ANCIENT BRITAIN TOUR
& THE WORLD'S LARGEST STONE CIRCLE
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ANCIENT BRITAIN TOUR
Private day tour from Bath.
Explore 2 of the most important pre-historic sites near Bath: Stonehenge and Avebury - home to the world's largest stone circle.
During the tour you will also have the chance to explore one of the best-preserved prehistoric tombs in the South of England - a site that pre-dates both Stonehenge and Avebury.
We will stop for lunch at a charming traditional English pub.
All admission tickets included. The tour price will depend on the number of people in your group (maximum 6 people - reduced to 5 people in July and August 2020). Please select the number of people in the calendar to show the price.
Tour is available daily, departing at 9am.
To book the tour please use the calendar. For more information on the tour please read on...
ANCIENT BRITAIN TOUR DESCRIPTION
Britain's countryside is filled with reminders of our past from ancient burial grounds to stone monuments that have stood for over 4000 years. For some they continue to be important places of power and energy. This full-day private guided tour explores the most fascinating sites near Bath: Avebury, the West Kennet Long Barrow and Stonehenge.
I will collect you from Bath and drive you to Avebury, home to the world's largest stone circle. The stone circle at Avebury dates back to approx. 2600BC. Walking around the site I will give you an insight into its history and the latest archaeological discoveries. Unlike Stonehenge, visitors are free to wander among the stones and touch them. You may even see people meditating under the stones.
The tour continues with a visit to a site that pre-dates the stone circle - the West Kennet Long Barrow - an ancient burial site that was constructed around 3,600BC. Today it offers one of the best examples of a chambered tomb. Visitors are able to venture inside. A short distance from the tomb is the unusual Silbury Hill, the world's largest pre-historic chalk mound. Built thousands of years ago its purpose remains a mystery to this day.
The tour ends with a guided visit around Britain's most famous monument, Stonehenge. I will guide you around the Visitor Centre and the stone circle and will bring the site to life with stories and the latest discoveries. After exploring Stonehenge I will drive you back to Bath.
During the tour I will take you to a traditional English pub for lunch.
The tour is available daily and starts at 9am. You will return to Bath around 5:30pm.
Pick-up is available from all Bath hotels and central locations in the city - such as the Bath Spa train station.
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Stonehenge will be limiting the number of visitors in the summer of 2020 to support social-distancing and all visitors must have a pre-booked ticket for a specific time slot (which I will arrange for you). Normally to get from the Stonehenge Visitor Centre to the stone circle there is a short journey on a shuttle-bus. This shuttle-bus will initially be prioritised for those who with mobility difficulties. For everyone-else a 2.6 mile walking route to the stones and back has been introduced. This will involve walking on grass.
During the day I will drive you in my private vehicle. Whilst COVID-19 guidelines are in place, face-masks are required to be worn inside the vehicle (but not when we are outside the vehicle). I will supply disposable face-masks for the vehicle should you not have your own face-mask. The maximum number of people that you can book this tour for in July and August 2020 is 5 people.
Bath Insider Tours has been awarded the "We're Good to Go" certification by the National Tourism Board of England to recognise it is following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has appropriate measures in place. For more information on these measures please click on the "We're Good to Go" logo above.
The tour involves walking on grass and dirt paths which can get muddy when wet so suitable footwear is recommended.
The total price will show after you have selected the number of people in your group. The price includes all admission tickets.
Refreshments and lunch are not included.