If you don’t have much time to see the whole of England but you wish to see the highlights, Evans Evans probably has a tour for you. My boyfriend and I went on the Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath tour. All entry fees are included in the tour which makes it really easy and saves a lot of time. All you have to pay for is lunch and snacks.
We were picked from our hotel, the Royal National Hotel, at 8am. From here the luxury coach took us to Victoria Coach Station where we changed coaches for our specific tour. There was no time to waste so it was straight to Windsor Castle.
Here we were taken on an audio-guided tour of St George’s Cathedral and State Apartments. Staff are also wondering around the room so we could ask them any questions we had. Many of the rooms are camera-free so you won’t get the chance to take too many photos inside when you’re visiting the castle. My favourite room was Queen Mary’s Doll House collection room. Don’t miss it! We also got to see the changing of the guards before it was time to head back to the coach.
We bought lunch from EAT. near Windsor train station. It’s cheap so be sure to pick something up for the long coach ride ahead.
From here it was on to Stonehenge. It was absolutely freezing when we got there but we still managed to walk around the entire structure before grabbing some souvenirs and coffee and heading back to the coach.
Then it was on to Bath. You’ll get to drive through some pretty historic towns and a lot of beautiful scenery on the way to Bath. Because we were travelling in winter there was a lot of green grass and some snow around Stonehenge.
Once in Bath you’re free to explore but you do get entry into the Roman Baths so we went there first. There’s no tour but there are plenty of signs to guide you through the ancient structure. You’ll learn a lot and you’ll also get to drink water from the natural springs, just like the Romans were doing thousands of years ago. The bath is naturally warm so it’s a nice break from the cold.
The baths are located near a shopping village so take a wonder around and grab something to eat while you still can. We stopped in Presto for a traditional Cornish pasty. Your tour guide will point it out for you. There are a number of cafes, fudge shops and small craft stores to check out too.
Once time’s up at 5pm it’s back on the coach for the long 2.5 hour drive back to London. Because we were traveling in winter it got dark early but our guide pointed out the lights of Bristol. The drive back is a long and exhausting one which ends at Victoria Train Station where you’ll have to make your own way back to your hotel.
The tour covered a lot of ground in a short period of time and the guides are full of knowledge. You also have access to free WiFi on the coach so you can share your photos as you travel between attractions. If you want to see a lot in as little time as possible, book a spot on the tour!
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath tour – Evans Evans Tours
Departs: 8:45am Victoria Coach Station
Duration: Approx. 12 hours
Cost: $200 AUD