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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

After you are picked up in central London, depart for Glastonbury, passing through England's smallest Cathedral city of Wells. You will arrive in Glastonbury around 12am. You will have access to Glastonbury Abbey, and afterwards take advantage of some free time to explore Glastonbury and discover all about the legend of King Arthur and the famous Glastonbury Thorn. View the remains of St Michael’s church on top of the Tor, destroyed by a medieval earthquake.At around 2:30pm, depart for Cheddar Gorge, named as the second greatest natural wonder in Britain. Upon arrival, you will be given free time to explore the village, gorge, and caves. Perhaps you could visit the famous Gough's Cave, which contains the Cheddar Yeo, the largest underground river system in Britain (admission not included).At approximately 4:30pm, leave Cheddar for your return journey to London. As you travel on through the famous Cheddar Gorge, keep a lookout for the wild goats clinging to the cliffs. At approximately 7:45pm we will arrive back in London.Please note: For 2018 bookings, departure from central London is at 8:35am and arrival back to central London is 8:30pm.

$149.98 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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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.

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Glastonbury And The King Arthur Trail - Private Tour From London

Your Driver and Guide for the day will meet you direct at your Hotel and then the journey to Avalon begins.If traffic is good there may be time to pull in for an early morning view of Stonehenge on route - (We know a little side road that gives you a great view) First stop Glastonbury Abbey. Legend says the Abbey was founded by Joseph of Arimathea and one of the earliest Christian sites in Britian.Joseph is said to have thrust his staff into the ground at Glastonbury and it took root and grew in to a tree. The descendants of this tree can be seen in the area and are known as the Glastonbury Thorn. A sprig of this tree is plucked every year at Christmas and sent to the Queen. The Abbey was once vastly wealthy and the great rival of Westminster Abbey. Sadly King Henry VIII ordered it to be destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, now we are left with romantic ruins, and one of the best preserved medieval kitchens in Britain. But many people come here to visit the Tomb of King Arthur and Guinevere, was this a publicity stunt by medieval Monks to raise money for rebuilding work? or was Arthur really buried here? You decide.By now it may be approaching lunch time, perhaps you will want to head to the oldest pub in the area built in 1439. Just check the George and Pilgrim TripAdvisor reviews, those who have stayed the night confirm the haunted rumours to be very true!We will have time to stroll through the streets of Glastonbury - If you are in to Gemstones, Crystals, Incense, and new age shops this is your town, but there are plenty of shops and cafes to cater to all tastes.Before we tackle Glastonbury Tor we need to recharge our energy levels. The Chalice Well is the very place to do this.The well here has been in use for over 2000 years, and it's waters have a slight rusty red colour. The legend goes that Joseph of Arimathea hid the Holy Grail here, and the water runs rusty red to signify Jesus Christ's blood. (Others swear that it is the high mineral and iron content) Either way this 'Garden of Peace' is magical and many people return year after year to seek calm and tranquillity here. Fill up a bottle of water from the fountain and it's time to climb the Tor.Glastonbury Tor was known as the 'Isle of Avalon' by the Celtic Britons. The area all round was once flooded and had the appearance of an Island. Since the 12th Century this has been the Avalon from the King Arthur Legend and the place in which Arthur lies ready to save England in her time of greatest need. Whatever your personal beliefs you will certainly feel something magical when you reach St Michael's Tower on the top and see the breathtaking 360 degree view!This is the perfect day trip from London for those wanting to see some of England's beautiful countryside and areas shrouded in centuries of myths, legends, and romance. Treat yourself and take a private bespoke tour.

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