Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours

Home » Posts tagged 'Stonehenge Tours'

Tag Archives: Stonehenge Tours

Are you arriving into Southampton via cruise ship? The advantages of a tour transfer service.

Are you arriving into Southampton via boat? Then making your way directly to London? Why not take a tour transfer and make the most of the historic and beautiful landscape that lies in between?20191019_100257

It is far too easy to storm up the M3, Southampton to London, oblivious of the landscape that surrounds you, oblivious to the history that is hurtling past you. Hampshire and Wiltshire play host to some of the country’s richest historical cities, so easily accessible from Southampton’s beckoning harbour. So instead of rushing past, take a tour transfer – spend a night in Winchester, or Salisbury – see Stonehenge and its surrounding area, teeming with Neolithic history. Turn a commute into an adventure, a private tour experience exhibiting the best of the area which you almost missed!

Visit Salisbury

Salisbury is Wiltshire’s historic capital – A tiny city of 40,000, with a thousand years of history. Just a 45 minute drive from Southampton, Salisbury is one of the finest possible pit stops for any lover of history and is simply beautiful to the objective eye.

Circa 1217 BC, after the clergy abandoned the truly ancient site of Old Sarum and the its cathedral, the formation of Salisbury began in earnest. The city quickly rose to prominence and was one of the largest cities in the country by the reign of Henry VIII (1491-1547).

The city didn’t remain so prominent but has always maintained a sense of bygone times and its former glory and one is confronted with an impression of England-past when exploring the various sights of the city.

Salisbury Cathedral, the tallest medieval cathedral in Europe, is the true bastion of Salisbury’s magnificent history. The main building was completed in 1258, the lofty spire added in 1320 raising the building to an astonishing 123m tall. The building has awed spectators for centuries; visible for miles around, it is a historic beacon that draws visitors to the city.

The city itself will not disappoint, with a wide variety of restaurants and pubs (some up to 800 years old) for you to explore and plenty of accommodation in which to rest.

Visit Stonehenge

Only 15 minutes out of Salisbury stands one of the world’s most intriguing monuments. The infinitely mysterious Stonehenge. Built over 4,000 years ago for unknown reasons, the ginormous stones – some of which were dragged 140 miles from wales – still stand erect, challenging and engaging us with their pure antiquity.

Spending a night in Salisbury makes this unforgettable landmark all the more accessible. A private guided tour will allow you to interact with the area surrounding Stonehenge, learning from an expert the history and the myths of Neolithic Britain. You won’t just see Stonehenge; you’ll discover the lesser known Avebury stone circle (the largest stone circle in Europe), West Kennet Long-barrow, Woodhenge and much more!

Visit Winchester

The city of Winchester can rival any of our county’s cities for pure historical value. From iron age beginnings, after roman occupation, it became the capital of Wessex and a powerhouse of a city after the Norman landings in 1066. Today, it has maintained a sense of this rich history, the highlight being the stunning cathedral, construction of which began in 1079. All of this can be enjoyed in just 25 minutes from Southampton and 45 minutes from Salisbury. Any tour can easily accomodate this charming Hampshire city.

This a small example of the rich history available to you when you disembark in Southampton, other locations include…. Taking an 8 seater private tour transferis a magical experience, turning transit into a truly enlightening experience – making the most of southern England’s historical effervescence.

  • Southampton – Stonehenge – Salisbury – London heathrow Airport Terminals
  • Southampton – Lacok Village – Cotswolds – Bath – Central london
  • Southampton – Stonehenge – Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) – Southampton / London
  • Southampton – Winchester – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Southampton
  • Southampton – Stonehenge Access – Traditional Country Pub Lunch – Southampton/ London

The Stonehenge Travel and Tour Company
Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours
The Local Travel Experts

The South West of England is an area alive with history. Our private guided trips are designed to maximize your experience of the area in whatever time you have available.

The South West of England is an area alive with history, a landscape overflowing with beauty, an expanse that beckons to all budding adventurers it is so saturated with culture! From some of Europe’s most important iron age monuments, through Medieval cities, to verdant scenery and breath-taking panoramas that could rival anywhere in the country.Stonehenge Travel is dedicated to exhibiting the best the South West has to offer; private tours to all its finest locations, in a combination that suits you.

Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours

Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours

Our bespoke tours allow you to make your journey though the South West truly unique. Expert local guides can give you a private exhibition of the countryside we hold dear- illustrating the history and myths that inspire our passion in the area in which we live. Our tours aim to be consistently entertaining and enlightening – unlocking the secrets of the area that larger tour bus groups miss and creating brand new experts in the process! Our itineraries aim to strike a balance between well-trodden sites of significance and lesser known areas – original, imaginative, well-paced and carefully considered. Crucially, our itineraries are built around you – let us know where you want to go.

