STONEHENGE, BATH 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.

Explore the Roman and Georgian history of Bath.

INTRODUCTION

 

This feature-packed archaeological tour takes in the iconic stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury and a delightful break in the beautiful Roman city of Bath.

Leaving from London by luxury bus, this Stonehenge tour will explore its iconic standing stones with expert analysis by a trained archaeologist. Nearby Avebury is an even more impressive site, covering a much wider area and you will also encounter Neolithic burial tombs and the less visited ancient site of Woodhenge.

Mid-day is spent in gorgeous Bath offering history of a different era. There are colorful remnants of its glorious Roman past to see and regency mansion houses from Georgian times. The famous Roman baths are a must see.

 

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: BATH

At mid-day we arrive at the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Here we allow our guests aprox 2 hours to enjoy the centre of this city, famous for Jane Austen, Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths. We also use this opportunity for our guests to have lunch.

We conclude our visit to Bath with a coach tour of the most impressive examples of architecture Bath has to offer, visiting the Assembly Rooms, Royal Circus and Royal Crescent.

 

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 enter the 5500 year old burial chamber of West Kennet Long Barrow, entering a sacred space originally reserved only for ritual specialists and the dead.

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

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:

 

Please be aware that the Stonehenge, Bath and Avebury Archaeology Tour entails walking between sites. 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).

Please also note as part of the Stonehenge, Bath and Avebury Archaeologist Guided Tour, the detailed walk around the Stonehenge Cursus, Stonehenge Avenue and Bronze Age burial mounds only runs between March to October, this is due to time restrictions in the winter months.

 

BOOKING. INFO:

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‘It’s not what you are looking at that matters, it’s what you see’ Henry D Thoreau

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