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Walks and Tours

Sightseeing walks and tours in and around Southampton offer visitors great opportunities to explore and make the most of a day or short break in the area. Join one of the many guided or self-guided walks and discover the history and culture of this magnificent city.

Water Tours

Blue Funnel Cruises regularly run short cruises lasting between one and three hours. These are a perfect opportunity to explore the city’s quays and marinas and the River Hamble, and enjoy a spectacular view of Southampton and the busy coastline, from the water.

Private Tours

New Forest Platinum Tours is a small family company offering bespoke private tours in the South of England. As well as visitors to Southampton, they operate in the cruise market, offering shore excursions combined with airport transfers. Their two luxury vehicles can accommodate 4 or 6 people.

Guided Walks

See Southampton Offers tours, talks, for individuals and groups.
They are held every Saturday and Sunday at 1.30pm from the Bargate and last approx 90 mins.
Adults £5, accompanied under 12's free.
Tours can also be provided in German, French, Portuguese and Spanish and for larger group bookings.
See up to date information on the Facebook page  and SEE Southampton website

Southampton Tourist Guides Association: STGA organise guided walks on a variety of themes. As a consortium of fully qualified tourist guides they are dedicated to serving residents and visitors to the city and its surrounds in their quest to finding out what there is to know about this part of England's origins, history and culture. Special theme walks, and tours for groups, and people with disabilities including visually impaired people, and meet & greet, can be arranged on request.
All Heritage walks will start from the railings on the South side of the Bargate and last approx 90 mins. Price: Adults £4.00, accompanied under 16's free. Every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am. Bank Holidays walks take place at 11:00am (excluding Christmas Day) throughout the year.
Please refer to their calendar for up to date information.
Titanic Walks: Saturday 11th April at 2pm and 3.30pm / Sunday 12th April at 2pm and 3.30pm  / Sunday 12th April at 3.30pm / Wednesday 15th April at 11am and 2pm
St. George's Walks: Saturday 18th, 19th, 23rd, 25th, 26  April  at 2.30pm

Self-Guided Walks

  • Southampton Old Town.  Follow England's well-preserved, third longest stretch of medieval town walling and step back in time to find out more about Southampton's Old Town. Download map below.
  • QE2 Mile. The QE2 Mile is the pedestrian route that runs through the heart of the city from the Cenotaph down to the waterfront at Town Quay. It links the city’s parks, new cultural quarter, shopping high street, old town and our waterfront. It is the most visited part of the city and has many historical features, the Cenotaph, Titanic memorial, Holy Rood church that was bombed in the war, and the famous Bargate stands at its centre. The QE2 mile is the economic heart of the city with more businesses along its route than anywhere else in Southampton. Download map below.
  • Titanic Trail. The trail takes you around some of the memorials and locations associated with Titanic. Download map below.
  • Curious about...Southampton walks. Take fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.


    • Old City Walls

    Old City Walls

    • Westgate Hall

    Westgate Hall

    • Southampton Town Walls

    Southampton Town Walls

    • Walking the Walls

    Walking the Walls

    • Walk the Walls sign

    Walk the Walls sign

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