From a Lofty Height to the Isle of Wight

Our new tour makes the most of Hampshire’s long maritime history, with a visit to the fantastic Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and nostalgic hovercraft journey to the Isle of Wight. We also enjoy breathtaking and far-reaching views from the Spinnaker Tower observation deck and a guided tour of the iconic Bombay Sapphire Distillery.
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Portsmouth Historic Dockyard & Spinnaker Tower
Today, we visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with full access to enjoy the many
superb attractions. Highlights include HMS Victory, Nelson’s famous flagship from the
Battle of Trafalgar; the Mary Rose Museum, which displays the remains and recovered
objects of the flagship of Henry VIII; and HMS Warrior 1860, the largest and fastest of
all Royal Navy ships. This afternoon, we experience the dizzy heights of Spinnaker
Tower, which stands at 170 metres tall. We enjoy the breathtaking 23 mile views over
Portsmouth Harbour, the city, the Solent, the South Downs and the Isle of Wight.

Day 3 Winchester & Bombay Sapphire Distillery
This morning, we visit the historic city of Winchester. Here we can explore the medieval
cathedral with its fascinating 17th century Morley Library, the Norman crypt and the
Winchester Bible dating back to the 12th century. In the afternoon, we head to rural
Hampshire to enjoy a guided tour of the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, where we discover the Glasshouses, the Botanical Dry Room and the Dakin Still House before
enjoying a drink suited to our personal taste profile in the Mill Bar.

Day 4 Isle of Wight
Today we have a real treat in store as we head to Southsea to catch the Hovercraft to
the Isle of Wight, not just for the crossing but for an exciting Hovertravel Experience,
during which the hovercraft capabilities are demonstrated. On arrival in Ryde we meet
the pilot for tour and inside look at the hovercraft. We have free time in Ryde for lunch
before returning to mainland via hovercraft once more.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
Legend

The Langstone Quays Resort

Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAA+
The modern 4 star Langstone Quays Resort is located on the northern shore of Hayling Island, just 8 miles from Portsmouth city centre. The hotel offers stunning views over Langstone and Chichester Harbour. Its 148 spacious rooms are beautifully decorated and equipped with hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant occupies a prominent position overlooking the Langstone Harbour & Estuary, while the bar and lounge offers a relaxing and comfortable area in which to enjoy a drink and socialise with newfound friends. The hotel also provides an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room as well as a gym and beauty treatments.

Langstone Quays Resort

Hayling Island, Portsmouth
4 Nights Half Board
Twin from £334pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £118
Based on Monday arrivals

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
• Entrance to Spinnaker Tower
• Guided tour of Bombay Sapphire Distillery
• Hovercraft return crossing Southsea - Ryde
• Hovercraft meet the pilot experience on board & tour
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£334 for 5 days

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