Full-Day Private Tour to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Woodhenge

In this tour, we are aiming to give you more information about Stonehenge as well as Woodhenge in order to reveal the strong connection between two ancient sites. In the Neolithic period, some 5,000 years ago, Stonehenge evolved from a simple bank and a ditch into a very sophisticated rock circle on a midsummer sunrise axis. Stonehenge may have been an astronomical observatory or used in sacred, sun-like, or even death rituals. Salisbury might be one of the most beautiful heritage towns of England and only 20 minutes away from Stonehenge. It’s a jackpot to visit both destinations in English culture. Magnificent Salisbury Cathedral is surrounded by historical buildings and museums in the spectacular Cathedral Close. You will marvel at the magnificent Gothic architecture and explore this living church's past and present. You will also note that the 750th anniversary was in 2008 when you look at the best-preserved original Magna Carta. Get ready for a true Stonehenge experience with us!

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$1,679

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Duration

8 hours

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Parking Fees
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Stonehenge
    • Entry/Admission - The Salisbury Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury SP4 7DE England

    Our first stop is going to be magnificent Stonehenge for today. In the Neolithic period, some 5,000 years ago, Stonehenge evolved from a simple bank and a ditch into a very sophisticated rock circle on a midsummer sunrise axis. They were transported from the Preseli mountains of Wales for 180 miles. The importance of Stonehenge is well known without a doubt. It may have been an astronomical observatory or used in sacred, sun-like, or even death rituals. We simply don't know but it's time to discuss and do some brainstorming by using some important evidence thanks to modern technology. Some scientists in 1960 even claimed that they solved the mystery of Stonehenge by considering the alignment of the planets. No, it wasn't that simple. Today we will be a witness of an eternal journey between the realm of death and realm of living through the sun and sacred River Avon. We will think like a pagan and druids in Stonehenge. We accept that it's a celestial calendar but it's not a simple monument, not an ordinary ancient burial ground. It's more than that. Just follow us.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Woodhenge, Countess Rd, Durrington SP4 7AR England

    About 4,500 years ago, hundreds of people gathered two miles from Stonehenge to build another massive monument in a location known to us as the Durrington Walls, which is a distinctive and well-known concentration of ceremonial and associated settlements in the Stonehenge landscape including Woodhenge and its related sites. Despite the lesser-known image, Woodhenge is actually an important site primarily connected to Stonehenge, and was originally constructed around 2300 BC, as a majestic Neolithic site. The area bears great importance in connection through the sacred River Avon during the winter and the summer solstices along with Stonehenge. From 2004 to 2006, seven houses have been discovered in on-site excavations by a team led by the University of Sheffield. It was proposed that if the whole enclosed area was used the settlement may initially have had up to 1000 houses and maybe 4,000 inhabitants. The settlement period was roughly 500 years from 2800 until 2100 BC. We will reveal extraordinary events held by the stone builders and believers coming from different parts of Britain by boat and on foot during the winter and the summer. We are talking about a distance of up to 700 miles which would have taken almost a month. The excavation of the site revealed that some dark spots were hollow holes which had previously housed upright timbers. Today we will also reveal why those builders used perishable materials here in this area. There is a reason for this and our APTG qualified blue badge guides will reveal the secret for you today.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Salisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

    Salisbury is a lovely Medieval city and has a fascinating history that goes back to 1227. Cutting-edge events, the city’s live and dynamic lifestyle reveals all lovely traditions. Unlike the capital London, no bombings, no flood or no fire threat, the city was so successful to keep its identity with England’s finest historic houses, buildings, monuments, beautiful parks and heritage over the centuries. You will simply adore this lovely and charming city. I will take you to the most iconic spots. When someone says “Salisbury”, of course, the most important and iconic symbol of the city Salisbury Cathedral comes to mind. Indeed you can not miss this one of the finest cathedrals in the U.K. Today, Salisbury attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world and we're going to explore this lovely and charming city on a tour by our car.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Salisbury Museum, 65 The Close The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN England

    The Salisbury Museum is one of the best museums in England to bring us 500000 years of history, as this was when the first people arrived in Britain who made tools of stone and wood for hunting animals. Here in this museum, you will examine important remnants from Mesolithic (First Monuments 9500BC to 4000BC), Earlier Neolithic (First Farmers 4000BC to 3000BC), Later Neolithic (First Henges 3000BC to 2500BC, Beaker (First Metals 2500BC to 2200BC) this is exactly when Stonehenge and Avebury stone structures were erected and the journey of the eras goes from the Iron Age till the very first Romans. The museum is housed at the King's House building opposite the Salisbury Cathedral's west façade. There is a large archaeological collection of artefacts, fine art (including Turner watercolours) and ceramics mainly from Stonehenge. Visitors enjoy the galleries as well as fact exhibits related to the ancient history of fascinating collections. The Salisbury Museum exhibits the items excavated during several excavations around Stonehenge that are not displayed at the Stonehenge site. Collections in the Wessex, History of Salisbury, Ceramics and Costume Galleries are simply impeccable. Here you can meet our famous Amesbury Archer, 4000 years old, as one of the most important finds in Europe. You will not believe your ears about the number of findings in his grave. In his era, he was the mighty man. Get ready for the journey of your life in this museum.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, 6 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EF England

    Your next stop would be Salisbury Cathedral and it is surrounded by historical buildings and Museums in the spectacular Cathedral Close. You will marvel at the magnificent Gothic architecture and explore this living church's past and present. You will also note that the 750th anniversary was in 2008. The Cathedral has the tallest spire as well as the largest cloisters in the U.K. The minute you walk towards the Cathedral, the spirit and the soul of this masterpiece will simply capture your mind and you certainly can feel that. Salisbury Cathedral is full of marvels. As soon as we enter the Cathedral, your guide will tell you about the Cathedral’s past. The construction started in 1220 by the direction of the stonemason designer Elias of Dereham who was a key guy in the negotiations of King John’s Magna Carta in 1215. Did you know the world’s oldest clock is displayed here? And yes, it’s still functioning. This clock was originally installed in a bell tower and used between 1386 and 1884 and reactivated in 1956 after an unused long period. It’s amazing to see how it’s still working. Time to make our visit the most memorable one. In Magna Carta gallery your Tourope UK guide will mention about the genealogy of King John and the consecutive events that led him to sign Magna Carta. The presence of the best-preserved of only four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta is reason alone to visit we must say. Your APTG qualified Blue Badge guide will also share some vital information about the Chapter House with its immaculate carvings and figures. You may also spend some time in the newly restored Refectory restaurant looking into the splendid Spire, the famous Salisbury cathedral, exploring the gifts that are available at the store or enjoying a snack or dinner is all at our leisure on our way.

    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hand sanitizers and masks will be available in our vehicles for the best hygiene practice.Private transportation will be provided for this tour.Hotel Pick up service is available between zones 1 to 4 only. For pick-up service between zones 5 to 9, please contact us for further information.Airport (Except Heathrow) and cruise port pickups and transfers are also available at extra charge. Please contact us for further information.Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time and let the lobby staff know that you are waiting for a tour guide.Comfortable shoes are advisedWheelchair users must inform our agent whether guest(s) is/are fully dependent on the chair or partly able to walk or move.Guests must contact Tourope UK at least 24 hours before your product date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation. Please use the contact details on your confirmation/voucher. Airports
    • Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 England
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • For healthier travel experience, we will be upgrading our standard vehicles to SUVs, MPVs and Vans for 8 people or less and 16 or 33 seater minibuses for 9 people or more, both options at no extra cost. All vehicles steam cleaned.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Tourope UK

Activity ID: V-195542P93

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