An Absolutely Surreal Moment
Seeing the Stonehenge was something I merely dreamt about. It felt like one day I was laying on my couch watching a documentary about the Stonehenge and next day I was standing in front of it. I can still feel the raw emotions when I booked the tour, hopped on that bus and witnessed history.
I promise, Stonehenge is worth it
How many people can say they’ve personally seen a Neolithic monument where its purpose is still shrouded in mystery; 1.4 million to be exact. I also wanted to tell everyone that I stood in front of a historic cemetery / reconstructed solar system created by ancient aliens. Plus I really wanted bragging rights…there is no shame in that.
Try not to let other negative reviews deter you because not all tours can be fun and exciting; it is the experience that matters. When you are arrive at Stonehenge, you are shown the Visitors Centre where there is a small cafe to grab a drink and/or a snack, use the washrooms and hop on the shuttle to the main attraction. Once there, you walk around a roped area with your audio guide and take in the moment. It is what it is…the Stonehenge.
Getting there couldn’t be any easier
Let’s start off by saying that I will take any opportunity to save money but I also love convenience. This tour is pretty affordable and if you research Groupon tours and online discount codes, you can get discounts on top of discounts. Hint: Buy one tour at a time because they will email you discount codes for future excursions.
Getting to the Victoria Coach Terminal is easy and quick and your voucher will have the meeting time, gate number and travel company information. The guided tour I chose was the Stonehenge/Bath tour which was absolutely perfect; other tours included other sites but I felt like it would have been too rushed. The Coach bus was very comfortable and naturally, the tour guides were very informative.
Upon returning to the City, instead of dropping you back at the Terminal; the bus stopped off at popular Tube stations. Even though I was tired, I decided to hop off at an area that I didn’t get a chance to explore and walked around.
If only I could turn back time
Apparently in 1977, they reduced direct contact with the stones and subsequently created special access tours where you could jump that precious rope. Albeit, my trip to England was rather spontaneous, I should have looked into this private tour. This private tour allows you to get really close to the monument where you can actually see the inner bluestones and well, get some kick-ass sunrise or sunset selfies. If I ever decide to see the Stonehenge again, this private tour is on my list.
A once in a lifetime moment
Visiting the Stonehenge was a once in a lifetime moment and a decision I will never regret. This ancient Wonder of the World was a one-day excursion from London and getting there was amazingly easy. So why not plan an epic trip to London and stop off in Salisbury while you are there.