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Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide

Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide
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Tour of Stonehenge and Avebury
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Tour of either Stonehenge or Avebury

Enjoy a private guided tour of the extraordinary prehistoric sites of Wiltshire including Stonehenge and Avebury. All tours are by air conditioned car and include pick up from your local* hotel or arrival point whether you choose a full day (minimum 8 hours) or a half day (minimum 5 hours) tour. A full day tour includes visits to both Stonehenge and Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill and Durrington Walls with an expert, local guide. Your guide has a degree in archaeology and classical studies and is from the county of Wiltshire so knows the most scenic routes, the more hidden, less frequented and unusual sites along the way and the best places to eat and drink including traditional English pubs. An equally traditional picnic lunch is also an option.
*by local we mean local to the Stonehenge and Avebury area west of London. Local towns include Salisbury, Bath, Swindon, Chippenham and Marlborough

What to Expect

Your qualified guide will pick you up from your local hotel or railway station at 08:30 and take you to the wonderful but lesser known prehistoric region of Avebury. 
Your tour will begin here with an introduction to the prehistory of the UK after which you will visit The Sanctuary, West Kennet Avenue, Avebury, Silbury Hill and go inside the remarkable 5000 year old tomb of West Kennet Long Barrow. The amount of time you spend at each site is flexible and your guide will adjust timings accordingly. You can also choose how much walking you want to include in your morning as most of the sites are easily accessible from the road. However there are footpaths linking the ancient sites which give you a real taste of the English countryside.
Lunch will be at one of the many traditional pubs or cafes or, if preferred, can be a picnic. Your guide will provide you with some options at the beginning of the day. Meals are not included in the price.
After lunch your guide will take you by car through the stunning Pewsey Vale with its timeless, unspoilt English villages where you can stop to admire the scenery and churches dating back over 1000 years. At this stage there is an optional visit to Wiltshire museum in the fascinating and historic town of Devizes where many of the artifacts and treasures found at Stonehenge and Avebury are on display in spectacular new galleries.
Your tour continues with the monuments of the Stonehenge landscape including Durrington Walls, Woodhenge, the Stonehenge Cursus and Stonehenge itself before you are dropped back at your hotel by 17:00. Entrance fees to Stonehenge and Wiltshire Museum are not included in the price. Optional add-ons include visits to Avebury Manor, Lacock Abbey, the town of Salisbury, Salisbury Cathedral (13th century), Old Sarum and Salisbury Museum at the additional cost of their individual entrance fees.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Outstanding Tour of Wiltshire Sites

Laurence really made the history of these ancient sites come alive! His enthusiasm was absolutely contagious. We all came away with a greater appreciation for this fascinating area and were grateful to have had such an approachable and considerate guide. In addition to Laurence's extensive...More

Thank mickierich2018
Reviewed 4 July 2018
Great Tour and Wonderful Way to Learn Something New

We spent two days touring the Neolithic sites with Laurence - Avebury, Stonehenge and so much more - and it was fantastic. We would have missed so much had we not taken our tour with Laurence. Laurence’s knowledge and passion of archeology, the history and...More

Thank Paul U
Reviewed 25 June 2018
The best way to explore ancient Wiltshire!

Laurence's tour of neolithic sites around Avebury was superb. He had listened to our particular interests and timing needs, and built the tour around them so that it worked perfectly for us. His depth of knowledge, interest and enjoyment of the subject made for a...More

Thank Lyndsay M
Reviewed 2 May 2018
Highlight of our UK Visit!

Our day out with Laurence was amazing! He has such a vast knowledge of the area and we learned so much more from him than we ever would have on a coach tour or on our own. It sounds cliche perhaps but he did make...More

1  Thank Brendalee373
Reviewed 27 April 2018
Best Stonehenge and Avebury Tour with the Best Guide!

If you’ve been told that seeing Stonehenge will be a let down, you need to see it with Laurence! He made the trip an absolute delight with his fascinating in-depth knowledge of these ancient places and his enthusiasm and kindness. It’s great fun to be...More

1  Thank samanthakelley
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