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From London: Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury Day Trip

1. From London: Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge & Salisbury Day Trip

Mystical Stonehenge You'll never forget your first glimpse of spectacular Stonehenge, its monolithic rocks rising up against the skyline on Salisbury Hill. Theories abound about the mysterious rock formation. Was it intended as a religious temple? An astronomical clock? A Bronze Age burial ground? Salisbury Sample the splendor of Salisbury! Soaring into the skyline, the spire of Salisbury Cathedral stands at an astounding 123m (404ft)! Erected 800 years ago, the revolutionary spire is considered one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. Delve into the charms of the bustling market at your leisure. Bath Standing proudly on the slopes of the River Avon, beautiful Bath was the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The gorgeous 15th century Bath Abbey, the stunning Georgian architecture, the romantic Pulteney Bridge, modeled on Florence's Ponte Vecchio, are all sights to linger on in the memory of your day. Explore the delights of Bath at your leisure. Windsor  Windsor is a stunning English town, rich in history and located on the River Thames. The town is famed for its royal connections, and is home to Windsor Castle which is the queen’s official residence. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside, it has a diverse mix of history, culture and heritage so is well worth visiting while in the UK.  This tour will finish at approximately 8:00 PM in London.

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Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

2. Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath & Salisbury Tour from London

Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape of the west of England on a 10-hour tour from London, and learn about the rich heritage of its pagan past and royal history in Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath. Departing from central London, drive west to the monoliths of Stonehenge, which have confounded people for over 5,000 years. Having baffled historians and archeologists as to how it was built, your guide will explain some of the theories. Continue to the market town of Salisbury, best known for its 13th-century cathedral. Built during the reign of Henry III, it boasts the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom at 404 feet (123 meters), and is one of the finest examples of early Gothic English architecture. Marvel at the Magna Carta, the famous agreement made between King John and his barons at Runnymede in 1215, and now housed in the Chapter House. Then, drive to Bath on the slopes of the River Avon. Explore the first city in England to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gorgeous 15th-century Abbey, stunning Georgian architecture and romantic Pulteney Bridge - modeled on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence - are all sights to linger at. You will be free to explore on your own, with plenty of time for tea at the Pump Rooms, or a visit to the Jane Austen Centre. Explore Royal history with a visit to the queen's official residence, Windsor Castle: witness the changing tastes in decor of the State Apartments over centuries of monarchs living there; see paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci and Rembrandt; admire Queen Mary's dolls house, the most famous dolls house in the world; and see St George's Chapel, the final resting place for several monarchs.

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Private Tour: Stonehenge, Winchester, & Salisbury

3. Private Tour: Stonehenge, Winchester, & Salisbury

Head southwest from London on this private, chauffeur driven tour through bucolic English countryside through the counties of Wiltshire and Hampshire. It is a 90-minute journey, but you will be traveling in style and the views are superb. All comforts are taken care of, including a pick-up from your central London hotel at a time to suit you. Once you arrive in Winchester head for the Norman cathedral, former place of pilgrimage and last burial site of Jane Austen. Its interior is magnificent and has seen the weddings and funerals of ancient kings and queens, and the coronation of Richard The Lionheart. Next move on to Salisbury, located on the confluence of 5 rivers. The 13th-Century city is dominated by its Anglican cathedral, which boasts the tallest church spire in England. Inside you can find the best-preserved copy of the Magna Carta. You will then drive to Stonehenge, one of the most mysterious places on earth. Its purpose remains unknown but it stands eerily aloof on Salisbury Plain, a chalk plateau that still reveals evidence of Roman roads. This tour is ideal for couples that want to explore on their own and travel in style, but it can also be customized for families or groups of up to 6 people. If you wish, and for an extra fee, you can opt to add a Blue Badge Guide to give you an immersive tour throughout the day.

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What people are saying about Salisbury Cathedral

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 130 reviews

Very satisfied with the points you want to see. The high point is that you can see Stonehenge carefully. There are four places that are busy in one place, so it can't be helped. The guide was the best geisha.

A great tour to see the maximum in 1 day. The guide, who called himself the best guide in the whole world, turned out to be like that :) A rather comfortable journey without many hours of travel.

Bruce was great! Knows many things and very personable. I was disappointed that the Salisbury portion was cut out, but it was a full complete day regardless.

Well-rounded tour

Great experience at all sites. Tour guide Marc was very informative and provided clear directions at each location

Great Experience!

Saul and Bond made a great day for my wife and I. Will comeback for sure if the opportunity comes.