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Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Avebury Tour from London

On this full-day tour from London, uncover with your guide the myths and legends of King Arthur and see some of England’s most famous and curious sites. From London, head west through the beautiful countryside to what was once the ancient Kingdom of Wessex. 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. 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). Spend the end of your tour being guided to see the mysterious Silbury Hill, Europe's tallest prehistoric manmade mound in addition to many other points of interest.  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.

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Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Day Trip from London

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset, EnglandExplore the famous Cheddar Gorge, the quintessential English town and the caves where the earliest remains of ancient Britons have been found. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandEntrance is included to this ruined Abbey where you will have time to explore the ruins and the surrounding town. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandView the dramatic Glastonbury Tor, with the sole remaining structure of the Church of St Michael after the rest was destroyed by a medieval earthquake. Duration: 30 minutes

$139.32 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Glastonbury to Tintagel, Boscastle and Dartmoor 2-Day Tour

Day One These are two days fit for any goddess or knight in search for the Holy Grail or Excalibur. We drive through the lands of these legends and present the truth hidden in a landscape where dragons fly and crystals emerge from the ground, where you meet real earth energy workers, witches and saints.We begin the day by driving down the Michael ley line into the wilds of Dartmoor, where we cross bridges over 4000 years old and wander in the magical Wistman’s Faerie Wood. We then dine, as nobles do, at the Hunting Lodge in the middle of the moors. Afterwards we climb up the holy Templar hill, Brentor, where a church greets us, perched on its peak as if held up only by magic and the energies of the Michael ley line.We arrive in Tintagel where we settle into our B&B, and go for an extremely delicious dinner at the Wellington Hotel.Day TwoWe start the day in the amazing town of Tintagel as the tide reveals one of the most magical places, where it is said Merlin himself worked and initiated druids, we will bravely clamber into ‘Merlin's Cave’ where we will do a visualization. As we emerge from the darkness of the cave, we will look up towards Tintagel Castle, which is perched on the cliffs above the cave.Then we walk back into the little village and have a taste of the most famous ‘Cornish Pasty’ for lunch - if you haven’t had a pasty in Cornwall you haven’t had a pasty. In the afternoon we will explore the delightful landscape of Fairies and Gnomes through the woodland of Rocky Valley, where we will discover the Bronze Age Labyrinths next to the river. These are over 3500 years old and are found amongst the ruins of an old mill, said to be built on the grounds of a wise women’s college.Then we will walk into the mystically beautiful St Nectan's Glen and waterfall. Here a space is held for the Fairies and the spirit of the 5th century Celtic Christian Saint Nectan. This is said to be the place where the Knights of the Round Table came to be blessed before their quest for the Holy Grail. In the afternoon we travel back to Glastonbury.

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2 Day Best of the South West Tour

