Morning Transfer To Southampton Cruise Terminals
Pick up available from over 200 London and Heathrow hotels.
Exclusive tour transfer in a luxury touring coach
A half day tour transfer with pickups from central London and Heathrow hotels. This service is available on all dates when Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Crystal, Oceania, Celebrity and Princess cruise ships are visiting Southampton. We also offer this service on selected dates for other ships on 'repositioning' cruises.
2016 dates now available to book. In addition to the ships detailed above we will also be offering this service to MSC Splendida, P&O Britannia & Azamara Quest.
You will be driven in an air conditioned touring bus to your Southampton Cruise Terminal via a short stop of 90 minutes at world famous Stonehenge. Simply disembark from the coach at Southampton and walk into check-in. The porters will take your luggage and the next time you see it will be inside your cabin. We plan to drop you at your cruise terminal between 13:30 and 14:00, in time for a late lunch!
Collection from your central London or Heathrow hotel
The coach will collect from the central London hotels between 06.50am and 08.00am, covering all hotels as per the link below. There are over 200 hotels covered offering customers a comprehensive choice of pick up locations. All central London pick ups are usually complete by 08:00am/08:15am. We will then collect people staying at the Heathrow hotels listed, pick up will usually begin 09:00am/09:15am. We do not collect from passenger terminals. Many of our coaches do have bathrooms, but if not the driver will be happy to arrange a 15/20 minute comfort stop en route to Stonehenge if required. On arrival at Stonehenge there are bathroom facilities available.
We spend around 90-120 minutes at Stonehenge, enough time to explore this world famous monument from 4000-5000 years ago, the new visitor centre and still have enough time for the gift shop, a quick coffee or perhaps a rock cake! Admission to Stonehenge is not automatically included in the transfer, you must select the 'Attraction Entry' in the 'Book this Tour' box when making your booking. By purchasing the Stonehenge entry it will allow admission to the new Stonehenge visitor centre and you then take the train/coach provided to see the Stones. Also included in the tour to the Stones is a complementary audio guide in a choice of languages.
Please note - The coach park is no longer opposite the Stones. If you choose not to enter Stonehenge (ie. if you do not select and purchase the 'Attraction Entry') there is a gift shop, cafe and toilets available, but you will not be able to see the Stones from the coach park area and you wll not be able to enter the visitor centre.
Advance booking is required for visits to Stonehenge, as entrance will be managed through timed tickets. Selecting the 'Attraction Entry' and purchasing the entry ticket when you book the transfer will be the only way to guarantee entry at the required time. If you do not pre-book your entry ticket we cannot guarantee you will be allowed entry on the day, or, if you are allowed entry this may not be within the timings allowed on our transfer.
There are four cruise terminals at Southampton.
In normal circumstances the coach will take an hour or slightly less to travel from Stonehenge to Southampton arriving between 13:30 to 14:00. At Southampton step off the coach and walk straight into the check-in desk. Porters take care of your luggage, all very quick and easy. Make sure you use the luggage label in your cruise pack to facilitate this.
Guaranteed Departure Dates
We guarantee to run this service on all dates listed. Book early to avoid disappointment, this is a very popular cruise transfer service. If your date is not listed above but you are interested in using this service, International Friends will add dates if we have confirmed interest from 10 or more travellers. We find that the Roll Call facility of Cruise Critic is an excellent way of promoting this transfer service.
Or, if you prefer the option of a private transfer, available for 1 or more people please click here to request a quote.
Pick-up hotels in London & Heathrow
A full list of pick-up hotels with approximate pick-up times is at the List of Central London Hotels Page. Central London hotel pick ups are between 06:50-08:00am. You must be ready for collection in the hotel reception area from the specified time at your chosen hotel. We aim to pick up from Heathrow hotels between 09:00-09:45am. You must be ready in your hotel reception from 09:00am.
If you have any questions about pickups and joining, or any aspect of this service, please email email@example.com .
Please note, on departure from London, we may use other vehicles to ensure we complete the pick ups as quickly and efficiently as possible. If this does happen, our drivers, guides, or tour managers will organise this.
Pickup Locations At Heathrow Airport
We do not pick-up from the passenger terminals at Heathrow, only from the hotels listed. There are frequent 'Hoppa Buses' between passenger terminals and the main airport hotels.
If you are arriving at Heathrow airport on the morning of departure we recommend you make your way from the airport terminals to the hotel reception areas below for collection:
Arriving at Terminal 1, 2 or 3 - Please go to Park Inn Heathrow, Bath Road, UB7 0DU.
Arriving at Terminal 4 - Please go to Hilton Heathrow Terminal 4, Hounslow, TW6 3AF.
Arriving at Terminal 5 - Please go to Sofitel Heathrow Terminal 5, Heathrow, TW6 2GD.
You must be ready for collection in the hotel reception area from 09:00am, the scheduled time for collection is between 09:00am-09:45am.
Admission Charge to Stonehenge
The admission charge to Stonehenge is not included in the price of the tour, but you can avoid the queues by pre-booking your required attraction admissions with your tour. At Stonehenge if you have an English Heritage or National Trust pass or membership entry is free.
Booking Conditions & Payment
In order that we can guarantee your booking, you will need to make payment in full. However, all cruise transfer/tours on dates which are booked from this webpage are not subject to any cancellation charges up to 42 days (6 weeks) before the transfer/tour date. Within 41 days, our standard booking conditions shall apply.
The luggage allowance is 2 large cases per passenger (maximum 23kgs per case) plus 2 pieces of hand luggage (max 10kg per case). If you have more than this you must contact our office prior to travel. We do not carry outsize items (eg bicycles) and you MUST inform us in advance if you have a wheelchair, mobility vehicle etc.