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Our visit on board the Queen Elizabeth

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Tue 21 May 2013 @ 08:25

Cunard offers a unique cruise experience where you can have a ship tour and lunch in port. Although you can’t compare the feeling of stepping on board for a holiday with visiting a ship for a day but it certainly gives you a good idea of what to expect from the ship, atmosphere, style and
Our visit on board the Queen Elizabeth
Grand Lobby

Highclere Castle

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Tue 02 Oct 2012 @ 08:38

Highclere Castle is a beautiful example of Victorian Gothic architecture, set in 1,000 acres of sweeping parkland. Apart from exploring the Castle, the Egyptian Exhibition is fascinating and the surrounding grounds and gardens provide peace and tranquility.   Highclere Castle is the home of
Highclere Castle

Private tours more economical than bus tours?

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Wed 30 May 2012 @ 13:12

    Recently we have had a lot of enquiries interested in seeing the cost of a private car versus a large group tour.  People have been surprised that in the majority of circumstances, it was actually more economical to hire a
Private tours more economical than bus tours?
Some of our local guides??!!

New Sea City Museum opening soon in Southampton

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Wed 01 Feb 2012 @ 10:43

SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of Southampton, their fascinating lives and the city’s historic connection with the sea.  Visit us to discover how we bring maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed of all ages.   Southampton’s Titanic
New Sea City Museum opening soon in Southampton

Stonehenge Winter Solstice

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Mon 19 Dec 2011 @ 16:09

The Winter Solstice which takes place on the 22nd December this year is a magical event, yet sadly, it is  a forgotten celebration. At this time, Christmas preparations are taking place and the solstice is often forgotten. However if like us here you are interested and want more information
Stonehenge Winter Solstice

Some of the very best private tours

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Tue 22 Nov 2011 @ 12:20

No sharing, no buses or coaches we provide a driver and vehicle exclusively to you, offering privacy, comfort and the chance to customise the tour experience according to your own tastes and interests… Also these tours can take you to more in-depth places, hidden spots or behind-the-scenes
Some of the very best private tours

Thank you Salisbury

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Wed 09 Nov 2011 @ 12:42

On the morning of 22nd October 12  members of our staff team arrived for 2 days training in Salisbury with some blue badge guides, the highlight (apart from the wine and the lovely dinner served by the friendly owner Dale at the lovely
Thank you Salisbury
View from the spire at Salisbury cathedral

Perfect.....

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Tue 09 Aug 2011 @ 15:14

Oh my gosh Emma.....thank you, thank you!!!!  Our day with Chris was amazing!!!  What a great tour guide he was!!   I hope he had as great a time with us as we did with him.   You did a fantastic job putting our day together.  It was absolutely

Good job Geoff

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Tue 09 Aug 2011 @ 15:09

"Good Morning Emma,   What a great day we had yesterday returning to London from Southampton.  Our driver Geoff was wonderful, informative and a pleasure to be with.  Our trip to Stonehenge and Salisbury was great - leisurely and no rush.  Geoff even managed to locate a
Good job Geoff

Boat Race 2011: fast time likely as calm waters predicted for race day on the River Thames

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Wed 23 Mar 2011 @ 14:26

The event generally known as "The Boat Race" is a rowing race in England between the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club each spring on the Thames in London.   An estimated quarter of a million people watch the race live from the banks of the river, around
Boat Race 2011: fast time likely as calm waters predicted for race day on the River Thames

Central London's roads face three-day shutdown over royal wedding

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Tue 22 Feb 2011 @ 12:04

With 4 ships in Southampton on April 29th the day of the royal wedding and lots of those passengers trying to get to London our drivers and passengers face lots of heavy delays. Central London faces a three-day traffic shutdown for the royal wedding as key roads are closed
Central London's roads face three-day shutdown over royal wedding

Hundreds turn out for winter solstice at Stonehenge

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Wed 22 Dec 2010 @ 13:25

SNOW and ice failed to keep people away from Stonehenge today as they gathered to see the sun rise on the winter solstice. More than 2,000 people came together at the stones, which were surrounded by a thick blanket of snow.   Despite the actual sunrise, - which took place at 08.09am -
Hundreds turn out for winter solstice at Stonehenge

