Early Access Stonehenge Morning Tour from London with Inner Circle

Experience the peaceful atmosphere of Stonehenge at sunrise and visit historic Salisbury Cathedral

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 1 Reviews · 9.50h 30 max · London, England

Want to feel the mysterious atmosphere of Stonehenge before the crowds arrive? Leaving early morning from London, this guided tour lets you access Stonehenge at sunrise, giving you an exclusive chance to welcome the day at one of the world's most enchanting ancient sites. You'll even be able to enter the Inner Circle, which is off-limits to daytime visitors! Later, witness another slice of British history at the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, where the famous Magna Carta is still displayed.

  • Luxury transportation from London
  • Early access Stonehenge tour
  • Stonehenge at sunrise
  • Special access to the Inner Circle
  • Learn the mysteries and theories of Stonehenge
  • Explore the ancient site
  • Beauty in all weather
  • Salisbury Cathedral

After meeting your local Stonehenge guide before dawn near Earl's Court in London, you'll hop on board a minivan or shuttle for the drive into the English countryside. With a small or mid-sized group of no more than 30 fellow travelers, you'll arrive at Stonehenge before general admission begins and your guide will lead you into the ancient site. At this time of day, you'll have early access to the famous Inner Circle of Stonehenge, a place that's off-limits to regular daytime visitors.

Enjoy the early morning sunrise and hear theories and mysteries of the giant stone structures before your driver takes you to the next stop on your day tour—the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral. With entrance included, your guide will show you around the cathedral and to see the historic Magna Carta document, signed in 1215. You'll have free time afterwards to enjoy picturesque Salisbury city and find a place to enjoy a local lunch, before you're driven back to London in the afternoon.

Stonehenge Inner Circle Morning Tour Description

Your 9.5-hour day trip from London includes:

  • Round-trip transportation from London

  • Early morning pre-opening Stonehenge tour

  • Special access to the Stonehenge Inner Circle

  • Visit Salisbury Cathedral and the original Magna Carta

  • Free time to explore Salisbury and get some lunch (not included)

  • Friendly, local driver-guide

Start Your Journey from London

Beginning in central London at Earl's Court early this morning, your driver will bring you through the countryside the heart of pre-historic Britain. Traveling in a comparatively small group of no more than 30 people, you'll be joined by an engaging local driver-guide who will share stories and theories about the historic sites you'll see throughout the day.

Stonehenge Inner Circle Tour at Sunrise

Despite centuries of theorizing and researching, historians and archaeologists still can't agree on exactly how Stonehenge was constructed. At 13 by 7 ft and weighing nearly 25 tons each, it's shocking to wonder how this impressive structure could have been erected without the help of machines. Gaze at the stones in awe, taking in the stories of pagan spirituality that make Stonehenge so mysterious.

For the ultimate Stonehenge experience, it's best to visit when there's not many people around. Built to line up with the sunrise on the solstice, this tour lets you see Stonehenge at a magical time of day. You'll also get special access to enter the Inner Circle that's off-limits to daytime visitors, where you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and imagine the Druid rituals that may have occurred here.

Salisbury Cathedral

After visiting the ancient marvel that is Stonehenge, head to a more modern period of British history. Not far from Stonehenge you will find the small city of Salisbury.

In Salisbury, visit the 13th Century Gothic Cathedral home to the tallest church spire in the UK. This is also where the original Magna Carta is stored and displayed. The famous document from 1215 marked a huge change in British civilization that had echoes around the globe, stating for the first time that the monarchy and government would no longer be above the law.

Free time in Salisbury

After visiting the cathedral, you'll have a couple of hours to enjoy the charming city of Salisbury. Take a stroll through Queen Elizabeth Gardens, see more of the area's history at Salisbury Museum, or find a cozy spot for a drink and some lunch. Lunch isn't included with the tour, but your guide will have some recommendations to share.

Your driver will be waiting to pick you up mid-afternoon for your journey back to London.

What you get with this tour
Round-trip transportation from London
Early morning pre-opening Stonehenge tour
Special access to the Stonehenge Inner Circle
Visit Salisbury Cathedral and the original Magna Carta
Free time to explore Salisbury and get some lunch (not included)
Friendly, local driver-guide
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Growing up I always wanted to see Stonehenge after studying in in school. It always intrigued me! Taking this tour was a dream come true and I savored every moment of it. Getting in early before there were a lot of people made it even more magical. I will be back again on the solstice and would take this tour in a heartbeat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

At Earl's Court Bus Stop C located on Warwick Road at the corner of Philbeach Gardens in front of the Exhibition Court Hotel.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, and clothes to suit the weather, whatever that may be! We'd also highly recommend bringing some snacks to the bus, as you won't have the change to stop and buy food until you get to Salisbury.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, and clothes to suit the weather, whatever that may be! We'd also highly recommend bringing some snacks to the bus, as you won't have the change to stop and buy food until you get to Salisbury.

Is breakfast included on this tour?

Breakfast isn't included, but we recommend bringing snacks for the trip.

Where to meet?

At Earl's Court Bus Stop C located on Warwick Road at the corner of Philbeach Gardens in front of the Exhibition Court Hotel.

Is lunch included on this tour?

Lunch isn't included, but you'll have free time in Salisbury where there's a wide selection of pubs,cafes, and restaurants.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in London.

What happens if it rains?

We run our tours rain or shine, so please check the forecast the day before and bring the right clothes.

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