Day tour to the New Forest and Salisbury

  • Duration:

    8 Hours

  • Location:

    New Forest and Salisbury

  • Price:


Escape to a world a million miles from your everyday life where ponies, cattle, donkeys and deer roam free. Wild Horses won’t be able to drag you away from the New Forest once you’ve experienced its peace and fallen in love with the forest’s idyllic glades, ancient woodland, open moors, heathland and cliff top walks.  Also enjoy a visit to the delightful town of Salisbury, including a visit to its famous Cathedral with Britain’s tallest spire and best-preserved Magna Carta.

What places will we get to see?

  • Brockenhurst
  • Beaulieu
  • Lyndhurst
  • Burley
  • Salisbury
  • Salisbury Cathedral

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Meet your professional driver guide on arrival at Southampton Cruise Terminal at 8am and relax in the comfort of an air-conditional vehicle.  You’ll start the day by travelling to the New Forest and we will begin with a visit to Beaulieu which means “Beautiful Place” and that is exactly what it is.  The town is located on the stunning Beaulieu River which attracts a wealth of wild birds.

Our next stop is Lyndhurst affectionately known by locals as the capital of the Forest.  Lyndhurst has been visited by kings and queens staying at the Royal Manor throughout the centuries. The local church contains the grave of Alice Liddell, who was the inspiration for Lewis Carol’s “Alice in Wonderland”.

From here we continue our journey through the New Forest to Brockenhurst which has been officially declared ‘Britain’s Most Beautiful Place to Live’.  The area is home to ponies, deer, donkeys and cows – all of which are known to roam the main street.

The last New Forest village that we visit is Burley which is most famous for its witchcraft having been home to a coven of White Witches and a haunt of Smugglers.

We now leave the New Forest and travel to Salisbury a historic city that grew up around its impressive cathedral.  Upon arrival, you enjoy a walking tour of the city with its many charming timber framed houses and different areas which were dedicated to specific trades, such as Fish Row, Butcher Row and Poultry Cross.

After your walking tour of the city you explore over 800 years of history at Salisbury Cathedral, one of the UK’s most iconic medieval buildings.  The Cathedral is a magnificent example of early English Gothic architecture with fascinating treasures including the original 1215 Magna Carta, one of only four in the world. Also you get to see Britain’s tallest spire and the world’s oldest working mechanical clock.

We then drive back to your Southampton cruise in plenty of time for your departure.  Alternatively, if you have finished your cruise then we are happy to drop you off at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport for an extra fee of £75.

On your private driving tour from Southampton you will be looked after by our knowledgeable driver-guide, and travel in one of our comfortable vehicles that can hold up to eight guests.

Your guide will give you a background of the area’s history as you travel, and at each of the stops you’re free to either explore the village with your guide or to have some free time to yourself, relax and maybe do some shopping. We tend to stop for lunch in a traditional country pub where you can sample a traditional ale out in the sunshine if you’d like.

Tour Details

This private driving tour runs every day of the week all year costing £425 per group with a maximum group size of eight.

The tour departs from either Southampton Cruise Terminal or your Southampton Hotel and we will return you to Southampton after the tour.  Alternatively, if you have finished your cruise then we are happy to drop you off at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport for an extra fee of £75.

Included on this tour

  • Professional local guide/driver
  • Transportation in a modern comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour

Excluded from this tour

  • Entrance fees to other attractions
  • Food or refreshments
  • Gratuities

This is a day tour which departs from either Southampton cruise terminal or your Southampton hotel. The start time for this tour is flexible depending on when your cruise disembarks. Your guide will be waiting for you in the cruise terminal at a pre-agreed time.

How much does the private driving tour cost?

We charge £425 for the 8 hour tour.

When can I take this tour?

This tour is available everyday of the week depending on availability.

What is the minimum/maximum number of people on the tours?

The minimum is 1 person and the maximum is 8 people.  For larger groups please send us an email to discuss availability and pricing.

Can I be picked up from London?

Yes this tour can be run with a start in London and finish in Southampton however there will be an extra charge of £75.

What are the payment arrangement for the tour?

We require full payment at the time of booking.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is 100% of the cost charged for cancellations within 48 hours prior the tour. 50 % of the cost is charged for cancellations 3 – 7 days before the tour. For cancellations given 8 days and greater before the tour then we charge a 10% cancellation fee.