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“walking tour”(286 reviews)
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A genuinely free service (tips are NOT accepted) providing daily walking tours in Bath. Received Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2014. Tours take place daily including public holidays except Christmas Day: Sunday - Friday 10.30 & 14.00...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Main Entrance to the Pump Room, Bath BA1 1LY, England
+44 7561 420042
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All reviews free tour walking tour two hours hour tour our tour guide hour walk pump room great introduction excellent tour beautiful city free walking roman baths highly recommend this tour his knowledge assembly rooms interesting facts royal crescent
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the only true “Free Walking Tour” I’ve ever been on. The guides are actual volunteers and don’t get paid to perform the tours. They also don’t ask for or even accept tips at the end so don’t even try offering money. Was on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing walking tour! very pleasant and competent our guide Pete. Tour really recommended to get the flavour of this unique UNESCO beautiful place. great initiative and for free! many many thanks

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gisella B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This walking tour was delightful. Our guide (Richard, I think - 2pm Tue 8th Jan) provided a beautifully crafted narrative about Bath, it’s architecture, it’s people and it’s significant history. There were so many interesting insights that I would not have accessed without doing this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MauriceCummins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organised, amazing that was free - no tipping at the conclusion. Great way to see Bath and find out the Roman history Would recommend

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HelenM722
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last Friday morning, a group of 4 of us joined 35 or so others (we were then split into 4 even sized groups - ours was led by Robert) for a very interesting and enjoyable guided walk around Bath which lasted just over 2 hours....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PSYco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is well publicized and started punctually at the Pump Room, close to the Abbey. The participants were divided into four groups of about 12 people. Our guide, Lyndsey was very friendly, clearly loving her role and had an endearing sense of humour. She...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I try and do a walking tour in every new city/town and this one doesn’t disappoint (and it is entirely free). Do yourselves a favour and spend two hours with a knowledgeable guide who can show you all Bath has to offer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kayleyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike most "free tours" that rely on tips, this is a truly free tour that doesn't allow tips. Bath is one of two UNESCO heritage world cities (Venice is the other) and the Mayor's tour is the best way to see and understand the highlights....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EricG141
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Australian family - parents with 3 girls 18-21 - loved this mixture of history, architecture and interesting bits of trivia that helped explain Bath in the context of England’s history over a thousand years. Our guide, Jack, kept up a pleasant and informative patter,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was funny and knowledgeable, it wasn't too far of a walk, but showed the most famous aspects of Bath, other than inside the baths themselves. It only takes 1.5 - 2 hours, and I learnt a lot about the history of the city...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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The Free tours are tremendous, two hours of entertaining education, all for free no tips allowed...a MUST do.