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Full Day Tour – No: 13
A fascinating day out to three of our national treasures, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Georgian Bath.
• Entrance to Windsor Castle
• Visit the ancient circle of Stonehenge
• Free time to explore Georgian Bath
• First-class luxury Motor-coach and the services of a professional Tour Guide
Built high above the River Thames, Windsor Castle has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. We visit the magnificent State Apartments*, still used for State occasions and Royal receptions. Take some time to explore the castle grounds and the fourteenth-century St. George’s Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England and a burial place of kings and queens, including Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour.
Clouded in mystery, the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England, but beyond its archaeological significance and possible astronomical role, Stonehenge is also a place of spiritual importance. Early legends link it with Merlin and King Arthur, but over the last hundred years the midsummer sunrise has attracted pagan groups and followers of the Ancient Order of Druids.
We also visit the beautiful Georgian City of Bath and take you on a panoramic tour of some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms and the famous Pulteney Bridge followed by free time to explore on your own.
Admission to Windsor Castle & Stonehenge are included in the tour price. Viewing at Windsor Castle is restricted on Sundays.
On rare occasions the State Apartments may be closed.
Stonehenge is closed to visitors on 21 June for the Summer Solstice, but we will stop and view the stones from the road.
DAYS OF OPERATION:
TOUR STARTS: 08.00hrs, Victoria Coach Station
TOUR FINISHES: 19.30hrs, Victoria Train Station
At the start of the tour guests will be issued with a headset featuring a disposable ear-piece.
When guests embark on the walking section of the tour, the guide will talk to them through a microphone that is connected to their ear-piece using a radio channel.
With no interruptions from background noise or other tour groups, every word becomes crystal clear, creating a more intimate experience!