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Southampton Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Southampton via Stonehenge provided by International Friends

Southampton Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Southampton via Stonehenge

Southampton Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Southampton via Stonehenge
4.5
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from £99.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 23 Jun 2020
A note from Southampton Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Southampton via Stonehenge
50% of all available seats will be left empty to ensure customer space and distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks provided for travellers
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Face masks provided for travellers
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Greet your guide at your central London hotel and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan destined for Stonehenge. Leave the bustling metropolis of London in favor of the serene English countryside and gain fascinating insight into the rich historical heritage of Stonehenge as you listen to commentary from your guide.  Feel your intrigue heighten as you arrive at the Megalithic stone circle and set out to explore the mysterious monument independently. Ponder academic theories surrounding Stonehenge as you admire scenic countryside vistas.  At a time pre-arranged with your guide, board your coach and relax during the direct journey to your Southampton cruise terminal, where the tour concludes.  Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely arrival to Southampton Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5528PRTLON_STSO
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
One-way shared transfer by luxury coach • Services of a friendly tour manager • Air-conditioned vehicle • Baggage storage • Entry to Stonehenge
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
On select dates, due to large events taking place in Central London we may not be able to offer certain pick ups. Please contact us before booking to check we can offer a drop off at your selected hotel on these dates; London Marathon: 28th April The Prudential Bike Ride London: 4th August We offer a pick up from any London city centre hotel, Airbnb property and selected Heathrow Airport hotels. London city centre pick ups begin at 07:00am, and Heathrow airport hotels pick up is between 9.00am and 9.45am. Unfortunately we are unable to collect from Heathrow airport terminals. On the morning of your departure please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your pick up time. Your tour guide or driver will come into the hotel to find you and will be holding a board reading "International Friends". If you are not staying in the hotel that you have selected as the meeting point, you must inform us of where you are staying so that we can contact you if necessary.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
One-way shared transfer by luxury coach • Services of a friendly tour manager • Air-conditioned vehicle • Baggage storage • Entry to Stonehenge
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
On select dates, due to large events taking place in Central London we may not be able to offer certain pick ups. Please contact us before booking to check we can offer a drop off at your selected hotel on these dates; London Marathon: 28th April The Prudential Bike Ride London: 4th August We offer a pick up from any London city centre hotel, Airbnb property and selected Heathrow Airport hotels. London city centre pick ups begin at 07:00am, and Heathrow airport hotels pick up is between 9.00am and 9.45am. Unfortunately we are unable to collect from Heathrow airport terminals. On the morning of your departure please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to your pick up time. Your tour guide or driver will come into the hotel to find you and will be holding a board reading "International Friends". If you are not staying in the hotel that you have selected as the meeting point, you must inform us of where you are staying so that we can contact you if necessary.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Infant seats must be requested in advance
Wheelchair accessible but mustadvise the supplier in advance/ time of booking
Important note regarding timings for 2021: Due to possible timed embarkation procedures for 2021 it may be necessary to amend slightly the advertised timings. This is to ensure guests arrive at the cruise terminal at their allocated embarkation time. If timed embarkation policies are introduced we will contact all customers prior to the your transfer to confirm your specific timings.
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
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P H
Gulfport, FL1 contribution
Thanks!
May 2020 • Couples
While we were unable to make the trip due to Covid 19, we were promptly & cheerfully issued a full refund
We will definitely use them next time!
Written 13 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joan R
Orland Park IL6 contributions
I did not actually have the chance to take this tour since my cruise was canceled due to the coronavirus.
May 2020
Even though I didn't take this tour, all of my interactions with International Friends were excellent. Their customer service is extraordinary!
Written 5 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris Fischahs
Los Alamos, NM1 contribution
Excellent Service
While my wife and I had scheduled a trip for May 2020, we’ve since had to cancel because of the virus. In canceling this excursion, we were individually contacted by the company and our refund made immediately and without hassle.

When this is past, we’ll definitely be re-booking!

Chris
New Mexico, USA
Written 28 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

