Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London

Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London

If you’re fascinated by England’s mysteries, from the legends of King Arthur and the mystical island of Avalon to the ancient stone circles in the former Kingdom of Wessex, then this day trip from London to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury was made for you! On this small-group tour, enjoy the English countryside, see some of its most legendary attractions including the Glastonbury Tor and the Chalice Well, and let a friendly guide fill you in on the folklore that surrounds these incredible sites.
* Duration: 11 hours
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




If you’re fascinated by England’s mysteries, from the legends of King Arthur and the mystical island of Avalon to the ancient stone circles in the former Kingdom of Wessex, then this day trip from London to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury was made for you! On this small-group tour, enjoy the English countryside, see some of its most legendary attractions including the Glastonbury Tor and the Chalice Well, and let a friendly guide fill you in on the folklore that surrounds these incredible sites.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Stonehenge, Amesbury SP4 7DE England

Your day begins with a visit to one of the most mysterious sites on Earth, that prehistoric and world-famous stone monument known as Stonehenge. The landscape is peppered with burial chambers and stone circles, each one thousands of years old and shrouded in mysteries, but Stonehenge rises above them all. Located on Salisbury Plain and keeping its 5,000 years of history quite secret, Stonehenge has been described as everything from an astronomical clock to a place of worship or burial. Your guide will explain what is known today and reveal the theories that have been debated for centuries. Ponder these theories as you walk around the stones and admire the scenic views.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Glastonbury Abbey, Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EL England

Your tour continues to the small town of Glastonbury, supposed home of the mysterious isle of Avalon, the place where King Arthur’s sword was forged, according to legend. It was here, after the Battle of Camlann, that a mortally wounded King Arthur died. Stop at the famous Glastonbury Tor (a hill) and view the ruins of St Michael’s church. Afterward, descend to the Chalice Well Gardens to learn of an older legend, that of the chalice that Jesus Christ used during the Last Supper. Some say the Holy Grail is buried here in Glastonbury. Continue into town to visit Glastonbury Abbey, the site of Arthur’s and Queen Guinevere’s graves, before heading to lunch in one of the local restaurants (own expense).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chalice Well, Wellhouse Lane, Glastonbury BA6 8BL England

Included in our tour of Glastonbury

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Glastonbury Tor, Off Wellhouse Lane, Glastonbury England

Optional visit to the Tor

Stop At: Avebury Stone Circle, Herepath Marlborough, Avebury SN8 1RF England

We end the day at the massive stone circles at Avebury, with it’s village of thatched cottages ringed by huge standing stones hauled into place by Neolithic worshippers thousands of years ago. After a guided walk and free time you’ll begin your journey back to London.

Duration: 1 hour