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London - Southampton cruise ship tour transfers

3 tour transfers by coach each way between Southampton, London & Heathrow

Southampton - London cruise ship tour transfer coach
Southampton - London cruise ship tour transfer coach

The area between London and Southampton plays host to some of England’s most famous and historic sites. Take the opportunity to explore these on your Southampton cruise ship transfer including Stonehenge and Windsor Castle.

Door to Door service

We offer a range of economical door to door tour transfer options between your London or Heathrow Airport hotel to your Southampton cruise terminal.

All Southampton cruise ship services will visit any hotel or AirBnB in Central London, main hotels at Heathrow and in the Southampton to London direction Heathrow passenger terminals.

Most cruise ships supported, guaranteed to operate

The cruise ship transfers run in conjunction with most cruise companies between April and October/November but do check yours is in our cruise ships supported list. Guaranteed to operate, there is no minimum group size and we will run each service with only 1 passenger reservation if needed.

Relative position of Central London and Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON CRUISE TOUR TRANSFERS

Key features of cruise ship tour service transfers

  • Guaranteed to operate - there is no minimum group size and will run with only 1 passenger
  • In the London to Southampton direction a choice of 3 half-day tours visiting one major attraction en-route that will have you at cruise check-in early afternoon.
  • In the Southampton - London direction a choice of 3 full-day tours visiting 2 or 3 major attraction en-route that will have you at Heathrow or Central London late afternoon/early evening.
  • All Central London hotels, Air bnbs and Heathrow hotels are supported for pick-ups and drops in both directions. Drops at Heathrow passenger terminals.
  • All 4 cruise terminals at Southampton supported, with meet n greet on arrivals as you exit into the public area of the cruise terminal.
  • Modern executive vehicles or touring coaches used. Professional guides on-board in the Southampton to London direction, tour managers London to Southampton
  • Secure on-line payment in British Pounds, US Dollars or Euro.

Cruise ships supported

Shuttle transfer services are available on all dates when Royal Caribbean, Oceania, NCL, Celebrity, Princess, Azamara and Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ships are visiting Southampton, between the end of April and beginning of November. Cunard ship arrivals are also included during this period.

If you are travelling on another cruise line that is in port on the same day as one of the above, you can still use the cruise transfer service. However, you will need to disembark and take a local taxi to your cruise terminal as the bus will not take you directly there. The cruise terminals are spread along a couple of miles of waterfront.

* We are aware that NCL ships may dock at 8am on some dates. When this happens the transfer meet time will be pushed back by an hour and so your arrival into London will also be an hour later.

Luggage allowances and large items

The luggage allowance for our shuttle and tour transfers are up to 2 large cases per passenger (23kg max) plus 2 pieces of hand luggage (10kg max).

Should you wish to bring any mobility aids (wheelchairs or walkers) you MUST contact us in advance to let us know. We will require full dimensions and weight. These items must be able to be folded and stored in the luggage hold. Wheelchairs must be counted as 1 item of your hold luggage.

* Additional charges will be incurred should you bring additional items of luggage or for items weighing more than the maximum weight stated above.

LONDON TO SOUTHAMPTON TOURS

London or Heathrow accommodation to your cruise ship via an attraction

Your tour - what to expect

We recommend you are ready for collection in the hotel reception area, 10 minutes prior to the stated pick up time on your ticket. The exact time will be advised after reservation. For London hotels this will be normally between 7:00am and 8:15am and for Heathrow Airport hotel pick-ups between 9:00 am and 09:45 am. You must be ready and waiting in the hotel reception area from 09:00am at Heathrow hotels..

Stonehenge
Stonehenge

in London, to minimise hotel pick-up times small vehicles are used for hotel pick-ups that feed into the main touring vehicle.

You will be driven in an air conditioned touring bus via a stop of 90-120 minutes at either the world famous Stonehenge, Windsor Castle or Winchester Cathedral, the choice is yours. Entrance to each attraction is included in the tour price. A tour manager will accompany you all the way.

All tours are scheduled to arrive at Southampton cruise terminals between 1:30pm and 2pm. At Southampton step off the coach and walk straight to the check-in desk. Porters will take care of your luggage, ensuring it is delivered directly to your cabin. Make sure you use the luggage label in your cruise pack to facilitate this.

Arriving at Heathrow passenger terminals on day of tour?

None of the tours pick-up from passenger terminals at Heathrow for logistical reasons, only hotels.

There are hotels attached to Terminals 4 and 5 that are pick-up points at the Hilton Terminal 4 and Sofitel Heathrow respectively. For terminals 2 and 3 you would need to take a Heathrow Hoppa hotel shuttle to one of the many supported hotels. Remember you need to be at the pick-up hotel by 9 am.

