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Romancing the Stones: Stonehenge and Bath

12 Hours
Group Activity
Strenuous

From (USD) $125 Per Adult / $119 Per Child

Romancing the Stones: Stonehenge and Bath

12 Hours
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From (USD) $125 Per Adult / $119 Per Child

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      Romancing the Stones: Stonehenge and Bath

      London, England
      From (USD) $125 Per Adult / $119 Per Child
      Highlights
      • The wonder of Stonehenge: Marvel at this 4,500-year-old circle of monoliths, hear theories of their origin, and experience the site's tastefully integrated new visitor center.
      • The elegance of Bath: Enjoy a guided walk and free time in the only entire British city listed as a World Heritage Site – a wonderland of Georgian-era stonework where Jane Austen lived and set her two final novels, and ancient Roman hot baths still bubble.
      • Small group = more personal: Groups are limited to no more than 25, for a relaxed and intimate experience with deeper guide interaction and audio headsets so you don't miss a word.
      About This London Tour

      Though they share the underlying theme of being stonework showplaces, Stonehenge and Bath each reached their height of prominence during a very different chapter in England's history.

      Bath actually had two heydays – 1,700 years apart. Founded by the Romans on the site of a prolific thermal spring, it became the region's hottest spa destination in the 1st century, and stayed that way for nearly 400 years. But when the Romans left Britain, the baths known as Aquae Sullis (named in honor of an ancient Celtic goddess) were abandoned until the Georgian period (1714-1830), attracting aristocrats and commoners alike. By the time Jane Austen moved here in 1801, Bath was England's eighth-largest city, and certainly one of its most magnificent – today it has more than 5,000 designated historic buildings, more even than central London. With your free time, you may want to visit the wonderfully preserved Roman Baths, sample the mineral-rich water in the Grand Pump Room that overlooks them, explore the town's glorious crescent-shaped townhouse blocks, or stop by the Jane Austen Center for an immersion into her world.

      When it comes to masonry with some real age to it, few places on earth can match Stonehenge. This iconic stone circle on the Salisbury Plain dates from around 2500 B.C. and includes mega-monoliths weighing upwards of 50,000 pounds, apparently hauled from a quarry 20 miles away. Just how Neolithic builders managed to pull this off without benefit of even the most basic mechanical technology (like, say, the wheel) is still a stone-cold mystery.  

      The sorcerer's stones

      The "bluestones" at Stonehenge, while smaller than the enormous sarsen stones, weigh up to four tons each, and somehow got here from the Preseli Hills of Wales, some 200 miles off. One theory has them being rolled to the Welsh coast on tree trunks, then rafted here up the Avon River. Another has them hauled overland in huge wicker baskets by teams of oxen. Or they may have been plopped down nearby by cooperative glaciers. The most absurd theory: The wizard Merlin created the whole shebang. With his wand.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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