Private tour transfers to/from Southampton Cruises

Customise your own itinerary on your transfer with sightseeing

Tour The English Countryside From Southampton

Private transfers: get off the beaten tourist track by car or van

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What is there to see between Southampton & London?

It's about 80 miles (128km) between Southampton to the centre of London. Between Southampton and Central London there is a wide choice of things to see and do.

London's Heathrow Airport to the west of London is also passed by very closely on the main road between London and Southampton.

Heathrow Airport is only 15 minutes from Windsor, a much nicer place to explore than killing time at a passenger terminal before your flight out.

All of the options detailed below are on a private basis with your own vehicle.

There is a lot of flexibility within this model. You can opt for just a driver or a guide and times are stipulated by yourself, in short solutions customised to your needs.

By far the most popular single attraction is Stonehenge, only a small 30 minute detour from the London to Southampton motorwat/freeway.

Other major sightseeing destinations visited on cruise transfers include Windsor, Winchester, Salisbury, Bath, Oxford, and the Cotswold region. (Though the last three are only appropiate on a full day tour transfer in the Southampton to London direction).

Map Of Tour Options From Southampton

Stopovers Between Southampton & London

Both Stonehenge and Windsor Castle are world class attractions that are only a small detour when travelling between London, its airports and the cruise terminals at Southampton.


Windsor Castle is very close to Heathrow Airport and Stonehenge is crudely mid-way between London and Southampton.

Two hours is a comfortable time to visit either attraction during your Southampton - London transfer.

We have a standard Southampton - London with 2 hours at Stonehenge or Windsor package that you can purchase of the shelf that is very popular but this can be routinely customised to your needs.

Southampton - London Windsor or Stonehenge Travel Times
In Depth Tour of Cotswolds & Stratford Day Tour From London Ticketing

Late flight solution out of Heathrow or Gatwick

If you have a late afternoon or vening flight out of Heathrow we can offer a great alternative to killing time in the airport passenger terminal.

We will transfer you from your cruise ship to Windsor, arriving mid/late morning. We then store your luggage while you explore Windsor, which has something for everyone besides Windsor Castle.

Its a flat fee nomatter how long you stay in Windsor and you stipulate your departure time for the airport.

Late Heathrow Flight Solution For Morning Disembarkatioons From Southampton Cruise Ships

Tour Transfer Between Southampton & London

By far the majority of cruises disembark by about 8.30am at the Southampton Cruise Terminals. So why not make your transfer to London or departure airport a tour to remember, rather than a couple of hours along the motorway.


Its very cost effective if you can put a group together and hire a small bus, perhaps using the roll call of your cruise on Cruise Critic or similar board, but we're equally at home providing custom tours for couples or at the other extreme large groups.

Note: The quality driver/guides that we use are normally booked up solid several weeks ahead during the peak season of June to September. If you require a custom tour within this period please contact us well in advance to avoid disappointment otherwise you might be dependent on late cancellations for an offer.


Fully guided tour transfers from a few hours to a day

There are so many wonderful places to visit not so far off the route between Southampton and London. Combining the transfer between Southampton and London with world class sightseeing transforms a monotonous blast down the motorway/freeway into an experience you will remember all your life.


Our professional driver/guides are proud to showcase this region of England. You can choose from classic traditional sightseeing of places like Stonehenge, Salisbury or Winchester Cathedral, 'Georgian' Bath or pursue a theme where it be literary, English gardens or a pub crawl.


Tours are customised for each individual group. Go where you want to go at a pace you want.


Custom tour ideas

Private custom version of our public tours

You could use our popular public tours as a template on which to customise your own private tour. You have total freedom to manipulate these time proven itineraries to your own personal preferences or just follow the established itinerary but with your own private vehicle.


Salisbury, Stonehenge & Windsor - Visits these 3 world class attractions in one day on your transfer to London or Heathrow. Arrives Heathrow around 5pm and London hotels around 6pm.


Popular private itineraries

The popular private itineraries linked below are written up with day tours starting and finishing in London, but can easily be adapted to starting or ending in Southampton.

Pubs, English Villages & Countryside - England is famous for its picturesque landscapes and green countryside, and also of course its pubs. Its all within easy distance of the big city. We'll get you off the tourist trail into small villages and along country lanes with some of the finest countryside and villages to be found where the tour groups do not go.

Pubs, English Villages & Countryside Example Itineraries - full details

Stonehenge and Bath - Depart Southampton and arrive Stonehenge before most of the tour buses arrive at Stonehenge. Spend the afternoon in Bath where however long you stay never seems to be enough and perhaps include a nice lunch in a countryside pub in between.

Stonehenge and Bath Example Itineraries - full details

Driver & guiding options

Everybody's requirements are different! You may just need a professional driver to transport your group to where you want to go or you may need a level of guiding and commentary.


  • Driver only - If you prefer an experienced driver who is familiar with our touring routes but does not offer tour guiding, please select “Driver only” as your tariff.

  • Driver/guide - If you would like an experienced driver who can also guide from the vehicle, please select “Driver/Guide” as your tariff.

  • Driver with additional guide - For larger groups a separate guide may be appropriate. Particularly at some of the large cities and towns where parking is a problem in the centre.

  • Touring coaches for large groups - Full size coaches that can accommodate the largest groups in comfort are also available with guides. By their nature these tours are very different from each other so just outline your requirements on the enquiry form at the bottom of the page to start a dialogue.


Private Day Tour Rates Southampton Cruise Ships

A day tour is a tour of around 9-10 hours at a time of your choosing. Drivers have very strict legal limits on the time they are allowed to drive each day and there are rules also on the frequency of driver breaks too. These are not normally an issue, but if they are the matter will be raised at the quotation stage.

Prices includes all fees except for food/drink and admissions to attractions which can be quoted for separately.


Full size touring coaches for large groups

Cruise Shuttle Bus From London

If you have a large group then that is not a problem either.


The largest coaches are 50-72 seat coaches but we also have access to vehicles half that size.

With large groups on cruise tour transfers the capacity issue is not normally passenger numbers but luggage.


UK coaches are built to European traveller requirements, where one large case is perfectly adequate. A typical 50 seat coach will be able to accommodate around 60 large cases in the luggage hold.


For a group travelling with North American flight allowances a 50 seat coach will typically only be able to accommodate the luggage of 35 such passengers maximum.

With large groups just as small groups multi- drop and pick-ups from hotels is routine and if required we can arrange a guide.


Tour planning & formal quotations

Some people have a tight specification of exactly what they want, others just have a broad idea of what they like and want to see and let us plan something that meets that need. We are comfortable with either type of request.

Tours are customised for each individual group. Go where you want to go at a pace you decide. Use the form below to outline your requirements and start a dialogue.


Your Contact Details


E-Mail Address:

Your Required Tour Details

Date Of Transfer:

Number of Passengers

Estimated Large Cases (Please clarify in comments section)

Estimated Large Cases (Please clarify in comments section)

Departure Time

Tour End Point

Luggage (Please clarify estimated luggage)
Large cases = 10-23 kg (22-50 lbs) cases you would normally check into the hold of a flight
Medium cases = 6-10 kg (13 - 22 lbs) cases you might put in the overhead locker of a flight
Hand Luggage = Items you could put under the seat of a flight (handbag size)

Subsequent Transfer Requirements / Specific Vehicle Requests / Other Comments


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