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Stonehenge Special Access Tours From London 2016/17

Walk Amongst the Stones on this Tour from London also Visiting Bath and Lacock


Inside The Stone Circle At Special Access Stonehenge

Inside the Stone Circle at Special Access, Stonehenge

Get up Close to the Stones at Stonehenge Like few Visitors Do

Stonehenge is the most popular prehistoric monument in the world. Most visitors to the site are not allowed direct access to the stones, viewing from behind a low rope away from the stones.

 

There are however, four main providers of Special Access tours, that take you beyond the ropes, into the Inner Circle itself. Operating outside main public opening hours, these tours take place at either sunrise or sunset, offering spectacular photo opportunities.

 

The first, Premium Tours, featured on this page, offers a Special Access tour that includes the Inner Circle visit, as well as a visit to the World Heritage Site of Bath and medieval village, Lacock.

 

The other options for visiting Stonehenge by Special Access can be viewed from the menu (left). Evan Evans includes Oxford and Windsor, Anderson includes Avebury or Salisbury Cathedral (morning or evening). All of these tours leave from London.

 

The final tour leaves from Salisbury directly, so you need to catch a train independently to take this tour. It includes a five hour walk through the landscape surrounding Stonehenge.

 

Premium Tours Stonehenge Special Access Included Highlights:

- Early morning or evening special access to Stonehenge, beyond the ropes into the circle of stones

- Guided private viewing of stones


- Entrance to the Roman Baths and the Pump Rooms at Bath

- Walking tour of Bath

- Walk around medieval National Trust village of Lacock, with option to purchase supper or breakfast at 14th century inn, The George

- Luxury air conditioned motor coach with free Wi-Fi and services of a professional guide

 

Stonehenge Special Access Sessions Morning or Evening:

Special Access to Stonehenge, the term used for entry beyond the ropes to walk among the stones, takes place outside public open hours. There are early morning sessions and in the summer months, evening sessions too. A maximum of 30 people are allowed into Stonehenge each Special Access session.

 

Demand far outstrips supply and each year we get a fraction of the ticket allocation we would like. As a result dates available for Special Access are irregular; we go on the days where we can get the tickets!


These tours also tend to be sold out well before the date of travel, so do book early to avoid disappointment.


The Stonehenge Special Access morning viewing tour arrives back around 3.30-4 p.m. and the evening viewing tour around 9-9.30 p.m. Of course all of these times are approximate and subject to traffic conditions.



London Departure Points & Times (Morning & Evening Sessions)

Hotel pick-up locations

Morning Tour

Evening Tour

Cumberland Hotel (Marble Arch)

5:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

Millennium Gloucester (Gloucester Road)

5:30 a.m.

11:10 a.m.

(xxxx) xxx= Underground station

For the morning tours the Underground will not be open at the time you need to join the bus. The joining points are within walking distance of many hotels in London. A very good night bus service will provide transport if you are beyond walking distance and staying in Central London.

Premium Tours Tour Itinerary:

The morning tour goes direct to Stonehenge, just under two hours from London. After Special Access it is about 45 minutes to medieval Lacock for a breakfast stop. Then it's onto Bath for a full visit before returning to London.

 

The evening session starts with a journey to Bath arriving mid-afternoon, before going onto Lacock late afternoon and then finally onto Stonehenge for an evening Special Access session.


Stonehenge

Stonehenge Sunset

Stonehenge Sunset

Built nearly 5,000 years ago, Stonehenge is the most popular prehistoric monument in the world. Most visitors to the site are not allowed direct access to the stones. With Premium Tours you get that access, with a private viewing of the mysterious monoliths.

 

We will enter the stone circle itself and stand beside the mighty Sarsen rocks towering above us. Our guide will explain the history of this ancient site, pointing out the altar, slaughter and heel stones, above which the sun rises dramatically on the summer solstice.

 

There will be time to enjoy the peace, away from the crowds, as we experience Stonehenge at its most mystical and atmospheric best. Not to be missed!


George Inn Lacock

George Inn, Lacock

Lacock

Lacock is a picturesque village dating back to the Saxon era. Many of the beautiful buildings originally formed part of an extensive monastic complex and are now owned by The National Trust. So pretty is the village that it has provided the setting for many movies and television dramas including Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and more recently Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

 

We will take a delightful walk around Lacock, before we head off to the The George Inn, a vintage English pub built in 1361. Here you can purchase a traditional home cooked English breakfast or supper, viewing the pictures of well known actors in the walls, where they have been filming in the village.


Bath

Bath, a World Heritage Site, is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. You'll see Bath Abbey and the much-photographed Pulteney Bridge, modelled on the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence.

Your guide will also conduct an optional walking tour to show you a charming 17th-century Sally Lunn tea room and the Jane Austin Museum among many other hidden treasures.

George Inn Lacock

Pulteney Bridge, Bath

 

Lastly, you will visit the key attraction for visitors, the Roman Baths; a magnificent temple bathing complex built using the natural resource of the only hot spring in Britain, and named the Sacred Spring. You will see the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements and of course see the baths themselves. You are provided with an audio tour device (in eight languages) so you can visit at your own pace. The Roman Baths is the best preserved Roman spa from the ancient world.

 

Prices & Tour Reservations

Prices are displayed on the banner link below. Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation. The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour, there are no paper tickets.

On the tour detail page from the link below, there is a calendar control at the top right of the page, which depicts which dates still have availability. By selecting your required date you start the reservation process.


Stonehenge Sunrise Special Access With Lacock & Bath Day Tour From London Ticketing
Stonehenge Sunset Special Access With Lacock & Bath Day Tour From London Ticketing
Stonehenge Special Access Tour Dates 2016/17

Morning

Premium Tours

  Evan Evans 

  Andersons  

No Tours Until December

Dec

10

n/a

1

Jan

2,5,14,21,28

n/a

n/a

Feb

4,11,16,25

n/a

16

Mar

11,27,30

n/a

16

Apr

3,13,17,27

tba

tba

May

1,4,8,11,15,18,22,25,29

tba

tba

Jun

1,5,8,12

tba

tba

July

6,10,13,17,20,24,27,31

tba

tba

Aug

3,7,10,14,17,21,24,28

tba

tba

Sep

4,7,11,14

tba

tba

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Evening

Premium Tours

  Evan Evans 

  Andersons  

No more tours until March

Mar

5,12,15,18,26,29

n/a

n/a

Apr

9,12,16,19,23,26,30

tba

tba

May

3,7,10,14,17,21,24,28,31

tba

tba

Jun

4,7,11,,14

tba

tba

July

2,5,9,12,16,19,23,26,30

tba

tba

Aug

2,6,9,13,16,20,23

tba

tba

Sep

3,6,10,13,17

tba

tba

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Evening Tours From Salisbury  

No Tours Until December

Dec

15,29

   

Jan

n/a

   

Feb

n/a

   

Mar

n/a

   

Apr

14

   

May

4,11,13,18,25,27

   

Jun

1,3,8,10

   

July

6,13,20,27

   

Aug

tba

   

Sep

tba

   

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Stonehenge Independently or Private Tour From London

If the above dates don't fit in with your requirements or are sold out, then you can apply independently for an allocation of tickets. If you are successful with an offer we can provide transport and/or guiding.

If you are a large group (note the maximum number for Special Access is 25) we can provide a suitable vehicle and itinerary around the slot offered.

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