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Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide provided by Oldbury Tours

Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide

Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3–8 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Enjoy a private guided tour of the extraordinary prehistoric sites of Wiltshire including Stonehenge and Avebury. All tours are by air conditioned car and include pick up from your local* hotel or arrival point. Full day (minimum 8 hours) or half day (minimum 5 hours) tours are available. Full day tours include visits to both Stonehenge and Avebury. West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill and Durrington Walls are also on route. Your expert local guide has a degree in archaeology and classical studies. As a local he knows the most scenic routes and the more hidden and unusual sites along the way. He also knows the best places to eat and drink including traditional English pubs and the best spots for a picnic lunch. *local means local to the Stonehenge and Avebury area west of London. Local towns include Salisbury, Bath, Swindon and Marlborough. Pick ups outside of this area including London are possible but may bear an extra cost. Pick up and drop off points can differ to suit you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 54196P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Wiltshire (other pick-ups can be arranged at an extra cost.)
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets (organised in advance with customer)
  • Entry/Admission - Wiltshire Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Old Sarum
  • Entry/Admission - Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
  • Entry/Admission - The Salisbury Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Stonehenge
Duration
3–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from anywhere within the county of Wiltshire. Other pickups, for instance from London or Southampton, can be arranged but may bear an extra cost. Pickup and drop off can differ to suit you. We can also help organise train travel from London to a local train station and meet you from the train.
  • Stonehenge Visitor Centre, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you outside the cafe entrance.
  • Avebury, Marlborough SN8 1RE, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you outside The Red Lion pub.
  • Bath, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at the train station or your accommodation..
  • Railway Station, Salisbury SP2 7RL, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at the train station.
  • Salisbury, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at your accommodation.
  • Hungerford RG17, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at the train station or your accommodation.
  • Marlborough SN8, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at your accommodation.
  • Swindon Rail Station, Station Rd, Swindon SN1 1DQ, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at the train station.
  • Swindon, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at your accommodation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within Wiltshire (other pick-ups can be arranged at an extra cost.)
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets (organised in advance with customer)
  • Entry/Admission - Wiltshire Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Old Sarum
  • Entry/Admission - Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
  • Entry/Admission - The Salisbury Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Stonehenge
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from anywhere within the county of Wiltshire. Other pickups, for instance from London or Southampton, can be arranged but may bear an extra cost. Pickup and drop off can differ to suit you. We can also help organise train travel from London to a local train station and meet you from the train.
  • Stonehenge Visitor Centre, Salisbury SP4 7DE, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you outside the cafe entrance.
  • Avebury, Marlborough SN8 1RE, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you outside The Red Lion pub.
  • Bath, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at the train station or your accommodation..
  • Railway Station, Salisbury SP2 7RL, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at the train station.
  • Salisbury, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at your accommodation.
  • Hungerford RG17, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at the train station or your accommodation.
  • Marlborough SN8, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at your accommodation.
  • Swindon Rail Station, Station Rd, Swindon SN1 1DQ, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at the train station.
  • Swindon, UK Your guide will be in Oldbury Tours uniform and will meet you at your accommodation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 22, 2020
A note from Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide
Face masks are required for guides and travelers inside vehicles and all places where social distancing is compromised.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 9 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Avebury Stone Circle
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    West Kennet Long Barrow
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Silbury Hill
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Wiltshire Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Old Sarum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 7
    The Salisbury Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 8
    Stonehenge
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Theresa C
Pittsburgh, PA29 contributions
Laurence was an excellent guide, from the communication in advance while we planned the itinerary, to the rhythm and pace of the day. We asked for a focus on the sites at Avebury and Stonehenge and Laurence took us on a thoughtful route that started with the Sanctuary at Avebury, with stops at the West Kennet Long Barrow, and a walk along the avenue into the Avebury circle and Silbury Hill. He noted other important features as we headed to stonehenge and woodhenge. Laurence oriented is at each site to the context within the larger landscape. We were at stonehenge later in the day, which meant the site was not overcrowded with tours.

We also talked about the excellent exhibit on at the British Museum right now on The World of Stonehenge, which we visited in n our own the next day. That outstanding exhibit included many artifacts from the Wiltshire Museum, and we could think of them in the landscape we had just seen.

This was a trip highlight.
Written March 27, 2022
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Eszter S
9 contributions
Lawrence was a great guide, very knowledgeable about Stonehenge and the area, following the latest research. We saw so much and heard interesting history.

