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London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour

1. London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour

This full-day tour is a must-do excursion for all visitors to London. Get to see the famous Windsor Castle, the mysterious stone circle of Stonehenge, and the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Transport by coach and guided tours at all locations are included. Start at Windsor Castle, home to the Royal Family for 900 years. It is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Visit the magnificent State Apartments, still used for state occasions and Royal receptions. Explore the castle grounds and the 14th-Century St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England and a burial place of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. Continue through the Wiltshire countryside to Stonehenge. Shrouded in mystery, the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England. Head west to Bath, a beautiful Georgian city with handsome honey-colored architecture and the famous Roman baths. Enjoy a panoramic tour of some of Europe’s finest architectural sights, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms, and Pulteney Bridge. Choose the option to explore the Roman Baths, built around thermal springs, which have been supplying water for over 2,000 years.

London: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, and Roman Baths Day Trip

2. London: Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath, and Roman Baths Day Trip

Explore several top highlights around London on this bus day trip from London. Experience the elegance of Windsor Castle, unlock the mysteries of Stonehenge and admire the Georgian architecture in the city of Bath. Visit a well-preserved Roman Bathhouse. Windsor Castle Fans of the Royal family will be in their element! Steeped in history, visit the home of Queen Elizabeth II and enjoy a through-the-keyhole experience of the world’s largest and oldest castle. Enjoy the spectacular State Apartments at your leisure and marvel at its lavishly furnished surroundings. Used for State occasions to this day, be a part of where these regal traditions take place whilst admiring world-renowned artworks. Visit St. George’s chapel, where the tombs of numerous kings and queens reside, notably Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House – be amazed by the magnitude and intricate design of the world’s most famous Dolls’ House. Mysterious Stonehenge Wander around the world heritage site and be captivated by the unique rock formation! Situated on Salisbury Plain, 40-ton rocks stand alone since their arrival 5,000 years ago. Abundance of theories surround Stonehenge; from a religious temple to an astronomical clock and even a Bronze Age burial ground! Decide for yourself whilst discovering the history of this mysterious monument. Bath Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, Bath was the first city in England to be designated an UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the gorgeous 15th century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture, and the romantic Pulteney Bridge. Roman Baths Famed for its Roman Baths, Bath houses the best preserved Roman Spa from the ancient world. Miraculously hidden from view until the 1870’s, delve into the history of this magical monument and admire its architectural splendor.  Arrival time back in London is at approximately 07:45 PM.

London: Windsor Castle, Bath, & Stonehenge Full-Day Bus Trip

3. London: Windsor Castle, Bath, & Stonehenge Full-Day Bus Trip

Visit Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath on this day trip in an air-conditioned bus from London. Explore the residence of the English monarchy at Windsor Caste and try to unlock the secrets of Stonehenge for yourself. Admire Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge in the city of Bath.  The first stop on this full-day tour is the historic town of Windsor where you’ll visit the Queen’s favorite weekend retreat — Windsor Castle. The Castle, dating from Norman times, features a prominent turreted Round Tower. It sits atop a wooded hill on the banks of the Thames River, in the midst of lovely landscaped grounds. Have a “through-the-keyhole” look at the Castle’s State Apartments and paintings by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci that hang there. A visit to St. George’s Chapel is also on your tour. The Chapel is the final resting place of King Henry VIII and other monarchs. Before you leave Windsor, you’ll see Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, a residence in miniature, complete with electricity, running water, working lifts, and even bottles of wine. The iconic and ancient monument of Stonehenge is your second stop on the tour. Your first sight of Stonehenge will be of the monolithic rocks rising up from Salisbury Plain. There have been many theories over the ages about this mysterious 5,000-year old formation. You may end up with a theory of your own to add to the speculation.  The city of Bath lines the sloping banks of the Avon River. This was England’s first city to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the 15th-century Bath Abbey and also Pulteney Bridge, which was based on the design of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. You’ll see stunning examples of Georgian architecture and have enough free time in Bath to explore on your own. After a full and memorable day, you will arrive in London at the end of your tour at approximately 8:00 PM.

London: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath and Lacock Day Tour

4. London: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath and Lacock Day Tour

Explore historic attractions in the West of England on this full day bus trip from London. Stop at at Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, village of Lacock and the city of Bath. Savor local flavors with a traditional pub lunch. Be picked up from the centrally-located meeting point in London. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus to Windsor Castle, home to the English royals for more than 900 years. Perched high above the River Thames, the castle holds royal secrets from the days of William the Conqueror to the current Queen. Discover the largest continuously occupied castle in the world as you admire splendor of St. Georges Chapel and the sumptuous State Apartments. Drive to Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain and learn the mysteries of the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years, but it still confounds historians and archaeologists to this day. Try to unlock some of its secrets for yourself at the new Visitor Centre. Journey to the picturesque National Trust village of Lacock. Stroll down the town's cottage-lined cobbled streets. See for yourself why is is used for film shoots for productions like “Harry Potter.” Enjoy hearty English lunch in a 14th-century pub. Make your way to the city of Bath which is full of Georgian architecture in crescents and terraces. Have free time to visit Bath Abbey and the romantic Pulteney Bridge, or to purchase tea in the historic Pump Rooms, while being serenaded by a string quartet. Return to the meeting point in London at the end of your tour.

