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London to Southampton Cruise Terminal via Stonehenge

1. London to Southampton Cruise Terminal via Stonehenge

Travel by executive coach from London to the Southampton cruise terminal via Stonehenge on this 6-hour excursion. One of the greatest mysteries of the prehistoric world, Stonehenge has been described as a temple, as a clock, and by some as a burial site. Enjoy a visit with an audio-guided tour around the world-famous stones. After 90 minutes at Stonehenge you’ll depart on the 1-hour drive to Southampton. When you arrive at the cruise terminal all you’ll need to do is identify your luggage to the porters and then check-in to begin your cruise. The tour price includes travel by executive coach, admission to Stonehenge, the services of a tour manager, and drop off at Southampton Cruise Terminal.

London: Transfer to Southampton with Windsor Castle Visit

2. London: Transfer to Southampton with Windsor Castle Visit

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in London or Heathrow, then heads towards Windsor Castle where over 900-years of royal history awaits you. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest continuously occupied castle in the world, and the official home of the current Queen, Elizabeth II. At the castle, enjoy the chance to explore the lavish state apartments, the Grand Reception Room, and the Royal Chapel of St George, which is the resting place of former Kings and Queens and also the setting for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2018 wedding. After your visit to Windsor Castle, begin the 90 to 120-minute journey to Southampton. Upon arrival in Southampton, head straight to the cruise terminal check-in desk where the porters will take care of your luggage and ensure it is delivered to your cabin. Please make sure that you use the luggage label in your cruise package to facilitate this. Drop-off at the terminal will be between 1:30 and 2pm.

From Southampton: Bath and Windsor Tour with London Drop-Off

3. From Southampton: Bath and Windsor Tour with London Drop-Off

After meeting your tour guide and driver, the tour will begin the journey into the limestone country, complete with rolling hills and honey-colored cottages, before edging westwards into the Mendip Hills towards Bath, a city popular for over two thousand years, owing to the hot thermal springs that attracted both Celtic Kings and a while later, Roman aristocracy and is still a popular destination today. On arrival, there will be a full tour followed by optional entry to the Roman Baths, a testament to the cult of Sulis Minerva, both a God of healing and of the underworld. Walk along the original Roman paving, admire the ruins of the ancient temple, and steaming baths. After the city tour there will be free time for lunch before the tour departs for its next stop, Royal Windsor. Over 900 years of Royal history awaits you at the majestic Windsor Castle, a favorite home of the current Queen, and the largest inhabited castle in the world. You will have the option of entering the Castle (except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) where you can see the state apartments and the Royal Chapel of St.George. The town of Windsor sits alongside the River Thames with royal parks, traditional shops, and typical English pubs, making it one of England's most popular destinations. Departing Windsor the coach will begin the drop-offs to selected Heathrow hotels, all Heathrow airport terminals, selected mainline train stations and any centrally located London accommodation. Drop-offs at Heathrow begin between 5:15 PM and 5:45 PM, and the tour aims to drop off in London between 6:45 PM and 7:30 PM. All timings are approximate and subject to traffic and other delays.

Isle of Wight Minibus Tour from Bournemouth

4. Isle of Wight Minibus Tour from Bournemouth

Join a full-day bus tour to explore the Isle of Wight from Bournemouth. Once on the ferry, relax and let the views unfold. The crossing takes approximately an hour to reach East Cowes. Once arrived, you will head straight to the Needles and Alum Bay. Watch the landscape along the journey, and hear stories from your driver of the area. There is a two hour stop at the Needles, where you can walk out on the head land and discover where the name came from, of you can spend time wondering Alum Bay at the Needles Park. Spend time admiring the brightly colored sand, or even catch a chair life down to walk along the beach. Next stop is Tennyson Down, by which you will pass by old villages on the way and then drive down the coast. Have a stop at Compton Bay to enjoy the views. Then travel north across the island to Osborne House. Learn about the history of Osborne House, which was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's seaside palace. Queen Victoria said once "It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot".  If you don't want a tour at the Osborne House, feel free to wonder about Ryde, a pretty seaside resort, with small shops, cafes and pubs. This town also has passenger hovercraft, so keep your eyes peeled for those traveling around. The tour will catch the 5:30 PM ferry back to Southampton and will reach Bournemouth by roughly 7:00 PM.

London: Transfer to Southampton Terminals via Winchester

5. London: Transfer to Southampton Terminals via Winchester

The experience begins with pickup from London and leaves the city behind as you head towards Southampton via Winchester. Once the joint capital of England, Winchester has been associated with royalty as far back as the famous Alfred the Great, and boasts an array of historical landmarks including a medieval cathedral. Upon arrival, head to the incredible Winchester Cathedral, the resting place of many Saxon Kings, as well as King William Rufus, and the novelist Jane Austen. Soak up the impressive interior of the building, which has the longest nave in Europe and an original medieval tiled floor. Learn about the history of the cathedral, which in 1554 was used as the venue for the wedding of King Philip of Spain to the infamous ‘Bloody Mary’, also known as Queen Mary Tudor. During your time in Winchester, you can also visit the Great Hall, a seat of many English Kings and Queen, and home to the legendary Round Table of King Arthur. After some time exploring Winchester, hop back on the bus for the last leg of the journey to Southampton which takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes. After your arrival at Southampton Cruise Terminals, go straight to the check-in desk where the porters will take care of your luggage and ensure it is delivered to your cabin. Please make sure you use the luggage label in your cruise pack to facilitate this.

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What people are saying about Southampton

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The perfect way to transfer from London to Southampton (cruise). Trip was easy and comfortable. There’s not a lot to do in Stonehenge, so making it part of a trip to get to your cruise was extremely convenient and the best way to check Stonehenge off your bucket list.

Andrew was a joy to have as our tour guide. Not only is he knowledgeable but he can convey a multitude of historic tidbits that are so interesting. I hope I can take a tour with him again.

Excellent service. We were a party of 12 Our driver was waiting for us at the exit of the Royal Caribbean ship terminal. He drove us to the hotel in London. Excellent service.

Great pick up right at our hotel. Guide had lots of great information and was friendly and helpful. Stonehenge is interesting and a great stop on the way to the cruise port.

Fun outing on the way to our cruise ship. Pick up was convenient and the driver and guide were awesome.