Wonderful Winchester, The New Forest & Cream Tea At Beaulieu
Join us on this fabulous weekend to the south coast of England. You'll stay in the heart of Southampton at the historic Mercure Dolphin Hotel, which is an ideal base for our excursions. You'll have time to enjoy a wonderful excursion into the New Forest along with a delicious cream tea at Beaulieu, home to the National Motor Museum. There will also be a visit to the cathedral city of Winchester en route along with some free time in Southampton before your journey home. What fun!
An ideal choice for:
* Anyone who loves the south coast of England
* People who love an action packed weekend with everything taken care of
* Couples and friends who just love a great value weekend break
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Join your comfortable coach at your convenient local pick up point this morning, and head for the beautiful cathedral city of Winchester, where you will have ample free time to explore and maybe grab some food or souvenirs? Rejoin your coach and continue to Southampton and your comfortable, historic hotel, set right in the heart of the city. Check in and relax before dinner and maybe a drink at the bar?
Day 2Enjoy a hearty breakfast each morning that will set you up for whatever you have planned for the day. Feel free to explore Southampton or join us on our fabulous INCLUDED excursion through the New Forest and to Beaulieu and that cream tea you've been promising yourself!. Return to your hotel in the evening for a tasty dinner and an opportunity to share your stories with your fellow travellers.
This may be the final day of your weekend away, but the fun is far from over! After a final hearty breakfast you'll have time to explore Southampton before it is then finally time to bid farewell and reboard your comfortable coach for a relaxing journey home full of lovely memories and with your newly made friends.
WinchesterINCLUDED Visitor DestinationAn unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the rolling South Downs, Winchester is England's ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great. Today, Winchester combines the best of city life with the freshness of the surrounding countryside. Home of good food and the country's largest farmers' market, birthplace of the modern game of cricket, resting place of author Jane Austen and inspiration to the many craft-makers and artists who live here, Winchester is truly a destination for all seasons. Popular for its bustling shopping streets, its floral summer season and quirky open air events, it is most well-known for its eleventh century Cathedral and for its Great Hall, which for over 700 years has housed the mysterious King Athur's Round Table. The many bars, traditional pubs and restaurants make eating out a pleasure, and there are pretty riverside walks past tranquil water meadows. Your included walking tour will help bring this most ancient of cities to life with its history and hidden stories and secrets. You can also enjoy free time to explore more at your own leisure.
New Forest & LymingtonINCLUDED Visitor DestinationWild horses won’t be able to drag you away from the New Forest once you’ve experienced its peace and fallen in love with the forest’s idyllic glades, ancient woodland, open moors, heathland and cliff top walks. Proclaimed a royal forest by William the Conqueror, this beautiful and natural area covers over 71,000 acres of the south coast. An amazing holiday destination in itself, escape to a world where ponies, cattle, donkeys and deer roam free in this stunning natural habitat.
Situated on the west bank of the Lymington River, in the heart of the New Forest, Lymington is a major yachting centre with three marinas. We recommend a wander through the pretty cobbled streets of the old town and on to The Quay to watch the luxury yachts and fishing boats come and go. The High Street is made up of an eclectic mix of Georgian, Victorian, Art Deco and Medieval architecture, and a hive of activity with great shopping and tasty treats waiting to be discovered.
Beaulieu National Motor Museum & Cream TeaINCLUDED Visitor DestinationIn the heart of the glorious New Forest, the 13th century village of Beaulieu lives up to its meaning of beautiful place, set at the head of the river of the same name. Here you will find the world famous National Motor Museum, home to over 250 vehicles telling the history of motoring. You can also visit Palace House and Gardens, home of the Montagu family since 1538, the remains of Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear where you can see some of the vehicles from the programme's most ambitious challenges. Ride on the high level Monorail or climb aboard the replica 1912 open top London bus for a fun way to see Beaulieu's sights. This is a rare combination of historic beauty combined with modern age transport which will delight everyone and we have even included a cream tea for you to enjoy whilst you are there.
- 2 nights hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
- Visit to Winchester
- Excursion into the New Forest including time in Lymington
- Visit to Beaulieu with entrance to the motor museum and cream tea
- Free time to enjoy Southampton
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
The 4-star Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin is a 99 bedroom Grade II listed building which has stood at the heart of the city for over 500 years. The hotel offers a modern and contemporary feel, while retaining its traditional appeal and many of its original features have been preserved. It is within walking distance of the main shopping areas and Sea City museum. All of the ensuite bedrooms have complimentary WiFi access, flatscreen TV with satellite channels, hair dryer, iron and board, safe, tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial telephone. There is a restaurant and a bar/lounge. The hotel has a lift which serves most floors.For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window) Back to top