- 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
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.
This was a fantastic tour- smaller group,comfortable,more time,great access and knowlegable and entertaining guide. also excellent driver complimented the trip. Thematically linked tour was great.
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.
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!
David was a very knowledgeable and organised tour guide. We even saw an unexpected crop circle on our tour! Highly recommended.
Exactly what I had hoped for. No mystical moonshine - just a clear, fascinating, and well-informed introduction to the sites. David's knowledge of history, scholarship, and recent discoveries was impressive, and he struck just the right balance between giving us information and allowing us to experience the sites for ourselves. I only wish the trip had been a little longer!
I enjoyed this tour very much. I was astonished at the guide's breadth and depth of knowledge on the tour stops, as well as other sites along the way. He was very personable and fun.
Very good tour and happy with all aspects. Worth seeing Avebury and Salisbury. Very well organised and presented
What a fantastic trip. I highly recommend the small group trips over the big coach trips where you feel like you are herded onto a cattle car. The small bus made for a much more manageble group for our tour guide. Tony was extremely knowledgeble and his humor made a long day fly by. We had only 10 in our bus and we quickly discovered that hanging around Tony was the best way to soak in the experience. My wife and I did a similar tour a few years ago with another group on the coaches and the small group was a much more pleasant and enriching experience.
It was a great trip, the car was comfortable, a small group and the destinations are really great - the Cathedral in Salisbury is outstanding, Stonehenge is Stonehenge and Avebury has also great ruins to see, in a terrific landscape. The trip was even better because of the guide, David, very nice and knowledgeable, giving all the context and stories behind what we where seeing, and also allowing free time for us to explore the places.