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England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London provided by Premium Tours - London Tours

England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London

England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London
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Tour snapshot
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed attractions of Bath and Stonehenge 
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Save on both time and transport costs by visiting four of England’s most popular day trip destinations—including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites—on one tour. Marvel at ancient Stonehenge, journey through the idyllic Cotswolds countryside, enjoy a panoramic tour of historic Bath, and visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Explore with a tour guide and enjoy free time for photos and shopping
  • Great-value tour include entrance fees and round-trip transport by coach
What to expect
Make your way to Victoria Coach Station in central London to meet your guide. Set out on the journey to Stonehenge aboard an air-conditioned coach. On arrival, pick up your entrance tickets and audio guide. Learn about the prehistoric stones from the audio commentary and ponder their mysterious origins as you stand before the towering landmark. Back on the coach, continue through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside to Bath for a panoramic tour of the UNESCO-listed city. See Bath Abbey, the River Avon, and the Georgian buildings of the Royal Crescent, and hear about the city’s legendary Roman Baths and connection with Jane Austen. Enjoy some free time to take photos or shop for souvenirs. Get your camera ready as you journey through one of England’s most scenic regions: the Cotswolds. As you pass through the rolling countryside and historic market towns, admire the pretty stone cottages, bridges, and walled lanes, all built with the region’s characteristic honey-colored stone. Finally, arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon, a town renowned as the birthplace of Shakespeare. Strolling the picturesque town, with its half-timbered houses and scenic riverfront, pay a visit to Shakespeare's Schoolroom. At the tour's end, return to the original departure point in central London.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore with a tour guide and enjoy free time for photos and shopping
  • Great-value tour include entrance fees and round-trip transport by coach
What to expect
Make your way to Victoria Coach Station in central London to meet your guide. Set out on the journey to Stonehenge aboard an air-conditioned coach. On arrival, pick up your entrance tickets and audio guide. Learn about the prehistoric stones from the audio commentary and ponder their mysterious origins as you stand before the towering landmark. Back on the coach, continue through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside to Bath for a panoramic tour of the UNESCO-listed city. See Bath Abbey, the River Avon, and the Georgian buildings of the Royal Crescent, and hear about the city’s legendary Roman Baths and connection with Jane Austen. Enjoy some free time to take photos or shop for souvenirs. Get your camera ready as you journey through one of England’s most scenic regions: the Cotswolds. As you pass through the rolling countryside and historic market towns, admire the pretty stone cottages, bridges, and walled lanes, all built with the region’s characteristic honey-colored stone. Finally, arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon, a town renowned as the birthplace of Shakespeare. Strolling the picturesque town, with its half-timbered houses and scenic riverfront, pay a visit to Shakespeare's Schoolroom. At the tour's end, return to the original departure point in central London.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Private tour of Shakespeare's Schoolroom (not included between October - March)
  • Panoramic tour of the city of Bath
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi
  • Entry/Admission - Stonehenge
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Entry/Admission - The Roman Baths
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK Located on 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9TP, approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Tour departs inside the building at Gate 19 at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7.30am)
  • Gloucester Road Station, Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Shakespeare's Schoolroom will not be included between October - March
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Private tour of Shakespeare's Schoolroom (not included between October - March)
  • Panoramic tour of the city of Bath
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi
  • Entry/Admission - Stonehenge
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Entry/Admission - The Roman Baths
Departure details
  • Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK Located on 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9TP, approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Tour departs inside the building at Gate 19 at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7.30am)
  • Gloucester Road Station, Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Gloucester Road Station, Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Shakespeare's Schoolroom will not be included between October - March
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Victoria Coach Station
    Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK
    Located on 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9TP, approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Tour departs inside the building at Gate 19 at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7.30am)
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Royal Crescent
  • 1
    Stonehenge
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Shakespeare's Birthplace
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Premium Tours - London Tours
    Stop: 12 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    The Roman Baths
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Bath Abbey
    Moreton in Marsh
    Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square
  • You'll end at
    Gloucester Road Station
    Gloucester Road Station, Gloucester Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 4SF, UK
    See address & details
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yamuna p
5 contributions
Jun 2022
We had a wonderful time. The guide Anna Marie was so knowledgable. The tour did not feel too long at all. Anna Marie was so attentive to each of us and ensured that we knew how to get back to our hotels once the tour ended.
The drive was beautiful. The tour does not stop at the Cotswolds, drives through. The focus is on Bath and Stratford Upon Avon.
The only advice is to pay attention during the boarding of the busses. There are a lot of tours leaving at the same time, and its very crowded and confusing.
Written June 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sam_Now
London, UK5 contributions
May 2022
A great tour if you want to see few cities in England in one day. The tour guide, Leon, and the coach driver were great. Leon gave lots of information not only in the locations were we stopped by along the way about villages, homes, farms and even type of trees and flower. Over 12 hours tours, take your pillow, water and snakes with you.
Written May 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matt_3691
Wodonga, Australia21 contributions
We met Anne-Maree (Guide) & TourGuy (Driver) at 8am. Great introduction, great information.
Comfortable Bus. There was an MV incident on the motorway to Stonehenge, but they managed it perfectly and ensured we didn't miss a beat all day. My girls loved the tour and it was an amazing day! A highly recommended tour us great guide and Driver 👍
Written January 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Heather S
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
This trip was an amazing collection of sites outside of London. It was great to see three very different areas of the country. The tour guide was perfect. Gave stories, but didn’t talk too much. If you really want to spend time exploring sites, bring snacks and sandwiches with you so you don’t have to search for food.
Written June 14, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elizabeth Y
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Stonehenge was amazing and mysterious.
Wonderful weather.
Must visit
Bath was really quaint and beautiful and so was the Cotswolds and Stratford upon Avon
Romantic Shakespeare
Anna MarIa
The guide was so sweet and considerate,
So full
Of knowledge and excellent speaker.
Good trip.
Very enjoyable.
Written May 6, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda2208
Mexico City, Mexico16 contributions
Jul 2019
This trip is a great day-trip if you want to see these sites, but don't have many days in London. I bought the tour for my Mom and I, and we had a lovely day. It is a lot of driving, but you get to spend about 2 hours in each place, which is nice and breaks up the driving. The bus is very nice, although it doesn't have a bathroom on it (just so you know). Every part of this trip is interesting and we loved the biscuits with clotted cream and champagne toast in Shakespeare's school house! It was very neat to see where Shakespeare went to school, as well as the town, Stonehenge is incredible, and Bath and the Cotswolds were lovely places to drive through and have lunch. The guide was very knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this day trip!
Written June 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Linda2208, Thank you for taking the time to review our tour. We are glad to hear that you and your mother enjoyed the day out which showed you 'England in one day'! Shakespeare's Schoolroom is indeed such a special place and sitting in the classroom where William Shakespeare himself sat and studied is quite an experience. We look forward to seeing you again on one of our tours in the future.
Written June 22, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robert L
1 contribution
Leon was the best coach guide. Love the relatable stories, like not typical stuff. Left my largest tip ever. Too bad you can't pick your guide. I would pick him if I could.

