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From Stonehenge to Carnac: Megaliths, Monuments & Tombs of Wessex & Brittany

Tour Dates: May 25-June 5, 2021 in the planning stages (12 days)

Tour Leader(s): Paul G. Bahn ,

This tour is in the planning stages for the May 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.


Learn with AIA expert Paul Bahn about the extraordinary prehistoric sites of Wessex, England, and Brittany, France. Amidst beautiful landscapes see world renowned, as well as lesser known, Neolithic and Bronze Age megaliths and monuments such as enigmatic rings of giant standing stones and remarkable chambered tombs. Explore medieval churches, charming villages, museum collections, and more.

“It was so well organized and the travelers so interested in the subject. One of the best tours I have ever taken part in. – Penelope, California


Pricing:

$TBA(15-20 participants) per person double occupancy
$TBA (10-14 participants) per person double occupancy
$TBA single supplement (limited availability)


A jadeite axe found near Breamore, Hampshire, at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum. Image by © Pasicles

Salisbury Cathedral © DDelso

La Roche aux Fées (Fairies’ Rock), Essé. © Vigneron

Champ Dolent menhir. © J. Waldbaum

Vannes, France. Image by © Myrabella

Mont-Saint-Michel. © BeBo86

The tumulus of Gavrinis. © J. Waldbaum

Itinerary


Tuesday, May 25, 2021: Depart HOME
Wednesday, May 26: Arrive London, ENGLAND | Salisbury, Wessex | Welcome Dinner
Thursday, May 27: Devizes | Old Sarum | Salisbury
Friday, May 28: Salisbury Cathedral | Durrington Walls | Woodhenge | Walk to Stonehenge | Salisbury
Saturday, May 29: Avebury | West Kennet Long Barrow |Silbury Hill | Ferry from Portsmouth to France
Sunday, May 30: Arrive Saint-Malo, Brittany, FRANCE | Champ Dolent menhir | Tressé | St. Malo walking tour, PM at leisure
Monday, May 31: Mont-Saint Michel | Vannes
Tuesday, June 1: Locmariaquer | Vannes: Archaeological Museum of Morbihan
Wednesday, June 2: Gavrinis | Carnac: Museum of Prehistory, Kermario, Kerlescan, Mané-Kerioned | Vannes
Thursday, June 3: Essé | Chartres
Friday, June 4: Chartres Cathedral | St.-Germain-en-Laye: National Archaeological Museum, Farewell dinner
Saturday, June 5: Fly Home

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This tour is in the planning stages for the May 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

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