3 Day West Country Private Tour

Duration: 3 days
Destination: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, Southampton
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  • 3 days
  • Southampton
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This 3 day private tour gives a fantastic experience of the attractions in the West of England whilst spending 2 nights in the beautiful city of Bath. The tour starts with your pick-up from the port/hotel at Southampton and includes a drop-off at the end of the tour for your next destination.

Places visited include: Stonehenge, the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, the Roman Baths, Wells - England's smallest city, the birth-place of the Cheddar Cheese and stunning countryside & villages.

Accommodation is not included. Please contact Bath Insider Tours if you would like recommendations or assistance with your accommodation.

Itinerary

Day 1: Southampton to Bath via Stonehenge

Pass By: Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Your private guide will meet you at your cruise ship/hotel in Southampton and will drive you to Stonehenge - one of Britain's most famous monuments. The journey will take approximately 1 hour.

Stop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury SP4 7DE England
Your guide will take you around the Stonehenge Visitor Centre and the ancient stone circle and will bring the stones to life with interesting stories about its construction and history. Your guide has attended talks by some of the leading archaeologists at Stonehenge and will share with you their latest discoveries.

After exploring Stonehenge you will be driven to the beautiful city of Bath. There will be a stop on route at a historic English pub for lunch.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bath, Bath, Somerset, England
Your guide was born and grew up in Bath giving you the chance to be shown around the city by a local.

You will be taken to your guide's favourite viewpoint over Bath to give you a great perspective of the city. You will then have a private walking tour of Bath where your guide will show you all of the city's famous buildings and landmarks and will tell you interesting stories about these and the city.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath BA1 1LZ England
During your tour you will have an unaccompanied visit inside Bath's most famous tourist attraction, the Roman Baths museum. The museum contains one of the best-preserved remains of a Roman spa which was built thousands of years ago over the city's hot springs.

Guides are not allowed to guide inside the museum so this will be an unaccompanied visit where you will have use of the museum's excellent audio guides.

After the tour your guide will take you to your accommodation in Bath where you will have the evening at leisure.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Tour of Wells and Cheddar

Stop At: Wells, Wells, Somerset, England
Your guide will collect you at 8:30am and drive you through the English countryside to the cathedral city of Wells, England's smallest city.

You will be taken on a private walking tour of Wells' historic centre. Some of the places visited are listed below.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Wells Market Place, Wells England
The market place is the hub of the city. If you are visiting on a Wednesday or Sunday you will be able to experience the local market that takes place here every week. Fans of the cult film "Hot Fuzz" may recognise their surroundings as the market place featured a number of times in this film.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE England
You will visit the magnificent 13th Century Wells Cathedral. Its beautiful interior has a number of unique features including the world's second oldest working clock.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2 England
The picturesque Vicar's Close in Wells is the oldest residential street in Europe.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cheddar, Cheddar, Somerset, England
After lunch at an English pub you will be driven to Cheddar, the birth-place of the famous Cheddar cheese.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, The Cliffs Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar BS27 3QA England
Today there is only one small cheese factory in the Cheddar area that produces traditional Cheddar cheese. You will visit this to get a great insight into how Cheddar cheese is made. If you are lucky you may even see the cheese being made whilst you are there.

At the end of the visit you will have the chance to taste different varieties of the cheese they produce, including a cheese which is matured in the local caves. Should you wish there will be an opportunity to purchase cheese as souvenirs or to enjoy on the rest of your holiday.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar BS27 3QE England
The spectacular Cheddar Gorge is England's largest gorge. Driving through the gorge you will have the opportunity to stop and walk up to your guide's favourite viewpoint on the gorge. You will be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views over the gorge and the surrounding area. This walk does involve a steep 15 minute ascent on an uneven path which can get muddy when there has been rain so this stop is optional as it may not be suitable for everyone.

At the end of the tour you will be driven back to your accommodation in Bath where your evening will be at leisure.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Morning tour and transfer to your next destination

Stop At: Bath, Bath, Somerset, England
In the morning your guide will take you on a walking tour of a charming village on the outskirts of Bath which the local tour buses have yet to discover.