London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath Day Trip

5. London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath Day Trip

Explore Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and the Roman Baths on this day trip from London. Have the option to pick a tour to just Stonehenge or to visit all three attractions on this bus tour. Board the bus at a centrally-located meeting point in London. Sit back relax on the drive to Windsor Castle. Uncover over 900 years of royal history in Windsor Castle, which is perched high above the River Thames, just outside of London. Walk through the past residence of William the Conqueror and the current residence of the Queen. See monarchs have left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. Admire splendor of St. George's chapel and the sumptuous state apartments. Continue to the city of Bath, another world heritage site. Drive through this Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces, and architecture. Following a panoramic tour of the city, visit Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge, where the river Avon cascades over the dam. Have the option to shop, explore the area, take an afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to the string quartet, or venture to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago on Britain's only natural hot water spring. Make your way to Stonehenge, the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. View this World Heritage site which stands alone in a vast, empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years. Since then, it has become a symbol of paganism, and spiritual worship. Unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

6. Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape of the west of England on a 10-hour tour from London, and learn about the rich heritage of its pagan past and royal history in Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath. Departing from central London, drive west to the monoliths of Stonehenge, which have confounded people for over 5,000 years. Having baffled historians and archeologists as to how it was built, your guide will explain some of the theories. Continue to the market town of Salisbury, best known for its 13th-century cathedral. Built during the reign of Henry III, it boasts the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom at 404 feet (123 meters), and is one of the finest examples of early Gothic English architecture. Marvel at the Magna Carta, the famous agreement made between King John and his barons at Runnymede in 1215, and now housed in the Chapter House. Then, drive to Bath on the slopes of the River Avon. Explore the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gorgeous 15th-century Abbey, stunning Georgian architecture and romantic Pulteney Bridge - modeled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence - are all sights to linger at. You will be free to explore on your own, with plenty of time for tea at the Pump Rooms, or a visit to the Jane Austen Centre. Explore Royal history with a visit to the queen's official residence, Windsor Castle: witness the changing tastes in decor of the State Apartments over centuries of monarchs living there; see paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci and Rembrandt; admire Queen Mary's dolls house, the most famous dolls house in the world; and see St George's Chapel, the final resting place for several monarchs.

Cornwall 2-Day King Arthur Tintagel and Boscastle Tour

7. Cornwall 2-Day King Arthur Tintagel and Boscastle Tour

Discover the legend of King Arthur and his wife Guinevere on a 2-day sightseeing tour of Cornwall, visiting the historic castle of Tintagel, source of the fabled Arthur’s Stone. Enjoy hikes across Dartmoor and along the banks of the wild Dart River, and imagine pixies, faeries, and wizards lurking among the woodland. Day 1: Drive from Glastonbury to Dartmoor to visit 2 parts of the wild Dart River in the remains of the ancient Dartmoor Forest. At Dartmeet there is a very old bridge made of large slabs of local stone that look megalithic. Stop off at an old hunting lodge for lunch. Then, visit Wistmans Woods to walk among miniature oak trees and large boulders, where it’s not hard to imagine pixies and faeries hiding. Next, visit the small church of Brentor, situated on a rocky hill dedicated to St. Michael, and connected to the Michael ley line. Day 2: Start today with a tour of Tintagel. Go to King Arthur's Great Halls to meet, greet, and connect with the legendary monarch. Continue to Tintagel Castle and Merlin's Cave for a guided meditation. Savor a traditional Cornish pasty for lunch. In the afternoon, you will walk the coastal path to Rocky Valley to sit and connect with the Bronze Age labyrinths. Continue to St. Nectan's Glen, staying until dusk to capture the mystical atmosphere. While there, join a ceremony to tune into the goddess, before walking home along the cliffs, hopefully serenaded by a wonderful sunset.

