“Ancient mystery & Royal residence”
Tour Highlights: Stonehenge monument, Stonehenge museum & visitor centre, Windsor Castle, Queen Mary`s Doll House, State Apartments, St George’s Chapel , Eton College, The Chiltern countryside and River Thames.
We start our day early and journey south west to one of the most important ancient monuments in the World and UNESCO Heritage Site, Stonehenge. The structure is almost 5,000 years old. A temple to the winds, part of a complex prehistoric landscape, a masterpiece of engineering built by a sophisticated people, an ancient cathedral aligned to the movements of the sun. One can only be moved by the mystery of this remarkable monument. We question the purpose of construction and the force of nature behind the timeless grandeur.
We then make our way to Windsor, taking lunch at a traditional Thames side Inn in Eton before we prepare ourselves for the Castle.
Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle in the world. The monarchy has been connected to this magnificent site for almost 1,000 years. Her Majesty, the Queen uses Windsor not only as an official Royal Residence but also would regard it as her private home. In fact most of her leisure time is spent here. We tour the opulent State Apartments, Queen Mary`s doll house, the magnificent St. Georges Chapel and we learn of the ancient Order of the Garter, the most noble rank of knights in the Kingdom. There is time to explore the pretty town of Windsor before we make our reluctant way home.
On our return journey back to London we pass historic Runnymede, which bore witness to the signing of the Magna Carta in the 13th Century and also is home to the Kennedy Memorial.
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