TOURS

HERE IS A SELECTION OF TOURS THAT ARE VERY POPULAR WITH OUR CLIENTS. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN TOUR.

WHETHER YOU LIKE MARITIME, MILITARY OR NATURAL HISTORY, WE CAN ORGANISE SOMETHING ESPECIALLY FOR YOU. 

YOU ARE ONLY LIMITED BY YOUR OWN IMAGINATION.


WINDSOR CASTLE - £POA

Home to St. George's Chapel where Prince Harry & Megan tied the knot !

Windsor Castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, and has since been the home to 39 monarchs.
Today, the Queen regularly visits the castle at the weekend.
She holds banquets at the castle for foreign dignitaries.
Barack Obama and George W. Bush have both been guests of her majesty the Queen.
We will explore St. George's Chapel and see where Harry and Megan tied the knot.
You can visit the famous State Apartments, and the Armoury, which contains the bullet that killed Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.
There is so much to see that your head will spin.

NB.
Guiding is only allowed outside the buildings.

As an authorised Guide, I can guide you in the Nave of St. George's for a short period of time.
In the height of summer, due to the popularity of the venue, it can take one hour to enter the castle.

ITINERARY

* Meet at the cruise ship terminal or hotel in Southampton
* Travel to Windsor Castle
* A tour of Windsor Castle (where permitted) and free time to explore and have lunch.
* Return to Southampton

MEETING LOCATION + TOUR DURATION

Meeting location: We can meet at the cruise ship terminal or your hotel.

End location: At your hotel or cruise terminal.

Duration: 6 hours

TRANSPORTATION

A new or relatively new car with air-conditioning, comfortable seating and adequate seating capacity will be used for this tour.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

* Return journey to Windsor Castle from your cruise terminal or hotel in Southampton
* An interesting and entertaining Tourist Guide ;-)

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

40 British Pounds Sterling :

* £22 - adult entrance fee to Windsor Castle
* £12 - food and drink
* £6 - guide book

These prices are an approximation, per person, and only a guideline.

WHAT’S EXTRA

* Entrance to Windsor Castle
* Food and drinks
* Souvenirs

MEDIEVAL SALISBURY -£POA

We meet up at the cruise ship terminal or hotel and make our way to Salisbury via the New Forest.
The New Forest was made into a hunting ground by William the Conqueror in the 11th century.
Today, you can see the famous New Forest Ponies as well as pigs, donkeys, cattle and sheep (and if you are very lucky a Deer or two).
Our journey will take us through the picturesque village of Downton in Wiltshire, where you will get to see some very traditional thatched cottages and an unusually named Pub.
On arrival in Salisbury, we shall visit the 13th-century cathedral, see an original copy of the Magna Carta, and the oldest working clock in history, dating from 1386.
We continue our tour exploring the streets and of Salisbury, which were laid down in the 13th century.
You will get to see the famous market square where a market has been held since 1227, and the Guildhall, where the Mayor of the city resides.
There is the opportunity during the visit to have some lunch and go shopping.

ITINERARY

* Meet at the cruise ship terminal or hotel in Southampton
* Travel to Salisbury via the New Forest (famous for it's Ponies)
* A tour of Salisbury city and cathedral, and free time for lunch and shopping
* Return to Southampton

MEETING LOCATION + TOUR DURATION

Meeting location: We can meet at the cruise ship terminal or your hotel.

End location: At your hotel or cruise terminal.

Duration: 5 hours

Maximum number of passengers: 6

TRANSPORTATION

A new or relatively new car with air-conditioning, comfortable seating and adequate seating capacity will be used for this tour.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

* Return journey from the cruise terminal or hotel in Southampton to Salisbury
* An interesting and entertaining Tourist Guide ;-)

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

23 British Pound Sterling -

* Entrance fee to the cathedral = £8 approximately
* Lunch = £10 approximately (the refectory in the cathedral is very reasonable and good food)
* Cathedral Guide book = £5 approximately

The amount of local currency that you bring depends on what you want to buy.
This figure is per person and is meant as a guide only.

WHAT’S EXTRA

* Entrance to Salisbury Cathedral
* Food and drinks

BEAULIEU MOTOR MUSEUM - £POA

There is plenty to see at Beaulieu.
If you are a 'petrol-head', then there are over 250 vehicles including cars, racing cars and motorbikes.
You will get to see very famous cars like 'Bluebird', which Donald Campbell used to break the land speed record in 1964.
Palace House is the ancestral home of the Montagu family. It was originally built as the Great Gatehouse to the Abbey.
The Abbey ruins date from c. 13 and was home to the Cistercian Monks. The Abbey was destroyed with the dissolution of the monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII.

