Welcome to Lion Tours

We run tours to Stonehenge from Bath all year round.  Our legendary Cotswold tours also continue throughout the Winter months and we visit many other wonderful destinations. Tours to Wells, Glastonbury and Salisbury are also available.

We are a family run company offering small group day tours from Bath for independent travellers as well as private groups . You will find us recommended in many guide books including Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, Chikyu no Arukikata  and Rurubu.

Scroll down for a brief overview of the tours that we offer and to help you plan your trip you’ll find a calendar on our booking page.


Stonehenge inner circle Special Access tours

Our special access tours offer the opportunity to get behind the rope and experience the very heart of the circle at Stonehenge. Some of the below dates include a visit to Salisbury, Old Sarum and a landscape walk.

Stonehenge inner circle dates 2018:

March 30th,
May 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 26th,
June 2nd, 4th, 7th, 9th, 14th, 21st
July 1st, 5th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th,
August 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 27th
September 1st, 6th, 8th, 17th, 22nd
December 21st, 28th

For more details and prices please see our Special Access page


Stonehenge & Lacock National Trust village

Combine two historic locations in one tour. Visit Stonehenge and then on to the unspoilt English village of Lacock.

Lacock village is a firm favourite for film and TV producers, most notably for its picturesque streets and historic cottages, untouched by modern alterations and largely under the protection of the National Trust. The village’s most famous appearances include ‘Downton Abbey’, the BBC’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Cranford’, and the films ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ and ‘Wolfman’.

Prices (including Stonehenge admission)
Adult: £39.00   Student/Senior: £37.00   Child (5-15): £29.00   Infant (0-4): £5.00*


Stonehenge Express

Choose between our early and late morning departure times (on different days) and enjoy a fully guided journey down to Stonehenge – One of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Your driver guide will be happy to accompany you to the stones and to answer your questions and to arrange an audio guide in the language of your choice (included in the price).

  • Enjoy  a full 90 minutes at the world heritage site.
  • Our prepaid entrance means no waiting in line.
  • Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors.
  • World-class exhibition and visitor centre & cafe.
  • Neolithic Houses with tools and everyday objects.
  • Bronze Age burial mounds and views on a clear day of the White Horse chalk carvings.

Prices (including Stonehenge admission)
Adult: £35.00   Student/Senior: £33.00   Child (5-15): £24.00   Infant (0-4): £5.00*


Cotswold Discovery

No visit to England is complete without seeing the rolling hills and quintessential villages of England’s largest area of outstanding natural beauty. We offer both full day tours and slightly shorter tours through this exquisite landscape and visit a selection of the villages listed below. From late June to mid July some of our tours include a visit to the Cotswold Lavender Farm or to Badminton House gardens.

Tour A

  • Castle Combe – Dr Dolittle, Stardust and War Horse film location.
  • Malmsbury – the Queen of hilltop towns and oldest continually inhabited town in England.
  • Bibury – Described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England.
  • Arlington Row
  • Bourton on the Water
  • Lower Slaughter (lunch stop)
  • Tetbury (photo stop)

Tour B

  • Castle Combe – Dr Dolittle, Stardust and War Horse film location.
  • Malmsbury – the Queen of hilltop towns and oldest continually inhabited town in England.
  • Bibury – Described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England.
  • Arlington Row
  • Coln Valley
  • Bourton on the Water
  • Tetbury or Cirencester (photo stop)

 Itinerary subject to variation so please check listing for your tour on the booking calendar. *One way transfer to the Cotswolds with luggage possible.

Prices
Full Day: Adult: £40.00   Student/Senior: £38.00   Child (5-15): £20.00   Infant (0-4): £5.00
6 1/2 hour tour: Adult: £35.00   Student/Senior: £33.00   Child (5-15): £18.00   Infant (0-4): £5.00
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Stonehenge, Lacock, Avebury & Castle Combe

After visiting Stonehenge this tour takes you to two picturesque villages, both favoured by film makers for their unspoilt charm: Lacock for Harry Potter, Downton Abbey and Pride & Prejudice and Castle Combe for Warhorse and Stardust. We also visit the stone circles of Avebury – Europe’s largest prehistoric henge and unique in that the village is built within it. You will be free to walk amidst the stones and experience this wonder at close proximity.

There is usually the option of doing just a morning Stonehenge tour with a photo stop at Lacock or the afternoon section to Lacock, Avebury and Castle Combe

Prices (including Stonehenge admission where applicable)

Full day  : Adult £50.00  Student/Senior: £48.00   Child (5-15): £29.00   Infant (0-4):

Morning Stonehenge Express / Lacock : Adult £35.00  Student/Senior: £33.00   Child (5-15): £24.00   Infant (0-4): £5.00

Afternoon: Adult: £26.00   Student/Senior: £26.00   Child (5-15): £15.00   Infant (0-4): £5.00

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Glastonbury, Wells, Cheddar Gorge and Nunney Castle

Enter the kingdom of Wessex and immerse yourself in the legendary landscape of King Arthur. This tour can be combined with a morning tour of Stonehenge.

  • Nunney Castle: Moated castle, built in the late 14th century , described as the most aesthetically pleasing castle in Somerset.
  • Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Well Gardens.
  • Wells Cathedral, set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city.
  • Drive back to Bath through the rugged landscape of Cheddar Gorge.

Prices
Adult: £42.00   Student/Senior: £42.00   Child (5-15): £20.00   Infant (0-4): £10.00

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Jurassic Coast
Shaftsbury, Lulworth, Durdle Door, Corfe, Salisbury

Journey through Dorset’s rich landscape and visit some of its finest treasures.

  • Gold Hill in Shaftsbury, traditional market town with famous cobbled street.
  • Corfe Castle and village with steam railway.
  • Lulworth Cove and optional to walk to Durdle Door
  • Salisbury Cathedral – Britain’s tallest spire and home to the finest original Magna Carta.

Prices
Adult: £48.00   Student/Senior: £48.00   Child (5-15): £25.00   Infant (0-4): £10.00
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 Stonehenge, Salisbury and Cotswold villages

Stride through history in a tour that takes you through Englands ancient and mediaveal past.

Salisbury Cathedral can boast Britain’s tallest spire (404 feet/123 metres) . It is also home to the finest of four original 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts, housed within the 13th century Chapter House, at the heart of a permanent interactive exhibition. The tranquil cathedral close and delightful array of shops cafes and museums offers plenty to explore.

Stonehenge. Built more than 5,000 years ago, this ancient Neolithic monument continues to inspire mystery and awe today. Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors and explore the world-class exhibition, visitor centre and cafe.

Lacock National Trust village, Biddestone village and Castle Combe

Prices (including Stonehenge admission)
Adult: £57.00   Student/Senior: £55.00   Child (5-15): £29.00   Infant (0-4): £10.00
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