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Discover Winchester and Southampton medieval cities on a private tour

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A perfect cathedral city on the side of the hilly South Downs National Park, Winchester is England's ancient capital and old residence of King Alfred the Great. The city combines the freshness of the neighboring countryside with the best of city life. Explore picturesque Winchester and be guided through its medieval streets. But first, take a walking tour of medieval Southampton.

Meet your guide at the Cruise Port or at your hotel in Southampton and start with a walking tour of the city.
Walk through the streets of Southampton, stopping at certain buildings of interest.
Drive to Winchester about 25 minutes and start Upper Winchester walking tour.
After the tour, the guide will drive you back to Southampton Cruise Port or to your hotel.

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bargate, Southampton S014 2YD England

The Bargate is a Grade I listed medieval gatehouse in the city centre of Southampton, England. Constructed in Norman times as part of the Southampton town walls, it was the main gateway to the city. The building is a scheduled monument, which has served as a temporary exhibition and event space for Southampton Solent University since 2012.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Canute's Palace, Southampton SO14 2AR, UK

Canute's Palace in Southampton, England, is the name given to the ruins of a Norman merchant's house dating from the late twelfth century. Despite its name, the building has no connection with Canute the Great, nor was it a palace.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton SO14 2NY England

God's House Tower is a late 13th century gatehouse into the old town of Southampton, England. It stands at the south-east corner of the town walls and permitted access to the town from the Platform and Town Quay. It is now an arts and heritage venue, and has previously served as the town gaol and housed the Museum of Archaeology. The building is Grade I listed and a scheduled ancient monument.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Holyrood Church (Stop BE), Southampton SO14 2HN, UK

Holyrood Church was one of the original five churches serving the old walled town of Southampton, England. Built in 1320, the church was destroyed by enemy bombing during the blitz in November 1940. In 1957 the shell of the church was dedicated as a memorial to the sailors of the Merchant Navy. It is a Grade II* listed building.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Medieval Merchant's House, 58 French Street, Southampton SO14 2AT England

The Medieval Merchant's House is a restored late-13th-century building in Southampton, Hampshire, England. Built in about 1290 by John Fortin, a prosperous merchant, the house survived many centuries of domestic and commercial use largely intact. German bomb damage in 1940 revealed the medieval interior of the house, and in the 1980s it was restored to resemble its initial appearance and placed in the care of English Heritage, to be run as a tourist attraction.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St Marys church, St. Monica Road, Southampton SO19 8ES England

St. Mary's Church, Southampton is a Church of England parish church and the largest church in the port city of Southampton on the south coast of England. This is the mother church to this former county town with its forerunners spanning back to the first Saxon settlements of the 7th century, including a major collegiate church of the European Middle Ages dedicated to the same patron saint.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: SeaCity Museum, Havelock Road, Southampton SO14 7FY England

The SeaCity Museum is a museum in Southampton, England, which opened on 10 April 2012 to mark the centenary of RMS Titanic's departure from the city. It is housed within a part of the Grade II* listed civic center building which previously housed the magistrates' court and police station.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LP England

The Southampton City Art Gallery is an art gallery in Southampton, southern England. It is located in the Civic Centre on Commercial Road. The gallery opened in 1939 with much of the initial funding from the gallery coming from two bequests one from Robert Chipperfield and another from Frederick William Smith. The gallery was damaged during World War II and repairing this damaged delayed its reopening until 1946.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Southampton Town Walls, Old Town, Southampton England

Southampton's town walls are a sequence of defensive structures built around the town in southern England. Although earlier Roman and Anglo-Saxon settlements around Southampton had been fortified with walls or ditches, the later walls originate with the move of the town to the current site in the 10th century.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St Joseph's Church, 49 Bugle Street, Southampton SO14 2AG England

