Discover Winchester 'The Birth of a Nation'
Visit the ancient capital of Wessex, the Home of King Alfred the Great.
Trace the footsteps of King Alfred from his statue in the Broadway to his last known resting place beneath Hyde Abbey Garden.
King Alfred will be your constant companion on this tour of Winchester's historic landmarks. You'll learn about the earlier history of Winchester and how it has evolved in more recent times.
Visit the Cathedral, over fifteen centuries of English history lie behind the massive Cathedral you see today. It stands at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, on the site of an early Christian church. It's been a place of worship ever since.
See The Great Hall, "one of the finest surviving aisled halls of the 13th century", it contains the greatest symbol of medieval mythology, King Arthur's Round Table, and is all that now remains of Winchester Castle.
You will be collected from your Southampton Cruise Terminal in an Iconic London Taxi and whisked off for the short drive to Winchester.
We will explore all that this vibrant and ancient city has to offer, taking time for lunch in this ancient, historic city.
At the end of the tour you will be returned to your cruise terminal in plenty of time to board your ship for your onward journey, with plenty of memories of a place steeped in history but sometimes overlooked.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 7 hours
As this is a shore excursion, timings will be dependent on your docking time, but we can adjust as necessary.
throughout the day transportation will be in a fully air conditioned iconic London Taxi,
There will be walking involved at the various locations.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 GBP - souvenirs
- Personal Expenses
I do not hold a Blue Badge so I can accompany you inside the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey but sadly I cannot guide inside these historical sites.
My Taxi is limited to 6 people, but feel free to enquire for larger groups.