Your exclusive tour to Stonehenge, led by a specialist guide, starts with early-morning departure from London so you can beat the crowds at the UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll enjoy better photo ops and still have part of the afternoon to spend as you wish. During the 2.5-hour drive to the Salisbury Plain, an open plateau in southern England, your well-educated guide explains the fascinating theories about the possible origins and meaning of Stonehenge. You'll make a stop at a cafeteria so you can purchase any food or drinks (own expense) before arriving at the site, where you'll follow your guide along a perimeter path around the protected monoliths. Hear about the speculation of Stonehenge's astronomical significance and other meanings as you contemplate the transport of the 40-ton bluestone rocks, located in the inner circle.
Learn about the artificially designed post-and-lintel sarsen stones, some dating back to the Neolithic Period and Bronze Age. Despite decades of research, the original purpose of Stonehenge is still unclear — you’ll have to experience it to decide for yourself. Your 8-hour tour ends with drop-off in central London.
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Windsor Castle and Bath (11 Hours) Make the most of the day visiting to Windsor Castle and Bath, two more of England’s trophy sights. Choose to have your entrance fee for Windsor Castle included with the tour price, or enjoy the flexibility of paying on arrival.
Following your visit to Stonehenge, continue to the royal town of Windsor, where Windsor Castle, an official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, awaits you. Head inside with your guide and learn about the British Royal Family and the castle’s history as you explore the State Apartments, St George’s Chapel and other public rooms.
Next, travel to to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. You may choose to visit the Roman Baths — said to be Ancient Rome's best-preserved public baths (own expense). Alternatively, enjoy time at your leisure to explore the city independently. Your day trip then concludes back in central London.
Please note: There will be an opportunity to break for lunch (own expense) in Windsor or Bath.