DATE & TIME:Sunday 1 December 2019 @ 08:30
Add to Google Calendar
CATEGORIES:Bridge,Castle,Church,City,City walls,Cobbled streets,Gardens,Guided tour,Hike,Hills,History,Market,Monument,Museums,Panoramic views,Park,River,Shopping,Statues
COST:This amazing trip costs £ 34.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.
This includes the well-organised trip, 2-way transport, guided walking tour, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:Visiting the Roman Baths costs £16.20 or £14.85 with a full-time student photo card. Please bring this in cash and we’ll collect it in the morning.
DESTINATION INFO:The city of Bath is one of England’s tourist gems and a World Heritage Site. It has some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, most notably the famous Roman Baths and the ancient thermal springs. It is the finest religious spa in Northern Europe, built 2000 years ago around the country’s only hot springs. The Roman bathing establishment with its magnificent Temple and Baths flourished in Aquae Sulis between the first and fifth centuries AD and the extensive remains still flow with natural hot water. The Bath Christmas Market offers magical festive shopping, as the areas between the stunning Bath Abbey and the renowned Roman Baths are transformed into a Christmas wonderland. More than 200 traditional wooden chalets line the streets, each one offering handmade and beautiful gifts from Christmas decorations and food to toys and festive tipples.
HIGHLIGHTS:– Explore the Bath Christmas Market on the cobbled streets around the stunning Bath Abbey, with over 200 traditional wooden chalets with handmade gifts and food and mulled wine. – Visit the Roman Baths and see the Great Bath and Roman Temple and interactive exhibitions that bring this ancient site to life. – Walk over the beautiful Pulteney Bridge which is one of only four bridges in the world with shops spanning its entire length on both sides. – Visit the Georgian architectural masterpieces, the Royal Crescent and The Circus. – Have tea at Sally Lunn’s famous tea house and enjoy the local delicacy, the Bath bun. – Climb up the 200 steps to the top of Bath Abbey and see the breathtaking views over the city and surrounding countryside. – Visit the Jane Austen centre to delve into the life of Bath’s most famous resident and one of Britain’s favourite authors. – Take a little hike up to the Bath Skyline to see the panoramic views of the city.
DEPARTURE:Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London
Map & directions: https://goo.gl/maps/3RF2wXF9ge5VQKre6
ITINERARY:# 8.30am – We’re meeting outside the Eventim Apollo building. The address is: 45 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, London, W6 9QH. It’s just outside Hammersmith tube station. Here’s a map: https://goo.gl/maps/3RF2wXF9ge5VQKre6 . Arrive early here so we can check you off the guest list, and you have time to get a coffee, use the toilets, meet everyone, and board the coach before it leaves. # 8.40am – Coach departs. # 11.15am – When we arrive in Bath we’ll have our guided tour of the city. # 1pm – We’ll have a lunch break. # 1.30pm – We’ll visit the Roman Baths. # 3.30pm – Then in the afternoon you can explore the Christmas market, attractions, museums and other interesting places, try some local foods, and buy some souvenirs. # 5.15pm – Meet outside Hilton Bath City hotel. Address: 29 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BN . Here’s a map: https://goo.gl/maps/ua7DHKs5Y722 . This is where the coach will pick us up from. Please arrive here early so you have time to find it and board the coach before it leaves. # 5.30pm Coach departs. # 7.45pm – We’ll arrive back in London near Hammersmith tube station. Then we’ll go for food and drinks nearby. Bring your government photo ID for entry into the venue.
TRIP UPDATES:*UPDATE ON SAT 30 NOV* It’s going to be a nice but cold day in Bath so make sure you wear warm clothes and boots, scarf and gloves. Our meeting time is 8.30am but it would be best if you can arrive around 8.20am so you have time to find us, and we can check you off the list and collect your money for the Roman Baths. Please bring exact cash as we’ll be unable to give change, thanks!
TRACK US ON GOOGLE MAPS:If you lose our group then click this tracking link to open Google Maps and locate us. If this doesn't work then check the itinerary on this page for where you can meet us next.
Click this link to open Google Maps and see our location:
NOTE:– Check the Transport For London website (https://tfl.gov.uk) for details of any issues on the public transport network on this date, and use the journey planner to find the best way to arrive at our morning meeting point on time.
– This is an informal trip and you are free to go wherever you want. Just ensure that in the afternoon you arrive early to our meeting point to go back to London together.
– You are responsible for your personal safety and your belongings at all times.
– Details of our trip may be changed to ensure that our trip runs smoothly, so you should check this event description and the updates section regularly, before and during the trip.
– You should buy your own travel insurance.
– There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.