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International Friends small group day tours from London

London's premier mini coach small group tour operator with guaranteed departures year round, no minimum numbers

International Friends Small Group Tour Bus
Personalised service with a small group tour bus

International Friends are the only specialist small group operator offering a full programme of day tours from London daily. On the tours there are no more than 16 people - guaranteed.

Purpose-built minibuses have large windows, good air circulation and clear PA systems so that your professional guide can escort you comfortably through our wonderful countryside. Despite the small numbers there are no minimum numbers required as we guarantee to run a tour if we make it available.

The small group size means your guide can offer a more personalised guiding service. So don't hang back, ask your questions and you'll be helping the guide tune their commentaries to the interest of the group on board that day, every group is different.

Another advantage of a small bus is you can go places the big tours cannot and wherever possible the bus will head off down a country lane to show some hidden gem.

The tours only stop at the places you paid to visit on the tour, no stops are made at souvenir shops or restaurants in the middle of nowhere.

Below are the day tours currently available from London every week. All of the day tours from London depart between 7.20am and 8am. March to October, one hour later in the winter months normally returning to London by 6.30pm. Prices do go up fractionally for any tours taken from 1 April 2022 onwards.

Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath small group day tour

Windsor Castle
Admission included at Windsor Castle

Available Monday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Small group tour - maximum 16 people 
  • Entry to Stonehenge & Windsor Castle 
  • Executive mini-coach with expert guide
  • Beat the crowds at Stonehenge, visit there first!
  • COVID19 Safety Policies apply. All vehicles used deep cleaned and disinfected daily. Masks and hand sanitiser products available to all guests
  • Flexible booking terms and conditions

The Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath day tour is the most popular day tour from London. No wonder with three world-class attractions visited in one long but rewarding day.

Within the ethos of getting away from the crowds you will travel direct to Stonehenge leaving the big bus tours behind.

After around an hour at Stonehenge it's a scenic hour's journey to Bath, arriving just before lunch. In Bath you are free to explore at your leisure. Enjoy lunch in one of Bath's elegant tea rooms, or try a famous Sally Lunn bread bun in the city’s oldest house. You will then visit the 18th century crescents and squares of the Georgian city, built 250 years ago, when Bath became the social centre for high society with dancing, bathing and all manner of relaxation.

Your final stop for the day is Windsor Castle (admission included). Windsor is the oldest and largest continuously occupied castle in the world and favourite home of our present Queen. Marvel at the grandeur of the State Apartments, Grand Reception Room and the Royal Chapel of St George; resting place of many of our Kings and Queens and setting for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Windsor is on the edge of London, close to Heathrow Airport so it's not long after leaving Windsor that you are back in London.

Stonehenge

WINDSOR, STONEHENGE & BATH SMALL GROUP TOUR

Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath small group day tour from London

Small group day tour of Windsor, Stonehenge & Bath

Adult £154 • Child (3-15 years) £134

• Max 16 people per tour • Admission to Stonehenge & Windsor Castle • Walking tour of Georgian and Roman Bath • Executive mini coach with expert guide • Visit Stonehenge first to beat the crowd

Oxford, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon small group day tour

Cotswolds village
Cotswolds village

Runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

  • Small group day trip - maximum 16 people per tour
  • Admission to Shakespeare's Birthplace & Divinity School Oxford
  • Walking tour in Oxford
  • Explore Cotswolds villages that the big buses cannot get to
  • COVID19 Safety Policies Apply. All vehicles used are deep cleaned and disinfected daily, with masks and hand sanitiser products available to all guests. 
  • Flexible booking guarantee

The small bus comes into its own on this tour into the picturesque Cotswold region to the north west of London. With the small bus you can go down country lanes and visit places the big tour buses and crowds are prohibited from. You'll see more of the unspoiled countryside and villages that attract people to the Cotswold region in the first place.

You begin your small group tour visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare was born and died (entrance to Shakespeare's Birthplace is included).

Travelling along narrow country lanes you'll visit off the beaten track places, including idyllic Burford, vibrant and charming Bourton on the Water, sleepy Taynton and the picturesque twins of Great and Little Rissington. You then make a lunch stop in the delightful town of Stow-on-the-Wold with its village green and historic market square.

