Bath, Avebury & Lacock Village
1 day tour

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Discover the beauty of a vanished world at the standing stones of Avebury, and explore the elegant city of Bath on this history packed journey.

Tour map

Highlights

Roman Ruins
Prehistoric Sites
Abbeys
Film Locations

Places you explore


Bath - This essential English city is as gorgeous as it is historically fascinating.

Roman Baths - Soak up the fascinating facts and beautiful artefacts at one of Britain’s most famous Roman sites.

Bath’s Georgian Architecture - They say the Georgian period produced Britain's best architecture. Look around Bath and decide for yourself.

Lacock Abbey - Some of Harry Potter was filmed in the beautiful cloisters of this ancient abbey.

Avebury Neolithic Standing Stones - No one knows why the druids created this landmark. But we do know it's bigger and older than Stonehenge.


Your journey


When you travel through West England, you feel bewildered.

In Avebury, you wonder why Neolithic inhabitants built the largest stone circle in Europe. At Lacock, you question how the stunning abbey has managed to be a nunnery, a brewery, a bakery, and a home. And in Bath, you ponder over what Britain would have been like if the Romans had never visited.

So on this tour, we give you time to investigate the secrets and understand the beauty of these famously historic locations.

Your guide lets you wander through the streets of Bath, where Georgian architecture effortlessly blends with ancient Roman artefacts. You travel to Lacock, where the rickety old lanes have been used as a filming location for Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, and Pride and Prejudice. And you venture to Avebury, where the stone monuments have beguiled visitors, historians, and archaeologists for centuries.

So uncover the mystery and history of West England on our tour to Avebury, Lacock, and Bath.


Tour Details

Starts
09:15 - Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH
Finishes (approx.)
19:30
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.
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
Tour inclusions
  • Transport in 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

You head west out of London through the county of Wiltshire to our first stop of the day, the ancient Roman Spa town of Bath.

This city has been inhabited for around 2000 years. There’s Roman baths, Georgian architecture, and a gorgeous abbey to see. It’s a fascinating town to explore, so we give you plenty of time to wander around at your own pace.

After lunch we travel deeper into rural Wiltshire to Lacock village, famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings, and role as a television and film location. The Abbey in the heart of the village has its own woodland grounds, and is a quirky country house of fascinating architectural styles.

Our final stop of the day is at the pretty village of Avebury. Here you can wander amidst the largest prehistoric stone circle in the world. You return to London in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

Great day out

Barb W Posted on 15/11/2018

We took this tour to get out of London for a day and traveling with in laws who have never been to Bath. It was a nice day and we enjoyed Avebury more than Stonehenge as you could touch the stones and walk among the sites fortified hills. Only issue was our lunch break was in Lacock and we didnt have enough time to have both lunch and enjoy the village, perhaps more time spent in this lovely village.

Amazing tour - Kudos to our guide James

Dori Posted on 06/11/2018

This was my first Rabbies Tour (I ended up taking 3 total) and it was amazing! First of all, figuring out which tour you want is incredibly easy. The website is simple and each tour has a very detailed description so you pick exactly the right one for you. Loved it! Additionally, the tour format is great I really enjoyed the small group atmosphere and the buses were incredible comfortable. Plus, at each spot, you have some freedom to do the things you want to do, not follow some arbitrary itinerary. I also enjoyed the length of the tour - youre out and about for most of the day - and I felt as if I was really getting my moneys worth from the trip. Most importantly, though, was our guide, James! He was fantastic! He was knowledgeable, funny, and had great directions and recommendations for each location. Being in the guiding industry myself, it was lovely to have someone who knew what they were doing! Yay James! Bottom line... take a Rabbies tour (hopefully with James), it will definitely be one of the highlights of your trip!!

My first Rabbies tour

Lee Phillips Posted on 13/06/2017

A wonderful experience with great folks.

Great Day

Robin Posted on 19/05/2017

Thank you Nick for a great day (and the History Lesson!). Even though it rained most of the day and we were only a small group, a lovely day was had.

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.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer 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.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

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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