Bath

Explore Bath by open-top bus and discover what this World Heritage site, as designated by UNESCO, has to offer. We have a fleet of excellent modern buses, live guides, multi-lingual commentary and 2 routes showcasing the best of Bath.

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Bath is unique in that the whole city is deemed a world heritage site, and was done so by UNESCO in 1987. Bath lies in the valley of the River Avon and holds some of the richest history, and some of the finest architectural sights, in Europe. These include The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey, and one of the UK’s leading attractions, The Roman Bath’s.

As one of the most renowned Georgian cities, there are few places that share such impressive historical credentials as the City of Bath, with the truly unique experience of Bathing in Britain’s only natural thermal spa; The Thermae Bath Spa.

With a superb modern fleet, and a choice of a “live-guide” or multi-lingual commentary in 10 different languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese), why not hop-on and hop-off over the 38 stops on our tour bus and let us show you what this beautiful city has to offer. Tours operate all year round (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day), and tickets are valid for 24 hours (2 consecutive days) on both the City Tour and Skyline Tour.

Purchase of a ticket also entitles you to discount for many of Bath’s popular attractions, including the Roman Baths, the Jane Austen Centre, Prior Park Landscape Gardens, No 1 the Royal Crescent, Sally Lunn’s, The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, the Fashion Museum and Museum of Bath Architecture.

Roman Baths 

The first stop for any visitor to Bath is the Roman Baths surrounding the hot spring at the heart of the City. The Great Roman Temple and bathing complex built almost 2000 years ago is one of the country’s finest ancient monuments, still flowing with natural hot water.

A 10% discount on admission is available with your Bath City Sightseeing Ticket.

(http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/)

The Jane Austen Centre

In the heart of Georgian Bath at 25 Gay Street between the Circus and Queen Square, lived one of the greatest writers of England. Authentic period atmosphere, watch a specially commissioned video.

A 10% discount on admission is available with your Bath City Sightseeing Ticket.

(http://www.janeausten.co.uk/)

Sally Lunn’s 

Enjoy morning coffee, light meals and cream teas in Bath’s oldest house. Home of the world famous Sally Lunn Bun.

Free entry to the museum with a CitySightseeing ticket

(http://www.sallylunns.co.uk)

Prior Park Landscape Garden

Prior Park is a hidden gem amongst the bustle of the city. An eighteenth century landscape garden, with one of only four Palladian Bridges in the world.

(http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/prior-park/)

Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa is located in the heart of Bath close to Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths. Britain’s original and only natural thermal spa.

(http://www.thermaebathspa.com/)

Bath Preservation Trust Museums (10% off admission with your bus ticket) 

No.1 Royal Crescent: visit this beautifully restored town house and gain an insight into fashionable life in the 18th century – Upstairs and Downstairs.

(www.No1royalcrescent.org.uk)

Museum of Bath Architecture: this museum explores how and why Bath developed into the world famous Georgian Spa. It examines the materials, techniques, fashions and finances.

(www.museumofbatharchitecture.org.uk)

Beckford’s Tower: museum dedicated to the writer and eccentric William Beckford. Breathtaking views of the city can be obtained from the beautifully restored Belvedere.

(www.beckfordstower.org.uk)

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy: delightfully restored town house which was the home of astronomer and musician William Herschel and his sister Caroline. William discovered the Planet Uranus from the garden, with a homemade telescope!

(www.herschelmuseum.org.uk)

Bath Fashion Museum 

The Fashion Museum holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress. It is housed in the Assembly Rooms building, which is owned by the National Trust.

(http://www.fashionmuseum.co.uk/)

American Museum

The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. The only museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.

(http://americanmuseum.org/)

Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum was the city’s first public art gallery. The Grade I listed building is home to fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne.

(http://www.holburne.org/)

The Skyline Walk

The Bath Skyline walk will allow you take in some of the most breath taking views Bath has to offer. You can get to the start via The Skyline Tour bus whether you buy a tour or local ticket.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bath-skyline

 

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Air Decker:

Bath Bus Company are proud to bring you the A4 Air Decker providing a direct link from Bath to and from Bristol Airport, with shorter journeys along the way. Operating a half hourly service during peak time travel, this is the quickest and most efficient way to reach your destination.

https://www.airdecker.com/

Signs of Saltford

Your one-stop shop for customised signage and graphics. Suppliers to Bath Bus Company.

http://www.signsofsaltford.co.uk/ 

Stay In Bath

The best place to find affordable and friendly accomodation in Bath. Over 90 B&B’s, Guest Houses and Self Catering places to stay. Choose from Budget – Family – Luxury – Boutique

http://www.stay-in-bath.co.uk/ 

The Real Italian Pizza Company:

Authentic Italian Pizzas traditionally baked in a wood-fired over, alongside a simple menu of favourites in a family-run relaxed atmosphere. Try an award winning pizza in the beautiful city of Bath.

http://www.realitalianpizza.co.uk/

Giraffe:

Freshly cooked food for everyone served to the sound of great music. Guaranteed to make you feel good!

http://www.giraffe.net/

Garfunkels:

Situated on Orange Grove with views of both Bath Abbey and Pulteneny Bridge, we can be found within the beautiful grade II listed building, The Empire. Built in 1901 by Bath City Architect Major Charles Edward Davis, The Empire is a landmark building in Bath and stands proud in the heart of the city.

http://www.garfunkels.co.uk/bath

Frankie & Benny’s:

The instantly recognisable red neon sign and warm inviting interior will ease you into the Frankie & Benny’s experience before you can take your coat off!

http://www.frankieandbennys.com/

Bill’s:

Bill’s Bath restaurant is a cosy and intimate affair, packed with character. Close to the Theatre Royal, Roman Baths, and other attractions, it’s well placed for pre-theatre dinner or if you’re out shopping or enjoying the city’s many sights.

https://bills-website.co.uk/restaurants/bath/

Bath Pizza Co

Fresh, local, bespoke. Bath Pizza Co work with Somerset’s farmers and food producers to bring awesome wood fired pizza to the people of Bath.

http://www.bathpizzaco.com/ 

 

 

  • Tickets for the Bath Tour cost £15.50 per adult, £13.00 per senior/ student, £9.50 per child and £44.00 per family. Under 5’s free of charge
  • Tickets are valid for 24 hours, or 2 consecutive days
  • Hop-on and hop-off over 38 stops
  • Operates all year round except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day with departures every 6/12 minutes in the summer and every 30/60 minutes throughout winter
  • City Tour incorporates Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa, Jane Austen Centre, the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Bath Abbey
  • Skyline Tour incorporates the Railway Station, Pulteney Bridge, Prior Park Landscape Gardens and the American Museum
  • Live guides on both the City Tour and Skyline Tour
  • Multi-lingual informative recorded commentary in 10 different languages – English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese- on both routes
  • Discounted entry to many local attractions on production of your tour ticket
  • Award winning tour operator, including 2016,2017 and 2018 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence
  • All vehicles in the Bath fleet are low floor with disabled access