9. 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.
Visit Salisbury Cathedral, and be welcomed by a specialist Salisbury Cathedral Guide and given an introductory talk before their tour.
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.