Southampton or Dover post-cruise London hotel, transfer & sights

A post-cruise flexible package of London hotels, transfers and sightseeing

Post-cruise Southampton to London cruise ship packages

Finish your cruise holiday in style after disembarkation at Southampton or Dover with a short city break package in London. This very popular and value for money package includes transfers from your cruise ship to London hotel, optional sightseeing and accommodation.

The Southampton or Dover post-cruise package break in London is component based with great flexibility. For example it is up to you how many nights you stay in London and there is a wide choice of hotels.

London post-cruise break packages include:

  • Shared cruise transfer from Southampton or Dover to your chosen London hotel. Choose your transfer option which from Southampton is either via Bath and Windsor or via Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor. There is also a private transfer option from Southampton to London via the Cotswolds. From Dover you can transfer to London via Canterbury.
  • Flexible length of hotel stay at a choice of 4- or 5-star London city centre hotels.
  • An optional add-on is available of a full day London guided sightseeing tour including entry to Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and a River Thames cruise as well as Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.
  • Free access to 'London in your pocket' app.


End your cruise holiday in style with a city break in London. After being transferred from your cruise ship at Southampton or Dover to London, you can explore the capital to your heart's content, all whilst staying in luxury 4- or 5-star accommodation.

This is a stress free, simple package that combines all the basics you need after disembarkation from your cruise ship to stepping on your flight home. A London hotel, transfer and an optional add-on sightseeing tour covering world famous attractions on your second day. It is up to you how long you stay in London, (though there is a minimum of two nights) - this showcases just how flexible the package is.

Transfer to your London hotel after cruise ship disembarkation


After disembarking your cruise ship, you will be transferred in a shared executive vehicle to your hotel on whichever transfer tour you have chosen. Nearly all Southampton and Dover cruise ships start disembarkation around 7am and are fully disembarked by 9 am, so you have the whole day to explore on your transfer tour.

Your choice of London hotel

We have a great range of 4- and 5-star London City centre hotels in a wide variety of city centre locations available on this post Southampton or Dover cruise hotel package.

London has no tight downtown area in the North American sense, all the sights and destinations are spread out. A London highlights tour is an optional extra for your first full day.

Amba Charing Cross Hotel
Amba Charing Cross Hotel
geographically the most central hotel in London


All the hotels are close to an Underground Station to get out and about in the evenings and any further days you are in London. We have a dedicated section of the web site addressing how to use the London Underground and the fares system. We also cover London's popular Hop-on, Hop-off sightseeing buses.

There is normally a wide range of hotels available in London. All current offer hotels are listed and detailed on the tour details and reservations page linked from the reservations banner further below.

Optional tour of London details

On your first full day a guided tour is available to book, covering all the main sights of London. You'll visit world famous St. Paul's Cathedral, an architectural triumph and wedding venue of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

Tower of London
Tower of London

You then follow the Thames through the heart of London to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben for a photo stop. You'll continue to Buckingham Palace to enjoy the pomp and ceremony of the changing of the Royal Guards (subject to operating dates).

After lunch, entry is included to The Tower of London. Here you will learn of real life tales of torture, execution, Royal prisoners, and life in a former Royal Palace, before having a chance to admire and marvel at the Crown Jewels.

Your sightseeing tour ends with a guided boat cruise on the River Thames, where you will enjoy a commentary and excellent views of The Shard, Shakespeare's Globe and the Houses of Parliament. Your tour ends in Westminster, in the shadow of the London Eye and Parliament, a great location to continue exploring or return to your hotel.

London Airport transfer

Reservations, payment & full details

All cruise breaks have a 10% cancellation fee until 28 days before arrival. For cancellations within 28 days of arrival, the cancellation fee is the total price of the reservation.

Payment is by credit card on a secure on-line system in British Pounds, US Dollars or Euro. All taxes, parking charges etc.. are included. Tips are not included in the price.

The price for each package largely reflects the hotel you select and how many nights you choose to stay in London. Full details of each hotel option available for your dates are on the tour detail and reservation pages linked through the banner below.


Southampton break transfers

Overnight break for 2 people sharing room
- based on 2 sharing

• Ship to London hotel included via transfer tour
• Choice of hotels and length of stay 1-14 nights
• Highlights of London day tour optional extra - including entrances to Tower of London, St Paul's and Thames River Cruise


Pre cruise package in London includes:

  • Flexible length of hotel stay at a choice of hotels in London.
  • Optional Extra - In London fully guided London sightseeing tour with entry to Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and River Thames cruise
  • Transfer tour from hotel to your Southampton or Dover cruise ship. Wide choice of transfer options available.

