Available every Monday & Friday
- Small group tour with maximum 16 people
- Expert, friendly guide
- Entries included to Winchester Great Hall, Stonehenge, Chalice Well Gardens & Glastonbury Abbey
- Photo stop at Glastonbury Tor
- Travel in executive, air conditioned minicoach
- Small group day trips allow more interaction with your tour guide and fellow customers, with access to destinations impossible by large coach!
Detailed Tour Description
Travel to the Kingdom of Wessex to visit King Arthur's Round Table at Winchester Castle, explore ancient Stonehenge and travel to the mystical Island of Avalon to learn the legends of King Arthur.
We leave London behind and head west to the rolling chalk hills of the ancient Kingdom of Wessex. It is here we begin our tour by travelling down to it's former capital, Winchester, set amongst the water meadows of the River Itchen. We arrive at the Great Hall, one of the remaining structures left of Winchester Castle. The hall was built between 1222 and 1235 and on display is what many people believed to be King Arthur's original Round Table. In medieval times, the writer and author of le Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Mallory swore by it's authenticity and identified Winchester as being the site of King Arthur's Camelot. The round table may indeed be much later of origin, but it's purpose and manufacture is still a mystery. Come with us as we explore the Great Hall and Castle remains and browse around the gift shop which specialises in Arthurian gifts and souvenirs.
We then travel via beautiful villages of thatched cottages over to windswept Salisbury Plain where the great, mysterious Neolithic circle of Stonehenge stands high on the horizon. Our guided tour here will give you a chance to learn more about this monument, of its builders and those that worshipped there. There are many unanswered questions and many more theories and ideas that are open to debate, your guide will explain what is known and what may never be known and then leave you to explore and ponder its awe inspiring presence. The complex also boasts a heritage museum, gift shop and a cafe for lunch.
Onwards to the Isle of Avalon, through backroads of villages built of flint and thatch, from chalk downland into the rolling limestone hills of the Mendips to Glastonbury Tor. Stopping for a photo opportunity where legend tells us Arthur was brought after being mortally wounded in battle.
In the ruins of the once great Glastonbury Abbey we find the grave site of Arthur and learn of older legends like that of Joseph of Aramathea, the Holy Grail and the Crown of Thorns.
After exploring the unique shops in the town we head over to the Chalice Well Gardens, drink from the spring and learn of the fate of the holy chalice from the Last Supper.
On the return to London your driver will drop you at Victoria Train Station in the city centre. This is one of the largest transport stations in London, with excellent connections to all parts of London and beyond.
- Fully guided tour with expert guide
- Entry to Winchester Great Hall
- Entrance to Stonehenge
- Entrance to Chalice Well Gardens
- Entrance to Glastonbury Abbey
- Photo stop at Glastonbury Tor
- Maximum group size 16 people
- Travel in executive minicoach
Why choose this tour?
On this tour you will be travelling with no more than 16 other people - guaranteed! Our purpose-built minibuses have large windows, air conditioning and clear PA systems so that your professional guide can escort you comfortably through our wonderful country. Our itineraries are carefully planned (with many years of experience) so that you discover as much as possible, without spending too much time on the road.
As we travel in smaller vehicles, we normally use the most scenic routes, where large coaches are prohibited from travelling. Additionally, as our group sizes are smaller we are able to spend more time out of the vehicle. We also employ only the very best driver/guides.
Friendly and Professional Guides - Small Groups - More Scenic Routes - More Time Sightseeing- No Time Wasted Travelling around London- Great Value for Money
07.45AM Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, Kensington (opposite Ashburn Hotel, short walk from Gloucester Road tube station) (MAP)
This tour normally ends by 6.30pm
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Make the most of your time with us
We prefer to spend your valuable time touring the places you have chosen to visit and we therefore offer a choice of 3 meeting points, which are easily accessible by public transport from all parts of London. Many tours spend over an hour driving around the busy congested roads of London.