Independent port of call shore excursions from Southampton cruise ships

Practical information on day trips from Southampton from your cruise ship


Sightseeing & day tours from Southampton

If your cruise ship is docked at Southampton for the day, or you have decided to stay a couple of days at a Southampton hotel before or after your cruise there is a wealth of world class sightseeing on your doorstep.


Portsmouth, Winchester, Salisbury and Stonehenge are all within an hour and can be visited independently by public transport or with your own private car and driver.

Southampton itself is a commercial port primarily and there are no scheduled public day tours that you can take that depart and return to Southampton.

Although Southampton is often labelled as a cruise port for London, it is 65 miles away and for a day trip 4 hours would need to be put aside for the travelling to and from London.


Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge, the scenic Cotswolds region or Oxford are possible by private car and much closer than London.


Main sightseeing and day trips from Southampton


Day trips to Salisbury

Salisbury is famous for Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta within the Chapter House.

Salisbury is a very welcoming small city with a historic medieval city centre.


Salisbury - more details

Day trips to Stonehenge

Salisbury is the closest town/city to world famous Stonehenge. The Stonehenge Tour Bus runs at least hourly between Salisbury and Stonehenge and also visits Old Sarum an old iron age hill fort with much history itself.


Stonehenge - more details

Day trips to Bath

The Roman Baths at Bath day trips from southampton cruise

The Roman Baths at Bath

Bath is a little further away, around 90-100 minutes by car but well worth the effort - there is so much to see and do. The most common comment from our visitors is that must come back one day for an extended visit. Stonehenge is about half-way on the route to Bath.


Bath - more details

Day trips to London

London is possible but its best part of a 2 hour journey in both directions, so do factor this in.

Day trips to Portsmouth

Portsmouth is the home of the British Navy and the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a major attraction with a wide variety of things to see,do and experience..

Day trips to Winchester

Winchester like Salisbury is known for its medieval Cathedral, one of the finest in England and welcoming city centre. The Great Hall of Winchester Castle houses the medieval round table linked to King Arthur. There are several trains each hour between Southampton and Winchester each hour taking 15-20 minutes.

Visit the English Countryside and "Pubs"

There is a wide choice of options to visit quintessential English villages with thatched roofs and pubs and the rolling green countryside, some of the finest scenery of its type in the world.


Independent sightseeing by train

Southampton is a good railway hub with frequent train services to Portsmouth, Salisbury, Winchester, Bath and London. Southampton railway station is a 5-10 minute cab ride from the cruise terminals at Southampton.


Stonehenge the most popular private shore excursions from Southampton

Stonehenge is top of the list for shore excursion from Southampton, about 50 minutes drive from your cruise ship.

We have flexible options for private tours of Stonehenge and the Stonehenge landscape that go well beyond the scope of what most visitors to Stonehenge from Southampton will witness.

Private shore excursions to Stonehenge from Southampton - Full details

Other Affordable fully private shore excursions from Southampton

There are so many wonderful places to visit with an hour or so of Southampton. Unfortunately Southampton is a commercial port and doesn't support scheduled public coach tours.


However we can provide you with a top quality and affordable private tour option.


  • Exclusive use of an executive touring vehicle for up to 6 people

  • Create your own itinerary or take any of our regular tour routes - the choice is yours

  • Our prices are based 4, 6 or 8 hours hire, or you can use the enquiry form below if you want something else.

  • Choose a friendly driver option or engage the service of an expert guide to accompany you for the day

  • Simple, clear and transparent pricing with secure payment

  • Option to discuss your tour requirements before committing using our enquiry/quotation form below.


In Depth Tour of Cotswolds & Stratford Day Tour From London Ticketing


Map Of Tour Options From Southampton


Discuss your Southampton shore excursion requirement prior to booking

Every tour we carry out has been customised to the individual needs of the customer, every tour is different.


We take great care in the planning phase making sure the itinerary you agree to is a great fit of your needs.

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