Getting Around – Tours
Make the most of your stay in the World Heritage City of Bath by taking one of the cities many tours. The City of Bath has a varied amount of tours ranging from walking tours in Bath to Bath bus tours or bath boat trips all of which depart from the city on a daily basis. However, if you’re are feeling adventurous and you want to visit some of the fantastic attractions outside of Bath, then why not join one of the many bus tours. For further information on Tours in Bath, please see the listings below and remember to mention www.bath.co.uk when booking with a Bath Tour Operator.
Several companies run personal guided tours in and around Bath:
Mad Max Tours runs small group day trips throughout the year.
1. Full day tour of Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circles, Lacock and Castle Combe in the Cotswolds. £32.50
2. Full day Cotswold Discovery tour including; Bibury, Stow-on-the-Wold, The Slaughters plus many others £35.00
3. Half day Stonehenge and Lacock National Trust village £17.50 “The single most memorable day of our visit to Britain” M Buchanan, NZ ” DON’T MISS OUT!
For more information please phone 07990 505 970 or email email@example.com or visit: www.madmaxtours.co.uk
Scarper Tours .. a fun 3 hour tour direct to Stonehenge . Leaving every day except 24th, 25th, 26th December. For more info and reservations please see www.scarpertours.com or phone 07739 644 155.
A Guided Tour of Guided Tours…
On your right…
Mayor’s Honorary Guides
Walks of Bath with voluntary guides, most Blue Badge. Depart Abbey Churchyard. Daily 10.30am; M-F 2pm, Sat 2.30pm. Free. Details 01225 477411 or visit www.bathguides.org.uk. Very good ‘standard tour’ focusing on history/culture.
Typical quote: “It was here in 1805 that… Beau Nash… Royal Crescent… Jane Austen… etc.”
And up there…
Open Top Buses
Several companies run round the town and its more photogenic environs. Depart Orange Grove/Bog Island. All through day; shop around for best deals as prices vary. Guides variable, usually good.
Typical quote: “This is the Royal Crescent. I shall now turn off the loudspeaker at the request of the residents…”
Way over to the left…
Weird mix of magic tricks, jokes, audience participation, and definitely no history or culture. Easter to end October. Departs from and arrives back at The Huntsman pub. Nightly 8pm. Very funny in a comedy-club way; not for sensitive types. Details 01225 335 124.
Typical quote: “It’s traditional to hop across this street, so – start hopping!”
And there… I thought I saw someone…
Bath’s supernatural history from deadly earnest guides. Departs Garrick’s Head pub, nightly 8pm and returns to the Garrick’s Head pub at 10pm. Tours are only available on Fridays from November 1st to 31st March. For further details please telephone: 01225 350 512.
Typical quote: “Now this tree is very special, because it’s a psychic tree.”
Now, if you have any questions…