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.
On the 1st October 2014 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.
See Southampton is committed to working collaboratively with all organisations promoting Southampton’s history and heritage, as well as local businesses and educational establishments.
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. Our work has been recognised and many local councillors have been very positive about it.
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 recently joined 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.
We are currently interested in extending our team of volunteers who greet cruise ship passengers. So 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.
Please complete the short contact form below and we shall be in touch