When in England, the Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury full-day tour is a must. It begins with a stop at one of the world’s most famous monuments, Stonehenge. Built about 5,000 years ago—with 40-ton rocks that were dragged to the site—to this day it’s an engineering wonder whose purpose remains a mystery. Was Stonehenge a religious temple? An astronomical clock? Or a burial ground? You decide. Next, it’s on to the classic city of Salisbury and a visit to one of Europe’s finest medieval structures, the Salisbury Cathedral. The church boasts the tallest spire in Britain and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. You can also stop by the Chapter House and see the Magna Carta. Last stop? Bath, where you’ll temper to the relaxing hot and cold Roman baths built over 19 centuries ago. Bath also offers some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, including Pulteney Bridge.
Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury
Take a day to explore with this treasure-trove escorted tour
Here’s what’s included:
- Choice of 2 tour options: escorted tour with lunch pack, or the Discovery tour (site entrances or lunch pack not included).
- Escorted tour with lunch pack includes:
- Entry to mysterious Stonehenge
- Entry to Salisbury Cathedral, see the famous Magna Carta
- Complimentary lunch pack with sandwich, bottled water and fruit
- Entry to Roman Baths and Pump Room
- Torch lighting ceremony at Roman Bath(not in summer)
- Beginning April 1, 2016: Select Free Walking Tours in London available,
- vouchers must be collected from the Golden Tours office in
- Victoria on the day of the tour and must be used within 48 hours after
- Coach Tour date. (not offered with Discovery Tours)
- All entrance fees
- Discovery tour without entrances or lunch pack includes:
- See mysterious Stonehenge
- Visit Salisbury
- See Roman Baths and Bath Abbey
- Does not include any entrances
- Groups of 10 or more get a 5% discount on Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury.
- Reservation must be made at least 24 hours before tour begins. Details on making reservations are included with your voucher.
- Voucher must be exchanged within 6 months of purchase date.
- This tour begins at 8:45am and finishes at approximately 7:00pm.
- For hotel pick up times please refer to the FAQ section.
- Tour operates:
- January – March on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
- April - September daily
- October - December on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
- Travelers should wait by the concierge desk for pickup of their tour at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
- Once the tour has been reserved the tour is non-refundable.
- Child rates are valid for children ages 3 -16.
- Prices are subject to change.
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