Things to do in
Southampton

Our most recommended things to do in Southampton

London: Heathrow Airport to/from Southampton Bus Transfer

1. London: Heathrow Airport to/from Southampton Bus Transfer

Relax on the way to your holiday with a great value bus transfer from Heathrow Airport and the Southampton City Center. With regular departures throughout the day, you can sit back and enjoy the convenient and affordable journey. High-specification coaches will take you directly from the airport door to central Southampton. Relax in leather seats with headrests, seat-back tables, ample legroom, toilets, air conditioning, WiFi, and power sockets. Using your GetYourGuide voucher you will be able to board your specific service with no need to worry. Reliable, modern and comfortable vehicles will get you to and from Southampton with no hassle.

London to Southampton Cruise Terminal via Stonehenge

2. 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.

Southampton Port: London via Salisbury, Stonehenge & Windsor

3. Southampton Port: London via Salisbury, Stonehenge & Windsor

After travelling through the stunning countryside and villages of Wiltshire, we arrive for a short photo stop in the charming town of Salisbury. We walk through the Medieval St Ann's Gate and the cathedral close, seeing an impressive collection of historic buildings, and then take time to admire its impressive tower and spire - at 404 feet the tallest in the country - constructed in a short space of time from 1220 to 1258. We then enter the cloisters, built from 1261, and the largest in the country, to complete our walk. Unfortunately, there is not enough time to enter Salisbury Cathedral on this tour. Before arriving at Stonehenge your guide will tell you about the many myths, legends, and facts surrounding this prehistoric structure. Stonehenge has been described as one of the greatest mysteries of the prehistoric world. Was it a temple, a clock, a burial site, or something else? On arrival you’ll have time for a visit and an audio-guided tour around the world famous stones, or time to browse the gift shop. After 90 minutes at Stonehenge you’ll depart for Royal Windsor, where you’re scheduled to arrive in time for a late lunch. You’ll then have some time to explore the city and castle. Windsor Castle is the largest continuously occupied castle in the world and your guide will tell you about its history from William the Conqueror to the current King (Windsor Castle is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays). The coach departs Windsor at 16:00 and passengers will be dropped off at major Heathrow hotels beginning at 16:45. When booking, please specify your hotel and the terminal, if applicable. Drop offs are also provided at terminals 1-5. A drive into London is next, which is less than an hour from Heathrow. The guide will manage the hotel drop offs, where additional vehicles or taxis may be used (included in the price) to ensure the hotel drops are completed as quickly as possible. Drop off options include 250 London hotels and selected main line London train stations.

Transfer from Southampton Cruise Terminal to Hotel/Airport

4. Transfer from Southampton Cruise Terminal to Hotel/Airport

This transfer from any terminal from Southampton cruise terminal to London Hotel or London airports makes traveling simple and easy for you. These transfers operate 24 hours, 7 days a week. This shared transfer will take you from your cruise terminal arrival hall to the destination of your choice in London. Your driver will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name on it. They will assist you with your luggage, then drive you to your destination while you relax comfortably in the vehicle.

London to Southern England Cruise Terminals Transfers

5. London to Southern England Cruise Terminals Transfers

Your driver or assistant will meet you at your accommodation, holding a sign with the lead traveler's name on it. The driver will then assist you with your luggage, loading it into the vehicle. The vehicle used is no more than 3 years old. Sufficient time will be allowed for any traffic delays, ensuring that you arrive on time.  Enjoy the English countryside as you travel to the cruise port. The driver will once more assist you with your luggage and bid you farewell as you board the cruise ship.

Southampton: Secrets of the Titanic Guided Walking Tour

6. Southampton: Secrets of the Titanic Guided Walking Tour

Explore the Southampton's relationship with the ill-fated Tanitic on this guided walking tour. Soak up sights along the way on the QE2 Mile walkway and Oxford Street. Finish your tour with some classic pub fare and a pint with the included 20% off at The White Star Pub (reservation required).  Meet your guide outside the Starbucks on the Town Quay Pier and begin your stroll in the bustling Port of Southampton. Step back in time as your guide tells you about famous ocean liners from the city's past. Pass by the Mayflower Memorial, where the famous Pilgrim Ship sailed to America. Take in the QE2 Mile pedestrian route which passes thorugh the heart of the city. Stroll down Oxford Street which is lined with cozy bars, restaurants, and coffee shops.

From London: Transfer to Southampton City Cruise Terminal

7. From London: Transfer to Southampton City Cruise Terminal

Enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and panoramic views on a relaxing and scenic drive to the port at Southampton. Lean back in reclining seats and three-point seat belts that ensure a safe and comfortable journey. From your pickup, your driver will help you load your luggage in for the drive to the port. Buckle up, and relax as you’re transferred hassle-free to your cruise. Depending on traffic, arrive at Southampton port at noon. Staff from the shuttle service will assist you in unloading your bags and ensuring they’re safely transported to your cruise ship. After unloading your bags, you will have the freedom to explore the Southampton cruise port and enjoy the surrounding area. Whether you want to do some last-minute shopping, grab a bite to eat, or simply relax before your cruise, there are plenty of options available.

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

8. 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 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 await you at the majestic Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world. You will enter 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. St George’s Chapel is closed to visitors on Sundays as services are held throughout the day so you will not be able to enter the chapel. Access to St George’s Chapel may be limited on busy days and during service. 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 5:00 PM and 5:45 PM, and the tour aims to drop off in central London between 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM. All timings are approximate and subject to traffic and other delays.

Southampton Cruise Terminal to London Direct Transfer

9. Southampton Cruise Terminal to London Direct Transfer

Relax at the end of your cruise with a direct transfer from Southampton's cruise ship terminal to Heathrow Airport, selected train stations, or central London hotels. Save money with our shared service, which is scheduled to serve ships operated by Celebrity Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Oceania, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Princess. If your ship is with another cruise line, you can still use our service by making your way to the nearest ship on our pickup list. Relax in an executive vehicle as we take you to your selected drop-off location.

Southampton: Cruise Transfer to London via Stonehenge

10. Southampton: Cruise Transfer to London via Stonehenge

Following your departure from Southampton, visit Stonehenge. Shrouded in mystery, learn about the ancient origins of this stone circle, its creators and worshipers, and the alignments to the yearly cycle. Spend around 2 hours at this awe-inspiring ancient circle and hear the many theories and mysteries behind Stonehenge as you explore this mythical site. Make use of the included shuttle bus to the Stones and enjoy the visitor center, gift shop, and cafe. Finally, enjoy a smooth, hassle-free transfer to your London hotel or Heathrow.

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Overall rating

4.5
(189 reviews)

Both our guide, Valentina, and our coach driver, George, were excellent in their respective roles. Both were very personal and professional. Valentina was full of knowledge and had an awesome personality. George was an excellent driver. Stonehenge was amazing. I would highly recommend International Friends as an excursion company if you are in need of transportation from a London hotel to the port of Southampton with a stop at Stonehenge.

Our guide was very informative during the tour. As our tour started in Southhampton and ended in London, all the transportation to the sites, tickets and info were included. Transportation to the place we were staying was also provided, ours was not a hotel in London, but an apartment. Stress free for people who are not world travelers and need that extra help. Thanks for making the tour great!

Peter our tour guide was kind, courteous and very knowledgeable. He gave us information and helpful hints to navigate each site. We were given time at each stop without being rushed. The vehicle was spacious and comfortable. We would highly recommend this tour.

The operator at the station in Southhampton was late and as a consequence many customers were subjected to 39F wether for a considerable amount of time.

Once we were at the same gate, everything went smoothly. He even stopped to let me use the bathroom.