Are you arriving into Southampton via boat? Then making your way directly to London? Why not take a tour transfer and make the most of the historic and beautiful landscape that lies in between?
It is far too easy to storm up the M3, Southampton to London, oblivious of the landscape that surrounds you, oblivious to the history that is hurtling past you. Hampshire and Wiltshire play host to some of the country’s richest historical cities, so easily accessible from Southampton’s beckoning harbour. So instead of rushing past, take a tour transfer – spend a night in Winchester, or Salisbury – see Stonehenge and its surrounding area, teeming with Neolithic history. Turn a commute into an adventure, a private tour experience exhibiting the best of the area which you almost missed!
Salisbury is Wiltshire’s historic capital – A tiny city of 40,000, with a thousand years of history. Just a 45 minute drive from Southampton, Salisbury is one of the finest possible pit stops for any lover of history and is simply beautiful to the objective eye.
Circa 1217 BC, after the clergy abandoned the truly ancient site of Old Sarum and the its cathedral, the formation of Salisbury began in earnest. The city quickly rose to prominence and was one of the largest cities in the country by the reign of Henry VIII (1491-1547).
The city didn’t remain so prominent but has always maintained a sense of bygone times and its former glory and one is confronted with an impression of England-past when exploring the various sights of the city.
Salisbury Cathedral, the tallest medieval cathedral in Europe, is the true bastion of Salisbury’s magnificent history. The main building was completed in 1258, the lofty spire added in 1320 raising the building to an astonishing 123m tall. The building has awed spectators for centuries; visible for miles around, it is a historic beacon that draws visitors to the city.
The city itself will not disappoint, with a wide variety of restaurants and pubs (some up to 800 years old) for you to explore and plenty of accommodation in which to rest.
Only 15 minutes out of Salisbury stands one of the world’s most intriguing monuments. The infinitely mysterious Stonehenge. Built over 4,000 years ago for unknown reasons, the ginormous stones – some of which were dragged 140 miles from wales – still stand erect, challenging and engaging us with their pure antiquity.
Spending a night in Salisbury makes this unforgettable landmark all the more accessible. A private guided tour will allow you to interact with the area surrounding Stonehenge, learning from an expert the history and the myths of Neolithic Britain. You won’t just see Stonehenge; you’ll discover the lesser known Avebury stone circle (the largest stone circle in Europe), West Kennet Long-barrow, Woodhenge and much more!
The city of Winchester can rival any of our county’s cities for pure historical value. From iron age beginnings, after roman occupation, it became the capital of Wessex and a powerhouse of a city after the Norman landings in 1066. Today, it has maintained a sense of this rich history, the highlight being the stunning cathedral, construction of which began in 1079. All of this can be enjoyed in just 25 minutes from Southampton and 45 minutes from Salisbury. Any tour can easily accomodate this charming Hampshire city.
This a small example of the rich history available to you when you disembark in Southampton, other locations include…. Taking an 8 seater private tour transferis a magical experience, turning transit into a truly enlightening experience – making the most of southern England’s historical effervescence.
- Southampton – Stonehenge – Salisbury – London heathrow Airport Terminals
- Southampton – Lacok Village – Cotswolds – Bath – Central london
- Southampton – Stonehenge – Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) – Southampton / London
- Southampton – Winchester – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Southampton
- Southampton – Stonehenge Access – Traditional Country Pub Lunch – Southampton/ London
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