KING ARTHUR'S GLASTONBURY, STONEHENGE AND AVEBURY

ARCHAEOLOGIST GUIDED TOURS (1 DAY)

Guaranteed small groups 5 - 18 participants.

 

Britian's most beautiful landscapes

Walk the paths of ritual specialists and builders of Britain's most fascinating and awe-inspiring prehistoric sites, at Stonehenge and Avebury.

Delve into the legend and archaeology of King Arthur’s Glastonbury

INTRODUCTION

 

This feature-packed archaeological tour takes in the iconic stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury, and delves into the legend and archaeology of King Arthur’s Glastonbury. Leaving from London by luxury bus, this Stonehenge tour will explore its iconic standing stones and broader landscape with expert analysis by our archaeologist guides. Midday on towards the Isle of Avalon, following delightful back roads until Glastonbury Tor where legend tells us King Arthur was brought after being mortally wounded in battle and then the enigmatic ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, Arthurs place of burial. We finish by visiting the largest stone circle in Europe at Avebury, with its beautiful medieval village situated inside. As John Aubrey in the 1600's notes [Avebury]..."does as much exceed in greatness the so renowned Stonehenge as a Cathedral doeth a parish church."

 

MORNING: STONEHENGE AND ENVIRONS

The morning starts with a visit to Durrington Walls and Woodhenge, home to the 'Stonehenge Builder's' village and the most convincing evidence for human sacrifice. We then travel a short distance to Stonehenge. We enjoy a leisurely paced walk through the landscape immediately surrounding Stonehenge, visiting the Stonehenge Cursus, Bronze Age burial mounds and walk along the Stonehenge Avenue. We complete our morning at Stonehenge with a guided walk around the stone circle, our archaeologists bringing to life this enigmatic, ancient and mysterious monument.

 

 

MID-DAY: KING ARTHUR'S GLASTONBURY

Midday on towards the Isle of Avalon, following delightful back roads until Glastonbury Tor where legend tells us King Arthur was brought after being mortally wounded in battle and then the enigmatic ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, Arthurs place of burial.

 

You will have free time to explore the historic town of Glastonbury and have lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

AFTERNOON: AVEBURY AND ENVIRONS

The Afternoon is spent at the Avebury World Heritage Landscape. We visit Silbury Hill, the largest man-made hill in prehistoric Europe.

We finish by visiting the largest stone circle in Europe at Avebury, with its beautiful medieval village situated inside. As John Aubrey in the 1600's notes [Avebury]..."does as much exceed in greatness the so renowned Stonehenge as a Cathedral doeth a parish church."

 

DETAILS

 

PRICE:

 

Adult £99.00. Senior/Child £95.00

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

Fully Guided Lecture Standard Tour

Admission to Stonehenge

Admission to Glastonbury Abbey

All Travel in Comfortable Mini-Bus from Central London

 

WHY CHOOSE ARCHAEOLOGIST GUIDED TOURS?

 

Archaeologist Guided Tours conduct ONLY Archaeology Tours, and as a result we believe we offer an excellent up-to-date specialist service; giving you the opportunity to learn in great detail about these amazing prehistoric sites, but also leaving you time to explore your surroundings by yourself.

 

Archaeologist Guided Tours is owned by qualified archaeologists and our tour leaders are all qualified archaeologists, offering the most professional service possible.

DEPARTURE INFORMATION:

 

07.30 am - Opposite the main entrance to the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD

Scalable map of South Kensington

Return is around 7pm

The Pick Up point for the tour is next to the 345 bus point, opposite the main entrance.

There are many ways to reach our pick up/drop off point:

By tube We are within walking distance of South Kensington station on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines

By bus Routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414 and C1 stop near.

By bicycle There are cycle parking facilities by the Cromwell Road entrance.

By car Driving to the Museum is not easy and parking is expensive, there is limited meter parking on Exhibition Road

ADVISORY NOTES:

 

We advise you to bring appropriate footwear for walking over different terrains (including fields) and appropriate clothing (as British weather can be unpredictable at the best of times).

 

BOOKING. INFO:

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