Shared Tour: Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath Shared Tour with Private Group Viewing of Stonehenge Sunrise Tour
Built nearly 5,000 years ago, Stonehenge is the most popular prehistoric monument in the world. Most visitors to the site are not allowed direct access to the stones. With this tour you get that access, with a private viewing of the mysterious monoliths. We will enter the stone circle itself and stand beside the mighty Sarsen rocks towering above us. Our guide will explain the history of this ancient site, pointing out the altar, slaughter and heel stones, above which the sun rises dramatically on the summer solstice. There will be time to enjoy the peace, away from the crowds, as we experience Stonehenge at its most mystical and atmospheric best. Not to be missed!
Lacock is a little known, picturesque village dating back to the Saxon era. Many of the beautiful buildings originally formed part of an extensive monastic complex and are now owned by The National Trust. So pretty is the village that it has provided the setting for many movies and television dramas including Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and more recently Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. We will take a delightful walk before we enjoy breakfast in The George Inn, a vintage English pub built in 1361. (food/drink not included)
Next, it's on to Bath, famous for its elegant Georgian architecture. During your panoramic tour of Bath you will be enchanted by the town's beautifully proportioned street. You'll see Bath Abbey and the much-photographed Pulteney Bridge, modelled on the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence. There will be plenty of time to visit Bath Abbey, or to shop and explore. Then we will enter the magnificent Roman Baths, where over one million litres of boiling water still burst free from the hot springs every day. The Roman Baths, is the best preserved Roman spa from the ancient world.
This tour is provided on a reserved basis prior to departure. Passengers must contact the local sightseeing company upon arrival to reconfirm their tour.
Approximately 11 hours
from Victoria Coach Station 6:00am. Courtesy pickups offered from the following hotels:
Cumberland at 5:15am
Millennium Gloucester (Casino Entrance) at 5:30am
Please call prior to tour to arrange hotel pickup.
Maximum 50 people
Central location near your hotel or a convenient tube stop
Tour operates only on specific dates:
January: 6, 13, 20, 27
February: 3, 10, 17, 24
March: 5, 8, 15, 26, 30
April: 2, 12, 26
May: 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
June: 4, 7, 11, 14
July: 2, 5, 9, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
August: 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
September: 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20
January: 5, 12, 19, 26
February: 2, 9, 16, 23
March: 4, 7, 25, 28
Transportation to/from your hotel, meals, gratuities
At certain times due to the long summer daylight hours it is not possible to see the actual sunrise or sunset, but we arrive as early/late as possible to enjoy our private tour inside the stones.
The order of the tour may vary.