Tour departs from Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 4LH. The hotel is located near Gloucester Road underground station served by Circle/District/Piccadilly line. It will be an early start for the morning tour so please make sure you arrive at least 10 minutes before the departure time. Your guide will meet you at the hotel Casino entrance. Due to the strict Stonehenge viewing time slot we are unable to wait if you are late.
The tour starts with a drive to Stonehenge. Before the site is open to the general public, we enter the stone circle (which is normally roped off to the public) for a unique private viewing. The most dramatic and atmospheric way of visiting Stonehenge. After Stonehenge we visit Lacock for breakfast in a 13th Century inn, before driving to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath.
Our tour starts with a drive to Bath to visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room. In the late afternoon we visit Lacock for an early evening supper in a 13th Century inn, before driving to Stonehenge. After Stonehenge is closed to the general public, we enter the stone circle (which is normally roped off to the public) for a unique private viewing. The most dramatic and atmospheric way of visiting Stonehenge.
Stonehenge Special Access
Built nearly 5,000 years ago, Stonehenge is the most popular prehistoric monument in the world. Most visitors to the site are not allowed direct access to the stones. With Premium Tours you get that access, with a private viewing of the mysterious monoliths. We will enter the stone circle itself and stand beside the mighty Sarsen rocks towering above us. Our guide will explain the history of this ancient site, pointing out the altar, slaughter and heel stones, above which the sun rises dramatically on the summer solstice. There will be time to enjoy the peace, away from the crowds, as we experience Stonehenge at its most mystical and atmospheric best. Not to be missed!
Lacock is a little known, picturesque village dating back to the Saxon era. Many of the beautiful buildings originally formed part of an extensive monastic complex and are now owned by The National Trust. So pretty is the village that it has provided the setting for many movies and television dramas including Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and more recently Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. We will take a delightful walk before we enjoy an optional breakfast or early supper at The George Inn. The George Inn dates back to the 14th century and serves up classic British food. (Food/drink not included)
Next it's on to Bath, famous for its elegant Georgian architecture. During your panoramic tour of Bath you will be enchanted by the town's beautifully proportioned street. Your guide will also conduct an optional walking tour to show you a charming 17th century Sally Lunn tea room and the Jane Austen Museum, among many other hidden treasures. You'll see Bath Abbey and the much-photographed Pulteney Bridge, modelled on the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence. There will be plenty of time to visit Bath Abbey, or to shop and explore. Then we will enter the magnificent Roman Baths (if upgrade option selected) , where over one million litres of boiling water still burst free from the hot springs every day. The Roman Baths is the best preserved Roman spa from the ancient world.