Your guide will give you an insight into English village life and show you the village's fascinating historical features. You will also have a walk through the surrounding countryside where you will be shown an ancient historical site. 

ALTERNATIVE OPTION:
Instead of visiting the village you can visit a small non-for profit falconry where you will be introduced to their birds and have the unique experience of flying a hawk in the English countryside. If you would like to do this activity, please select this option at the time of booking.

After lunch at a village pub you will be driven to your next holiday destination.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • Private 3 day tour with local guide
  • All admission prices (Stonehenge, Roman Baths, Wells Cathedral)
  • Private transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cruise ship/hotel pick up from Southampton
  • Private transfer to your next destination (within 3 hours drive of Bath)
  • Entry/Admission - Stonehenge
  • Entry/Admission - The Roman Baths
  • Entry/Admission - Wells Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

Exclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation in Bath
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Accommodation: Bath has a wide range of hotels and small boutique guest-houses. Please contact Bath Insider Tours if you would like recommendations or assistance finding accommodation.
  • This tour includes a number of walking tours and so may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties. Please contact Bath Insider Tours if you are unsure.
  • There is luggage space in the vehicle for a maximum of 4 large suitcases and 4 carry-on bags.
  • Fly a Hawk Option: Availability will be checked at the time of your booking and confirmed back to you. The hawk flying is subject to favorable weather conditions. In the event of poor weather you will have the option to fly owls indoors instead. There is a minimum age requirement of 8 for the hawk flying.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Onward transfer: a private transfer on the 3rd day is included for all destinations within 3 hours drive of Bath e.g. London, Heathrow, Cotswolds, Southampton. A surcharge will apply for destinations over 3 hours.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks are required inside the vehicle when we are driving (disposable masks will be provided if needed). Bath Insider Tours has been awarded the "We're Good to Go" certification by the National Tourism Board of England to recognise it is following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You will be collected from the port at Southampton where your cruise ship has docked or from a hotel in Southampton. Please send details of your cruise ship/hotel at the time of booking.

End of Tour Drop-Off:

After lunch on Day 3 you will be driven to your next holiday destination. All destinations within 3 hours drive of Bath are included e.g. London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London hotel, Oxford hotel, Cirencester hotel, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol. Please specify at the time of booking your preferred drop-off point along with information on any time restrictions (e.g. flight times, evening appointments). All destinations over 3 hours drive will incur a surcharge.

Ports

  • Southampton



Departure Time

9:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 days

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

48Kathy

29 Sep, 2019

After arriving at the Southampton cruise terminal, we were met by Daniel who picked us up and whisked us off to Stonehenge for the first part of our 3 day private tour. Daniel owns the company and was born and raised in Bath so his knowledge of the area is excellent. He took care of all the details, including reservations at a wonderful bed & breakfast in Bath (Duke's Bath), reservations at local pubs or restaurants for lunch, and planned a wonderful itinerary for us. Major highlights were Stonehenge, Wells, Cheddar, Bath and a falconry on the grounds that Prince Charles owns. He also took us on country roads, hiked up the mountain to see Cheddar Valley, and many other unique and wonderful sites. We have traveled all over the world, taken many private and group tours, and I can honestly say Daniel's tour was one of the best. I would not hesitate to take another tour with him!

Paul_N

23 Jul, 2019

This was our first time traveling to England and my wife and I figured, lets do this right. Disembarking from the QM2 at Southampton we were met by Daniel, on time, prepared and a well versed tour guide. He owns the company and is local to the area, born and raised in Bath. He drove us places that I could not find again if I tried. Narrow country roads, farm produce stands, major attractions and each and everyone was delightful, well planned and very British. We are walkers and he delivered a diverse and interesting agenda, they only thing out his control was the weather, but he was even prepared for that, providing rain gear and umbrellas out of his well stocked backpack. The only concern I had was prior to us booking the trip. A no refund policy was something that caused me to hesitate. His company is small, and he needs to reserve hotel space in advance during peak travel periods, all of which is nonrefundable to him. But he delivered 100% on his advertised tour, and then some, it way better than we anticipated and he runs a very good operation.

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