What You'll Get
Britain's countryside is filled with reminders of our ancient past from ancient burial grounds to stone monuments that have stood for over 4000 years. People traveled from across the country to visit them and would have stood in awe at what they saw. Today these sites continue to amaze and attract visitors and for some people they continue to be important places of power and energy. This full day private guided tour explores the area’s most fascinating sites: Avebury, the West Kennet Long Barrow and Stonehenge.
Your guide will collect you from your hotel in Bath at 9am and drive you to Avebury, home to the world's largest stone circle. The ancient stone circle at Avebury dates back to approx. 2600BC. Walking around the site you will be given an insight into its history and the latest archaeological discoveries. Unlike Stonehenge, visitors are free to wander among the stones and touch them.
After Avebury your tour continues with a visit to a site that pre-dates the stone circle at Avebury - the West Kennet Long Barrow - an ancient burial site that was constructed around 3,650BC. Today it offers one of the best examples of a chambered tomb and should you wish, visitors are able to venture inside. From the tomb you can also see Silbury Hill, the world's largest prehistoric chalk mound, the purpose of which remains a mystery to this day.
After lunch at a traditional 16th Century coach house you will continue to Britain's most famous landmark, Stonehenge. Built at a similar time to Avebury, the stones and archaeological finds at Stonehenge suggest that its purpose was different to that at Avebury. Visiting the museum and the stone circle your guide will give you an insight into its history and the latest theories on the circle.
After visiting Stonehenge you will be driven back to your hotel in Bath.
All admission prices are included. Lunch is not included in the price of the tour. During winter months the order in which you visit the sites may be amended.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- A maximum of 6 people per booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Private tour
- Bottled water
- All admission fees are included
Traveler pickup is offered
8 hours 30 minutes
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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The Fine Print
14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.