You will be driven in an air conditioned touring bus from London and Heathrow to Southampton Cruise Terminals via a stop of approximately 1.5 - 2 hours at the historic town of Winchester. We plan to drop you at your cruise terminal between 1:30pm – 2:00pm.
Winchester is the home to one of England's premier medieval cathedrals and much more besides. For many years, Winchester has been associated with royalty as far back as the famous Alfred the Great, King of Wessex. The city even became joint capital of England, alongside London. In Winchester Cathedral (entry included) lies the resting place of many Saxon Kings, the Norman King William Rufus and the novelist Jane Austen. This outstanding building, with the longest nave in Europe, has an original medieval tiled floor and was the venue for the wedding of King Philip of Spain to Queen Mary Tudor in 1554, the infamous 'Bloody Mary'.
In your time in Winchester, you may wish to visit the Great Hall (entry not included) a seat of many English Kings and Queens, and you'll have the chance to view the famous King Arthur's Round Table. The 'Round Table' does actually date much later than the legendary British King, and is just a mere 800 years old!. We then continue the journey to Southampton, which will take approximately 30 - 45 minutes. After your arrival at Southampton Cruise Terminals you will walk straight to the check in desk. Porters will take care of your luggage, ensuring it is delivered to your cabin. Please make sure you use the luggage label in your cruise pack to facilitate this.