Finally, you'll end the day in literary Oxford, enjoying an informative and in-depth walking tour of the University, colleges and town.

After your walking tour and free time to explore, your small group day trip ends and you journey back to London.

Stratford, Blenheim, Cotswolds & Oxford, 3-day tour from London

OXFORD, COTSWOLDS & STRATFORD, SMALL GROUP DAY TOUR FROM LONDON

Oxford, Stratford  & Cotswolds day tour from London

Oxford, Cotswolds & Stratford day tour from London

• Adult from £154 • Child (3-15 years) from £134

• Small group max 16 ppl • Admission Shakespeare's Birthplace • Admission Divinity School Oxford • Walking tour Oxford • Explore Cotswold villages • Professional guide


Alternative small group Cotswolds only tour - including Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace small group tour with Cotswolds from London
The magnificent Blenheim Palace

Cotswolds, Country Pub Lunch & Blenheim Palace

Runs every Saturday April-October.

  • Small group day trip - maximum 16 people per tour
  • Visit the villages of Burford, Bibury, Bourton on the Water and Stow on the Wold
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch with a drink included 
  • Entry to Blenheim Palace & Gardens
  • Departures available from London and Oxford 
  • COVID19 Safety Policies Apply. All vehicles used are deep cleaned and disinfected daily, with masks and hand sanitiser products available to all guests. 
  • Flexible booking guarantee

If your main interest is in the Cotswolds, then there is a weekly version of the Oxford, Cotswolds and Stratford tour spending all day in the Cotswolds without visiting Oxford or Stratford, giving you time to sample a further selection of Cotswold villages and landscapes, with the addition of entrance to the popular Blenheim Palace and gardens.

 

cotswolds

SMALL GROUP COTSWOLDS, BLENHEIM PALACE + LUNCH TOUR FROM LONDON

In-depth Cotswolds tour with Blenheim Palace from London

Cotswolds and lunch with Blenheim Palace, guided day tour from London

• Adult from £154 • Child (3-15 years) from £134

• Visits to Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Bibury and Stow-on-the Wold • Entry to Blenheim Palace & Gardens • Lunch with drink included • Professional guide • Small group day trip - maximum 16 people per tour • Luxury air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi


Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury small group day tour

Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Avebury Small Group tour from London
Visit the iconic Stonehenge on a small group tour

Runs all year every Friday.

  • Small group day trip - maximum 16 people per tour
  • Admission to Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey & Avebury Stone Circle
  • Beat the crowds at Stonehenge, tours go there first
  • Photo stop at Glastonbury Tor and entry to Chalice Well Gardens
  • Explore sites that big coaches cannot get to
  • COVID19 Safety Policies Apply. All vehicles used are deep cleaned and disinfected daily, with masks and hand sanitiser products available to all guests. 
  • Flexible booking guarantee

If you are into the mystic, King Arthur, energy forces or just great sightseeing this is a very worthwhile tour.

It is a busy schedule and you cover long distances for one day but you'll see England's most famous Neolithic monument Stonehenge, and the much larger henge at Avebury.

Avebury is much less well known that Stonehenge but just as memorable. Without the crowds at Stonehenge, Avebury is much more hands on. You can walk among and touch the stones and also go inside a burial chamber.

In between Stonehenge and Avebury you journey into the mystical land of Avalon and Glastonbury, seeing the famous Glastonbury Tor.

avebury

SMALL GROUP STONEHENGE, GLASTONBURY & AVEBURY

Glastonbury Tor, Avebury and Stonehenge tour from London

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury Small Group guided day tour from London

• Adult from £154 • Child (3-15 years) from £134

• Small group day trip - maximum 16 people per tour • Admission to Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey & Avebury Stone Circle • Beat the crowds at Stonehenge - go there first! • Professional guide • Photo stop at Glastonbury Tor and entry to Chalice Well Gardens

Canterbury, Dover Cliffs & Castle, & Kent Villages small group day tour

Canterbury, Dover & Rochester day tour from London
Canterbury, Dover & Kent villages day tour

Runs April to October every Tuesday and Friday.

