Enjoy a private tour of the historic Roman town, with stunning Georgian architecture.
Things to know
Family, Friends, History Buffs
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Entrance to Roman Baths
Type of tour:
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.
Donation to Bath Abbey
Meeting points: Outside the Marlborough Tavern
What makes this tour special
Discover the historic beauty of this fine Roman spa town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built on underground bubbling thermal springs.
Discover the history of the city’s well-preserved thermae around which the small Roman settlement known as Aquae Sulis was established - now known as Bath.
Learn how the Mendip Hills feed the underground springs, percolating deep through limestone to the earth’s core where water heats up to 96 degrees.
See the wealth and prosperity brought to Bath by visiting aristocracy, royalty, and nobility during the era when “taking to the waters’ was fashionable with Europe’s moneyed elite.
Discover how the Romans used lead pipes to tap 1.3 million litres of naturally-heated water that gushed to the surface naturally each day.
Bathing was promoted as medically beneficial in the 12th century after the legend of Prince Bladud claimed the mineral rich waters cured leprosy.
Learn why 17th century doctors prescribed ingesting the water to treat digestive complaints, prompting Bath’s spa culture to boom.
This private walking tour of Bath will centre on the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and you will begin by strolling elegant Royal Crescent, a sweeping arc of Georgian townhouses built 1767-1774. Georgian architecture is at its finest here, with the Circus inspired by the Roman Colosseum in a design of thirty-three mansions over a trio of terraces where famous residents include Thomas Gainsborough, Clive of India and David Livingstone.
Discover more Georgian splendour at the Bath Assembly Rooms, a glamorous haunt once frequented by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. At the Cross Bath, a historic bathing pool, learn how the 1688 “miracle pregnancy” of James II’s wife was attributed to the mineral-rich waters’ health-giving powers. Next, Bath Street to the Thermae Bath Spa to enjoy the results of a lavish and meticulous restoration. From here, wander to Bath Abbey, where worshippers would spiritually atone at the altar before physical cleansing in the baths. Our final stop is leafy Parade Gardens, a beguiling 2.5-acre floral garden with fine views of the Palladian style Pulteney Bridge.
Note: TCL will endeavour to book tickets for the Roman Baths, but due to heightened restrictions, we cannot guarantee availability. We will contact you prior to the tour, should the tickets be unavailable.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
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QAm I able to book more than one tour?
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