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Planning your shore excursion. Southampton Cruise Tours want you to have the best experience for your time with us. Which tour? How many tours? Castles or gardens? History or scenic drives? Half or full day? Active or disabled friendly? We can supply choices and recommendations based upon your interests and requirements including time available.
See the below Tour list with helpful practical information for combination tours and stop-offs for Heathrow, Gatwick and London.
London transfers with tour on the way. A common theme is to transfer to and from either London Heathrow or a London hotel with plenty of time to spare for any onward journey. There are many Southampton cruise excursions that can be accommodated within an itinerary. See more on our Southampton Cruise Transfers Page.
Itinerary. Shore excursion identified with requirements accommodated and costs detailed. Options for flexibilty can be incorporated into any quote. For example, additional hours or adapting your day.
Booking. Once you are completely happy with every aspect an invoice will be emailed for your approval and deposit to confirm your booking.
A confirmation of booking will be emailed with a Part Paid Invoice.
Keeping in touch. We will be in contact with you before your tour to reassure you that we are prepared and looking forward to meeting you. Driver name and mobile/cell number will be supplied.
Phone contact for confidence and reassurance. A courtesy text message (WhatsApp etc.) a day or so before your arrival.
Arriving at the airport/cruise terminal. A further message to let you know that your driver is at the terminal and prepared to receive you. Arriving at a foreign port can be confusing and stressful.
Meet & Greet. Being reassured you can identify your personal driver by a board with your name and a friendly welcoming face.
Southampton Cruise Tours luxury private cruise excursions. Catering for self-guided tours with local knowledgable friendly and professional private drivers. Partnered with luxury modern Mercedes vehicles.
Tours close to Southampton, Combination Tours and Tours during transfer to Central London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
Click on the tour name for more information on the tour page of interest. Miles are calculated from Southampton Cruise Terminals.
Windsor Castle 61.5 miles (easy reach of Heathrow Airport and London). A popular stop on route for London and Heathrow.
Stonehenge 32 miles. Easy reach of Southampton. Most popular tour when combined with Salisbury Cathedral and City. Most popular combined tour with transfer for London and Heathrow.
Salsibury Cathedral and City 24 miles, comments as per Stonehenge.
Avebury Henge & Stone Circles 51.5 miles, great combination with Salisbury Cathedral and City.
The New Forest 9 miles, easy reach of Southampton.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 21 miles, easy reach of Southampton. Could be combined with Arundel Castle. Consider stop for transfer to Gatwick.
Bovington Tank Museum 48 miles, easy reach of Southampton.
Arundel Castle 43 miles, easy reach of Southampton. Comments as per Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Winchester Cathedral and City 9 miles, easy reach of Southampton. Consider combined tour with Jane Austen. Popular tour during transfer for London and Heathrow.
Jane Austen 29 miles, easy reach of Southampton. Consider combined tour with Winchester Cathedral and City or during transfer for London and Heathrow.
Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery 28.5 miles, easy reach of Southampton.
Downton Abbey at Highclere Castle 33.5 miles, easy reach of Southampton. Recommended by itself but could be combined with Winchester Cathedral and City.
Oxford City 67 miles. Considered by itself due to travel and so much to see and do.
Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon 118 miles. Considered by itself due to travel time/distance and hire duration. A tour more appropriate for a stop during transfer.
City of Bath 63 miles. Considered by itself as an 8 hour hire or combining with Lacock Abbey & Village (20 minutes from Bath) adjusting time at each location.
Lacock Abbey & Village 56.5 miles, Comments as per Bath City.
The Cotswolds (Area of Outstanding natural Beauty) 88 miles. Only considered during onward transfer to or through the area. Due to large area and travel from Southampton.
Southampton Cruise Tours Self-guided Excursions. Perfect for the private and personal cruise excusion experience.
Accommodating single and couples to small family groups.
Most locations have audio guides and information displays for you to explore in your own time. Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral are good examples.
Itineraries are a guide so adjust your time accordingly. Spend more or less time at one location to spend more or less time at the next. As long as the hire period or time affected entry (tickets etc.) are not compromised. Your driver will be able to advice.
Airport And All Transfers For Your Cruise Holiday
Specialising in full or half 'day' cruise excursions both from and return to Southampton Cruise Port that include National Trust and English Heritage sites.
An executive standard suited for individuals, families or small groups.
A personal, friendly and professional service.
National Trust for places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty.
English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from World-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles and Roman forts.
Licensed for Private Hire by Southampton City Council vehicles will be immaculantly presented with cool bottled water. Chauffeurs will be suited and smart providing a friendly and professional service.
Tours Made For You - There are so many sights to see and places to visit from your cruise terminal in Southampton.
Self Guided or Qualified Tour Guide - Self guided tours are the standard. Working with Southampton Tour Guide Association providing an enhanced experience. Additional fee required.
Southampton Cruise Tours can create a tour that fits your schedule and interests. From standard to bespoke.
Committed To Customer Satisfaction – Will always be a priority to promote confidence and reassurance. Reviews and comments are actively encouraged.
Southampton Cruise Tours Aim -
To Make Your Tour The High Point Of Your Vacation.
Mercedes S Class saloon & Mercedes V Class for up to six passengers