5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)
Grab the opportunity to go on this small-group tour to learn about the unique history of the great British Empire, from the Stone Age to the Victorians. Journey back in time to a land of stone circles, burial chambers and hill forts to discover fascinating reminiscences like Stonehenge, Old Sarum Castle, Salisbury Cathedral and the huge stone circles at Avebury.

Highlights

  • Visit magnificent prehistoric monuments in Salisbury and Avebury from London
  • Discover Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Old Sarum
  • Explore unique ancient sites with your knowledgeable and friendly guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Transport by comfortable mini-coach

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a day of dramatic sights, from the towering spire of Salisbury Cathedral to the spellbinding stone configurations of Stonehenge and Avebury. The more relaxed nature of a small-group tour and fewer crowds of Avebury make it easier to get your fill!

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Day Trip to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Avebury from London

Day Trip to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Avebury

Head west by comfortable mini-coach along the chalk countryside of Wiltshire and visit one of the oldest sites in England, Old Sarum, where the Iron Age hill fort bears witness to layers of British history. Learn from your expert guide how every culture from the Celts to the Normans has left their mark on this impressive and primeval site. Take a guided tour of the 11th-century castle and take in the spectacular views down the Avon Valley before continuing on your tour.

After a short drive, arrive at the magnificent 13th-century Salisbury Cathedral, featuring one of the tallest spires in the country. Discover one of the oldest working clocks in Europe and the country’s best preserved original copy of the major constitution from 1215, the Magna Carta. Take time to explore the city and have lunch in one of the nearby restaurants (own expense).

Pass beautiful villages of thatch and flint while taking the back roads through Woodford Valley. Arrive at the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge. Here, your guide will share mysteries, theories and facts of this enigmatic site, and will enlighten you about the different building periods, the stones’ alignments and the people who worshipped here. Take time to absorb the powerful monument before continuing to other Stone Age sites in the area.

Go inside the 5,500-year-old Neolithic burial chamber of West Kennet Long Barrow and see the remains of the ancient people who once lived there. You will be stunned by the area’s landscape, including Silbury Hill – one of Europe's tallest prehistoric structures. Finally, visit the stone circles at Avebury. Sixteen times larger than Stonehenge, this historic location features more than 100 standing stones and a circumference so large that the village of Avebury fits inside! Explore the ancient stones and quaint village, with its thatched cottages and pub, before returning to London.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We had the best time on this tour. Tony, our Tour Guide, was so knowledgable, insightful, and funny. We so enjoyed listening to him throughout the day. His insights brought incredible depth to our experience. The sights were stunning, from the beauty of the Salisbury Cathedral and the historical significance of the Magna Carta, to the magnificence of Stonehenge with its stark setting in the middle of lush green fields, to the approachable and touchable stone circles of Avebury. We would definitely take this tour again. Our weather was sunny and quite warm, so you might want to bring along some sunscreen.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Small group nice van, and David was a WONDERFUL guide--extremely knowledgeable and conversant without being annoying (as some guides can be). Loved Old Sarum, Salisbury, Stonehenge, and Avebury. I just don't know how the trip could have been nicer. And since it was my birthday--David had everyone sing "Happy Birthday" to me--What a way to celebrate!

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