Combine a tour of mysterious Stonehenge
with a visit to the town of Salisbury, with free time
for shopping and lunch on your own.
The purpose of the world's most famous stone circle
still remains a mystery. Its origins go back as far
as the Pyramids. What today's visitor sees are the mighty
remains of a sequence of monuments erected between 3000
and 1000 BC. Most well known are the trilithons, large
doorframe-shaped stone arrangements, made up of two
standing stones, topped by a lintel stone, which is
actually fixed by mortice-and-tenon joints. The stones
are aligned so that on the midsummer and midwinter solstices
the sun shines straight through the circle onto the
central Heel Stone.
Next, proceed to the beautiful Cathedral City of Salisbury.
On arrival, a guided walking tour takes you past the
landmark Cathedral that was built between 1220 and 1258
and is the only English medieval cathedral to be constructed
in a uniform design. Following your guided stroll, take
time to explore further on your own and enjoy lunch
at one of the city's delightful eateries or browse for
souvenirs before re-joining your guide for the return