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From London: Stonehenge & the Stone Circles of Avebury Tour

1. From London: Stonehenge & the Stone Circles of Avebury Tour

On this day trip from London, visit the medieval village of Avebury, ringed by the largest stone circle in the world. Enjoy free time to explore the historic area, believed to be more than 2,000 years older than Stonehenge. Hear about the ghost sightings at the Red Lion Pub, located inside the stone circle, where high levels of paranormal activity have been recorded. Walk up the hill to West Kennet Long Barrow, which is one of the largest Neolithic burial tombs in Britain. Your guide will take you into the burial chambers and bring history alive. The final stop of the day is world-famous Stonehenge. Enjoy time to explore the site with an audio guide.

Stonehenge Special Access - Evening Tour from London

2. Stonehenge Special Access - Evening Tour from London

After collection in central London, you will depart for Avebury where you'll have a short walking tour of the stone circle that surrounds the tiny village. Following this, you’ll have free time to explore the village – lunch at the infamous haunted Red Lion Pub is recommended, though it does get busy at peak times. After a short drive down the road, you will stop by Silbury Hill and take a walk up the hillside to West Kennet Long Barrow one of the largest Neolithic burial tombs in Britain and over 5000 years old. Your guide will take you into the burial chambers and bring it's fascinating history alive. Then it's off to Stonehenge for special access when the site is normally closed to the public. Your time inside the inner circle lasts up to an hour and is fully guided. After access to the stone circle, you will depart for London. Please note - time can differ on the day depending on traffic and local conditions. Your tour manager will confirm the drop off locations during the day.

King Arthur Tour: Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Avebury

3. King Arthur Tour: Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Avebury

A tour of England's west country, tracing the Arthurian legend. Our tour takes us to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Stonehenge and Avebury. Glastonbury, according to legend, the final resting place of Arthur, is also on today's itinerary where we will take a hike up Glastonbury Tor, visit the Chalice Well and Glastonbury Abbey. From London we'll call in at Stonehenge to tour the most famous pre-historic stone circle in the world. Nearby is the town of Amesbury, a place with strong Arturian connections. We head further west deep into the land of the summer people, Somerset, and Glastonbury, the mysterious Isle of Avalon, where will climb the Tor for some great views - weather permitting! The Chalice Well is next, a site strongly associated with Joseph of Arimethea, where we can sample the spring waters and enjoy the peace and quiet of the gardens. If we want we can bathe in the chilly waters of the Victorian Pump House directly under the Tor. Next it's time for lunch. Maybe fish and chips in an award winning restaurant? There will be sometime to look around the shops before we visit Glastonbury Abbey, the final resting place of King Arthur...or is it? Backtracking we will drop in Caen Lock to see an impressive flight of canal locks built over 200 years ago. We will pass over Wansdyke, a huge earthwork, built during the time of King Arthur 1500 years ago, some 50 kilometres in length. Nearby is the stone circle of Avebury, the largest in the world within which lies a village complete with shops, a pub and post office. After a walk around the stones we head back to London, passing by an ancient mound associated with Merlin the magician.

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Michael was a great tour guide. We took this tour the day after a major storm hit the area and the path to the burial site was impassably flooded. He apologized profusely but made up for it with some Alternative site and extra time in Avebury. Michael was very entertaining and knowledgable of the area. Stonehenge was the highlight of our trip and we had ample time to explore both stonehenge and the Visitor Center and par take in the audio tour we downloaded for this trip. Michael afforded us opportunities at rest stops to get Snacks and drinks but also provided a link to the pub in Avebury for us to reserve a table ahead of time in case we wanted to have lunch instead of exploring the town of Avebury. On our way back to London, we stopped over at Woodhenge and got a quick Intro to this area. Before departing he provided some more suggestions on good dinner opportunities near the drop-off point. We felt very well taken care of and enjoyed this tour very much.

The trip was amazing!! Thoroughly enjoyed it and had plenty of time at each location. This trip is one of the best to take to see more of the history of the stones and the beautiful landscape and towns of England. The tour guide is very knowledgeable, Michal, and he provided the group with a lot of helpful information on the history and the places we went to. I highly recommend this trip!! I would take it again next time I visit.

Great trip. Michel, our guide was wonderful. Explained things throughout the whole day with history and insightful tidbits of information. recommended an excellent restaurant to go to. He was on time, and drove safe. I can't say enough of how great the day was

The guide was amazing. The bus was not. The seats were much too close together for $190 per person. Stonehenge inner circle was fascinating.

The guide Hailey was excellent and the driver Anthony was nice and very friendly.