Southampton Stonehenge Excursion Reviews

From Southampton, Stonehenge is less than an hour's drive away. These ancient ruins are iconic and considered one of the wonders of the world -- a can't-miss attraction for history and archaeology buffs.
Stonehenge, always fascinating and this time we lucked in with the weather.
Sail Date: April 2019
Stonehenge, always fascinating and this time we lucked in with the weather. Beautiful day but the good weather also brought out the crowds so the line ups were long.
Stonehenge, always fascinating and this time we lucked in with the weather. Beautiful day but the good weather also brought out the crowds so the line ups were long. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The excursion will billed online as being 8 hours long, beginning at 9:30 which would have ended us ...
Sail Date: October 2018
The excursion will billed online as being 8 hours long, beginning at 9:30 which would have ended us at 5:30. The ship was leaving at 8 pm. We left the port 1/2 to an hour late, waiting for these last two people. We got to Salisbury and ... Read More
The excursion will billed online as being 8 hours long, beginning at 9:30 which would have ended us at 5:30. The ship was leaving at 8 pm. We left the port 1/2 to an hour late, waiting for these last two people. We got to Salisbury and were given an hour and a half there, then we were whisked off to Stonehenge. Upon arrival at Stonehenge, the guide told us we were to be back at the bus at 3 pm to get us back to the ship at 4 pm. I protested to her. I told her that it was supposed to have been an 8 hour day and we were booked until 5:30 anyway. She looked at her papers and they said she was to get us back at 4 pm so she had to follow her papers. She said she would look into it, and she would have loved to have known this as she would have given us extra time to walk around and shop in Salisbury which many of us on the bus agreed, we would have loved. I filed a complaint with the excursion staff onboard the ship about the discrepancy of times, feeling we as an excursion were gypped. I told them that when times are listed on a ship's website, those number of hours and times need to be followed as closely as possible. What happened to our tour was we were cut off by 2 hours and this is very unfair and we were screwed. The woman I spoke with over the phone gave me 15% back from my excursion fee but this was not satisfactory to me as I would have preferred to have my tour be what it said it was. Don't deceive the passengers, please. I wanted this corrected for all future excursions to Stonehenge. The drive thru the forest to Salisbury was eventful, wild pigs and wild horses everywhere. So fun. I love wandering Salisbury and would have LOVED the extra time there, time enough to either eat or shop, not both. The day was HOT at Stonehenge and I got wicked overheated walking back from the stones, bus line was over an hour long and I didn't want to wait. Carefully consider your walking ability, it's a long, long walk to or from the stones, path is very easy tho. There are no places along the walk to sit and rest so consider the bus carefully. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took the tour with International Friends, which provided a transfer from London to the ...
Sail Date: September 2018
We took the tour with International Friends, which provided a transfer from London to the Southampton cruise terminal, with a stop at Stonehenge along the way. The host / guide gave an excellent commentary as we drove from London to ... Read More
We took the tour with International Friends, which provided a transfer from London to the Southampton cruise terminal, with a stop at Stonehenge along the way. The host / guide gave an excellent commentary as we drove from London to Stonehenge. We had plenty of time at Stonehenge. The process of unloading luggage and being dropped off at the terminal went smoothly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were picked up promptly from the ship, driven safely to these three sites and provided with ...
Sail Date: May 2018
We were picked up promptly from the ship, driven safely to these three sites and provided with adequate time to see everything. We were then dropped directly at our hotel and assisted with our luggage. Top quality service.
We were picked up promptly from the ship, driven safely to these three sites and provided with adequate time to see everything. We were then dropped directly at our hotel and assisted with our luggage. Top quality service. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour guide Andrew was amazingly knowledgeable and also knew the right amount of time to talk about ...
Sail Date: May 2018
Tour guide Andrew was amazingly knowledgeable and also knew the right amount of time to talk about things (some hardly speak and others speak way too much). We also went to Salisbury Cathedral and Windsor Castle on the tour and LOVED ... Read More
Tour guide Andrew was amazingly knowledgeable and also knew the right amount of time to talk about things (some hardly speak and others speak way too much). We also went to Salisbury Cathedral and Windsor Castle on the tour and LOVED Windsor Castle (were there the last day before it was closed for Harry and Meghan's royal wedding). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another very long drive and booked with NCL since our port time was limited.
Sail Date: April 2018
Another very long drive and booked with NCL since our port time was limited. Stonehenge is now roped off but you still get close enough to realize how awesome it is.
Another very long drive and booked with NCL since our port time was limited. Stonehenge is now roped off but you still get close enough to realize how awesome it is. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Of course Salisbury and Stonehenge are impressive, but we were also moved by the generosity and ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Of course Salisbury and Stonehenge are impressive, but we were also moved by the generosity and warm welcome from the people of Portland themselves. The singing send-off with cannon fire shows that volunteers can bring joy to others ... Read More
Of course Salisbury and Stonehenge are impressive, but we were also moved by the generosity and warm welcome from the people of Portland themselves. The singing send-off with cannon fire shows that volunteers can bring joy to others worldwide. Bloom where you're planted. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Stonehenge was good, a lot of history to see.
