Shared Tour: Windsor, Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath Tour with Fish and Chip Lunch 7:45AM
Windsor Castle: Be amongst the first people to enter Windsor Castle, see the splendor of St. George's Chapel and the sumptuous state apartments. 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. We shall be amongst the first people to enter Windsor Castle, so you can see for yourself the splendor 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 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.
Lacock: One of England's most picturesque villages, dating back to the Saxon era. The village has provided the setting for many movies and television dramas, including Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Lunch will be in a 14th Century Inn.
Bath: Our final stop is Bath, another world heritage site. Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. Following our panoramic tour of the city, there will be plenty of time to shop, explore and take afternoon tea in the Pump Rooms while listening to the string quartet.
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 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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City center or a convenient tube stop
7:45AM daily except Tuesdays and Fridays during January and February
Maximum 50 people
Transportation to/from hotel, entrance to Roman Baths, meals other than lunch, gratuities
No tours January 1 or December 24-26.
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.
On Sunday when St George's Chapel is closed, there will be extra time to explore castle precincts.