Your first stop is Winchester—a beautiful Hampshire city on the edge of England's South Downs National Park. Once an Iron Age trading centre and England’s ancient capital, Winchester was the seat of Alfred the Great, a Saxon king. The main attraction is the medieval Winchester Cathedral and nearby are the ruins of Wolvesey Castle and the Winchester City Mill. The Great Hall of Winchester Castle houses the medieval round table linked to King Arthur.
Stonehenge & Winchester Tour
Our experienced tour guides will help you make the most of your tour to Stonehenge and Winchester. Travel in chauffeur-driven comfort through the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire and Somerset. We can pick you up from your hotel, the airport or port.
The eleventh century Winchester Cathedral is simply full of surprises. Not only is it the resting place of English novelist Jane Austen but there's also a sculpture in the Crypt by the internationally renowned artist, Sir Antony Gormley. It's also the longest medieval cathedral in the world. Also of special interest is the seventeenth century Morley Library, Winchester Bible, and the City Museum which has lots of interesting exhibits telling the story of Winchester.
We know the best places for lunch, and suggest a traditional English pub, before we head off to the ancient monument of Stonehenge on Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain.
Before the main event however 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.
Located in the county of Wiltshire, England, Stonehenge is a World Heritage site and the best known prehistoric site in Europe. Although we have no real way of knowing how it was used and how the people who built the site experienced it, since it’s ‘discovery ‘in the 18th century Stonehenge has fascinated and captivated visitors. It’s alignment with the Summer and Winter Solstices suggests links to the sun. More recently a Neolithic ‘calendar ‘ made up of the stones has been suggested.
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.
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Type: Chauffeur Driven Car
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
- Winchester Cathedral
- Great Hall
- Lunch at a traditional English pub
- Stonehenge Visitor Centre
- Drop-off back to London at 6.30pm