Private Viewing of Stonehenge including Bath and Lacock
Reviewed by: Diane A, July 2015
This tour was absolutely fabulous - to stand among the stones was amazing! I saw Stonehenge 25 years ago from the outer circle so to be able to go inside was a real highlight. Breakfast in Lacock was a treat and Bath was well done also!
Reviewed by: pevens, July 2015
Was a super fantastic day being able to get inside Stonehenge was a dream come true.Bath was awesome and a beautiful city.The guide was incredible she kept the tour moving along yet there was plenty of time to see all the sights.Lacock was a nice village and breakfast was delicious.A great day
Reviewed by: John B, July 2015
On the bus and off to Lacock. David took breakfast orders onboard so that all fifty of us could eat a quick, yet satisfying meal. We were served tea, coffee, and our food arrived within minutes of us arriving - fantastic. We walked around this little town/village and learned about the nuns who founded it, the King who despised them and its recent history as a film/tv location.
Back on the bus to Bathe. Once again the ride was a breeze and filled with informative tidbits, humor and debates about the moral behavior of humans. The city itself is small and packed with touristy stuff like the church, the baths, the ice cream shops, etc. We could have spent a long weekend exploring this town, but only had a couple of hours. David laid the groundwork of what was realistic to see and do and let us go on our own.
The bus was late departing for the second time due to some families being a little slow to return. Our driver Richard was another amazing person who patiently waited for everyone, every time and made what accommodations his rules and guidelines allowed. We had spent too much time at Stonehenge I believe we all wanted to, and people were late getting back at every stop, so now our driver was up against the safety clock. We had to sacrifice the convenience of being dropped off at multiple hotels for a plan that worked for the most people on the bus. I was shocked to hear people complain that they werent getting door-to-door service when it was our own faults for being late, but then some people complain about the taxes when they win the lottery.
My family had the best time! We cannot recommend this tour highly enough, especially if you are lucky and blessed enough to spend your day with Farmer David. He touched our hearts and filled our heads with memories that we will cherish forever. Some people are special, some places are holy and some days are extraordinary to get all three is more than a grand slam homerunit wasa miracle.
Reviewed by: John B, July 2015
The best day ever-an eleven on a scale of one to ten-life changing?
These titles may seem a bit of an exaggeration, yet I would say theyre all understatements when it comes to describing our recent trip to Stonehenge and our wonderful guide David Jordan.
The bus ride was easy with comfy seats and plenty of space, but no bathroom. One of our fellow travelers failed to plan for the two-hour ride without stops and forced all of us over for an emergency bathroom stop. The driver and guide handled this well and kept the rest of us calm saying we would still have plenty of time to enjoy the stones on our own.
David kept us entertained, informed and awake with great stories about England, history, scientific discoveries, social interactions, dos, donts and his own knowledge, enthusiasm and openness really made the day! He knew the route so well he would literally count down the seconds to a great view, a photo opportunity or chance piece of wisdom he wanted to share. His genius was magical and enriched our tour far more than any audio guide or pre-written statements.
When we arrived at Stonehenge the mist was lifting from the ground, the sun was hidden behind clouds and the place was empty. The souvenir shop was not even open, but luckily the bathrooms were. Seeing the stones for the first time as they revealed themselves on the horizon was awesome! We approached the site along a path that was roped off to protect the area. When I saw the guard lower that rope barrier to allow us access to the stones, I knew this trip was worth every extra pound we paid to be here. The uniqueness of seeing Stonehenge up close with just fifty people instead of staring from a distance in a mob of thousands was priceless. I will not spoil your visit with more descriptions expect to say that I could not stop taking photos when asked to leave because I felt I could not capture the feeling, scope, and grandness of what we just witnessed with my digital camera.
Reviewed by: Deborah M, July 2015
Loved the private viewing of Stonehenge. Going amongst the stones was absolutely the best experience. Lacock was also interesting. Bath was a bit disappointing. I must say the green water was off putting. But the rest of the tour was so great the overall tour was wonderful!
Reviewed by: JUSTINE H, July 2015
Lucy was fabulous! She had great enthusiasm and knowledge about all the historic and prehistoric sites we visited. I got so much out of this tour.
Reviewed by: Allison M., USA, July 2015
This was a lovely tour - its a bit more expensive than some of the other Stonehenge, etc., options, but its worth it to have the private and inner access to the stone circle. The hotel pickup was easy and on-time we had a short 10 minute walk from our hotel to one of the designated pick-up spots our guide, Frank, and our coach driver, Malcolm, were perfect gentlemen and a joy to be around all day. They truly enjoy what they're doing, and both gentlemen did their best to share as much information as possible, particularly when we were divided into two smaller groups for entering the stone circle. The stop in Lacock was a treat - this little village is a gem, and I promise that you'll get more out of that than you expect. Our final stop in Bath was lovely - while it would be wonderful to spend more time in this charming town, the time we had was fine - enough to tour the Roman Baths, stroll the town, and enjoy a quick drink at a pub. It is a long day, but it is also a terrific way to get a taste of each of these three beautiful places. Highly recommend.