STONEHENGE & BATH TOURS

STONEHENGE (6 hrs)

At this EUNESCO World Heritage Site, archaeologists have recently revealed the answers to many of the questions that have baffled us for millennia – yet there are still many unsolved mysteries surrounding this 5000 year old site. Unlike many guides, we combine the latest archaeological information with the more mysterious side of this ‘Wonder’. Your guide will collect you from your central London hotel for your private guided tour and together you’ll investigate;

  • How did Neolithic man erect stones weighing over 40 tons?
  • How did they get the stones here from over 140 miles away?
  • How did they shape the stone with no metal tools?
  • How burial mounds surrounding the area appear to be linked by ‘mystical’ paths?
  • Why do large patterns appear in fields overnight in the surrounding area?

1 hour private access visits either before or after official visiting hours. These visits will need to be booked well in advance through ourselves. *When your tour has been booked, please do check with us regarding time slots before purchasing tickets for Stonehenge in advance HERE

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STONEHENGE, LOCAL VILLAGES & PUB LUNCH (8 hrs)

For those wishing to make more of a day of it, this is the perfect opportunity to visit this ancient area in a bit more depth.
A taste of the beautiful British countryside, as well as a fascinating glimpse into the world of Neolithic man.

Your guide will collect you from your central London hotel for your private guided tour and together you’ll explore;

  • The Monolith and Mystery of  World Heritage Site, STONEHENGE
  • Ancient river valley villages with thatched cottages and grand manor houses
  • A low beamed country pub for lunch, with great food, log fires in winter and a lovely garden in summer.

*When your tour has been booked, please do check with us regarding time slots before purchasing tickets for Stonehenge in advance HERE

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BATH (8 hrs)

Just like Stonehenge, the entire city of Bath is listed as a EUNESCO World Heritage Site.

Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa and re-built in the 1700 in beautiful golden stone, the city known for it’s ‘healing waters’, quickly became societies favourite spot to ‘see and be seen’ and one of Jane Austen’s favourite places to live and write.

Your guide will collect you from your central London hotel for your private guided tour and together you’ll see;

  • The best preserved Roman Baths in the world
  • The Famous Pump Tea Rooms
  • The Poulteney Bridge
  • The Circus and The Crescent
  • Bath Abbey, named ‘The Lantern of the West by Elizabeth I
  • A wander through the characterful, old, winding streets

Fans of BBC period dramas are bound to find some parts of the city ‘familiar’. Filming often takes place here so do keep your bonnet and great coat to hand.

Combine with:
Castle Combe, once voted ‘The Most Beautiful Village In England’ to create a 9 hour tour.

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STONEHENGE & BATH (12 hrs)

A very popular day out as it means the chance to get to know TWO extraordinary World Heritage Sites. The added bonus is that travelling between the two affords a great opportunity to see some of our beautiful English countryside as well.

Your guide will collect your from your central London hotel for your private guided tour and together you’ll see;

STONEHENGE
A 5 thousand year old monolith created by Neolithic man…

  • How did Neolithic man lift stones weighing over 40 tons?
  • How did they get the stones here from over 140 miles away?
  • How did they shape the stone with no metal tools?
  • How burial mounds surrounding the area are linked by ‘mystical’ paths?
  • Why do large patterns appear in fields overnight in the surrounding area?

*When your tour has been booked, please do check with me regarding time slots before purchasing tickets for Stonehenge in advance HERE

From the mysteries of Stonehenge we’ll move on to the beauty of…

BATH
Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa and re-built in the 1700 in beautiful golden stone, it has…

  • The best preserved Roman Baths in the world
  • The Famous Pump Tea Rooms
  • Visit the Poulteney Bridge, The Circus and The Crescent
  • Bath Abbey, named ‘The Lantern of the West’ by Elizabeth I
  • A wander through the characterful, old, winding streets

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STONEHENGE & WINDSOR (10 hrs)

A national symbol and a EUNESCO World Heritage Site in one day. Two very different stone structures, millennia apart, but two of our most powerful ‘British’ monuments.

It’s best to make an early start for this tour, so your guide will collect you from your central London hotel for your private guided tour and together you’ll explore;

STONEHENGE
A 5 thousand year old monolith created by Neolithic man…

  • How did Neolithic man lift stones weighing over 40 tons?
  • How did they get the stones here from over 140 miles away?
  • How did they shape the stone with no metal tools?
  • How burial mounds surrounding the area are linked by ‘mystical’ paths?
  • Why do large patterns appear in fields overnight in the surrounding area?

*When your tour has been booked, please do check with us regarding time slots before purchasing tickets for Stonehenge in advance HERE
From a 5000 year old stone circle we’ll move forward in time to an 1000 year ancient Castle.

WINDSOR CASTLE
The ‘family’ home of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the oldest continuously inhabited Castle in the World.

  • Lunch in a 500 year-old Windsor pub.
  • The Interior State Apartments, containing one of the most important private art and antique collections in the world
  • Queen Mary’s famous Doll’s House
  • The Great Hall
  • St. George’s Chapel, burial place of Kings and Queens
  • Stroll the grounds of the castle with spectacular views
  • The Castle precinct and the charming old street of Windsor


**Please note – your guide has special accreditation to guide you everywhere at Windsor Castle except the Interior State Apartments – the flow of traffic stops when others listen – so excellent audio guides are included in the price of your ticket for these rooms. The palace’s own guides inside the state rooms are also available for questions.