adjensen
Port Orange, FL76 contributions
Great way to get from London to Southhampton
Nov 2019
We weren't really sure how easy it would be to get from London to Southhampton ahead of our 2 November 2019 cruise on the Norwegian Encore, so we booked this tour, and we are so happy that we did. The bus arrived at our hotel as scheduled (the schedule was set the day before and I was notified by text message,) and the driver, James and guide, Steve, helped us get our luggage aboard the spacious and comfortable bus. There were already a number of passengers on the bus as we left central London, headed for another pickup at a hotel by Heathrow. Along the way, Steve talked a bit about London. Once we picked up the final group, we headed out of town on a very busy expressway. Steve took note of the fact that we were all, in fact, leaving on the Encore the following day, so that they didn't need to worry about timing so much as they would have to if we were getting onboard that day. Along the route, Steve gave us some basic history of Stonehenge and other locations that were nearby, and we stopped at a service area so that people could get coffee, snacks and use the public toilets. At Stonehenge, we were given audio players that discussed the site, and we had about an hour and a half to spend with the stones and in the exhibition center. We arrived at the port of Southhampton at about 2:30pm. We highly recommend this tour!
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dorothy L
South Brunswick, NJ10 contributions
Great Way to Reach the Ship...BUT
Oct 2019
Stonehenge is about halfway between London and Southampton, so it was a fun and practical excursion in a large, modern bus. International Friends are well organized, professional and reliable. There is potential inconvenience, however. Hotel pickups started in London at 6:45 am. The last two pickups were at Heathrow hotels at 10:30. So some passengers were in the bus for almost four hours before we even began the trip to Stonehenge, requiring a pitstop for toilets and snacks on the way. In addition, we experienced some pickup delays in the morning which ultimately limited our time at Stonehenge to just over one hour, barely enough time. We arrived at the ship at 2:30 pm. All in all, it was fine for us and I would recommend it...as long as you’re tolerant of spending many hours in your bus seat. If it matters to you, check the International Friends website for hotel pickup times.
Written 7 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ocuman
Placerville, CA4 contributions
Not at all what you might have imagined!
Nov 2018
Impressive, but some of the stone circles in Scotland have this beat by 1000 years ... these stones are very impressive though.
Written 9 October 2019
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Amanda S
Nashville, TN10 contributions
Great pre-cruise excursion
They picked us up from our hotel the morning of our cruise and tools us to Stonehenge on way to Southampton port. It was super easy. The bus driver was the best we’ve ridden with and our narrator was very informative & interesting. Stonehenge was amazing to see. When arriving at port, the staff took care of our luggage and all we had to do was get off and check in. Very fun and easy, relaxing day!
Written 3 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SeaMariner22
Seattle, WA189 contributions
Best Way to get to Southampton
Sep 2019
When browsing the reviews for Stonehenge, you can see some people think it is a spiritual pilgrimage while others think it is a pile of rocks over a cemetery.

If you are going on a cruise, use International Friends for your transportation. It is a pain to be picked up and then have to go to other hotels before heading out of London. But it is a very nice coach that makes a rest stop an hour out of London at the most amazing rest area I have ever seen - No mall food court has anything on this English rest stop. Our guide Jennifer, was excellent at talking about the area leaving London as well as information about Stonehenge.

You very well may conclude Stonehenge is a pile of rocks. But you got transported to your cruise. It costs more to use this transport (but it costs 23 pounds just to use the Stonehenge bus). Just be wary of the time - We went on an off peak time, still had a significant wait for the bus over to Stonehenge. One circle around Stonehenge and 90 minutes were gone. Our tour had 120 minutes at Stonehenge to arrive at Southampton at 1:30pm but others may not be as fortunate (and face longer waits to get on the bus)
Written 11 September 2019
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Jean V
2 contributions
Pre-cruise Stonehenge
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great experience. Picked us up on time and then went to Stonehenge and on to the ship. Rachel was awesome.
Written 29 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dave_in_Reno
Reno, NV1,395 contributions
Visit Stonehenge on the way to your cruise ship and skip an expensive shore excursion
Jun 2019 • Couples
We originally looked booking a London > cruise ship transfer and then visiting Stonehenge as a shore excursion, but we realized we could take this combined transfer AND Stonehenge visit much less money.

Just the transfer alone was wonderful, but the side trip to Stonehenge made it even better. The bus was comfortable, and our tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend it!

Be aware that:

1. Many hotels can't be reached by full-sized buses, so we were picked up by a smaller passenger van and then transferred to the tour bus. This added just a few minutes.

2. The bus stopped to pick up passengers at several hotels near Heathrow, which added a bit more time.
Written 24 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Excellent service
We were scheduled for a Baltic /St.Petersburg cruise and Pre London package and due to pandemic it was cancelled f
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Tom is the best
Best customer service I have experienced in a long time. Tom was my main contact and did an outstanding job of comm
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Wonderful responsive customer service!
We had booked with International Friends for our excursion after our big trans Atlantic cruise in June of 2020. Of
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Great business
For the Second year in a row our trip to London got cancelled. International Friends provided immediate refunds wi
welltravelledc
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Great day out
Ah this was magical! We didn't really know what to expect from the tour but it definitely exceeded expectation. It
Michael W
Michael W
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Well preserved, with excellent audio tour, and signage.
Well preserved site. excellent audio tour that fully explained all aspects of Stonehenge in a simplistic yet info
Macnanc
Macnanc
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Superb Customer Service
I have nothing but good things to say about this company. We have used them once in the past and had such a wonderf
356kenj
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love international friends - thank you
with covid - everyone on the planet gives refunds - airbnb, hotels, airlines. everyone except the lovely, caring d
649viviennel
649viviennel
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Hassle free refund
Unfortunately due to the COVID19 travel ban, we were not able to make it to this trip. However, the staff was very
SuzziF4324
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Hassle-Free Rescheduling
When we scheduled our British Isles cruise, we thought that a Highclere Castle tour would be the perfect post-cruis
evenc776
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Wonderful Customer Service
While I unfortunately was not able to take this tour (yet), I wanted to share my great experience with this company
Asmall34667
Asmall34667
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A fantastic tour with Andrew and Badger!
My 21yo daughter and I are huge HP fans, and we planned our trip to the UK and Scotland for the past 2 years, with
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Didn't get to go...but want to share my experience.
We decided to spend an extra night near the airport before our cruise so we could rest up from the flight and tour
jayshreep2020
jayshreep2020
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Supportive Staff
Due to COVID-19, my travel plans were cancelled for this year. I had planned for my trip and tours for over a year
breenw
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A Good Company To Schedule Excursions With
We had 2 excursions scheduled for June 2020 with this company. Due to the Covid-19 fiasco, everything was cancelle
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