The landscape is peppered with burial chambers and stone circles, each one thousands of years old and shrouded in mysteries, but Stonehenge rises above them all. Located on Salisbury Plain and keeping its 5,000 years of history quite secret, Stonehenge has been described as everything from an astronomical clock to a place of worship or burial. Your guide will explain what is known today and reveal the theories that have been debated for centuries. Ponder these theories as you walk around the stones and admire the scenic views.
Your tour continues to the small town of Glastonbury, supposed home of the mysterious isle of Avalon, the place where King Arthur’s sword was forged, according to legend. It was here, after the Battle of Camlann, that a mortally wounded King Arthur died. Stop at the famous Glastonbury Tor (a hill) and view the ruins of St Michael's church, afterwards descend to the Chalice Well Gardens to learn of an older legend – that of the chalice that Jesus Christ used during the Last Supper. Some say the Holy Grail is buried here in Glastonbury – will you become a believer?
Continue into town to visit Glastonbury Abbey, the site of Arthur’s and Queen Guinevere's graves and after lunch in one of the local restaurants (own expense), move on to the ancient complex of Avebury, a Neolithic monument made up of three stone circles, one of which is the largest in Europe. Spend the end of your tour being guided around these huge stone rings and see the mysterious Silbury Hill, Europe's tallest prehistoric manmade mound – a fitting end to a full day of discovery.
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Day Trip to Stonehenge, Avebury and Glastonbury
- Travel by executive mini-coach
- Small-group tour
- Entry and guided tour at Stonehenge
- Entry to the Chalice Well Gardens and Glastonbury Abbey
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
- A maximum of 16 people per booking
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Amie S, September 2016
A really fun day, with great sites. Our tour guide, Oz, was fantastic. I and #39;ve been on a few different tours in the UK, and Oz was by far the best informed guide I and #39;ve had (I actually left with a recommended reading list). He also went out of his way to help a tour member who was struggling physically.
Reviewed by: Julie Ann G, Australia, September 2016
Took in a lot of sights with a great guide.