ENJOY THE BEST OF CHRISTMAS BATH
Have a superb Christmas shopping Sunday out this winter. Taste amazing local food, view sensational sights, experience incredible shopping – enjoy an idyllic day to remember at an astonishing price.
8.00am Depart London Earls Court by luxury coach, relax in your comfortable seat for the motorway drive - arrive Bath 10.15am
10.30am: Best of Bath local brunch (or veggie local brunch)
Enjoy a great locally-produced brunch…PLUS …Taste a vast array of local goodies including local beer and ciders, local cheeses and hams and pickles, local juices and jams, local breads and cakes and tarts, even local chocolates and sweets! Breakfast and the local tasting show will take place in the unique surroundings of Komedia - committed to local food and drink.
12.00am: Fully guided tour of Bath
Lose yourself in the magnificent story of this amazing city – true life is certainly more colourful than fiction. A delightful accompanied stroll around this elegant city, the set for so many films and TV programmes. We’ll learn the story of this fascinating and beautiful historical and architectural gem and World Heritage Site through the ages from King Bladud to Queen Elizabeth and a bunch of fascinating colourful characters in between! We'll see Druid Bath, Roman Bath and Georgian Bath. We’ll see the ancient Bath Spa, delightful Pulteney Bridge, splendid Great Pulteney Street, the Abbey and paved centerpiece churchyard , the Roman Baths, Pump Rooms and Assembly Rooms, the magnificent Circus and Royal Crescent, Jane Austin museum and superb Queen Square & much more in this stunning and evocative setting.
1.45 pm Free time to explore and shop
Time now for shopping at Bath's amazing and full Christmas market - over 120 great stalls and much much more. Plus visit the lovely boutiques and elegant shops in Bath’s colourful cobbled alleyways, delightful bridges, impressive squares and wide Georgian streets.
4.30pm: Slap-up farmhouse afternoon tea.
Local scones and local cream, Local cakes. Local jams, local breads, even Bath buns. What more could you want from a great country-style afternoon tea on lovely organic family-run Manor Farm nestling in the Cotswolds. There will also be an opportunity to taste more local offers.
6.00pm: Depart to return to London area…
8.15pm: Arrive London Earls Court
Best of Bath food and drink
Bath sits serenely on the River Avon between the rolling Mendips and the Cotswold hills, magnificent scenery and lush pastures to grow wonderful food. Here you can taste the best of local products - sensational local cheeses, superb meats and pies, amazing fruits and juices, extraordinary baking – the delights of a massive magnificent kitchen garden!
Best of Bath culture & artisans
Since time immemorial, the city has delighted in providing a showcase for all the arts – Bath’s festivals are legendary. This wonderful showcase naturally attracts artists and artisans to pursue their crafts. Here you can view and buy local glassware, ceramics, ironwork, paintings and much more – direct!
Best of Bath Wellness
Since pre-Roman times Bath's hot spring has been revered as a health-giving resource. The Roman's made the most of it, creating the fabulous Roman baths, the Georgians created the fabulous architecture and social events of a high society spa city. And now the spa is as active as ever with its rooftop hot water pool. So healing is a tradition in this city and you can buy some of the most effective and energizing spa treatments and therapies.
Best of Bath shopping
Bath is probably one of the world's great shopping centres - there are even little shops on beautiful Georgian Pulteney Bridge(just like the Ponte Vecchio)!. Dinky little speciality shops abound in the city catering stylishly for all tastes. With tiny little corridors, cobbled streets and delightful squares – shopping is a real pleasure.
Best of Bath celebrity stage and screen
Jane Austen's Bath, the Prince Regent's Bath, Roman Bath, Georgian Bath. Bath is the setting for literally hundreds of films and TV programmes. It’s almost been created as a magnificent set where you can lose yourself in glamorous awe!
Best of Bath sights – don’t miss a thing
We’ll see the ancient Bath Spa, delightful Pulteney Bridge, splendid Great Pulteney Street, the Abbey and paved centerpiece churchyard , the Roman Baths, Pump Rooms and Assembly Rooms, the magnificent Circus and Royal Crescent, Jane Austin museum and superb Queen Square amongst much more.
You won’t miss anything on your day trip to one of the world’s great World Heritage sights – the specially-arranged guided visit takes in all of the major sights and much more – with the witty explanations, you’ll go away in disbelief at all the facts and figures and happenings behind these glamorous exteriors.