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About the guru Laura
Hi , I am Laura, an Italian and British tour guide, travel agent and tour leader. i have worked for 30 years in this industry. Before I was a manager in a travel agency in Italy for 20 years selling holidays and organizing trips all around the Peninsula, Europe and in the rest of the world. Most of the time I was the tour leader of groups around the world and guide. I... More »
Hi , I am Laura, an Italian and British tour guide, travel agent and tour leader. i have worked for 30 years in this industry. Before I was a manager in a travel agency in Italy for 20 years selling holidays and organizing trips all around the Peninsula, Europe and in the rest of the world. Most of the time I was the tour leader of groups around the world and guide. In 2011 i arrived in Uk and lived in the capital, London, for 8 years working as a tour guide for small and medium groups. I usually had my tours in London , Bath , Stonenhenge , Windsor castle and Marlborough in Wiltshire In 2019 I moved to Bristol and started to work as tour guide for the Open top bus tour company in Bristol My main language is Italian but i can tour guide in English too . I love my work considered more a passion than a work . I can deal with tourists very well and always try to find the best stories to tell . Iam also an actress so i am good in telling stories Thanks for your attention laura
About the tour
Bath Somerset in Southwest of England is great for a city break full art, history and traditions
The travel from London or Bristol by public transport is easy and frequent even if the trains are much more expensive than the coaches of National Express or Megabus.
The tour starts with a look at the famous Roman Bath that is just 10 minutes walking from the train or bus station ( we will not go inside the site)
The city became a spa with the Latin name Aquae Sulis c. 60 AD when the Romans built this bath and a temple in the valley of the River Avon, although these hot springs were known even before.
The visit will carry on with Bath Abbey
In this Abbey, you can see the tombs of famous people living in the South West of England in the past centuries. The church has a cruciform plan and two organs and 1200 people can sit inside. The tower is 161 feet (49 m) high, and there are 212 steps to arrive at the top.
Bath is the best example of Georgian architecture.
The most famous building crafted in Bath stone, is the Royal Crescent, The Pump Room, and the Circus.
In Fact, we will carry on to visit The Circus about a 15-minutes walk from the Abbey.
It was designed by the architect John Wood the Elder, between 1754 and 1768 inspired by the famous druid centre of Stonehenge in Wiltshire.
Jane Austen museum.
The Royal Crescent is part of our tour
The Royal Crescent was designed by the architect John Wood between 1767 and 1774, in a row of 30 terraced houses creating an arc with a crescent shape.
Even if some changes have been made during the century, the Georgian stone façade, 150 metres long and 114 Ionic columns in Palladian style, remains much as it was when first built.
Fashion Museum and the Assembly Room
We will walk towards The Fashion Museum ( the Museum of the Costume before 2007 ) famous for the collection started by Doris Langley Moore
hosted in The Assembly Room built early 18th century, as a new venue for ball dances, concerts and gambling
We will pass the Jane Austen Museum dedicated to the famous writer that spent part of her life in the city and wrote in that period most of her famous novels
We will have a look at the Theatre Royal Bath and the modern Bath Spa building up to Pultney Bridge where is possible to take pictures at the suggestive river and city.
Our tour ends here
No visits inside museums are part of this tour
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