England, Our Beloved Ancestor

From Stonehenge, the Magna Carta, and Shakespeare to the Beatles, England is a journey through Western Civilization. Be inspired by one of our Authentic Itineraries or request a Custom Vacation for the England of your dreams.

Relax and Renew in Ancient Bath

Bath, just south of London, is the home of buttered light, Roman ruins, and geothermal springs.  Giant statues grace the surrounding area, and the water still runs hot and steady.  Go below ground and walk the outer corridors.  Notice indulgent stone carvings of teasing nymphs. This was Rome’s destination spa, a cure-all oasis.

Bath is still a place of rejuvenation.  The Thermae Bath Spa is the only public thermal hot springs in England.  In a few easy blocks, you leave Rome behind and enter the Georgian world of Jane Austen—she lived in Bath for a time. The Somerset countryside brings a bounty of fresh food to the village—enjoy!  And Bath is very close to Stonehenge.  We like to imagine that Druids enjoyed the healing waters, too.