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Southampton post cruise London hotel, transfer & sights

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

Southampton - London cruise ship packages

Finish your cruise holiday in style after disembarkation at Southampton 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 and subsequent transfers to your London airport,, sightseeing and accommodation.

The Southampton post cruise break package 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, directly from Southampton to your chosen London hotel. Optional upgrade to Salisbury, Stonehenge & Windsor tour
  • Flexible length of hotel stay at a choice of 3-, 4- or 5 star London city centre hotels.
  • 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.
  • Private departure transfer to London's Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport
  • 10% off a wide choice of additional day tours from London.


End your cruise holiday in style with a city break in London. Explore the capital, stay in luxury 3,4 or 5 star accommodation after being transferred directly after disembarkation from your cruise ship at Southampton to your chosen London hotel.

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, all transfers and a London 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 directly to your hotel. Nearly all Southampton cruise ships start disembarkation around 7am and are fully disembarked by 9 am. So you should be at your London hotel check-in around mid to late morning.

An option is to make your London transfer a memorable part of your vacation by combining your transfer with some sightseeing. Just upgrade to our popular Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor guided tour transfer, and choose with or without entry to Stonehenge and Windsor Castle.

Your choice of London hotel

We have a great range of 3.4 and 5 star London City Centre hotels in a wide variety of city centre locations available on this post Southampton cruise hotel package. All hotels are on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

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

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

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 range of around fifteen hotels available in London. All are listed and detailed on the tour details and reservations page linked from the reservations banner further below.

Included tour of London and a discount on out of town day tours

On your second day a guided tour is included 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

We then follow the Thames through the heart of London to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben for a photo stop. We continue to the Queen's official London residence, 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.

10% discount on small group day tours from London

All Pre Cruise London customers receive a 10% discount voucher which can be used on any International Friends small and friendly day trip from London. International Friends are the leading small group (no more than 16 passengers) in London and have a wide range of tours every day.

A full list of the tours are on our International Friends small group tours from London page.

London Airport transfer

Airport departure transfer

On the day of your flight you will be met in the hotel lobby by your professional chauffeur and enjoy a smooth and hassle free private transfer to Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport which there is a supplement for.

If you are departing through another of London's airports or by train we can provide your own unique package on request.

Reservations, payment & full details

All cruise breaks are fully refundable and amendable up until 28 days before travel.

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

From £740 for 3 day break for 2 people sharing room
• Ship to London hotel and airport transfers included
• Choice of hotels and length of stay
• Highlights of London day tour included


Pre cruise package in London or Southampton includes:

  • Private executive transfer direct to your chosen London or Southampton hotel.
  • Flexible length of hotel stay at a choice of hotels in London or Southampton.
  • In London fully guided London sightseeing tour with entry to Tower of London, St.Paul's Cathedral and River Thames cruise
  • In Southampton, optional private sightseeing tours to Stonehenge, Salisbury etc..
  • Transfer from hotel to your Southampton cruise ship.
  • Optional sightseeing upgrades on transfer to Southampton.

Flexible booking guarantee!

Secure payment in British Pounds, US Dollars or Euro.


Saloon / Sedan car

STANDARD SALOON CAR (e.g. Toyota Prius)
London* £158, Heathrow £125, Gatwick £150
1- 3 passengers • 2 large, 2 hand luggage

Executive car

EXECUTIVE CAR (e.g. Mercedes E Class)
London* £176, Heathrow £143, Gatwick £168
1- 3 passengers • 2 large, 2 hand luggage

VIP car

VIP CAR (e.g. Mercedes S Class)
London* £208, Heathrow £175, Gatwick £200
1- 4 passengers • 2 large, 2 hand luggage

Estate / Station Wagon car

ESTATE CAR (e.g. Ford Mondeo)
London* £165, Heathrow £132, Gatwick £157
1- 4 passengers • 3 large, 4 hand luggage

MPV car

MPV (e.g. Ford Galaxy)
London* £176, Heathrow £143, Gatwick £168
1- 5 passengers • 4 large, 5 hand luggage

Mercedes Vito

LARGE CAR / VAN (e.g. Mercedes Vito)
London* £193, Heathrow £165, Gatwick £185
1- 8 passengers • 8 large, 8 hand luggage

7 seat executive car

7 SEAT EXECUTIVE CAR (e.g. Mercedes V Class)
London* £213, Heathrow £180, Gatwick £205
1- 8 passengers • 7 large, 7 hand luggage

Wheelchair accessible car

London* £193, Heathrow £160, Gatwick £185
1- 8 passengers • 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 2 items of hold luggage (23kg each) and 2 items 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.

£73 one-way, except Central London to Southampton at £75

  • 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 wifi 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

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