Stonehenge

One of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.

Your booking includes entry to the visitor centre, the specially recreated Neolithic Village, return transfer from the visitor centre to the Stone Circle and an audio guided tour of the stones, (please note audio guides are subject to availability).

Learn of the people who constructed Stonehenge, the methods they used, the theories behind the purpose of the circle, and how many questions still remain unanswered after 4000-5000 years! There are rest-room facilities, free WIFI, a gift shop and cafe available at Stonehenge.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest continuously occupied castle in the world and official home of our present Queen. Your booking includes entry and you are provided with an audio guide.

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

You will have a chance to visit the lavish state apartments, the Grand Reception Room and the Royal Chapel of St George, which serves as the resting place of many of our Kings and Queens, and also provided the setting for the 2018 royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester is the home to one of England's premier medieval cathedrals and has been associated with royalty as far back as the famous Alfred the Great, King of Wessex. The city even became joint capital of England, alongside London.

Winchester Cathedral has the longest nave in Europe and is the resting place of many Saxon Kings, the Norman King William Rufus and the novelist Jane Austen.

In your time in Winchester, you may wish to visit the Great Hall (entry not included) and you'll have the chance to view the famous King Arthur's Round Table.

More details and reservations

SOUTHAMPTON TO LONDON TOURS

From your Southampton cruise ship to your London accommodation or Heathrow

Your tour - what to expect

Nearly all cruises at Southampton arrive between 05:00am and 06:00am in the morning, with disembarkation starting around 07:00am. Your driver or guide will meet you at the terminal building exit from 08:00am. The tours are scheduled to depart by 8:30 am latest. However if your ship is late docking we will wait. This tour is exclusive to cruise passengers.

Meet n Greet at Southampton cruise terminal
Meet n Greet at Southampton cruise terminal

You then relax and partake in your guided tour for the rest of the day. The tours are scheduled to start drops at Heathrow hotels and passenger terminals between 04:15 pm and 5:15 pm depending on the tour.

To minimise drop times smaller vehicles or a separate buses are often used at Heathrow that meet the main touring bus, which then continues into London. The main touring bus arrives in London early evening and depending on the number of people and relative location of hotel drops required smaller vehicles may again be used to speed drop times.

You are accompanied by a guide giving a full commentary during the day, though at attractions the accent is normally on you exploring independently within the attractions. At destinations like Windsor and Bath there are many things to see and do and entry to attractions is not included in the price, but available as a supplement enabling maximum flexibility.

Only the Cotswolds tour includes lunch. For the other two tours there is a wide choice of places to eat in either Windsor or Bath for which there is time.

SALISBURY, STONEHENGE AND WINDSOR TOUR

Salisbury - our first stop of one hour. Location of one of the most beautiful of English cathedrals. Admire the impressive tower and spire, at 404 feet/123 metres, the tallest in the country, explore the amazing Early English Gothic interior constructed in such a short space of time from 1220 to 1258, see the world’s oldest clock built in 1386 and one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta dating from 1215, a major legal document and an important component in England’s long and varied history.

Stonehenge
Stonehenge

Stonehenge - our second stop of around 90 minutes. Shrouded in mystery, we learn of what is known and what may never be known about the back-story to this stone circle, its creators, worshippers and the alignments to the yearly cycle. You can take the shuttle bus up to the stones and still have enough time for the gift shop or coffee in the Stonehenge cafe. Your guide will explain to you the many theories and mysteries behind Stonehenge as you approach the monument.

Windsor Castle - our last stop of around 2 hours. Windsor Castle, an opulent and impressive fortress perched high above the River Thames, home to British Monarchs for over 1,000 years. Its the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II. See for yourself the splendour of St. George’s chapel, wedding venue for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the sumptuous state apartments with an impressive collection of renaissance art.

Along the way - If you don't want to visit Windsor Castle or Salisbury Cathedral, there is much else to do in both. The guide will be available to assist you in having a very enjoyable tome exploring either town which is very worthwhile or finding somewhere for a leisurely coffee or lunch.

SALISBURY, STONEHENGE AND WINDSOR TOUR TRANSFER

Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor tour

Adult price - £92 with flexible booking guarantee!
• Full day tour in a luxury, air-conditioned touring coach
• Services of an expert, friendly guide
• Pay securely in British Pounds, US Dollars or Euro

GEORGIAN BATH AND WINDSOR TOUR

Bath - our first stop of two hours. Bath, a city that has welcomed tourists for over two thousand years owing to its hot thermal springs that attracted both Celtic Kings and a while later, Roman aristocracy and later still Jane Austen.

On arrival, you will have the option of taking a short walking tour, or optional entry to the Roman Baths, Walk along the original Roman paving, admire the steaming baths and see the ruins of the temple. There is so much to see and do in Bath you could spend a weekend here and still not cover everything worthwhile.

