From London: Bath, Avebury and Lacock Village Day Trip
- Small group
- Duration: 1 day
My boyfriend and I were on tour together and afterwards I'd say it was an interesting experience yet it was not spectacular. I've been to Costwolds and Cheltenham and also travelled around Europe and I believe the villages are quite the same. There were only 5 people in our group and Marc -the driver, so the trip was quite comfortable and the guide told us couple of jokes and interesting things while traveling. However, it was not very easy to find the right car at the very beginning of the tour as there were no signs or people waiting for us. And I also wished to hear the schedule as we set off however it was a big surprise for me to realize we were coming to Avebury first. So here's my schedule. 9:20 leaving Victoria 11:45 reaching Avebury 12:45 leaving Avebury 13:00 r. Lackock 14:00 l. Lackock 14:30 r. Bath 16:30 l. Bath 20:00 r. London I'd say there was a lot of time driving and we didn't know what to do in the villages - there were only stones and bars, and one museum.
Be prepared to know some or if only a little, the history in the places go to with Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Avebury. Oh an make sure you take some wet weather gear in case it rains and dont forgot it, cause i certainly forgot mine lol. However this, i will say. Tony our guide was more than happy to lend his umbrella. He was fantastic, friendly, open/honest and a great sense of humor mixed in with being very knowledgeable of the history on places went to see. He did a great job getting around despite the major delays getting out of London at first which was really unfortunate. I highly recommend going on this trip and seek out Tony if you can!
I was fortunate to be in a small group when I went on this tour. The original guide had to go join another group who's guide called in sick, so our driver Brandon did both driving and guide duty. He was really knowledgable, funny, and friendly. West Kennet Long Barrow and Avebury are in some ways even more interesting than Stonehenge. And a big bonus was the drive through the beautiful countryside, small villages with thatched roofs, and charming towns. All the while Brandon filled in snippets of fun details, history, etc. about what we were seeing, the history of England in general, as well as the sites we visited. Do it!
Our tour was phenomenal because of the type (small)of tour and our guide. We liked that we got to Stonehenge just as it opened before massive crowds surrounded the area. Our guide Tony was outstanding. He was engaging,knowledgeable and humorous. I learned quite a bit about each place we visited. Int’lFriends .org was great. I saw Tony help out “stranded” tourists that were not picked up by their tour bus and he coordinated with the other guide to drive them to the hotel we were already going to in order to pick up more tourists for our particular tour. Now that’s taking care of your customers.
The only downfall of the trip was a short amount of time in each village. However was a great, easy, stress free way to see the country side and Bath. Rabbie's was a great service to travel with. I highly recommend their service. Mike was a great tour guide. He knew a lot of facts about each town.