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Southampton pre cruise hotel, transfer & sights packages

A choice of hotels, transfers and sightseeing in either London or Southampton

Southampton - London cruise ship packages

Start your cruise holiday in style with a short city break package in London or Southampton immediately prior to your cruise departing from Southampton. Spend a few days in the capital taking in the shows and sites; or alternatively travel to Southampton ahead of your cruise and enjoy the coastal scenery and local attractions.

London based packages include:

  • Private transfer with meet n greet from Heathrow, Gatwick or London City Airports to your chosen London hotel.
  • 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.
  • 10% off a wide choice of additional day tours from London.
  • Transfers to your Southampton cruise ship arriving early afternoon with optional Stonehenge or Windsor Castle visit.

Southampton based packages include:

  • Private transfer with meet n greet from Heathrow, Gatwick or London City Airports to your chosen Southampton hotel.
  • Flexible length of hotel stay at a choice 4 star Southampton hotels.
  • Transfer from hotel to your Southampton cruise terminal.
  • Private sightseeing tours available on all days (supplement applies).

SOUTHAMPTON PRE-CRUISE BREAK IN LONDON

A perfect way to start your cruise departing from Southampton with a short break in England's capital city, London.

This is a stress free, simple package that combines all the basics you need before you board your Southampton cruise ship. A London hotel, all transfers and a London sightseeing tour covering world famous attractions on your first 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.

Airport transfer to your London hotel

Meet n Greet at London Airport

In the standard Southampton pre-cruise package the price includes airport transfers from London's Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport. If you are arriving at another airport, by train or other option we can on request make a proposal unique to you.

When you exit the customs and luggage hall your driver will be waiting holding a welcome board, with the lead passengers name on. Our drivers monitor all flight numbers, and will enter the arrivals hall 30 minutes after your actual landing time. Our driver will then wait for you for a further 60 minutes.

The flexibility of the packages is such that if you wish you can request a later pick-up. You are of course supplied with a contact number in case you are delayed at passport control or customs.

The door to door transfer to your London hotel will take 45-60 minutes from Heathrow or 75-90 minutes from Gatwick depending on which hotel you have chosen.

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 pre 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.

Stonehenge
Stonehenge

Your cruise ship transfer to Southampton

On the day of your cruise you will be transferred directly to Southampton and your cruise ship by executive vehicle after breakfast. A journey of around two hours.

You also have the option (at a supplement) of some sightseeing with a stopover at Stonehenge or Windsor on the journey

Whichever cruise transfer option you go for the scheduled arrival time at Southampton cruise terminals is 13:30 to 14:00. At Southampton the ship's porters take your luggage directly from the transfer vehicle to your cabin while you walk to the check-in desk.

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 PRE-CRUISE BREAK IN LONDON

Southampton break transfers

From £790 for 3 day break for 2 people sharing room
• Airport to hotel and cruise ship private transfers included
• Choice of hotels and length of stay
• Highlights of London day tour included

POST CRUISE PACKAGE IN LONDON

Post cruise London package includes:

  • Shared cruise ship transfer, direct to London hotel. Optional upgrade to Salisbury, Stonehenge & Windsor transfer tour
  • Flexible length of hotel stay at a choice of 3-, 4- or 5 star London city centre hotels.
  • Fully guided London sightseeing tour with entry to Tower of London, St.Paul's Cathedral and River Thames cruise
  • Private departure transfer from hotel to London Airport
  • 10% off a wide choice of additional day tours from London.

Flexible booking guarantee!

Secure payment in British Pounds, US Dollars or Euro.

PRE-CRUISE BREAK IN SOUTHAMPTON

A most relaxing way to start your cruise holiday. Southampton is at least 75 minutes drive from London's main airport Heathrow on a good day and nearly 2 hours from Gatwick Airport or Central London.

This is a stress free, simple package that takes care of everything you need from arriving at the airport to your cruise check-in. We will take care of your airport arrival transfer, Southampton hotel accommodation by the cruise terminal, some fantastic sightseeing options and a transfer to the ship on the day of sailing.

Airport transfer to your Southampton hotel

Meet n Greet at London Airport

In the standard Southampton pre-cruise package the price includes airport transfers from London's Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport or Central London to your chosen Southampton hotel. If you are arriving at another airport we can on request make a proposal unique to you.

When you exit the customs and luggage hall your driver will be waiting holding a welcome board, with the lead passengers name on. Our drivers monitor all flight numbers, and will enter the arrivals hall 30 minutes after your actual landing time. Our driver will then wait for you for a further 60 minutes.

The flexibility of the packages is such that if you wish you can request a later pick-up. You are of course supplied with a contact number in case you are delayed at passport control or customs.

If you would like to include some sightseeing on your transfer to Southampton we can offer additional time with your chauffeur/vehicle. Popular options include:.

  • 2 hours extra - Include a visit to Stonehenge, Windsor or Salisbury
  • 4 hours extra - Include any 2 of above in one tour, or a London city tour

Indicative transfer times of the door to door transfer to your Southampton hotel are 75-90 minutes from Heathrow or around 2 hours from Gatwick or Central London.

Your choice of Southampton hotel

We have two four star Southampton city centre hotel options for this pre-cruise package, the Jury’s Inn and the Leonardo Royal. Both hotels are less than 10 minutes drive for all four Southampton cruise terminals.

Jurys Inn Hotel Southampton
Jury’s Inn Hotel Southampton

If neither hotel is available or you would prefer an alternative hotel in Southampton then just ask and we will normally be able to make a proposal.

We have a dedicated page devoted to Southampton hotels suitable for cruise passengers.

You can choose how many nights you wish to stay in the hotel, (you can extend your stay beyond an overnight stay before your cruise if that is your desire).

Optional sightseeing from Southampton

Major sights like Stonehenge, Winchester and Salisbury Cathedrals and Portsmouth historic dockyard are within an hours drive of your Southampton hotel. Southampton is a commercial port primarily and there is not a big enough tourist industry to support public tours on a scheduled basis. But we do offer sightseeing on a private basis

Stonehenge
Stonehenge

If you are staying overnight only there is still time to sightsee in the morning and be at your cruise check-in between 13:30 and 14:00. We offer this facility as an optional extra.

If you are staying more than one night then we can offer full day tours. We have a dedicated page detailing sightseeing tours from Southampton.

Assuming your cruise is returning to Southampton we also have guided tour transfers meeting your cruise ship and spending the day sightseeing before dropping you off at Heathrow Airport or your London hotel. We have a dedicated page detailing these services at: Southampton to London guided coach tours.

Your cruise ship transfer at Southampton

If you do not take the optional sightseeing on the morning of your cruise from your Southampton hotel, a private transfer is included directly to your Southampton cruise terminal by executive vehicle. Pick up time from the hotel is 13:15pm, and the journey to Southampton cruise terminal is 5-8 minutes. There are four separate cruise terminals at Southampton run by the port authority.

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.

PRE-CRUISE BREAK IN SOUTHAMPTON

Southampton break transfers

From £350 for overnight break for 2 people sharing room
• Airport to hotel and cruise ship private transfers included
• Choice of hotels with breakfast and length of stay
• Optional sightseeing to Stonehenge etc..

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