Your first stop-off point is Woodhenge where you'll see pillars marking the positions of Neolithic wooden posts which have long since rotted away. It's an important World Heritage Site and will certainly whet your appetite for the main attraction—Stonehenge.
Ancient Stone Circles Tour
Our experienced tour guides will help you make the most of your Ancient Stone Circles Tour to Stonehenge and Avebury. Travel in chauffeur-driven comfort through the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire. We can pick you up from your hotel, the airport or port.
We'll pick you up from your hotel in London and take you in comfort to see the iconic Stone Circles of Stonehenge, Avebury and Woodhenge. Soak up the beautiful Wiltshire countryside on the way. After you've enjoyed the wonders of the ancient stone circles you can relax as your chauffeur drops you back to your London hotel.
Stonehenge is the most famous and enigmatic historical site in the country. Developed in stages over a 5,000 year period, the giant standing stones weigh up to 50 tonnes and dominate the landscape of Salisbury Plain. Was it a ceremonial temple… or built by aliens? You decide.
On site is the fabulous Stonehenge Visitor Centre where you can further explore the mysteries of the ancient stones. Here you'll enjoy world-class exhibitions and multi-media displays. Outside there are reconstructed Neolithic houses—where if you're lucky—you might see ancient crafting demonstrations and bread-making using prehistoric techniques.
By now you'll be feeling a tad peckish so there's nothing better than a traditional pub lunch. We like the Wheatsheaf in Wiltshire's Lower Woodford, where you can enjoy hearty pub classics like fish & chips or a Sunday roast. Cosy up by the log fire in winter and enjoy a nice pint of English real ale and a bag of nuts or relax in the garden in the Summer. Or there's the Stonehenge Inn at Durrington which has a carvery available all week.
Not far from Avebury is the Early Neolithic burial mound of West Kennet Long Barrow. The site was built around 3,700BC and has been used as a burial site intermittently during the Neolithic period. Human remains have been found inside the chambers along with flint tools and pottery sherds. Walking into the barrow provokes a real connection with our prehistoric past.
Then it's a short drive to see the mysterious stone circle at Avebury, which is situated on ley lines – and you can get up close to the rocks (if you don’t mind the odd sheep!). It’s enormous, with the outer circle almost a mile in diameter. If you are lucky you may spot a crop circle nearby. They appear 'as if by magic' in the fields around here…
Then off to see Silbury Hill—the largest man-made mound in Europe. It covers an amazing five acres and soars up to 130 feet. It was built around 2500BC… but why? Local legend has it that the mound was built as part of a plot to outwit the devil. Others say it is the resting place of the legendary King Sil. It’s just one of many mysteries presented by this extraordinary area.
This is one of our most popular Stonehenge tours and our experienced tour guides will help you make the most of your Ancient Stone Circles Tour. Travel in chauffeur-driven comfort through the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire. We can pick you up from your hotel, the airport or port.
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Type: Chauffeur Driven
Price: 1–4 people from £595 / 5–8 people from £620
Pick up: Central London / West London (elsewhere please enquire)
Booking: Pre-booking for all dates
Cancellations: Payment is non-refundable should you wish to cancel for any reason within 14 days of your tour. If you cancel more than 14 days before the tour, due to costs incurred we can only refund 50% of the payment. If we purchase any venue tickets for you they must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable for any reason once purchased.
- Pick-up at 8.30am
- Stonehenge Visitor Centre
- Lunch at a traditional English pub (We like the Stonehenge Inn at Durrington or Wheatsheaf in Lower Woodford)
- Avebury Stone Circle
- The Henge Shop
- Silbury Hill
If you would like to arrange a tour for a larger group, or if you have any questions, please contact us.
PLEASE NOTE: At a push we can carry 8 passengers in one vehicle but the space in the front will be cramped. For your comfort we suggest a party of 7 passengers maximum per vehicle.
Book Dave Stubbs as your personal guide for an extra £60.
Hotel accommodation is not included within the tour price and must be booked seperately with the hotel in advance.