The South Downs, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight
Portsmouth is one of the UK's premier waterfront destinations with miles of sea views and centuries of history. This tour combines the city's modern attractions with an opportunity to explore the area's maritime heritage. The inclusion of a guided excursion through the pretty South Downs and a daytrip to the Isle of Wight make for a varied and memorable tour. Tours are based on Thursday departures.
Harbour Cruise • Historic Dockyard • The Mary Rose • South Downs • Isle of Wight
Day 1 Travel to the hotel on the south coast.
Day 2 Today starts at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and all of its attractions. Take to the water with a 45 minute cruise around Portsmouth Harbour. The highlight for many will be experiencing the new Mary Rose Experience where visitors can look down upon the ship from its upper deck. This afternoon is free to explore Portsmouth. It is possible to include a trip up the Spinnaker Tower for an additional cost. Please contact us for details.
Day 3 Excursion inland today to the beautiful South Downs. The South Downs are characterised by rolling chalk downs, deep dry valleys and steep slopes with wide views over the wooded farmland of the Sussex Weald and glimpses of the shimmering sea. A guide will lead you through the most scenic areas.
Day 4 Take the short ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight which boasts one of the UK's sunniest and warmest climates. Spend a full day exploring the quiet beaches and picturesque villages. Visits to popular attractions such as Osborne House or Ventnor Gardens can be arranged for an additional cost. Alternatively on this day, a visit to Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, in addition to time at leisure in Worthing or Brighton can be recommended.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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The Langstone Hotel, Portsmouth
The hotel occupies a privileged position on Hayling Island's north shore overlooking the Langstone and Chichester Harbour. The hotel's bedrooms are furnished to a high standard and leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and beauty centre.
• 4 star • 148 bedrooms
• No lift, but plenty of ground floor rooms
• Leisure facilities • Indoor swimming pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Hampshire with:
Tea/coffee on arrival, porter service
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• All Attraction Ticket to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, including Mary Rose and Cruise
• Guide for full day excursion
• Return ferry crossings to the Isle of Wight
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