The day had great weather and went by in no time. The stops were well timed so didn't lose interest.
Written May 8, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashley G
New York City, NY33 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
I am from the United States and took a trip to the UK. I wanted to see all the tourist attractions while I was there, like Stonehenge. I booked this tour on Groupon and paid about a third of the price. I'm glad I did because the tour was not worth the price. The bus was dated and had no bathroom, no working WiFi, and no charging ports. The tour started at Stonehenge, which was underwhelming, but we were there for almost 2 hours. You don't need 2 hours to look at rocks. Then next was Bath. I did not wait on the extremely long line into the Roman baths. Bath was advertised as traditional Georgian town, but in the light of day it is so overrun with tourists that you could barely walk down the street to appreciate it. On the way out of Bath the tour guide said that 2 more people had somehow joined the tour halfway through, but he couldn't figure out who they were so he just decided to let them stay on and he started to drive away without the other two people of my group. When we got to Stratford (after a 2 hour drive with no bathrooms) the ladies running the schoolhouse said that everyone could use the bathroom once and only once. The schoolhouse was cool to see and the lesson we got upstairs, along with the snacks, were nice. I don't know who would every pay the list price of over $100 for this day tour i thought it was barely worth what I paid for it. I do not like how at the end tour guides basically tell everyone to tip them because, "it is part of the culture to tip nowadays, it's how we make our money". It's unprofessional to say that to people. Tips are to show gratitude for a job well done, not something you demand from people.
Written June 6, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maggie J
Sacramento, CA46 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
We hired Premium tours to take us on the "England in One Day" tour. While the name is clearly ridiculous, the itinerary gave us pause. Stonehenge, Cotswolds, Bath and Stratford-Upon-Avon? Sounds pretty amazing. The birthplace of Shakespeare, beautiful countryside, a historical destination frequented by Jane Austin and a prehistoric World Heritage site? Sold!
So we duly reported and began our journey.