St Joseph's Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Southampton, Hampshire. It is situated on Bugle Street, in the center of the city, north of Town Quay. The church chancel was designed by Augustus Pugin and built in 1843. It was the first Catholic church founded in Southampton after the Reformation. It was the pro-cathedral of the Diocese of Portsmouth in 1882. It is a Grade II listed building.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St Michael the Archangel, Southampton, St Michael's Square, Southampton SO14 2AG, UK

St. Michael the Archangel Church is the oldest building still in use in the city of Southampton, England, having been founded in 1070, and is the only church still active of the five originally in the medieval walled town. The church is a Grade I Listed building.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Titanic Engineer Officers Memorial, East Park, Southampton England

The Titanic Engineers' Memorial is a memorial in East Park, Southampton, United Kingdom, to the engineers who died in the Titanic disaster on 15 April 1912. The bronze and granite memorial was originally unveiled by Sir Archibald Denny, president of the Institute of Marine Engineers on 22 April 1914. The event was attended by an estimated 100,000 Southampton residents.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Tudor House and Garden, Bugle Street St Michael's Square, Southampton SO14 2AD England

Tudor House and Garden is a historic building, museum, tourist attraction, and Grade I listed building in Southampton, England. Established as Southampton's first museum in 1912, the house was closed for nine years between 2002 and 2011 during an extensive renovation. The house is located in Bugle Street, opposite St. Michael's Square, in Southampton's Old Town.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jane Austen's House, Jane Austens House Winchester Road, Chawton, Alton GU34 1SD England

Jane Austen's House Museum is a small independent museum in the village of Chawton near Alton in Hampshire. It is a writer's house museum occupying the 17th-century house in which novelist Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life. The museum has been a Grade I listed building since 1963.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hospital of St Cross, St. Cross Hospital St. Cross Road, Winchester SO23 9SD England

The Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty is a medieval almshouse in Winchester, Hampshire, England. It has been described as "England's oldest and most perfect almshouse". Most of the buildings and grounds are open to the public at certain times. It is a Grade I listed building.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Great Hall, The Castle Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8UJ England

The original wooden Norman Winchester Castle dated from 1067. In the 12th century a tower fifty feet square with walls 14 feet thick was constructed and circular tower was built on the motte in the 13th century. In the 17th century, it was sold to a Royalist and after its capture in the Civil War it was slighted and almost all the stone removed for other buildings.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Winchester Cathedral, 9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS England

Winchester Cathedral is a cathedral of the Church of England in Winchester, Hampshire, England. It is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral. Dedicated to the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and, before the Reformation, Saint Swithun, it is the seat of the Bishop of Winchester and centre of the Diocese of Winchester. The cathedral is a Grade I listed building.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street, Winchester SO23 0EJ England

The Winchester City Mill is a restored water mill situated on the River Itchen in the center of the ancient English city of Winchester. The mill is owned by the National Trust and is a Grade II* listed building.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wolvesey Castle College Street, Winchester SO23 9NB England

Wolvesey Castle, also known as the "Old Bishop's Palace", is a ruined castle in Winchester, Hampshire, England. It is located next to Winchester Cathedral.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Inclusions
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance tickets to Winchester Castle (The Great Hall)
  • All fees and taxes
  • Entry/Admission - The Great Hall


Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (own expense)
  • Entry/Admission - Bargate
  • Entry/Admission - Canute's Palace
  • Entry/Admission - God's House Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Holyrood Church (Stop BE)
  • Entry/Admission - Medieval Merchant's House
  • Entry/Admission - St Marys church
  • Entry/Admission - SeaCity Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Southampton City Art Gallery
  • Entry/Admission - Southampton Town Walls
  • Entry/Admission - St Joseph's Church
  • Entry/Admission - St Michael the Archangel, Southampton
  • Entry/Admission - Titanic Engineer Officers Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Tudor House and Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Jane Austen's House
  • Entry/Admission - Hospital of St Cross
  • Entry/Admission - Winchester Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Winchester City Mill
  • Entry/Admission - Wolvesey Castle


Duration
6 hours

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