Good news for Stonehenge

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Fri 19 Nov 2010 @ 10:51

£10m boost for Stonehenge from the Heritage Lottery Fund   STONEHENGE has been given a £10m boost, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, it has been revealed. The grant will support work to remove the existing visitor facilities allowing the experience of the stones to be
Good news for Stonehenge

Early morning Fog

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Tue 16 Nov 2010 @ 12:28

A blanket of fog engulfed Southampton this morning, one of our tour drivers Roger stopped to take a picture whilst driving out towards the New Forest on a orientation tour for the Elder family who will be shortly relocating  to Southampton.
Early morning Fog

Christmas is fast approaching.......

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Tue 16 Nov 2010 @ 12:18

We cannot avoid the dreaded 'C' word for much longer so probably best we start getting in the Christmas spirit starting with Southampton's Festival of Christmas........   Southampton’s Festival of Christmas will be launched officially by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Southampton,
Christmas is fast approaching.......

Bonfire Night

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Wed 03 Nov 2010 @ 13:12

"Remember, remember,the fifth of November,Gunpowder, treason and plot.We see no reason whyGunpowder treasonShould ever be forgot!"   We are looking forward to enjoying the fireworks at Mayflower Park on Saturday, come along and watch!!!
Bonfire Night

QE NAMING CEREMONY

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Tue 12 Oct 2010 @ 11:50

What a busy few days - the official naming of Cunard's new Queen Elizabeth cruise ship in the port of Southampton. The ship will leave on her maiden voyage to the Canary Islands today - a trip that was fully booked less than 30 minutes after going on sale.   The

Advantages of private tours with Discover The South

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Tue 07 Sep 2010 @ 10:23

Private guided driver. Tours individually arranged to suit your needs, interest and requirements. We can arrange any kind of tour, from 1 person to a small group of 8. Your experienced personal chauffeur is also your friendly local knowledgeable guide. Flexibility - see what YOU want, when
Advantages of private tours with Discover The South

Tour Stonehenge the right way — Private Access

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Tue 24 Aug 2010 @ 14:18

During normal opening hours you cannot walk up to the stones themselves. The nearest you will get to the stones is about 10 yards, the monument being roped off by a low barrier. However it is possible to walk up to and among the stones at Stonehenge outside public opening hours. These are called
Tour Stonehenge the right way — Private Access

Salisbury Cathedral

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Mon 17 May 2010 @ 11:16

  In March Chris met Sally and Robert off the Ventura and took them on a tour of Salisbury and Stonehenge before taking them to their London Hotel. He managed to get a few shots of inside Salisbury Cathedral while they were in the gift shop!!
Salisbury Cathedral

Oceana in Ocean Terminal

Author: Emma Walker

Created on: Mon 17 May 2010 @ 10:51

One of our guides took these pictures whilst waiting for his passengers, the terminal is spookily quiet before the madness descends with people embarking and disembarking from the ship. Luckily it was a sunny day as Roger was taking Billie and Ann on a tour of Bath before transferring
Oceana in Ocean Terminal

New Forest by Mick Humphries, Tour Guide

Author: admin

Created on: Thu 13 May 2010 @ 16:56

Southampton and Hampshire are a fantastic place to live and a great destination for anyone wishing to see and visit the south of England’s rich heritage. I was born and raised in The New Forest, and the way this new national park is still governed by medieval laws and customs, even fascinates
New Forest by Mick Humphries, Tour Guide

Moo by Alex Lebbern, Tour guide

Author: Matthew

Created on: Thu 08 Apr 2010 @ 10:25

During a recent tour of Stonehenge, Salisbury & the New Forest I stopped with my passengers for lunch at a pub in the New Forest. The pub was a typical example of how visitors to England imagine one to be, set in a village with the cricket pitch opposite, lovely quaint setting. Being the New
Moo by Alex Lebbern, Tour guide