Our tour guide, David, was boorish, bossy, offensively outspoken on his opinions which are frequent and numerous. He was also intelligent, interesting, comical, theatrical and probably the most amazing tour guide ever. So there you go. You'll hate him if you get him, and then never forget his wonderful stories both personal and tour related. He said one thing ( in jest) that stuck with me since the tour, and it ruined the tour for my mother. It definitely soured it for me, and my memory of the whole time. He said that " Children under 15 are all maggots who should be drowned in buckets." I am a mother of 2 toddlers, who I missed desperately while taking this vacation. This comment had me in tears, even though it was a joke. I think I would rather have a different tour guide next time, so I could hear some history and focus less on the guide. And take pictures. David was a bit overwhelming.\

We arrived at Stratford and exited our giant bus. We walked to a jester statue and listened to David tell us a little about the history of the town we were in "Eyes on me people!" and "Take pictures with your eyes!" frequently interjected throughout the tour. The town itself is charming and there are plenty of cafe's and little shops to keep you occupied. There is a beautiful church we were a little to far from to visit, but if you were there a whole day it looked lovely. I overheard David telling a tour guide in-training who accompanied the tour that Americans call Stratford "Stratford upon Avon" because of our secession from England and vestiges of old English still fill our vocabulary. The Tour guide in training was astounded by this! The English call it Stratford at End, signalling it is at the end of the Avon River. Stratford officially changed it's name to Stratford Upon Avon for tourism.

We entered Shakespeare's house and they have you watch a video before proceeding. It is fully of flashy graphics and not a lot of information. David found this highly offensive and we left 3/4 of the way through to the astonishment of the employee. I will never forget his face when David declared "Rubbish! Let's go see what we are here to see people! We can watch TV at home!" So on we went.

There was a champagne reception with excellent scones (dry and tasteless to David) and were entertained by some actors who sang a song and read some verse. They were pretty bad, but it was the poor girl's first day and I give her kudos for being there. We then went on to the house itself, which has been staged appropriately. I loved every minute of it. Seeing all those rooms set up as a household and imagining people living there felt very real to me. There were workers there to tell you what went on in each room. I liked the glove shop that was attached, where Shakespeare's father worked to support his family.

The gardens were nice, if not authentic and I would have appreciated it being set up as it would have been rather than as an attractive garden. If not authentic, then something with seating or an event space would have been nice. After we left the home, we just walked about until it was time to leave. I would have liked to stay at this town overnight and explore further.

Cotswolds, literally " Sheep Hills," was on my bucket list. I imagined old stone farmhouses and green fields full of sheep. Pretty much that is just what we got! =) Apparently England has been in a huge drought for years and years, and this is the first year the guide had even seen the field green instead of brown. I was glad of that! The sheep were very cute. Fencing in England is required to be hedges for habitat for small animals. Prince Charles is a huge advocate for Organic Farming and animal husbandry. We drove by his estate, and he was in residence! Probably the closest I'll ever get to a royal. Hearing about his belief and personal choice to go organic for himself and his estates made me like him just a little but more. I was expecting more quaint little towns, but since we were on a giant bus we couldn't take any of the side streets which take you to said cute little towns. overall, the Cotswold were nice to drive through on the way to Bath.

