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Hovercraft Portsmouth To Ryde

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 1 days
  • Board Basis: N/A
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK3112

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

Hovercraft Portsmouth to Ryde Isle Of Wight

Portsmouth is packed with things to do and fast becoming Britain's favourite waterfront destination, with more and more to offer every year. Enjoy Portsmouth's irresistible mix of history and heritage, specialist shopping, lively arts, great restaurants and bars and a programme of year round events.

Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent and is the world's longest running and only commercial hovercraft operator in Europe. Our passenger ferry service takes you directly to the shore at Southsea or Ryde in just 10 minutes.

Ryde is the largest town on the Isle of Wight, and with its prominent position along the seafront and hovercraft and passenger ferry links it is little wonder it is often referred to as “The Gateway to the Island”. In addition to an expanse of sandy beaches which stretch right along the town, Ryde has a great selection of boutique shops, museums and galleries for you to visit along with lots of other things to see and do along its esplanade.

Ryde offers a great variety of things to do which will interest all ages, not least of which are the hovercraft and catamaran ferry from which you can travel to and from the mainland. Hovertravel are the world's oldest hovercraft operator and operate the last remaining hovercraft passenger service in Britain, whereas a trip on the Wightlink catamaran service will take you down Ryde's recently restored early 19th century pier, which carries both vehicle traffic and train services.

Head along Ryde esplanade and you will encounter a number of great places for family entertainment, including the ice rink and superbowl. Further along there is a fun fair for young children and a very popular canoe lake which leads on to Ryde's sandy beaches. At low tide the sea goes out a long way making it a popular place for sports and outdoor activities, and a regular venue for beach soccer tournaments. Continue along the seafront and you will discover the imposing Appley Tower, which is situated at the back of Appley beach, and even further along this walk you will reach the Victorian Fortification Battery at Puckpool Park.

The Isle of Wight is home to more than 60 attractions, offers miles of sandy beaches, unspoilt scenery, a wealth of accommodation and dining venues. From wildlife parks, historic buildings, theme parks, museums and galleries the Island offers something for everyone.

Depart Approx. 17.30

Adult 16+

Child - age 5-15

Child age 4 and under - travel free on Hovercraft.

NB. Children under 2 will not have a seat on the coach and can sit on adult lap. Child 2+ must have a coach seat.

PRICE FROM ? £50 per person
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