The Isle of Wight is an area of outstanding natural beauty on the south coast of England. It is home to a variety of distinctive landscapes, dramatic cliffs, long stunning beaches, fields, woodlands and many more natural attractions. The natural beauty would effortlessly inspire you to return. There are many reasons why visiting Portsmouth is a great idea, with its dynamic and vibrant waterfront and cultural atmosphere this is a place you do not want to miss out on! There are many attractions that offer a range of things including heritage, naval history, art, music and much more.
|Age Range: 10 - 80yrs|
|Group Size: 25 - 50|
n the Morning we have the opportunity to discover the world famous historic ships – HMS Victory, the Mary Rose & HMS Warrior, that have shaped British history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Soaring 170 meters into the sky above the historic harbor of Portsmouth, gateway to the English Channel, the Spinnaker Tower is now open to view. At Gunwharf Quay you have one of the UK’s best shopping experiences.
In the afternoon we take a leisurely 30 minute cruise to the Isle of Wight, one of the most idyllic yet exciting parts of Britain. We take a scenic drive arriving in Godshill , one of England’s most charming villages, with it’s 500 year old thatched roofed cottages. Here we can visit the famous Model Village, or try a traditional English Cream Tea. We continue to the west of the Island for a walk along the cliffs to view the spectacular chalk “Needles” rocks, and the coloured sands at Alum Bay.
We return to the mainland for a scenic drive through the New Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Here we experience picturesque villages, bustling market towns and a special atmosphere and timelessness. En-route home we pass Arundel, a wonderfully picturesque town on the River Arun dominated by its imposing 11th Century castle.
Considered to be one of the most picturesque castles of England - Leeds Castle has a lot to offer. Dating back hundreds of years and used extensively by King Henry VIII there is a lot of history combined with a tranquil setting that makes Leeds Castle particularly special. Visit the gardens and try the labyrinth and find the secret grotto! Canterbury is an ancient city made important for its Cathedral and Thomas Becket. With much of its Norman walls and Roman roads, Canterbury will take you back in time and leave you with fantastic memories for life.
Take advantage of Oxford's many fantastic sightseeing opportunities such as the many exquisite colleges and fabulous Georgian architecture. This city dates back thousands of years and is situated on the River Thames. Oxford has a range of attractions that suits every visitor, from the world's first public Museum opened in 1684 to the Victorian indoor market. Windsor and Eton is found just west of London and the official weekend retreat for the Royal Family. Come and see the Royal Standard flag and the changing of the guard at Windsor Castle - which is the oldest inhabited castle in the world!
Stratford-Upon Avon is well known as a market town in South Warwickshire attracting many tourists and visitors because it is the birthplace of the famous William Shakespeare. It is set in a beautiful breath taking countryside and is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK. It is filled with more than 800 years of history and offers a huge range of attractions, shopping and leisure facilities so there is plenty to suit everyone, so why not take a trip here to admire the beauty of this destination! The Cotswolds is an area in the UK well known as having the most beautiful hillsides and 'typical' Tudor English villages. Similar to Bath, everything is built with the local pale coloured limestone and styled in the same fashion, making the Cotswolds a unique place to visit while you are in the UK.