I would like to get some opinions about my day trip on 22 July, 2014 to Stonehenge and Bath via rail. Below is my plan.
Lv London Waterloo 8:20 AM Ar Salisbury 9:43 AM
Lv Salisbury 10:00 AM via Stonehenge Tours bus Arr Stonehenge 10:33 AM
About 1 hour visiting Stonehenge
Lv Stonehenge 11:33 AM Ar Salisbury 12:11 PM
Lv Salisbury Station 12:40 PM Ar Bath 1:34 PM
Bath Mayor Tour at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Recorded Bath Walking Tour using app
Roman Bath / Dinner at a local eatery
Lv Bath 6:43 PM Ar London Paddington 8:14 PM
The above would assume everything would be on time with no delays. I wouldn't know what to do if there was. Not sure if I can take alternate trains or I have to buy new tickets.
The alternate to doing the above is taking a traditional tour using EvanEvans or Premium etc. Cost wise, between Rail and Tour are pretty much the same, within a few Pounds from each other. Pros of train is freedom and flexibility, Pros for taking tour all set up for you, 1 price and it would be nice to hear commentary along the way to both places.
Thanks for any input that would make this decision easier.