Depart Bath for a truly extraordinary journey into the England's ancient past.
Venture east along 'The Great West Way' (the ancient road between London and Bristol) to encounter Britain's greatest prehistoric site - the great stone-circle at Avebury.
Marvel at the scale of Silbury Hill, a mysterious prehistoric mound that rivals some of the pyramids in size, before stopping to walk the short distance to enter one of England's most ancient and impressive burial mounds dating back over 5000 years.
Then, following the ancient avenue of stones leading from the ancient ridgeway to Avebury, discover the mysterious Avebury stone-circle, the largest stone circle in Europe.
Spend the afternoon, after lunch at a stunning, quintessential English pub, exploring the perfectly preserved medieval village of Lacock, filming location for Harry Potter, Pride & Prejudice and much, much more. Visit Lacock Abbey, an extraordinary grand house, that began life as a nunnery before being converted into a family home and, later, becoming the birthplace of modern photography.
Finish the afternoon languidly strolling through the landscaped grounds of a great estate and window shopping in a historic Cotswolds market town before heading back to Bath, relaxed yet satisfied from the days wonders!
What to Expect
9:00am1. Pick up from your accomodation.
45 minutes2. Travel from Bath along the Great West Way, through stunning countryside to Avebury.
09:45am3. Visit a 5000 year old tomb following a short 10 minute walk.
10:45am4. Explore the ancient stone circle of Avebury and its many mysteries.
30 minutes5. Travel through stunning countryside, off the beaten track .
12:30pm6. Stop for lunch at an incredible, historic eatery serving fabulous food.
1:30pm7. Visit the extraordinary historic Lacock Abbey, former nunnery & grand home for centuries.
2:30pm8. Stroll through the perfectly preserved Lacock village, a medieval town & popular filming location.
4.15-5:00pm8. Drop back at your accommodation.Arrive back in Bath, exhilarated yet relaxed and having enjoyed a day that has exceeded your expectations.
Most amazing day experience!"The tour guides are all so friendly and inclusive, getting to know them all and everyone else on the tour and sharing the experience with them is what makes it so special. If you want an unforgettable experience, tailored to you and others on the tour, and to get to know some amazing people do book on these tours! You'll learn so much about the beautiful places you visit, the history and also about the cultures and people you share the experience with."
A wonderful trip!!"We had an excellent day-long excursion! Our tour guide Jules demonstrated a wealth of knowledge, taking us to interesting sights we would not have known to look for. Grateful for his friendly and easy-going nature! Would highly recommend this tour of prehistoric sights and charming towns."
Super Touring Company Super Guides"Jules #1 and Rolland can't forget Jules #2 and Will, were fantastic or should I say "brilliant!", guides, drivers and new friends. If private, personal and rewarding touring is what you want, this is the company and people for you. Our times together far exceeded our expectations. We loved Bath and the Cotswold villages were like calendar pages. We won't forget our time there."