While there is so much to do in and around Bath that we highly recommend you spend at least a few days there, if all you can spare is a day – then there are some great Bath tours from London to consider.
Bath bus tours make for a long day, but it’s absolutely well worth it if all you have is a day. There is a range of day tours to Bath from London, with most including a stopover in nearby destinations such as Stonehenge or Windsor.
As to which are the best day tours from London to Bath – that really depends on what your family’s interests are. But one thing is certain – there’s the ideal Bath tour from London for everyone!
To help you decide on the ideal tour, this guide will cover some of the more popular Bath day tours from London. The guide provides a brief overview of each tour, the locations visited, inclusions, length of the trip as well as price. We also offer direct links to each Bath day tour from London so you can easily book.
So let’s get into it and find your family the perfect day tour to Bath from London.
If you’d rather spend the entire day in Bath – I recommend doing the trip yourself and taking the train, rather than an organised group tour. You can find out exactly how to make this trip on your own here in our Bath to London day trip guide.
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Best Bath Tours from London
As mentioned above, the tours of Bath from London tend to include a stop at another nearby destination. Bath / Stonehenge tours from London are the most popular combination – followed by a Stonehenge / Bath / Windsor tour from London -but some tours also stop at places like Lacock and even Stratford Upon Avon.
To help you decide the best London to Bath day tour for you, we’ve provided a brief overview of the more popular destinations below.
Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces, and stunning architecture. Bath was the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Famed for its Roman Baths, the best preserved Roman Spa from the ancient world. The Roman Baths were built nearly 2,000 years ago over Britain’s only natural hot water spring. The bath complex has been hidden from view until the 1870s, but today at this World Heritage Site, you can walk around the steaming pool and admire the ancient Roman statues and architecture.
Other popular sites in Bath include the gorgeous 15th-century Bath Abbey and the much-photographed Pulteney Bridge, modelled on the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence.
Stonehenge is one of the UK’s most iconic and recognisable landmarks. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a unique structure that, for centuries, has been shrouded in mystery and mystique.
Stonehenge was built in the late Neolithic period, around 5,000 years ago. It is believed that the site was built, altered and added to over 1000 years.
Stonehenge consists of an outer circle of 30 standing stones (sarsens) plus a smaller inner circle of stones called ‘bluestones’, all surrounded by a circular ditch. There are also four station stones.
The stones are believed to have been transported 240 kilometres from southwest Wales by sledge or boat. The largest stone stands 8.71 metres tall (though 2.13 metres of it is underground), whilst the Heel Stone is estimated to weigh 30 tonnes.
It is thought that Stonehenge was built to help tell the time of the year. On the summer solstice, the sun rises ‘through’ the Heel Stone; on the winter solstice, the sun sets through the Heel Stone.
A visit to Windsor Castle is a must for Royal family fans. Perched high above the River Thames, just outside of London, at Windsor Castle, visitors can uncover over 900 years of royal history.
Once the home to Queen Elizabeth II and many other noble kings and queens, visitors to Windsor Castle can enjoy the spectacular State Apartments and marvel at its lavishly furnished surroundings. Visit St. George’s Chapel, where the tombs of numerous kings and queens reside, notably Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour. See Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and be amazed by the magnitude and intricate design of the world’s most famous Dolls’ House.
Please note that Windsor Castle is only open Thursday through to Monday – so if wanting to visit, ensure you choose a tour for one of these days.
Day Tours from London to Stonehenge and Bath
Below we cover 5 of the best day tours from London to Stonehenge and Bath.
If you’re after cheap day tours to Stonehenge and Bath, Anderson Tours offers the cheapest tickets, including entry into Stonehenge and the Roman Baths.
These Bath and Stonehenge tours from London start at a meeting point just outside Earls Court Station at around 9 am. It’s then a 2 hour drive to Stonehenge – where you’ll have about 90 minutes to explore the site. Entry to Stonehenge is included.
You’ll then continue to Bath, where you’ll have 2.5 hours to explore the town, including the Roman Baths (included with your ticket).
These day tours to Stonehenge and Bath from London return late – about 11 hours after pick up time – although this will greatly depend on traffic.
