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GHOSTS OF THE STONE AGE - PRIVATE TOUR
Neolithic monuments and megaliths forged in a mysterious landscape.


Day tour from London in private vehicle with accredited driver-guide.
For couples, families or small private groups (up to 7 persons). Subject to availability.
Timings: 8am-5pm. Pick-up and drop-off at any central London hotel or residence.
Prices: 1-2 passengers = £640.00; 3-4 pass = £680.00; 5-7 pass = £720.00.
Any admission fees are extra and usually payable on entry. Booking enquiries.



ITINERARY:

UNEXPAINED SILBURY AND THE GHOSTS OF KENNETT

After an initial fast-track out from London, this tour takes us back in time and deep into the county of Wiltshire. First we have the option of exploring the largest prehistoric burial mound in the country, the West Kennet Long Barrow, where once skeletons of the ancient were laid in its multitude of underground chambers. Nearby is Silbury Hill, the world's largest man-made pre-historic mound. Strangely conical in shape, it was made unsafe by multiple excavations and thus has kept its secrets as to its use or meaning.
● Usually open daily.
● Free entry.
● Your guide will conduct the tour.

HAUNTED AVEBURY
Next, we make our way to the spooky village of Avebury, locked-in by the largest stone circle in Britain. Discover the Devil's Chair, where it is said the dark one himself may be summoned, or the murderous Barber Stone, which exacted a terrible revenge on a villager who tried knock it down. Lunch is an option at a haunted pub within the circle.
● Usually open daily.
● Free entry.
● Your guide will conduct the tour.

MYSTERIOUS WOODHENGE
In the afternoon we make the journey south, discussing along the way the huge ancient chalk carvings that decorate the slopes of local hills. Soon, we reach Woodhenge and the ancient settlement of Durrington Walls. Latest finds from recent digs around this area will help us theorise on the meaning of the landscape.
● Usually open daily.
● Free entry.
● Your guide will conduct the tour.

SUPERNATURAL STONEHENGE
Then our day reaches its climax, as we enter the mysterious World Heritage site of Stonehenge itself, an ancient stone structure older than the pyramids of Egypt, and a rare surviving monument of the pre-historic world. Some have a deep fascination with this place, and wonder about its meaning. Those not so swayed by the stones’ magical charms are left pondering the biggest mystery of all - how on Earth did they get there? Finally, on the drive home, reflect on the biggest mystery surrounding these places... just why did Captain Caveman become Fred Flintstone?
● Usually open daily.
● Tickets must be pre-booked.
● Your guide will conduct the tour.



TOUR PRICES:

FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR FROM LONDON (8am-5pm)

PRICE
(not including entrance fees)

TOUR BY PRIVATE CAR (1-2 passengers)

£640.00
(+ any entrance fees)

TOUR BY PRIVATE CAR (3-4 passengers)

£680.00
(+ any entrance fees)

TOUR BY PRIVATE CAR (5-7 passengers)

£720.00
(+ any entrance fees)



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BOOKING POLICY AND NOTES:
Bookings are dealt with on a one-to-one basis via e-mail only.
To secure your preferred date we recommend booking well in advance.
We do not accept bookings with less than 72 hours notice.
All tours subject to availability. Booking will not go ahead until availability is confirmed.
Tour is not guaranteed to go ahead until 100% of payment is received.
We do not usually pre-book tickets for attractions. We recommended these are paid
  for at the gate on the day. In circumstances where pre-booking is the only option for
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Administration fees may be added for extensive itineraries or advance ticket booking.
We do not arrange flights, accommodation, travel tickets or tickets for special events.
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PRACTICAL TOUR INFO:

Important note: 'Private tour' means a privately chartered guided tour. It does not entail exclusive private access. We do not offer tours to individuals wishing to join a larger group (for this you require a scheduled coach tour operator).

Timings: A recommended start time ensures the tour runs to schedule. The duration of this tour is timed from pick-up to drop-off and usually includes built-in stops for photo opportunities, facilities, and a one-hour lunch break.

Pick-up/drop-off: You can be picked-up for your tour anywhere in the central London area, whether at your hotel, place of residence, or venue of your request. The same applies as a dropping-off point after the tour. Tours from London may use fastest routes.

Vehicle: Our typical vehicle is a luxury people carrier. Usually a high-spec 7-passenger Mercedes, with leather seats, armrests, headrests, air-conditioning, tinted windows, front and rear electric sunroof, sliding passenger doors and luggage space.

Driver-Guide: Our presentable, professional and friendly guides drive fully insured private vehicles and carry the British 'Blue Badge' accreditation allowing them to conduct tours, walks and interior visits of major London venues and other UK attractions.

Tour: The main tour is conducted personally by the guide, providing knowledgeable commentary, and assisting with practical issues. Sections of the tour may be conducted by in-house docents or using audio devices, but your guide may still escort you.

Lunch: An appropriate restaurant, traditional pub, or sandwich stop can be arranged for lunch (note: tour price does not include food or refreshments). Alternatively, you may want to bring a pre-packed lunch. The guide may take a rest during this period.

Clothing: Clients should dress appropriately making allowances for the changeable British weather, outdoor activities or visiting churches, etc. Our main tip is to dress comfortably. For more tips to help make your tour even more enjoyable click here.

Format: The tour has been specially researched and designed by our staff (copyright applies) and is exclusive to Your London Tours & associates. Selected elements of different tours may be combined to create other tour options.

General: Rest assured with Your London Tours: All our tours are tailored to YOUR requirements. The guide will be exclusively dedicated to your family or group during the tour itself, so you will be able to relax and enjoy your day.



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