  • Maximum 16 people per tour
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Walking tour of Canterbury
  • Visit to Dover Castle and the famous White Cliffs of Dover
  • Travel by executive mini-coach, with expert guide 
  • Flexible booking guarantee

The tour explores the South East corner of England spending most of the day in the county of Kent known as the “Garden of England".

Enjoy a photo stop in the beautiful village of Chilham, as well as a chance to see the world famous White Cliffs of Dover.

The next stop is Dover Castle, with its long history right from the 11th century and up to WWII. You can choose to pay to enter or not.

Finally you will travel to Canterbury. Walk along cobbled streets into the heart of the city, where you'll have a couple of hours free time to have a look around, and visit the vast, historic and stunning Cathedral if you wish (pay separately to enter).

Your tour guide will provide you with maps and recommendations to get the most out of your time. An enjoyable walking tour of Canterbury follows this.

Canterbury is your last stop before heading back to London.

Canterbury

SMALL GROUP CANTERBURY, DOVER, GREENWICH & KENT VILLAGES

Canterbury, Dover, Greenwich & Kent villages tour

White Cliffs of Dover, Cutty Sark, Canterbury and time for Dover Castle

Adult/Child £109

• Max 16 people per tour • Stop by the White Cliffs of Dover • Walking tour of Canterbury with time to visit Canterbury Cathedral (admission extra) • Time to visit Dover Castle (entrance extra) • Stop in beautiful Chilham • Travel by executive minicoach, with expert guide 


Bath, Cotswolds, Stonehenge and Avebury Small group day tour

The Roman Baths at Bath
Admission is included to the Roman Baths

Runs all year every Wednesday.

  • Small group day trip - maximum 16 people per tour
  • Admission to Stonehenge & Roman Baths
  • A guided walk in Lacock, a medieval village
  • A guided tour of Avebury, a village set inside a huge stone circle
  • Beat the crowds at Stonehenge, our tours go there first
  • COVID19 Safety Policies Apply: All vehicles used are deep cleaned and disinfected daily, with masks and hand sanitiser products available to all guests.
  • Flexible booking guarantee

The Bath, Cotswolds, Stonehenge and Avebury tour from London is a delightful tour with full visits to two World Heritage attractions (Stonehenge and Bath), plus the largest henge in the world (Avebury) and delightful Lacock in the Cotswolds. Take advantage of your small bus tour and go where the big buses cannot. All in all a varied and rewarding day.

Your first stop on your journey from London is the enigmatic Stonehenge. By visiting there first you beat the crowds arriving mid morning. Your guide will bring Stonehenge to life by discussing the ever-changing theories around its mysterious alignments and purpose. 

You will then head further west towards the famous city of Bath. See the Roman Temple, and original Roman pavement. Take some time for lunch (own expense) in one of the elegant tea rooms, and try a famous Sally Lunn bread bun. Explore 18th century crescents and squares of the Georgian city.

Following Bath, it is a short drive to historic Lacock, a medieval village set on the edge of the Cotswolds. Owned by the National Trust, Lacock is full of beautiful cottages and narrow streets which the smaller vehicle is able to navigate.

To end your memorable day out, you finish at nearby Avebury, a pretty village of thatched cottages nestling in the middle of a huge circle of ancient stones. Here you can relax on a guided walk around the mysterious standing stones and enjoy some free time to explore, before your small group day trip ends, and you return to London.

avebury

SMALL GROUP STONEHENGE, BATH, LACOCK & AVEBURY

Stonehenge, Bath, Lacock & Avebury tour from London

Stonehenge, Bath, Lacock & Avebury Small Group guided day tour from London

• Adult from £154 • Child (3-15 years) from £134

• Small group day trip - maximum 16 people per tour • Admission to Stonehenge and Roman Baths at Bath • Visit medieval Lacock • Visit to Avebury Stone Circle

Prices & tour reservations

Prices displayed on the banner link are the current prices for this tour. Sometimes on special occasions there may be slight changes to the tour, dates or price so do check on the booking page linked below.

Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation. The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour, there are no paper tickets.

On the tour detail page from the link below, there is a date drop-down at the top right of the page, which depicts which dates still have availability. By selecting your required date you start the reservation process. Once we list a date for operation it is guaranteed to run, there are no minimum numbers.

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