Ancient England: Salisbury & the Jurassic Coast
1 day tour

  • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Glastonbury Tor
  • Durdle Door
  • Stonehenge Castle Combe tour
  • Passengers on Rabbie's mini-coach

New for 2025 - Nature is as proud of its accomplishments as humans are. Today you see the best of both along the Jurassic Coast and the south of England.



Tour map

Tour Highlights

Cathedrals
UNESCO Heritage Sites
Film Locations
Beaches

Salisbury - Explore this historic city and pop in to see the Magna Carta documents inside Salisbury Cathedral

Durdle Door -Formed over 10,000 years ago, you and your camera are going to adore this impressive limestone archway

Jurassic Coast - With viewpoints like Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, you may never want to leave this stunning coastline

 

Your journey
 

Today is a day of history: both man-made and nature made. You’ll see the incredible influence of humans in towns like Salisbury and Glastonbury, where history, myth and spirituality are proudly shown.  

But nature has its own stories to tell, and you’ll go from one UNESCO World Heritage Site to another today. Your adventure takes you from the beautiful city of Bath to the geologically striking Jurassic Coastline. You’ll marvel at places like Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, and reconsider what hard work looks like when you learn it took millions of years to form.

 

Tour Details

Starts
Check-in closes at 08:15 (tour departs at 08:30) - Bath Pick Up, Terrace Walk, Bath, BA11LN
Finishes (approx.)
18:45 - Bath Drop Off, Terrace Walk, Bath, BA11LN
Luggage
You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items. You can find details about luggage storage options here.
Discounts

Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old).

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • Some attraction tickets can be purchased in advance when you book your tour. You’ll have the option to add at check-out. Other attractions will not be available to book beforehand, instead you can purchase those while on tour.
Tour inclusions
  • Transportation by a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

Itinerary

We know what you’re thinking. You’re already in beautiful Bath, how can it possibly get much better? That’s what we love about England’s countryside... there are so many hamlets to discover. And one of those is our first stop of the tour today: the historic city of Salisbury. 

At the heart of this picturesque destination is Salisbury Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was built between the 12th and 13th centuries and just so happens to have a claim to fame. With an elegant spire that rises to 404 feet, this is the tallest spire in the United Kingdom. Inside this stunning cathedral is intricate medieval stonework, wondrous stained-glass windows... and the Magna Carta (or the ‘great charter’ in Latin). Ever heard of it? It’s one of the most important legal documents in English history, and now is your time to see it for yourself.  

Back on the bus, we head along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset to our next destination... one that’s been waiting for you for millions of years. The stone arch known as Durdle Door might just be one of the most famous in the world. Boasting its own beautiful beach and stunning sea views, this really takes the cake for ‘breathtaking’. You may even recognize it from productions such as Nanny McPhee and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. 

Our next stop is just down the road... and kind of looks like a scallop seashell come to life. Lulworth Cove’s horseshoe-shaped bay is a true natural beauty. Surrounded by cliffs of limestone and chalk, the clear blue waters actually sparkle on a sunny day and create a tranquil atmosphere no matter the weather.  

So, keep your cameras ready as we cruise along the Jurassic Coast stopping for photos at these iconic locations. Along this route, we’ll also stop for a lunch break.  

You’ve likely heard of Glastonbury already. The Glastonbury Festival is an iconic celebration that many wait years to finally attend. However, when the music stops, and the city grows quiet... you’ll hear something else whispering around its streets. Myths, legends, history, spirituality... that’s the heart of Glastonbury. We’re just dipping our toes in with a quick visit, but you’ll discover pretty quickly how special this place is. Enjoy a little wander and take in the quaint shops before we head back to Bath.  

FAQs

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies. 100% charges are applicable, and you will not be entitled to a refund or alternative.

What are your cancellation policies?

Your cancellation terms depend on which tour you've booked.

For one-day tours: You'll receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more before the tour departure

For tours of between two and nine days: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 15 or more days before the tour departure

For tours of 10 or more days: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 21 or more days before the tour departure

For all European packaged tours: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 42 days before the tour departure.

If you cancel inside these notice periods, full charges will apply and no refunds will be issued.

To cancel your booking, email tours@rabbies.com as soon as possible. The effective date of cancellation will be the date we receive written confirmation from you.

Click here to view terms and conditions

Can Itineraries change?

Your tour will always follow the itinerary as closely as possible. Your driver-guide will keep you up to date on the road, and we'll try to get in touch about any large changes prior to your departure.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance.

What is ABTOT?

You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .


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