Maritime Portsmouth & Spice Island from Southampton

Shore Excursion

Andrew W.

Portsmouth
English (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Explore England's naval history through its iconic ships.

Portsmouth Historical Dockyard is home to The Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS M33.

The Mary Rose (1511) was Henry VIII's flagship that sunk in the Battle of the Solent against the French in 1545.

HMS Victory was Admiral Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in c.1805.

HMS Warrior is the world's first iron-clad warship, built in c.1860.

HMS M33 is one of only 3 remaining WWI ships left in the world.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Central Hotel or Cruise Ship Terminal in Southampton

10:00

Hotel / Cruise ship terminal

Meet at your hotel or cruise ship terminal in Southampton, and travel to Portsmouth.

11:00

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Arrive at the Historic Dockyard by 11:00.

Do a tour of the Mary Rose, HMS Victory, and a choice of one other venue e.g. HMS Warrior or a mini-cruise around the harbour.

14:00

Gunwharf Quays

We make our way from the Historic Dockyard to Gunwharf Quays.

It is an excellent place for lunch, or visit Spinnaker Tower to get amazing panoramic views of Portsmouth.

15:00

Old Portsmouth & Spice Island

From Gunwharf Quays we walk to Spice Island and do a walking tour of the area.

Portsmouth grew from 'Old Portsmouth', and there is a lot of history to be found here.

The First Fleet carrying prisoners from England to Australia left from here in c.1787.

17:00

Cruise ship terminal

From Old Portsmouth we make our way back to Southampton. This journey will take approximately one hour.

18:00

End of the tour

Ending Point

Central Hotel or Cruise Ship Terminal in Southampton

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Blue Badge Tourist Guide

Chauffeur-driven vehicle

What‘s not included

Entrance fees to any venues

Lunch

Souvenirs

Important Information

At the present time I only have a limited availability, but this will change in the next few months. I hope to guide full-time next year, when the situation returns to normal....

This is a full-day tour, and there will be a lot of walking, so you need to wear comfortable shoes.

The itinerary can change on the day, depending on your requirements, i.e. you decide to have lunch earlier or later, or maybe you would like to drive around Old Portsmouth instead of walking.

The timings of the tour are approximate, because it is not possible to predict the traffic situation on the day. I have written down the timings based on experience of this tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$1,300/ per group

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