Behind The Façade: Bath's Backstories & Backstreets
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...
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.
Things to consider
This tour is conducted in English, but we also speak Spanish, German, Indian & Romanian. Contact us for details. Due to the in-depth nature of this experience, we do not encourage children under 12, but can accommodate them with prior agreement. This tour requires a minimum of two guests in order to run.