Travelling through the chalk downland hills of Wiltshire we first visit Stonehenge, probably the most famous standing stone circle in the world, an awe inspiring Neolithic monument that is justifiably a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the country's most popular destinations. Its history goes back over 5,000 years, built and rebuilt over successive centuries and revered from the ancient Druids to modern tourists, your guide will reveal the facts and theories and leave you to admire its powerful presence.
We enjoy priority entrance to the site and have audio tours in several languages on offer plus time to explore the gift shop for souvenirs.
We then move on to the nearby city of Salisbury, one of England's richest places throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, featuring a wealth of beautiful architecture and boasting one of the most impressive cathedrals in the country. Although established 800 years ago, Salisbury is relatively new, the community having been moved by the local Bishop, from the windy ancient hillfort of Old Sarum that lies high above the town.
Your guided walking tour will take you through the medieval streets, past the merchants houses, waterside mills and Poultry Cross to the precincts of the cathedral, built from 1220 to 1258 in a uniform style of Early English Gothic and featuring England's tallest spire at 404ft rising up above the water meadows surrounding the city, an impressive height even if the foundations remain some of the shallowest!! We take a guided tour of the inside of the cathedral where we can see the resting place of many of the Bishops of Salisbury, 13th century choir stalls and the oldest working clock in Europe. Perhaps the most famous attraction is a 1215 original copy of England's only major constitution, Magna Carta.
Once you have concluded this eye-opening tour there will be plenty of time to explore many of the other attractions and museums of this beautiful city.
- Services of a Tour Guide throughout
- Admission to Stonehenge(including audio tour)
- Admission to Salisbury Cathedral
The typical group size on this particular day trip is 30-40 people. You will travel by 49 seater luxury air-conditioned coach in a shared experience with one of our professional guides.
- 8.30AM From International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN