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Enjoy exclusive access to the inner stone circle at Stonehenge, one of England’s most mysterious and magnificent landmarks, on a full-day tour from London. Combine your intimate experience of Stonehenge with a visit to Oxford, home to the prestigious Oxford University, and Windsor Castle (entry not included), an official residence of Queen Elizabeth II.
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Inner Circle Access at Stonehenge is included
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Enjoy an exclusive viewing of Stonehenge Inner Circle, and go to the 17th century Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Depart from a central location in London in an air-conditioned minivan and relax during the scenic journey to Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site shrouded in mystery and legend. Venture within the inner stone circle, an honor normally denied to visitors.
Gaze at the monument from a unique inside perspective and listen to arresting stories that detail the mysteries surrounding the atmospheric landscape. Afterward, return to your minivan and continue to Oxford through the picturesque English countryside.
Then take in the architectural charm of Oxford on a guided walking tour. Stroll past the impressive buildings of the prestigious university and discover which intellectual figures attended and admire the classic books within the 17th-century Bodleian Library.
Return to your vehicle for the journey Windsor Castle, an official residence of the Queen of England, and receive an introduction to the home of the British Royal Family. See the opulent State Apartments and St. George’s Chapel on a guided tour, and capture photographs of panoramic vistas from the castle grounds (entry to Windsor Castle is not included).
Relax during your journey back to London, where the tour concludes at your original departure point.
Private Viewing of Stonehenge
Over 1 million people visit Stonehenge each year. The vast majority of visitors are not allowed direct access to the megaliths of the Stone Circle, which are protected by a rope barrier positioned 15ft away. On this exclusive special access tour from London, you'll be invited to enter the Stone Circle and experience Stonehenge as never seen before. Stand beside the magnificent Sarsens that tower over the circle and reach an astonishing 30 feet (9 metres). Enjoy the peace and tranquillity away from the crowds as you experience Stonehenge at its atmospheric best.
Located within the rolling hills and beautiful countryside of the Royal County of Berkshire, discover this historic, quintessentially English town set in a glorious riverside location. Wander its medieval streets and browse the quaint tea rooms and shopping arcades as our tour guide brings the history of this historic town to life. See the magnificent Windsor Castle that functions as one of the monarch's official residences and dominates the Windsor skyline. Not only has this castle been the ancestral home of the British Monarchy for almost 1,000 years, but it is also the largest, continuously occupied castle in Europe. Admission to Windsor Castle is not included. However you can purchase tickets on the day of tour.
Evan Evans Tours is the oldest and largest sightseeing company in London and has been accompanying visitors on city tours and out-of-town excursions since 1930.
Evan Evans Tours is owned by The Travel Corporation of 25 highly successful travel and tourism companies including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki Holidays and Red Carnation Hotels. The Travel Corporation is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and guest service and this this follows for each individual brand.
Inner access to Stonehenge was magical!! LOVED it! Windsor would've been much better if we had more time to walk around. We were quiet the whole ride to Windsor and when we got there the male travel guide made us stand there and listen to him telling a long-winded history of King Henry. I really wish he would've just told us all that on the bus and that would've given us an extra 30 minutes to see Windsor.
Amazing! Once in a lifetime tour. Just book it already!
, Feb 2020
The inner circle tour was amazing. We had a group of 30 people so we were the only ones there for an hour before they opened. To be so close and able to ask questions of the tour guide and the Stonehenge representative there was awesome. Oliver, our guide, was the best guide I've ever had. He was knowledgeable and friendly and quick witted. We wanted to spend more time at Windsor castle so we left the tour in Windsor and took a train back. Over all a one in a lime time experience. It was the highlight of our London trip.
This tour was such a once in a lifetime experience. To be able to see stone henge as a small group was truly magical. Oliver, our guide, was extremely engaging and knowledgeable. Very highly recommend.
The day trip to Stonehenge & Oxford was well worth the time. Inner circle access was my only choice to visit Stonehenge and I'm glad it went very smoothly. Oxford and Windsor were really crowded but our guide Chris & driver Kevin were really professional and took great care of us. Nothing but positive to say about the tour.