Flexible booking.

Secure payment in British Pounds, US Dollars or Euro.



Saloon / Sedan car

STANDARD SALOON CAR (e.g. Toyota Prius)
Central London £274, Heathrow £213, Gatwick £247, Lon City Airport £289, Luton £277, Stansted £331
1- 2 passengers • 2 large, 2 hand luggage

Estate / Station Wagon car

ESTATE CAR (e.g. Ford Mondeo)
Central London £272, Heathrow £225, Gatwick £260, Lon City Airport £301, Luton £289, Stansted £344
3 passengers • 3 large, 4 hand luggage

MPV car

MPV (e.g. Ford Galaxy)
Central London £304, Heathrow £242, Gatwick £278, Lon City Airport £319, Luton £307, Stansted £362
4 - 5 passengers • 4 large, 5 hand luggage

Mercedes Vito

LARGE CAR / VAN (e.g. Mercedes Vito)
Central London £334, Heathrow £272, Gatwick £308, Lon City Airport £348, Luton £337, Stansted £392
6 - 8 passengers • 8 large, 8 hand luggage

Wheelchair accessible car

Central London £334, Heathrow £272, Gatwick £308, Lon City Airport £348, Luton £337, Stansted £392
1- 4 passengers plus one wheelchair • 8 large, 8 hand luggage

* London reference hotel used: Marriott Kensington hotel

Large luggage: 35.5 x 29.5 x 16in or 90 x 75 x 43cm (max: 25Kg)

Hand luggage: 22 x 18 x 10in or 56 x 45 x 25cm (max: 10Kg)

On-line instant reservations enable you to book your transfer instantly and securely.


Key features of cruise ship shuttle transfers

  • Guaranteed to operate - there is no minimum group size and will run with only 1 passenger
  • Executive vehicles are used with wifi and uniformed drivers.
  • All Central London hotels, Air bnbs and Heathrow hotels are visited in both directions
  • Luggage allowance per person is 1 item of hold luggage (23kg each) and 1 item of carry- on luggage (10kg each)

London and Heathrow Airport to Southampton direction

  • Maximum of 6 passengers, 4 pickups/drop offs per journey
  • Pickups mid-morning in London and Heathrow
  • Arrival at cruise terminals by 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Southampton to London and Heathrow Airport direction

  • Maximum of 8 passengers, 4 pickups/drop offs per journey
  • Meet n Greet at the Southampton cruise terminal between 0800 – 0830 am
  • Scheduled arrival into Heathrow is approx. 1030am and into central London 11am

Joining the cruise ship transfer service

Pick-up times are provided before you make a booking.

For the transfer to Southampton relax in your Central London or Heathrow hotel reception with your luggage, ready to board when the vehicle arrives.

At Heathrow Airport we cannot pick up from passenger terminals due to parking restrictions. The Sofitel Heathrow Hotel and the Hilton Heathrow Terminal 4 are linked to terminals 5 and 4 respectively. If you are using passenger terminals 2 or 3 you will need to take a hotel bus called the Heathrow Hoppa to one of the supported hotels.

For the transfer from Southampton you will be greeted by a representative as you enter the public area of the cruise terminal. airline style and directed to your vehicle. At Heathrow vehicles will drop you off at both Heathrow hotels and passenger terminals.

£106pp one-way

  • Pay in British Pounds, US Dollars or Euro
  • Guaranteed to operate - no minimum group size
  • Maximum of 8 passengers, 4 pickups/drop offs
  • Executive vehicles with Wi-Fi and uniformed drivers
  • If your ship is late docking, we will wait
  • Serves any London city centre hotel/Airbnb
  • Serves Heathrow Airport hotels, terminal drops

Private direct transfers between Dover and London

Dover MPV used for cruise transfers
Example vehicle used in cruise transfers

Dover Cruise terminal is about 75 miles (120km) from Central London. Heathrow Airport is the other (west) side of London from Dover and is much longer but in terms of travel time is similar, around 2 hours direct by vehicle.

We have a full range of vehicles ranging from saloon cars right up to large touring coaches so whatever your group size and amount of luggage we can offer a competitive proposal for your transfer needs.

At airports and cruise terminals the price includes meet and greet, the classic reception formula of our drivers being there with your name on a board as you exit customs/luggage. At hotels will come to the reception area to find you at the time you have stipulated at the time of reservation.

London - Dover Private Group Transfers & Tour Transfers - full details

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