Roman Baths at Bath
Roman Baths at Bath

Windsor Castle - our last stop of around 2 hours. Windsor Castle, an opulent and impressive fortress perched high above the River Thames, home to British Monarchs for over 1,000 years. Its the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II. See for yourself the splendour of St. George’s chapel, wedding venue for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the sumptuous state apartments with an impressive collection of renaissance art.

Along the way - the journey from Southampton to Bath is around 90 minutes through limestone country with gently rolling hills and honey-coloured cottages. Bath to Windsor is mostly a blast down a motorway/freeway of around 2 hours.

If you don't want to visit Windsor Castle or the Roman Baths, there is much else to do in both. The walking tour of Bath will no doubt highlight many places you might want to return to later and the guide will be available to assist you in having a very enjoyable time exploring either town which is very worthwhile or finding somewhere for a leisurely coffee or lunch.

GEORGIAN BATH AND WINDSOR TOUR TRANSFER

Bath and Windsor tour

Adult price - £92 with flexible booking guarantee!
• Full day tour in a luxury, air-conditioned touring coach
• Services of an expert, friendly guide
• Pay securely in British Pounds, US Dollars or Euro

COTSWOLD VILLAGES & PUB LUNCH TOUR

The Cotswolds - is our destination heading northwards into the delightful and this loved region of England, famous for its honey coloured stone villages and leafy valleys. Your local guide has a wealth of information about this beautiful part of the world. Learn of the wool trade and how it played an important role in the shaping of the history of the area, and hear how the regions decline as a cloth producer saw the Cotswolds become a sleepy backwater, frozen in time.

Touring through the English Cotswolds
Touring through the English Cotswolds

Bampton - our first stop many of you will recognise as the village of Downton from the hit TV series and hugely successful "Downton Abbey" film. Here we can stroll around the village green and visit the church where a lot of major events took place on screen.

Burford & Lunch we reach after driving along meandering lanes and rolling hills to the beautiful village of Burford where the ancient stone cottages seem to cascade down to the River Windrush. After a guided walk through the town, and a chance to see the ancient church of St John the Baptist we will enter an old tavern built in 1402. Here, we will enjoy a delicious lunch amongst the old stone floors and wood fires.

Stow on the Wold we visit in the afternoon with history going back to Roman times. The vast market square would have held livestock fairs in the past where up to 20,000 sheep would have been bought and sold. Visit the charming 16th century church with its famous Yew trees and Roman Wells. Stroll down the narrow alleys designed to keep the sheep in the square and the cold north wind out!

COTSWOLD VILLAGES & PUB LUNCH TOUR TRANSFER

Cotswolds tour

Adult price - £102 with flexible booking guarantee!
• Full day tour in a luxury, air-conditioned touring coach
• Services of an expert, friendly guide
• Pay securely in British Pounds, US Dollars or Euro

SHARED SHUTTLE TRANSFERS - LONDON, HEATHROW & CRUISE SHIPS

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.

CRUISE SHUTTLE RESERVATIONS AND MORE INFORMATION 2020/2021
£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

SOUTHAMPTON - LONDON DIRECT TRANSFERS - CAR PRICES & VEHICLES

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

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE CAR (e.g. Vauxhall Vivaro)
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:

PRE AND POST CRUISE PACKAGES IN LONDON & SOUTHAMPTON 

Tailor your own pre or post cruise package including hotels, transfers and sightseeing

Flexible pre cruise packages are available for you to tailor your own mini break in either London or Southampton. Why not spend time exploring the capital and visiting all the major attractions? Or alternatively journey down to the south coast and enjoy the region before boarding your cruise ship. 

The whole package is created by you.

  • Choose from 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in London or Southampton
  • Choose how many nights at the hotel
  • Private airport transfers between airport and your hotel in London or Southampton 
  • Shared transfers between London hotels and Southampton, private transfers from Southampton hotel to cruise terminal
  • For London stays, a fully guided London sightseeing tour with entry to Tower of London, St.Paul's Cathedral and River Thames cruise
  • Optional sightseeing opportunities as a supplement

These city break packages complement any cruise holiday.

London Tower Bridge

Pre cruise packages in Central London

Tailor your own package with airport transfers, London hotel, London guided tour and cruise ship transfers.

Book now from £386

Stonehenge under 1 hour from Southampton

Pre cruise packages in Southampton

Tailor your own package with airport transfers, Southampton hotel, cruise ship transfers and sightseeing.

Book now from £386

London Eye

Post cruise packages in Central London

Wind down post cruise with transfers from ship to London hotel then airport transfer, choice of London hotel.

Book now from £372

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