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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)
If you’re fascinated by England’s mysteries, from the legends of King Arthur and the mystical island of Avalon to the ancient stone circles in the former Kingdom of Wessex, then this day trip from London to Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Avebury was made for you! On this small-group tour, enjoy the English countryside, see some of its most legendary attractions including the Glastonbury Tor and the Chalice Well, and let a friendly professional guide fill you in on the folklore that surrounds these incredible sites.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip from London to the intriguing sites of Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Avebury
  • Explore legendary places like the Glastonbury Tor and St Michael's Church with your knowledgeable and friendly guide
  • Go on a fascinating journey that retraces the life of King Arthur
  • Hear about the legend of the Holy Grail at the Chalice Well
  • See the largest prehistoric stone circle in Europe
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The guide shares fascinating stories and legends that bring the mystical sites on this day trip to life. One of my favorite parts is seeing Avebury -- it's just as well-preserved and intriguing as Stonehenge but less crowded, and you're allowed to touch the massive stones!

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What You Can Expect

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

Day Trip to Stonehenge, Avebury and Glastonbury

On this full-day tour from London, uncover with your guide the myths and legends of King Arthur and see some of England’s most famous and curious sites. From London, head west through the beautiful countryside to what was once the ancient Kingdom of Wessex, where you’ll visit one of the most mysterious sites on Earth, that prehistoric and world-famous stone monument known as Stonehenge.

The landscape is peppered with burial chambers and stone circles, each one thousands of years old and shrouded in mysteries, but Stonehenge rises above them all. Located on Salisbury Plain and keeping its 5,000 years of history quite secret, Stonehenge has been described as everything from an astronomical clock to a place of worship or burial. Your guide will explain what is known today and reveal the theories that have been debated for centuries. Ponder these theories as you walk around the stones and admire the scenic views.

Your tour continues to the small town of Glastonbury, supposed home of the mysterious isle of Avalon, the place where King Arthur’s sword was forged, according to legend. It was here, after the Battle of Camlann, that a mortally wounded King Arthur died. Stop at the famous Glastonbury Tor (a hill) and view the ruins of St Michael's church, afterwards descend to the Chalice Well Gardens to learn of an older legend – that of the chalice that Jesus Christ used during the Last Supper. Some say the Holy Grail is buried here in Glastonbury – will you become a believer?

Continue into town to visit Glastonbury Abbey, the site of Arthur’s and Queen Guinevere's graves and after lunch in one of the local restaurants (own expense), move on to the ancient complex of Avebury, a Neolithic monument made up of three stone circles, one of which is the largest in Europe. Spend the end of your tour being guided around these huge stone rings and see the mysterious Silbury Hill, Europe's tallest prehistoric manmade mound – a fitting end to a full day of discovery.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Stunning! Magnificent, no superlatives comes close to how I felt about this trip! But i'm sure it's not for everyone! David our guide had a passion for history so was easy to get caught up in his enthusiasm! Great day that will be forever remembered.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Absolutely fantastic day in the English countryside. Driver David was lovely, informative and didn't cut any time out of our tour at all. We got stuck in traffic in the morning, but he just said 'we'll be home a bit late.' and was completely relaxed about it.
Avebury was in my opinion better than Stonehenge, because you could walk amongst the stones. In Stonehenge you can't. It's something to consider if you want to actually walk up close to the monument.
Totally enjoyed the day, as did my father and grandfather.

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