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Choice of exclusive day tours from Southampton cruise terminal

Day-tour options from Southampton in private vehicle with accredited driver-guide.
For couples, families or small private groups (up to 7 persons). Subject to availability.
Timings: 6/8-hour tours. Pick-up/drop-off at cruise terminal/any Southampton hotel.
Prices (per car) £540.00-£620.00 (6 hrs); £700.00-£800.00 (8 hrs). See table below.
Any admission fees are extra and usually payable on entry. Booking enquiries.



6-hour tours from Southampton:

Option 1: CHAWTON

In the village of Chawton in Hampshire stands the 17th century house where Jane Austen spent a productive part of her writing career. This is where she wrote Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion. It is now a small private museum and has been welcoming visiting Austen fans since as far back as 1947. The museum contains a fascinating collection of objects and books actually owned by the novelist, and other odd artifacts, such as a gun found under the floorboards! We will also view the manor house once owned by her brother. A traditional pub lunch can be arranged at the Greyfriar Inn, handily placed right opposite the house!
● Open Mar-Dec: daily; Jan-Feb: Sat-Sun.
● Admission fee payable on entry.
● Your guide will conduct your tour.

Option 2: CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL
Chichester is a city on the south coast of England containing the only medieval cathedral in the country with a detached bell tower. The spire dominates the picturesque surroundings. Inside, Romanesque meets Gothic in the ornate architecture. Hear how this church became a centre for reconciliation between Britain and Germany after World War Two, and seek out the burial place of the great composer Gustav Holst, most famous for his Planets suite.
● Usually open daily.
● Admission fee payable on entry.
● Your guide will conduct your tour.

Option 3: PORTSMOUTH DOCKYARDS
Located on Portsea Island on the south coast, Portsmouth is home to the world's oldest dry dock where many of the Royal Navy’s most famous fighting ships can be visited. Here we can see Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, which sank in neighbouring waters during a battle in 1545 and was not seen again until it was famously raised from the seabed in 1982. Moving onto a couple of centuries, we can visit Admiral Nelson's remarkably preserved flagship HMS Victory, the ship on which he was shot during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. We can also hop on board the awesome HMS Warrior, which, when completed in 1861, was the largest, fastest, most heavily-armoured warship the world had ever seen. Your ticket into the dockyard also entitles you entry to all museums and displays within the precincts, as a well as a boat trip round the historic harbour, which feature the very latest high-tech additions to the British Navy.
● Usually open daily.
● Admission fee payable on entry.
● Your guide will conduct your tour.

Option 4: SALISBURY CATHEDRAL
Once a Roman garrison, Salisbury is now a thriving market town. In its centre is the stunning Salisbury Cathedral, the tallest medieval building in the world. It contains an original copy of the Magna Carta, the world's earliest surviving written constitution. The cathedral’s environs were described by the writer Bill Bryson as the most beautiful place in England. Certainly both Turner and Constable found it an inspiration for their paintings. The town was the setting for Thomas Hardy’s Melchester and Anthony Trollope’s Barchester. Another option is the former site of Salisbury: the deserted iron-age hill-fort of Old Sarum. Well worth a visit with spectacular views of the 'new' town.
● Usually open daily.
● Admission fee payable on entry.
● Your guide will conduct your tour.

Option 5: STONEHENGE
A drive deep into the county of Wiltshire takes us back in time. Here we discover the mysterious World Heritage site of Stonehenge, an ancient stone structure older than the pyramids of Egypt, and a rare surviving monument of the pre-historic world. Some hold a deep fascination with this place, and wonder about its meaning. Those not so swayed by the stones’ magical charms are left pondering the biggest mystery of all - how did they get there? The latest theories and research are also discussed.
● Usually open daily.
● Entry tickets must be pre-booked.
● Your guide will conduct your tour.