Our private guided trips are designed to maximize your experience of South West Britain in whatever time you have available.

We strongly believe that if you’re only doing it once, you should do It properly! In total comfort in our eight-seater tour buses, with panoramic widows to take in the delights that pass you between all our destinations, with an expert tour guide, avoiding the crowds at all the finest destinations.

Our Stonehenge and Salisbury tours for example, both of which ensure both an enlightening and relaxing experience – tailored to your timeframe.

Taking in the enigmatic 4,000-year-old monoliths of Stonehenge, and the magnificent 120m spire of Salisbury cathedral in a time period that suits you, because whatever suits you is what suits us. You can see them quickly, or we can take you on a journey through Salisbury, learning about its rich history; stopping off at one of its many pubs and we can show you the area around Stonehenge, taking in the various sites of prehistoric significance.

And for the true lovers of the prehistoric mystery of Stonehenge… Our exclusive scheduled small group Stonehenge sunset / sunrise special access tours depart throughout the year.

Once the crowds have departed you can experience the ancient stones up close and personal. Our exclusive access allows you, on these special occasions only, inside the inner ring of the stones. You can interact directly with our nations Neolithic treasures as our guides give you an in-depth insight into the strange history of the famous monoliths

Book early to avoid disappointment!

The Stonehenge Travel and Tour Company
Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours
The Local Travel Experts

Airport / Sea Port / City Transfers and Private Hire in Salisbury

Transfer to or from Salisbury in one of our luxury 9-seater minivans and in care of one our highly experienced and licensed driver / guides who offer much more than simply a transfer.

Salisbury Transfer Tours

Luxury 9-Seater Mini Vans – 1-8 Guests + Luggage – Exceptional Service with Expert Driver-Guide

Salisbury Transfers and Privare Hire

• Airport transfers to/from Salisbury
• UK airport, seaport, airport and train station transfers
• Exceptional service with a local licensed driver
• 1-8 guests + luggage.
• Luxury 9-seater minivans.

Popular Transfer / Tour Services

• London(s) Airport to Salisbury- Salisbury to London Aiport(s)
• London Heathrow to Salisbury – Salisbury to London Heathrow
• Southampton to Salisbury – Salisbury to Southampton
• Portland to Salisbury – Salisbury to Portland
• Cotswolds to Salisbury – Salisbury to the Cotswolds

Salisbury to/from One Way from: Return from:
London Heathrow / Windsor £169 £345
West London (Kensington, Paddington etc.) £195 £365
London Airport / Centre £189 £169
Southampton (Centre / Docks / Airport) £139 £365
Bath £149 £295

We are a small family-run business based in Salisbury. We offer discreet, bespoke and entertaining private guided sightseeing tours in the comfort you deserve. Our tour itineraries are original, imaginative, well-paced and carefully balanced. 

The Stonehenge Travel and Tour Company
Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours
The Local Experts

DISCOVER THE GREAT WEST WAY: PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS / TRANSFERS 2019

The Great West Way is a new sightseeing route, stretching between London and Bristol. It follows a 125 mile route based on the one of the first Great Roads commissioned by the Kings of England.

Get off the beaten track to discover the towns and villages that make up this diverse meandering path through southern England.

It’s for slow travellers just as interested in the journey, and the colourful characters encountered along the way. And the big adventures that lead to unexpected diversions. The long-awaited pilgrimage to Stonehenge, perhaps, that leads to the secret stones of Avebury and 4,000 years of history you never knew existed. It’s about saying yes to new experiences and delighting in smaller, simple, special things – as well as the superlatives

The Great West Way Touring Route

5 reasons to visit the new Great West Way from London to Bristol
The Great English Countryside
The stately homes (and impressive castles)
The vibrant and varied culture
Cosy pubs
The picture-perfect villages

We offer private customised guided tours / transfers departing from London, Salisbury, Bath and Bristol following the Great West Way. These are ideal for individuals, families and small groups visiting the area. Our custom guided tours can be full day, overnight or even 3 – 5 day tours. We have many years experience and would be delighted to assist with your travel plans. Drop us an email with group size, anticipated travel dates and we wll send some options and prices.

Great West Road Links:
Visit Britain
DISCOVER THE GREAT WEST WAY
Visit Wiltshire
Wanderlust

The Stonehenge Travel and Tour Company
Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours
The Local Experts

Stonehenge in its Prehistoric World : New Stonehenge display reveals ancient tensions

The exhibition explores Britain’s roller coaster relationship with Europe.

An exhibition called Making Connections: Stonehenge in its Prehistoric World opens today (Friday 12th October).

Objects from the exhibition

Objects from the Stonehenge exhibition

It showcases among some of the most prized objects in the British Museums’ collection of ancient Britain and Europe.

English Heritage and the British Museum have come together to stage the exhibition which examines the shifting relationship between the British Isles and mainland Europe during the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.

