If you only have time for a single day trip out of London, this is a great way to cover a lot of ground and make your drive worth the while. I wish we had been able to spend a bit more time at each place, but we knew that by having three destinations we'd have a shortened time at each. Katia, our guide, was very nice and informative, and it was great to have her cover all of the bookings, tickets, and lunch (tea) reservations. We also thought the earpieces that allow you to listen to the guide without her having to shout are a BRILLIANT way to do a tour. No straining to hear what the guide says! If I had to do it again, I would bring a book since a good chunk of the drive back is on the freeway without much scenery. Overall, I'd highly recommend!
Absolutely Amazing!! The day is jammed packed with the three different stops, but you have enough time at each place to see the highlights and the guides really know what they're talking about and provide interesting and enjoyable insights. If you're a history buff I'd definitely recommend this tour as the Salisbury stop includes a visit to view an original copy of the Magna Carter. We loved Bath and will definitely we returning as we found ourselves wishing we had more time to explore the town.
After visiting these sites 40 years ago, we decided to do a return tour with the Viator trip. That was a great move for we had a positive experience seeing these now UNESCO sites anew. The bus was very comfortable, the tour guide, Debbie, extremely knowledgable and energetic in sharing the historical facts and behind the scenes stories which all made for a long but well worth it day. Having done some reading and research made the visits much more meaningful. An amazing area for history buffs. Dolores
This tour started at Stonehenge, run run, move on to Salisbury..very nice... keep running. Move on to Bath. Swallow your food and run again, must catch bus on time or else. Otherwise, it was a very great trip, definitely worth it! Our tour guide was very nice and wonderful. The company was Evan Evans Tours. It's worth it if you are trying to see a lot in one day, otherwise only do 2 of the 3.
Just for your information, Victoria Coach Station is a mess, very confusing and disorganized. Make sure to arrive there early. In addition, Viator needs to be more detailed in their description and itinerary of this tour. The website does not mention the location of your pick up and drop off until you purchase the tour. Viator should be more specific on all the details of this trip. I am a details person. I like to know everything before I purchase.
This trip does squeeze in a lot for the time allotted. I would recommend that the tour start at 8:00 Vs 9:00 so you have a little more time at Bath. We went on a Saturday and at Stonehenge the queue to get on the shuttle buses from the Bus stop out to the actual site was a 1/2 wait to board a shuttle bus. Did not leave us enough time to walk the site and listen to the audio guide that was provided. We were 10 minutes late getting on the bus and the guide was somewhat upset with us for holding up the bus. Time allotted for Salisbury Cathedral was fine but would have liked more time in Bath. Very pretty City and very interesting. Would have liked to have more time to wonder the streets. Buses were very clean and guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
We highly recommend this trip. Emily and our driver James were excellent. Efficient and well cared for are two descriptions I would use. The day was long so for those who get tired easily it might be good to just do 2 destinations. And although you get just a short introduction to places we loved it
We had only 3 1/2 days to spend in London, and wanted to spend one of those days outside of the city. The schedule for this tour is fast paced, but given our limited time, it was a great way to see a lot in a single day. I recommend this for people who can enjoy see the when time is limited, but for someone who wants to soak everything in, I would suggest picking a tour with only two of the sites.
The tour guide was very informative and friendly, and the driver of the coach was good carefully monitoring the traffic!. The tour guide used the travel time to explain what we would see at each location. At the locations we had audio tours which allowed for some self pacing.
Our first stop was Stonehenge. We were able to go through the audio tour on the coach before arriving at the site which was helpful as we were able to experience Stonehenge without being lead around the site. Be prepared for crowds! Salisbury is a small town with a spectacular cathedral. After the tour, we had some time to pick up a quick lunch in Salisbury. If you prefer to spend more time touring, would recommend bringing a lunch and enjoying it on the ride to Bath. Bath is a lovely town, and we had a tour of the Roman baths which are truly amazing. Some of the tours don't go into the Roman baths, but these are a must see. The baths are fed by the only hot springs in Great Britain, and the Roman artifacts from the centuries in which the Romans ruled Great Britain are amazing. There was time after the tour of the Roman baths to take a quick look in town.
Overall, this was a great one day tour, and good value.
Coach was convenient and the short visit to Stonehenge was adequate. Otherwise disappointing. Salisbury and Bath are incredible places to visit but the time allowed at both sites was much too short. After a very quick guided tour through the Cathedral we had only 30 minutes until we needed to be back on the bus to Bath. And after a very quick, self-guided tour through the Bath Spas, we had only another 30 minutes to tour the city. Barely enough time to find restrooms, grab a quick bite to eat nevermind explore the area. With a 3 hour bus ride back to Bath, we will not be doing a tour like this again. Much better to arrange your own travel. Highly recommend contacting tour operators directly to find out how much time you could expect to spend at each location before you book. If you just want a tick this off the list visit, then maybe it would be okay.
I was so looking forward to Bath and was disappointed. I think expectation setting regarding time in the baths would have helped. Bath looks like a spectacular place and feel i saw nothing of the town. Salisbury and Stonehnge were wonderful. I also thought if you pick us up at a spot Royal National, we should be returned to that spot. Shile we are ok with using the tube etc., others seemed less so.