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Bath: City Boat Trip and Walking Tour

1. Bath: City Boat Trip and Walking Tour

Enjoy an informed, leisurely overview of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath. Discover the city's main sights on both a river cruise and a guided walking tour with a local guide. Meet at Bath Quays on the riverside in central Bath. Be greeted by your skipper and guide to start your unique land and water tour. Begin with a river cruise along the River Avon, taking in sights such as the Half Penny Bridge, St. John's Church, Bath Abbey, Parade Gardens, Pulteney Bridge, the Weir, and the Mill. Once back at the mooring, take a short 50-minute walking tour with a crew member. Get an overview of Bath's rich history and learn how to orientate yourself within the city. The tour includes the main sights of the Roman Baths, The Abbey, Guildhall, the Ancient City Wall, the Theatre Royal, and Queens Square. There won't be time to enter the sights, but you will be able to explore these on your own at the tour's conclusion. The tour includes a kid's quiz to help keep them entertained on the walking tour.

Bath: Tootbus Bath Discovery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

2. Bath: Tootbus Bath Discovery Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Enjoy some of the finest architecture Europe has to offer on a hop-on hop-off tour of Bath. See the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey, and more. Immerse yourself in the unique charm of Bath on two separate specially-designed tours that will take you to all of the major tourist attractions. Step off the bus for a visit to the Roman Baths or the Theatre Royal. Snap some amazing pictures at Pulteney Bridge, one of the most picturesque spots in the city. Explore the other side of the Avon River on the Skyline Tour and get amazing views of Bath from its outskirts. See Prior Park Landscape Gardens, the University of Bath, and the American Museum.

Bath: Short Orientation Walking Tour

3. Bath: Short Orientation Walking Tour

Experience a unique perspective of this World Heritage City on foot, perfect for families and those who prefer shorter tours. This 50-minute central city walking tour will give you an overview of Bath’s rich history and attractions — without the boring bits.  There is also a fun photo quiz for the kids. Your savvy guides will not leave you in the past, with an insider's view on what is hot in Bath today so you can make the most of your visit. The tour will include the main sights of the Roman Baths, the Abbey, Guildhall, Ancient City Wall, Theatre Royal and Queens Square.  This tour is ideal for those who are looking for an informed, leisurely overview of the city with local and friendly hosts.

From London: Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village Day Trip

4. From London: Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village Day Trip

Depart London and travel by luxury minibus to the ancient city of Bath, inhabited for around 2,000 years and full of beautiful Georgian architecture. Visit the famous Roman Baths from the days of the Roman Empire, and admire Bath Abbey. Get plenty of free time to wander around at your own pace. Enjoy lunch at your own expenses, and then travel deeper into rural Wiltshire to the village of Lacock, famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings, and role as a television and film location site. Visit the abbey in woodland grounds and look closer at its fascinating architectural styles. Continue to the pretty village of Avebury, and wander around the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world. Feel the history around you as you explore the mysterious monuments. 

Bath Self-Guided Mystery: The Prince's Stolen Statue

5. Bath Self-Guided Mystery: The Prince's Stolen Statue

Turn the historic streets of Bath into an exciting outdoor escape room with The Mystery of the Prince's Stolen Statue. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour as you solve the clues, eliminate the suspects, and unmask the mysterious thief behind Bath's most daring robbery. The story starts on August 12, 1812, when the cream of Georgian society was invited to the city of Bath to attend the grandest social event of the decade, the Prince Regent’s 50th birthday party. As a centerpiece for this lavish party, the mayor of Bath planned to present a very special birthday gift to the prince: a priceless golden statue that had recently been uncovered beneath the city’s ancient streets. However, on the night of the party, as the city’s mayor removed the veil, onlookers were stunned to see that the statue had been stolen and replaced by a humble cabbage. As you solve the clues and unravel the mystery, discover Bath's hidden history, visit its most atmospheric taverns, and soak up legendary stories of the city's most notorious characters and places.

