Shared Tour: Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath
Windsor Castle: Over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you in Windsor Castle, which is perched high above the River Thames just outside of London. From William the Conqueror all the way through to our current Queen, successive monarchs have lived here and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. Your ticket allows entrance to the castle, so you can see for yourself the splendors of St. George's Chapel and the sumptuous state apartments. Windsor itself is a pretty town full of traditional shops and historic pubs. Shakespeare is said to have written his play The Merry Wives of Windsor in one of them! After our visit to Windsor, we drive through Runnymede, where King John signed the Magna Carta.
Stonehenge:The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to be mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design.
Bath: Bath, another world heritage site, is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. Following our guided tour of the city, there will be plenty of time to visit Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge overlooking the river Avon cascading over the weir. And you can shop, explore and take afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to the string quartet if you choose.
The tour is provided on a reserved basis prior to departure. Passengers must contact the local sightseeing company upon arrival to reconfirm their tour.
Approximately 12 hours
If pre-arranged, courtesy morning pickups are offered from many hotels through March 2017. Beginning April 1, 2017 hotel pickups will no longer be available so you will need to make your own way to Victoria Coach Station for this tour.
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Central location or a convenient tube stop
7:45am daily (November-December & March); daily except Tuesdays and Fridays (January & February). 2021 Update: Tour is not operating on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until March 2022. Only operating on Mondays and Thursdays from September 2021 until October 2021.
Group Size:Maximum 50 people
Transportation to/from hotel, entrance to Roman Baths, meals, gratuities
No tour January 1 or December 24-26.
Should Windsor Castle State Apartments close a substitute area will be viewed. Please note on 09 April, 10 April & 15 June Windsor Castle is closed, the tour will still operate visiting Hampton Court Palace instead.
Please note on 14 June & 16 June The State Apartments at Windsor Castle will be closed however the tour will still operate visiting the rest of the castle & grounds.