Before the main event we'll take you to see Woodhenge where you'll see pillars marking the positions of Neolithic wooden posts which have long since rotted away. It's an important World Heritage Site and consists of six concentric ovals of standing posts, surrounded by a bank and ditch.
Stonehenge & Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Tour
Wonder at Stonehenge's mighty monoliths, then set sail for maritime glory! Journey from prehistoric giants to Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory, at Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard. Explore ironclad wonders, Henry VIII's Mary Rose, and indulge in a hearty pub lunch.
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We'll pick you up from your hotel in London and take you in comfort to see the iconic ancient monuments of Stonehenge and naval history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Soak up the beautiful Wiltshire countryside on the way.
Your tour starts at the iconic Nelithic monument of Stonehenge. The most famous and enigmatic historical site in the country, Stonehenge was developed in stages over a 5,000 year period. The giant standing stones weigh up to 50 tonnes and dominate the landscape of Salisbury Plain. Was it a ceremonial temple… or built by aliens? You decide.
On site is the fabulous Stonehenge Visitor Centre where you can further explore the mysteries of the ancient stones. Here you'll enjoy world-class exhibitions and multi-media displays. Outside there are reconstructed Neolithic houses—where if you're lucky—you might see ancient crafting demonstrations and bread-making using prehistoric techniques.
By now you'll be feeling a tad peckish so there's nothing better than a traditional pub lunch. We like the Wheatsheaf in Wiltshire's Lower Woodford, where you can enjoy hearty pub classics like fish & chips or a Sunday roast. Cosy up by the log fire in winter and enjoy a nice pint of English real ale and a bag of nuts or relax in the garden in the Summer.
Now it's down to the South Coast to the naval base of Portsmouth; noted for its maritime heritage and Historic Dockyard. Here you'll see historic buildings and ships including HMS Victory, Nelson's flagship, and also HMS Warrior, the world's first armour-plated, iron-hulled warship. There's also a First World War warship and torpedo boat. The National Museum of the Royal Navy is home to many original naval artefacts including a sail from the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar.
Also on site is the Mary Rose Museum, which displays the remains of one of Henry VIII's warships. Mary Rose sank in the Solent in 1545 and was raised in 1982 by the Mary Rose Trust. Thousands of Tudor artifacts were also rescued, many of which can be viewed in the museum.
Image courtesy of Johnny Black.
Our experienced tour guides will help you make the most of your Stonehenge & Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Tour. Travel in chauffeur-driven comfort through the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire. We can pick you up from your hotel, the airport or port.
Type: Chauffeur Driven Car
Price: 1–4 people from £595 / 5–8 people from £620
Pick up: Central London / West London (elsewhere please enquire)
- Pick-up at 8.30am
- Stonehenge Visitor Centre
- Lunch at a traditional English pub (We like the Wheatsheaf in Lower Woodford)
- Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
- Mary Rose Museum
- HMS Victory & HMS Warrior
- Views of Spinnaker Tower
- Drop-off back to London at 6.30pm