Pre Cruise London Package - with Transfer to Southampton
Our pre-cruise London package is the perfect way to spend three or more days in London before your ship departs from Southampton Cruise Terminal. The package includes a private airport pickup on arrival,
Available on Selected Dates from £399 per Person
With Airport Pickup, Hotel & Sightseeing
Our pre-cruise London package is the perfect way to spend three or more days in London before your ship departs from Southampton Cruise Terminal. The package includes a private airport pickup on arrival, select your hotel from a choice of carefully chosen central London 4* & 5* hotels, a London sightseeing day tour, and a transfer to your cruise ship at the Southampton Cruise Terminal on your departure date.
We also offer a selection of optional extras to complete your package, such as day trips from London and sightseeing transfers on your way to Southampton Cruise Terminal.
Our pre-cruise packages offer great convenience as well as great value for money.
You can choose the number of days you wish to stay in London before the start of your cruise. The packages co-ordinate on all dates when Royal Caribbean, Oceana, NCL, Carnival, Celebrity, Princess and Disney cruise ships depart from Southampton Cruise Terminal.
Pay a 10% deposit now, and clear your balance up to 28 days before your departure date
Free cancellation and full refund available up to 14 days before travel
This is a typical 4-day (3-night) package:
Day 1: Your pre-cruise London package begins with pickup from Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport and a direct private transfer to your hotel in London. Choose from a range of 4* or 5* hotels all located within London’s city centre
Day 2: Discover London on a fully guided sightseeing tour of the city. The tour includes a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, a cruise along the River Thames and a viewing of the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace
Day 3: Enjoy a free day where you can choose to explore London on your own. Alternatively, join one of our small-group day tours that visit some of the most famous attractions located just outside of London in the English countryside
Final Day: We offer several transfer options from your London hotel to Southampton Cruise Terminal. Choose from a direct shared transfer or join a sightseeing transfer tour to either Stonehenge or Windsor Castle
The minimum package is a 3 day package (3 nights) when you will not have time for a free day in London.
There is no maximum to the length of the package so you can book as many days as you like. You can use the additional free days to take more tours out of London and/or enjoy more of the attractions in London.
Working through the booking form, you can select your number of days, choose your hotel, and choose if you want any one or both of the add-on out-of-London tours within the package price.
If you are looking for a 3-day package, please see here
Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre London
Welcome to London. Your professional driver will meet you in the airport arrivals terminal, holding a board with your name. Enjoy a convenient transfer direct to your hotel in Central London. Our pre-cruise package includes several different 4* and 5* hotels to choose from. All hotels have been carefully selected conveniently located in Central London.
After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore London at your leisure. There are plenty of ways to spend an evening in the city, with world-class theatre and excellent restaurants.
LONDON Sightseeing Day Tour
Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace
Enjoy a fully guided day tour of London. Travel on a luxury air-conditioned coach with a professional guide. Our pre-cruise package it includes a transfer from your hotel to the tour starting point for added convenience.
Fully Guided Day Tour:
Your driver will collect you from the hotel lobby between 06:45 am and 07:00 am.
Start the day with a panoramic tour of London, passing iconic landmarks including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the River Thames.
Visit St Paul’s Cathedral, which was built between 1675 and 1711. It is one of the largest churches in the world, with its towering dome that is one of London’s most iconic landmarks. It was here that the then Prince Charles married Princess Diana. The cathedral’s richly decorated interior with its monuments, chapels, art and statues makes this one of London’s most popular attractions.
See the Changing of the Guard Ceremony outside Buckingham Palace was built between 1675 and 1711. Enjoy watching the pomp and circumstance of one of the world’s most iconic ceremonies. There will also be free time for lunch and your guide will be happy to provide recommendations.
Begin the afternoon with a visit to The Tower of London. The Tower of London is a medieval fortress on the banks of the River Thames, dating back to the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Tower of London comprises a vast complex which today is a vast museum and heritage centre.It has served various roles over the centuries, including a royal palace, prison, and treasury. Over the centuries it has witnessed royal ceremonies, political intrigue, and executions, including the execution of two of the wives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Lady Jane Grey. The Tower’s famous Crown Jewels, housed in the Jewel House, are a dazzling collection of royal regalia, including the Imperial State Crown worn during coronations. The Tower of London is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Relax with a mid-afternoon cruise along the River Thames. You’ll see fantastic views of London’s iconic landmarks, including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The London Eye, and Tower Bridge.
