London Full-Day Private Shore Excursion from Southampton Port
Welcome to the south of England where there are many hidden gems awaiting your exploration. You will be met by your driver-guide at your designated cruise terminal with a sign bearing your name for easy identification in Southampton today.
You will be picked up at the Southampton Cruise Port with a 5 or 7 seat A/C vehicle, depending on the number of people in your party. Your tour will begin with a touch of the Beatles that will bring music to your ears. On the drive to London, you will have the opportunity to learn about English culture and heritage, and the details of what you will be exploring throughout the day. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you may have.
Our Southampton Shore Excursion Tour promises to turn your limited available time slot into a journey beyond all others! It is here that you will learn why, from Roman times to the present, people have continuously admired living in London throughout every era.
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What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- Fuel surcharge
- Parking Fees
- Entry/Admission - St. Katharine Docks
What's excluded :
- Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
- Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
- Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
- Entry/Admission - Downing Street
- Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
- Entry/Admission - The Monument to the Great Fire of London
- Entry/Admission - Tower of London
- Entry/Admission - Tower Bridge
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, England
Welcome to the south of England where there are many hidden gems awaiting your exploration. You will be met at your designated cruise terminal with a sign bearing your name for easy identification.
You will be picked up at the Cruise Ship Port with a 5 or 7 seat A/C vehicle, depending on the number of people in your party. Your tour will begin with a touch of the Beatles that will bring music to your ears. On the drive to London, you will have the opportunity to learn about English culture and heritage, and the details of what you will be exploring throughout the day. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you may have.
Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England
Upon arrival in London (appx 2 hrs), you will begin your tour with the Houses of Parliament and the Elizabeth Tower where you will also learn the story of Big Ben. The Houses of Parliament, known also as the Palace of Westminster is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) conduct their sittings. They lie on the north bank of the River Thames in the London borough of the City of Westminster, close by other government buildings in Whitehall. The oldest part of the building is still in existence, Westminster Hall, which dates from 1097. The palace originally served as a royal residence, but no monarch has lived in it since the 16th century. Most of the present Houses of Parliament structure dates from the 19th century when the Palace was rebuilt after it was almost entirely destroyed by a fire in 1834.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England
Westminster Abbey is a Church, burial ground, coronation site and much more and continues to attract visitors over 900 years after its founding. In many respects the architecture is common. There's the traditional cross-shaped floor plan with a nave, north and south transepts and several round side areas but both its execution and use raise The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster (the official name) to among the highest examples of church construction. Here at Westminster Abbey lie buried kings and poets, scientists and philosophers who have themselves raised humankind to the highest levels. Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell (discoverer of electromagnetic theory, which later leads to radio and TV), Chaucer and Kipling, Dr Samuel Johnson (creator of the first English dictionary) and many other justly famous names are interred here.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD England
Located right in the middle of London's iconic landmarks such as Houses of Parliament, Elizabeth Tower (a.k.a Big Ben), Whitehall, Saint-Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Bridge. Parliament Square houses eleven state figures and world leaders, including Sir Winston Churchill, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Parliament Square in London is a popular destination among tourists. The atmosphere is magnificent and it's one of the must-visit locations in the city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England
Buckingham Palace is still the official residence of Britain's monarchy, as it has been since Queen Victoria's designation in 1837. Much of Buckingham Palace was constructed as early as 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham. Buckingham House (as it was then known) was purchased in 1762 by George III, who used it as a private residence. Over the following 75 years, the house was expanded to form three wings around a central courtyard. When Queen Victoria discovered Buckingham Palace lacked several 'necessary' rooms - such as a formal ballroom, a nursery, visitor's bedrooms and others - major additions were undertaken, including adding an entire wing to form a quadrangle.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA England
The Queen's Guard and Queen's Life Guard (called King's Guard and King's Life Guard when the reigning monarch is male) are the names given to contingents of infantry and cavalry soldiers charged with guarding the official royal residences in the United Kingdom. The British Army has regiments of both Horse Guards and Foot Guards predating the English Restoration (1660), and since the reign of King Charles II these regiments have been responsible for guarding the Sovereign's palaces. Despite tourist perceptions, the Guards are not purely ceremonial and are fully operational soldiers.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England
Trafalgar Square is London's iconic public square in the City of Westminster built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars over France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar. The site of Trafalgar Square had been a significant landmark since the 13th century and originally contained the King's Mews. After George IV moved the mews to Buckingham Palace, the area was redeveloped by architect John Nash, but progress was slow after his death, and the square did not open until 1844. The 169-foot (52 m) Nelson's Column at its centre is guarded by four lion statues.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: The Lord Moon Of the Mall, 16-18 Whitehall, London England