For the fans of the original 'Top Gear' TV show series, there is a display of all the cars that Jezza, Captain Slow and the Hamster built in their challenges. . .

ITINERARY

* Meet at your cruise ship terminal or central Southampton hotel
* Drive to Beaulieu Motor Museum
* Tour of the museum, Abbey ruins and Palace House
* Ride on the monorail
* Time for lunch/refreshments and to visit the gift shop
* Return to your cruise ship terminal or central Southampton hotel.

MEETING LOCATION + TOUR DURATION

Meeting location: Your cruise ship terminal or central hotel in Southampton.

End location: Back to your hotel or cruise ship terminal in Southampton.

Duration: 5 hours

Maximum number of passengers: 6

You can visit Beaulieu Motor Museum and Palace House any time of the year.

TRANSPORTATION

A modern car or minibus with air conditioning.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

* An interesting and entertaining Tourist Guide :-)
* Transport to the venue and back to your hotel or cruise ship berth in Southampton.

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

40 British Pound Sterling -

* Entrance to the Beaulieu Motor Museum and Palace House
* Guide book
* Lunch and / or refreshments

This above quoted figure is per person and only a guideline.

WHAT’S EXTRA

* Entrance fee to Beaulieu Motor Museum and Palace House
* Food and drinks
* Gift shop purchases


MEDIEVAL WINCHESTER - £POA

Join me on a tour of medieval Winchester.
Winchester was the capital of Wessex during the reign of the Anglo Saxons, and home to King Alfred the Great.
On arrival in the city, you will see a huge magnificent statue of King Alfred the Great in a commanding position over the city. We will visit the cathedral where Jane Austen is buried, and learn all about the famous Bible, commissioned by Bishop Henri de Blois, the grandson of William the Conqueror.
After visiting the cathedral, we will take a stroll through the medieval streets uphill to the Great Hall, the last remnant of the great castle, built by William I.
The Great Hall is the home of King Arthur's Round Table, and Eleanor's Garden (a modern reconstruction of a medieval Queen's garden).
Then, we return to the city centre where you will have free time to shop and have some lunch.

ITINERARY

* Meet at the hotel or cruise ship terminal
* Drive to Winchester
* Tour of the cathedral
* Tour of the Great Hall
* Drive back to the hotel / cruise ship terminal

There will be free time to shop and have lunch.

MEETING LOCATION + TOUR DURATION

Meeting location: I will meet you either at your hotel or cruise ship terminal.

End location: You will be returned to your hotel or cruise ship terminal.

Duration: 5 hours

Maximum number of passengers: 6

TRANSPORTATION

A new or relatively new car with air-conditioning, comfortable seating and adequate seating capacity will be used for this tour.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

* Transport - return journey from the cruise ship terminal or hotel to Winchester
* An interesting and entertaining Tourist Guide ;-)

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

30 British Pounds Sterling 

* Entrance to the Cathedral and Great Hall = £11 approximately
* Lunch = £10 - £14 approximately
* Guide book = £5 approximately

The amount of local currency you need will depend on what you want to purchase.
The figure quoted above is per person and just a guideline.

WHAT’S EXTRA

* Entrance fees to the Cathedral and Great Hall
* Food and drinks

EXBURY GARDENS - £POA

Rhododendron and Azalea Hybrids created by Lionel de Rothschild

Join me on a tour of the world famous Exbury Gardens.
The gardens are split into 3 woods.
We shall take a walking tour around Home Wood, and see some of the Rhododendron and Azalea hybrids created by Lionel de Rothschild, a descendant of the banking family.
There will also be the opportunity to take a ride on a model steam train and see around Yard Wood.
The gardens also have a cafe, and gift shop where you can buy gardening books and souvenirs.

The best time to visit the Gardens is in April and May when the Rhododendrons and Azaleas are in full bloom. (There are other plants in bloom during the rest of the year).

ITINERARY

* Pick up from the cruise ship terminal or central Southampton hotel
* Drive to Exbury Gardens
* Guided tour of the highlights of the gardens
* Train ride
* Time for refreshments and visit the gift shop - food and drink
* Drive back to the hotel or cruise ship terminal.

MEETING LOCATION + TOUR DURATION

Meeting location: Port of Southampton cruise ship terminal or hotel in central Southampton.

End location: Back to your hotel or cruise ship terminal.

