlad made it very enjoyable .