Departing from Portland, relax for your drive to Salisbury where you are guided round Salisbury Cathedral, after which free time is available for lunch (not included).
Superbly situated in southern England's rural heartland, few destinations can match the quintessential English city of Salisbury with its centre piece, Salisbury Cathedral, which is not to be missed. The awesome sight of the Salisbury Cathedral spire never fails to impress: soaring a breath taking 123 meters (404 feet) into the sky, it is visible from every direction, dominating the landscape for many miles around. Salisbury is unique amongst medieval English cathedrals, built within one century with no substantial later additions. It is arguably the finest example of the Early English Gothic style of architecture in Britain.
Re-board your coach for a drive through to Stonehenge. En-route you will pass through the Dorset countryside while your guide provides you with interesting commentary on the way.
The purpose of the world’s most famous stone circle still remains a mystery. Its origins go back as far back as the Pyramids. What today's visitor sees are the mighty remains of a sequence of monuments erected between 3000 & 1000 BC. Most well-known are the trilithons, large doorframe-shaped stone arrangements, made up of 2 standing stones, topped by a lintel stone, which is actually fixed by mortice-&-tenon joints. The stones are aligned so that on the midsummer & midwinter solstices the sun shines straight through the circle onto the central Heel Stone. Stop at Stonehenge to visit this mystical attraction
Following this fascinating day re-join your coach for the return journey to Portland.