Includes return ferry crossings to the Isle!

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.

tour durationDuration: Daytrip
age range Age Range: 10 - 80yrs
tour pace Pace: Relaxed
group size Group Size: 25 - 50

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cross the Solent by Ferry, a 30-minute ride from Portsmouth
  • Enjoy shopping at Gunwharf Quays
  • See the HMS Victory, the most famous British ship, commanded by Lord Nelson during the Battle of Waterloo
  • See The Needles which rise 30 metres from the sea, one of the mst photographed group of rocks on the world
  • Visit Godshill, home to 500-year old thatched houses
  • Try traditional English cream tea
  • Enjoy an scenic drive through the New Forest, once a hunting ground, now home to ponies and horses

WHATS INCLUDED

  • Return travel by executive coach & ferry
  • Services of an experienced tour leader
  • Guided tour of Portsmouth, the UK’s premier waterfront destination with centuries of naval history
  • Elevator ride to the top of the Spinnaker Tower for magnificent views (optional extra charge)
  • Guided coach tour of the Isle of Wight’s favourite sights including the Needles and one of England’s prettiest villages Godshill
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AVAILABILITY

Sun. 3rd Mar 2019GBP £50

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ITINERARY

Morning

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.

Afternoon

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.

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