Southampton Stonehenge & Bath Tour Transfer
Time & Cost Efficient Way To See Bath & Stonehenge On Way To London From Your Cruise
|Pulteney Bridge Bath|
Private Cruise Tour Transfer Between Southampton & London
Join us on this day tour visiting two of England's most popular attractions outside London, Stonehenge and Georgian Bath
A full day tour will start with a pickup from your cruise ship at Southampton and end at your London hotel or airport. (Or if you wish, do the tour transfer in the opposite direction or return to Southampton, this is no problem).
You'll see some really nice villages, thatched cottages, Norman churches and plenty of views too. We recommend an English pub stop for lunch.
Along the way we'll explain the history, show you ancient places not in the guide books and tell you about the English themselves.
Our experienced driver/guides will provide full commentary and help along the way.
|Cruise Tour Transfer Overview|
|An Hour At Stonehenge|
With Late Flight Solution
|Guided Tour Transfers|
|Salisbury & Stonehenge
(With Option For Windsor)
|Stonehenge & Bath|
|Countryside, Pubs, Villages & Stonehenge|
Tour Vehicle, Luggage, Guiding, Meeting etc.
We use comfortable cars, MPV's and small touring buses that will take you and your luggage securely on a day to remember.
This is a private tour exclusive to your party.
Ad hoc changes and unscheduled stops on the day can be made in agreement with the driver. As long as what is requested is legal it'll normally happen.
The driver/guide will personally meet and greet your party as you exit into the public area of the cruise or airport terminal or come to reception in your hotel.
The driver/guide will provide a full briefing on the vehicle prior to the arrival of each destination and also commentary and banter all along the route.
Stonehenge & Bath Tour
For the majority of cruises assisted disembarkation starts at 07:00 with the last stragglers off the ship by 09:00. The vehicle will normally arrive at the cruise terminal at 08:00 and we aim to be on our way by 08:30. (However if you get a firm disembarkation time on ship, contact us and we'll adjust accordingly).
The driver/guide will provide a meet and greet service as you exit customs and stow your luggage within the vehicle.
After introductions, the vehicle is soon on its way for the journey to Stonehenge.
Southampton to Stonehenge via Salisbury
Soon, we're at Salisbury - a medieval wool city with its icon, Salisbury Cathedral, dominating the skyline on the approaches to the city. On this tour there is no time to stop, but dependent on the time situation a drive by or quick photo opportunity may be available.
After Salisbury, the scenic tour begins. We climb out of the Avon valley past the old Salisbury, (Old Sarum) an old Iron Age Hill Fort. the Woodford Valley.
After Old Sarum, we descend into the Woodford Valley and follow the river past sleepy villages with limestone walls, thatched cottages, riverside pubs, Norman churches - a taster of the English countryside, very different to London. At the end of the valley is Stonehenge.
Stonehenge certainly can be a mystical place. Most people take around 45 minutes to visit the monument, an audio guide is included in admission.
Our driver/guide though will help you get the most of your visit with further insights and guiding, maximising the Stonehenge experience.
Stonehenge To Bath via Lacock
After leaving Stonehenge its about an hours drive to Lacock. We traverse Salisbury Plain. We are in sheep country, you will see a lot of sheep today. Many of the villages that we visit and pass through are 'wool villages'.
After driving through a British Army tank range we start going through the unspoilt English villages. Thatched cottages, Norman churches, black and white wooden fronted medieval timber framed houses line the road. We venture down single track roads for some of the journey so you really are off the tourist track in the middle of the countryside.
An impressive sight is Caen Hill Locks.
Built in the early 19th century, just before the railways the Kennet and Avon canal links the Thames and Avon's rivers, enabling coast to coast river travel from London to Bristol .Perhaps we'll see a narrow boat using the canal locks that climb Caen Hill on the 3 hour ascent or descent.
We'll stop and watch the spectacle or talk you through how the locks operate.
5 minutes later nearly everyone gets off to picture our favourite thatched cottage and few can resist the scenic view over Lacock destination.
Lacock is an old wool town where all the buildings in the village are more than 200 years old. It is not a museum piece, but a living working village with school, post office, church, tithe barn, bakery and several pubs.
|Typical Lacock House|
You will have seen a lot of sheep today. In medieval times the wool industry was the industry in the region and most of the medieval timber houses you will see were funded from the wool trade.
Because of the nature of Lacock, a lot of period films have shot here ranging from Jane Austen to in recent times Harry Potter. Our driver/guide will take you on a walking tour of the village.
Adjacent to the village is Lacock Abbey, one of the few abbeys to survive the Reformation in Tudor times.
An option is to take lunch in the George Inn, a 13th century Inn, the oldest in England complete with stocks and medieval fireplace with dog wheel, a highlight of the day for many. Clearly taking lunch will eat into your time at Bath.
The first photography was also experimented with in the very room you eat. Prices are local and the food home cooked, so you'll get an authentic pub experience.
Its only a 30 minute journey from Lacock to Bath, where there is plenty to see and do. First of all we do an orientation tour on the bus of all the main sights, then its up to you to make the hard choice of what to prioritise in the all to short time you have in Bath.
|Roman Baths at Bath|
Bath itself is very compact, nearly everything you want to see is within 10 minutes walk of each other. We will drop you off by the Roman Baths, right in the centre at the official coach drop off point.
Bath's attractions are crudely split between the Roman Baths from 2,000 years ago and the Georgian period in the 18th century where much of what you see now was built.
The Roman Baths normally take around an hour for visitors. An audio guide is part of the admission fee. The Pump Room, part of the Roman Baths complex is 'the' place to take afternoon tea.
In the 18th century Bath had a 'season' where if you were anybody this is where you came to network. This is the time of Jane Austin, several of her novels were set in Bath and there is a museum and tea room.
The Georgian architecture built to facilitate this 'polite' society is still very much the attraction now. This is the world of Jane Austen who lived here for a time. There is a Jane Austen museum you can visit and many of the streets in her books you can still follow today.
The shopping area is worthwhile. In the very centre are medieval style alleyways and an old indoor market.
Its a long drive to Central London hotels from Bath, around 2.5 hours
Typical Tour Schedules
Classic Tour with no stop at Lacock
08:30 - Leave Southampton
09:45 - 10:45 Stonehenge
12:00 - 14:30 Bath
17:00 Arrive at London hotels.
Classic Tour With Walk Around Lacock
08:30 - Leave Southampton
09:45 - 10:15 Stonehenge photo stop
11:15 - 11:45 Lacock walk
12:15 - 14:30 Bath
17:00 - Arrive at London hotels.
Note: It is not possible to do this tour in the London to Southampton direction and be in Southampton in time to board a cruise.
|Indicative Rates For Popular Southampton Cruise Full Day Tour Transfers|
To 3 People
| 4 - 8
|£395||from £425~||from £549*||from £599*||p.o.a|
|Pubs, Country, Villages & Stonehenge||£395||from £425~||from £549*||from £599*||p.o.a|
|Salisbury, Stonehenge & Windsor||£395||from £425~||from £549*||from £599*||p.o.a|
|# Lowest cost is for Heathrow||~Price depends on luggage||*Price varies on quality of guiding required|
Southampton Shared Cruise Tour Transfer - Visiting Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor
Visit three world class attractions in a luxury guided touring bus and be dropped off at your Heathrow or London hotel late afternoon.
Great value for money and a stress free option to get from Southampton to your Heathrow or London accommodation. Large luxury touring coach and professional guide.
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