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The English Bus

#6 of 1,527 Tours in London
London, United Kingdom
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About The English Bus
Highest rated small group day tours from London, max 16 passengers. Tours to Stonehenge, Bath, Oxford, The Cotswolds, Stratford on Avon, Belgium and more. We go off the beaten track and follow scenic routes that the big buses can't and you get the personal attention from your extremely passionate, articulate, knowledgeable and personable guide that you cannot get in a larger tour group. Small family run business, we care about each and every guest we take on tour. Don't get lost in the crowd - guaranteed small groups for an unforgettable tour experience! All tours start in central London - our Bath and Stonehenge tour departs daily, Our Cotswolds, Oxford, Stratford tour departs Wednesdays and Sundays and our Canterbury, Dover Cliffs and Castle tour every Friday. Bruges day tour departs once a month. Come join us!
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Small Group Stonehenge, Bath and Secret Place Tour from London

Stonehenge and Bath are two of Southern England’s most in-demand destinations, as well as UNESCO World Heritage sites. On this intimate, small-group tour, you have ample opportunity to get up close and personal with both. Round-trip coach transportation from central London, in the company of a guide, makes logistics simple, while the addition of a secret stop—revealed on the day of the tour—adds some spontaneity to your journey.
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12 hours
from $148.23

Small Group Cotswolds Villages, Stratford and Oxford Day Tour from London

See the best of southern England in just one day on this day trip from London. Enjoy seamless transportation between Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, the charming Cotswolds, and the university city of Oxford. Learn about each location on guided walking tours and get a look inside Oxford University, one of the best in the world. A small group size means you have plenty of time to ask questions.
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12 hours
from $140.74

Small Group Canterbury, Dover, Rochester and Kent Day Tour from London

Venture beyond London city limits—and visit several of England’s top landmarks—on this seamless, small-group tour. After hopping aboard your luxury minibus in the morning, make a brief stop in UNESCO-listed Greenwich to see the Prime Meridian. Next, continue to Rochester to admire its cathedral, before exploring charming Canterbury and its UNESCO-listed cathedral (entry own expense). Finally, head to the White Cliffs of Dover: one of the country’s top natural highlights.
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11 hours
from $140.74
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Megan wrote a review Jun 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina6 contributions9 helpful votes
This trip was so awesome. The bus was extremely clean and super comfortable, and our tour guide Andy was AMAZING. I feel like there wasn't a stretch of road on the whole trip that he didn't have some tidbit of interesting information about. The available time at each place was good, and the secret place we got to see was AWESOME! No spoilers though, I made a vow :) You will not regret booking a tour, it was a highlight of our trip. We had to cancel a second trip due to Covid-19 but as soon as we can make it back across the pond, we will be signing up for another English Bus tour!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Responded Jul 27, 2020
Hello Megan, Thank you for your review - we are absolutely delighted you enjoyed your tour with Andy so much. So sorry not to meet you this year but we very much look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Until then take care! All the best, Jen & all of us at The English Bus
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Jbug wrote a review Mar 2020
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My family and I visited London to celebrate my 75th birthday and this tour will always stand out in our memories. The 12 hours flew by. Johny our tour guide was indeed a superstar! His was intelligent, articulate and funny. He was on top of everything. The route he took showed us the beautiful countryside and while we really enjoyed Stonehenge and Bath the "secret" place was very special to me! We had just enough time at each stop and just enough stops. There is nothing I would have changed on this tour. The English Bus is a must for everyone's itinerary.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from ChrisatTheEnglishBus, Front Office Manager at The English Bus
Responded Jul 27, 2020
Hello! Thank you so much for your review - we are very happy indeed that you all enjoyed the tour so much with tour guide supremo Johny and an honour to entertain and host you on a special birthday! As a small family run business our customers' satisfaction is so important to us - so thank you for the feedback. We would love to see you again one day so please keep in touch. All the best, Jen & all of us at The English Bus
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Maria L wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada3 contributions3 helpful votes
Andrew was an excellent driver and tour guide and he made us feel included when he did ice-breakers on the bus. He was knowledgeable and funny and helped us appreciate the different aspects of the tour to Stonehenge, Bath and the Secret Place. We loved that he shared stories, even personal ones, that made the time spent meaningful. It wasn't "just a tour" with a recording to listen to. The next time we make a trip to England, I'm going to check out other tours by The English Bus. I hope despite the present global situation with the pandemic, you guys will stay strong, healthy and be able to ride the rough waves until better times. Thank you and God bless!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from ChrisatTheEnglishBus, Front Office Manager at The English Bus
Responded Jul 27, 2020
Hello! Thank you very much for your kind review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Andrew so much. As our groups are all small, we prioritise making everyone feel included - our tours are very much interactive and involving and we want to create an atmosphere that makes people feel like they are on a day out with old friends - rather than new friends and acquaintances! The global situation has got significantly worse since you wrote this sadly - but to those reading we will ride this our, however long it takes, and we will be back to deliver amazing and memorable tours again as soon as we can. Thanks again and best wishes to you and your family, Jen
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DefaultGen wrote a review Mar 2020
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Andy was a fantastic guide and the tour was the perfect mix of information, sightseeing, conversation, and being left on our own to explore. At a full 12 hour day with 3 stops and such a great guide it was well worth the price of admission. Andy almost never stopped telling us about England from the main attractions, to POIs we’re passing, to just explaining weird traffic signs. I don’t know how he keeps it up and keeps it interesting for a full day. The highest recommendation.
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Response from ChrisatTheEnglishBus, Front Office Manager at The English Bus
Responded Jul 27, 2020
Hello! Thank you very much for your glowing review - wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your tour with the dashing and charming Andy so much. There is so much to talk about, we like to joke that we could do the 200+ mile tour route at walking speed and still have things to talk about that we can't squeeze in! Thank you very much for choosing to travel with us - we appreciate each and every guest. Best wishes, Jen & all of us at The English Bus
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Richard and Marlene wrote a review Mar 2020
Jacksonville, Florida8 contributions1 helpful vote
Lilly made the day an extremely enjoyable trip .the virus scare kept many people home but Lilly could not have been more personable,attentive and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We look forward to another trip with her. Her knowledge of the history and culture of England was remarkable. The smaller bus allowed her to go down lanes that the big bus companies couldn’t so this allowed us to visit places that the big buses only talk about
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Date of experience: March 2020
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