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Ancient Britain: Sacred forests, Neolithic burials and UFO sights

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Highlights

This tour is off-the-beaten-path and covers amazing destinations not yet spoiled by tourists.

You will walk through the ancient woods and sacred stones, visit lost ruins, breathtaking castles and secluded hideaways, discover sunset hill forts and prehistoric caverns. On the first day, your mind will be blown away by the sight of the ancient Roman​ ruins used for esoteric purposes. Later on, you will explore a medieval castle and will stay overnight at the picturesque Marlborough.
The next day your adventure will take you to the oldest stone circle in the world, which is surprisingly not Stonehenge, and you will explore the largest and most mystical artificial mound in Europe. For the bravest explorers, there is a haunted cave on our list,​ followed by a picnic in the enchanting forest.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Exploring a castle and ancient ruins

Stop At: Donnington Castle, Castle Lane, Newbury RG14 2LE England
You will take a route from London through the area of outstanding beauty and arrive at
the Donnington castle, an enchanting ruined castle that once belonged to the most influential knight in Britain.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Littlecote Roman Villa, Littlecote Park, Chilton Foliat England
Later on, you will see the most memorable roman remains – a 4th-century mosaic depicting the god of Underworld and a place where esoteric rituals took place.
Stay overnight in Marlborough, an adorable town of Wiltshire.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Marlborough, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
You will stay overnight at the picturesque town
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a 4-star hotel

Day 2: A day in the woods and mysterious caves

Stop At: West Woods, Marlborough England
You will travel to the North Wessex Downs, where you will visit an ancient woodland site which is particularly magnificent in May when the bluebells cover the enchanting land with its sky-blue velvet blanket. It’s a perfect place for a picnic and a walk.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Silbury Hill, Avebury SN8 1QH England
Later on, you will explore the surrounding areas of the largest artificial mound in Europe, which is the same size and age as Egyptian pyramids. By afternoon, you will head out into the largest Neolithic cave used for ancient ceremonies and which has a reputation of a haunted place. Afterwards, you will visit the oldest stone circle in the world, which is even older than Stonehenge and was used for peculiar religious rituals more than 5000 years ago.
At the end of the day, you will stay at Swindon.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury SN8 1QH England
By afternoon, you will head out into the largest Neolithic cave used for ancient ceremonies and which has a reputation of a haunted place.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Avebury, Avebury, Wiltshire, England
Afterwards, you will visit the oldest stone circle in the world, which is even older than Stonehenge and was used for peculiar religious rituals more than 5000 years ago.
At the end of the day, you will stay at Swindon.

Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at a 4 star hotel

Day 3: Discover tranquil countryside and a splendid palace

Stop At: Uffington White Horse, Faringdon SN7 7QJ, UK
Take a drive to the oldest open air minimalist art in Britain – a prehistoric 3000 year old horse. Enjoy the scenery before you walk to explore the isolated Neolithic stone tomb surrounded by many mystical stories.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Wayland's Smithy, Knighton Hill, Ashbury SN6 8NX England
Explore the isolated Neolithic ​stone tomb surrounded by many mystical stories.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ashdown House, Lambourn RG17 8RE England
Continue to delve into tranquil countryside before you finish your day at the splendid palace in Dutch style, which was a love nest for nobles and escape from pandemic in 16th century.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Recorded online video guide that tells you stories about each of the sight
  • PDF route to sights
  • Recommendations on planned breaks for food and toilet.
  • Recommendations on the best restaurants with a different price range
  • Recommendations on nearby supermarkets so you don’t starve along the way


Exclusions
  • Hotel (but can be added)
  • Entry/Admission - Ashdown House


Departure Point
London, UK


Departure Time
10:00 AM

Duration
3 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Pigeon Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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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.