- One-way post-cruise excursion from the Port of Southampton to London with stops in Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor!
- Explore ancient British sites with your knowledgeable and friendly guide
- Visit the magnificent and medieval cities of Salisbury and Windsor
- Discover the world-famous prehistoric landmark Stonehenge
- Port pickup and hotel drop-off in a comfortable coach
What You Can Expect
Your first stop is Salisbury, home to one of Britain’s finest Gothic cathedrals, built in the 13th century (entry at own expense). After a guided tour through the medieval town, you will have free time to explore on your own and go into the cathedral if you wish. Then hop back in your coach and drive through the beautiful English countryside, past villages with historical churches and thatched-roof cottages.
On your way to your next stop – Stonehenge – your guide will tell you some of the many myths, legends and facts behind one of the greatest mysteries of the prehistoric world. Was it a temple, a clock, a burial site? Decide for yourself as you walk around the stones (entry at own expense) or browse in the gift shop.
After one hour at Stonehenge, depart for the town of Windsor, where more than 900 years of history await. Grab some lunch (own expense) in one of the lovely restaurants in the town center, and then enjoy a guided walk of the old town and Eton College. You’ll also have some time to visit the castle if you wish (castle entrance fee at own expense). Windsor Castle is the largest continuously occupied castle in the world, and your guide will explain to you its full history.
Your coach will depart Windsor at 3:30pm for your journey to London, which is less than an hour’s drive. When you arrive in London, additional vehicles or taxis may be used (included in the price) to ensure that hotel drop-offs for all passengers are completed as quickly as possible.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
My husband and I are fist time users of Viator and were very pleased with our tour from Southampton to Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor. Our guide, Rob, was very knowledgeable and helpful. He narrated the trip and guided us along the way. He lead us up to the entrances of Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. He went above and beyond when passengers were dropped off at hotels and helped take luggage to the door of the hotels. Our driver James, navigated some very tight roads and did an excellent job. My suggestion would be that you let your booked passengers know that the tour is handled by International Friends and not Viator (this info was not on my voucher I printed out). I asked security at the terminal doorway where to meet our Viator tour and they had not heard of Viator. A placard in the front of the bus listing the tour would also be helpful. I overlooked the option of paying for entrance fees to Stonehenge and Windsor and wish I had done that. The line at Windsor Castle was so long and with only a couple of hours to tour we were afraid that we would spend and hour in line for tickets. We toured the town instead and took the train from London on another day and took the tour, purchasing tickets online for entrance.
Our cruise disembarked in Southhampton and our flight back to the states was not until the next morning. Our travel agent recommended taking a Viator tour on the way back to Heathrow. We were not disappointed. While we were looking forward to Stonehenge (closed due to the summer solstice), the substitution of Winchester Cathedral was acceptable.
We were met promptly at the cruise port. Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable. After reading about long queues at Windsor Castle, we bought tickets on line in advance. This gave us some extra time at the Castle. Our only complaint, was that our guide should have told us to grab something to eat at Winchester. From reading the write-up, we were under the impression there would be lunch time at Windsor. This was not the case and time was very tight at the Castle if you wanted to tour it.
We were dropped off at the front door of our hotel and our guide kindly assisted us with our luggage.
Aside from the lunch matter, it was a delightful and interesting day, permitting us to see places we had not previously. We would highly recommend this tour, but just check with your guide about the best time to grab a bite to eat.