Among some of the artifacts on display include three chalk cylinders from around 3000BC found with the burial of a child in North Yorkshire, a gold neckpiece made around 4000 years ago, and a 6,500 year old jade axe.

Making Connections: Stonehenge in its Prehistoric World opens on 12 October and runs until 21st April 2019.

It’s among a number of events English Heritage is holding to mark 100 years since local couple Cecil and Mary Chubb gifted the monument to the nation.

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 5:30am 12th October 2018.  Source

The Stonehenge Travel and Tour Company
Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours
The Local Experts

How the current heatwave is providing unprecedented opportunities for archaeologists

Gold-rush style excitement as researchers scramble into aircraft and fly drones to find the outlines of previously hidden remains before the rain makes them disappear again.

Historic-sites-heatwave-10

Newly discovered crop marks showing the outline of a prehistoric or Roman farm near Langstone, Newport, south Wales (RCAHMW/SWNS)

The current heatwave is providing a near-unprecedented bonanza for archaeologists, as scorched conditions all over Britain expose the previously undiscovered or long-hidden outlines of everything from ancient fortifications to remnants of the Second World War.

In what was described as “a frantic race against time and weather”, archaeologists are scrambling into aeroplanes or flying drones to search for the outlines which are visible from the air as “crop marks”, before they are once more erased by rain.

In Wales alone the new discoveries have included an early medieval cemetery in south Gwynedd, a Roman villa in the Vale of Glamorgan, a prehistoric or Roman farm near Newport and a Roman fortlet near Magor, south Wales.

Members of the public are spotting the signs of everything from Bronze Age burial grounds in their local park to long-forgotten Second World War air raid shelters in back gardens and schools.

And for the professionals, something akin to archaeological gold-rush fever has set in.

“It’s hugely exciting,” said Louise Barker, a senior archaeological investigator at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW). “There have been whole new discoveries, covering all periods of time.

“Our senior aerial investigator Dr Toby Driver is flying all over Wales, going over landscapes and saying, ‘Oh my goodness, there is something I never expected down there.’ He says so much new archaeology is showing it is incredible.

“There probably hasn’t been anything like this for more than 40 years. It is pretty spectacular.”

Source: The Independent

Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours
The Local Experts
http://www.StonehengeTravel.co.uk

 

 

 

2018 Stonehenge Private Access Inner Circle Tours from Salisbury with the Local Experts

EXCLUSIVE STONEHENGE INNER CIRCLE PRIVATE ACCESS TOURS

This is a rare opportunity to visit one of the most popular and mystifing Prehistoric sites in the world. Our Stonehenge private access tours are either early morning (sunrise) or evening (sunset) event.  We will be able to walk amongst the stones and stand within the stone circle!

FB_IMG_1461735139215

Stonehenge Special Access Sunrise Tour

“We believe that your guided tour should be truly unforgettable, so we don’t take any chances. The expert knowledge of all our specialists allows us to select the best possible transport, guides and excursions to suit your tastes and budget..”

IMPORTANT STONEHENGE ACCESS INFORMATION:
Normal viewing only permits access from the path that surrounds the circle. Stonehenge dates from 3100BC, and you will be walking where very few people have access. Your expert guide will explain some of the theories behind this amazing feat of Prehistoric construction.

Our Stonehenge Special Access visits are available most but not all months of the year, (no visits in October and November and are not available on and around the midsummer’s day). Evening Special Access is only available in the summer months.

20160705_211133

Stonehenge special access inner circle tour

STONEHENGE AND SALSBURY GUIDED TOURS
We offer a wide variety of ways of getting to Stonehenge from Salisbury or even Bath, Southampton and London. Which is best for you will depend upon how much time you have and which other places you would like to combine with your visit. Typical itineraries include Salisbury Cathedral, Woodhenge, Durrington Walls, The Cursus, Avebury Stone Circle, West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill, Glastonbury Tor and Abbey.

We can even arrage for our guides to meet you at the monument itself for exclusive inner circle tours and the greater landscape,

“Stonehenge was awarded World Heritage status for both ancient culture and its natural attributes, and it is worthwhile for anyone visiting the ladscape to look beyond the monument and learn something of its significance.”

Don’t take a chance on your ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to visit one of the most important pre-historic monuments in the World. The approved Stonehenge Travel Company are considered as the local Stonehenge experts and a trusted brand in Stonehenge tours for overseas visitors to England. We employ the very best tourist guides who know and will share so much more than just the basic facts!

Demand for English Heritage special access tickets far exceeds supply, dates are often sold out many months in advance. Do not expect to get tickets without ordering well in advance. Visit our website for more details.

Stonehenge and Salisbury Guided Tours
The Local Experts!
www.StonehengeTravel.co.uk

 

 

%d bloggers like this: