WEST COUNTRY

3 DAY TOUR

STONEHENGE, BATH, 
WELLS, CHEDDAR AND THE SCENIC ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE 

"Narrow country lanes, farm produce stands, major attractions and each and everyone was delightful, well planned and very British."

Customer Viator Testimonial in 2019

WEST COUNTRY 3 DAY TOUR OVERVIEW

Day 1:

  • In the morning you will be collected from Southampton (cruise ship or hotel) or your London hotel.

  • Private transfer to the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath. On route you will stop to explore one of Britain's most famous attractions - the ancient and mysterious stone circle of Stonehenge. I will guide you around the stones to explain the stories and theories behind this fascinating site.

  • After lunch you will have a private walking tour of the city of Bath. I will show you its beautiful buildings and tell you the stories behind these and the people of Bath. During the tour you will be shown the hot springs and you will have the opportunity to drink the water which made the city what it is today. You will also visit the Roman Baths museum - the city's most famous attraction and one of the best-preserved ruins of a Roman spa.

  • At the end of the tour I will take you to your accommodation in Bath where your evening will be at leisure.

Day 2:

  • In the morning I will collect you from your accommodation and will drive you to the cathedral-city of Wells - England's smallest city.

  • You will have a private walking tour of Wells which includes a visit to Europe's oldest residential street as well as the beautiful Wells Cathedral which dates back to the 13th Century and houses the world's second oldest working clock.

  • After lunch you will be driven to the birth-place of the famous Cheddar cheese - the village of Cheddar where you will visit a small cheese factory which still makes Cheddar cheese using the traditional method. There will be the opportunity to see them making the cheese as well as to taste real authentic cheddar.

  • On our return to Bath we will drive through the scenic Cheddar Gorge, England's largest gorge. There will be the opportunity to stop and climb to a viewpoint on the gorge where you will be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views of the gorge and surrounding area (not recommended for guests with mobility problems).

  • Overnight in Bath, evening at leisure.

Day 3:

  • Hotel check-out. You then have the option of either:

    - A walking tour of a traditional English village which tour buses have yet to discover. I will give you an insight into traditional English village life and show you some of the village's unique historical features. You will also have a walk in the surrounding countryside to explore an ancient historical site.

    OR
    - Visit a small non-for-profit falconry at a charming village near Bath. Here you will have the unique opportunity to fly a hawk in the English countryside under the guidance of an expert falconer. If you would like to do this please select this option under the "Rate" menu at the booking stage.

  • After lunch at a traditional English pub I will transfer you to the next destination on your holiday. e.g. London, London airports, Southampton, Oxford, Cotswolds.

  • Private 3 day tour with a local guide to visit the must-see attractions in and around Bath. 

  • Tour includes visits to: Stonehenge, the Roman Baths, a walking tour of Bath, a walking tour of Wells, Wells Cathedral, a traditional Cheddar cheese factory, Cheddar Gorge and a walking tour of a local English village or the unique option to fly a hawk at a non-for-profit falconry.

  • Includes 2 night accommodation in Bath with breakfast.

  • All admission tickets are included.

  • Pick-up on Day 1 is available from Southampton (ideal for those arriving on a cruise) or London hotel. Please contact Bath Insider Tours for alternative locations e.g. London airports.

  • After lunch on Day 3 you will be dropped off at the next destination on your holiday e.g. London, Southampton, Oxford, Cotswolds. All destinations within a 3 hours drive of Bath are included in the price of the tour. Please contact Bath Insider Tours for alternative destinations.

BOOK THE TOUR:

WEST COUNTRY 3 DAY TOUR DESCRIPTION

TOUR PRICE

  • Click on a date in the calendar to show the price for your tour. The total price will show after you have selected your tour option for Day 3 in the "Rate" menu and the number of people in your group.
     

  • The price includes all entrance fees into the attractions stated above and 2 nights accommodation including breakfast.
     

  • Refreshments, lunch and evening meals are not included.

TOUR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Maximum size of your group: 4 people. 

  • Accommodation: Your accommodation in Bath will be in a small boutique guest-house. These are often in historical characterful buildings. Due to their size, these guest-houses do not have the same facilities as hotels i.e. there is no on-site restaurant for lunch/evening meals, no gym and receptions are not manned 24/7. If these facilities are important to you, please request a hotel at the time of booking and we will arrange a 3-star hotel for you. If you would like to upgrade to one of Bath's luxury hotels please contact Bath Insider Tours for information. 

  • Accommodation stairs: A number of the boutique guest-houses are located in historical buildings which do not have a lift and thus may require a number of steps to reach your room and the breakfast room (Bath's Georgian buildings traditionally had their kitchens in the basement). If you prefer your room to be located on a lower floor, please advise at the time of booking.

  • Accommodation rooms: Rooms are based upon the size of your group (1 person:  1 single room, 2 people: 1 double room, 3 people: 1 double room and 1 single room, 4 people: 2 x double rooms). All rooms are en-suite. Please advise at the time of booking if you have any additional room requirements e.g. twin bed format.

  • Mobility: This tour includes a number of walking tours which may be on uneven surfaces and thus is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. The viewpoint at Cheddar Gorge involves a 15 minute walk up a steep dirt path which can get muddy when there has been rain.

  • Fly a Hawk Option: Due to limited spaces, availability will be checked at the time of your booking and confirmed back to you. The hawk flying is subject to favorable weather conditions on the day. In the event of unfavorable weather there will be the opportunity to fly an owl indoors instead.

  • Dietary Requirements: Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
     

Stonehenge tour

Close up of the outer stone circle at Stonehenge