2021 - Ultimate Trains, Plaines & Automobiles (& Ships)
2021 - Ibis Southampton - 4 Days - (CU4AID)
Planes, trains, cars and boats are all included in this exciting tour!
Come with us on a tour like no other, taking in planes, trains, boats and cars! We’ll be visiting two of England’s best motoring and aviation museums, plus there is a cruise in Portsmouth’s historic harbour and a ride on a classic steam train!
You’ll be staying at the Ibis hotel in Southampton, and will have some time to explore too. Being a port city Southampton is home to many museums and has a lot of interesting history to discover.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Ibis Southampton Hotel
Ibis Southampton Ideally positioned for sampling Southampton's bountiful nightlife and shopping scene, ibis Budget Southampton Centre features a bright, airy on-site café area for around-the-clock refreshments, modern business facilities, a vast, unlimited continental breakfast spread, and the friendliest service this side of the Solent. So, the bedrooms are comfortable yet simply furnished and West Quay Shopping Centre is a 5 minute walk away.
After joining the coach at one of our pick-up points we head south, stopping at Yeovil Fleet Air Museum along the way. Rejoin the coach and go onwards to Southampton. Settle into the hotel and find dinner at the restaurant or close by in the city.
Start your day with breakfast before heading out on one of our included excursions to Portsmouth and Lymington. Return to Southampton every evening for dinner.
After a final breakfast, we head north for a ride on the Watercress Line railway. Then rejoin the coach and head back home in the afternoon, we convenient stops along the way.
Yeovil Fleet Air Arm Museum
The Fleet Air Museum is the largest naval aviation collection in Europe. The history of the Royal Navy is preserved in this incredible collection. There are four exhibition halls, over 90 aircraft and over 2 million records and thousands of artefacts to browse through on your visit. Highlights include the first British Concorde and the aricraft carrier experience.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard + Harbour Cruise
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s Full Navy Ticket takes the guesswork out of planning the perfect day out as it includes unlimited entry to all attractions, ships and museums, and even gets you out on the water on the Harbour Tour boat trip. Your first view will be the massive masts of the Victorian powerhouse HMS Warrior 1860, dominating the skyline as she floats majestically on the water. You will be spoilt choice as to what to see next from iconic ships like HMS Victory through to exhibitions and galleries celebrating our proud naval history, this attraction will keep everyone entertained for hours on end.
Beaulieu National Motor Museum & Lymington
From the earliest motor carriages to classic saloons, the Beaulieu National Motor Museum has one of the finest collections of cars, motorcycles and memorabilia in the world. Visitors can see legendary F1 cars and land speed record breakers alongside motoring toys and more. You can see the oldest cars in the collection from 1875 and learn about the evolution of the car over the last few centuries. There is something for every car enthusiast here!
The historic town of Lymington offers plenty for visitors. The coastal town is located at the edge of the New Forest and boasts a rich maritime history as it was home to a ship building industry and today has three marinas full of exciting sailing yachts and fishing boats. Away from the harbour and quay, tourists can enjoy the Georgian and Victorian architecture and pop into the St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery.
The Watercress Line
The Mid Hants Railway, known as the Watercress Line due the line being used to transport watercress, runs between Alresford and Alton and preserves an important piece of 1940s – 70s railway heritage. The fleet of steam locomotives take passengers over hills, called ‘going over the Alps’ and along the way you’ll have lovely views of the Hampshire with stops along the way to see the engines and carriages being restored.
- Reserved Coach travel throughout
- 3 nights bed & breakfast
- Entry to Yeovil Fleet Air Museum (outward journey)
- Excursion to Portsmouth Historic Docks & cruise
- Entry to Beaulieu National Motor Museum Excursion to Lyminton
- Ride on the Watercress Line (return journey)
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
- Swansea West
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. Please make sure that you also read our Important Holiday Information & Enhanced Hygiene Protocols which we update from time to time.
We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please get in touch with us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps too. Sometimes, the order of excursions can change when you are on tour. We will try not to change things, but want to make you aware that this can happen.
COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND & TRAVELLING SAFELY
It is important that you familiarise yourself with our Enhanced Hygiene Protocols booklet as this will give you a clearer picture of what to expect when you travel, what we are doing to keep you safe, and what you can do to protect yourself and those around. These Protocols are updated from time to time, so please re-check just before you travel.
Please remember that you will also need to keep up-to-date with latest government advice and requirements.
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