Small group day tour Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Winchester

Small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers, guaranteed departures year round, every Friday


Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Winchester tour included highlights

- Small group tour with maximum 16 people

- Entrance to Stonehenge

- Visit to Winchester Great Hall

- Visit to Glastonbury Abbey

- Photo stop at Glastonbury Tor

- Entrance to Chalice Well Gardens

- Luxury air conditioned 16 seat purpose built touring bus

- Lecture standard tour guide

- Guaranteed departures, no minimum numbers

Days of operation & duration

Runs all year every Friday.

Pickups in London between 7.20am and 8am

The tour returns to London Victoria Train Station by around 6pm normally with stops offered in Kensington too around Gloucester Road Underground Station.

Victoria Train Station is one of the largest transport stations in London, with excellent connections to all parts of London and beyond.

 

Tour itinerary

This tour will guide you on a journey to see the Neolithic monument and World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, and follow the Arthurian trail from the Great Hall at the remains of Winchester Castle, down to Glastonbury Tor, and Glastonbury Abbey, steeped in legend.

 

For a busy schedule, covering long distances for one day, you will be rewarded with an in-depth exploration of the land of mysteries, including the Isle of Avalon, in the Kingdom of Wessex.

 

International Friends Small Group Tour Bus

Small Group Tour Bus

The small group tour difference

On this tour you will be travelling with no more than 16 other people - guaranteed! Our purpose-built minibuses have large windows, good air circulation and clear PA systems so that your professional guide can escort you comfortably through our wonderful countryside.


The small group size means your guide can offer a more personalised guiding service. So don't hang back, ask your questions and you'll be helping the guide tune their commentaries to the interest of the group on board that day, every group is different!


Another advantage of a small bus is we can go places the big tours cannot and wherever possible we'll head off down a country lane to to show some hidden gem.

 

Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Winchester Tour - what to expect

Winchester

Great Hall Winchester Castle King Arthur's Round Table

Great Hall: Winchester Castle.
King Arthur's Round Table

The first stop on your tour begins in the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Wessex - Winchester. You will visit all that remains of Winchester Castle - the medieval Great Hall, built between 1222 and 1235, and "one of the finest surviving aisled halls of the 13th century."

 

This is where you can see the Great Table, thought by many in times gone by to be King Arthur's original Round Table. In medieval times, the writer and author of le Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Mallory swore by its authenticity and identified Winchester as being the site of King Arthur's Camelot.

 

Today the table is thought to have been created in about 1290, for a tournament near Winchester to celebrate the betrothal of one of Edward I’s daughters. Arthurian or not, it is a medieval masterpiece, worth a look in its own right.

 

The Great Hall has seen many things in its 800 year history; Sir Walter Raleigh stood trial here in 1603 and the notorious Judge Jeffreys condemned supporters of the Duke of Monmouth to death here as part of the Bloody Assizes in 1685.

 

Behind the hall is Queen Eleanor's Garden, a beautiful re-creation of a medieval tranquil spot. At the gift shop you will be able to browse through a range of Arthurian gifts and souvenirs.

 

Stonehenge

We leave London behind and head west to the rolling chalk hills of Wiltshire, here on windswept Salisbury Plain the great, mysterious Neolithic circle of Stonehenge stands high on the horizon.

 

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

The World Heritage Site, of Stonehenge is an ancient Neolithic site, over 5000 years' old. Through your audio guide (in ten different languages), you will learn of the people that constructed Stonehenge and the possible methods they used, how far the stones were moved to get them here, the purpose of the circle and how many questions still remain unanswered.

 

You will see the different stones, the heel stone, and the slaughter stone, with their various myths and legends, smaller bluestones (still weighing up to four tons) and the megaliths themselves, the sarsens.

 

You will get to see the long path, with raised banks and ditches, known as the 'avenue'; a processional route stretching about three miles or two kilometres, marking the the entrance to Stonehenge. From this point you can learn about how our ancestors understood the turning of the year, and the importance of aligning with the sun.

 

The visitor centre, a mile from the stones themselves, is well worth finding time to see. It displays nearly 250 archaeological treasures, which were used or buried at Stonehenge as well a regularly changing programme of special exhibitions. In addition, reconstructed Neolithic houses outside the visitor centre, provide living history with regular demonstrations of ancient domestic skills such as flint knapping, and rope making.

 

A gift shop offers an extensive range of books, gifts and souvenirs, many made in the UK exclusively for Stonehenge.

A 110-seater counter service café serves hot and cold drinks, soup, sandwiches, cakes, salads and other sweet and savoury delicacies.

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King Arthur's Tomb Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey: King Arthur's Tomb

Glastonbury

Onwards to Isle of Avalon, through back roads of villages built of flint and thatch, from chalk downland into rolling limestone hills to Glastonbury Tor where legend tells us Arthur was brought after being mortally wounded in battle.

 

In the ruins of the once great Glastonbury Abbey we find the grave site of Arthur and learn of older legends like that of Joseph of Aramathea, the Holy Grail and the Crown of Thorns.


After exploring the unique shops in the town we head over to the Chalice Well Gardens, one of Britain's most ancient, and best known holy wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living sanctuary where you can sip from the healing spring.

You will learn about the story of the blood of Christ miraculously springing forth from the ground when Joseph of Arimathea washed the cup used at the Last Supper.

Glastonbury - more about


Prices & tour reservations

Prices displayed on the banner link are the current prices for this tour. Sometimes on special occasions there may be slight changes to the tour, dates or price so do check on the booking page linked below. Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation. The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour, there are no paper tickets.


On the tour detail page from the link below, there is a date drop-down at the top right of the page, which depicts which dates still have availability. By selecting your required date you start the reservation process. Once we list a date for operation it is guaranteed to run, there are no minimum numbers.


Small Group Stonehenge, Glastonbury & Avebury Day Tour From London Ticketing

Departure details

The tour makes several pick-ups at key strategic locations through major hotel districts in London

Summer (01 March to 31 October) pick up points are:

  • 7.20am - Great Russell Street, outside British Museum main entrance (nearest Underground Russell Square)

  • 7.30am - Outside Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch (nearest Underground Marble Arch)

  • 7.45am - Outside Ashburn Hotel, 111 Cromwell Road, Kensington (close to Gloucester Road Tube station), London SW7 4DP

Winter (01 November to 28 February) pick up points are:

  • 7.20am - Great Russell Street, outside British Museum main entrance (nearest Underground Russell Square)

  • 7.30am - International Students House Car Park, 229 Great Portland Street, W1W 5PN (nearest Underground Great Portland Street / Regents Park)

  • 7.40am - Outside Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch (nearest Underground Marble Arch)

  • 8am - Outside Premier Inn, Knaresborough Place, Earls Court (nearest Underground Earls Court)


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