A visit to an ancient World Heritage Site and the home of the Magna Carta
This Day Excursion from London is a real treat, as we get to explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the most famous and mysterious stone circle on the planet at Stonehenge - plus a visit to a 13th Century Gothic Cathdral which is home to one of only 4 copies of the MagnaCarta at Salisbury Cathedral.
Stonehenge is of course a massive prehistoric monument, a ring of standing stones - whose builders and its purpose remain a mystery.
Join me in a walk in the footsteps of our Neolithic ancestors, and enjoy the Stonehenge Exhibition at the fantastic new English Heritage Visitor Centre.
Salisbury Cathedral is a13th century Gothic masterpiece that has the tallest spire in Great Britain, and its beautiful stone decoration and is home to one of only four original copies of the Great Charter of 1215 (more commonly known as the Magna Carta, which is the very foundation of national constitutions of both the UK and USA.
I shall Meet and Greet you at your London hotel or preferred pick-up location.
We say all exit London through the English Countryside to head directly to Stonehenge English Heritage Site (journey time 2 hours).
You might like to take Refreshments before visiting the Stone Circle - and the Museum at the Visitor Centre can be enjoyed while at this UNESCO World Heritage Site (visit time total 2. 5 hours).
Lunch can be enjoyed at a Traditional English Pub en route to the famous old Market Town of Salisbury (1. 5 hours).
We shall visit Salisbury Cathedral, a 13th century Gothic place of worship.
The Cathedral has the tallest spire and the largest cloister of any church in Great Britain - and on our visit we will also get to view one of only 4 copies of the world famous Magna Carta document, which dates back to 1215 (visit time 1. 5 hours).
After a full day of exploration I shall glide you back to your London base while we reflect on an eventful day's sightseeing (journey time 2. 5 hours).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I shall meet and greet you in the hotel lobby where you are staying - or any preferred pick-up location in Central London.
I shall identify myself by showing you my guiding badges which clearly have my name displayed.
My Transport for London Authority Cab Drivers Licence Number is clearly displayed on the front and rear windscreens of my Licensed London Black Cab.
End location: I shall return you back to your hotel - or any preferred Central London location at the conclusion of your Tour.
Duration: 10 hours
My vehicle is a traditional London Black Cab - the latest highest spec model, a (2017) TX4 Elegance, with a 2.8 litre engine, ideal for any journeys outside of London, and fully air-conditioned.
My Black Cab can comfortably sit up to 5 Passengers and is fully Wheelchair Accessible, has a good size luggage compartment for suitcases or shopping requirements, and provides central locking for additional security.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 GBP - 30 Meals and Refreshments
16.50 Entry Fee to Stonehenge (which I am happy to advance in order that you can skip the line).
Entry to Salisbury Cathedral is by donation only.
I am not a Blue Badge Guide which means that although I can accompany you inside the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey I cannot guide inside these historical monuments.
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