One of the most popular day trips from London includes a tour of Stonehenge and Bath. Discover one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Stonehenge, the ancient stone circle that has intrigued visitors for more than 5,000 years. Continue on to Bath where visitors have the opportunity to bathe in the naturally-heated spring waters of the Thermae Bath Spa. See the source of the springs, walk upon the ancient stone pavements and explore the area during your excursion. Tours to these locations can be enjoyed year-round.
Haggis Day Tours
Discover the magic of Stonehenge with Haggis Day Tours as you walk around the stones and learn about the mysteries and history of the area from an audio guide. Then experience the charming countryside as you explore the scenic city of Bath. Tour guides will point out examples of Georgian architecture and historic landmarks, including the Poultney Bridge and Royal Crescent. The afternoon includes free time to explore the area on your own. Take the opportunity to visit the local museum and galleries, go shopping or experience the Roman Baths. The day trip departs London at 7:15 a.m. to avoid morning traffic and returns to London at approximately 6 p.m.
Haggis Day Tours
60 High St.
Edinburgh EH1 1TB
011 (+44) 131 557 9393
Due to the popularity of the tour, excursions to Stonehenge and Bath are offered through Anderson Tours daily. The tours include luxury coach travel, entrance into Stonehenge with an audio-guided tour available in a variety of languages, a guided tour of Bath, entrance into the Roman Baths and free time to explore the city. The day begins when you are picked up from one of the designated London departure points between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Spend between 45 minutes and one hour walking around Stonehenge while listening to your audio guide. Continue the day with a guided tour of Bath. The tour guide takes the group to the Roman Baths, and from that point on, you are free to spend the afternoon as you wish. The group generally departs Bath around 3:30 p.m. and arrives back in London at 7 p.m.
81 Charlotte St.
London W1T 4PP
011 (+44) 0207 436 9304
Rail Europe Tour of Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury
Make your sightseeing tour of Bath and Stonehenge extra special by adding a stop in Salisbury. The round-trip bus tour departs from London at 8:30 a.m. and begins with a stop at Stonehenge and then continues on to Salisbury. Explore the medieval Salisbury Cathedral, which features the tallest spire in England. You will also have time to visit the Chapter House and see the Magna Carta before traveling to Bath. When you arrive, you will explore the Roman Baths and have free time to tour the city and visit Pulteney Bridge. The day ends at approximately 7 p.m. when you arrive back in London. This trip is offered daily from April through September as well as Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from October through March. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Rail Europe, Inc.
44 South Broadway
White Plains, NY 10601
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