We arrived in Bath, which was apparently designed by an architect with little imagination. It is block after block, street after street of the same house. Pretty from a distance, kind of stepford wiveish in person. We drove by the house that Jane Austin lived in with her Aunt when she was in bath. It was super disappointing, because it is just like all the others. Not even a sign. The baths themselves weren't included in the price of the tour, and are horrendously expensive ($30ish so we didn't go in. I would have liked to see the Roman ruins, but not that dearly! We were snuck into the bathroom hallway by David, and we could peer down into the baths for a second. It was annoying though because he was trying to get us to look at him and listen when we just wanted to see the baths themselves. There is no water for sale either, so I wasn't able "to take the waters" as they say. There is a nice park in the center of town and a beautiful waterfall (man-made). Other directions we were given (all verbal, no maps!) made no sense so we missed where the ladies of ill-repute did their business. If I had known we wouldn't be going into the baths and not able to take the waters, I wouldn't have added this on to the trip at all. It would be fun if you went for a half day so you could go in instead of an hour and a half when you have time for a quick sandwich before you go to Stonehenge.

Stonehenge was amazingly moving! We went at the end of the day, instead of the morning so instead of a few thousand people we were there with a few handfuls. The stones feel as old as the earth, and the site feels very special. The grass is green and it is a great spot for introspection.
The visitors center is very modern, and I am afraid it will look dated very quickly. They only have fancy organic food for sale. There is a neolithic village recreation behind, which our tour guide did not give us time to see, although it looks pretty cool. I understand that it mostly guesswork, but I would have liked to see what historians thought it looked like way back when.
When you go on to Stonehenge, there are no guided tours allowed. They make you listen to this guided audio tour with numbers so that you can learn about each area. Don't bother! They take away the essence of the experience. Since nobody really knows why the stones are there, why not look at them and come to your own conclusions? Who cares how much they weigh? Buy a book and learn that way, not while you are standing looking at the monument itself. Just let the experience be. Our tour guide of course broke the rules and pulled us along telling us his theories. He was very eloquent and his point of view interesting. I preferred the space in my own head, however to his speeches. And I still took lots of photos, even though we got yelled at by David the tour guide. This place is too cool not to!

So over all, you will enjoy your trip. If you can, book somewhere with a smaller bus and try to pick a tour that does less in one day so you can spend more time at each spot. If you only have one day like us, this is a great go. Just don't be bugged by the minutiae.
Written June 9, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leanne d
Greensborough, Australia9 contributions
Be very careful of using Groupon to book this tour. They run out of allocation and even when there are vacancies it’s your bad luck - wasted GBP 99!! Won’t be recommending either
Written July 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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10 out of 10!!
We had a wonderful day today and our tour guide Zozo was amazing! He was extremely knowledgeable and told great sto
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Excellent tour and engaging people
I really enjoyed the afternoon in Bath, and we were able to get pretty close to stonehenge as well if was absolutel
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Frustrating and worrisome
Our guide left us (and another group with a person in a wheelchair) in the middle of a foreign city. The first hour
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A Flavor of Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath
Guide was witty and very informative. I would not sign up again to cram that much into one day. Did not have enough
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Visit four hill towns in the Cotswolds
Transport bus was well appointed and comfortable. Guide was well organized and very knowledgeable about the places
Edward C
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Better off touring on your own.
The tour guide was not very informative or entertaining. She spent a good amount of time bickering with the bus dri
Darren S
Darren S
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Great day - would recommend
Well organized from Victoria coach station. Peter was our guide and he did a great job of keeping the crowd engaged
sitarah
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Take the train instead
Due to the transit strike in London in June (referenced in other reviews), I arrived to the bus gate 15 minutes pas
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Need to improve the audio
The concept was great. But the unfortunately the sound system was from the same era as the vintage bus. The fuzzy
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Read this before booking
Windsor Castle was my favorite We were one of the first groups there. However, it was very rushed and we were f
646melitzal
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A trip out of London and back in time
This tour was fantastic! The guide Leon was spectacular! And so was the driver Chris. He kept us entertained while
cocobella001
cocobella001
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Fantastic tour of Stonehenge and Bath
This tour was fantastic. Our tour guide Paul couldn’t have done more to make everyone feel welcome and at ease. H
jacquelinen878
jacquelinen878
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Nice trip would recommend
My husband and I really enjoyed our day trip and this tour! Peter the tour guide was very engaging and entertaining
Kathleen F
Kathleen F
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Great day in Bath, Lacock, Stonehenge and Winsor.
Both the driver and guide were professional and had a great knowledge about their job. The trip was advertised for
mibaba4
mibaba4
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Too many places packed in a day!
This tour by Premium Tours has too much packed in a day and is very fast paced. Tour guide Pepe as well as the driv
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