Full Day Small Group Tour
King Arthur’s Realm – Stonehenge, Avebury & Glastonbury
Small Group Tours – Maximum 16/18 pax
Travelto the Kingdom of Wessex to visit ancient stone circles, the mystical Island of Avalon and the legends of King Arthur.
We leave London behind and head west to the rolling chalk hills of Wiltshire, here on windswept Salisbury Plain the great, mysterious Neolithic circle of Stonehenge stands high on the horizon. Our first stop of the day will give you a chance to learn more about this monument, of its builders and those that worshipped there. There are many unanswered questions and many more theories and ideas that are open to debate, your guide will explain what is known and what may never be known and then leave youto explore and ponder its awe inspiring presence.
Onwards to the Isle of Avalon, through backroads of villages built of flint and thatch, from chalk downland into rolling limestone hills to Glastonbury Tor. Stopping for a photo opportunity where legend tells us Arthur was brought after being mortally wounded in battle.
In the ruins of the once great Glastonbury Abbey we find the grave site of Arthur and learn of older legends like that of Joseph of Aramathea, the Holy Grail and the Crown of Thorns. After exploring the unique shops in the town we head over to the Chalice WellGardens, drink from the spring and learn of the fate of the holy chalice from the Last Supper.
We end the day at the stone circle complex at Avebury. A collection of standing stones much larger than that of Stonehenge. Our guide will also reveal many other Neolithic sites in the area such as enigmatic Silbury Hill (Europe’s tallest prehistoric structure), the Devil’s chair and the Barber-Surgeon stone.
On the return to London your driver will drop you at Victoria Train Station in the city centre at aprox 18.30 hrs.
• Fully guided tour with expert guide
• Entrance to Stonehenge
• Entrance to Chalice Well Gardens
• Entrance to Glastonbury Abbey
• Visit to Silbury Hill
• Visit to Avebury
• Photo stop at Glastonbury Tor
• Maximum group size 16 people
• Travelin executive minicoach
As we travel in smaller vehicles, wenormally use the most scenicroutes, where large coach are prohibited from travelling. Additionally, as our group sizes are smaller we are able to spend more time out of the vehicle. We also employ only the very best driver/guides.
Friendly and Professional Guides – Small Groups – More Scenic Routes- More Time Sightseeing-No Time Wasted Travelling around London- Great Value for Money
Tour operates: Fridays ONLY
No tours available on: 25th, 26th, 31st and 01 January
Departs: 07.30 hrs – Outside the Hard Rock Hotel main entrance, Marble Arch (formerly the Cumberland Hotel)
Please ensure you arrive at your departure point at least 10 minutes before your departure time.
Returns to Victoria Train Station by approx. 19.00 hrs