London (Southampton), England

The south of England boasts a dramatic coastline that encloses some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. The landscape of hills and heaths, downs and forests, valleys and dales, is without rival. Southampton serves as your gateway to the countryside - and to a wide variety of historic sites, national landmarks and charming. And of course, London is a two-hour drive by modern highway.

The United Kingdom's premier passenger ship port, Southampton was home for many years to the great transatlantic liners of yesteryear.

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Points of Interest

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben/Parliament Buildings
  • London Eye
  • Thames River Cruise
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor/Windsor Castle
  • Salisbury
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  • Buckingham Palace

    The Queen's official London residence, Buckingham Palace, found at the end of the tree-lined Mall, is protected by imposing iron gates, through which you can glimpse the red-jacketed Royal Guards.

  • Westminster Abbey

    This stunning Gothic building has been the setting for Royal weddings and coronations since 1066. It is home to the 'Tomb of the Unknown Warrior', representing the thousands killed in World War I.

  • Big Ben/Parliament Buildings

    The Houses of Parliament, both the House of Commons and House of Lords, is the home of British politics. An elaborate Gothic building, it is also the site of London's much-loved time-piece, Big Ben.

  • London Eye

    A giant 21st-century Ferris wheel, visitors walk directly into the specially designed glass capsules located on the wheel's exterior, for a breath-taking ride that lifts you high above the city.

  • Thames River Cruise

    Cruise along the River Thames on a vessel that features a glass observation deck, as well as an open-air promenade, soaking up the spectacular views including Tower Bridge, and the London Eye.

  • Stonehenge

    A true archeological mystery, this mythical monument is thought to be over 5,000 years old, and holds spiritual meaning for many. Visitors can walk around the giant stones, some over 24 feet tall.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Medieval Windsor Castle is a favorite residence of Queen Elizabeth II, and was built after the Norman Invasion by William the Conquerer. The nearby town boasts quaint Georgian shops, houses and inns.

  • Salisbury

    Home to a 13th-century Gothic-style cathedral, which boasts a 400-foot spire and a copy of the Magna Carta, the town itself features black-and-white, half-timbered houses and quaint, narrow streets.

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Winchester

4 hours | London (Southampton) | SOU-220

Enjoy a leisurely tour through the scenic countryside surrounding Winchester, home to Winchester Cathedral, one of the world's most beautiful buildings and the legendary King Arthur and The Round Table. Explore this ancient city on a guided tour and on your own.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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$89.95

London On Your Own

10 hours | London (Southampton) | SOU-185
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben/Parliament Buildings
  • Thames River Cruise

Explore one of Europe's most exciting capital cities on this independent tour which is yours to design. Adventurous souls will have fun hailing a black cab or taking a ride on London's efficient subway. Visit the historic sites such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben or Tower Bridge.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities

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$99.95

Stonehenge & Salisbury (Guided in French)

6 hours | London (Southampton) | SOU-216
  • Stonehenge
  • Salisbury

Step back into prehistoric times with a visit to mythical Stonehenge, which is set in beautiful English countryside. Visit the ancient city of Salisbury, and view its spectacular 13th century cathedral with its 400-foot spire, before strolling around the black-and-white, half-timbered medieval houses in Cathedral Close.

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$109.95

Windsor Town (Disembarking / Heathrow)

5.75 hours | London (Southampton) | SOU-975
  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

Travel to the town of Windsor, enjoy a passing photo opportunity of the Long Walk. After your free time, re-board your coach for the short transfer to Old Windsor and Eton and a final short journey to the airport.

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$109.95

Stonehenge & Salisbury

6 hours | London (Southampton) | SOU-215
  • Stonehenge
  • Salisbury

Step back into prehistoric times with a visit to mythical Stonehenge, which is set in beautiful English countryside. Visit the ancient city of Salisbury, and view its spectacular 13th century cathedral with its 400-foot spire, before strolling around the black-and-white, half-timbered medieval houses in Cathedral Close.

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$109.95

Royal Windsor

8 hours | London (Southampton) | SOU-115
  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

Breathe in rarefied air as you explore Windsor Castle, one of the many historic homes belonging to Queen Elizabeth II. Your magnificent tour includes a chance to view the stunning State Apartments, which are used by the Queen to entertain visiting Heads of State, and St. George's Chapel.

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$129.95

Stonehenge (Disembarking / Heathrow)

6.25 hours | London (Southampton) | SOU-960
  • Stonehenge

Catch a glimpse of old England on this fabulous tour of Europe's oldest prehistoric monument, Stonehenge, followed by a drive around historic Windsor, soaking up stunning views of the medieval castle before heading to Heathrow airport.

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$139.95

Bombay Sapphire (Disembarking / Heathrow)

4.5 hours | London (Southampton) | SOU-970

Discover the secrets of world-famous Bombay Sapphire gin on this bespoke adventure that concludes at Heathrow Airport. Tour the historic distillery, Laverstoke Mill, nestled in rural Hampshire, and learn the skill and artistry that goes into this fine spirit and the secret behind its signature blue bottle. Conclude with a cocktail.

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$139.95

Royal Windsor (Disembarking / Heathrow)

5.75 hours | London (Southampton) | SOU-965
  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

Take a tour around the medieval wonder that is Windsor Castle, home to Queen Elizabeth II and the site of many state occasions. Originally built as a fortress by William the Conqueror, you will tour the State Apartments, chapel and Windsor itself, before heading to the airport.

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$149.95

London City Drive

10 hours | London (Southampton) | SOU-100
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben/Parliament Buildings
  • London Eye

Explore London's most memorable sights on this comprehensive scenic drive around the UK's vibrant capital city. Tour the West End, and view many historic landmarks including breath-taking Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the Tower of London.

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$169.95

London Eye & Thames River Cruise

10.5 hours | London (Southampton) | SOU-140
  • Westminster Abbey
  • London Eye
  • Thames River Cruise

Experience the best of London on a tour of its most loved landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, the setting for many Royal weddings and final resting place for many monarchs. View the city from the London Eye Ferris wheel, and then take a cruise down the Thames to Tower Bridge.

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Moderate Activity, Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal

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$299.95