Things to do in Southampton

  • Post Cruise Tour Southampton to London via Windsor in a Private Vehicle

    Post Cruise Tour Southampton to London via Windsor in a Private Vehicle

    When your cruise concludes in the port of Southampton, discover the delights of the English countryside on a Post-Cruise Tour to London via Windsor. On this self-guided private vehicle service. Visit the quintessential town of Windsor to see the world’s oldest occupied castle and then travel direct to Heathrow airport/Hotel or your London hotel in a…

  • Discover Winchester and Southampton medieval cities on a private tour

    Discover Winchester and Southampton medieval cities on a private tour

    A perfect cathedral city on the side of the hilly South Downs National Park, Winchester is England’s ancient capital and old residence of King Alfred the Great. The city combines the freshness of the neighboring countryside with the best of city life. Explore picturesque Winchester and be guided through its medieval streets. But first, take…

  • Private Transfer from Southampton cruise terminal to London Gatwick airport

    Private Transfer from Southampton cruise terminal to London Gatwick airport

    Take the worry out of your departure to London Gatwick Airport from Southampton cruise terminal and pre-book a private transfer to suit your group size (up to 6 people). Avoid the long lines for taxis on departure, and travel in the comfort of a Premium car or minivan.

  • Heathrow transfer

    Heathrow transfer

    My Chauffeur Hampshire is the leading chauffeur company in the Southampton. We focus on service which has built a great reputation from passengers all across the world.The vehicles we use are all the top of their class and what you would expect from a top chauffeur company.From office staff to chauffeur, we will always go…

  • 2-Day Stonehenge, Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford Private Tour from Southampton

    2-Day Stonehenge, Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford Private Tour from Southampton

    Visit the beautiful Cotswolds, the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, Bath and Oxford on this Two-Day Private Tour from Southampton. Over two days see the prehistoric stone circle of Stonehenge, discover Britain’s grandest Georgian architecture in the city of Bath, spend the night in a quaint Cotswold village, and wander beneath the dreaming spires of…

  • Southampton to LGW Private Transfer

    Southampton to LGW Private Transfer

    Travel in comfortable vehicle vehicle with a friendly, helpful and knowledgable driver. We provide a very personal service and are based in Southampton with a very wide local knowledge and offer a very flexible service, if you have any ideas or places you wish to visit during this transfer, please let us knowing we will…

  • Hire a Driver from Southampton Day Tour

    Hire a Driver from Southampton Day Tour

    We are a small company with knowledgeable local driver / guides, you decide where you would like to go or we can assist you if you prefer based on your interests and requirements.With 14 years experience we can offer the best in service, with a relaxed and reliable service.Our main vehicle is a Mercedes E350…

  • Windsor Castle Private Tour from Southampton

    Windsor Castle Private Tour from Southampton

    Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable driver. We provide a very personal service and are based near Southampton with a very wide local knowledge and offer a very flexible service, if you have any ideas or places you want to visit during this tour, let us know and we will…

  • Jurassic Coast Private Tour from Southampton

    Jurassic Coast Private Tour from Southampton

    This is a wonderful day out to the seaside town of Swanage where you can depart on the historic railway to the historic Corfe Castle with it’s beautiful views and vilage where you can get some lunch in one of it’s traditional pubs, then travel back to swanage the way you came!With 14 years experience…

  • Southampton to Heathrow Airport

    Southampton to Heathrow Airport

    Need to travel to or from Southampton Cruise Terminal without worries? Come join us in a ride as Celine Travel isan experienced airport transport with budget prices.

  • Southampton Private Vehicle Service with Driver for a Half Day or Full Day

    Southampton Private Vehicle Service with Driver for a Half Day or Full Day

    Experience a Half-day or Full-day as directed service in Southampton with one of our professional drivers, you could tailor this service to your requirements, or we can advise you. Whether you just need the vehicle to take you around Southampton to visit the local art galleries and museums or sightseeing, or for a Sporting Event,…

  • Private Transfer Southampton Port to London Gatwick Airport LGW

    Private Transfer Southampton Port to London Gatwick Airport LGW

    Book your Private Departure Transfer from Southampton Port hotel or any address to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).Don’t go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shared shuttles queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer.Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel…

  • Private transfers to/from Southampton Cruise Port and Central London

    Private transfers to/from Southampton Cruise Port and Central London

    Whether you are a single person, or you have a large group, Tourope UK’s transfer services between Southampton Cruise Terminals and London (East, Central and West) are just for you. We will be at your disposal for your reliable transfer solutions. It is crucial for us to know your needs and expectations. We are here…

  • Stonehenge and Salisbury / Magna Carta Private Tour from Southampton

    Stonehenge and Salisbury / Magna Carta Private Tour from Southampton

    Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable driver. We provide a very personal service and are based near Southampton with a very wide local knowledge and offer a very flexible service, if you have any ideas or places you want to visit during this tour, let us know and we will…

  • 3 Day West Country Private Tour

    3 Day West Country Private Tour

    This 3 day private tour gives a fantastic experience of the attractions in the West of England whilst spending 2 nights in the beautiful city of Bath. The tour starts with your pick-up from the port/hotel at Southampton and includes a drop-off at the end of the tour for your next destination.Places visited include: Stonehenge, the beautiful…

  • Stonehenge and Salisbury / Magna Carta Private Tour from Southampton

    Stonehenge Private Tour from Southampton

    Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable driver. We provide a very personal service and are based near Southampton with a very wide local knowledge and offer a very flexible service, if you have any ideas or places you want to visit during this tour, let us know and we will…

  • Private Transfer from Southampton City to Southampton Airport

    Private Transfer from Southampton City to Southampton Airport

    Book your Private Departure Transfer from Southampton hotel or any address to Southampton Airport (SOU).Don’t go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shared shuttles queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer.Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel comfortably to…

  • Southampton Shore Excursion: Magna Carta, Salisbury, Bath and Stonehenge

    Southampton Shore Excursion: Magna Carta, Salisbury, Bath and Stonehenge

    • Make the most of your stop at Southampton with this private full-day tour to see the region’s most fascinating sights. • Places visited include: Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath and Britain’s most famous icon: Stonehenge. • Your guide was born and grew up in Bath giving…

  • Southampton PORT to London Gatwick – Private Transfer

    Southampton PORT to London Gatwick – Private Transfer

    We have a fleet of luxury vehicles and knowledgeable drivers that will ensure your transfer is inbusiness class.