Option 6: WINCHESTER
An historic city that has appeared as a movie location many times, including the recent film version of Austen's Pride and Prejudice. An old Roman town, it became the capital of England during the Dark Ages. There are strong connections with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and King Alfred the Great. The great Domesday Book was compiled here in 1086. It is the burial place of both King Canute and King Rufus, and Henry III was born here. Winchester College, founded in 1382, is the oldest public school in England. Winchester Cathedral, built in 1097, is one of England’s oldest. Both Henry IV and Bloody Mary were married here. It is also the burial place of Jane Austen.
● Usually open daily.
● Admission fee payable on entry.
● Your guide will conduct your tour.



8-hour tours from Southampton:

COMBINE ANY 2 OF THE ABOVE 6 OPTIONS TO MAKE UP AN 8-HOUR TOUR.



5-HOUR CRUISE STOP-OVER TOURS FROM SOUTHAMPTON

PRICE
(6 hours).

BY PRIVATE CAR (1-2 passengers)

£540.00 (per car)
+ any entrance fees.

BY PRIVATE CAR (3-4 passengers)

£580.00 (per car)
+ any entrance fees.

BY PRIVATE CAR (5-7 passengers)

£620.00 (per car)
+ any entrance fees.

8-HOUR CRUISE STOP-OVER TOURS FROM SOUTHAMPTON

PRICE
(8 hours).

BY PRIVATE CAR (1-2 passengers)

£700.00 (per car)
+ any entrance fees.

BY PRIVATE CAR (3-4 passengers)

£750.00 (per car)
+ any entrance fees.

BY PRIVATE CAR (5-7 passengers)

£800.00 (per car)
+ any entrance fees.



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BOOKING POLICY AND NOTES:
Bookings are dealt with on a one-to-one basis via e-mail only.
To secure your preferred date we recommend booking well in advance.
We do not accept bookings with less than 72 hours notice.
All tours subject to availability. Booking will not go ahead until availability is confirmed.
Tour is not guaranteed to go ahead until 100% of payment is received.
We do not usually pre-book tickets for attractions. We recommended these are paid
  for at the gate on the day. In circumstances where pre-booking is the only option for
  attractions, tickets must be paid for in advance and are non-refundable.
Administration fees may be added for extensive itineraries or advance ticket booking.
We do not arrange flights, accommodation, travel tickets or tickets for special events.
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PRACTICAL TOUR INFO:

Important note: 'Private tour' means a privately chartered guided tour. It does not entail exclusive private access. We do not offer tours to individuals wishing to join a larger group (for this you require a scheduled coach tour operator).

Timings: A recommended start time ensures the tour runs to schedule. The duration of this tour is timed from pick-up to drop-off and usually includes built-in stops for photo opportunities, facilities, and a one-hour lunch break.

Pick-up/drop-off: You can be picked-up for your tour anywhere in the central London area, whether at your hotel, place of residence, or venue of your request. The same applies as a dropping-off point after the tour. Tours from London may use fastest routes.

Vehicle: Our typical vehicle is a luxury people carrier. Usually a high-spec 7-passenger Mercedes, with leather seats, armrests, headrests, air-conditioning, tinted windows, front and rear electric sunroof, sliding passenger doors and luggage space.

Driver-Guide: Our presentable, professional and friendly guides drive fully insured private vehicles and carry the British 'Blue Badge' accreditation allowing them to conduct tours, walks and interior visits of major London venues and other UK attractions.

Tour: The main tour is conducted personally by the guide, providing knowledgeable commentary, and assisting with practical issues. Sections of the tour may be conducted by in-house docents or using audio devices, but your guide may still escort you.

Lunch: An appropriate restaurant, traditional pub, or sandwich stop can be arranged for lunch (note: tour price does not include food or refreshments). Alternatively, you may want to bring a pre-packed lunch. The guide may take a rest during this period.

Clothing: Clients should dress appropriately making allowances for the changeable British weather, outdoor activities or visiting churches, etc. Our main tip is to dress comfortably. For more tips to help make your tour even more enjoyable click here.

Format: The tour has been specially researched and designed by our staff (copyright applies) and is exclusive to Your London Tours & associates. Selected elements of different tours may be combined to create other tour options.

General: Rest assured with Your London Tours: All our tours are tailored to YOUR requirements. The guide will be exclusively dedicated to your family or group during the tour itself, so you will be able to relax and enjoy your day.



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