Booking a private tour with International Friends gives you the flexibility to visit your chosen destinations at your own pace, with the benefit of expert advice and guidance when planning your trip. At International Friends we have been operating high quality small group day trips for over 15 years, and our staff are on hand to help you plan your perfect day out.
Our private, Port of Call tours offer:
Exclusive use of an executive touring vehicle
Expert staff on hand to help plan your itinerary & ensure you make the most of your day
Optional service of an expert guide to accompany you for the day
Create your own itinerary or take any of our regular tour routes - the choice is yours
This service is designed for customers who's ship is visitng Southampton as a port of call for the day, giving them the opportunity to vist some of the exciting destinations the area has to offer, before returning back to the ship in time for its evening departure.
Should you be looking for a private tour for your day of departure from the ship, please vist our Private Tours & Transfer page, where you can book options taking you from the ship to Central London of the major Airports.
The duration of your vehicle hire is entirely up to you, and depending on the places you wish to visit. Our prices are based 4, 6 or 8 hours hire. Some examples and recommendations of places to visit below:
Stonehenge - Visit one of the greatest mysteries of the prehistoric world. Salisbury Cathedral - See an original copy of the Magna Carta from 1215. Winchester - See the iconic Round Tale from the legend of King Arthur.
Windsor & Eton - Explore the oldest occupied Castle in the world, a favourite home of our Queen. Stonehenge & Salisbury- Combine Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedal, built between 1220 & 1258. Highclere Castle & Downton Abbey - The world famous home of the Grantham family seen in the hit series Downton Abbey.
London - Enjoy a day in England's capital. See Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London & more. Bath & Stonehenge - Romans and Ruins. Enjoy the Roman splendour of Bath followed by the mystery of Stonehenge.
Please remember above is only a small selection of popular requests. If your requirements differ from this please contact us and we will be happy to provide a quotation and suggested itinerary.
Executive Car with Driver (1-2 people)
Luxury Minivan with Driver (1-6 people)
Luxury Minibus with Driver (7-16 people)
Additional Guide on Request*
If you require a professional tour guide to accompany you, please email [email protected] in advance of making your booking. We have a team of fantastic guides available for various destinations, and will be happy to check their availability for your chosen destination/attraction.
Once we have received your booking, our expert staff will create a tailored itinerary based on your requested locations. We may make suggestions and amendments to ensure you maximise your time spent touring. Occasionally additional fees may be applicable in order to accommodate all of your requests. For example where an itinerary requires an unusually early start time (before 6.30am), or where your requested attraction charges extra for car parking. We will discuss this with you if applicable.
Attraction Entries & Meals
No attraction entries or meals are included in the prices for private hire. The price you are paying is for the chosen vehicle and professional driver. You will need to book and pay directly with the attraction. We will recommend your booking times, if applicable, when we confirm your itinerary.
Some attractions, such as Windsor Castle, do not allow guiding inside the premises. If you have booked a guide to accompany you for the day, they will assist you with your entry and give guiding commentary between attractions when guiding on site is not allowed.
For futher information on the most popular attractions please see the links below:
Our experienced office staff are here to help you plan your day in advance. Private tours with bespoke itineraries will require detailed planning and preparation. The more information you can give us in advance, the better prepared we can ensure our driver is on the day.