ItineraryDay 1: DAY 1 - The Jurassic CoastStop At: Jurassic Coast, Dorset, EnglandWe Head West into Purbeck. The gateway to the Jurassic Coast.The Jurassic Coast is 95 miles of coastline on the south of England, stretching from Old Harry Rocks to Exmouth in Devon. Formed over 185 million years Mainly known for its rock formations, stunning coastline and fossils.Durlston ParkFirst stop is Durlston Park. Known for its wildlife, again the gateway to the Jurassic Coast. You will see the castle built in the Victorian period and the Great Globe, which is one of the largest globed in the world. The globe was situated in 1891. And the start of the Jurassic Coast Old Harry Rocks.Corfe Castle / Village of CorfeThen it's off to Corfe Castle. The castle was built by William the Conqueror, during the 11th century, for defensive purposes. It was one of the first stone castles in England; most earlier castles were built with wood and earth. During Medieval times, Corfe became a Royal castle and King John kept his crown jewels there.Abandoned Tyneham Village *Tyneham Village is still owned by the MOD and has scattered opening timesThen from Corfe it's off to Tynham Village. Tyneham Village where time stopped in 1943. In November 1943 notice was given to the villagers that they would be required to leave within 28 days as the area was needed for forces’ training. On 17 December 1943 the last villagers left believing that one day they would be able to return. Sadly this was never to happen.Lulworth Castle (Closed Saturdays)Lulworth Castle, built in the early 17th Century as a hunting lodge, became a country house at the heart of a large estate. Thomas Howard, 3rd Lord Bindon, built the Castle in order to entertain hunting parties for the King and Court. The Howards owned it until 1641 when it was purchased by Humphrey Weld, the direct ancestor of the present owners. Gutted by fire in 1929.Durdle DoorDurdle Door is a natural arch cut into the Portland Stone (Limestone) found on the south coast of England in the county of Dorset. The rocks that the arch is made up of is thought to be approximately 140 million years old. Originally the arch would have been a series of caves along the coast, made from cracks in the layers of rock that have been hollowed out. It first appeared on the first edition of the Ordnance Survey map, dated 1811, spelt Dirdale Door.Lulworth CoveHead down to Lulworth Cove and see the famous Lulworth Crumple rock formation in Stair Hole. Lulworth Cove formed over 1000's of years to form a perfect horse shoe shape into the hill side. Perfect for the photographer in you!Weymouth & PortlandOn to the 'isle' of Portland, located on the World Heritage Coast, is an explorer's Island with curiosities of history and folklore just waiting to be discovered. We look west over the 18miles of Chesil beach and the southernmost tip of the Jurassic Coast. With its 3 castles and 3 lighthouses, this little island packs a punch!AbbotsburyThe picturesque village of Abbotsbury steeped in history, yet a village where the present is very much alive and the future perpetually evolving. There’s much more than first meets the eye when you visit Abbotsbury, it was once home to a richly endowed abbey, founded in 1044. The remains are still visible and date from the 13th and 14th centuries.St Catherine’s MountHigh on Abbotsbury hilltop sits St Catherine’s Chapel, a barrel-vaulted 14th century chapel built by the monks of Abbotsbury Abbey as a place of pilgrimage and retreat. We take in the fantastic views of the abbey ruins and the 22 mile look back over Chesil Beach and the Fleet. Broadchurch & WestbayThen we visit the famous town where Broadchurch was filmed! On our way to Westbay in the Market town of Bridport. The golden strata of nearby East Cliff are one of the most distinctive features of the Jurassic Coast, and the area is very popular with walkers. East Beach has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and forms one end of Chesil Beach, which extends 18 miles south east to the Isle of Portland. The cliffs here are very unstable, so it’s important to keep well clear of the cliff edges and bases.Drop off at your booked accommodation.FREE TIME IN EXETERAfter you have been dropped off at your preferred booked accommodation, you have free time to explore the ancient city of Exeter on the River Exe. Dating back to the Roman era, the Exeter City Walls surround its centre and Gothic Exeter Cathedral. Exeter Castle, a Norman landmark, overlooks leafy Northernhay and Rougemont Gardens. To their west, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) displays fine art and costumes. The vaulted, medieval Underground Passages snake beneath the city.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: DAY 2 - Glastonbury Tor, Stonehenge and Salisbury CathedralStop At: Glastonbury TorHeading North to Glastonbury through the civil parish of SomersetThink of Somerset and what comes to mind - stunning views across open countryside, sandy beaches, superb strawberries, Cheddar cheese and cider? World-wide, this county is famous for its Glastonbury Festival, illuminated carnivals, Mulberry handbags and Arthurian Legends. Enjoy!PICK UP FROM YOUR ACCOMMODATION 8:30AM - 9AMGlastonburyThis morning you head for Glastonbury, home of the world renowned Glastonbury Festival, a pilgrimage undertaken by music and art lovers from every corner of the globe annually. You climb the renowned Glastonbury Tor, long associated with the legendary ruler of the Britons, King Arthur. Offering a spectacular view from its summit of three different counties, this is truly a regal experience.StonehengeThen it's off to visit the magical ancient site of Stonehenge, World Heritage Site. Learn about the millennia of use that created Stonehenge as we see it today. Fortress, calendar, temple or hospital? You decide.Salisbury & Salisbury CathedralWe then visit Salisbury, the historic city and market town that grew up around the cathedral. Explore Salisbury Cathedral, built in 1220, the tallest and most beautiful church building in Britain. (Suggested donation £3). Within the Cathedral view the best preserved copy of the Magna Carta, the medieval document written in 1215, that forms the foundation of the rule of law and many countries' constitutions.HEAD BACK TO BOURNEMOUTHWe end our tour heading back to Bournemouth through the lush rolling country side hills of Salisbury Plain back into Dorset.This really is the best of the South West!Drop off at your preferred location.Duration: 10 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$729.78 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Eight Day Tour of Sacred England