Price: £115 adult | $£105 child (5-17) | children under 4 are free
Premium Tours offers pretty much the same tours of Bath and Stonehenge from London as Anderson Tours does. Although commencing slightly earlier with an 8.15 am pick up from Victoria Coach Station.
It’s a 2 hour drive from London to Stonehenge, where your ticket includes entry to the site. It’s then on to Bath, where you’ll arrive in time for lunch – which is ideal because there are some great places to eat there.
These tours to Bath and Stonehenge from London include entry to the Roman Baths, and you’ll also have time to explore the city.
You’ll arrive back in London around 7.30 pm. Note drop off is at the Gloucester Road station – which is different to the departure point.
Price: £119 adult | $£109 child (3-16) | children under 2 are free
Evan Evans Tours
Evan Evans Tours also has a similar itinerary to the previous tour companies. However, this Bath and Stonehenge tour from London offers the choice of either entry to the Roman Baths or a Bridgerton Tour while in Bath.
These tours leave from Victoria Coach Station at 8.30 am, where you’ll first drive to Bath. As mentioned above, guests can either visit the Roman Baths or take the Bridgerton walking tour – I’ve done both and both are fantastic – so it’s going to be tough choosing which one to do – as you won’t have time to do both.
It’s then on to Stonehenge, where you’ll have free time to explore this intriguing World Heritage Site.
This Bath and Stonehenge tour from London finishes at the Victoria train station around 7 pm.
Price for Stonehenge & Bridgerton Tour: £92 adult | $£82 child (3-16) | children under 2 are free
Price for Stonehenge & Roman Baths: £116 adult | $£106 child (3-16) | children under 2 are free
Golden Tours – Gray Line London
What sets the Golden Tours apart from the above bus tours from London to Bath and Stonehenge is that included in your ticket price is a walking tour of Bath – this is a fabulous way to see the city’s highlights and learn about its rich history.
These tours leave London at 8.30 am from Bus Stop 1 just outside Victoria Station.
The first stop is Bath – where you’ll take your included walking tour and explore the Roman Baths. It’s then on to Stonehenge, where you’ll have free time to explore the mysterious site.
Depending on traffic, this Stonehenge / Bath tour from London returns at around 7 pm.
Price: £118 adult | $£108 child (3-16) | children under 2 are free
Day Tours London
For those just after cheap tours to Stonehenge and Bath from London and not necessarily concerned about going inside the Roman Baths, this one from Day Tour London is worth considering. It’s the cheapest of all the tours in this guide – but as mentioned, it doesn’t include entry to the Roman Baths.
This tour departs from outside the Gloucester Road station. You’ll drive around 2 hours from here to your first stop, Stonehenge. Entry to Stonehenge is included with your ticket and you’ll have approximately 90 minutes to explore the site.
Next up, you’ll head to Bath, where you’ll have a short guided sightseeing bus tour – to help get your bearings on the city. Then you’ll have around 3 hours to explore on your own – which is heaps of time if you do want to pay for your own entry ticket into the Roman Baths.
These Stonehenge and Bath day tours from London offer great value for money and flexibility if not everyone in your group wants to visit the Roman Baths.
Price: £84 adult | £65 child (3-15) | Not suitable for children under 4
Day Tours from London to Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor Castle
Below we cover 3 of the best tours from London to Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor Castle.
Golden Tours – Gray Line London
If you don’t mind a long day and only seeing the highlights at each destination – this Golden Tours is worth considering.
This Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath from London tour starts at a meeting point just outside Grosvenor Gardens at 8 am. It’s then an hour’s drive to Windsor, where you’ll have time to explore Windsor Castle. Entry to the Castle is included.
It’s then a 90 minute drive to Stonehenge, where your included entry ticket will allow you time to explore the fascinating site.
Next, it’s off to Bath, where you can visit the Roman Baths (included in your ticket) and have time to wander around town.
These day tours to Bath, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle return to London around 8 pm (depending upon traffic), with drop off just outside Gloucester Road Station.
Price: £144 adult | £134 child (3-16)
Evan Evans Tours
Evan Evans Tours also has a very similar Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath tour from London with admission tickets as the previous tour company.
These tours leave from Victoria Coach Station at 8 am, where you’ll first drive 90 minutes to Windsor Castle. You’ll have time to explore the grounds and inside the castle, – entry is included.
