For all fans of King Arthur and the mystical. On this private tour you will travel to Glastonbury and the ancient Isle of Avalon. See the Glastonbury Tor and King Arthurs grave at Glastonbury Abbey and time permitting, the mystical stone circle at Avebury.
What You'll Get
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Stop At: Avebury Stone Circle, Herepath Marlborough, Avebury SN8 1RF England
This mystical stone circle makes a perfect half way stop to or from London
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Glastonbury Tor, off Wellhouse Lane, Glastonbury England
See the famous Glastonbury Tor, perhaps walk to the top if you are feeling up for it!
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Glastonbury Abbey, Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EL England
In the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey you may find the grave of King Arthur himself!
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Chalice Well, Wellhouse Lane, Glastonbury BA6 8BL England
Wells often feature in Welsh and Irish mythology as gateways to the spirit world. The overlapping of the inner and outer worlds is represented by the well cover, designed by the church architect and archaeologist Frederick Bligh Bond and presented as a gift after the Great War in 1919. The two interlocking circles constitute the symbol known as the Vesica Piscis. In the well lid design, a spear or a sword bisects these two circles, a possible reference to Excalibur, the sword of the legendary King Arthur, believed by some to be buried at the nearby Glastonbury Abbey. Foliage represents the Glastonbury Thorn. Bligh Bond wrote that the vesica design for the well cover was "typical of many early diagrams, all having the same object – the rendering of spiritual truth by means of the purest, most intellectual system of imagery conceived by the mind, namely, truth which is ‘aeonial’ or eternal, of which geometry is the best interpreter, since it can figure for us with remarkable suggestiveness those formative principles upon which the Father has built his Creation, principles which shall endure when heaven and earth have died."
Christian mythology suggests that Chalice Well marks the site where Joseph of Arimathea placed the chalice that had caught the drops of Christ's blood at the Crucifixion, linking the Well to the wealth of speculation surrounding the existence of the Holy Grail. The red of the water is also said by some Christians to represent the rusty iron nails used at the Crucifixion.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Ye Olde England Tours, London England
This tour is provided by Ye Olde England Tours
Duration: 9 hours
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Most travelers can participate
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Local guide
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by private vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Avebury Stone Circle
- Entry/Admission - Glastonbury Tor
- Entry/Admission - Glastonbury Abbey
- Entry/Admission - Chalice Well
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from any hotel in Central London, not just those listed here.
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 Ye Olde England 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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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.