Trafalgar Tours Scenic England – Glastonbury, Bath & Stratford

Trafalgar Tours Scenic England – Glastonbury, Bath & Stratford

Trafalgar Tours Scenic England – Glastonbury, Bath & Stratford

Trafalgar Tours Scenic England – Glastonbury, Bath & Stratford

Daily Itinerary:

Day 5 – Glastonbury to Bath to Stratford-Upon-Avon

Another full and fun-packed day was ahead of us as we departed Bideford in Cornwall and got underway to our first stop, the small town of Glastonbury in Somerset, followed by Bath – a large Roman city also in Somerset.


Glastonbury – Lyndon guided passengers around the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey, giving a brief overview of the many associated legends and myths. Legend has it that King Arthur was buried in the abbey grounds – there is even a plaque to identify the supposed site of his tomb. Now all that remains of the abbey are ruins of what once must have been a monstrous structure.

Bath – The Romans established a spa resort in AD 43, building baths and a temple. Our group was able to spend time doing a self-guided audio tour of the Roman Baths, wander the city and grab a bite for lunch.

Bath Roman Spa

Bath Roman Spa

The city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers visitors a wide variety of cultural and sporting activities to partake in.



Bath Abbey is of Anglo-Saxon origin dating back to AD 757. After being destroyed and rebuilt a number of times over the centuries the present Abbey dates from AD 1499.

Cream Tea – As we spent so long exploring the Roman Baths, we had little time remaining before rejoining the bus for our next stop. But, we did take Lyndon’s suggestion for where to get a great cream tea and got it to-go. Boy, were we glad we did! The Bridge Coffee Shop on Pultney Bridge does a smashing job.

Cream Tea - Scones, Jam & Clotted Cream

Cream Tea – Scones, Jam & Clotted Cream

Stratford-upon-Avon – Home to Shakespeare’s birthplace, the Shakespeare Festival and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, this vibrant market town in Warwickshire proved to be one of the most popular stops among passengers.



There is plenty of history in this town with the lovely and peaceful River Avon running through it. Our first stop in Stratford was a tour of Shakespeare’s birthplace.

By 5:15 p.m. we were checking into our room at the Mercure Shakespeare Hotel, just a few minutes walk from Stratford’s main street. A four-star hotel with loads of character and old-world charm.

Optional Excursion – Most in our group opted to join the evening excursion with a short drive into the countryside, visit to The Saxon Sanctuary (Warwichshire’s oldest church), followed by dinner at a pub called Bulls Head. This was another splendid way to complete an exciting day chock-full of history.

Optional Excursion - The Saxon Sanctuary

Optional Excursion – The Saxon Sanctuary


Come along with WAVEJourney and discover what Trafalgar’s Scenic England Tour had to offer:

Overview | Daily Itinerary | Hotels & Dining | Optional Excursions | Tour Director & Gratuities | Bottom Line & Value | Photos |

Day 1 & 2: London | Day 3: London to Plymouth | Day 4:  Plymouth to Bideford | Day 5: Glastonbury, Bath & Stratford | Day 6: Chester to Liverpool | Day 7: Lake District & York | Day 8: Cambridge to London | Day 9: London City Tour |

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Note: Viv & Jill were guests of Trafalgar on the Scenic England Tour in September 2009

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