Glastonbury Abbey, ancient city and Mendip Hills
Glastonbury Abbey, ancient city and Mendip Hills
This tour is customisable and private. We can provide a driver-guide with Luxury Sedan (3 PAX) or Van (8 PAX). For larger families and groups we can provide coaches from 16 to 49 seats with driver AND guide.
Visit Glastonbury Abbey, one of Europe’s oldest Christian foundations in England. Founded in 712, it was once England’s richest monastery and legendary burial place of King Arthur.
Over 157 metres high, Glastonbury Tor is an ancient hill in the county of Somerset, with St Michael’s Tower on the summit.
Tour the cathedral city of Wells, it is considered to be the smallest city in England. Wells Cathedral, also known as the Church of St Andrew, is a medieval cathedral with the first church on site from 705.
Tour Cheddar Gorge, a spectacular limestone ravine cut through the Mendip Hills. In 1903, Britain’s oldest skeleton was found in the Cheddar caves and is considered to be 9,000 years old.
Your Tour Details
Your personal driver-guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at 8.00 am. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss any changes you might like to make to your tour. Any tour itinerary we suggest is flexible and can be altered to suit your individual requirements, even on the day.
Visit Glastonbury Abbey, one of Europe’s oldest Christian foundations in England. Founded in 712, it was once England’s richest monastery and legendary burial place of King Arthur. See the remains of the Lady Chapel which was destroyed during the fire of 1184, but quickly restored.
Historians now agree that a 5th Century warrior king defended the country from the invading Anglo Saxons. This may well be the source of the legend of King Arthur. Could Glastonbury Abbey also be the last resting place of the Holy Grail? Your guide will be able to enlighten you on the latest theories.
Over 157 metres high, Glastonbury Tor is an ancient hill in the county of Somerset, with St Michael’s Tower on the summit. This unique historical landmark is proudly part of Glastonbury’s listed buildings. The sides of the Tor have seven symmetrical terraces; there is no firm explanation as to why it was formed in this way. During the Saxon and Medieval period, many buildings were constructed on the hill, but only the church of St Michael remained, which is now only represented as a tower. The Glastonbury Tor is mentioned in the mythical links to King Arthur.
Tour the cathedral city of Wells, it is considered to be the smallest city in England.
Wells Cathedral, also known as the Church of St Andrew, is a medieval cathedral with the first church on site from 705. The present cathedral was constructed in the 12th Century and takes on a Gothic architectural style. Visit Bishop’s Palace, which has been the home of bishops for 800 years. Even today, parts of the building are residence to the current bishop. See the rare swans on the moat at Bishop’s Palace; two of the swans were a present from Queen Elizabeth II to the bishop.
Stop by Vicars’ Close which is the oldest complete medieval street in Europe dating from around the 14th Century. The cathedral can be seen from this street.
Tour Cheddar Gorge, a spectacular limestone ravine cut through the Mendip Hills. In 1903, Britain’s oldest skeleton was found in the Cheddar caves and is considered to be 9,000 years old. The cave holds many stalagmites, making it a real natural wonder.
BMW Grand Tourer
This vehicle is super comfortable for 2 people, touring the countryside on an extended tour or day trip is a breeze. This Grand Tourer has a long wheel base, which means more leg room than your average sedan, higher seating position making getting in out of the car easier. Another nice feature is a full panoramic roof This BMW also has a smooth and quiet ECO engine and a certain amount of style too! Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 handbag sized pieces of luggage.
Our new SUVs are perfect for city and countryside touring. Panoramic roof, large seats and easy access are all key features of our fleet. This vehicle is ideal for long distance touring, especially when including Britain’s National Parks. This vehicle makes easy work of mountain passes, country lanes along with being supremely comfortable. Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 small carry-ons.
Our luxury motor coaches can cater for every group size from 21 to 49 passengers. All of our luxury coaches are air-conditioned, have radio/pa systems and are fitted with seat belts. Some have a refrigerator, monitors and washroom facilities. Luggage capacity varies.
This vehicle is ideal for small corporate groups or large families. Large windows, cool boxes and quiet modern engines will enhance the touring experience. These vehicles have 15 passenger seats and rear area with tables. Luggage capacity: 15 medium bags plus carry-ons.
VW & Mercedes-Benz passenger vans
Our range of passenger vans are suitable to fulfil a number of different roles, depending on the number of people travelling, the amount of luggage and the length of the journey. Our Mercedes vans have 7 passenger seats, plenty of head and leg room. Our VW vans have more space and more luggage capacity and therefore are ideal for extended touring with groups up to 7 people. Luggage capacity: 8 medium suit cases plus 2/3 small carry-ons OR 5 large suit cases plus 2/3 carry-ons.
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About Luxury Vacations UK
Since 2002, we have created British travel experiences for individuals, families, groups and corporations. Driver-Guided Tours, Chauffeur-Driven Transfers and Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Unique Accommodation, Customised Group Programmes and VIP Experiences, Premium Tickets to Theatres, Sporting and Cultural Events
And why we do it!
Our aim is always to be an ‘upgrade’ to anything else available, but without going ‘over the top’ with our prices. We started our business by offering simple day tours and deliver them well. It was not long before our clients were asking us to include more services and events – this we took as a compliment and felt it showed they trusted us and had confidence that we would deliver to a high standard, without the fuss.