- 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
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. Climb the famous Glastonbury Tor (a hill) to the ruins of St Michael's church and 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.
Reviewed by Owen P, May 2013
Leader was very knowledgeable and well spoken. Selection of sites and time were very good. There was an equipment problem (minibus would not start) which the vendor handled very well. Ordered a coach that came with only an hour and a half delay which the vendor added to the back end of the trip. No loss of coverage.
Reviewed by Gabriel M, March 2013
Fantastic tour! One of the greatest days in England. The guide always had great knowledge from all places that we'd gone, with nice commentaries and stories. This tour is a little bit more expensive, but is a longer travel and all tickets that you need are included. Strongly recommended!