FANTASTIC FANTASTIC TOUR GUIDE & TOUR 29 September 2nd 2019
, Sep 2019
Being a first timer as I've never done a tour guide nor London, this was by far one of the best ways I could have experienced parts of England I would not have known on my own. The bus was comfortable and Andrew Jackson of London (our tour guide) led in such a great way I could not have asked for a better experience. The tour itself was very full and naturally there's lots to take in. For a first timer this was pretty perfect (too perfect). Coming from NY where we are always pressed for time, quality, and value, this topped the cake for a great trip in a new city. Could not have asked for a better way to end such a wonderful week in London. Definitely worth your time; Very lucky to have experienced something so beautiful and rare.
Our guide feel asleep: The 3 stars are because of Stonehenge Inner Circle and inspite of everything else
, Sep 2019
Seeing Stonehenge from within the Circle is worth it, even though everything else added on a hefty price tag.
First the good: taking the inner access tour was one of the best decisions of my trip. It was breathtaking to walk among the stones and to have time there in (relative) isolation. I've been to Stonehenge before as part of the standard tour, and there is no comparison. Seeing the stones from within the circle is almost magical. It makes for fantastic pictures too!
Now for the bad...I'll lump them into three categories: the travel guide, the itinerary, and the company.
The travel guide: First, the travel guide was almost 30 minutes late to the bus because he feel asleep. Even with this delay, he approved an extra stop on the way back, making us even later on our return. Second, went on and on about his Instagram account about how he needed 5 star reviews (even after his nap). Third, he wasn't a great tour guide. For example, at the Windsor stop, he took us to a place out of view of the castle and took up most of our stop time by talking about the history of Henry IV - all stuff we could have read on Wikipedia. This left little time to see the town and was disappointing, because he had hinted all through the trip about his connections with the Royal family (calling the Queen boss and mentioning how he babysat for Prince Harry).
The Itinerary: It's too busy. The company should consider doing a solo Stonehenge Inner Access Trip. After the early start, there's no way you can probably appreciate the other two stops. It would have been much better to return directly after Stonehenge, allowing us to rest and then have time to enjoy London.
The company - Evans and Evans: First, our driver didn't have the contact information for our guide. Normally I don't think this would be a problem, but since our guide literally feel asleep while on the job....it caused some issues. Second, I heard the driver and the guide talking about how they and their coworkers are all worked ragged. Based on their comments, it seems as if the employees have a rather grueling schedule, which isn't exactly something I desire in my tour guide and driver.
Overall....if there's another way to get inner access to Stonehenge, I'd say take it. If not, this tour will do, just don't have high hopes for anything afterwards with this tour.
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. I like all the history he told us. However, in my option, the tour was too long. It tried to pack too many things into one day. I enjoyed the places we stopped at. We were able to tour part of Oxford University from the outside, but did not go into any of the colleges/universities themselves. Windsor was a nice place to top, but we only had time to get lunch and look at the castle from the outside. A tour of Windsor Castle was not part of the tour. The stop at Stonehenge was great. The information center at Stonehenge closed before our tour of the stones ended, so we did not get to go in it. The only really bad part of the trip was when we finished our tour of Stonehenge, there were no available bathrooms. We were told that they would stop along the way for a break, however, they did not. When the bus arrived back in the city, I had to leave quickly to find a bathroom. The guide reminded us to make sure we had everything when we got off the bus. I looked down at the floor in front of my seat before I left and did not see anything. In my haste to find a bathroom, I dashed off the bus, and only remembered later that I had purchased some things in Oxford. I had left them on the bus. It would have helped if the guide had told us at the end of the trip that items could end up underneath the seat where you would not see them when you got out of your seat. It would have been helpful if the guide or bus driver went through the bus right then to ensure passengers had all their belongings. seat. When I contacted the guide and the company, I got no response from either of them. I would not recommend this tour.
This tour was phenomenal! Being able to go into Stonehenge's inner circle was a once in a lifetime experience! We loved our visits to Oxford and Windsor too. Our guide Andy Jackson was so knowledgeable. Absolutely wonderful tour!!!