South Coast Sea Ports Shopper
4 daysA great opportunity to get ahead with your Christmas shopping and enjoy the atmosphere of the Ocean Village. A bustling modern development surrounding a yacht-filled marina on the River Itchen. Steakhouses, brasseries, international restaurants, and hip hotels with terrace bars sit alongside the prestigious Royal Southampton Yacht Club on the waterfront, overlooked by residential towers. A visit to the vibrant waterfront city - Portsmouth, a dynamic city packed with great reasons to visit. From the pomp and ceremony of their proud naval and maritime heritage, to towering world-class visitor attractions; museums and galleries; unique shopping destinations; great food and drink; and miles of beautiful waterfront, Portsmouth offers something for absolutely everyone. There are lots of things to do in Portsmouth, with magnificent museums, contemporary art galleries, two cathedrals, a diverse literary heritage. A look at tranquil Lyndhurst in the New Forest is a must on this weekend.
PRICE FROM ? £369 per person
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your ItineraryDay 1- From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your weekend begins. After joining your coach heading to the South coast there will be a comfort stop en route to Chilworth Manor. 3 nights here with breakfast & dinner included.
Days 2 - 3 - At leisure with 2 included excursions.
Southampton's Ocean Village & Lyndhurst
In the shelter of Southampton Water, and right in the heart of the city itself, Ocean Village is much more than a marina. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, a cinema and bars, it offers outstanding recreational facilities. The basin, formerly used for commercial ships, is deep enough to offer mooring facilities for tall ships and large yachts. It has also become famous for hosting the start or finish of round-the-world yacht races. The marina is home to a £50m luxury spa hotel complex, the city's tallest building, and exciting new restaurant and retail openings.
Mid - afternoon depart and head to Lyndhurst - known as the capital of The New Forest since William the Conqueror established it as a royal hunting ground in 1079. Lyndhurst has been visited by kings and queens staying at the Royal Manor throughout the centuries. Today, Lyndhurst remains the administrative heart of the New Forest.
Portsmouth is a top destination for history buffs, with naval, literary and Victorian history around every corner. From castles to cathedrals, forts to frigates, Portsmouth has the lot.
Whether it's the breath-taking panoramic views from atop the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, enjoying a spot of lunch watching the boats coming in, or simply enjoying a walk along the promenade, Portsmouth is a great place to visit anytime of the year.
Day 4 - Breakfast and depart. On your return journey to interchange a stop will be made for refreshments. Onwards to your home- towns mid evening. Back to top
AccommodationChilworth Manor, Chilworth, Southampton
Stay in this impressive Edwardian manor house set in 12 acres of beautiful gardens. It has en suite rooms, a pool, a hot tub and free Wi-Fi. The stylish rooms all have flat-screen satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Best Western Chilworth Manor has fantastic leisure facilities including a hydrotherapy spa pool, sauna and steam room. Lift to some rooms. Back to top