Start the day from Victoria Coach Station in Windsor with a visit to the largest occupied castle in the world, Windsor Castle. Its colorful history spans over 900 years, from William the Conqueror in the 11th Century to its current status as the Official Residence of Her Majesty the Queen. This is a wonderful opportunity to marvel at the splendor of the 15th century St.George’s Chapel and explore the superb and unrivaled State Apartments, which include the lavishly furnished White, Green and Crimson Drawing Rooms.
From Windsor Castle, head to one of the most famous of all prehistoric monuments, the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Built in 3 stages from approximately 3000BC, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury Plain. Shrouded in mystery, the huge Sarsen Stones tend to throw up more questions than answers, such as who were the builders? What was this vast collection of Stones intended for? Was it an observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or perhaps an elaborate cemetery?
There will be plenty of time at your disposal to visit the brand new Visitor Center, which opened in December 2013, with its mixture of permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Then proceed to the second UNESCO World Heritage Site on the tour, the city of Bath, where the Romans developed thermal pools from the area’s hot sulfurous waters nearly 2000 years ago. Your tour includes entry to the Roman Baths Complex. At the heart of the site is the King’s Bath, site of the ancient Sacred Spring. See the Great Temple to the Goddess Sulis Minerva, the Roman Bath House and the museum, while the view from the Terrace offers unmissable photo opportunities.
Perhaps you’ll consider a break for lunch in the Pump Room, built in 1795 as the focal point of Georgian society, the venue remains at the social heart of the city and serves fantastic food. Apart from one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world, the city of Bath is a must-see destination in its own right, with highlights that include Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and the impressive Royal Crescent, one of Britain’s most striking streets. Lined with boutiques, antique shops and tea rooms, Bath is a model of preserved beauty and a great location to just stroll around in soaking up the atmosphere.
At tour's end you will be transferred back to Windsor's Vauxhall Bridge Road, near Victoria Station.
Please note that during summer the order of the visit may change visiting Stonehenge last.
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