Roam Roman baths, a picturesque Cotswold village, and a royal wonderland on this tour packed with classic destinations.
Windsor Castle - Boiling oil was once poured over the walls during a siege of this 1,000 year old royal residence.
Stonehenge - The spiritual centre of pagan Britain and one of the most perplexing prehistoric sites in the world.
Bath - Luxuriate in the warm tones of the local honey-coloured stone used in the Georgian architecture.
The Cotswolds - Honey-hued stone, local produce, and trickling streams: England's village-life is impossibly idyllic.
Oxford - Oxford is an internationally-renowned university and a prominent shooting location for the Harry Potter film franchise.
Two days of world wonders, Romans, and royals. This tour whisks you away from the modernity of London to the ancient Stonehenge and through England’s defining eras.
You explore Windsor Castle, a thousand-year-old fort that’s seen dramatic sieges and gregarious royal weddings. You venture to Bath, where both the pagans and Romans washed themselves in ‘mythical’ hot springs. And you learn about the English way of life in tiny Cotswolds villages and the grand university colleges of Oxford.
Take this two day break and discover Britain’s top destinations.
Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)
You depart central London early in the morning. The city’s grand buildings fade into open green spaces as you travel towards the town of Windsor, your first stop of the day.
Here, you can choose to either discover the opulent architecture and royal furniture of Windsor Castle or amble around the cobbled streets of the historic market town.
You then leave one of the grandest sites of the Modern Era and head to one greatest marvels of the Neolithic Period, Stonehenge. The outstanding stones transport you to a long-forgotten world and the visitor center gives you a glimpse into the creation of this strange artifact. For lunch, there’s a great café boasting pasties, beers, and lovely local produce.
Your final stop of the day is Bath. You arrive late afternoon - the perfect time to visit the Roman Baths, go for an evening stroll, eat supper by the waterways, and get a good night’s rest.
It’s time to explore the leafy, golden streets of Bath. This morning, you can enjoy Bath Abbey and the beautiful Georgian architecture at your own pace.
You then take the country roads to Castle Combe, one of the most picturesque villages within the Cotswolds. You have time here to take the perfect picture of the famous bridge and ogle at the medieval market cross monument.
The city of Oxford is the penultimate stop of your adventure. After you’ve grabbed lunch, you have time to explore the precincts of the colleges, climb the vantage points to admire the skyline, or see the art and antiquities collections in the Ashmolean Museum.
You then travel back to London and arrive in the early evening.
You stay one night in Bath.
Your tour excludes accommodation; but when you book, you can ask us to reserve local accommodation for you, or you can choose to reserve your own accommodation in the overnight locations.
Once you've booked your tour, we'll reserve all your accommodation, and your driver will drop you off with your hosts. You’ll pay your accommodation directly. Most don’t accept credit cards, so be prepared to pay cash.
Plans can change, so we let you alter your accommodation choices for free within the first 48 hours of booking. After this time, amendments aren't guaranteed and carry a surcharge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
You’ll need to contact us with your accommodation details. Please only reserve accommodation within the overnight towns that your tour stops in. Your driver will drop you off at your chosen accommodation as long as it’s relatively central.
You may be liable for the cost of your first nights’ accommodation for each separate accommodation booked. If you cancel less than three days before departure, you may be liable for all your accommodation costs.
We try to reserve accommodation that’s no more than a 20-minute walk from the town centre. We regularly check our accommodation suppliers to ensure they reach a certain standard. The prices below are for guidance only.
B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Standard
The toilet and showering facilities are shared with at least one other room in the house, and the price includes breakfast. The cost is £35 - £50 per person per night based on shared accommodation. A single standard room is £40 - £70 per night.
B&B En suite
The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price. The cost is £45 - £65 per person per night. A single en suite is £75 - £90 per night.
Hotels have a bar or restaurant and provide evening meals. Breakfast is included in the price. The cost is £75 - £90 per person per night based on shared accommodation. A single is £90 - £150 per night.
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.
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.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.
We have a cancellation period of 48 hours for our one day tours, 15 days for two to nine day tours, and 21 days for 10+ day tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
Your tour will always follow the itinerary as closely as possible. While there are ongoing coronavirus restrictions throughout the UK and Ireland, itineraries are more likely to change than usual as opening hours and capacities at many visitor attractions are reduced and subject to change. Your driver-guide will keep you up to up to date on the road, and we'll try to get in touch about any large changes prior to your departure.
It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.
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.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We advise you take out travel insurance.
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.
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