Why book a shore excursion with us?
We have selected the highest quality shore excursion from Southampton delivered by locals Graham and Ian in the most cost-effective manner for our customers. Since we are not a large cruise line catering to thousands of customers per day, our cruise excursion package allows you to travel as a private group offering a more personalized experience.
Private Shore Excursions allow you to travel with your party alone and to fully customize your shore tour. We have a recommended itinerary for your tour with us but we are happy to work with you to create the perfect itinerary customized to you.
Why tour with us?
At Southampton Tours we know where to go to get off the beaten track so that you get to experience places that only the locals know about.
We are also very passionate about the service that we provide and always try to go the extra mile wherever we can. We genuinely enjoy doing what we do and meeting people from all over the world.
We are very flexible on tours. We know that some people may prefer to go at a slow relaxed pace soaking up the atmosphere. Whereas others may prefer to go at a faster pace in order to see more places. We know that everyone is different and so we work with you before and during the tour to guarantee the experience is truly memorable.
Cruise line tours are notoriously expensive, and for groups of 4 or more, we can usually arrange a private shore excursion for less than the cost of a large cruise line tour.
We are fully focused on delivering excellent experiences and our excursions are higher quality than those offered by the Cruise Lines that routinely travel with more than 50 people per tour. In contrast we offer private tours with a maximum of 8 individuals per guide, offering a far more personalized and enjoyable experience. We are committed to offering you the best excursions at the best prices so you will thoroughly enjoy your journey with us.
We are very experienced in running shore excursions and have never had a customer miss their ship. In the extremely unlikely event that you miss your ship due to the late arrival of one of our tours, we will arrange and pay for your accommodations, meals, and transportation to the next port of call.
Booking a private tour with Southampton Tours gives you the flexibility to visit your chosen destinations at your own pace, with the benefit of expert advice and guidance when planning your trip.
Both Graham and Ian have lived and worked in Southern England for many years. During that time we have discovered many fascinating places and stories which only a local would know about. We would love to share these with you!
We have also been lucky to travel the world living in many countries abroad. We have met many different types of people and cultures. We have also worked as tour operators for one of the worlds most discerning travel agents Audley Travel.
We know that a tour is not just a case of tick off as many places as you can, so that you can update Facebook. This may be part of it but the difference comes in understanding the pace of a tour and the comfort. We won’t be rushing around stressed. We will be taking it at the right pace for you, giving time to enjoy each village and area we see. We also limit the size of the group to 8 people so that it is far more comfortable.
If that’s not enough then how about because you can get to spend time with us – Graham and Ian. We run the business and are very passionate individuals with many an interesting story to tell. You can ask Graham about what happened to him when he started on his first day of work in Hong Kong. Or ask Ian how he survived on his cycle from London to Cape Town? We genuinely want you to have a wonderful time so we work as hard for you as we can to make it a day to remember. We always do our best to go the extra mile
We offer guiding in a wide range of locations throughout Southern England. Below is a list of many types of tours and places that we visit with links to provide you more information.
| Stonehenge | Bath |Cotswolds | Oxford| Salisbury | New Forest | Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty | Cotswold Day Trip | Bourton-on-the-Water | Stow-on-the-Wold | Lower Slaughter |Bibury | Burford | Cotswolds Guided Tour |Pub Lunch | England’s Oldest Inn | Cotswolds Cream Tea | Cotswold Tour | Cotswold Sightseeing | Broadway Tower | Cotswold Tourism | London Paddington | National Trust | Snowshill | Lavender Fields | Great Days Out in the Cotswolds | Vintage Buffet Lunch | Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty | Cotswold Day Trip | Cotswold Cottages | Things to do in the Cotswolds | Cotswold Hidden Places to Visit | Cotswold Secret Locations | Cotswold Group Tours | Tours from Southampton | Blenheim Palace | Tours of Oxford | Tours of Stratford-upon-Avon | Tours of Stonehenge | Tours of Bath | Tours from Southampton Cruises | Tours from London | Small group tours from Oxford | Minster Lovell | Avebury Stone Circle | Cotswold Film Locations | Downton Abbey Film Locations | Warwick Castle | Cotswolds Electric Bike Tours | Sudeley Castle | Highgrove House | Batsford Arboretum | Cotswold Gardens | Cotswolds Farm Park | Cotswolds Water Park |Westonbirt Arboretum | Painswick Rococo Garden | Hidcote Manor Garden | Hufkins Tea Rooms | Hook Norton Brewery | Southampton port
If you would like to do a tour of the picturesque villages that Jane Austen knew as well as her birthplace and her father’s church at Steventon then we would recommend a local guide called Phil Howe from Hidden Britain Tours.