🥾 Bath & Stonehenge
Let’s focus on feeling good after the lockdown and maybe work off the extra pounds. A leisure activity will help you to return to a healthy lifestyle through the Nordic Walking!
Bath City became a World Heritage Site in 1987. Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in. Bath’s compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain, making it the ideal city break. Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries, and enjoy year-round festivals, theatre, music and sports. Bath’s stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture is straight from a Jane Austen novel – highlights include the iconic Royal Crescent and the majestic Circus. With so much to see, every visit to Bath will fill up your day with an unforgettable experience of different parts of the city.
The New Royal Bath is a fusion of glass, stone, light and water. This creates a special setting in which to enjoy a Thermae Aqua (a 2-hour spa session). Relax in two spectacular baths, fed by the naturally warm, mineral-rich waters.
The compact nature of Bath makes it ideal to explore on foot, with many of the city’s most iconic sights all within a short walk of each other. And with the countryside on the city’s doorstep, you can easily take to the rolling hills and tranquil surroundings of Bath. Escape the city centre and follow in the footsteps of the Georgians as you promenade down grand streets, stroll through public gardens and meander along the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal. Take a short amble through the meadows of Bathwick Fields and you will be rewarded with a stunning view of the city. You can push on for the Bath Skyline Walk, the National Trust’s most downloaded walk. This six-mile route will take you through ancient woodland, over an Iron Age hillfort and alongside abandoned limestone quarries!
Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.
Today, along with Avebury, Stonehenge forms the heart of a World Heritage Site, with a unique concentration of prehistoric monuments.
Castle Combe has been called ‘The Prettiest Village in England’ and with good reason; visitors have been coming to enjoy its charms for at least a century and the small street leading from the Market Cross down to the By Brook is as picturesque today as it ever was. In more recent times the village has played host to many filming activities, the most famous of these being ‘Doctor Doolittle’ filmed in and around the village in 1966. More recently the village has had a major role in ‘War Horse’, ‘Stardust’,’The Wolf Man’ and an advert for Solvil et Titus. The village is also a sanctuary to wildlife as it is a conservation area and enjoys the beauty of nature at its very best. The village houses are all of the typical Cotswold type, constructed in stone with thick walls and roofs made from split natural stone tiles. The properties are many hundreds of years old and are listed as ancient monuments. Strict rules apply to preserve the beauty and character of Castle Combe for later generations to admire.
- 07:45 meet at Hotel Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, W6 8DR (near Hammersmith Station)
- 10:00-11:00 Stonehenge
- 12:00-15:00 Bath, time for a lunch
- 15:30-17:00 Castle Combе, The Manor House
- 17:30 departure
- 19:30 London, Hammersmith
Travel times may vary depending on traffic & weather conditions.
- english-speaking IAM/RoSPA qualified driver
- transport throughout the tour
- professional event organization
- expert local knowledge and assistance during the trip
The price does not include:
- food during the trip (choose what you prefer)
- personal travel insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, theft of or damage to baggage)
- travel to the starting and finishing points of the trip
- extra stops on the route for pick up/drop offs
- walking guide (Qualified Lowlands Leader) £10 per participant when guided
- tips to the walking leader/driver
What to bring:
- soft drinks/packed lunch
- walking poles/rent £10
- spare change
- camera & phone charger
- friendly attitude and good manners 🙂
That’s it, we’ll handle the rest. All you have to do is turn up and have a great weekend!
📩 Please note: by default, most of our group tours are designed for the Russian speaking community, therefore, the audio cd record is played in the Russian language. We can always organize a private tour in your preferred language. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org