Welcome on a student tour to Bath Christmas Markets.
This tour will give you a full day to enjoy the World Heritage City of Bath, which on this day will include around 200 Christmas Market Stalls around the historic Bath Abbey.
Thousands of items for sale at the market and great outlet shopping in the Southgate Centre.
You will have a 1 hour tour on arrival to see what this lovely city has to offer, such as the Roman Baths and then free time for lunch, shopping or any attractions you wish to visit.
Bath is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK to see and you can learn about its Roman history and the founding of its Roman Bath complex (extra charge), and the citys rebirth in Georgian times.
View its beautful architecture with buildings such as the Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge, the only bridge in the UK and one of three in the world that has shops on both sides. There is also the Jane Austen Centre for fans of her books. A free museum and art gallery to visit and many religious buildings such as Bath Abbey available to visit, either free or they ask for donations for entry.
Roman Bath Complex
The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest. The house is a well-preserved Roman site with baths and a temple. The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Museum holding finds from the Roman Bath. The buildings above street level date from the 19th century and include the Pump Rooms. Cost £13 approx.
Jane Austen Centre
The Jane Austen Centre at 40 Gay Street is a permanent exhibition which tells the story of her Bath experience – the effect that visiting and living in the city had on her and her writing. Austen is one of the greatest writers of the 18th and 19th century with novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. Cost: £8.50
Sally Lunns Tea Rooms
Sally Lunns is much more than a world famous tea and eating house in the centre of the wonderful city of Bath. The historic building is the oldest house in Bath. The kitchen museum shows the actual kitchen used by the young Huguenot baker Sally Lunn in Georgian Bath to create the first Bath bun.
Victoria Art Gallery
Free public art gallery (though some exhibitions may charge entry) featuring over 1500 paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
Features fine and decorative arts and has free entry. Next to the museum is Sydney Gardens, a favourite place to walk for Jane Austen who set part of her novel Northanger Abbey in the surrounding area.
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, commonly known as Bath Abbey, is an Anglican parish church and a former Benedictine Monastery in Bath. Founded in the 7th century, reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries, it is one of the largest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the West Country. Cost - Donations accepted.
(All times are approximate and may vary on the day depending on circumstances and are given as a guideline)
Bath arrival late morning or midday followed by a 1 hour walking tour then free time until late afternoon approx 4.30 to depart home.
Return: Oxford / Bournemouth 6.30pm and London / Brighton (Sussex) late evening approx 8.30pm
This information shows example itineraries to use as a guideline, please note that the order we visit various attractions may change depending on circumstances or time of year.
Please follow the advice of your tour manager and make sure that you are at the various pick up points and departures at the correct times.