Our best selling Stonehenge and Bath tour just got better. We now include Salisbury Cathedral and a champagne reception at the new fabulous visitor centre and an expert talk about the ancient landscape and recent theories. (11 hours of value added sightseeing) Click here for full itinerary

Highlights:Visit Stonehenge
Includes Champagne reception at Stonehenge
Entrance to Stonehenge included
Professional driver and luxury air-conditioned mini coach (maximum 17 people)
Visit scenic Lacock Village
Scenic drive through the Salisbury plains
Plus entrance to Salisbury Cathedral & free time in Bath

Visit the World Heritage City of Bath
Our morning begins in picturesque city of Bath that boast beautiful Georgian neo classical architecture and is also the home to the Royal Crescent, unique Pulteney Bridge and the fabulous Abbey. Join us for a walking tour of this World Heritage city once home to Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Gainsborough, Lord Nelson and Beau Nash or alternatively why not visit the
Roman Baths?

Afterwards, we enjoy a scenic drive through the leafy lanes of the Cotwold’s to visit the national trust village of Lacock where we stop fo rlunch. (*Roman Baths and lunch not included in the price.)

Historical Lacock Village in the Cotswolds
Lacock is a little known, picturesque village dating back to the Saxon era. Many of the beautiful buildings originally formed part of an extensive monastic complex and are now owned by The National Trust. So pretty is the village that it has provided the setting for many movies and television dramas including Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and more recently Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. We will take a delightful walk before we enjoy lunch in The George Inn, a vintage English pub built in 1361.
(Please note on rare occasions we may need to eat at another pub if the chosen pub is closed for a special function.)

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
In the early afternoon we head to Salisbury to visit the vibrant Cathedral. Dating back to the thirteenth century, this magnificent building is also home to the tallest spire in Britain and the best preserved Magna Carta that is nearly 800 years old. This is the best preserved of the four remaining copies. The Cathedral also houses the world’s oldest working clock!

Champagne reception and private talk at Stonehenge
Finally we head to Stonehenge where we enjoy a private talk away from the crowds.Taking advantage of the fabulous new visitor centre, one of the local expert guides will give us an entertaining overview of life at the site. Hear stories of marriage proposals, druid re-enactments, famous visitors and more, while being served Champagne and homemade shortbread. A full visit to Stonehenge is also included.

We also visit the medieval village of Lacock which has hardly changed in the past 500 years. With its magnificent abbey, half timbered cottages and greystone houses it recently provided the perfect setting for the filming of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”. Maybe enjoy lunch in the George In

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After thousands of years, Stonehenge has had a makeover. But visitors may initially feel something is missing: the prehistoric monument itself. Tourists will now arrive at a gleaming new visitor center about a mile and a half from Stonehenge. It’s a teasing introduction, with a 360-degree Cinerama-style “virtual tour” along with an exhibition about the Neolithic Britons who built Stonehenge starting 5,000 years ago.

Visitors look at the audio-visual exhibits at Stonehenge  Alastair Grant / AP

Visitors look at the audio-visual exhibits at Stonehenge Alastair Grant / AP

The busy road that once ferried thousands of cars a day past the stones is being closed and grassed over, and visitors now will be bused to the stones on a special shuttle. Or they can walk, exploring paths and an ancient processional route that for years has been cut in half by asphalt.

2014 will prove a vintage year to visit Stonehenge.  Join a guided tour from London and experience the new visitor centre for yourself.  Stonehenge Guided Tours also offer special access tours giving a truly unique experience within the inner circle of Stonehenge at sunrise or sunset.
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New exhibition and visitor centre at Stonehenge to open on 18th December 2013

The front elevation of the new visitor centre at Stonehenge -

The front elevation of the new visitor centre at Stonehenge

The first phase of the long-awaited improvements of the visitor experience of Stonehenge will be launched to the public before the year is out. English Heritage, which looks after Stonehenge, explained that the new building – located 1.5 miles from the World Heritage Site in Wiltshire – will house the first ever museum-quality permanent exhibition dedicated to the site. The exhibition is to be curated by English Heritage experts and will include a 360-degree virtual experience so that visitors can ‘stand in the stones’ before they enter a gallery presenting the facts and theories surrounding the monument through various displays and nearly 300 prehistoric artefacts. The archaeological finds exhibited were all discovered inside Stonehenge and many are on public display for the first time.

The approach to Stonehenge on the A303 road in 1930

The approach to Stonehenge on the A303 road in 1930 –

The centre will open with the first of many special temporary exhibitions. Set in Stone? How our ancestors saw Stonehenge will chart over 800 years of ideas and debate, from 12th-century legends to radiocarbon dating reports in the 1950s and will feature objects on loan from many national museums. “This world famous monument, perpetually described as a mystery, finally has a place in which to tell its story,” says Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage. “The exhibition will change the way people experience and think about Stonehenge forever – beyond the clichés and towards a meaningful inquiry into an extraordinary human achievement in the distant past. It will put at its centre the individuals associated with its creation and use, and I am very proud with what we have to unveil to the world in December.” Changes have also been made to the surroundings of the actual monument. These include the Avenue, Stonehenge’s ancient processional approach, which has been reconnected to the stone circle after being severed by the A344 road for centuries. The area will be grassy and free of traffic. A group of reconstructed Neolithic houses are scheduled to be opened by Easter 2014. The houses are the focal point of the outdoor gallery and are particularly special given that they have been built by volunteers and the structures are based on houses where the builders of Stonehenge may have lived. The interiors will even come with furniture and fittings. –

Written by Martha Alexander: Britain Magazine: See more at: http://www.britain-magazine.com/news/december-opening-for-new-stonehenge-visitor-centre/#sthash.S3981D7Q.dpuf

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