07.30 - 09.00hrs London pick-ups
London Bridge (7.30am), Kings Cross (7.55am), Baker Street (8.10am), Victoria (8.25am), Earls Court (9.00am)
The description & location of your pick up point is found on the top of your E-Ticket.
We recommend you arrive at your departure/pick up point at least 10 minutes prior to your tour ensure you do not miss your tour! You must ensure you go to your booked pick up point as you may not be able to board at another location.
• First we visit the ancient World Heritage site of Stonehenge (entrance included). The Journey takes approximately 2 hours (Depending on traffic). You will have approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour to explore the area (your tour manager will advise you what time to be back at the coach)
Included in the Entrance are audio guides which are available in a variety of languages provided by the Stonehenge site, which give you more information on the history.
• We depart Stonehenge and start our journey to Bath. On arrival in Bath we will commence an Anderson Tours guided sightseeing tour of this beautiful city.
• After the tour, the coach will drop you in the city centre where the Tour Manager will walk the group into the Roman Baths (entrance included)
• From this point on, you will have free time to explore the city & grab some lunch (lunch is not included)
• 15.30hrs Approximate departure time from Bath for your return journey back to London - your Tour Manager will advise what time to be back at the coach.
• 19.00hrs Expected arrival time back into central London.
Please note the itinerary is intended as a guide and some details may be subject to change, occasionally this tour may run in reverse, visiting Bath first followed by Stonehenge in the afternoon. You will still have the same time at the attractions and fantastic day with us visiting Stonehenge & Bath!
Stonehenge, one of the wonders of the world is an ancient stone circle that has drawn visitors from all over the world for over 5000 years! What we see today are the substantial remnants of the last in a sequence of such monuments erected between circa 3000BC and 1600BC.
There has always been an intense debate over what purpose Stonehenge once served. It is certainly a focal point in the landscape as it is filled with prehistoric ceremonial structures. The site is now an official World Heritage Site and has been since 1986.
There has always been intense debate over what purpose Stonehenge actually served. Certainly, it was the focal point in a landscape filled with prehistoric ceremonial structures.
The Stonehenge site is also now conserved and cared for by English Heritage, who are committed to preserving the site for future generations. The National Trust who own the landscape around it and nearly 1500 acres, are equally concerned for the well being of this area.
It's thought that the name Stonehenge originates from the Anglo-Saxon period – the old English word ‘henge' meaning hanging or gibbet. So what we have is literally ‘the hanging stones', derived probably from the lintels of the trilithons which appear to be suspended above their massive uprights. Today the word ‘henge' has a specific archaeological meaning: a circular enclosure surrounding settings of stones and timber uprights, or pits.
The Roman city of Bath in Somerset is approximately 99 miles west of London, it was founded among the surrounding hills, in the valley of the River Avon, around naturally occurring hot springs where the Roman built baths and a temple giving it the name Aquae Sulis. Much later, it became a popular spa resort during the Georgian era, which then led to a major expansion that left a heritage of outstanding Georgian Architecture crafted from Bath Stone. The city because a World heritage site in 1987 and is home to a variety of theatres, museums and other cultural and sporting venues, which have helped to make it a major centre for tourism!
All significant stages of the history of England are represented within the city, from the Roman Baths, to Bath Abbey and the Royal Crescent, to Thermae Bath Spa in the 2000s. Since 2006, with the opening of Thermae Bath Spa, the city has attempted to recapture its historical position as the only town in the United Kingdom offering visitors the opportunity to bathe in naturally-heated spring waters.
About the Roman Baths
Visit the heart of the World Heritage Site. Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements. The extensive ruins and treasures from the spring are beautifully preserved and presented using the best of modern interpretation.
Please note you cannot swim in the Roman Baths