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Behind The Façade: Bath's Backstories & Backstreets Walking Tour Experience

Step away from the madding crowds to encounter a very different, and rather more intriguing, side to Bath. Delve deeper into its past and beyond the surface to uncover a wealth of stories, people and places that most visitors, and many locals, unwittingly pass by.

Venture beyond the typical tourist treadmill as one of a handful of travellers led by an engaging local guide, to enter tiny shops to meet world-renowned experts, encounter artisans producing exquisite crafts using techniques perfected over centuries… Uncover hidden gems, coded symbolism and step away from the bright lights of Georgian Bath to explore its darker underbelly. Encounter some of the incredible women to whom Bath was home, and whose intriguing stories have often been buried with them. Enjoy refreshments in two unique locations and create new friendships over coffee and tea and a relaxed stroll through a small, but oft-forgotten part of Bath.

Escape the crowds, create timeless memories, and immerse yourself in authentic England...

What we do is much more than a tour. What we do is unique.

We create personalised, immersive journeys for world-curious, discerning travellers looking to connect with the past and discover authentic England.

Each tour is carefully researched and designed to allow you to go beyond the ordinary and connect with the history, stories, experiences, places and people that make our country so special.

We get you off the beaten track, away from the well-worn tourist experience, to drive through ancient woods, across stunning landscapes, and deep into the countryside. We deliberately don't tell you everything about where we go, what we'll do and what you'll see - it's part of the magic!

We take care of you from the moment we collect you from your door to the point we drop you back again. Relax, enjoy, engage and immerse yourself in the experience. As our guest, we’ll share with you the best of our cuisine, artisans, pubs, hidden gems and elusive delights we locals treasure but few outsiders discover.

Our guides are different too. We are a 'people-first' company that puts the values of integrity, honesty, kindness and the desire to serve at the heart of everything we do. We choose our guide on the basis of the kind of people they are. They are warm, intelligent, compassionate and communicative people who share our ideals and vision. They are critical thinkers, curious about the world and enthusiastic about sharing their passion for England with you, our guests. Seeing your delight is what makes it magical for us too!


Things to consider

As this tour is conducted in English, fluency in English is recommended. Other languages can be accommodated but attract a sur-charge. Contact us for details.

Due to the focus on story-telling, this tour is not recommended for children under 10 and sadly, we cannot accommodate wheelchair users.

Guests are expected to have a reasonable level of fitness as some limited walking is required (no more than 500m at a time).

Please note that tours require a minimum of two guests in order to run.

What our guests say about us...

One of the best travel experiences you'll ever have.

Book now and discover authentic, hidden England for yourself...