Spend Christmas Eve exploring the West Country highlights of England on a 10-hour coach tour from London. Visit the magnificent Windsor Castle, see the ancient monoliths at Stonehenge, and end in the Georgian City of Bath to see the Roman Baths.
What to Expect
Explore some of the highlights of England’s scenic West Country on a full-day Christmas Eve coach tour from London to the City of Bath and fabled stones of Stonehenge, stopping en route at Windsor Castle.
Depart from London’s Victoria Coach Station at 08:45 and drive west to Windsor. Built high above the River Thames, Windsor Castle has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Visit the State Apartments, still used for state occasions and royal receptions. Explore the castle grounds and 14th-century St. George's Chapel, one of the most beautiful examples of medieval church architecture in England.
Continue to Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Still shrouded in mystery, the ancient stone circle is the most important prehistoric site in England, as well as a place of spiritual significance. Early legends link it with the story of Merlin and King Arthur, but for the last 100 years the Midsummer sunrise has attracted pagans and followers of the Ancient Order of Druids. The site is closed on Christmas Eve, but you will get superb views from the road.
Drive further west to the majestic City of Bath. After a panoramic tour of some of the finest Georgian architecture in Europe, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, and Assembly Rooms, explore the Roman Baths, built around themal springs that have been supplying water for over 2,000 years.
- Admission to Windsor Castle and the Roman Baths in the City of Bath
What's Not Included
- Admission to Stonehenge
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Tour departs at 08:45 from Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TP
Know Before You Go
• This tour only operates on Christmas Eve, 24 December. Please note that Stonehenge is closed to visitors on Christmas Eve, but you will view it from the road