Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Avebury
Small Group Day Tour from the City of London
Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Avebury Archaeologist Guided Tour (1 Day)
Guaranteed small groups 6 - 18 participants.
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 the Medieval city of Salisbury, home to the finest example of Early English Gothic Architecture, Salisbury Cathedral.
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: SALISBURY CATHEDRAL
At mid-day we arrive at the beautiful Medieval city of Salisbury. Here we allow our guests aprox 2 hours to enjoy the centre of this city, famous for it's cathedral.
We also use this opportunity for our guests to have lunch.
Admission is included for Salisbury Cathedral.
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."
Adult £119.00, Senior £109.00 and Child £99.00
Fully Guided Lecture Standard Tour
Admission to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral
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.
07.30 am - Opposite the main entrance to the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
Return is around 7:30pm
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
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, Salisbury and Avebury Archaeologist Guided Tour, the detailed walk around the Stonehenge Cursus, Stonehenge Avenue and Bronze Age burial mounds and the visit to the West Kennet Long barrow only runs between March to October, this is due to time restrictions in the winter months.
In order to book please follow the BOOK NOW link to the tour calendar.
ABOUT US :
At Archaeologist Guided Tours we aim to provide the best planned, best led and altogether the most fulfilling and enjoyable archaeological tours.
Our itineraries are original, imaginative, well-paced and carefully balanced. Knowledge of the subject matter and the destinations combine with detailed attention to practical matters to ensure an enriching and smooth-running experience.
Thatch End, Church Road, Idmiston, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0AT , UK
Phone: (+44) 07412250052