“Ancient mystery, Georgian romance & Royal residence”
Tour Highlights: Stonehenge monument, Stonehenge museum & visitor center, beautiful Georgian Bath, The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pulteney Bridge, Jane Austin Museum, breathtaking countryside views, Windsor Castle, Queen Mary`s Doll House, The State & Semi State Apartments, St George’s Chapel & Eton College.
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 continue our journey even further west, where we arrive at the most wonderful natural valley to bear witness to the Georgian elegance that is the city of Bath. Bath is an architectural masterpiece, one of Europe` most beautiful and elegant cities. The building of Bath was a result of one of those moments in history when individual self interest, community interest, idealism and commerce, wonder and taste, love and money all point in the same direction.
After taking lunch at one of the city’s` finest eateries and we tour the ancient Roman Baths and visit the 1,000 year old Bath Abbey. We then begin our tour of the historic city centre including visiting the most beautiful streets in England, The Royal Crescent and the Circus.
Our final stop of the day will be at Windsor 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 and Semi State Apartments, Queen Mary`s doll house, the magnificent St. Georges Chapel where 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 early 13th Century and also is home to the Kennedy Memorial.
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