Bath & Stonehenge from London

Jul 18th, 2008, 07:35 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 124
Bath & Stonehenge from London

We would like to take a short tour from London to Bath and Stonehenge. Which one would you recommend ?
igorek is offline  
Jul 18th, 2008, 08:14 AM
  #2  
dmlove
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I'd personally do both. We did a "quick trip" to Stonehenge (early morning), Bath (half day) and Oxford (rest of the day and evening) all in one day, driving ourselves and getting back to London very late. That was a little much, but I'm glad I got to see all three. Will you be driving or taking a bus tour -- I'm sure there are bus tours that cover both places.
 
Jul 18th, 2008, 08:25 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,301
Check out London Walks Explorer Days

http://www.walks.com/Homepage/The_Ex...!/default.aspx

I've done both and they were fantastic and affordable.
jamikins is offline  
Jul 18th, 2008, 08:56 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 124
Thanks, but I did not quite understand how London Walks could help because they seem to be walking tours of London. I was looking for a bus tour to Bath, Stonehenge, and may be to Oxford as long as it is in the same direction.
igorek is offline  
Jul 18th, 2008, 09:00 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 65,390
Igorek: London Walks have "Explorer Days". They are out-of-town excursions. Not in huge tour buses, but where you meet at a London train station and travel together to some interesting place, have a walking tour w/ the LW guide, have lunch, and then another guided walk.

If you'll click on jamikins' link you will see full descriptions.

There are also decent guided coach tours from London that cover Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath in one day. And then there are some that try to squeeze in Windsor/Stonehenge/Bath or Stonehenge/Bath/Oxford. If you do choose a commercial coach tour, I personally would not try the Windsor/Oxford ones. Bath, Windsor, and Oxford each require most of a day to just see the very basics. To cram in too much in too short a time means you really spend more time on the bus and eating than you do actually seeing things.

If you MUST take a tour - at least take one that has more "tour time" than "coach time". Since the London Walks tours use trains, you get to your destination much faster than by road.
janisj is online now  
Jul 18th, 2008, 09:05 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,056
Did you bother to look at the London Walks link?
nona1 is offline  
Jul 18th, 2008, 09:51 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 65,390
nona1: You can lead a horse to water but can't make him drink
janisj is online now  
Jul 18th, 2008, 10:09 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 200
If you go by yourself you might find it advantageous to use a local guide when you arrive, like the Blue Badge members. Do not know about Stonehenge, but there are several in the Bath area.
rjsol is offline  
Jul 18th, 2008, 11:06 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,313
I've used a local guide (Vic, from Vic's Taxi) who was very helpful and grew up in the area. He picked us up from the Salisbury train station, and we saw whatever we wanted, which can include Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, etc. www.vicstaxi.com. My friend K just went on a similar trip with him and had a great time
GreenDragon is offline  
Jul 18th, 2008, 11:10 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 603
We had a private tour guide who I would highly recommend. You can contact him at [email protected]. He was great fun and very knowledgeable.
Cruiseryyc is offline  
Jul 22nd, 2008, 11:45 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 8
Hi
I did a Evan Evans bus tour from London to Stonehenge & Bath a couple of years back. It was fine, an hour or so on Stonehenge and about 2-3h in Bath, with 1-2h driving in each direction. Looks like now they don't have that option, only Windsor+Stonehenge+Bath or Salisbury+Stonehenge+Bath.
http://www.evanevanstours.co.uk/index.htm
attila82 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Debbielynn
Europe
13
Sep 8th, 2014 03:11 PM
Nena
Europe
5
Aug 15th, 2010 04:00 AM
kit
Europe
21
Nov 4th, 2009 06:38 AM
jpochsner
Europe
6
Oct 20th, 2004 10:43 AM
xena
Europe
8
Jun 24th, 2003 12:49 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:40 PM.