a VirtualTourist member from Edmonton
I need help narrowing down my choices for a tour to Stonehenge and Bath. We are staying in London (hotel is booked!) and we want to visit Stonehenge and then we want at least 3 hours in Bath to see the Baths and take photos of the town (mainly, Pulteney Bridge). Then we want to be taken back to London. I see Anderson Tours and Premium Tours and Golden Tours all offer this type of tour, but I think Golden Tours only lets you have 2 hours in Bath (not enough time, unfortunately). Also, we want to do this on Easter Sunday. Any suggestions/opinions on the best company for the best price/experience for both Stonehenge and Bath with as much time in Bath as possible? We do have to start from London, and we don't care if it's raining etc. We want to be 100% guaranteed to go (can't change the date).
If you can get a tour to Avesbury, rather than Stonehenge - much better and bigger and you can wander through them and touch them. Thus much said, I appreciate Stonehenge is iconic and therefore a 'must see'
Ok but I need to choose a tour company--Premium tours or Anderson Tours or...? Paying around 55pounds....there's too many mixed reviews for both companies so need to choose the lesser of 2 evils here....
Have a look at the first great western website - they offer tours to Bath by train.
I have been with Premium tours and Golden Tours(never tried Anderson) but I forget which one I used for Bath and Stonehenge... but we did get into the inner sanctum at Stonehenge and walked in and out and touched the monument.....the tour advertised that we would have access in the brochure we found at our hotel.
Depending on the size of the tour group one of the companies uses a minibus....and I forget which company either Premium or Golden and that was not comfortable.(That experience was to Stratford on Avon)
Both Premium and Golden picked us up either at our hotel or one close but when you arrive back in London you may not be so lucky. I had to walk from Marble Arch back to Bayswater.
So I was happy enough with both of these companies (Premium and Golden) but I have no info on Anderson.....My choice was based on the tour we wanted on the day we wanted.
Premium tours looks like it might be more suitable as they advertise "Stonehenge and Bath, with all afternoon in Bath" . They use big coaches, not minibuses.
However, both Premium and Anderson are large companies that are doing these tours every day. so I would book the one with the best itinerary tor you, rather than worrying about a person's experiences on one particular day.