If Stonehenge is on your list then you will definitely want to do this tour. Not only was it amazing to get to stand in the middle of the stones, it was also amazing to see the Roman baths in Bath as well.
It was well worth getting up very early in the morning to experience the inner circle of Stonehenge. Frank, our guide, and Ricardo, our driver, were great. Ricardo's driving was very comfortable even in the heavy traffic returning to London. Frank was engaging and personable. This tour stops at Stonehenge before it opens to everyone. Your group is the only group at the site which was great for photo opportunities. We found out Frank was an excellent photographer. You had ample time at Stonehenge.
Lacock was a cute little town with a lot of ties to major films. An added bonus if you are into that.
The bus then took us to Bath, where we received our tickets to go in the Roman Bath site. Once the tickets were distributed we were left to explore on our own which we enjoyed. Frank gave us some pointers of what to see and how to make the most out of the area.
Overall we enjoyed this excursion.
This is a bucket list event, to be able to stand inside the stone circles as a small group! Our tour guide Peter was exceptional! Highly recommend!
Once in a lifetime experience!
We arrived early morning while the sun was still low on the horizon.
If stones could speak...the stories they would tell!
We did the evening tour. Town of Bath was lovely and had just enough time to do a little exploring. Dinner option before heading to Stonehenge was amazing. And seeing Stonehenge as the sun went down, all to ourselves was priceless. What an amazing day.
Great tour! Frank was our guide and he exceeded our expectations. Very personable ams has a vast knowledge about all things UK. Would highly recommend
The Stonehenge part is amazing and justifies the whole trip and cost. You can’t get right up to the stones any other way. This can’t be overstated. The sense of presence while walking through and around them is amazing.
The rest of it is very hit and miss, and I suspect totally depends on three things you cannot control: the weather, the crowds, and who you get as your tour guide.
We were reasonably lucky for the weather but not so much for the other two.
I think we want our tour guides to be four things: friendly, helpful, entertaining, and knowledgeable. Our one was very friendly and helpful, but unfortunately not so great at the other two.
A hint for the tour guides at this company: I suspect you’ve all been told that dead air is the cardinal sin and you must always find something to say. However this does not mean you should fill all available talk time with a stream of consciousness babble based on whatever your eye falls on. You are there to add value to what the customers can see for themselves, not to say what you see. It really isn’t necessary to tell us even once that a red brick house is made out of bricks that are red... let alone saying it several times. It certainly isn’t necessary to tell us that the stone that a stone house is build of is a naturally occurring substance that comes from the ground. If that’s all you’ve got then may I gently suggest not saying anything at all and studying up so you have actual material the next time?
But I’ll finish this review by saying again that the Stonehenge portion is what makes this tour. If you get a great guide, fantastic, otherwise just tune them out.
I had a great time on this tour. I was in England with my family but went on this tour by myself as they had already been to Stonehenge and wanted more time in London. This was my first time as a solo traveler on a tour like this one and the group was very welcoming, and I never felt out of place. Frank was our guide and he was great. We were split into two groups at Stonehenge, but I didn't mind this as each group got more than enough time inside the stones. I also loved Lacock, it was nice to see a smaller village in England (and see all the Harry Potter locations!). My only complaint and the reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is that I wish we had more time in Bath and Lacock instead of killing time at Stonehenge. We only had about an hour to ourselves in Bath after we went to the Roman Baths, and that's not really enough time there in my opinion. Otherwise, I really enjoyed the tour!
The entire tour was fantastic. I have two praises and two clarifications. The tour guide Claudia was wonderful and gave insight but did not yap on and on. The inner circle tour was a once in a lifetime experience. Don't miss it. Now, I would not call the morning tour a sunrise tour. We were there well after sunrise. Call it an early morning tour. The final observation is that I would add another hour to the tour... at least 45 minutes for Bath and 15 minutes for Lacock. Not enough time. If you want an overview of the cities, perfect. But in bath there is only enough time to see the roman baths and that is all. In Lacock, by the time you walk down a couple of streets and get a refreshment and use the restroom it is time to go. Would have loved to have had another 15-30 minutes. Don't miss this tour though. It is fantastic!
The trip to Stonehenge and Bath was not enjoyable. First, I had no idea that we would be going on a bus with 40 other people. We did not have enough time in Bath to walk and shop. The trip to Laycock was ridiculous. We saw nothing of the village. We had so many people that we had to split into two groups when we got to Stonehenge. The group that was not admitted first had to just walk around in the windy cold. This trip was not worth the money. I would not recommend it to anyone.