Prices

  • £42.00 Adult
  • £21.00 Child (5-15)
  • £6.00 Child (under 5)
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From Bath to Glastonbury, Wells and Cheddar Gorge

Your opportunity to visit the ancient and mystical Glastonbury with its Tor rising above the Somerset levels.  Experience the majesty of Cheddar Gorge and enjoy the splendour of England’s smallest city; Wells, with its stunning cathedral and famous Bishops’ Palace.

This is an ancient landscape steeped in history and spirituality; where Druids and early Christianity meet the legend of King Arthur and the fantasy world of a magical fairy kingdom.  Our guides will introduce you to the history and mystery that has shaped Somerset over hundreds of years.  Exploring this beautiful county with our small and personal tour allows you to see so much in one day without the hassle of negotiating narrow country lanes on your own or dealing with public transport.

We’ve specifically kept our tours small and personal with a maximum group size of 16.  This gives you the opportunity to relax and enjoy this stunning part of England.  Our local guides have a wealth of knowledge about the area.  They will provide you with plenty of information about the history, culture, theories and legends.




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Tour Highlights

  • Glastonbury - The Tor, town and springs
  • Wells - The smallest city in England
  • Vicars Close - Oldest street in Europe
  • Cheddar Gorge - photo stop. Largest gorge in Britain
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Tour Schedule

Cheddar Gorge

Our first stop is Cheddar Gorge with it majestic limestone cliffs.  A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  This is your opportunity to pause and take in the view of this impressive rock formation.

Glastonbury

On wards to Glastonbury, where we can walk up the Tor to the ruins of the 14th century church tower.  From here there are stunning views right across the Somerset Levels.  Alternatively, you can visit the Chalice Well Gardens* at the foot of the Tor, to enjoy the sacred well and beautiful gardens.  You will be able to try the healing spring waters as well as local Cheddar cheese and Somerset cider.  We then continue into the town itself which has become a honey-pot for interesting and unique shops focusing on the spiritual and the magical.  Time to explore the ruins of the famous Glastonbury Abbey** – said to be the last resting place of King Arthur and Lady Guinevere – or sit back and relax in one of the many cafes to soak up the atmosphere.

Please be aware that walking up Glastonbury Tor can be strenuous and will require an appropriate level of fitness as well as suitable clothing and footwear.

Wells

We travel on to Wells where there is time to explore this beautiful and historical city.  There is the moated Bishops Palace, the stunning cathedral and the oldest continually occupied street in Europe.  Don’t miss the clock in the cathedral which is one of the oldest in Europe!  At Wells you will have time for lunch at one of the many excellent cafes or pubs.



Important Information

  • This tour begins at 09.00 am prompt, from the Abbey Hotel, 1 North Parade. BA1 1LF.  This is a one-minute walk from the Abbey church.
  • Please aim to arrive at 08.50 am so we can depart on time.
  • We have designed our tours to keep travelling time down to a minimum.
  • The longest stretch in our 16 seat mini coach is 1 hour.
  • Time spent at Cheddar Gorge – 2 photo stops
  • Time spent at Glastonbury and the Tor 2 hours (approx.)
  • Time spent at Wells – 2.5 hours
  • Return time to Bath is 17.30pm
  • All times are approximate
  • If you have specific needs or concerns please contact us by email so we can assist you.
  • This tour is not suitable for children 3 years and under
  • Entrance fees to Chalice well gardens and Glastonbury Abbey are not included in the tour price, but visiting is optional.


FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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