Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years and it has been home to pagan religion, spiritual worship and public debate ever since. What was this vast collection of stones intended for? Was Stonehenge an observatory of the moon, a temple to the sun, or an elaborate cemetery? Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Prepare to be amazed as you walk around its perimeter and ponder this mysterious feat of ancient engineering.
Note, you can spend approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes at Stonehenge. The journey from London takes just over 2 hours each way.
Victoria Coach Station, London SW1W 9TN, UK
6 hours 30 minutes
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The bus starts at Victoria coach station, we took the 1.45 pm bus. Everything was handled excellently and extremely professionally, including the counts etc. we enjoyed the trip very much.
Malcolm, our tour guide to Stonehenge is the best. My two teenagers boys can't stop laughing during trip.
Stone hence was fantastic. Would have enjoyed it more BUT it was a 93degree day in England and the tour bus had NO AIRCONDITIONG! An hour into the trip we began sweltering, asked the bus driver to turn up the ac... well long story short, it was broken. Two and a half terrible hours to stone hence. Obviously got no relief at the site in the 93 degree weather. The bus was even hotter on the 2 1/2 hour ride home, felt I'll. The bus driver was able to get the ac fixed on the way back for the top of the bus, bottom suffered.
Stonehenge is about 2 hours away from central London. It is much easier to take a tour and leave the travel arrangements to someone else than hassle it on your own. This tour was only 1/2 day so you don't feel like you are on a bus all day. They take you to the site and point out sites of interest on the way and some Stonehenge history. Upon arrival, they give you ample amount of time to spend at Stonehenge before the trip back to London. Reasonably priced, it turned out to be the best way to see Stonehenge while we were staying in London and had limited amount of time to spare.
Stone Hinge was what I expected we injoyed seeing the rocks. What was disappointing was wen we were there we expected to get head sets to give history. Your company said we would receive them. Not you might if there is enough. Well the driver said that did not have any for the group. They were to busy. I went in side to ask and they said yes we have them for 3 pounds each.
Bus was 45 minutes late and the paid audio guide included in trip was also declined at stonehenge. The staff was reasonable.
We took the 8:30 am bus on 6/30/19. The bus ride was comfortable, taking about 1.5 hours to arrive at the Stonehenge Visitors’ Center. We arrived at 10:15. The driver gave us no information where to go to get the audio guides and shuttle to the actual site. He just said we needed to be back to the bus by 11:45, for a 12:00 departure. It was an extremely crowded morning, with hundreds of visitors! The line to get the shuttle was 40 minutes long. If we waited, we would have only had a few minutes to actually see Stonehenge. We stumbled upon a shuttle for individuals (not those one tour buses) by pure luck, so we had about 30 minutes to tour the site. That was the bare minimum time you need to circle it with the audio guide. We also met a kind worker who gave us headsets at the individual tour entrance, as our tour guide didn’t tell us where to get them for group tours, saving us precious time. The line for the return shuttle bus was extremely long, so we headed back on foot. About a 25 minute run/walk! We arrived back at the bus at exactly 12:00, with our tour mates, but no driver to be found! Apparently, people had complained about the lack of time allowed at the site, so he randomly moved up the departure to 1:00, infuriating those of us that RAN back to get there by the aforementioned 12:00 time. We were furious but at least then we were able to then tour the visitors’ center for a few minutes, which was very nice. All in all, DO NOT take this tour in the busy summer months unless you are guaranteed at least 2-3 hours at the site.
Our bus left 8 people behind, in the middle of nowhere, after the tour. None of us got a call or any indication of what time we were supposed to get back. It was the driver's first day as he said so himself, he got lost on the way to Stonehenge, didn't say the return time and the company had the audacity to lie to us saying they called us, first saying my friend was the only one left behind, then saying me and my husband were the only us left behind in another call only for us to find it was 8 people! When trying to get a way out of there, their answer was "get a lift from another bus or pay out of pocket to get back by train". WHAT?! WORST SERVICE EVER.
The only ones to be thanked were Nuno and Andrew, who were driver and guide on another bus and happily took us in - Nuno was extremely helpful on the phone with the company when they didn't want us to go on his bus (they were the ones who told us to get a lift in the first place, why not on their own bus?) and Andrew was the funniest, most informative guide I've seen in years. They are the only reason my evaluation isn't 1 star. Great people working for a horrible company.
The bus ride to get there took 2 1/2 hours then you take another bus to take you to the stones. It will take another 20 minutes. Then you get close to the stones just to take pictures. You should be done in 20 minutes. Then back to the bus for another 2 1/2 hour ride. Not worth it for the price we paid.$65. The bus ride and the driver didn’t even said any background about the excursion. I would not recommend this tour at all.
Stonehenge is fascinating. The trip to get there was terrible as the driver had no idea on how to get to Stonehenge. It took serveral hours to get there in the end a passenger had to use his mobile to give directions. The attraction was closed when we arrived but they let us in for a short visit.Luckily!
If you'd like to visit Stonehenge without a guide, pre-book now for a fast, hassle-free independent day trip. It's the best way to arrange a do-it-yourself tour if you have limited time. Collect your Stonehenge entrance tickets (included in the tour price!) and free audio-guide before exploring at your own pace. Great value for money.