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Luxury South Coast Explorer

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9010

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

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On the great 5-day midweek tour, we discover Hampshire and the beautiful South Downs of England. Based in a fabulous waterfront hotel surrounded by maritime history, our included excursions take in some of the best of the surrounding area.

Nestled on the south coast, located in the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the 4-star Langstone Quays Resort offers a stunning harbour-side setting, perfect for a relaxing getaway. Contemporary rooms, super dining and a modern leisure club make this a great place to stay and unwind. 

We include visits to the lovely Georgian town of Chichester which retains its charm as an ancient cathedral city, plus the unique market town of Arundel, dominated by its castle with many individual shops and tea rooms. Portsmouth is a great Waterfront City where history and culture collide. You may wish to visit the Spinnaker Tower which soars 170 metres above the Solent, explore Gunwharf Quays with many with shops, bars and restaurants or head to the Historic Dockyard, home to many famous historic ships. We also have time to discover 1000 years of rural life at the wonderful Weald and Downland Living Museum, an open-air museum which is perhaps better known as the home of the much loved BBC hit programme The Repair Shop.

An ideal choice for:

* Anyone looking to explore a new destination!
* Lovers of great sightseeing or shopping
* People who like a mix of being looked after with time to explore at their own pace too

PRICE FROM ? £419 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach at your convenient pick up point this morning before we head for Hayling Island in Hampshire. Arriving at our resort hotel perhaps unwind in the lovely onsite leisure facilities or enjoy a drink in the bar before enjoying our first nights dinner. 

Days 2-4

Enjoy hearty breakfasts every day, enjoy the facilities and fabulous setting of your hotel. Make sure you join us on some or all of our INCLUDED excursions taking in some of the best highlights the area has to offer. Return to your hotel every evening ready for a tasty meal and with stories to tell...

With its fabulous medieval Cathedral, the charming butter cross in the centre of its Roman street plan and buildings from every era, Chichester lives and breathes its history whilst also being home to a host of fabulous independent shops, pubs, restaurants, pavement cafés and a number of galleries. Be sure to spend time exploring all that this ancient city has to offer. In addition we will also enjoy a visit to the lovely, unspoilt market town of Arundel dominated by its castle and cathedral.

We include time at the unique Weald And Downland Living Museum where a vast array of rural buildings and artifacts from across Sussex have been reassembled to give a taste of life in times gone by. The Museum has more recently found fame as the home to the much loved BBC programme The Repair Shop.

You can also enjoy a free day in Portsmouth which has plenty to offer. Discover the town's maritime history which is second to none. The Historic Dockyard is home to Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory and Henry VIII's Mary Rose, as well as many others plus numerous naval museums. Explore the vibrant waterfront, spend time shopping in Gunwharf Quays, a rejuvenated area with bars, shops and restaurants or visit the Spinnaker Tower for incredible panoramic views soaring 170 metres above the Solent.

Day 5

After our final breakfast today we board our comfortable coach for the last time and head for home with suitable stops on the way, full of memories with our newly made friends.

Chichester

Chichester is a Roman cathedral city and the only city in West Sussex. There is history on every corner, from the Tudor Market Cross to the dominant Norman Cathedral. The city is mostly pedestrianised with lots of spaces to enjoy lunch outside and the Cathedral and museum are right in the heart of the city.

Arundel

The beautiful market town of Arundel is rich in history and culture, and dominated by its Gothic cathedral and Norman castle, straight out of a medieval picture book, home to the Dukes of Norfolk for over a thousand years. You will discover more than you’d expect in the town that combines a thousand years of history with independent shops, contemporary galleries, places to eat and drink and great attractions. Arundel really is one of the gems of Sussex.

Portsmouth

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationPortsmouth in Hampshire is located on Portsea Island and has a population of approximately 238,000. To the east is Langstone Harbour and to the west is Portsmouth Harbour, a busy sheltered harbour which is the home of the Royal Navy as well as cross channel ferries, fishing boats and many yachts and pleasure craft. On the southern tip of Portsea Island is Southsea with sea views across The Solent to the Isle of Wight. Portsmouth is proud of it's naval history and you could visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which is home to a world class selection of historic ships including Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, the world's first iron hulled armoured ship and the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's Tudor warship. The city is packed with shops, restaurants and bars, leaving you with plenty of options if you want to explore on your own. If you want to get some of the best views, visit the fabulous Spinnaker Tower offering views stretching up 23 miles on a clear day. 

Weald & Downland Living Museum

The unique Weald & Downland Living Museum is a hidden gem in the South of England, quintessentially British in a picture perfect setting. A museum for those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by. Whether you are 5 or 95 there is something for everyone! This open-air museum has a collection of over 50 buildings spanning a period of 600 years. Enjoy waterside dining at the Museum’s café with fantastic views overlooking the millpond and watermill.

More recently it is also known for being the site of the hugely popular BBC TV series ‘The Repair Shop’. However, please note that it is a closed film set and is not accessible to the public. The set including the outside of the barn is visible from a short distance but there is no public access beyond that point.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English Breakfast and Evening Meals
  • Entrance to The Weald & Downland Living Museum
  • Excursion To Arundel and Chichester
  • Excursion to Portsmouth
  • Direct coach travel
  • Net zero carbon offset certificate
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Accommodation

Langstone Quays Resort Hayling Island

The modern 4 star Langstone Quays Resort is located on the northern shore of Hayling Island. The hotel offers stunning views over Langstone and Chichester Harbour and boasts a private walled garden and breath-taking grounds situated on the waterside. Its 148 spacious bedrooms 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. Please note there is no lift to the bedrooms. However, there are a number of ground floor rooms available on request.

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