Travel via the 'olde' coaching route, also see the charming village of Castle Combe
Traveling via one of "the prettiest villages of England" Castle Combe, we'll make our way to our main destination of Bath, the city of Georgian splendor and Roman antiquity. In Bath, your guide will take you on an orientation tour of Jane Austen’s city. This place was enjoyed by the social set of the 18th and 19th centuries, a setting for many writers. Austen fans will immediately recognize several streets and squares from her novels such as Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Visit the Bath Jane Austen Centre then you’ll have free time so you can explore Bath as you please. If you haven't been before, we recommend time in the Roman Baths and Pump Rooms or you could simply wander the lovely tea rooms and antique shops – the choice is yours!
Later, via the olde coaching road, we make our way back to London via medieval village of Lacock, which has hardly changed in the past 200 years. With its magnificent abbey, half timbered cottages and greystone houses, it provides a perfect setting. This lovely place has been used as a film set for many popular films such as the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle production of Pride and Prejudice, the BBC series of Cranford and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Oft imitated, never duplicated! This is an original SGT itinerary, property of Special Group Tours and to be used only with express permission/in conjunction with SGT.
This is a suggested tour itinerary and can be modified to best you your individual wishes.
A private/custom London day trip is a standard day up to 9 hours total, typically 09:00 - approximately 18:00 - variable by request. You would be picked up from and returned to your central London hotel.
Entrance fees and cost of lunch are not included in your up front rate quote and would be paid directly during your touring day.
The final price may vary per specific requirements but as a rough estimate, expect approximate rates for a private day trip to be:
Standard car accommodating from 1 - 3 guests, approx $755 USD flat rate
MPV/SUV accommodating from 4 - 7 guests, approx $875 USD flat rate
16 seat mini-coach accommodating from 8 - 15 guests, approx $925 USD flat rate
We are happy to assist with your overall holidayplans to UK/Europe if you wish. Please ask us for details. SGT is at your service!
The Special Group Tours Advantage is our unique and intimate understanding of what you expect traveling in the UK and Europe. We have not only visited but have spent many years living in and loving the cultures you will experience down the ‘B’ Roads and off the beaten track. We have worked with local suppliers and our guide/companion team for over a decade, creating unique special interest itineraries. Special Group Tours offers our “insider” knowledge to you.
The SGT Small Group Touring Concept is traveling with just 4 - 14 guests per departure. It is our aim to introduce you to the 'real' country and its people, not just ticking the boxes of a standardized route and treating you as an individual and not a number. Our concept allows for a leisurely touring pace and flexibility to get off the beaten track to discover hidden gems. Of course you'll see the major sites but so much more too!
At Special Group Tours, it is our priority that you have the most enjoyable holiday possible. You deserve it!