Water activity

Bath: City Boat Trip and Walking Tour

4.5 / 5

78 reviews

Bath: City Boat Trip and Walking Tour

From $26.10 per person

Make the most of your time in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with this unique combined boat and walking tour. See the highlights of this ancient city both on foot and on the water on this fully guided tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 80 minutes
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Get a unique perspective of this World Heritage city from the river and on foot
  • Delight in an 80-minute, small-group tour that is perfect for families
  • Gain an overview of the city's rich history and attractions
  • Keep the children entertained with a kid's quiz
Full description
Enjoy an informed, leisurely overview of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath. Discover the city's main sights on both a river cruise and a guided walking tour with a local guide. Meet at Bath Quays on the riverside in central Bath. Be greeted by your skipper and guide to start your unique land and water tour. Begin with a river cruise along the Avon River, taking in sights such as the Half Penny Bridge, St. John's Church, Bath Abbey, Parade Gardens, Pulteney Bridge, the Weir, and the Mill. Once back at the mooring, take a short 50-minute walking tour with a crew member. Get an overview of Bath's rich history and learn how to orientate yourself within the city. The tour includes the main sights of the Roman Baths, The Abbey, Guildhall, the Ancient City Wall, the Theatre Royal, and Queens Square. Though there won't be time to enter the sights, you will be able to explore these on your own at the tour's conclusion. The tour includes a kid's quiz to help keep them interested on the walking tour.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fees to any attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The tour starts at Bath Quays Waterside. Avon Street carpark (BA1 1UF) is next to the departure point. Look out for the River Adventures sign near to the waterfront as you enter Bath Quays Waterside from the direction of the bus station.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • At this current time, your seating location cannot be guaranteed on any trip, internally or externally. You may also not be able to move around within the boat.
  • You must wear a face mask, use sanitiser, or adhere to other safety measures, irrespective of government requirements; this is a condition of travel
  • Your own food and drinks may not be consumed onboard, however there is a bar onboard to purchase drinks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The boat trip was very pleasant and informative. THe guide covered the basics of of Bath’s history very efficiently in the time allotted The walking tour was also excellent in most ways. She covered a lot and showed us a number of things we would never have noticed for ourselves . She had an excellent memory One or two point..she tended to turn away from part of the group sometimes as she talked, making it difficult to hear

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September 16, 2021

Friendly tour guides with lots of knowlegde. Boat tour is roughly 30mins then the walking is about 50 min but not too tiring as there is loads of stops. To have better view for pictures on the boat tour, aim ti be at front of the line to secure the rooftopseats otherwise you will be stuck in the bottom enclosed part of the boat which is a bit restrictive for pictures.

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September 7, 2021

Great views and very informative, I was sitting upstairs so had some great photo-ops and a nice chat with the skipper who explained each site as we were going along. The walking tour was also nice, I had the blue badge walking tour the day before but there was very little overlap between the two. All in all enjoyed it very much and wished the boat ride was longer than 25-30 minutes (but that's all you can do in that short stretch)

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August 30, 2021

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