November 2015


Exclusive VIP Tours at Stonehenge (UK).  Read the full story on the CNN News Channel here

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You’ll need to book a VIP tour if you want a Stonehenge shot like this

It’s every traveller’s nightmare: You finally make it to one of the wonders of the world only to find a horde of other tourists already there tarnishing your view.

 

But there’s an alternative if you don’t want your perfect shot of Stonehenge ruined.

Stonehenge Tours inked a special arrangement with preservation agency English Heritage to offer privileged access to the Stone Circle at dawn and dusk when the site is closed to the general public.

Of course, there’s a slight catch.

Demand for VIP access far exceeds the sporadic supply, and the £97 ($149) tours are often sold out months in advance.

Book a Stonehenge VIP special access tour in advance here

Stonehenge Guided Tours
The Stonehenge Experts
http://www.StonehengeTours.com

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Join a small group Stonehenge guided tour and learn more about the Druids.

A unique look at the dramatic landscapes, rich history and picturesque villages surrounding Stonehenge, Salisbury and the Plain.

Binky.jpgFrom our Land Rover Discovery (As used on Safaris the world over) you will enjoy an on and off road experience, resulting in dramatic vantage points, unique plants and animals and visits to places around Salisbury and Stonehenge that your average tour bus just cannot match. In the company of our fully qualified and licensed drivers, you are sure to have a blast.

“A unique look at the dramatic landscapes, rich history and picturesque villages surrounding Stonehenge, Salisbury and the Plain”

Our Journey begins from Salisbury train station (local hotels or combined with our Stonehenge private tours or popular helicopter flights), this tour takes in Wiltshire’s delightful villages such as Wilton, Wishford, the Langfords and Stoford offering a picturesque view of Salisbury unavailable from the usual bus tours.

“Capture your memories at stunning locations. Down small roads and byways that are inaccessible by Coach, Bus or Car”

From here we take a short trip down the A303 before turning off at Yarnbury Castle. (the first view of the Plain is breathtaking we promise) Following some very rough byways (don’t worry we go slowly and our Land Rover is more than up to the job) we stop next to Parsonage Down Nature Reserve for more spectacular views and a short photo and refreshment break, before climbing back in and making the trip across the Plain as only a Land Rover can! We pop out just west of the tiny village of Shrewton and make our way via Larkhill (Home of the Royal Artillery and birthplace of the Royal Air force) to see an alternative view of Stonehenge (This view puts the stones in a real perspective, set in the landscape and seen as they would have been for thousands of years) One last off road trip will see us hit the roads again and make our way back to Salisbury for the end of the tour.

A 2 hour tour will cost £120 with a £10 supplement per person up to a maximum of 6 people. each tour can be tailored to suit your taste if needed.

Guests can be driven to Stonehenge visitors centre or perhaps Durrington Walls and collected at a pre-arranged time for ongoing travel at additional cost.

A four hour tour will cost £230 with a £10 supplement per person up to a maximum of 6 people and includes a more detailed glimpse at the monuments above with the opportunity to explore the area on foot with one of our guides and really get a sense of what the plain can offer.

All tours will include refreshments which include biscuits and a flask of tea or coffee.

Click here for our unique 4*4 Stonehenge Safari experience

Gift Voucher(s) also available

Customised Private Tour Service
This 2 hour landrover experience can be booked separately or easily combined with our customised private tours with departures from London, Southampton, Salisbury, Bath or Oxford.

Contact us for a quote – it may be cheaper than you think: experts@stonehengetours.com

The Stonehenge Experts
www.StonehengeTours.com

Providing unique experiences since 1995

‘THE STONE MONUMENT IS ICONIC, BUT IT’S ONLY A LITTLE PART OF THE WHOLE THING’

The New York Times has an interesting roundup of recent discoveries made at and around Stonehenge that could shed new light on the famous monument and the people who built it nearly 5,000 years ago. Last month, archaeologists dug up an ancient house at an area called Blick Mead about a mile from Stonehenge. Built around 4300 BC, they believe the house is one of the oldest in England. In September, a team of archaeologists using radar imaging found what they believe are 90 standing stones buried at another nearby site called Durrington Walls. Teams also think they’ve found where Stonehenge’s builders lived around 2600 BC. Fatty acids still inside ancient pots show the people of the time had a “very meat-heavy diet” of grilled and boiled pork and beef with some apples, berries, and hazelnuts.

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But despite the recent discoveries, the major question remains: Why was Stonehenge built? Some archaeologists believe it was a “land of the dead” used to honor the builders’ ancestors, the Times reports. Others believe it was the opposite: an area renowned for its life-giving healing properties. A team used an isotope contained in ancient cattle teeth to deduce people came to the area around Stonehenge from far and wide. Archaeologists are also left wondering if Stonehenge was built atop a site that was already revered by ancient peoples. For example, charcoal and bones found in nearby pits left by large posts—possibly totem poles—date back to nearly 8000 BC. “The stone monument is iconic,” one archaeologist says. “But it’s only a little part of the whole thing.” Read the full story here.


Learn all about the new discoveries on one of our Stonehenge tours
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