PLAN FOR THE DAY
Our normal itinerary for the tour has changed due to Covid-19 rules at Stonehenge. The following itinerary will be employed until further notice:
0800 We depart from central Cambridge for the journey down to the London region, past Heathrow Airport, and then south-west towards the south coast before heading up on to Salisbury Plain, the location of the majestic monument of Stonehenge. There will be a short comfort break included in the journey.
1100 The buses that are usually available to take visitors from the Stonehenge Visitor Centre to the stone circle are only in use for those with mobility problems - please let us know in advance if you have such problems.
So, on arrival, join your guide for a 30-minute walk through the Stonehenge landscape to reach the stone circle. The beautiful walk is through open countryside and across grassy terrain so please ensure you are wearing suitable footwear and have appropriate clothes for the weather conditions. The walk will take us to the Stonehenge Cursus, a monument that predates Stonehenge by 1000 years, and past Bronze Age burial chambers. Your guide will explain the history and present understanding of the entire Stonehenge region as we walk. You will then have free time to explore, and also to visit the souvenir shop and exhibition at the Visitor Centre.
1330 Depart from Stonehenge. The journey to Bath, first across Salisbury Plain, through picturesque farmland and then down into the wooded valley of the River Avon, is varied, interesting and very different to the landscape of the Cambridge region.
1430 Arrive in Bath. Free time to explore the city independently. Don't miss a visit to the fabulous Roman Baths, impressive Bath Abbey, or take in the picturesque views of the city and the unique Pulteney Bridge from the banks of the River Avon.
1600 Join your guide for the optional walking tour to learn more about the city.
1730 We depart Stonehenge for the fast journey back home. There will be a short comfort break in the journey.
2100 Arrive back in central Cambridge. Arrival times for other drop-off points will vary.
Please note: from late-March to mid-October this tour itinerary is reversed, visiting Bath in the morning and Stonehenge in the late-afternoon. We visit Stonehenge every week and have witnessed it in all weathers. Undoubtedly, experiencing it in sunshine is best but it is probably at its most eerily atmospheric in fog! The weather can change quickly and often so please check the forecast and come prepared for any weather!