Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath, and Medieval Village of Lacock Including Traditional Pub Lunch
Reviewed by: Ducey, July 2014
Tour was excellent overall. It was a long day, but a great way to get in a lot of the main tourist sites in England. We had about 1.5-2 hours in each place, and a good hour for lunch. The driver and guide were very strict on when we needed to return to the bus, which was actually nice because it meant no waiting for people. Considering what we saw, it did not feel rushed at all.
Reviewed by: Jay M, July 2014
This was a very long day----12+ hours----tour which was as an excellent sampler of three major places to visit. Left Victoria Coach Station around 8:30 and arrived back around 9 pm. (The tour does provide pickup at hotels---but much earlier than 8:30---with Victoria Coach Station being last pick-up, you avoid the earlier hotel pick-up by going to Victoria Coach Station). A key component to making this an extremely interesting and enjoyable tour was our tour guide---Nick. He was excellent---enthusiastic, informative, and able to communicate with humor and knowledge. The bus was a modern and comfortable double decker coach (but no bathroom on board). The lunch was very good,and took place in a pub in an English countryside village, which has served as a location for Harry Potter movies. The first stop was Windsor Castle. Amazing place. We were there for about an hour---about 60-90 minutes less than needed to do it well. The hour allowed us to see the most important state rooms, the chapel, and see the changing of the guard, which was accompanied by a marching band. Nick gave good advice what to see and do in this limited time. If you want to spend more time at Winsor, take a tour focused on Windsor or take the accessible train from London. There is a nice village around the castle to eat and walk around after you tour. And you can pick up tours at the castle. The next stop was Bath. We had limited time here---about 60+ minutes. Not enough time to tour the town---which is more a town than a small village, and visit the Roman baths. Nick gave a nice walking tour of the town, which is very picturesque and looks more like an Italian town. If Stonehenge is not important and there is an Windsor/Bath trip to spend more time there, then consider that. We then had lunch. Last stop was Stonehenge, which was very impressive and you wonder "how they do it?". We had sufficient time there. Overall, an excellent tour, but wished we had more time in Windsor and Bath.
Reviewed by: samverhoff12, July 2014
Tour was great. A little rushed, but we knew that going in. However, getting trapped in Windsor Castle was not fun. Changing of the guards, they would not let us leave to go catch our coach. The "guard" told us that the coach would not leave us. However the coach was just about to leave us. We ran to get to the lot. That however was not the fault of the tour. The tour was great.
Reviewed by: Debra A. V, July 2014
this was a long trip but very worthwhile. we enjoyed it very much.
Reviewed by: Xiao Ping H, July 2014
The guide was extremely clear, friendly and knowledgeable. I had a great time on the trip,and especially liked how we were always given free time to roam about a new place. The lunch at Lacock was a real treat, and the village is just lovely!
Reviewed by: Ilona E, July 2014
Loved it and Bath was my favorite. Wish we had more time there.
Reviewed by: nrojas64, July 2014
Wonderful tour, wonderful tour guide. Our guide Magnus and his driver Joanne navigated our tour to all four places in a quick and easy manner. On the way to each site he explained the history and background of each place so we knew what we were about to experience. This is a perfect way to get a taste of the English country side all in one day.