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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 enter Neolithic burial tombs and the less visited ancient sites of Woodhenge and Durrington Walls.
Mid-day is spent in gorgeous Bath offering history of a different era. There are colourful remnants of its glorious Roman past to see and regency mansion houses from Georgian times. The famous Roman baths are a must see.
What You'll Get
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.
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."
• Archaeologist-led tour
• Small-group tour
• Driving tour in Bath
• Admission into Stonehenge
• Transport by luxury, air-conditioned mini coachExclusions
• Food and drink is not included
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum age is 3 years
- A moderate amount of walking is involved, and across some uneven surfaces
- Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
- No large items of luggage are permitted, luggage compartment is limited
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
- Expert-led Archaeologist guide
- Transport by air-conditioned mini coach
- Food and drinks
Opposite the front of the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD. The pick up point is next to the 345 bus stop H.
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
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