Revolutionary Southwest England tour provider Around & About Bath today announced its unique Winter 2018/19 calendar of customizable tours of Bath and its surroundings. Around & About Bath is transforming the day tour experience in Bath. The perfect hub from which to explore quintessential England, Bath is surrounded by stunning and countryside, history, and hidden cultural gems. Around & About Bath’s carefully crafted, all-inclusive tours (for 2-8 people) explore a history-rich corner of England and give visitors intimate, engaging experiences of Bath and the Somerset region. All tours include tour guide, food, drink and transportation.
“There’s so much to see and do in Bath and its surrounding region during the colder months. The festive season is truly special, with Christmas markets, fire-side drinks and choral experiences in and around the city. After Christmas, Bath is fabulous for those looking to benefit from lower room and flight rates and enjoy the attractions without the crowds,” said Around & About Bath founder and former history teacher Jules Mittra. “Our tours are designed to offer unhurried, in-depth adventures that combine insider insights into our history, culture, countryside and places with incredible local experiences such as food, drink and local crafts. Whether they’re interested in a culinary experience, an understanding of social and religious history, shopping for unique British goods or they simply want to take pictures of beautiful architecture and landscapes, our tours offer visitors a thorough experience they will remember for a lifetime.”
Around & About Bath Winter 2018/19 tours include:
Medieval Morsels and Memories
Evening dining experience available Mondays – Thursdays, from November 2018 – April 2019
Enjoy gourmet dining, laughter and local stories at one of the most atmospheric medieval inns in England. Encounter the past while enjoying incredible dining at the Babberton Arms, the medieval inn featured in Harry Potter. Settle down amongst the blackened timbers and engage with hospitable locals meandering from one topic to the next over an unforgettable meal, before retreating upstairs to the reading room for one final night-cap. Two-course dinner and drinks included.
Historic Pubs, Mining and Dining
Evening dining experience available Mondays – Thursdays, year round
The best of English country pubs and incredible tales of Somerset’s coal mining past. Experience exquisite local dining, drinks while hearing forgotten stories at three of the region’s coziest pubs, each with their own marvelous secrets. Hear fascinating first-hand tales of the mining adventures and misadventures that took place right beneath your feet while sipping local beers. Two-course dinner and drinks included.
Cathedrals & Designer Outlets
November 2018 – April 2019
From the medieval to modern, embark on an English adventure that has something for everyone: cathedrals, countryside, cuisine and designer shopping. Enjoy an insider’s insight into the tiny medieval city of Wells. Experience the splendor of the stunning medieval Cathedral and the ruins of Bishop’s Palace. Browse the city’s boutique shops and markets before heading to the countryside for a fabulous lunch. Explore the designer shopping outlets and Mulberry store in the historic mills of Kilver Court, breaking for hot drinks and carefree chat before heading home with unique gifts and unforgettable memories. Lunch and drinks included.
England at Christmas
November – December 2018
Experience festive England. Explore Lacock, the scenic filming location for great movies likeHarry Potter and Pride & Prejudice. Wander wintry streets, unearth old stories, and admire local artisans at work. Enjoy a tasty lunch beside the fire of an ancient inn before venturing to a historic town to uncover hidden gems and peruse local craft stores. End the day with hot drinks by the fire in the cozy warmth of a stunning country pub. Lunch and drinks included.
Stonehenge & Secret Somerset in Winter
November 2018 – April 2019
Encounter majestic Stonehenge on a personal tour with a local expert, before venturing into off-the-beaten-track England. Enjoy a fabulous lunch at an atmospheric country inn before exploring the boutique shops, galleries and medieval streets of a stunning historic town, undiscovered by tourism. Indulge in mulled wine and mince pies by the fire of an inviting 700-year-old inn while listening to dark tales from long ago.Lunch and drinks included.
November 2018 – April 2019
Experience a wintry Cotswolds adventure. Discover Castle Combe, known as England’s prettiest village. Wander its picturesque streets and uncover lost history before sipping a warming hot drink in the inn overlooking the ancient square. Encounter an ancient fortified town, the ruins of a grand abbey and meet the king who unified England. Enjoy an incredible lunch at England’s oldest hotel. Explore Tetbury, visit Prince Charles’ Highgrove shop and peruse world-famous antique stores, finishing the afternoon with drinks by the fire. Lunch and drinks included.
Around & About Bath
Around & About Bath is a private tour provider dedicated to connecting international visitors to the rich culture and history of Bath and Somerset, England year-round. By creating curated, customizable experiences, Around & About Bath tours take visitors beyond the standard tourist attractions to uncovering the little-known aspects of Southwest England architecture, cuisine, nature, religion and art. Immersive, intimate and insightful, Around & About Bath tours give groups that range in size from 2-8 a taste of authentic, quintessential England.