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Southampton Shore Excursion Guide

Cruise lines offer a number of shore excursions for sale when visiting Southampton. For your convenience, we have provided a sample listing below of the shore excursions typically sold by cruise lines that visit Southampton. You may wish to check out 3rd party shore excursions in Southampton to get a wider variety of options to choose from.

Tour of Stonehenge and the town of Salisbury

Less than an hour and a half from the Southampton cruise terminal, you'll reach Stonehenge on this guided tour. You'll see the circle of massive stones surrounded by barrows (ancient burial grounds), and information about this site which was begun 5,000 years ago. You'll then visit Salisbury, which continues to be a thriving town since Medieval times, and see a 13th century cathedral among other highlights.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $51 to $100 for this 5 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: Due to the walking involved, this tour is rated as moderate in terms of physical exercise. Cruise line prices appear to be competitive.

London Panorama Tour

This coach tour of London from Southampton does not include actual visits to any particular site, but is a great “drive by” tour where you'll see many of the city highlights. Big Ben, Westminster, Whitehall, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, the Tower of London, and St. Paul's Cathedral are among the places you'll see.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay up to $50 for this 8.5 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as easy in terms of physical exercise. While cruise line prices are relatively competitive, we do suggest cost and tour agenda comparisons with 3rd party vendors for tours of London.

Corfe Castle and Town Tour

It's believed that there was a fortress at the Corfe Castle site since Roman times, and this fortress was rebuilt to replace wood with stone by William the Conqueror on the 11th century. The castle was destroyed in the mid 17th century by Parliamentarians, but much of its former grandeur is very much evident atop the hill above the town of Corfe. After your guided tour of the castle, you'll have opportunity to stroll about in the town of Corfe.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $51 to $100 for this 5 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: This tour, primarily to the ruins of an ancient castle on a hill, is considered to be physically arduous. Cruise line prices appear to be competitive, and we do suggest early booking because seating is limited.

Beaulieu Palace and Motor Museum

The 16th Beaulieu Palace was built on the ruins of an abbey that had been destroyed by Henry the VIII in the 13th century. On the palace grounds, you'll have opportunity to visit the one remaining structure left from the abbey, which has become a museum depicting the every day life of the Cistercian monks. Also on palace grounds is a motor museum comprising 250 cars, which was begun in the early 1950's by Lord Montagu in remembrance of his father. Following your tour, you'll see the villages of Beaulieu and Lyndhurst.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $51 to $100 for this 3.5 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: Due to the walking involved, these excursions are rated as moderate in terms of activity level.

Windsor Palace

With 45,000 square footage, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world as well as the oldest castle to be continuously inhabited. Windsor is also favored by the Queen, and is often her home on the weekends and where she entertains. Highlights of this castle tour include seeing the Lower Ward Courtyard, St. George's Chapel, the Round Tower, the Henry VIII Gateway, and the ceremonial rooms. Following your tour of the castle, you'll have opportunity to look around the town of Windsor, which was built just beyond the castle since Medieval times.
 
Price: Adults expect to pay from $101 to $150 for this 8 hour tour.
 
Booking Advice: This tour is rated as moderate regarding physical exercise due to the walking involved. Cruise line prices, in our opinion, are competitive. However, it will be possible via 3rd party vendors to see Buckingham Palace for less expense!

Third Party Shore Excursions in Southampton

Below are links to third-party shore excursion vendors in Southampton. These links will launch in a new browser window and are external sites. We bear no responsibility for the content or services offered at these sites.
3rd party shore excursions often have advantages over shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Third party shore excursions can be less costly and feature smaller groups than shore excursions sold by the cruise lines. Often, the vendors you buy from directly are the same vendors used by the cruise lines themselves.
 
The benefit of buying shore excursions from the cruise line is that the vendors and pre-screened for safety and reliablity. While cruise lines shore excursions can be more expensive than buying direct from a local vendor, there is certainly peace of mind that the cruise line will be using a reliable, safe and trusted vendor. If you experience a problem with the vendor on a cruise line-sold shore excursion, the shore excursion managers onboard the cruise ship will likely be an invaluable resource to help settle disputes.

Want to see your shore excursion services for FREE in our Southampton Shore Excursion Guide? Tell us about your offering and we will be happy to include you in the directory provided you meet certain criteria.

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