The South Downs, Portsmouth and The Isle of Wight
Thu 13 September 2018
England's South Coast has long been a popular destination with holidaymakers and on this tour we combine the best that the region has to offer. There are Historic Dockyards, a former Royal Ship, the scenery of the South Downs and a visit to The Isle of Wight. Portsmouth is one the UK's premier waterfront destinations combining a modern city with centuries of history.
An early morning departure from Cumbria sees us travelling via the motorway network towards the South Coast we make comfort and lunch stops e route. We arrive at our hotel late afternoon on the North shore of Hayling Island on the outskirts of Portsmouth. We have a welcome Tea/Coffee and Biscuits on arrival and Dinner is served in the hotel tonight.
After breakfast we journey into Portsmouth to the Historic Dockyards ans all of its attractions. We take to the water with a 45 minute cruise around the Harbour with commentary. We discover the Mary Rose experience and have time to look around the remainder of this fascinating place. A short walk takes us to the newly developed Gunwharf Quays with its shops and waterfront cafes together with the iconic Spinnaker Tower. Later in the afternoon we transfer to Southsea for a short stop at the seafront with its Victorian Pier. We return to our hotel for Dinner.
Following breakfast we have a guided tour of the South Downs characterised with 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. dinner is served in the hotel tonight.
Following breakfast we return to Portsmouth for the short White Link ferry crossing to the isle of White. We travel along the East Coast to Ryde where we have free time before visiting Osborne House the former home of Queen Victoria, here there is much to see. We leave later in the afternoon for the return ferry back to Portsmouth returning to our hotel in time for Dinner.
Sadly after breakfast we begin our return journey making comfort and a lunch stop en route we arrive back in Cumbria early evening.
Perfectly placed on the northern shore of Hayling Island, The Langstone Hotel overlooks the Langstone and Chichester Harbour, just 8 miles from Portsmouth city centre. This luxury hotel has 148 bedrooms set to a high standard. The hotel also offers fully-equipped Health and Fitness Centre, making it the ideal venue for business or pleasure.
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Guided tour of the South Downs
Return ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight
Admission to Osborne House
Admission to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Admission to Mary Rose Exhibition
Harbour Cruise with commentary
Other excursions as detailed
Luxury Executive Coach travel throughout
Price £439.00 per person based on two passengers sharing a double or twin bedroom
Single supplement £125.00
Date 13th September 2018 (5 days)