3 Day West Country Private Tour | La Vacanza Travel

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
  • Not-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

Stop At: 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stonehenge, Salisbury 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 - The Roman Baths
  • Entry/Admission - Wells Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company
  • Entry/Admission - Stonehenge

Exclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation in Bath
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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

09:00 AM

Voucher info

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

Duration

3 days


User's Reviews

Coastal389609

17 Dec, 2023

Daniel was the most amazing guide while we toured Bath, Glastonbury and Stone Henge. His knowledge and all around good humor made for a most amazing trip. We learned so much. Daniel was able to customize our days just for us. I would highly recommend using Bath Insider Tours. Excellent!

MarlaF102

27 Apr, 2023

If we could give Daniel a 10, we would, but five is the highest 😁. We spent three full days with him, and he was unfailingly thoughtful, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. He showed us Bath, of course, Stonehenge, the highlights of Wells and Cheddar, and a wonderful experience at a falconry with a hawk named Charlie. He even customized our trip so that we could visit a farm that we were interested in, and that was very special for us. There are areas that we weren’t able to see in those three days and we are seriously thinking of exploring those with him at some point. We really wish him the best in his business.

663teresab

03 Oct, 2022

I cannot say enough good things about our tour of Bath and the West Country with Daniel ! His deep familiarity and knowledge of the area, along with terrific organizational skills, took us to so many significant sites and extraordinary scenes. No time was wasted trying to read maps or call for transportation. Lunch was arranged at a historic pub/cafe each day, with a range of meal choices. He is courteous, well prepared, and charming. He looked out for our comfort, and easily picked up on our personal interests at the various sights. He was able to secure a room upgrade at an historic Georgian hotel to include in his overall tour fee, and recommended areas we could explore for dinner. I feel we have a new friend, who has shared his home city with us in the most expansive way.

Flyer609424

21 Jun, 2022

Daniel’s 3 Day tour exceeded our expectations! He is a very knowledgeable, personable and attentive guide! The Bath / Wells area is beautiful and we were definitely shown the highlights. Daniel modified our itinerary slightly as we went along and as he got to know us better. I will say the hike to the top of the Cheddar Gorge turned out to be a highlight! We really enjoyed staying in Bath at Dukes. Daniel was also able to give us a number of restaurant choices. We had been on a 12 night cruise before meeting Daniel. We appreciated viewing the countryside, Stonehenge, quaint pubs and villages on our land excursion! We would recommend Daniel and any of his tour options to those who would like to experience a bit more if the Bath area.

tom_m

27 Mar, 2022

Daniel is amazing. Very prompt, knowledgable and takes care of your every need. I would fully recommend using Daniel for any of his tours.

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Excellent Tours of Bath, Glastonbury and Stone Henge!

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