Portland (Weymouth), England, United Kingdom
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Approximately 8½ hours
Meals not included
Visit Stonehenge -- Britain's most remarkable and intriguing prehistoric monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As old as the great temples and pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge exerts a mysterious fascination. Built in several stages from about 3000 BC, the alignment of the stones leaves little doubt that the circle is connected with the movement of the Earth relative to the sun and the seasons.
Continue the short distance to Salisbury, whose lofty cathedral spire can be seen from many miles distant. Salisbury is essentially a medieval city and, for most of its life, has been dominated by the power of the church.
Walk with your guide through the center to view the charming 13th-century cathedral enshrining 700 years of English history. Note the fine buildings within the Cathedral Close -- the perfect setting for the cathedral's beauty. The nearby grid streets contain black-and-white half-timbered houses.
You will have free time to purchase lunch (at your own expense) in the city of Salisbury and time for a bit of shopping afterward.
Return via the main road to Portland and head back to the ship.
Travel time to Stonehenge is approximately two hours each way. Wear comfortable walking shoes. An electronic audio guide can be downloaded onto your phone; bring earphones. The stones are seen from a distance, and there is no opportunity to touch or walk within the stone circle. Lunch is not included. You will have time to purchase lunch at your own expense during the tour.