Wessex Weekend

An opportunity to walk between the stones at Stonehenge, and experience a whole new perspective on the unique monument
An opportunity to walk between the stones at Stonehenge, and experience a whole new perspective on the unique monument
Silbury Hill - the largest man-made mound in Europe. Its purpose remains a mystery after over 200 years of archaeological investigation...
Silbury Hill - the largest man-made mound in Europe. Its purpose remains a mystery after over 200 years of archaeological investigation...
Surviving the Neolithic! Flintknapping demonstration...
Surviving the Neolithic! Flintknapping demonstration...
“It does as much exceed in greatness the so renowned Stonehenge as a Cathedral doeth a parish church” 18th century antiquarian John Aubrey describing the stones at Avebury
“It does as much exceed in greatness the so renowned Stonehenge as a Cathedral doeth a parish church” 18th century antiquarian John Aubrey describing the stones at Avebury
The stones at Avebury
The stones at Avebury

The chalk downs of the ancient kingdom of Wessex have been a focus for monumental building and funerary ritual over more than five millennia. Henges, burial mounds of all shapes and sizes, causewayed camps, early field systems and ‘cursus’ monuments are scattered everywhere, forming a landscape full of clues and interest.

This was the very first Andante Tour, and our experts have been introducing people to these monuments for several decades now. This very privileged tour includes private access inside the stones at Stonehenge in the early morning. Extraordinary access to Britain’s best-known archaeological site, whose monumental bluestones have graced the landscape for thousands of years.

  • Enjoy a private visit inside the stones at Stonehenge in the early morning
  • Explore a landscape of rites and ritual
  • Receive special access to Devizes Museum, with a guided tour by the Museum Director, followed by dinner at the museum

 

Themes

  • Prehistory
  • Cultural Excursion

Practicalities

  • Special Access
  • Low Single Supplement
  • Just One Hotel
  • All Inclusive

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Meals - All meals included with wine at dinner
  5. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  6. Field Notes
  7. Hotels

Travel Information

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