See Southampton Heritage Guides – Sightseeing tours, tour guides and accessible tours

About See Southampton - Local Award Winning Tour Guides

The history of See Southampton!

In the Spring of 2014 a small group of newly qualified local Southampton tour guides, who were all great friends, decided that it was time for a fresh and exciting approach to guided walks and tours in Southampton. See Southampton was formed. Since then, See Southampton has gone from strength to strength delivering an entertaining programme of walks and talks for visitors, cruise ship passengers and residents in Southampton.

Walks are provided in a variety of languages, whilst interpreters are available also. But See Southampton is much more than just a guiding organisation, offering an information service to cruise ship passengers visiting the city; delivering library talks; publishing heritage articles in the Daily Echo and running an exhibition in the Westgate Tower telling the story of the Mayflower and the Speedwell.

Meet the Tour Guides

The guides who form See Southampton are very dedicated and come from a wide range of backgrounds including the legal profession, medicine, education, entertainment, linguistics and engineering. All have been trained and examined to the exacting and very high standards of the Institute of Tourist Guiding of which they are all members. One of our guides has served on the Executive Board of the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

See Southampton is determined to maintain the high quality of its guiding services and the knowledge of its guides. To this end, a programme for CPD is already in place whereby levels of skills and practical experiences are enhanced.

See Southampton Tour Guides: Jack - Katie - Martin - Godfrey - Nigel

Southampton - UK City Culture bid for 2025

See Southampton supported the ‘Southampton bid for the UK City Culture 2025’ and was on ITV News Meridian in May 2022.

Southampton South Coast Cruise

Southampton Cruise Tourist Information

One of See Southampton’s most successful initiatives has been volunteering within the port terminals providing tourist information to arriving cruise passengers. This has enabled us to ensure that our cruise visitors have an enjoyable and enriching visit to our City.

Join our team!

We are extending our team of volunteers to greet cruise ship passengers. If you have a broad knowledge of Southampton and other local places of interest as well as a good understanding of local travel arrangements we would be pleased to hear from you, particularly if you speak a second language such as French, German, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Cantonese or Italian.


See Southampton is committed to working collaboratively with all organisations promoting Southampton’s history and heritage, as well as local businesses and educational establishments.


See Southampton - Local Award Winning Tour Guides

See Southampton have been winning awards, including Gold Awards from SO Stars, holds TripAdvisor ‘Travellers’ Choice Awards’ and been awarded two silver awards for ‘Best Guided Tour/Event of the Year’ by Tourism South East’s ‘Beautiful South Awards for Tourism’.

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