The Mysteries of Ancient Britain - Head thousands of years back in time to a land of mystery, prehistoric stone circles and Bronze Age ruins. Come with us on a tour of Ancient Britain and unlock the secrets of this magical land. Visit enigmatic Stonehenge, the vast stone circle of Avebury, the Iron Age Hill-fort at Old Sarum and beautiful Salisbury Cathedral with its copy of Magna Carta.
Maximum 16 people per tour
Admission to Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Old Sarum Hill Fort & Avebury
See Silbury Hill, Europe's tallest prehistoric monument
Beat the crowds at Stonehenge, our tours go there first!
The spectacular and ancient Kingdom of Wessex is our destination as we drive through rolling chalk hills to Stonehenge, this ancient arrangement of complex stone circles and crescents has left historians and archeologists debating for years. Is it a clock, calendar or place of the dead? We learn of what is known and what may never be known as we enjoy our guided visit to the site. There's plenty of time to see the new exhibition centre and take those all important photographs of this iconic place. We then head South explore the earliest known site of the town of Salisbury, the hill fort at Old Sarum. Here we find layer upon layer of history, Celtic, Roman, Saxon and Norman.
After exploring the castle ruins and admiring the delightful views over the surrounding countryside, a short drive takes us to Salisbury itself with its impressive cathedral built from 1220 to 1258 when the Old Sarum site was abandoned. Here we can marvel at the 404ft high spire, the tallest in the country and see a 1215 original copy of Magna Carta, England's only major constitution. After a guided tour and a break for lunch we head up to Avebury, passing mysterious chalk hill figures carved in to the landscape, ancient burial chambers, some older than Stonehenge, and Silbury Hill, Europe's tallest prehistoric monument, a 130ft high pyramid, its purpose still open to debate.
We end the day at the huge complex of stone circles at Avebury with its pretty village of thatched cottages nestling right in the middle. Enjoy a guided walk and some free time before our return to London.
Central London Stonehenge
Stonehenge Old Sarum
Old Sarum Salisbury
Avebury London Victoria Station
Please note that all timings above are estimated and assuming normal traffic conditions. Due to the changeable nature of road conditions, we cannot guarantee a precise time when you will get back to London, it is usually between 6-7pm.
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.
Please ensure you arrive at your allocated departure point at least 10 minutes before departure time.
07:20am Outside The British Museum main entrance, Great Russell Street (MAP) Nearest tube stations are Holborn or Tottenham Court Road
07:30am Outside Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch (MAP) Nearest tube station is Marble Arch
07:45am Outside Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road (MAP) (wait on Cromwell road by bus stop, not outside hotel entrance) Nearest tube station is Gloucester Road