Private Viewing of Stonehenge
Most visitors to Stonehenge are not allowed direct access to the stones. On this special day trip from London, you’ll be invited to enter the stone circle itself, and stand beside the mysterious rocks towering above you. Your guide will unlock the secrets of this ancient World Heritage site. Enjoy the peace, away from the crowds, as you experience Stonehenge at its atmospheric best at sunrise.
The colleges in Oxford date back to the 13th century and among its famous students were Bill Clinton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lewis Carroll. We take you on a fascinating walking tour, which includes visiting the Great Hall in Christ Church, where many scenes from Harry Potter were filmed. We’ll also see the Bodleian Library and the picture perfect college courtyards for which Oxford is famous.
Our day continues with a visit to Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world, and home of the Royal Family for 900 years. Its proud, strong walls dominate the delightful town that has grown around the castle over the years. You’ll see the lavishly decorated State Apartments containing priceless furniture in glorious colours and St George’s Chapel, home to the 14th Century Order of the Royal Garter, our senior chivalric order.
Admission to Windsor Castle, Christ Church and Stonehenge is included in the tour price.
On rare occassions the State Apartments may be closed. As a working Royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining and opening arrangements may change with no notice.
Windsor Castle has the following dates in 2017:
The Castle will be closed:
29 – 30 March 2018
20 April 2018
18 – 19 May 2018
18 June 2018
The State Apartments are closed:
16 February 2018
22 March 2018
19 – 21 April 2018
17-19 June 2018
Visitors can still enjoy the extensive Castle Precincts, St George’s Chapel (except on Sundays and certain other dates – please see below), Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House and the exhibition in the Drawings Gallery.
St. George’s Chapel is open daily but closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day.
As a working royal palace, the Castle is used frequently by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining and opening arrangements may change with no notice.
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The oldest and largest occupied castle in world and home to British kings and queens for over 1,000 years. Visit the magnificent State Apartments, furnished with some of the finest works of art from the Royal Collection and St George’s Chapel; the burial place Henry VIII and Charles I.
Clouded in mystery, the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England. Take a step inside the Neolithic houses and visit the fascinating exhibition with ancient treasures dating back thousands of years.
Enjoy a panoramic coach drive of this beautiful Georgian town, boasting some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, including Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, and The Assembly Rooms, before enjoying a visit to the famous Roman Baths where the naturally warm spring is still in operation after more than 2,000 years.
*Viewing at Windsor Castle is restricted on Sundays. On rare occasions, the State Apartments may be closed.
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We begin our day travelling across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the ‘City of Dreaming Spires,’ whose hushed courtyards have inspired generations of scholars including Bill Clinton and writers, Lewis Carroll who wrote ‘Alice in Wonderland’, C.S. Lewis who wrote ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ and the immortal J.R.R. Tolkein, author of ‘Lord of the Rings’. On the walking tour you’ll visit Christ Church college, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed, see the Bodleian Library and the picture-perfect college courtyards for which Oxford is justifiably famous.
Cambridge is a wonderful mixture of the everyday and the extraordinary, a living city that has shaped history and today reflects the best of historic and contemporary life. It was the inspiration for Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton and many of the Monty Python gang. We will have a guided tour of the magnificent chapel of Kings College, founded in 1441, and a fascinating walking tour of a city filled with beautiful buildings and historical quirks, including the famous ‘Bridge of Sighs’.
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A fantastic day out to the Scottish Borders and the north of England discovering the magic of Harry Potter and Hogwarts Castle. You also visit Kelso in the heart of the Borders and pass through the historic walled town of Berwick on Tweed, which has changed hands between Scotland and England an incredible 13 times!
This fascinating day out is ideal for fans of Harry Potter, wizardry, magic and those wanting to discover the historic rivalry between Scotland and England as you explore the borderlands.
Alnwick Castle also stars as Brancaster Castle in the Downton Abbey 2014 Christmas Special with extensive filming in the spectacular State Rooms.
Why not combine your visit to Alnwick Castle, Northumberland coast and the borders with other famous attractions and activities in Edinburgh such as Edinburgh Dungeon or Royal Yacht Britannia?
*Children under the age of 5 are unable to join the scheduled tours
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~ Rannoch Moor
~ Glen Coe
~ Great Glen
~ Fort Augustus
~ Boat Cruise on Loch Ness
~ Loch Lomond
Your tour passes through the remote beauty of Rannoch Moor and magnificent Glencoe, scene of the clan massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells in 1692. Then through Fort William to the beginning of the “Great Glen” and the Caledonian Canal, which you follow up to Fort Augustus, nestling on the banks of Loch Ness. Here you can enjoy your lunch, before travelling the full length of Loch Ness to Inverness. Along the way you will have the opportunity to take a 5 star Jacobite boat cruise on Scotland’s most famous loch, giving you a chance to search for the legendary monster, popularly known as “Nessie” and enjoy the views to the ancient stronghold of Urquhart Castle. From here you return south to Glasgow via “Monarch of the Glen” country and the Cairngorms National Park, stopping in Pitlochry and passing Stirling Castle on the way.
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Air Conditioning as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie’s driver/guide
Your chance to see “Nessie”
Lunch and refreshments.
Entrance fees to any Visitor Atttractions
Loch Ness boat cruise.
*Children under the age of 5 are unable to join the scheduled tours
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