  • Shore Excursion Southampton to Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral

    Shore Excursion Southampton to Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral

    A local driver that offers a personel service.This transfer is priced per vehicle. NOT PER PERSON.

  • London Private Transfers : Port of Southampton to London Central in Luxury Van

    London Private Transfers : Port of Southampton to London Central in Luxury Van

    The Port of Southampton is a passenger cruise port in the central part of the south coast of England. Cruise Port Transfer Service aims to achieve the very highest possible standards possible for all its passengers. Pick-up from Port of Southampton, this is a one-way transfer and includes up to 30 minutes of free waiting…

  • Southampton Port to London with BOMBAY Sapphire Distillery Experience on the way

    Southampton Port to London with BOMBAY Sapphire Distillery Experience on the way

    Do you have to travel from Southampton Port to London City, Heathrow Airport LHR or Gatwick Airport LGW, and in your way, would you like to have a tour and get to know the Bombay Sapphire Distillery? This is for you!!Book your private transfer with a 2 hs tour at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery!! Enjoy your time in…

  • Gatwick to Southampton via Attraction of your choice (Stonehenge, Windsor etc)

    Gatwick to Southampton via Attraction of your choice (Stonehenge, Windsor etc)

    Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable driver. We provide a very personal service and are based near Southampton with a very wide local knowledge and offer a very flexible service, if you have any ideas or places you want to visit during this tour, let us know and we will…

  • Southampton Cruise Port Transfer to/from London City & All London Airports

    Southampton Cruise Port Transfer to/from London City & All London Airports

    Forget Worries with our Private & Secure Southampton Cruise Port Transfer to and from London and all of the city’s airports including LHR, LTN, LCY, LGW & STN. Our driver will greet you with a name sign and you will also receive their details in advanced via text message. Our vehicles are clean and insured,…

  • Southampton Airport to Southampton Port or Hotel

    Southampton Airport to Southampton Port or Hotel

    Enjoy a door to door private airport arrival transfer with a full meet & greet service from Southampton Airport to your Southampton Cruise terminal or Hotel accommodation in a comfortable vehicle with tons of space for your luggage.


All about Southampton

When to visit

Southampton is busiest in summer, when high temperatures peak at 73°F (23°C), and its waterfront setting really comes into its own. Bank holiday weekends are particularly busy, and festivals including Common People Southampton in late May and the Southampton International Boat Show in September draw flocks of visitors in the shoulder season. Don’t overlook cooler times of year, though: Southampton’s annual Bonfire Night fireworks and Christmas markets and ice rinks make for festive sightseeing.

Getting around

The Southampton Central railway station connects Southampton to destinations across the UK, as does the Southampton Coach Station. Local bus services offer an affordable way to traverse the region, though Southampton is also easily explored on foot, by bike, or by taxi. Ferry services also connect the city to the Isle of Wight and other nearby destinations.

Traveler tips

If you have a car, and a few days to explore Southampton, don’t miss the opportunity to plan a day trip to the Isle of Wight. Less than an hour’s ferry trip from the mainland, the island promises dramatic cliffs like the Needles, pretty beaches like Shanklin, unspoiled towns like Newport, and lots of opportunities for outdoorsy pursuits. Take a self-directed tour or choose a guided tour to see the highlights with ease.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southampton known for?

Southampton is one of the most important ports in southern England and is known for its rich maritime heritage. Historic ships that famously set sail from Southampton include the RMS Titanic in 1912 and the Mayflower, which transported the Pilgrims between England and the New World in 1620.

How can I spend a day in Southampton?

Start your day in Southampton with a walking tour of the medieval city walls and towers. Then, see the Titanic exhibition at SeaCity Museum, and visit the Tudor House Museum. Leave time to browse the shops at the Westquay shopping mall and admire the views along the waterfront.

What are the nicest parts of Southampton?

Southampton’s medieval city center is an atmospheric mix of old and new, home to the modern Westquay shopping center and remarkably preserved city walls and towers dating from the 10th century. Other picturesque areas include the Ocean Village Marina, the West End, and Riverside Park.

Is Southampton good for kids?

Yes, Southampton is a great city for kids, with lots of fun family things to do. Check out the SeaCity Museum, Solent Sky museum, and Tudor House Museum, enjoy kid-friendly entertainment at Westquay or Ocean Village, and then explore the wildlife reserves and nature of the New Forest National Park.

How far from London is Southampton?

Southampton is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) southwest of London, and takes about two hours by car, along the M25 and M27 motorways. South Western Railway trains also run from London Waterloo to Southampton Central Station, and the average journey time is about one hour and 15 minutes.

Is Southampton worth visiting?

Yes, if you’re arriving at the Southampton cruise port, it’s worth taking the time to stroll around the picturesque medieval center, browse the shops at the Westquay shopping mall, and visit the Titanic Exhibition at SeaCity Museum.