From London: Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury Day Trip

6. From London: Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury Day Trip

Mystical Stonehenge You'll never forget your first glimpse of spectacular Stonehenge, its monolithic rocks rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Hill. Theories abound about the mysterious rock formation. Was it intended as a religious temple? An astronomical clock? A Bronze Age burial ground? Salisbury Sample the splendor of Salisbury! Soaring into the skyline, the spire of Salisbury Cathedral stands at an astounding 123m (404ft)! Erected 800 years ago, the revolutionary spire is considered one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. Delve into the charms of the bustling market at your leisure. Bath Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, beautiful Bath was the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The gorgeous 15th century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture, the romantic Pulteney Bridge, modeled on Florence's Ponte Vecchio, are all sights to linger on in the memory of your day. Explore the delights of Bath at your leisure. Windsor  Windsor is a stunning English town, rich in history and located on the River Thames. The town is famed for its royal connections, and is home to Windsor Castle which is the queen’s official residence. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside, it has a diverse mix of history, culture and heritage so is well worth visiting while in the UK.  This tour will finish at approximately 8:00 PM in London.

From Bath: Private Wells and Cheddar Gorge Trip with Pickup

7. From Bath: Private Wells and Cheddar Gorge Trip with Pickup

The drive into Somerset from Bath will sweep you through the picturesque scenery of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In Wells, enjoy a private walking tour of the historic centre. The city, which can be traced back to Roman times, takes its name from the freshwater springs which continue to well up in the gardens of the moated Bishop’s residence. This magnificent early English Gothic Style Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals” and is famous for its scissor arches, clock, stunning chapter house and stained-glass windows. Adjoining the Cathedral is Vicars’ Close, a charming cluster of houses frozen in time from the 14th C and believed to be the oldest residential street left in England. The mediaeval palace has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for more than 800 years. Walk over the beautiful moat and drawbridge, where you might catch the resident swans ringing a bell for lunch as they have done for generations. After lunch the tour will continue towards Cheddar Gorge, which is one of England’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes that boasts the highest inland limestone cliffs in the UK. As far back as the late Middle Ages, local cheese makers used caves in the towering cliffs of Cheddar Gorge as natural refrigerators. Visit the only cheese maker left in the village and discover how their award-winning cheeses are still made in the traditional way. Savour a selection of authentic cheddar cheese, as it should taste. Stroll through the 17th C. village of Cheddar with its gift shops full of local goods and produce. Maybe indulge in a delicious cream tea, or a pint of local cider. The water mills and cottages have long since been converted into enticing shops and quaint tea rooms. Stunning panoramic views await you from the top of the gorge cliffs, where you can appreciate some of the local flora and fauna if you choose to walk up the path. This 20/25 minute uphill hike is only suitable for those with moderate fitness and sturdy footwear must be worn. It’s well worth the effort and it isn’t a race!

Bath: Silent Disco Guided Walking Tour

8. Bath: Silent Disco Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy the highlights of the beautiful city of Bath with some brilliant tunes from throughout the decades, designed to put an irresistible spring in your step.  Start the tour at Bath Ale House and get kitted out with high-tech headphones. Wearing these will mean that however big your moves are, you can hear both the tunes and the informative commentary of your guide during your tour through this stunning city. Set off past the Weir, Bath Abbey and Abbey Green on a circular tour route which ends back at the start point.  The tour runs in all weather so bring a hooded raincoat if it’s wet, but don’t let that dampen your enthusiasm as the tour operator invites you to wear glitter, color, and costumes. Your guides will be dressed up so come prepared for the party. If you are organizing a special event such as a birthday or bachelorette party, upgrade to the Private Tour option for an exclusive group experience for between 10-28 participants.

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What people are saying about Somerset

We had a brilliant experience with the City Boat Trip and Walking Tour very welcoming and accommodating. The trip on the boat was lovely, Paul and his team are very informative and all the highlights that can be seen from the boat were pointed out to us, it was great to hear the stories and the history of the river and have all our questions answered. The selection of beverages available on board were also impressive! Annabelle who led the walking tour was fantastic she had a wealth of historical knowledge of the area and made it fun for all ages from 8 to 65. Was great to see the parts of the City that we wouldn't have necessarily seen if we had walked around ourselves. My son loved the quiz and the medal at the end. We have learned so much from this trip which will stay with us. We Would all highly recommend this as an activity when visiting Bath as a must do. Great value for money and added to the 'special' feeling of the City. Thank you.

Simply brilliant and well worth doing. Friendly and knowledgeable guides both on the river trip (a great way to see the city) and the walking tour showing us parts of Bath’s history you’d otherwise miss. Five of us went as part of our weekend away we all thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend this.

Excellent experience , easy to find the stops and very informative commentary . Staff were very help full and friendly.

Drivers very helpful. Headphones great too to listen to commentary. Well worth the money. 2 days was better. X

Exceeded expectations. Nick, our driver and guide was fantastic.