 Day One: ArrivalYou will be whisked up from the airport and drive you to the magical lands of Glastonbury, where you can settle into your accommodation and then, if you choose, dive into the shopping experience of Glastonbury High Street. There is a plethora of crystal and magic shops and it has the best selection of New Age books in the worldDay Two: Glastonbury's MysteriesBe transported back 2000 years through the mists, to a time of magic, myths and legends, a time when the family of Christ arrived to these shores of Avalon. A few steps away we find the last resting place of King Arthur and Gwynevere. After lunch you go on our quest for the Holy Grail, in waters of the tranquil garden Chalice Well, and the White Spring, a beautiful candle-lit water temple. Finally climb to the top of the Glastonbury Tor.Day Three: 6000 of Mystery in One-DayThe way your guide shares their visions of a world hardly known by historians, aligning them to the solstices and equinoxes. After a great British pub lunch, you head off to Avebury, the largest surviving stone circle in the world, where you can sit in the seat of the Arch Druids.Day Four: Merlin’s JourneyYou begin the day by driving down the Michael ley line into the wilds of Dartmoor, wander in the magical Wistman’s Faerie Wood. You then dine at the Hunting Lodge in the middle of the moors. Afterwards you climb up the holy Templar hill, Brentor, where the church of St Micheal greets us. You arrive in Tintagel where you settle into our B&B, and go for an extremely delicious dinner at the Wellington Hotel.Day Five: King Arthur's CornwallYou will bravely clamber into ‘Merlin's Cave’. As you emerge from the darkness of the cave, you will look up towards Tintagel Castle. You have a taste of the most famous ‘Cornish Pasty’ for lunch. In the afternoon you explore the delightful woodland of Rocky Valley, with the 3500 years old Labyrinths next to the river. Then you will walk into the mystically beautiful St Nectan's Glen and waterfall. In the afternoon you travel back to Glastonbury and spend the last night there.Day Six: A Day to ProcessThis is good for you to spend a little time in silent reflection in the sacred landscape or finding the last magical tool from one of the many shops to take home with you to remind you of your magical trip. Then in the afternoon you will travel back to the airport for your flights or your next connection.Day Seven : a Taste of Glastonbury.This day, May I suggest you try some of the many therapies on offer in Glastonbury, at a special  Tor’s Tours discounted price.Day Eight: We travel back to Heathrow.We depart Glastonbury at 10:30 am and we will arrive back at Heathrow before 2pm.

$404.70 Cultural & Theme Tours

London to Glastonbury, the King Arthur Trail Private Day Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandOnce the most powerful and richest Abbey in England. In Christian legend Joseph of Arimathea founded the Abbey when his staff took root in the ground and grew in to a Tree. The Abbey was destroyed in the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII. In 1190 Monks at the Abbey found the bodies they claimed were King Arthur and Guinevere. You will explore the ruins with your guide and decide if indeed this was Arthur's resting place.Duration: 1 hourStop At: George Hotel & Pilgrims' InnThe George and Pilgrim was built in 1439 to accommodate Pilgrims visiting Glastonbury Abbey.Its the oldest surviving Pub in the South West of England and makes a great stop for lunch before climbing Glastonbury Tor.But one word of warning, the pub is reportedly very haunted. Well a pub built in 1439 should be, right?You will also have plenty of time to stroll the streets of Glastonbury which is full of New Age, Spiritual, and Crystal shops, as well as antique and book shops.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Chalice Well, Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandThe sacred mineral rich spring that has drawn people for over 2000 years. Christian legend has the Well as the hiding place of the Holy Grail. However people of all spiritual beliefs (and none) are attracted to this very special and peaceful garden said to represent the divine feminine, and the well head being the gateway between the known and unknown worlds. Whatever your reasons for visiting you will find peace, tranquility and a warm welcome at the Chalice Well. There are pools available for shallow bathing and spiritual rituals and the water can be bottled and drunk at the Lion's head fountain. A special place that draws people back again and again from all over the world.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandThe mysterious Glastonbury Tor is the legendary Isle Of Avalon from the King Arthur stories. It is said to be his resting place. After a climb to the top via the pathway the views are breathtaking and offer a 360 degree view over this magical landscape. A sacred place for people of all different backgrounds and beliefs.Evidence has been found of Saxon settlement on the Tor, and interestingly items found on Glastonbury Tor have been linked with others found on Tintagel Castle the legendary birth place of King Arthur.This is a magic place that will stay with you forever.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: White Spring Well & Temple, Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandExplore this Sacred Well and Temple. Those who want to are able to bathe in the water or drink from its calcium rich spring. A sacred site to people of all beliefs.Expect to see and hear all sorts at this wonderful Temple. It may take a few moments for your eyes to adjust to the dark, but once they do this place is magic.Duration: 30 minutes

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