The tour ends at the Southbank, next to the River Thames. This is a convenient point to continue exploring London by yourself. Perhaps take a ride on the London Eye or head to one of London’s many museums.
Please note* The Changing of the Guard Ceremony is every day in May, June and July and in all other months every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
We will still visit the iconic outside of the Palace on days when there isn’t a Guard Change ceremony.
Free Day in London or Day Trips From London
On the third day of our pre-cruise package, you can choose between spending a free day further exploring London or joini one of our small-group day tours.
Free Day in London
Spend a day exploring. With so many things to do in London, the possibilities are endless! From visiting The British Museum to taking afternoon tea at Harrods or exploring Covent Garden and Soho, you will surely have a great day out. London has a rich history when it comes to theatre and there is always a large selection of shows to enjoy with both matinee and evening performances.
Small-Group Tours from London
Join a small group day tour with a maximum of 16 passengers departing from Central London.
The Village of Bibury in The Cotswolds
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle & Bath
Oxford & the Cotswolds with Pub Lunch
Please note that these tours operate at different times and dates throughout the year. If you would like to include a small-group tour as part of your pre-cruise package, please check our ‘Book Now’ page to view availability
The last day of our pre-cruise package includes a morning transfer from your London hotel to Southampton Cruise Terminal. Our standard package includes a direct transfer, in a shared executive vehicle (with a maximum of 8 people per vehicle)
We also offer an upgraded sightseeing transfer via Stonehenge or Windsor Castle as part of our package. Travel in an executive coach with entrance tickets included. Following your visit, we drive directly to Southampton Cruise Terminal
Visit Stonehenge on the way to Southampton. Spend 90-120 minutes exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site which is famous for its mystical stone circles.
Visit Windsor Castle on the way to Southampton. Spend 90 – 120 minutes at the official residence of the King and the oldest continuously inhabited castle in the world! Please note that Windsor Castle is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
All transfers will arrive at Southampton Cruise Terminal between 13:30-14:00, with plenty of time before the departure of your ship.
Accommodation for 4 nights or more
Pickup from Heathrow or Gatwick Airport and drop off at your hotel
A direct transfer from your hotel to Southampton Cruise Terminal
A 1-day sightseeing tour of London with hotel pickup
A sightseeing transfer from your hotel to Southampton Cruise Terminal. Stop at Stonehenge or Windsor Castle along the way
Small-group day tour(s) from London
Our pre-cruise London package includes a selection of 4* & 5* hotels in the capital. You can see a full list of hotels here
Popular hotels include:
4* Amba Hotel Victoria: Recently refurbished hotel in a fantastic Central London location, within walking distance to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament. The hotel is also just a few minutes walk from the starting point of your London sightseeing day tour on day 2 (and therefore a transfer is not included).
4* Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge: Located on the other side of the city, within walking distance to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and London’s bustling East End neighbourhoods.
Pre Cruise Package Timings:
A driver will be waiting to meet you in the airport terminal holding a board with your name on it
All pickups include 90 minutes of waiting time. Should you be delayed getting through security or collecting your luggage, there is an emergency number to call us on
We will track your flight. Should your flight be delayed, we will adjust our pickup time
Dropoff at Southampton:
We will pick you up in the morning from your hotel in Central London. (You will receive the exact pickup time in your Welcome Pack)
All our transfers from London to Southampton Cruise Terminal are carefully planned so that you will arrive at the Cruise Terminal between 13:30-14:00
We drop you directly at your cruise terminal and porters will take care of your luggage
We operate these transfers on an almost daily basis during the cruise ship season, and this is comfortable way of getting from London to Southampton Cruise Terminal
In the extremely unlikely event that there are delays due to unforeseen circumstances (such as a major traffic jam), we will be in direct contact with the port authorities and update them on our expected arrival time
Each passenger is allowed 2 items of hold luggage (maximum 23kg/50 lbs each) and 2 items of carry-on bags (maximum 10kg/22lbs each)
You must contact us before booking if you are bringing a wheelchair or walker
Please tell us the dimensions, weight and if there is a battery
Mobility aids must be foldable and are counted as 1 item of hold luggage
Book with Confidence
Free cancellation and full refund available on this product up to 14 days before travel. You can view the booking conditions during the booking process, prior to confirmation of any booking
Pay a 10% deposit now, and clear your balance up to 28 days before your departure date