As you travel through Pall Mall, you will reach Trafalgar Square where the National Gallery, St Martin in the Fields Church, and Admiral Nelson's Column are all located. It is here that you will have time for a traditional English lunch…such as the famous fish & chips, steak and ale pie, or roast lamb with mint sauce; all favourites of our British locals! If you are a vegetarian, it is no problem as there are many vegetarian options, such as Bubble and Squeak, Welsh Rarebit or cauliflower cheese! No trip is complete without a traditional English pub visit in England. In London, the beer flows like the River Thames. Just look around. You are always near a pub. There are almost 7000 pubs in our city. The pub is a traditional public place to see and be seen for all Londoners. It’s a been-there-done-that thing in our culture and you can’t just miss this.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England
Being one of the most important political buildings in the world, the United Kingdom's “White House”, Number 10 continuously hosts the British prime ministers since 1735. The main decisions affecting Britain's destiny in the last 275 years have seriously been taken behind its iconic black door. Today it's not possible to enter the street as a tourist but knowing the idea that an actual prime minister lives and works in the street is exhilarating.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England
St Paul's Cathedral is a cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, and the seat of the Bishop of London. The present building dates from the 17th century and is generally reckoned to be London's fourth St Paul’s Cathedral, although the number is higher if every major medieval reconstruction is counted as a new cathedral. The first cathedral was built of wood by the Saxons. It burned down in AD 675 and was rebuilt, again in wood, ten years later. After this version was sacked by the Vikings in 962, the "second" St Paul’s was built, this time mainly in stone. The predecessor to Wren's cathedral, the third St Paul’s (known as Old St Paul’s), was begun by the Normans after the late Saxon cathedral suffered in a fire of 1087. Work took over two hundred years, and a great deal was lost in a fire in 1136. Nonetheless, the roof was once more built of wood, which was ultimately to doom the building.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, Monument St., London EC3R 8AH England
The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a Doric column situated near the northern end of London Bridge. Commemorating the Great Fire of London, it stands at the junction of Monument Street and Fish Street Hill, 202 feet (62 m) in height and 202 feet west of the spot in Pudding Lane where the Great Fire started on 2 September 1666. Constructed between 1671 and 1677, it was built on the site of St. Margaret's, Fish Street, the first church to be destroyed by the Great Fire. The Monument comprises a fluted Doric column built of Portland stone topped with a gilded urn of fire. It was designed by Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke. Its height marks its distance from the site of the shop of Thomas Farriner (or Farynor), the king's baker, where the blaze began. Hear the story of how London missed its opportunity to be a highly planned city of all times.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England
Few prisons can claim to be as popular as the Tower of London, an attraction - unpleasant for some - for over 900 years. Its twenty towers are filled with an ancient tradition of royal blood, armor and jewels and the history to match.
The Tower of London central structure began as a fort - used by the original builder William the Conqueror who completed the first tower around 1100 AD.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England
Tower Bridge is probably the city's most distinctive symbol of today. The Bridge shows a lot to its medieval predecessor London Bridge with its starlings and elaborate twin towers that give the bridge its name but it's not just a homage to the past, hidden inside that medieval-looking exterior there's a rather wonderful piece of Victorian engineering and in its day it was the biggest and most sophisticated lifting bridge in the world. Unlike London Bridge, the genius of the design is that the bridge can act as a gateway swinging open to allow tall ships to pass through. We will tell you plenty of things about this masterpiece in London, just follow us!
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: St. Katharine Docks, 50 St. Katharines Way St Katherine's & Wapping, London E1W 1LA England
St Katharine Docks is a former dock and now a mixed-use district in Central London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and within the East End. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames, immediately downstream of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. From 1828 to 1968 it was one of the commercial docks that made up the Port of London. It is in the redevelopment zone known as Docklands and is now a popular housing and leisure complex full of offices, public and private housing, a large hotel, shops and restaurants, an 18th century hidden gem in this yachting marina and other recreational facilities. It remains a popular leisure destination where you can enjoy and admire. Just follow us. Here we will have our lunch!
Duration: 40 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
- Hand sanitizers and masks will be available in our vehicles for the best hygiene practice.- Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time and let the lobby staff know that you are expecting a tour guide.- Comfortable shoes are advised- Wheelchair users must inform our agent whether guest(s) is/are fully dependent on the chair or partly able to walk or move.- Hotel Pick up service is available between zones 1 to 3 only. For pick-up service between zones 4 to 9, please contact us for further information.- Airport and cruise port pickups and transfers are also available at extra charge. Please contact us for further information.Ports
- Southampton Airport, Southampton SO18 2NL, UK
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- For healthier travel experience, we will be upgrading our standard vehicles to SUVs, MPVs and Vans for 8 people or less and 16 or 33 seater minibuses for 9 people or more, both options at no extra cost. All vehicles steam cleaned.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.