The tour continues to Bath, where you’ll visit the world famous Roman Baths – entry is included. Afterwards, there is some time to wander around the gorgeous streets of Bath.
It’s then on to Stonehenge, where you’ll have 90 minutes to explore this intriguing World Heritage Site. Once again, your entry ticket is included.
This Stonehenge, Windsor and Bath tour from London finishes at the Victoria train station at around 7.30 pm.
Price: £142 adult | $£132 child (3-16) | children under 2 are free
Premium Tours offers pretty much the same tours to Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor Castle from London as the previous tour companies. However, at a slightly higher price and a somewhat earlier pick up time at 7.45 am from Victoria Coach Station.
These tours start with a 90 minute drive to Windsor Castle, where you’ll have time to explore (entry included with ticket). It’s then a 2 hour drive to Bath, where your ticket includes entry to the Roman Baths and you’ll also have time to check out the city. It’s then an hour’s drive to Stonehenge, where your ticket includes entry to the site.
This Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge day tour from London returns around 8.30 pm. Note drop off is at the Gloucester Road station – which is different to the departure point.
Price: £149 adult | $£139 child (3-16) | children under 2 are free
Other day tours to Bath from London
Below we cover bus tours to Bath from London that include other nearby destinations.
Premium Tours – Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath, Lacock
This tour is similar to the previous tour but includes lunch at an old traditional English country pub in Lacock. The only downside is that it’s just one more stop on the day trip, eating into your time at the other stops.
The tour departs from Victoria Coach station at 7.45, and then it’s a 90 minute drive to Windsor Castle, the first stop en route. You’ll have a few hours to explore Windsor Castle – with entry included in your ticket.
Next, it’s on Bath, where you’ll have a guided tour of the city, followed by an hour of free time. You might be able to squeeze in a visit to the Roman Baths – but this will be at an additional cost.
On your way to Stonehenge, you’ll stop at Lacock to enjoy your included pub lunch. The tour includes your ticket to Stonehenge; here you’ll have 90 minutes to explore the site.
This is a long tour, with the bus returning to London around 9 pm. The drop off point is near Gloucester Road station, which is different to the pick up point.
Price: £149 adult | $£139 child (3-16) | children under 2 are free
Rabbie’s Small Group Tours – Bath, Avebury, Lacock
For something a little different, why not check out this tour of Bath, Avebury and Lacock by Rabbie’s Small Group Tours. While this tour doesn’t include entry fees, you’re completely flexible to do as much or as little as you like at each destination. Plus, with a maximum of 16 people on each tour, you’re guaranteed personal service.
Departing at 9.15 am, this tour is perfect for those that aren’t early risers. The bus departs from Greenline Coach Terminal and returns to the same location at 7 pm.
Your first stop of the day is the village of Avebury, where you can see the world’s largest prehistoric stone circle and check out the manor houses.
It’s then on to the village of Lacock, which is famous for its picturesque streets and historic buildings – as well as being the film location for movies and series such as Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, and Pride and Prejudice.
The last stop is Bath, where you can visit the Roman Baths at your own expense or wander the streets taking in the gorgeous Georgian architecture.
Please note that children under 5 are not permitted on this tour.
Price: £93 adult | $£84 child (5-15)
Premium Tours – Stonehenge, Stratford Upon Avon and Bath
If you’re short on time and, besides Stonehenge and Bath, you want to visit Shakesphere’s birthplace – then this Premium Tour is totally for you! But be warned; there is plenty to see in Bath and Stratford Upon Avon – so you will only be scratching the surface on this long day trip.
This tour departs London at 7.45 am from the Victoria Coach Station and heads straight out to Stonehenge. Your ticket includes admission to the site so that you can explore this fascinating place.
Next up, you’ll head out to Bath and enjoy a short city tour. There will also be some free time to explore on your own – but you might not have time to visit the Roman Baths.
Then sit back and relax as you enjoy the gorgeous drive through the Cotswolds on your way to Stratford Upon Avon. Here you’ll visit Shakespeare’s School (included with your ticket).
The bus returns to London at around 8.30 pm. The drop off location is just outside Gloucester Road station, which is different to the pick up point.
Price: £121 adult | $£111 child (3-16) | children under 2 are free
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