Full day Tour (SIC)
Majestic Gardens & The Essence of England
Venture to the historic city of Wells for a first-hand encounter with England’s religious & medieval past. Unveil the stories of fornicating Bishops, pious pilgrims & corrupt clergy whilst wandering through its 13th Century Bishop’s Palace, gardens & Cathedral before stopping for an exquisite lunch nearby.
Journey deep into hidden, undiscovered, ancient landscapes, to the world-famous gardens at Stourhead. Encounter serenity, awe & beauty on a stroll around the lake of England’s most spectacular landscape garden, discovering magnificent vistas, stunning specimens, sunken grottos & classical temples…
Admire the perfectly preserved adjacent Stourhead House, a Palladian Mansion that was once home to the Hoare family, before heading back to Bath along narrow lanes, past sheep & stone cottages.
(Please note: In the off-season, the Stourhead section is replaced with a visit to Kilver Court Boutique Shopping Village & gardens)
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Pick up and return to your Bath accommodation.
Lunch at a beautiful country inn with beverage included.
Entrance to Stourhead Gardens, Wells Cathedral & Bishop’s Palace.
Morning coffee or tea in a unique and charming location.
A guided tour around England’s prettiest City.
A journey into the local countryside, past countryside, villages and vistas that other tourists just won’t see.
Led by a warm, talented local guide
9-seat vehicle with wide, comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large, tinted windows.
PICK UP AND DROP OFF:
During High Season the pick will be at 08.30am
Pick up from your Bath accommodation. Please be ready to depart up to 30 minutes before your tour begins. Guests are contacted prior about their pick up time via phone or email.
During low season the pick up time will be at 09.30am.
PLEASE NOTE: If collection is not possible guests can wait at the front of the Visit Bath Visitor Centre, Bridgwater House, 2 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN. Please be there 15 minutes before your tour begins.
Drop off: during high season the drop off is at 4.00pm and can be made anywhere in the central Bath and surrounding area.
During low season the drop off time will be at 4.30pm