Sail Date: April 2018
Stonehenge was good, a lot of history to see. Our tour had a booked time which was great. A lot of driving.
Stonehenge was good, a lot of history to see. Our tour had a booked time which was great. A lot of driving. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent tour with a slightly odd guide.
Sail Date: April 2018
Excellent tour with a slightly odd guide. Plenty of time at Stonehenge and in Salisbury, spending some extra money to eat might be encouraged as we were out for 7-8 hours (we chose to wait to eat until we came back and just had protein ... Read More
Excellent tour with a slightly odd guide. Plenty of time at Stonehenge and in Salisbury, spending some extra money to eat might be encouraged as we were out for 7-8 hours (we chose to wait to eat until we came back and just had protein bars).Stonehenge needs British Pounds so make sure to bring some if you want to buy anything (without a credit card) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Great experiences at Stonehenge and in Salisbury.
Sail Date: September 2017
Great experiences at Stonehenge and in Salisbury.
Great experiences at Stonehenge and in Salisbury. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The your took us through the New Forest to Stonehenge where we had plenty of time to explore and ...
Sail Date: September 2017
The your took us through the New Forest to Stonehenge where we had plenty of time to explore and then to beautiful Salisbury and the amazing cathedral!
The your took us through the New Forest to Stonehenge where we had plenty of time to explore and then to beautiful Salisbury and the amazing cathedral! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Guide and driver fantastic and very knowledgeable.
Sail Date: August 2017
Guide and driver fantastic and very knowledgeable.
Guide and driver fantastic and very knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
AMAZING!
Sail Date: July 2017
AMAZING! It was breathtaking to be in the center of those 5,000-year-old monoliths. To stand next to the huge stones was awe-inspiring.
AMAZING! It was breathtaking to be in the center of those 5,000-year-old monoliths. To stand next to the huge stones was awe-inspiring. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The trip to Stonehenge was at the end of the cruise and dropped us off in central London.
Sail Date: May 2017
The trip to Stonehenge was at the end of the cruise and dropped us off in central London. .
The trip to Stonehenge was at the end of the cruise and dropped us off in central London. . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Basically, the company we booked our transfer from London to Southampton offered a one hour stop at ...
Sail Date: May 2017
Basically, the company we booked our transfer from London to Southampton offered a one hour stop at Stonehenge, and we took advantage of it. Loved it!
Basically, the company we booked our transfer from London to Southampton offered a one hour stop at Stonehenge, and we took advantage of it. Loved it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful guide, amazing to see and they took great care of us and dropped us off at Heathrow.
Sail Date: May 2017
Wonderful guide, amazing to see and they took great care of us and dropped us off at Heathrow.
Wonderful guide, amazing to see and they took great care of us and dropped us off at Heathrow. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This would have been a very enjoyable tour if everything was not closed by the time we arrived.
Sail Date: April 2017
This would have been a very enjoyable tour if everything was not closed by the time we arrived. We arrived at Stonehenge at 5:00 with 5 other buses resulting in no listening devices being available so we were unable to hear about the ... Read More
This would have been a very enjoyable tour if everything was not closed by the time we arrived. We arrived at Stonehenge at 5:00 with 5 other buses resulting in no listening devices being available so we were unable to hear about the history or legends. This would have been a wonderful stop but not when the site was unable to handle the volume. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Ship arrived late, Rush-hour traffic on Friday.
Sail Date: April 2017
Ship arrived late, Rush-hour traffic on Friday. Arrive at Stonehenge at 5:01p. No guide.
Ship arrived late, Rush-hour traffic on Friday. Arrive at Stonehenge at 5:01p. No guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another item off my bucket list.
Sail Date: April 2017
Another item off my bucket list. Top-notch guide and tour from Princess.
Another item off my bucket list. Top-notch guide and tour from Princess. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
National Trust has done a terrific job in protecting this irreplaceable attraction but making it ...
Sail Date: September 2016
National Trust has done a terrific job in protecting this irreplaceable attraction but making it easy to visit. Only negative is that the restaurant is totally inadequate for the crowds.
National Trust has done a terrific job in protecting this irreplaceable attraction but making it easy to visit. Only negative is that the restaurant is totally inadequate for the crowds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Good
Sail Date: July 2016
Good
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Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
These very old ruins are interesting, but not captivating in my opinion.
Sail Date: June 2016
These very old ruins are interesting, but not captivating in my opinion.
These very old ruins are interesting, but not captivating in my opinion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great, easy to get to pick up location from LHR.
Sail Date: May 2015
Great, easy to get to pick up location from LHR. Great informative driver. Great way to get from the airport to the pier with the Stonehenge stop. Luggage was handled from the beginning of the tour right onto the ship.
Great, easy to get to pick up location from LHR. Great informative driver. Great way to get from the airport to the pier with the Stonehenge stop. Luggage was handled from the beginning of the tour right onto the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International