Before the main event we'll take you to see 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 consists of six concentric ovals of standing posts, surrounded by a bank and ditch.
Stonehenge & Cotswolds Tour
Stonehenge is combined with a tour to the picturesque towns, villages and countryside of England's Cotswolds. Full of natural beauty and charm, the Cotswolds remain largely unspoilt and offer a glimpse into what rural life was like in the past. Our first stop though is the ancient Neolithic circle at Stonehenge on Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain.
Stonehenge began as a burial area over 4500 years ago and has changed many times during this period, with stones being added and the site being reformed several times. Part of the changes made to the site were the addition of the bluestones. These stones which were mined in Wales and were dragged to Stonehenge using the limited technologies of the era. This would have taken a large number of people and tremendous organisation.
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.
Now it's lunch on the go as we drive you through beautiful countryside to the picturesque Cotswolds with its unspoilt villages of limestone cottages, small rivers and streams. Bourton-on-the-Water is a traditional Cotswold village situated either side of the tranquil River Windrush; noted for its low bridges, stone cottages and a 1930s replica model village.
Burford—also on the Windrush—is known as the 'gateway' to the Cotswolds and dates back to the Saxon period. The ancient church of St John the Baptist and the fifteenth century houses in the town square are a popular toiurist attraction as is the Baroque style Methodist church.
Founded by Norman lords, Stow-on-the-Wold is situated on the old Roman road—the Fosse Way. The large historic Market Square lays testament to the town's commercial past. The medieaval St Edward's Church is a popular visit with its ancient yew trees at the north porch.
We'll also show you The Slaughters. Upper Slaughter and Lower Slaughter (with its gorgeous nineteenth century Old Mill) are both situated on the River Eye and are typical of picturesque Cotswold villages. Interesting architecture to seen here too.
Due to time constraints we suggest eating lunch in the vehicle whilst on the move. If you would rather have a pub or restaurant lunch we would need to extend the tour by 2 hours at an extra cost of £100.
Our experienced tour guides will help you make the most of your tour to Stonehenge and the Cotswolds. Travel in chauffeur-driven comfort through the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire and the Cotswolds. 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
- Sandwich lunch on the go*
- Cotswolds including Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, The Slaughters & Stow-on-the-Wold
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.