My girlfriend and I traveled to London in December, 2012, and we wanted to take a side trip to Stonehenge and Bath (and also Windsor if possible). Alt...
My girlfriend and I traveled to London in December, 2012, and we wanted to take a side trip to Stonehenge and Bath (and also Windsor if possible). Although we prefer to travel by ourselves rather than to go on a tour, after some research, we decided that it was cheaper and more efficient for us to go on a tour due to time and budget constraints.
We decided on Golden Tours over the other companies because
1) it was the cheapest of all the companies (only about $105 per person, all admissions included)
2) it offers pickup close to our hotel
3) the reviews on TripAdvisor are pretty favorable
Going in, we understood that the time at each attraction would be short and that a lot of the time would be spent on transportation.
We were supposed to meet at St Pancras Renaissance at 7:20-7:35; our tour guide (who was wonderful; it was a shame that I forgot her name!) showed up at around 7:40 and directed us to a tour bus. However, the bus had some mechanical problem so our tour guide promptly got us taxis to the bus terminal for no extra charge. This was very fun for us as this was the only time we got to ride on the black cabs in London!
The bus was spacious and comfty, and the tour guide was very courteous and accommodating, even to those tourists who were late (be on time people!). No one was left behind in any of the attractions. We spent about 90 minutes in Windsor Castle, 60 minutes in Stonehenge, and about 100 minutes. While it might not seem like much, my girlfriend and I had enough time to tour the State Apartments and St George's Chapel. We even checked out part of the Changing of the Guards in Windsor Castle! The time at Stonehenge was also sufficient (it was freezing cold!). However, we do wish we could've stayed longer in Bath, as we only got to tour around the Roman Baths and didn't have enough time to explore the wonderful town of Bath. If you are not interested in Windsor or have more time, definitely spend more time in Bath.
As for food, we did not purchase the lunch option, and instead of trying to sell us lunch, our tour guide was very nice and recommended some cheap options in Windsor; the sandwiches at EAT was delicious!
We would definitely recommend this tour to everyone who's short on time and wants to visit all these places; it's the most time-efficient and cost-effective way to visit all these places in one day. Thanks Golden Tours and our wonderful tour guide.
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We arrived at our pick-up location after running from our tube stop, as the tube wasn't running frequently enough at that point on a sunday morning to...
We arrived at our pick-up location after running from our tube stop, as the tube wasn't running frequently enough at that point on a sunday morning to help us to be on time. The bus waited, we were about 5-7 minutes late and were greeted warmly by the staff. We got to the tour office and and got our tickets printed inside (as we had no printer access). We met up with Tish our guide and she was still able to seat our party of 5 on a packed bus (She said it was one of the busiest days of the year for tours). She was friendly, knowledgeable and very funny. The tour was bilingual (spanish and english) and she did quite well with interpreting. It seemed that I had made an error in my booking and booked for the wrong day. We showed up and our tickets said the wrong date. The tour company accommodated us anyway and were very kind to allow us to continue on our trip even with the error. We had a wonderful day! Though the tour was speedy and felt a bit rushed because we went to so many places and saw so much, Tish and our driver Atila did everything in their power to accommodate everyone and make it very enjoyable. At the end Tish recommended a restaurant to us for dinner which was just perfect for our crew. Thank you all for making our plans work out even with our mistake in booking!!! And thank you Tish and Atila for a most enjoyable day!!!
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Great tour! Our guide Mark was very knowledgeable, approachable and kept things interesting. All went smoothly at each of the three sites, no complain...
Great tour! Our guide Mark was very knowledgeable, approachable and kept things interesting. All went smoothly at each of the three sites, no complaints at all!
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Days of departure: Daily
Check-in time: 8:30am -8:45am
Return (approx.): 7:30pm
Departure point: Golden tours Victoria Visitor Centrer 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W
You can be picked up from a number of locations and departure points.
You will be dropped back at Kensington and Victoria areas subject to traffic conditions.
A city full of exciting history, London has so much to offer visitors. This tour will take you to the best historical attractions London has to offer, from St Paul’s Cathedral to the fearsome Tower of London. The tour ends with a relaxing River Thames boat ride.
The complete London sightseeing package! This jam-packed tour includes a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London plus a River Thames boat ride and exciting flight up the modern London Eye. Featuring the best London attractions, there’s never a dull moment with this tour
This inexpensive, excellent value Stonehenge, Bath, Windsor tour will undeniably captivate you. All three of these charming places have their own distinct singularities which set them apart from one another. They are all enthralling destinations to explore.
Your Windsor tour will indisputably mesmerise you and you will become spellbound by the majesty of scenic Windsor. A Windsor Castle tour is an option: discover this eminent structure, with its extravagant State Apartments and architecturally spectacular St George's Chapel. Or perhaps take a walking tour around Windsor and make the most of some leisure time, to explore the city at your own pace.
Marvel at an enigmatic, world renowned landmark, shrouded in obscurity, which has, over the centuries, left many rapt: Stonehenge, as you continue with a Stonehenge tour. Surrender to the daunting yet indefinable primordial atmosphere that resounds from this astounding monument.
Finish your alluring day with an enchanting Roman Bath tour. Bath's faded archaic magnificence is sure to amaze you. Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and, of course, Bath's world famed spa are highlights of the entrancing city.
Your Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge tour will incontestably leave you with lasting memories.