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Roman Baths and Bath City Walking Tour

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Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom
Roman Baths and Bath City Walking Tour
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

See the best of Bath, including the Roman Baths, on a morning or afternoon walking tour. As you walk between the sites, hear about this UNESCO-listed city and its Roman and Georgian heritage. Admire landmarks like Bath Abbey and the Royal Crescent, and visit the Roman Baths to see the baths and artifacts left by Britain’s Roman occupiers almost 2,000 years ago. Upgrade to include the baths' admission fee.
  • Roman Baths and city walking tour in Bath
  • Learn about Bath’s ancient Roman history and Georgian architecture
  • Visit the Roman Baths for a glimpse into ancient Roman life
  • See the Great Bath, changing rooms, hot springs, and antiquities
  • Admire top Bath attractions including the grand Royal Crescent, Pump Rooms, and Circus
  • Select a morning or afternoon departure
  • Upgrade to include the entrance fee to the Roman Baths
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Gratuities
Bath entrance if option not selected
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bath Abbey , Bath BA1 1LT, UK

The meeting point is by the main doors to Bath Abbey (by the entrance to Roman Baths).

This activity will end right where it started.
Book your preferred tour option, and meet your guide in central Bath. Then, set off to explore on foot, learning about the UNESCO-listed city and its architecture on route.

Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa and littered with classical treasures, Bath flourished in the 18th century with the development of its honey-stoned, Georgian architecture.

Admire Pulteney Bridge and Gothic Bath Abbey, the coronation site of England’s first king in 973, and then continue to Bath’s showpiece: the Roman Baths.

Pay the entrance fee (depending on option selected) and tour the stunning, column-lined Great Bath and changing rooms, hot pools, and other facilities, all once used for relaxation and socializing by ancient Romans.

See the hot springs, and view the main artifacts in the museum collections, including the famous Minerva’s Head and inscribed stone tablets.

Next, delve into the historical town center to admire its Georgian architecture. See the Pump Rooms and Upper Assembly Rooms, and walk to the world-famous Royal Crescent. Drink in the sumptuous sweep of this 18th-century terrace, and admire the Circus, a circular-shaped terrace formed from curving segments.

After learning about these architectural masterpieces, your tour finishes in the city center.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please not any special requirements for your tour in the Special Requirements field at the time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Footprints Tours Limited
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-5
Great tour, thanks Ellen!
Jennifer_L
, May 2022
Ellen led an outstanding tour! The weather was not on our side and she was an absolute trooper and kept us laughing. Rich history and beautiful sights !
star-4
Good, but awkward ending.
Shannon_S
, May 2022
The travel guide (Rachel) was great, and it was her first official tour. You could tell the company trains its people well; Rachel did a fantastic job. She was knowledgeable about the city and various landmarks, and was willing to answer any questions. My only issue with the tour itself was how it ended: the last official stop on the tour was the Royal Crescent. When done there, we were told the tour was over and she would lead us back to the starting mark for those of us who also purchased tickets to the Roman Baths (definitely recommend adding - it was fabulous!) as the entrance was right next to our starting location. While our guide was still friendly and willing to carry on a conversation, there was no more tidbits or interesting buildings pointed out along the way, it felt like we were just a big group tromping through the city together. I don't fault Rachel for this, but think the tour could be rearranged, or maybe something added so it doesn't feel so awkward (i.e. "hey this is the end, but let's still walk together for another 10 minutes while I escort you back to the rendezvous point). Overall, a great tour of city and enjoyed learning more about Bath that I doubt I could have learned on my own.
star-5
Must do Bath experience
GRANT_E
, May 2022
Had a great time on this tour, so many unknown facts and interesting stories about Bath. Rachel from Footprint Tours was awesome, very knowledgeable, putting passion and fun into the tour that certainly made it memorable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Baths were great
Ralph_P
, May 2022
Roman baths were awe inspiring. Amazing what the Romans built almost 2000 years ago. Very interesting exhibits. Tour of Bath city was somewhat rushed.
star-5
Amazing experience, ...
Natasha_C
, Apr 2022
Amazing experience, great value for money. The tour guide for the walking tour was amazing. Will definitely go again.
star-5
Amazing
Luke_Q
, Apr 2022
The tour guide was amazing and really friendly and the whole guide was great well worth the money thank you
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
So glad we took the plung and visited Bath!
Janet
, Apr 2022
My husband and I were so glad that we booked this tour. Our guide was very informative about the area as we walked around town. We were guided through areas that we would have normally just walked past without knowing. After exploring with our small group our guide returned us to our meeting point in order to tour the actual Roman baths on our own with the use of a free audio guide. Lots of places to eat in town after your finished touring. Such a cool historical area that shouldn't be missed!
star-5
Ask for Ally!
Justin_B
, Apr 2022
Fantastic tour! Ally was a brilliant tour guide! Pointed out the finer nuances and details of the historical town.
star-4
Memorable visit
Catherine_H
, Apr 2022
Very informative and told with some amusing anecdotes. It is a very beautiful town and very disappointing that the lovely old hospital lies empty when so many of the residents of old contributed so generously to the build.
star-5
Friendly, energetic tour
Chris
, Mar 2022
Ellen our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and full of energy. She happily answered our questions about Bridgerton and Jane Austin. Very personable!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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