The tour departs from Victoria and first heads west out of London to Windsor and its spectacular castle. Immerse yourself in nearly a millennium of British royal history at the majestic and magnificent Windsor Castle. Tour the lavish State Apartments at your own pace and enjoy the priceless royal art collection in a venue still used for state occasions. Visit the architectural marvel of St. George’s Chapel and see the final resting place of various royals and members of the aristocracy, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. Finally, enjoy the intricacy and beautiful design of the world’s most famous dolls’ house. Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House features stunning miniature replicas of many of the fixtures and fittings from Windsor Castle itself.
Continuing west away from London, your air conditioned bus takes guests to the ancient monument of Stonehenge. The 40 tonne rocks that form this 5,000 year old site will intrigue visitors, just as they have mystified scholars and historians for centuries. Is it a religious temple? An astronomical clock? Or a Bronze Age burial ground? Decide for yourself and be captivated by Stonehenge’s beautiful rural setting in the Wiltshire countryside.
This is a long day trip, so guests have the option of purchasing a luxurious lunch pack to eat on the coach. Eating while on the move leaves you with more time to explore the fascinating destinations included on the tour! A Ploughman’s is a classic British lunch, comprised of cheddar cheese, sweet pickle, lettuce, tomato and red onion. The optional lunch pack features a fresh Ploughman’s baguette, a bottle of red wine (or juice for under-18s), a bottle of refreshing water, crisps and fruit.
After Stonehenge, the tour continues to its final destination with a short journey north-west to the city of Bath, the first ever city to be designated a World Heritage Site. The city’s honey-coloured Georgian terraces and location on the banks of the River Avon have enchanted visitors and residents alike for generations. Visitors can admire the city’s beautiful landscaping and historic architecture in a whistle stop tour on board the bus; you’ll also have time to visit the Roman Baths, Spas and water tasting in the pump room. Finally, there is just time to enjoy the spectacular tradition of the torch-lighting ceremony as dusk falls over Bath (not applicable in summer). The baths were used by the Romans 2,000 years ago and the atmosphere of the time is recreated today by lighting the baths with flickering torches, enthralling visitors as night falls. The tour then makes its homeward journey east back to London where you can enjoy your evening in the city reflecting on a fantastic day out.
Estimated arrival time back in London is approximately 7.30pm.