We have selected these sites as they complement each other and are geographically suited creating a balanced tour. You can either just visit Winchester or go on a Winchester Plus tour where you visit Winchester plus one other site.
Sites that combine well with Winchester
As the capital of King Alfred’s Wessex and the early capital of Norman Kings, Winchester can lay claim to being the first capital of England. Walk through this charming, historic city to visit the Cathedral that dates back to 1079 and a castle that houses one of the greatest symbols of medieval mythology: King Arthur's Round Table. Jane Austen died and is buried here.
A Winchester only tour costs £565 taking 6 hours.
Jane Austen's House
Jane Austen lived with her mother and sister in the scenic village of Chawton, for the last 8 years of her life. Visit her home, which is now a museum, and see where Jane wrote four of her novels, including Pride and Prejudice. See the table where she wrote her manuscripts. Exhibits chart the ups and downs of her life explaining some of the influences on her writing.
A Winchester and Austen tour costs £690 taking 9 hours.
Avebury is Europe's largest Neolithic stone circle. It cuts through Avebury village and the original outer circle of approx. 100 stones encloses two smaller stone circles. You can walk amongst the stones and feel their mysticism. We can also visit Avebury Manor which dates from the 1500s and where you are encouraged to touch the display items and even lie on the beds.
A Winchester and Avebury tour costs £750 taking 10 hours.
Salisbury Cathedral is set in a charming Close, has the tallest spire in England and is considered one of the finest medieval buildings in Britain. It has a varied collection of artefacts including a story of love and posion! We will also see one of the original Magna Carta which defined human rights in 1215 and heavily influenced the American Constitution.
A Winchester and Salisbury tour costs £750 taking 10 hours.
This unique and at least 5000 years old mystical stone circle has intrigued people throughout the ages. Find out how it was probably built as a religious or ceremonial site. Unlock the secrets of the Solstices and marvel at the feats of labour involved in moving, shaping and erecting these 40-tonne stones. Feel the atmosphere at this unique World Heritage Site.
A Winchester and Stonehenge tour costs £750 taking 10 hours.
The world's oldest inhabited castle and Queen Elizabeth II's favourite weekend residence. Windsor Castle is a fortress with sumptuous state apartments to visit and admire. St George's Chapel is the burial place of many Kings and Queens of England and home to the highest order of chivalry - see the glorious banners of the Knights of the Garter.
A Winchester and Windsor tour costs £675 taking 9 hours.
Hampton Court is two palaces in one: the Tudor palace belonged to King Henry VIII and its scale is brought to life when you see how he housed and fed his 400 courtiers. King William III built the grander baroque palace in the 1600s. It was built to impress, especially when the King was conducting State business. The gardens are renowned for their colour, design and history.
A Winchester and Hampton tour costs £690 taking 9 hours.