Stonehenge Explorer

The original Stonehenge Tour

Stonehenge at night
Amazing Stonehenge

Amazing Stonehenge

One of the world's most famous, mysterious and inspiring monuments of the Ancient World. The unmistakable image of Stonehenge standing alone on the Salisbury Plains is always breathtaking.

We offer the only direct tour to Stonehenge from Bath. A scenic one-hour journey with interesting commentary along the way from your local driver guide.

Come with us on the purple bus to explore its secrets, stories and 5,000 years of history.

Scarper Tours
  • Tours depart from central Bath
  • Includes Stonehenge Entrance fees
  • Scenic views and live commentary
  • Fast access tickets, lots of free time to explore
  • Duration of tour is 4 hours

Times & Prices

Adult £50
Student/Senior £45
Child 5-15 years £40

Prices include the Stonehenge Entrance ticket. Minimum age for tour is 5 years

Jan - April 1pm
May 2pm
June - July 10:30am & 2pm
August - Sept 2pm
Oct - Dec 1pm

Tours depart from outside the Abbey Hotel on Terrace Walk, Bath. BA1 1LF (see map below)

Frequently Asked Questions

About booking

Do I need to book this tour in advance, how do I book?

The Stonehenge Explorer is very popular so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Simply follow the BOOK NOW process. Payment is safe and secure using a debit / credit card.

Which ticket option should I choose?

Please select your chosen category from the list. A student is anyone who can show a valid Student ID card from any country on the day of travel. A Senior is anyone aged 65 years or over. Please note, the minimum age for this tour is 5 years.

How do I cancel, change the time or make an amendment to my booking?

If you need to cancel or make any changes to your booking then please let us know by email at Cancellations notified 24 hours or more before departure will receive a full refund. Cancellations notified less than 24 hours before departure are non-refundable. Changes to date or time can be made if notified 24 hours before, but are subject to availability.

Can I purchase the tour without an entrance ticket?

Scarper Tours have been given a daily allocation of tickets with guaranteed priority entrance for our customers. However, if you already have an entrance ticket or if you are a member of English Heritage, then please let the driver know as soon as you meet in Bath. Applicable entrance fees can be refunded back to you on the day of the tour.

About the tour

Where and when do I meet the bus?

The purple bus will be waiting in the centre of Bath at Terrace Walk, next to the Abbey Hotel. This is close to most city hotels and only a 5-minute walk from the train and bus stations. Please ensure that you arrive at the pick-up point 10 minutes before the departure time. We have an allocated arrival time at Stonehenge and other passengers to consider so it is essential that we leave on time.

Tell me more about the journey

The ride to Stonehenge is about 60km and takes just under one hour each way. We use luxury mini-coaches with large panoramic windows, air-conditioning and comfortable seats to ensure your journey is relaxing and enjoyable. Along the way, the driver/guide will point out sights of interest including Celtic Hill Forts, Thatched Cottages and (on a clear day) the famous Westbury White Horse Chalk Carving.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring your booking confirmation details, and your Student cards if applicable. British weather can be unpredictable so please come prepared. Stonehenge is normally a little cooler than the city so an extra layer of clothing is always a good idea. Our buses do have a rear compartment for storage but space is limited, so please bring only day packs / small luggage if possible. Audio guides are available to download to your smart phone in advance at the App Store and Google Play.

Tell me more about my time at Stonehenge

You will be at Stonehenge for a minimum of 2 hours. This is plenty of time to see Stonehenge properly and to enjoy the Exhibition Hall, Souvenir Shop and Cafe at the Visitor Centre. The driver/guide will sort your tickets and explain the layout of the site upon arrival before leaving you to enjoy Stonehenge at your own pace and leisure.

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