We also much appreciated the flexibility in the itinerary that included everything we wanted in only about half a day.
Written November 27, 2021
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Laurence D
Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a great pleasure showing you all around.
Written December 2, 2021
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Caru
3 contributions
Oct 2020
Our 7 year old is studying the Stone Age at school and we decided to embark on a tour with Laurence to help bring it to life. He certainly did that – we imagined we would simply walk around the stones together. We couldn’t have been more wrong. Laurence created an adventure, showing us how to approach Stonehenge the Stone Age way, giving us appreciation of the context of the stones, the people, the history and the possible meanings. Our girls went back in time, free to ask any questions that popped into their heads (“Would the sheep have been there during the Stone Age?”) and Laurence’s answers were factual, interesting and inspiring. Thank you for making a ‘visit’ into an experience and creating the best history lesson they (and we!) have ever had.
Written October 22, 2020
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hultmark
Thatcham, UK4 contributions
Oct 2020
Absolutely brilliant. This was one of the best days out ever. Laurence grew up exploring the areas we visited and speaks engagingly about history, landscape and geology with a passion and authority that comes from deep knowledge acquired over many years. A great many 'thank yous' from our whole family!
Written October 19, 2020
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Wendy Y
1 contribution
May 2021
We would like to say how much we enjoyed the very informative and interesting tour of the Avebury site today. Laurence's knowledge and the way he shared the information gave us a fascinating insight into the prehistoric sites. His own passion for archaeology is clearly evident and this contributed to a very enjoyable time for us. Thanks again. Wendy and Nigel.
Written May 14, 2021
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travelingjanet2016
Falls Church, VA7 contributions
Jun 2021
Laurence was an excellent guide of Stonehenge and Avebury. The tour was just our style. He knew the history and explained theories and gave opinions of these amazing sites. He picked us up and dropped us off at the Swindon bus station, prioritizing our schedule. We had a fabulous day.
Written July 2, 2021
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DCafficianado
West Yarmouth, MA67 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
Laurence was an outstanding guide to the area and an engaging, energetic companion during the day. He provided valuable insights informed by his lifelong association with the area as well as his extensive in-depth archaeological training and experience. All this led to a lively and hugely informative day of trekking from Avebury to Stonehenge. He easily and quickly adjusted to accommodate our requests and preferences, to include a side trip to Avebury Manor. He filled us with invaluable details on the distant history of the area that brought to life the views of Stonehenge through the centuries, the relationship between Avebury and Stonehenge, and the efforts to discover and preserve both sites. Though Laurence has enormous knowledge of this area, including the barrows and white chalk horses, his observations are always accessible and entertaining, revealing of his deep, abiding interest in the region as well as his sense of humor. We had an active, challenging, informative and highly enjoyable day in his company and value his continuing friendship. A terrific tour with an exceptional guide!
Written June 8, 2017
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Elaine O
Seattle, WA6 contributions
Sep 2019
We were on a "best friends trip of a lifetime" in England and both of us agreed that Laurence's tour was the highlight of our two weeks in the UK! Laurence was so knowledgeable and his passion was very evident! He brought the history of the area to life in a way that you just can't get from books or bus tours. We enjoyed his company and felt like we'd made a new friend when the day was over! THIS is the way to see the Stonehenge/Avebury area!
Written October 8, 2019
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trvlbuf
Worcester, MA192 contributions
Sep 2019
Thank you again Laurence, for the marvelous day. Your knowledge was fantastic and your passion for the sites was obvious. Would like to explore in more depth, perhaps next time.
Highly recommend!
Written September 20, 2019
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R M W
16 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Fantastic tours! We spent 3 exciting days touring Neolithic Wiltshire, from Avebury to Stonehenge to Uffington, with Laurence (the man of Oldbury Tours). His knowledge of Wiltshire's Neolithic UNESCO World Heritage Sites (including West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill, Windmill Hill, the Sanctuary, the Stonehenge Cursus, Woodhenge, and Durrington Walls) is superb. Beyond having archeological knowledge of these sites, he was able to organize our itinerary requests with the unpredictable - including remarkably unsettled weather! And he was good company. We hiked on sunny days and were driven near each selected site when it was raining. We would not have changed anything about our experience with Laurence - except the weather. He exceeded our expectations and we would tour with him again. Even if you do not have a specific list of sites for your itinerary, just trust his recommendations for a wonderful time.
Written July 3, 2019
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Mr. Davies provided my partner and I an exceptional “ancestry” tour of Wiltshire. He arranged for us to be picked u
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Perfect Tour Guide of Ancient Britain
Laurence Davies will keep you engaged and brings a depth of understanding and thoughtfulness to his tours. We expl
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Fantastic day!
My wife and I took the Winter Solstice tour with Laurence. It was a magical day from wandering amongst the stones a
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Outstanding
Lawrence was outstanding, wonderful, patient and very well prepared. We were just two friends that wanted a private
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Wonderful tour of Avebury and surrounding area
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Great bespoke tour of Dorset & Stonehenge
Laurence's diverse range of expertise suited our interests perfectly. He presented the expansive history of this ar
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An enlightening day out with Laurence while reuniting old friends
Our tour a the highlight of our annual reunion as old university friends from Bangor. We visited Silbury Hill, Ke
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Amazing don't miss it
Laurence is an amazing tour guide with a passion and knowledge of the area I believe few possess! He is accommodati
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Best day of our trip
If you've had people say Stonehenge is just a pile of rocks, there is no way you will think that if you've visited
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Memorable Day Out
Laurence's knowledge about the Neolithic monuments all across this region is extensive and his passion is infectiou
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Fascinating and awe inspiring
An incredible eye opener to the wonders of Avebury and the surrounding area. We just parked up and let Laurence do
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Amazing!!
Laurence was the perfect guide; he was so knowledgeable, friendly and was able to tailor our tour exactly to what w
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Informative and enjoyable
A fantastic day all round. Laurence was an extremely knowledgeable guide and a top bloke. We did the full 15 mile h
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