Take a journey back in time 5,000 years and explore the mysterious standing stones at Stonehenge
A UNESCO world Heritage Site, for centuries Stonehenge has baffled historians and scholars as to why it exists. Walk through the millennia as you visit this world-famous site and learn about megalithic life in the recreated fort.
Each private tour is conducted in our premium Mercedes minivans, ensuring your comfort as we navigate through the roads of London and England.
Your professional, knowledgeable and friendly private tour guide will tell you the stories and show you the sights on this tour. A Private tour offers flexibility and your time inside and outside the vehicle is up to you.
Long day (9am – 8pm)
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- All-inclusive private tour
- Door to door service
- Dedicated private tour guide and driver
- All travel costs
- Luxury Mercedes tour van
- Lunch (we can recommend a place)
- Entrance into attractions & sites
- Gratuities (optional)
KEY SIGHTS ON THIS TOUR…
For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over the mystery of Stonehenge. Who built it, what’s it for? According to 12th-century scholar Geoffrey of Monmouth Stonehenge was the work of the wizard Merlin who, in the fifth century created a mass burial ground for Saxons who were slaughtered on Salisbury Plain. Modern scholars now agree that Stonehenge was once a burial ground but it is still unclear for who or in fact if anyone is buried there at all.
Archaeologists believe England’s most iconic ruin was built in several stages, with construction starting some 5,000 years ago. The Neolithic monument took its masons an estimated 1,500 years to bring the 100 massive stones into their instantly recognisable circular layout.
What is less obvious today are deep pits located within the circle that may have once held a ring of timber posts. This deepens the mystery of what Stonehenge’s purpose was.
Its construction still baffles experts. The sandstone slabs are likely from local quarries, a hard enough task in a time without the wheel or transportation, but scientists have traced its inner ring bluestones to the Preseli Hills in Wales, over 200 miles from Stonehenge.
Nearly 1 million people visit Stonehenge annually and it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986.
A visit to the Stonehenge visitors centre is itself an interesting visit. View over 250 archaeological objects discovered in the local landscape. The exhibits include neolithic jewellery, pottery and tools as well as ancient human remains.
Journey through 5000 years in the incredible audio-visual 360 degree cinema, walk amongst a recreation of a Neolithic village and imagine how people lived 4,500 years ago.
There is also a cafe serving local delicacies and gift shop on site.
SUGGESTED TOUR ROUTE…
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- Distance Instructions
- Distance 85 miles
- Time 1 h 53 min
- Speed 45 mph
- Min altitude 0 ft
- Peak 0 ft
- Climb 0 ft
- Descent 0 ft
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HOTEL / AIRPORT / CRUISE PICK UP
We’ll collect & return you at the start and end of the tour
Premium still and sparkling water is provided in glass bottles
PREMIUM MERCEDES MINIVAN
Our minivans offer luxury interiors and excellent legroom for up to 7 people and their bags
Stay connected to friends and family on tour with unlimited super-fast wifi
RECENT CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
Our tour was a wonderful and immersive experience with Hazel, who has a wealth of historical knowledge! Tremendously affable, she took us to several unexpected points of Outlander related interest, a delicious place for lunch and our private tour felt like spending the day with [...]
If you're reading this review trying to decide if you want to book this tour, let me tell you that you absolutely should! You will not regret it and will have memories for a lifetime. I highly recommended his tour. Alexander thank you for an [...]
We actually took the full day tour and I can't say enough good things about our tour experience and, more importantly, our guide Alexander (Sandy). He was top notch. He immediately made us feel at home. Alexander was down to earth, funny and SO knowledgeable. [...]
We went on a tour with Hazel today. She was a rock star! We had the best day ever! She was so friendly, knowledgeable and kind! She was very attentive to our interests and we truly enjoyed her company. She’s the best tour guide ever!