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Cruising from Southampton? Flying home? Time to spare?
Why not explore some of England’s finest locations with your own personal guide. We can accommodate groups of all sizes, from individuals to large tour groups.

You choose the place, at your own pace, the itineraries are created especially for you……

Guided Tours From A Few Hours To A Day

Mini Coach Hire and ToursThere are so many wonderful places to visit within the catchment area of Southampton. Below are some of the more popular itineraries available to give you a taster of what is possible.

Our professional driver/guides are proud to showcase this region of England. You can choose from classic traditional sightseeing of places like Stonehenge, Salisbury or Winchester Cathedral, Georgian’ Bath, Glastonbury or perhaps pursue a theme where it be literary, English gardens or a pub crawl.

Our free tour planning service take great pleasure in assisting you to formulate an itinerary that fits your own individual requirements. We have a variety of guides with their own specialties and areas of interest and will assign one that is right for your tour profile.

Some Popular Itineraries From Southampton

Southampton & The Titanic

Come and discover Southampton’s Old Town, one of the gems of England. A place, with some unique features, that has played its part in history.

Go back in time at award winning museums, explore historic buildings; see how people lived here in past centuries and why the loss of the Titanic had such a devastating effect on Southampton.

Salisbury & Stonehenge Guided Tours

Just 30 minutes from Southampton is Salisbury. Famous for its Cathedral and Magna Carta this medieval city has much else besides. Stonehenge needs no introduction, you are so close to Stonehenge from Southampton its a shame if you don’t make a visit and experience the mysteries of the Stonehenge landscape.

Bath

Visit the beautiful Georgian City of Bath and take a panoramic tour of some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms and the famous Pulteney Bridge. Explore the Roman Baths, built around thermal springs, which have been supplying water for over 2,000 years.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard allows you to discover these exquisite world renowned historic ships: HMS Victory and the Royal Navys most famous war ship and the worlds’ oldest commissioned ship. The Mary Rose – the only surviving 16th century warship on display anywhere in the world & HMS Warrior 1860 who made her triumphant return to Portsmouh in 1987 and now fully restored to her Victorian glory. These ships have shaped British history.

Countryside & Cottages, Cream Teas and Village Pubs

The New Forest is a former royal hunting area in the south of England. It was created in 1079 by William I (known as William the Conqueror) as a hunting area, principally of deer. It is a unique area of historical, ecological and agricultural significance, and retains many of the rural practices conceded by the Crown in historical times to local people

Picturesque Villages, bustling market towns and a special atmosphere and timelessness. Ponies and cattle roam freely around villages, following ancient forest tracks used for centuries by Commoners and their livestock. Picturesque thatched cottages tucked away in unexpected places, the New Forest has remained untouched by time, steeped in old customs and history, enabling visitors to unwind and enjoy its tranquil atmosphere.

Get To Understand Stonehenge Like Few Others From Southampton

The average tour bus spends at the very most one hour at Stonehenge. Time enough for those just curious to witness in person this world famous monument, get a few photographs, a better understanding of the mysteries of Stonehenge and perhaps a memento from the gift shop.

If you want something more than this, then this maybe is for you.

We have a team of local guides who specialise in Stonehenge and the Neolithic era. We can offer a detailed tour that explores all facets connected to Stonehenge, going well beyond what you hear on the audio tape.

Nothing is taboo, we cover in depth the archeological, planetary and mystical/pagan strands that intertwine in uncovering what Stonehenge is, and what it is all about.

Its not a dry lecture tour either, its very much a hands-on tour, we’ll track ley lines,enter inside Neolithic burial mounds and walk the ceremonial routes into the henges. You’ll also see some of the very best of the English Countryside and if you wish visit a village pub, away from the tourist crowds.

Links:
http://www.visit-southampton.co.uk/
http://www.southamptonairport.com/
http://www.londontoolkit.com

 HisTOURies UK – www.HisTOURies.co.uk
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