Uncover the mysteries of England’s fascinating past on a full-day excursion to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London. With a guide, learn about the legends surrounding King Arthur, the ancient stone circles of Salisbury, and the mystical island of Avalon. Take in views of the English countryside and see landmarks including the Chalice Well and the Glastonbury Tor. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 16 people.
Full-day trip from London to the intriguing sites of Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury
Explore the legendary Glastonbury Tor and St Michael's Church with a guide
Retrace the life of King Arthur
Hear about the legend of the Holy Grail at the Chalice Well
Visit some of the world's largest prehistoric stone circles
Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience
After hotel pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, travel through the English countryside toward the ancient Kingdom of Wessex, to one of England’s most mysterious landmarks. Learn about the mystifying history of Stonehenge as you listen to commentary from your guide. Begin the tour at Salisbury Plain, home to Stonehenge. Look out on a landscape scattered with stone circles and burial chambers more than 5,000 years old, and hear theories surrounding the mysterious scene. You'll also have time to stroll the grounds and take photos. Continue to the small town of Glastonbury, where King Arthur’s sword was reputedly created. Delve into the region’s rich history with your guide and ascend to the summit of Glastonbury Tor to see landmarks such as St. Michael’s Church from the hilltop. Stroll the Chalice Well Gardens to discover the biblical legends that shroud the enclave and then break for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Head to Glastonbury Abbey to pay your respects to King Arthur and Queen Guinevere in their final resting places. Next, travel to the village of Avebury, home to charming thatched-roof cottages and some of the largest megalithic stone circles in the world. Marvel at these huge monuments that were hauled into place thousands of years ago. Then, relax during the return journey back to London, where the tour concludes.
The Stonehenge visit was in many ways the biggest disappointment of my trip to Great Britain. Not the place itself, but the way the visit was structured. We spent more time waiting in line for the busses to go up to the attraction and to come back that there was very little time to take in the structure itself. Glastonbury was beautiful and seeing the round table was worthwhile. I did expect, however, for the trip to involve more discussion of the Arthurian legends, since this is how the trip was promoted.
The tour guide and driver were great but we didn't get to spend much time at each thing. We almost missed the last stop. I think out of all the stops maybe not stop at the Chalice Gardens....Stonehenge was amazing and I truly enjoyed the Abbey. I just wish we had more time in Winchester. But all in all it was a great day!
We had the most amazing,comfortable guide in our entire life traveling. Oliver was extremely knowledgable as well as flexible as to the groups desires. We had scheduled another event immediately after and to be sure we arrived, he walked us to the venue! International Friends were wonderful.
We had a marvelous tour guide named Tony. He was so much fun and hope to see him next time we come to the UK. He was full of information and you only had to ask to get him to tell you more if you were interested. Sad that Avebury was taken off the tour. Winchester was okay but it was just a brief stop to see a table that was thought to be King Arthur's round table but it's not.
I loved Glastonbury! Beautiful area with the Chalice Well, gardens, spring, possible burial place of Arthur and Guinevere and Glastonbury Tor. I loved going into the shops down the street and buying crystals. This was one place that had a multitude of things to see and do that was well worth the time and money. I wish we could have stayed longer.
Stonehenge is always great but not this time. It was so cold and windy I could barely walk around the stones once. Luckily I had already done another tour that week when it was nice and warm.