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Spitfires & Steam on the Scenic Solent In Spring

Spitfires & Steam on the Scenic Solent In Spring

From our base in historic Southampton, home to the impressive Spitfire, we include excursions to the tranquil Furzey Gardens, a journey on the Watercress Line Railway and visits to Oxford, Lyndhurst and Winchester.

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One of the loveliest times of the year to go away, spring welcomes milder weather, less crowds and on this brand-new break, you will find that there is still plenty to see and do! From our base in historic Southampton, home to the impressive Spitfire, we include excursions to the tranquil Furzey Gardens, a journey on the Watercress Line Railway and visits to Oxford, Lyndhurst and Winchester.

 

Includes

Return luxury coach travel on 'The Optimum Experience' vehicle

4 nights half board

Visit to Oxford en route on day 1

Visits to Lyndhurst & Winchester

Admission into Furzey Gardens & Solent Sky Museum

Journey on the Watercress Line Railway

Free time in Southampton

 

Please note this price does not include our door-to-door, to add this service please tick the option at checkout.

 

  

NEW FOREST &

FURZEY GARDENS (FULL DAY): We will begin our day with a scenic drive through the New Forest National Park, once the hunting grounds of kings and queens, to the delightful village of Lyndhurst, known as the capital of The New Forest. We also visit the enchanting Furzey Gardens, a hidden gem of informal winding paths and natural beauty, with spectacular views across the New Forest towards the Isle of Wight. As nature begins to wake up from her winter slumber, a riot of colour explodes as beautiful spring blossoms, magnificent magnolia, rhododendrons, and azaleas burst into bloom, surrounded by carpets of spring bulb displays including crocus, snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells.

SOUTHAMPTON

(FULL DAY): The historic city of Southampton is a major port and home to the longest surviving stretch of medieval walls, boasting inspirational art galleries and fascinating museums. With lots of opportunities to shop and sightsee, explore the chic waterfront Ocean Village Marina or head to the refurbished timber-framed Tudor House and Gardens in the Old Town, home to over 800 years of history. Visit the Solent Sky Museum, depicting the incredible story of aviation around the Solent once the centre for world aviation research with exhibits including the Harrier, Tiger Moth and of course in its Southampton birthplace, the mighty Spitfire!

WINCHESTER &

THE WATERCRESS LINE (FULL DAY): We visit the ancient city of Winchester, located on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Known for its magnificent cathedral and The Great Hall which houses the greatest symbol of medieval mythology - the round table linked to King Arthur. We also include a journey on the Watercress Line for a scenic 19th century heritage rail journey into the Golden Age of Steam, travelling through vintage stations and enjoying mile after mile of beautiful Hampshire countryside.

Jurys Inn Southampton ****

 

 

Overlooking East Park, Jurys Inn is located in Southampton centre and offers a modern restaurant, relaxing bar, stylish guest rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.

 

Hotel Facilities:

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Lift

  • Wi-Fi

 

The Optimum Experience...

 

We are pleased to introduce our NEW luxury range 'the Optimum Experience' by Skills which will feature a selection of our 2021 holiday packages.

With an elegant and stylish design, our Optimum Experience offers amazing passenger comfort with soft, wide seats, generous onboard legroom and moveable headrest that ensures you're as comfortable and relaxed as possible as soon as you find your seat.

 

 

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Alfreton, Hall Street Alfreton - Surcharge £10pp,
Hall Street, Bus station, DE55 7BT
Arnold High St Bus Stop Arnold High Street Bus stop,
Outside leisure centre car park, NG5 7EE
Beeston, Lace Road Beeston Lace Road, behind the Cricketers pub
NG9 2LA
Bulwell Aldi Bus Stop Bulwell, Aldi Bus stop SW12
Sellers Wood drive, NG6 8GE
Chesterfield Bus Station Chesterfield Coach Station,, Beckingham Way
S40 1TH
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AY
East Midlands Parkway East Midlands Parkway
Nottingham, NG11 0EB
Heanor Market Place Heanor Market Place, Wilmott Street Surcharge £10p
(Market Square side) DE75 7EG
Ilkeston, Wharncliffe Rd Ilkeston, Wharncliffe Rd, Surcharge £10pp
outside CO-OP DE7 5GF
Leicester Bus Stand CH Charles Street, Bus stand CH , Outside Bistro Live
Leicester, LE1 1HL
Leicester, Bus Stand CH Charles Street, Bus stand CH , Outside Bistro Live
Leicester, LE1 1HL
Long Eaton, The Green Long Eaton, The Green
Outside Wilkinsons, NG10 1HQ
Loughborough Amber rooms Loughborough Amber rooms, The Rushes
LE11 5BE
Lutterworth, George St Lutterworth George Street, outside Wycliffe rooms
LE17 4EG
Mansfield Bus Station Mansfield Bus station , Bay A
Quaker Way, Mansfield, NG18 1JJ
Meadowhall Interchange Meadow Hall Interchange, Bay C3
Meadowhall Road, Sheffield, S9 1EP
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE
Ripley, Market Place Ripley, Market Place, Surcharge £10pp
Express Stand DE5 3FJ
Rotherham,Interchange Bay Rotherham £15pp Surcharge , Interchange Bay C1/ C2
Frederick Street, S60 1QB
Sheffield Pond Hill Pond Hill, Opposite Penny Black Public House
S1 2BG
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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