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- Day tour of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Winchester, and Stonehenge, from London
- Visit the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to famous ships including the Mary Rose and the HMS Victory
- Gain insight into the Tudor period at the state-of-the-art Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth
- Learn about Lord Nelson and his flagship the HMS Victory and see the monument to his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar
- Take a short cruise in Portsmouth harbor to check out the submarines and modern warships docked here
- Stop in the Great Hall at Winchester, which holds King Arthur's Round Table
- Walk around the famous prehistoric stone circles at Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
What You Can Expect
In the Mary Rose Museum you’ll learn about the Tudor ship the Mary Rose, the only 16th century warship on display in the world. She was built in 1510 and sunk in 1545, then discovered and raised more than 30 years ago. Thousands of personal belongings from the ship have been recovered, creating the most comprehensive collection of Tudor artifacts in the world.
You’ll also see the HMS Victory, which led the English to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 under the command of Lord Nelson, Britain’s greatest naval hero. Then you’ll take a short cruise to spot the submarines and modern warships stationed in this historic harbor.
After taking in the naval highlights of Britain, you’ll have free time for lunch (own expense) before continuing 30 minutes further to the ancient town of Winchester, famous for King Arthur's Round Table. For more than 700 years, the table has sat in the Great Hall, which is all that remains of Winchester Castle. You’ll hear tales of the Knights of the Round Table from your guide and check out the statue of King Arthur.
Next, go far back in time with a visit to Stonehenge, one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The significance of this collection of large stones, carefully placed on the site some 5,000 years ago, continues to intrigue scholars and visitors. Walk around and decide for yourself whether this noteworthy feat of ancient engineering was intended for worship, burials, or something altogether different.
At the end of your day tour, your guide will return you to your starting point in London.
Please note: on busy days this tour may sometimes operate in reverse order, visiting Stonehenge first.