- Celebrate the 2013 summer solstice at Stonehenge on a trip from London
- Walk inside the UNESCO-listed stone circle and get up close to the ancient stones
- Soak up the festival ambiance and watch pagan celebrations taking place
- Choose from a sunset or sunrise viewing
- Visit the prehistoric stone circle at Avebury and enjoy supper in Lacock (sunset viewing only)
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is the ultimate summer Stonehenge experience! Only during a solstice can you see the pagan rituals taking place around the stones. There’s also the bonus of a meal in one of Lacock’s historical pubs if you book the sunset viewing.
What You Can Expect
Sunset Viewing: June 20 (11 hours)
Leave central London in the early afternoon, traveling west out of the capital by luxury coach. Your first stop is Avebury, a small village in the county of Wiltshire that is home to three Neolithic stone circles – one of them being the largest in Europe. Walk around the site with your guide, and then travel to the picturesque village of Lacock for an early evening supper in a traditional village pub.
Hop back on board your coach and travel to Stonehenge, arriving around 7pm to walk around the stones as the crowds start to gather. Hear how its origins date back roughly 5,000 years, and learn about the different theories that surround the mystical stone circle. Was it built as a temple to the sun or an elaborate burial ground? Where did the 40-ton (36-tonne) stones come from and who put them there? Pose for photos as the sun sets on the famous stones around 9:30pm, and watch the pagan rituals and ceremonies taking place to mark the summer solstice.
After three hours at Stonehenge, return to your coach and travel back to central London, finishing your tour at the start point around midnight.
Sunrise Viewing: June 21 (7 hours)
Board your coach in central London in the early hours of the morning, and then travel by coach straight to Stonehenge, arriving around 3am. The sun should start to rise around 4:45am, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the party atmosphere that builds up to the event. Walk around the stones, watching the celebrations and pondering the mysteries about the legendary stone circle with your guide.
After enjoying roughly 2 hours and 45 minutes at the site, return to your coach and travel back to central London. Your excursion finishes at the start point around 8am.