Duration: 5 hours

Maximum number of passengers: 6

As this is a garden visit, we cannot guarantee the weather, so be prepared.
It is important to have the appropriate footwear.

TRANSPORTATION

We will travel by car or minibus to the venue.
The vehicle will be modern and comfortable.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

* Transport to the venue and back to Southampton
* An interesting and entertaining Tourist Guide :-)

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

30 British Pound Sterling -

* Entrance to the Gardens and Train ride
* Guide book
* Lunch and / or refreshments

The above figure is per person and only an approximate guideline.

WHAT’S EXTRA

* Entrance fee to the Gardens and Steam Train ride
* Food and drinks
* Souvenirs

STONEHENGE - £POA

Stonehenge is 5,000 years old and is the only ancient monument in the world with hanging lintel stones. 

No one really knows why Stonehenge was built. It's a bit like a jigsaw puzzle with a few key pieces missing. The Archaeologists believe that it could have been built for ritual and ceremonial purposes, and that you can measure the summer and winter solstices. But what significance do the solstices have to the people living all those years ago?

Join me on a tour of Stonehenge and find out all about the monument, and if you are really lucky, you might just get to meet Gertrude, the Great Bustard....!!!


ITINERARY

* Pick up from the cruise ship terminal or central Southampton hotel
* Drive to Stonehenge 
* Guided tour of the monument and visitor's centre
* Time for refreshments and visit the gift shop - food and drink
* Drive back to the hotel or cruise ship terminal.

MEETING LOCATION + TOUR DURATION

Meeting location: Port of Southampton cruise ship terminal or hotel in central Southampton.

End location: Back to your hotel or cruise ship terminal.

Duration: 5 hours

Maximum number of passengers: 6

We cannot guarantee the weather, so be prepared. It is important to have the appropriate footwear.

TRANSPORTATION

We will travel by car or minibus to the venue. The vehicle will be modern and comfortable.


WHAT’S INCLUDED

* Transport to the venue and back to Southampton
* An interesting and entertaining Tourist Guide :-)

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

35 British Pounds Sterling -

* £20 - Entrance to Stonehenge
* £10 - Lunch and / or refreshments
* £5 - Guide book


The above figure is per person and only an approximate guideline.

WHAT’S EXTRA

* Entrance fee to Stonehenge
* Food and drinks
* Souvenirs

PORTSMOUTH HISTORICAL DOCKYARD - £POA

Explore England's Naval History

Explore England's naval history through its iconic ships.
Portsmouth Historical Dockyard is home to The Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS M33.

The Mary Rose (1511) was Henry VIII's flagship that sunk in the Battle of the Solent against the French in 1545. It was found on the seabed in 1971 and raised in 1982. The Mary Rose has gone through nearly 40 years of restoration and can be seen in a specially built building that includes the many artefacts that she contained.

HMS Victory (1765) was Lord Nelson's flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 against the Spanish and French Navies in the Napoleonic wars. Today, HMS Victory is the flagship of the first Sea Lord and a museum to the Georgian Navy.
HMS Warrior (1860) was Britain's first iron-hulled, armored warship and the pride of Queen Victoria's Fleet.
HMS M. 33 (1915) is the sole remaining British veteran of the bloody Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-1916. The ship is one of just three British warships from WWI still in existence.

ITINERARY

* Meet at the cruise ship terminal or central hotel in Southampton
* Travel to Portsmouth Historical Dockyard via M27
* Tour the Mary Rose and HMS Victory
* Free time to explore other ships and exhibitions in the dockyard and take lunch / do some shopping
* Return to Southampton.

MEETING LOCATION + TOUR DURATION

Meeting location: Cruise ship terminal or central hotel in Southampton.

End location: Your central hotel or cruise ship terminal in Southampton.

Duration: 6 hours

Maximum number of passengers: 6

TRANSPORTATION

A new or relatively new car with air-conditioning, comfortable seating and adequate seating capacity will be used for this tour.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

* Return journey from the cruise terminal or hotel in Southampton to Portsmouth Historical Dockyard
* An interesting and entertaining Tourist Guide ;-)

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED

65 British Pound Sterling -

* £50 - entrance fee (per person) to the Historical Dockyard and Mary Rose exhibition
* £10 - lunch
* £5 - guidebook

These costs are approximate, per person, and should only be used as a guideline.

WHAT’S EXTRA

* Entrance fee to the Historical Dockyard and Mary Rose
* Food and drink
* Souvenirs.

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