Silversea Luxury Cruises A Southampton, England

Southampton, England

Southampton is England's leading passenger port. It is rich in historic embarkations, from Henry V's fleet bound for France and the battle of Agincourt to the Mayflower, the ill-fated Titanic, and the maiden voyages of the great ocean liners of the 20th century such as the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth 2. Parts of the town center can seem mundane, having been hastily rebuilt after World War II bombing, but bits of the city's history emerge from between modern buildings. View more

The Old Town retains its medieval feel, and some remnants of the old castellated town walls remain. Other attractions include a decent art gallery, extensive parks, and a couple of good museums. The Southampton Boat Show, a 10-day event in mid-September, draws huge crowds.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions depuis Southampton, England

Stonehenge & Salisbury & Heathrow Airport Transfer

Experience two of England's most historic areas on this excursion for in-transit guests inland to world-renowned Stonehenge and the picturesque city of Salisbury.


English Countryside

Depart and travel from the port around the head of Southampton, passing through the suburbs with their variety of houses and neat gardens, heading towards the open countryside. The fresh green and blossoms of the English countryside heighten the hedgerows and stretches of rural landscapes as we enjoy the pastoral and agricultural views. Next continue on to Stonehenge.


Stonehenge

One piece of magic that never fails to cast a spell over visitors is the awe-inspiring sight of Stonehenge. This mighty symbol of pre-history is a wonder of the world drawing thousands of visitors each year to witness its awesome majesty. Simplicity, solitude and a powerful air of mystery surround this enigmatic and ancient circle of stones set in isolation.


From the bus park, walk to the fantastic new visitors centre to learn more about this wondrous sight then take the short ride on the land train down to these mystical stones. Your guide will accompany you along the pathway encircling the fenced-off stones for close-up views. Listen as they describe what has been concluded from observations and archaeological evidence about the builders, their beliefs, tools, and methods. Alternatively, if you prefer, walk around the area on your own and take advantage of the fine photographic opportunities of the entire stone circle.


Salisbury

Leave the unsolved mysteries of silent Stonehenge to the mists of time and re-board the coach for the short drive to Salisbury, whose lofty cathedral spire can be seen from many miles distance. By the end of the 15th century, Salisbury had already achieved a maturity which compels us, despite the fact that it has never ceased to grow since, to think of it essentially as a medieval city. Walk with the guide through the centre to view the charming 13th-century cathedral enshrining 700 years of English history. See the fine buildings within Cathedral Close and the nearby grid streets containing black-and-white half-timbered houses.


Some free time is available for you to browse the streets, peruse the shops, and stop for a quick bite to eat. At the appointed time, re-group for the transfer to Heathrow Airport.


Please Note: This tour is offered to guests disembarking the ship with flights from London Heathrow International Airport at 6:00pm or later and will end at the airport. It requires an extensive amount of walking to thoroughly explore all sites. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Those utilising a wheelchair must be able to embark and disembark the coach via steps. Not all areas are wheelchair accessible and the pathways at Stonehenge are uneven and unpaved. Due to local average temperatures, not all coaches are equipped with air-conditioning. This tour requires a minimum number of participants to operate. Tour sequence may vary.

Stonehenge and Salisbury (For In-transit Guests)

Experience two of England's most historic areas on this excursion for in-transit guests inland to world-renowned Stonehenge and the picturesque city of Salisbury.


English Countryside

Depart and travel from the port around the head of Southampton, passing through the suburbs with their variety of houses and neat gardens, heading towards the open countryside. The fresh green and blossoms of the English countryside heighten the hedgerows and stretches of rural landscapes as we enjoy the pastoral and agricultural views. Next continue on to Stonehenge.


Stonehenge

One piece of magic that never fails to cast a spell over visitors is the awe-inspiring sight of Stonehenge. This mighty symbol of pre-history is a wonder of the world drawing thousands of visitors each year to witness its awesome majesty. Simplicity, solitude and a powerful air of mystery surround this enigmatic and ancient circle of stones set in isolation.


From the bus park, walk to the fantastic new visitors centre to learn more about this wondrous sight then take the short ride on the land train down to these mystical stones. The guide will accompany you along the pathway encircling the fenced-off stones for close-up views. Listen as they describe what has been concluded from observations and archaeological evidence about the builders, their beliefs, tools, and methods. Alternatively, if you prefer, walk around the area on your own and take advantage of the fine photographic opportunities of the entire stone circle.

Salisbury

Leave the unsolved mysteries of silent Stonehenge to the mists of time and re-board the coach for the short drive to Salisbury, whose lofty cathedral spire can be seen from many miles distance. By the end of the 15th century, Salisbury had already achieved a maturity which compels us, despite the fact that it has never ceased to grow since, to think of it essentially as a medieval city. Walk with the guide through the centre to view the charming 13th-century cathedral enshrining 700 years of English history. See the fine buildings within Cathedral Close and the nearby grid streets containing black-and-white half-timbered houses.


Some free time is available for you to browse the streets, peruse the shops, and stop for a quick bite to eat. At the appointed time, re-group for the hour's drive back to Southampton and the awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour is offered only to in-transit guests continuing on to the following cruise. It requires an extensive amount of walking to thoroughly explore all sites. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Those utilising a wheelchair must be able to embark/disembark the coach via steps. Not all areas are wheelchair accessible and the pathways at Stonehenge are uneven and unpaved. Due to local average temperatures, not all coaches are equipped with air-conditioning. This tour requires a minimum number of participants to operate. Tour sequence may vary.


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