Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath: Over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you in Windsor Castle, which is perched high above the River Thames just outside of London. From William the Conqueror all the way through to our current Queen, successive monarchs have lived here and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world.
We shall be amongst the first people to enter Windsor Castle, so you can see for yourself the splendour of St. George’s chapel and the sumptuous state apartments. The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, and now a world heritage site, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship, not to be mention public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for?
Was it observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself and marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design.
Our final stop is Bath, another world heritage site. Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. Following our panoramic tour of the city, there will be time to visit Bath Abbey and Poultney Bridge overlooking the river Avon cascading over the weir. From Apr 1st - Oct 31st entrance to the Roman Baths Museum is included. During the winter months the tour will include lunch instead of Roman Baths admission.
Meeting/pick-up point: Victoria Coach Station, Gate 20, 164 Buckingham, Palace Road SW1W.
Duration: 12 hours.
Start/opening time: 7:45am.
End/closing time: 8pm.