Stonehenge, Windsor & Bath Small-Group Day Trip from London

8. Stonehenge, Windsor & Bath Small-Group Day Trip from London

Travel through the history of England on a full-day tour that takes in Royal towns, ancient archaeological marvels, and the home of Jane Austen. Spend a delightful day in the English countryside exploring the Queen's favorite retreat of Windsor, the magnificent Georgian town of Bath, beautiful rolling hills, and much more. Depart London and head to Windsor which is dominated by the Castle and favored by the British monarchy since medieval times. You can buy a ticket and visit the castle during your stop here, or stay with your guide and explore this quaint river town, famed as the setting for Shakespeare’s play “The Merry Wives of Windsor." It also has the shortest street in England and is the only town in England with a clock embedded in the pavement so you have no reason to be late for your next bus journey to Bath. This strangely-named town was founded by the Romans on the site of a thermal spring, Bath has been a fashionable town for centuries. Your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the major highlights, including some of the lovely Georgian terraces of the city center. Then, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Visit the Roman Baths, or go to the Jane Austen Center to learn about the author’s life and work. Continue to Stonehenge, one of the Wonders of the world. The pre-historic stone circle and its surroundings is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has recently been restored back to its original unaltered landscape.  Your guide will explain the research and theories behind the mysterious site to help you understand one of England’s greatest archaeological enigmas.

From London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath

9. From London: Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath

Discover some of the most stunning spots in the west of England on a brilliant day trip from London. Visit the Queen's favorite palace, investigate the mysteries of the standing stone circle at Stonehenge, take a walking tour of the city of Bath, and enjoy a photo stop at the picturesque village of Lacock! Head to Windsor Castle, perched proudly on a lush wooded hill overlooking the River Thames. Dating back to Norman times, the fortress features landscaped gardens and a turreted Round Tower. Peek inside the lavish State Apartments and see priceless works of art by Rembrandt and Da Vinci. Visit St. George’s Chapel to experience the atmospheric final resting place of Henry VIII. Be amazed by the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, complete with working lifts, running water, electricity and miniature wine bottles!  Then, continue to Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, and marvel at the view of the monolithic rocks as they rise up from the landscape. Theories abound about the stone circle and its former use, from the belief that is was a religious temple or astronomical clock, to the notion that it was a Bronze Age burial ground. Make up your own mind as you explore the unique landmark that has stumped the world for 5,000 years.  Travel through the quaint English village of Lacock, and admire its cobbled streets and historical buildings set against an unspoiled landscape. Get off the coach to stretch your legs during a quick photo stop. Then, drive to the historic city of Bath, beautifully situated on the banks of the River Avon. Take a walking tour to see the 15th century Bath Abbey, the romantic Pulteney Bridge (modelled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence), the famous Georgian architecture and more.  Return to London and get dropped off at approximately 08:00 PM, subject to the traffic.

From London: Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath Private Car Tour

10. From London: Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath Private Car Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in central London and first travel to Windsor Castle. Visit the ancestral home of the British Royal family, which has served as a royal residence for more than 900 years. Marvel at the splendor of the State Apartments, the grandest apartments in England, where paintings by Van Dyck and Rubens hang from the walls and the ceilings are painted with elaborate, magnificent murals. Step inside St George’s Chapel, where HRH Prince Harry married Ms. Meghan Markle and the tombs of prominent previous monarchs are located, including Henry VIII and Charles I. Admire colorful display of typical British pageantry that takes place every morning at the Changing the Guard ceremony, where the handover of duties between guards to the Queen takes place. Continue the tour with a trip to Stonehenge. Step back 5,000 years in time to prehistoric Britain as your guide helps bring the history of this fascinating monument to life. Learn more about who built this ancient monument and the theories regarding its purpose. Explore the exhibition center, and discover 250 ancient objects on display. Finally, travel to the historic city of Bath, originally built as a place of well-being and relaxation by the Romans when they first arrived in Britain. Embark on a walking tour of the city and see buildings and landmarks where the ancient meets the contemporary world. Afterward, return to London.

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Our tour guide, Bruce and driver, Amrish were superb! Bruce was incredibly knowledgeable about London, as well as all three places we visited. Highly recommend! Be sure to look into how long you’re at each stop. We did our research and knew exactly what to expect, and we were not disappointed at all!

Simon and Rad were awesome! The tour was well organized and Simon was highly entertaining and gave an amusing and thorough history of each site for the length of the tour. It’s a fast paced day but worth it! Bath was our favorite stop but Windsor and Stonehenge were also fascinating.

Perfect outing for the whole family. Our tour guide and driver were absolutely fantastic! It was a highlight tour and we would love to have had a little mote time at Windsor and poking around Bath but not the fault of the tour. Lived it!! Highly recommend this!!!!

This was an amazing and super enjoyable tour. We got so much done, and learned so much about history and the sights while not feeling all that rushed. Thank you Patricia (guide) and Marek (driver) for your efforts.

The guide and the bus driver are amazing, the trip was very good, we went to the main points of the place. I would like to go back and stay longer in the cities.