Southampton Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Southampton via Stonehenge | La Vacanza Travel

Southampton Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Southampton via Stonehenge

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, United Kingdom, London
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  • 6 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Leave your central London hotel for your cruise departure at Southampton Port, stopping to visit Stonehenge on the way! The prehistoric stone circle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sits roughly half-way between London and Southampton, making it an ideal stop before your cruise. Explore this intriguing monument at leisure, pondering its many mysteries before arriving at Southampton Port.

Leave your central London hotel by luxury coach and relax on the journey west, passing through London’s busy urban metropolis and into the peaceful Wiltshire countryside. While traveling, your tour manager will give you some insights into Wiltshire’s most intriguing relic – Stonehenge – and explain a few of the theories about the building of this Megalithic stone circle.

After traveling for roughly 1.5 hours, arrive at Stonehenge and spend time exploring this incredible site independently. While strolling around this UNESCO World Heritage Site, ponder the tales your tour manager told you earlier, and make up your own mind about how and why it came to stand. Was it built as an astrological observatory, or was it perhaps intended as a sacred burial place? How did the gigantic Sarsen stones get to the site when no machinery existed to transport them?

At the pre-arranged time, meet your tour manager back on the coach and then relax on the journey to Southampton on England’s coast. Your guide will drop you off right outside Southampton cruise terminal in time for your cruise.

Inclusions
  • One-way shared transfer by luxury coach
  • Services of a friendly tour manager
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Baggage storage
  • Entry to Stonehenge
  • Maximum of 2 items of hold luggage (23kg each) and 1 item of carry-on luggage (10kg) per person.

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Each person is allowed a maximum of 2 items of hold luggage (23kg each) and 1 item of carry-on luggage (10kg).
  • Should you wish to bring any mobility aids (wheelchairs or walkers) you MUST contact the operator in advance and provide full dimensions and weight. These items must be able to be folded and stored in the luggage hold. Wheelchairs must be counted as 1 item of your hold luggage.
  • If timed embarkation policies are introduced we will contact all customers prior to the your transfer to confirm your specific timings.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Departure Point

Pickup Details

We offer a pick up from any London city centre hotel (Zone 1), Airbnb property and selected Heathrow Airport hotels. London city centre pick ups begin at 07:00am, and Heathrow airport hotels pick up is between 9.00am and 9.45am. Unfortunately we are unable to collect from Heathrow airport terminals. On the morning of your departure please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your pick up time. Your tour guide or driver will come into the hotel to find you and will be holding a board reading "International Friends". If you are not staying in the hotel that you have selected as the meeting point, you must inform us of where you are staying so that we can contact you if necessary.

Ports

Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 1QG, UK

Airports

Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 England

Other

Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 1QG, UK - We offer a pick up from any London city centre hotel/Airbnb property/selected Heathrow Airport hotels.


Departure Time

07:00 AM


Return Details

Herbert Walker Avenue, Herbert Walker Ave, Southampton SO15, UK - There are four cruise terminals at Southampton. In normal circumstances the coach will take an hour or slightly less to travel from Stonehenge to Southampton arriving between 1:30pm to 2:00pm. At Southampton step off the coach and walk straight to the check-in desk. Porters will take care of your luggage, ensuring it is delivered directly to your cabin. Make sure you use the luggage label in your cruise pack to facilitate this.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

6 hours


User's Reviews

brigitte_w

25 Feb, 2024

We were not planning on going to Stonehenge on this trip but after we saw the prices of transportation from London Hotel to Southampton cruise port was so high, I found this sightseeing excursion that ended at the Southampton cruise port ! It was the best way to travel with a bonus, we saw Stonehenge! I would recommend this tour! Happy we go to see Stonehenge! The driver Steven and tour guide Rachel were so friendly and fun!🤩

Judith_R

15 Nov, 2023

Finally, after many years of waiting, we got to check Stonehenge off the bucket list. It was an amazing experience and the tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.

Brenda_R

08 Nov, 2023

I'm only giving a two star rating, because we did make it to our Cruise Ship! The pick up in London by the coach and representative was great. However, after the last pick up, the representative left the group, with the coach driver only. It was his first time. Almost immediately, things started to go wrong - including being diagonally stuck on a street corner in downtown London for 20 minutes; countless back streets, wrong turns to get out of London; zero communication (I mean zero) from the coach driver; no idea what to do (and no instructions to his passengers) on arrival at Stonehenge; once again - many wrong turns, u-turns and indirect routing to eventually get to Southampton to catch our cruise ship. On board our transfer bus, were two different groups of passengers, for two different cruise ships. The first group were dropped off fairly easily - though incredibly late. For those of us still on board for the second ship - we were frantic, as boarding must be completed by 3pm. At 3.05pm we finally left the first cruise ship departure area, and headed to ours. To have the driver go straight past it! One of our fellow passengers, had to take control, and explain to the driver that he had just driven straight past our drop off point; and that once again, we had to do a u-turn to get to our destination. Only giving this two stars because: we did get picked up, we did go to Stonehenge, and we did get to our ship - as outlined in the description. BUT - the company running this should provide a lot more assistance to their first time drivers. We could not believe our luck that the cruise line still let us check in, so late, despite assurances from the transfer company that we would be there at least 30 minutes prior to cut off time. Instead it was 20 minutes past cut off time. Very stressful.

Donald_Y

31 Oct, 2023

Absolutely perfect. Great transfer and fantastic tour guide👍ran like clockwork! Maybe a little high on price. But worth it knowing we had no worries getting from London to ship! Thank you

Gary_M

31 Oct, 2023

Our tour guide, Katherine and driver Silva were both excellent. The entire experience was awesome!!!

User's Picture Gallery

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Stonehenge tour to cruise port

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Great transfer from London to Southampton via Stonehenge!

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Wonderful experience!

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One of the best excursions we have ever taken. Stonehenge was fascinating thanks to the knowledge imparted by Mike

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Great way to get from London UK hotel to Southampton cruise port!

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Great way to start a cruise from Southampton

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History in comfort

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Perfect Combination!

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Great pre-cruise excursion

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Visit Stonehenge on the way to your cruise ship and skip an expensive shore excursion

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The driver Curacao Paul arrived...

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