Once your tour has been booked, tickets for Windsor Castle should be purchased in advance HERE

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STONEHENGE & AVEBURY (10 hrs)

At Stonehenge the stones are the main attractions, but combine it with a visit to Avebury and you will be standing inside Britain’s largest Neolithic Henge (a ditch and bank of earth with standing stones).

This Avebury henge is so large that a lovely village – complete with thatched pub and shop – has grown up in the middle of it.

Your guide will collect you from your central London hotel for your private guided tour and together you’ll explore;

STONEHENGE

  • A 5 thousand year old monolith created by Neolithic man
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • One of Britain’s greatest and most mysterious landmarks

**When your tour has been booked, please do check with us regarding time slots before purchasing tickets for Stonehenge in advance HERE


From Stonehenge, we’ll move on to…

AVEBURY
Unlike Stonehenge, at Avebury you can walk among and touch the Neolithic stones, the largest of which is 100 tons.

  • Dwarfs Stonehenge in both diameter and depth
  • Part of a Neolithic complex which includes the largest man made mound in Europe
  • A vast burial mound or ‘Long Barrow’ dating back 2000 years BEFORE Tutankhamen
    was buried in Egypt. You can even walk inside it.

Please note: The visit to the Long Barrow is a 10 min walk up hill, across farmland, so do come prepared with correct footwear as the surrounding fields will be wet and muddy after a rain.  Well worth it though!

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STONEHENGE & SALISBURY (10 hrs)

Two very different examples of ancient architecture.
From myth and legend to the home of perhaps the most important document in modern democracy.

Your guide will collect you from your central London hotel for your private guided tour and together you will visit;

STONEHENGE
A 5 thousand year old monolith created by Neolithic man…

  • How did Neolithic man lift stones weighing over 40 tons?
  • How did they get the stones here from over 140 miles away?
  • How did they shape the stone with no metal tools?
  • How burial mounds surrounding the area are linked by ‘mystical’ paths?
  • Why do large patterns appear in fields overnight in the surrounding area?

*When your tour has been booked, please do check with us regarding time slots before purchasing tickets for Stonehenge in advance HERE
Just 8 miles from STONEHENGE, we will move on to the magnificence of…

SALISBURY
Witness to history, Salisbury and it’s famous Cathedral have been part of the greatest historical movements
throughout Britain’s long, tumultuous legacy.

  • Legendary Salisbury Cathedral
  • The tallest Spire in England and the oldest clock in Britain
  • Home to the 800 year old MAGNA CARTA – the “Great Charter”
    (one of only 4 original 1215 copies and the best preserved)
  • Enjoy lunch in this region’s main Market Town, or in a country pub on the way 

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STONEHENGE, PUB LUNCH & STOURHEAD GARDENS (11hrs)

Beauty and the Beast. From the primitive landscape and scale of Stonehenge, to the efforts and breathtaking vision of one man.

Your guide will collect you from your central London hotel for your private guided tour and together you’ll explore;

STONEHENGE

  • A 5 thousand year old monolith created by Neolithic man
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • One of Britain’s greatest and most mysterious landmarks

**When your tour has been booked, please do check with me regarding time slots before purchasing tickets for Stonehenge in advance HERE

With plenty to be discussed we’ll move onto lunch in a beautiful Country Pub on the grounds of Stourhead.

STOURHEAD GARDENS
Created in 1740 by Henry Hoare, who transformed the very ordinary estate he inherited into a breathtaking work of horticultural art.  A real ‘must’ for anyone who loves gardens and gardening.

  • Walk around the magnificent lake 
  • Classical Temples
  • Rare and exotic trees
  • Magical Grottos
  • Characterful cottages

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AVEBURY, LACOCK & CASTLE COMBE (10 hrs)

The perfect day for anyone wanting to get off the beaten track, step back in time and explore some of the ancient villages and towns of England.

Your guide will collect you from your central London hotel for your private guided tour and together you will visit;

AVEBURY
Unlike Stonehenge, at Avebury you can walk among and touch the Neolithic stones, the largest of which is 100 tons.

  • Dwarfs Stonehenge in both diameter and depth
  • Part of a Neolithic complex which includes the largest man made mound in Europe 
  • Walk inside a vast burial mound or ‘Long Barrow’ dating back 2000 years BEFORE Tutankhamen was buried in Egypt 

**The visit to the Long Barrow is a 10 min walk up hill, across farmland, so do come prepared with correct footwear as the surrounding fields will be wet and muddy after a rain.  Well worth it though!

LACOCK
Imagine a small town with non of the outward trappings of this century, or the last, or the one before that.
Not much has changed here since the 1700’s. You may see ‘modern’ cars, and the odd alarm, but not much else.

  • Walk through the quiet streets of the village or wonder through the rooms in the Abbey and you may recognise locations from BBC productions such as – Cranford with Dame Judy DenchPride & Prejudice with Colin Firth’s famous Mr. Darcy and Part of Hogwarts School in 3 Harry Potter films

CASTLE COMBE
Once voted ‘The Most Beautiful Village in England’, Castle Combe will give you a taste of the Cotswolds.

  • ‘Doctor Dolittle’ and Steven Speilberg’s ‘War Horse’ filmed here
  • Tiny stone ‘Weavers Cottages’ that housed the wool workforce
  • The Market Cross known to wool traders since the 1300’s 

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